When my friends and family hear I bought a jeep they smile knowingly and make some comment about 'another midlife crisis'. It's far too late for that. Midlife was quite some time ago. The Jeep now has new bumpers, sliders and tube doors. The top is off as well. And you can bet I simply had to take it for a spin as soon as we were done bolting on the new parts. As I drove leisurely down the road in the sunshine I simply had to smile for it was a whole lot of fun. After driving automatics for decades it was a delight to shift the gears by hand too. With the wind rushing by and a wide open view I was reminded of the last time I drove such a vehicle thirty-five years ago.