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Old November 28th, 2010, 05:54 PM   #21
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I was going to say something witty about wheeling back then with your mom but I decided to keep the thread clean.
you probably did wheel with my mom. i have a few pics of them on the onion run. ive got a pile of pictures i could scan of old wheeling. ill see what i do have already scanned.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 05:56 PM   #22
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OK, now's your chance to make fun. But, how many of you guys were lucky enough to have a bride who wanted to ride in your truck for your wedding?

Our official wedding pic.



And our wedding procession.



And a couple pics from our honeymoon at Silver Lake.

Here we are sitting in line along the same road where the voucher center is now.



My new bride. Still wheeling with me almost 33 years later. I love you Dianne.



This is back when it was not one way. This is going up the back side of test hill.



And lastly from my wedding pics, a poor pic of all the hillrods that made the trip to the dunes with us to celebrate our wedding. Our club was based out of Clarkston & Waterford called the All Terrain Truckers.

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Old November 28th, 2010, 06:00 PM   #23
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That is pretty neat that she actually let you do that. I had to settle for a topless/doorless jeep trip from the church to the reception.

And yes, holy big glasses!
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Old November 28th, 2010, 06:08 PM   #24
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I believe this is around 1980

uncle mark wheeling in farmington.... michigan not new mexico


mom and dad blazing trails in farmington


T.Q. run in paradise michigan i would guess 1984ish


Sand O rama mid 80s at the dunes



mom sand draggin


our trailer even had bfg a/ts


T.Q. run in newberry 1990
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Old November 28th, 2010, 06:09 PM   #25
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OK, now's your chance to make fun. But, how many of you guys were lucky enough to have a bride who wanted to ride in your truck for your wedding?

Our official wedding pic.

Get a haircut hippie! Really though, cool pics! I always hear you blabbing about the good ol days of wheeling and now I see there actually were some.
How did you make the homemade lift? Please tell me you put in some front lift blocks.
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A couple names from the past for all you who either did the Onion Run or wheel with the Traverse City guys.

Steve and Julie Nance made it down for our honeymoon run. I know I have a couple pics of the Green Weenie but I haven't run across them yet. If I do, I'll add it here.



Steve Hanna being pulled by Critter. (I never learned his real name) This is out by Williamsburg.



And the old man himself, Steve Hanna clearing the trail.



Pete Pucilowski at TQ early 80's.

And Jim & Joni Terras also at TQ.


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Old November 28th, 2010, 06:12 PM   #27
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I believe this is around 1980

uncle mark wheeling in farmington.... michigan not new mexico


mom and dad blazing trails in farmington

Now I see why you're so gay for yota's.

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Get a haircut hippie! Really though, cool pics! I always hear you blabbing about the good ol days of wheeling and now I see there actually were some.
How did you make the homemade lift? Please tell me you put in some front lift blocks.
Home made lift consisted of some front leaf springs out of a dump truck. Can't tell you what they were but they worked great. No lift blocks. Rear was a 4" lift block. Had to have a spring shop make the u-bolts special.


Wow Nick, I probably wheeled with your folks at TQ. Those pics are to come later. Also have some great Sand-O pics.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #29
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This is a great thread!

Thanks for sharing pictures everyone
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Old November 28th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #31
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Im really enjoying this thread, keep it up. I wish I had some pics to add.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 06:26 PM   #32
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No shit. My "old pics" are only ten years old.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 06:37 PM   #33
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OK, one more of my 77 truck. The guy who bought it lived in Traverse City and he repainted it to a show truck. Maybe someone remembers it?



So, on to my first jeep. I started out with a 1955 Willies. (first year they made the CJ5) Started this project in 1979 & finished it for Onion Run 1980.



Did a body off, SOA and installed a 1966 283 Chevy, Muncie Rock Crusher 4spd, Lakewood blowproof bellhousing and then used the stock t-case and axles. Front was a Dana 25, 5.38 gears welded, rear was a D44, 5.38 gears welded. YEAH, I KNOW. First edition of tires were 36" Ground Hawgs. Also had a Ramsey 8000 PTO tucked under the rear.



Then I did a full fiberglass body and a full cage.



And then we went wheeling. Total project was 15 months from the time I brought it home (actually to my dad's) to the time I drove it. I don't have a pic but the first run was actually Onion Run. This pic is at Hamlin Road.



This run was in the Thumb somewhere. I was the only one to get through the hole, winched all the other guys but broke my winch cable on this guy. So we called in the big gun. Note, if any of you have ever seen the spare chunk of winch cable that I keep in my trailer, it was the piece of cable that broke at this time.

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that white jeep does look familiar. sweet chevy taillights
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It was the rage. Color to change soon.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 06:50 PM   #36
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this is a great thread!
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You guys have some AWESOME pics! I wish my parents were into this sort of thing. I am the first generation, but my children love it so far. Here is one of my first rides "off-road".

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How about some competition stuff? These are from Sand-O-Rama circa 1979. There were some beautiful paint jobs back then.





Anyone remember the dragster Munchkin?



Or Munchkin II?



Or who can forget Thumper? Back then, obstacle course races were very popular. This little Chevy powered flattie dominated the obstacle courses for several years.



And here's a couple obstacle courses from Zilwaukee. For the life of me, I can't remember the name of the event but it was at where the Zilwaukee Bridge now stands.





And finally, for Liv2mx, Jeepbratte and all the other nay sayers, YES, I DID COMPETE. Once.

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Old November 28th, 2010, 07:33 PM   #40
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No shit. My "old pics" are only ten years old.
Same here. Almost all of these were before I was born or my parents even graduated from high school.
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