Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sexy Tractor

Looking forward to all the upcoming projects. The "Kubota" and I will be good friends.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Elk Hunt

BIG Black Bear. Will make a nice Bear Rug.

This was one of the three bunk houses at camp. Very nice accomodations!

Sharp knife makes a big difference! Working on my elk while the other guys were finishing the Bull Elk.

Nice to have heavy machinery to pick these guys up. The work continues.

Got em loaded and off the mountain. Celebration! Now it's on to camp with lot's of work to do.

It was 80 degrees on Tuesday- rained all night and was snowing Wednesday morning. We shot the Elk Wednesday morning. It was cold and wet! As you can see it was a good thing we had a winch on the Polaris.

It was quite a job getting these guys loaded up.

These are the other two Elk shot. All three were shot at the same time.

This was a BIG COW! It was no small feat getting the 3 Elk off the mountain and loaded up.

The shot.

This picture gives you some feel for the country
we were hunting.

Leaving out...looking back at camp.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Steak Night at Pops and ______'s (Still working on Becki's name), Andy was taking a "Fall Break" from Texas Tech this week. Andy did an excellent job on the steaks. Must be all that time spent at Cagel's.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pedal Power

Ok...I've decided that 50+ is going to get ugly if I don't get into shape. I twisted off and purchased a new bike today. I think it is going to look cool on the back of the jeep. Next stop biking shorts.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday night

Headed to "Zen 721" for dinner

Sunday, August 9, 2009


There is a new Red Raider Graduate in the house. This weekend we attended and enjoyed Andy's Graduation at Texas Tech University. This weekend was a milestone for Andy that Becki and I are very proud to be part of. It was wonderful to have our Families in Lubbock to help celebrate the occasion. I know Andy appreciated all the support yesterday and over the years leading up to this event. We are looking forward to see where it leads and to many more good memories.
If anyone has additional pictures we would love to see them.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Poole Party

I'm a little slow with this posting, but thats the way it is. Last weekend Vicki, Claire and Clint Poole flew into Amarillo to spend a weekend wih us. The weather was perfect which allowed us to enjoy all the outdoor activities. These included shopping for the girls, Gun Range and Golf for Clint and I as well as plenty of Jeeping for Clint and Claire. Everyone enjoyed the swimming pool, nice meals together and church.

I've attached a view pictures. Sorry about the quality, but they were taken with my phone.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dash Splash

Took a break from painting and worked on my Jeep a little this weekend. I decided to shine up the Dash. Used a littel rubbing compound and it came to life. Really looks nice. The speedometer is not accurate because of the oversized tire so I decided to take the GPS with me to figure this out. (speedometer is 10 miles an hour slow) I was going to remove an old braket off the dash, but decided to use it. I had to do a little welding and fabrication, but now the GPS is mounted. It is neat because it has a compass and shows your speed both at the same time - not to mention a road map when needed. Also did some welding on the spare tire rack which solved a couple of little issues.

Beck's paint

Progress on the Master bathroom is coming along nicely. Becki has been busy painting and I put up some new lights and towel racks. (New towels are coming). May even have an option besides green. Just in case you forgot I added a picture of the old look. Next...tile floors in both bathrooms.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Little things

I can't help myself I have to work on something. Today I changed out the steering stabilizer. It looks good and should make a difference.

Moving on..

Now that we are driving the jeep it is time for one of Becki's projects. We (Becki) has been stripping wall paper in our master bathroom. I don't know how we lived with this hideous paper for two years, but it is coming off. It is time to get rid of the "GOLD" fixtures also.

This is going to make such as difference!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July

This was a great 4th for the Bean's. Alan and Marie came up from Austin and Andy came up from Lubbock (TECH) to celebrate and visit. We all spent some time in Miami. We had a nice steak and visit with Mom and Charles. Late in the evening we went out North of town and enjoyed a perfect evening driving around in the pasture. Had to do some shooting of course and check out
Charles' new barn. Saturday was a fun filled day in Canadian - Parade, sight seeing, Movie, Rodeo, Fireworks and Dance. Canadian is looking great with lots of new businesses and homes. It is amazing how pretty it is once you get to Miami and Canadian! Photo courtesy of Marie Bean

We had a fun time "Tailgating" at the park waiting on the Fireworks and Dance.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Me and my Dog

This evening Gracie and I went on a ride to the creek. She really likes riding in the jeep and enjoyed playing in the water. When we got back I washed the jeep and Gracie. Becki even took the jeep out for a spin.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Winding down

The major work is done. Today I picked up the front drive shaft from A&I Driveline. Installed it this evening. The barrell or shaft was replaced because the original had a slight bend in it. Would have made for a little vibration. I had to mess with the speedometer cable as it was not working. Works now. Oh and I fixed the battery so it fits nice and tight.

The jeep starts and sounds great. Purrs like a kitten. I was thinking the exhaust system was going to need to be replaced, but with a little work it is nice and tight and sounds good. I messed with the 4-wheel drive this evening. It all seems to work fine. I did notice it doesn't fit the pattern on the shifter knob though. Probably not the original knob.

Yesterday I took apart the steering column to replace the key lock cylinder. Now that was interesting. It would be easy next time, but that first time - boy I wasn't for sure what I had gotten into. Notice the coyote call blinker knob. It was the first thing I found that fit and it stuck.

Also put the spare tire rack back on and fixed it so it didn't rattle. I think it looks better with the spare tire on the back.

Well, I believe I'm ready to get it inspected and hit the road or off-road.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Additonal pics

Saturday 27, 2009

Work on gas tank. Fuel gauge wasn't working
I purchased a new float and sending unit.
It works now!

It's alive.

Well, I was looking forward to today all week as my plan was to start it up and drive it. I began with the fuel tank. It was in worse shape than I imagined. I will be ordering a new tank as this one is rusted bad inside and out. I patched a hole in the tank first thing and ground all the rust off the tank and skid plate. Once it was all repaired and painted I reinstalled it. I flushed out all the fuel lines and intalled new filters. Other than the fuel tank I had to finish mounting the clutch rod and the rest of the mechanism underneath. I wasn't satisfied that the distributor was installed correctly so I read my book and decided to turn it 1/2 turn and moved all the plug wires. (Good decision as it all worked.) Topped off the antifreeze checked everything over one more time and gave it a go. I had Becki turn the key, but we had minimal success as it only ran on the gas I was pouring in the carburator. I bought a new fuel pump and tried it again . BINGO it started and ran perfect. At 3:54 pm I had a smile on my face. Really sounded nice and smooth. I decided to finish a little project on the front disc brakes before the first test drive. I took it out for a short trip around the neighborhood and it started raining so I put it up for the day and cleaned the garage, put away all the tools and installed the passenger seat. Now I'm ready to detail the interior and work on other items as I have time. Im excited about taking it out and about. It really scoots around and is fun to drive! Attached are a few pictures of the first outing.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Grill is back.

It looks odd to see the hood closed again with the headlights and grill. It definitely improves the curb appeal of our house when the garage is open.

Before and after.

Just about finished. I need to pull the fuel tank this weekend and purge all the old gas out of the system. Once I have clean fuel I'm ready to turn the crank. Thought it would be interesting to see some before and after pics.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Look working parts!

It's coming together one piece at a time.