Shoulda Got A Jeep
One day, my friend,
Jason and I were on a trail ride together. Jason's rig is a '98
Dodge Quad Cab pickup. Very nice and well setup. He decided that
he was wheeling it too hard and that he needed to get himself a
dedicated trail rig. He had heard about an old Toyota FJ-40 that
was for sale...cheap. We talked about it and discussed the pros
and cons of the FJ-40 against, say, a Jeep CJ-7.
Now, before I go
any further, let me state right here, that I absolutely love
FJ-40's. I love all 4x4s, really, as long as they're not lowered!
So, as you read on, don't get any funny ideas about me being an
Ok, back to our
story. Jason decided to get the FJ and so I asked him if he was
going to be one of those FJ owners that wouldn't even talk to Jeep
owners and whether he would start spelling Jeep like J**p. He
swore up and down that he wouldn't become one of those guys. In
fact, he said, "I'll even let you put a Jeep sticker on the
FJ when I get it."
self-respecting Jeep owner couldn't pass that dare up! After Jason
got the FJ I paid him a visit to check it out. Turns out that I
had almost traded a guitar for this exact FJ two years prior, but
the owner wouldn't sell it to me because it "had too many
I had an "It's
a Jeep thing...you wouldn't understand" sticker with me. I
made Jason turn his head while I thought about what to put on his
FJ. I thought and thought and finally came up with what I could
cut up the letters and spell. I decided on "shoulda got a
Jeep" and stuck it on his tailgate. Jason looked and just
shook his head. We agreed that he would let me photograph it and
that he would leave it on there for at least one of our club runs.
Think about that
next time you take a dare from a Jeep owner!
coming to Jason's rescue on the street.