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Old July 23rd, 2012, 09:52 PM   #1221
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Yep, I was really concerned with the new untested steering going into MI with only minutes of use on the steering. While I did run into a issue early it was an easy fix. Was able to keep it going till after the end of MI and back into the quarry at the park.

Nothing like flogging it and hearing beefy say in the background "why hasn't it broke yet" .

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I really wanted this, but it was just to early in the day. I wish we could of gone back to it at the end. I really think I could of got it if I pushed just a little harder on it.




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Old July 23rd, 2012, 10:12 PM   #1222
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LOL that is where i broke my front u joint and brake line and re arched my springs last summer......on my 33's
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Old July 24th, 2012, 12:50 AM   #1223
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4 of us made that line ...












Small tire guys being on 40's
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Old July 27th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #1224
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Got the broken shaft out. Welded a bolt to the end of it and used my slide hammer with vise grip attachment to slide it out. As jeeperzcreeperz pointed out in the campground Saturday, that exact spot where it snapped has a very small nick in the shaft. Weather it is a deformation in the shaft itself or at some point in its 30 yrs it got nicked. Must of aided in the shaft failing the way it did.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 01:02 PM   #1225
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The more I look at it I think Brandon's wheelbase may have been the key for this climb.

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Old July 27th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #1226
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It's the same as his
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Old July 27th, 2012, 01:05 PM   #1227
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Nevermind then haha

If someone with a real small wheelbase attempted I think they could make it
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Old July 27th, 2012, 03:39 PM   #1228
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Nice pics and videos !
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Old July 27th, 2012, 04:15 PM   #1229
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I thought I had a pickup 14b, apparently its a van 14b. Two trips to the u-pull-it and I now have my replacement shaft.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 11:08 PM   #1230
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And a spare?
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Old August 5th, 2012, 08:36 PM   #1231
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I was wrong, I must have a pickup, older then 87, 14b. KyleM had a spare that fit and got me back on the trail so we could go to R&V today....

Aside from alot more body damage, and almost rolling backwards up a hill it was a great time.





I spent probably 15-20 minutes working this hole in the valley, it was washed out deeper then my hood and was under cut. What started as lets pull up to it and look closer became a mission to get it. I really wish I could of got a pic of what it looked like before we started chewing it up. I really need to get a gopro.



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Old August 5th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #1232
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I also bent my LR shock when I sent a beach ball size rovk up and over my tire through the quarter and back out the other side
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Old August 5th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #1233
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Debating on starting eb verision 2 now or wait hmmmm
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Tags have beem saying buggy for a long time
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Went to R & V to support the club in the comp (did not compete this year). Then wheeled on Sunday.

Trying the mud wall on the adventure trail, followed an attempt by a rig on 42's didn't work out in my favor. Ended up having to winch up the hill. Which led to a melted positive connection at my battery (only melted the universal top post connecter). But later noticed my battery is now swelled up like a balloon. Which later led to a little acid getting pushed out the vent and landed on my heater hose. Which of course developed a leak later on, but was an easy fix.

Also I am pretty sure my tree saver got left around the tree at the top of that hill .

Then near the end of the day I was just attempting undertaker when I blew the hose that attached my pump to the orbital and the power steering fluid shot on to the manifold and caught fire. Thankfully I keep a fire extinguisher real handy and was able to put it out quickly before it could spread.

While fixing that Tonka Toy notice the welds were broke on my d60 axle tube to housing on the right side. Must of happened between mission impossible and yesterday. Third time this tube has spun. I was gonna compete in the put trash shoot out in a couple weeks but not gonna rush it now.

Time to do what I was planning on doing, just sooner. Time for version eb2.
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