Not A Jeep?
Correction! NADDAJEEP! In the Jan. '11 issue in "Lift Laws," page 78, upper right, the photo of the bottom of a "CJ" said to have North Dakota plates is wrong. I was surprised to see my old Land Cruiser FJ40 in your magazine again. Péwé took that picture during the Dakota Territory Challenge. Oh, it is a Texas plate, and it reads "4-ROCKS." I may have to subscribe to the mag again after seeing my old 40 in there for a second time. Good stuff!
Yep, how that one slipped by I'll never know. I can't think of many CJ-7s that run Land Cruiser axles, the only easily identifiable item in the photo! Thanks for reading and letting us know.
First of all, I love your magazine and am a very happy subscriber!
Just a remark: In your reply to the "Safety First" letter in the Jan. '11 In Box, you state that the jackstands in the picture are rated well above what they are holding.
Well, I guess no one doubts that. The danger is not that they break, but that they fall over (to the sides or the front) if anyone stumbles against the truck or something falls against it or hits it. The letter writer referred to this by mentioning the small footprint the stands have.
I have seen a car fall down that was propped up by two jackstands similar to that. It was quite shocking, but fortunately no one was hurt.
It might not be very likely that something like that happens, but it is possible.
You are correct, but hopefully there isn't going to be a bull in the china shop. Regardless, it is good advice for everyone to heed all safety precautions, and please don't use bricks or cinder blocks as jackstands!
Last Letter On The Subject
I'm responding to Vince Taylor's Dec. '10 contribution, where he argues that Fred Schafer drove Bigfoot, not Barefoot ("Monster Mis-ID," In Box).
As a longtime monster truck fan, I used to watch monster trucks race on TV every week. In the '90s, Schafer drove the blue Chevy Barefoot. Around 1994 he switched allegiance and Barefoot became a red Dodge. Taylor may have gotten Jim Cramer-one of the original Bigfoot drivers-confused with Schafer. Trust me on this.
We trust you, Mark. Thanks for the clarification.