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154 1303 20 Ground Up To The Rubicon Part 1 Wrenching On The Jeep Cj In Parking Lot

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Day two ended in South Lake Tahoe, California. We made it! We were to start the trail the next afternoon so this was our last chance to prep. Mike repaired a leaky power steering fitting on the ’75 CJ-5 in the parking lot of the local parts store. By some miracle, Ground-Up was still running quite well, although a slight fitment issue with the hood and radiator cap had been causing the cap to loosen with some coolant loss. A little butch work with some pliers, a screwdriver, and a hammer provided clearance. For more of this part of the adventure, visit our website at jpmagazine.com/ground_up_rubicon_extras and be sure to tune in next month for the rest of the story.

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