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Old December 30th, 2013, 10:27 AM   #781
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No, our new ridge line was virgin. And my new idea involves some cross country exploring.

Permatex won't solve my soft top issue.

RE back together, should be. Parts are ordered & should be here in time. Poor Dale doesn't have time to work on his own stuff. I talked to him this morning & he had to push it outside.
Half of our last pre run was 'point & shoot' cross country in the MSA Sounds like we'll be busy checking out new stuff on the next pre run. Should be a good time with all the guides that are talking about going

Stopped by when Dale was tacking together the exhaust and re-working the skids. Lots of work to go in a short time Was hoping it'd be ready for the next pre.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 10:35 AM   #782
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Exactly.
However, we will definitely be very hard on soft tops and mirrors.
I'm already down to .5 mirrors and a soft top that looks like a tiger tried to get into it for an hour and even then I'm thinking of running topless for sno-fari.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 12:07 PM   #783
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is dale still trying for motor swap before snofari?
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Old December 30th, 2013, 12:16 PM   #784
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I think so because he put his old motor and tranny up for sale a couple weeks ago. There's a couple hills where a few more ponies would be nice I know that.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 12:26 PM   #785
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is dale still trying for motor swap before snofari?
The engine, trans & T-case are all in. When I stopped by the other day he was working on the exhaust, skids and has electronics & other stuff to go yet. Looks like it's going to be a little tight on time.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 12:28 PM   #786
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mine doesn't sit with a ghetto lean anymore. coilover is fixed. leaky beadlock fixed. borrowed hub installed. time for a test drive to see if the hubs work.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 12:48 PM   #787
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The engine, trans & T-case are all in. When I stopped by the other day he was working on the exhaust, skids and has electronics & other stuff to go yet. Looks like it's going to be a little tight on time.
It sound's like someone is creating a good reason to take a certain green JK to snofari!
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Old December 30th, 2013, 01:42 PM   #788
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Old December 30th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #789
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Depending on weather I may run the bikini top. Or just keep trashing my good top.

I talked to Dale this morning. Like Mike said, he needs to finish the exhaust & then do all the wiring/computer junk. I think he will be ready but I don't know if he will be sportin his new snow shoes.

Great news Nick!
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This making me want to bring my buggy instead of explorer .
Get us a 2 place and I will pull it up I get roughly the same mileage pulling 1 or 2 so it shouldn't cost you anymore then driving the explorer.
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Get us a 2 place and I will pull it up I get roughly the same mileage pulling 1 or 2 so it shouldn't cost you anymore then drinking the explorer.
I'm not sure John plans on drinking on the road anyways...


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Depending on weather I may run the bikini top. Or just keep trashing my good top.

I talked to Dale this morning. Like Mike said, he needs to finish the exhaust & then do all the wiring/computer junk. I think he will be ready but I don't know if he will be sportin his new snow shoes.

Great news Nick!
I picked up stuff today to make a different top for the Toyota. It's going to be more like a tonneau cover so maybe I will not do as much damage as I have done at the mounds the last 2 time I've wheeled with you.
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gettin me all excited talkin about snow wheelin and virgin trails

can't wait. I'm sooooo looking forward to this. hope to get the rig on the dyno, tuned/dialed in and ready to go

mine still has roof, but has been doorless for some time. I'll probably toss a tarp over it at night just to keep the snowfall out of it just in case. during the cartharts will be in full effect (the heat works too)
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Old December 30th, 2013, 09:27 PM   #795
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I picked up stuff today to make a different top for the Toyota. It's going to be more like a tonneau cover so maybe I will not do as much damage as I have done at the mounds the last 2 time I've wheeled with you.
That sounds cold!! You were at the mounds and didn't call?
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Old December 30th, 2013, 09:33 PM   #796
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gettin me all excited talkin about snow wheelin and virgin trails

can't wait. I'm sooooo looking forward to this. hope to get the rig on the dyno, tuned/dialed in and ready to go

mine still has roof, but has been doorless for some time. I'll probably toss a tarp over it at night just to keep the snowfall out of it just in case. during the cartharts will be in full effect (the heat works too)
dyno? i am vastly under prepared
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dyno? i am vastly under prepared
switching from MEFI (marine style harness and ecm) to a stock GM style harness/ecm so it needs to retuned due to the cam/headers.

wanted to be able to tune it better and also have an OBDII port for codes and such
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Old December 31st, 2013, 07:18 AM   #798
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Get us a 2 place and I will pull it up I get roughly the same mileage pulling 1 or 2 so it shouldn't cost you anymore then driving the explorer.
Bigger issue is the buggy is a two seater, while explorer is a four.


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Old December 31st, 2013, 08:03 AM   #799
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Depending on weather I may run the bikini top. Or just keep trashing my good top.

I talked to Dale this morning. Like Mike said, he needs to finish the exhaust & then do all the wiring/computer junk. I think he will be ready but I don't know if he will be sportin his new snow shoes.

Great news Nick!
I may have extra crappy soft top
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