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Old November 21st, 2007, 08:13 AM   #1
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Default GLFWDA Safety Certification form questions

I figure I will ask these because they are on the requirements form and I am sure someone else may have the same questions. I may eventually want to take the flatty on a GLFWDA sanctioned event, and honestly I am not changing out the t-case and axles on the rig just to go, so I would need to figure something out, finish my other jeep maybe.

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http://www.glfwda.org/forms/Safety_C...vised_3_06.pdf

1. The no fluid drip rule, I only ask because it is impossible to eliminate all fluid leaks on a vehicle running a Spicer 18 t-case due to the shims. If you get it sealed, it leaks 2 weeks later if you actually drive it.


2. E brake rule? The Spicer 18 t-case uses a drum on the t-case for the parking brake, but due to the way the t-case is designed oil gets on the drums and they rarely hold on a vehicle that is actually driven. This also makes me wonder if it is even legit because it is in the driveline versus on the wheels.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 10:55 AM   #2
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Common sense should prevail. We are not going to inspect your vehicle down to the nat's ass.
When I am a trail leader I do a walk around of the vehicles in my group. For the most part, I am not going to nit pick. If you say you have a parking brake, that is good enough for me. I have a couple exceptions.
Tow points must be sound. Period
If I call out for certain requirements (tire size, lockers, winch, etc) I won't back off that as I know where I am going & what it takes to get thru.

If your vehicle is dripping fluid excessively, then use your head.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 10:58 AM   #3
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When I am a trail leader I do a walk around of the vehicles in my group. .

If I caught you looking over my vehicle, I would simply drive over yours
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Old November 21st, 2007, 10:59 AM   #4
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I usually have that little drip of oil on the drain plug from changing oil
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Old November 21st, 2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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If I caught you looking over my vehicle, I would simply drive over yours
Don't want me getting any bad ideas?
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Old November 21st, 2007, 11:43 AM   #6
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Common sense should prevail. We are not going to inspect your vehicle down to the nat's ass.
When I am a trail leader I do a walk around of the vehicles in my group. For the most part, I am not going to nit pick. If you say you have a parking brake, that is good enough for me. I have a couple exceptions.
Tow points must be sound. Period
If I call out for certain requirements (tire size, lockers, winch, etc) I won't back off that as I know where I am going & what it takes to get thru.

If your vehicle is dripping fluid excessively, then use your head.
Doesn't leak excessively, just what it did when it came from the factory (yes they leaked from the factory)

This is the reason for my post, and why it is here VS GLFWDA forums:

It seems a lot of of the people that join GLFWDA are pushed over there from this site. Those 2 questions are ones that have helped to hold me from joining GLFWDA, and I know I don't frequent that site as I'm not a member of the organization. I think it would be safe to assume that a LOT of people that are not members of the organization do not frequent that forum, and maybe getting the question answered over here would prod people to start talking about it again, or bring up other questions that cause them to be apprehensive, and eventually push them over there to join.

While my jeep does not leak excessively I wanted to be sure I would be able to take it on a trail run or maybe use it and the M416 on trail clean ups that you have to be a member for.

I want to support the cause as well, and help out writing letters etc when needed on my own time. I have been thinking about joining for some time, but the most recent activities that GLFWDA has helped with has convinced me to join.

I just paypaled my money
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Old November 21st, 2007, 05:06 PM   #7
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Common sense should prevail. We are not going to inspect your vehicle down to the nat's ass.
When I am a trail leader I do a walk around of the vehicles in my group. For the most part, I am not going to nit pick. If you say you have a parking brake, that is good enough for me. I have a couple exceptions.
Tow points must be sound. Period
If I call out for certain requirements (tire size, lockers, winch, etc) I won't back off that as I know where I am going & what it takes to get thru.

If your vehicle is dripping fluid excessively, then use your head.

When I lead, I just tack on the "no square headlights" thing....
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Old November 21st, 2007, 06:02 PM   #8
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When I lead, I just tack on the "no square headlights" thing....

I want to be in this group!!
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Old November 21st, 2007, 07:30 PM   #9
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It's a shame there are those that are intimidated by square headlights. Just suck it up and accept that you are inferior.
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