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Old January 26th, 2013, 05:42 PM   #21
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Wish I was going, but it just won't happen this year, especially since I was just there 4 weeks ago. Maybe next year.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:09 PM   #22
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I just finished up the jeep today. It's ready to load on the trailer. Lots of small stuff ended up taking way longer than expected.

Hancho, I thought you didn't want to choke on the dust.
If I come out can I have shotgun in your Jeep?
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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #23
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Part of the time. I promised a seat to a guy for the day. Then I got asked by someone else yesterday. If John, Jess or I have carnage we will be riding together. So other than that yes.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 10:37 PM   #24
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Loaded up and ready to go. It took about 4 different tries jockeying the rigs around, backing 2 of them on, pulled one tool box off the trailer and had to ratchet strap John's rear suspension down but we finally got it. It only took 2 hours to load 3 rigs on the trailer. John showed up with pizza right as we finished.

I left my phone in my truck so I'll post a pic tomorrow.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:29 PM   #25
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we loaded the trailer and truck, only thing left to do is finish a trim piece on the buggy hood and drive it into the trailer.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 04:03 AM   #26
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Old January 31st, 2013, 05:38 AM   #27
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Old January 31st, 2013, 05:42 AM   #28
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Old January 31st, 2013, 08:35 AM   #29
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Well it took a while to get 3 rigs on Jess's trailer. First attempt was since Jess was already loaded up that we would just move him forward and go from there. I got on the trailer but barely.



Not all options are shown but the next big step was to pull the front tool box off and put me in the front since I am slightly narrower and could fit between the gussetts.



That still didn't work so we backed the 2 buggies on.



Success but a tight fit. We had to cinch John's down to get it under Jess's front bumper.



Next we had to fit Jess's cage under my spare tire.



And a closeup of my tires tucked between the front gooseneck gussetts. This also shows why the toolbox had to come off because my push bar would have hit it.

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Old January 31st, 2013, 08:37 AM   #30
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DAMN! What are you towing that thing with?
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Old January 31st, 2013, 08:51 AM   #31
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Jess's pimped out Duramax. It's the same setup that we used last year and averaged over 8mpg with it and no problems. Well, other than Jess running out of fuel once.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 08:57 AM   #32
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Nice work... You must be good with puzzles Jim... Have fun and be safe.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 10:08 AM   #33
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Nice work... You must be good with puzzles Jim... Have fun and be safe.
he's been doing crossword puzzles on the front porch for over 50 years.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 10:13 AM   #34
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Old January 31st, 2013, 10:19 AM   #35
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If you see the 4437 maroon Bronco buggy, give 'em a shout. Rich is the owner of Complete Off Road, and he's co-driving for Dusty.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 11:22 AM   #36
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shawn is still in indiana at sunfire finishing up there new car.doesnt sound like its going good.they were suposta leave monday.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 12:22 PM   #37
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The weather underground road trip planner shows that it's good weather for the drive out. Let's hope they are right.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 12:40 PM   #38
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How many rigs from Michigan are running? Can someone post there car numbers Thanks
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Old January 31st, 2013, 01:25 PM   #39
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Old January 31st, 2013, 02:41 PM   #40
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A few others besides Mike that are somewhat local:

Jesse Haines 4499 (mudtruck44) used to live in Michigan before moving down to Indiana to work at the Badlands and then big pimping it to live out west.

Jonathan Terhune 890 and Tony "Rosco" Rietdorf 302 both came up to Rocks & Valleys for the Dirt Riot race from Indiana. Jon, Rosco, and Michael "Scooby" Feagins 929 all race in the TREC series down at the Badlands.

Also look for big names running PAC products. PAC is from Southfiled and is Colville's main sponsor and they have a bunch of guys running their springs and swaybars this year. Erik Miller (last year's King), Jason Scherer (won a few years ago) and Shannon Campbell are just a few of the guys running PAC springs and/or sway bars.
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