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FD survey and possible work weekend July 25-27
July 22, 2008
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"rainfly" wrote:

John's post on PBB made it sound like you made it through without any issues. lol

We didn't catch the problem until we were airing up. So, no problem πŸ˜€

I used to wheel a lot. . .

July 22, 2008
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We did make it through with no problems. We were moving pretty good. Driving time from the staging area at Eagle lakes to Meadow Lake was 4 hours. That was with a lunch break and a couple pit stops. Gee, I wonder why I broke something lol

After winch hill 3, I kept hearing a clunking noise and was noticing that my driver rear was bottoming out really easy. I didn't check on it until we aired up.I have a single bracket that holds my lower control arm and my upper triangulated arm. The bracket was almost completely torn from the belly pan. There was a 1 inch weld holding the arms on. And my axle shifted about 5 inches to the passenger side 😯 I drove it at about 25mph all the way to Truckee where a friend of mine met me with his flatbed trailer and we towed it home..

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July 22, 2008
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"Bender" wrote: Some people have a lawyer on retainer, Rob has a fabricator. lol lol

Sad but true lol lol lol ...I really need to buy a welder and learn how to use it!!!!!

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July 22, 2008
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Here is what we are going to try and repair πŸ™

This is the passenger side where it has cracked

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These are of the driver side, do you see anything wrong πŸ™„

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July 22, 2008
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Why is it all wet?
No-You didn't-You washed it?
Oh great, now something else is going to break πŸ™„

I used to wheel a lot. . .

July 22, 2008
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"RobD" wrote:

These are of the driver side, do you see anything wrong πŸ™„

Something wrong? Hmmm...driver's side = driver error? πŸ˜€

July 23, 2008
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Jeep is all repaired, we gusseted it in several places, not going to break there again...Got to appreciate a good fab guy ❗ I am back on for Friday πŸ˜€

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July 23, 2008
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"RobD" wrote: Jeep is all repaired, we gusseted it in several places, not going to break there again...Got to appreciate a good fab guy ❗ I am back on for Friday πŸ˜€

Nice job Rob! (and fab guy)

July 23, 2008
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nice fast fix.

good job Rob.

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July 23, 2008
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"Dan-H" wrote: nice fast fix.

good job Rob.

It took him about an hour to fix it using a hydraulic power spreader bar to push the brackets back in place, and then weld them back up. Then he cut several pieces of 1/4 inch steel into triangles and braced the inside of the control arm bracket to the belly pan. There is no way the bracket can fold in like that again.

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July 23, 2008
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Nice to see you got it fixed so fast. Justin could learn a thing or two from you. Fixed yet Justin? lol

I used to wheel a lot. . .

July 23, 2008
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"JohnDF" wrote: Fixed yet Justin? lol

Nope. wink

July 23, 2008
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"Justin" wrote: [quote="JohnDF"] Fixed yet Justin? lol

Nope. wink

πŸ™ Okay Joe...errr...I mean...Justin lol

I used to wheel a lot. . .

July 23, 2008
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"JohnDF" wrote: [quote="Justin"][quote="JohnDF"] Fixed yet Justin? lol

Nope. wink

πŸ™ Okay Joe...errr...I mean...Justin lol

I should be ready with Justin's Jeep V3 by the Hammers run. πŸ˜€ In the mean time, I'll use the CJ or bum rides where I can.

Now let's get this thread back on topic. lol

July 23, 2008
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"Justin" wrote: [quote="JohnDF"][quote="Justin"][quote="JohnDF"] Fixed yet Justin? lol

Nope. wink

πŸ™ Okay Joe...errr...I mean...Justin lol

I should be ready with Justin's Jeep V3 by the Hammers run. πŸ˜€ In the mean time, I'll use the CJ or bum rides where I can.

Now let's get this thread back on topic. lol

We are starting to wonder if that last Rubicon run scared you off of wheeling lol

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July 23, 2008
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"RobD" wrote:

We are starting to wonder if that last Rubicon run scared you off of wheeling lol

Come on Rob....you have seen me scared. Remember the Razor Back at the Hammers? embarassed lol embarassed lol

It's just killing you that you don't know what I am doing to my Jeep. 😈

July 25, 2008
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"Justin" wrote: In the mean time, I'll use the CJ or bum rides where I can.

you can bum rides off me anytime! lol

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Thanks for making it out Rob. The trip was a great success!! The FS seemed to be happy with the walk though and did not have any major issues with reroute. We also got the green light on the committee reroute and managed to get it cut in on Saturday. It will need more work in a few areas but it is drivable as is. Pics to follow.

July 28, 2008
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Good job guys. Sounds like you got a lot done.

July 28, 2008
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"rainfly" wrote: Thanks for making it out Rob. The trip was a great success!! The FS seemed to be happy with the walk though and did not have any major issues with reroute. We also got the green light on the committee reroute and managed to get it cut in on Saturday. It will need more work in a few areas but it is drivable as is. Pics to follow.

Sounds good!!!! I had a great time and it was good to finally meet all of you. Now we just have to go wheeling down at the Hammers. I will contribute to the camp furniture πŸ˜€ El Rolo said you guys were going to take a full sectional couch down this year lol lol

I had to tear the entire suspension out of my Jeep when I got home...Taking some parts to the welder again and see if we can bomb proof those rear arms....

Could you send me those links on the welding stuff we talked about, and can you check with El Rolo and see if he can send me the link where he got his micro lock..

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July 28, 2008
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"RobD" wrote: Could you send me those links on the welding stuff we talked about, and can you check with El Rolo and see if he can send me the link where he got his micro lock..

Not cheap, but it was my only legit option for a "parking brake". Mine is setup to lock the rears and it holds the rig on any incline with no issues.

http://www.awdirect.com/lever-lock-mico ... CID=BASE08

BTW its too bad we didnt get any pics of Rob's rollover while walking the new route lol

Rolo

July 28, 2008
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Rob, I sent you a PM with the info.

lol Rob did not just lay it over....he went over hard!

July 28, 2008
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No wonder he was limping the next day lol

I used to wheel a lot. . .

July 28, 2008
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"RCKRATZ" wrote:

BTW its too bad we didnt get any pics of Rob's rollover while walking the new route lol

Rolo

I think the Botanist might need to reconsider the re-route. There are sticks back there that are alive. Mainly the one that jumped out and tripped me lol

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July 28, 2008
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"RCKRATZ" wrote: [quote="RobD"]Could you send me those links on the welding stuff we talked about, and can you check with El Rolo and see if he can send me the link where he got his micro lock..

Not cheap, but it was my only legit option for a "parking brake". Mine is setup to lock the rears and it holds the rig on any incline with no issues.

http://www.awdirect.com/lever-lock-mico ... CID=BASE08

BTW its too bad we didnt get any pics of Rob's rollover while walking the new route lol

Rolo

That lever lock is exactly what I was looking for... Thanks

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