Intro: My name is XJsavage. I am the warlock of Zante Plantation. (Zante: Greek; meaning "wooded". Plantation: A place of new growth, historically; a colony). I inhabit the forests and swamps of Congaree and Cowasee river basin at the convergence of the Congaree and Wateree river where it forms the Santee. I am the protector of this place and all that call it home. This area millions of years ago was forged by magic and is home to the largest old growth timber in North America. My new step father is a retired South Carolina historian, focusing on the counties I dwell and keeps me up to date on the history of these counties. Recent research has sparked my interest in the steamboats, that during the 1800s used to navigate these very river systems from coast to inland. This build I call "Steampunk" is a collection of parts and ideas from builds past, using some of my favorite aspects of all I've driven and wheeled. It is a day by day glimpse into the life of a madman. A native South Carolinian that lives to wander freely. This is his story and a bit of history. From the twisted mind that created SAVAGE AMUSEMENT, I give to you.... PROJECT STEAMPUNK Since I live in an ancient mansion in the woods, naturally it's tough to find a secure place to build stuff. Back in the early 1800s, garages were not quite standard. I do however have a root cellar, but having a vehicle torn down and strewn about down there would obstruct my access to the sistren. I may walk down one night with candle in hand, trip and fall in. I don't want to do that. So I use an old pole barn constructed by my late father on the property to build this. It leaks, but it suits my needs. I started with a pristine '95 YJ. It was a fresh 4cyl California Jeep at one time. First thing I did was start by cleaning and painting the frame, taking away anything that didn't need to be there. A good coating of rustoleum on the frame: Tub is cleaned and undercoated.