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FJBRADY
06-21-2010, 08:02 AM
Big thanks to Jeff Z. for leading the run.......

Pictures.

FJBRADY
06-21-2010, 08:26 AM
More pictures.

FJBRADY
06-21-2010, 08:29 AM
Few more

MountainGoat
06-21-2010, 08:50 AM
Nice day, long run. Jeff did a great job getting everybody through and out. Thanks man! :thumb:

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That was a great way to spend Father's Day! :hill:

Air Randy
06-21-2010, 09:09 AM
Great run Jeff, thanks for leading it!

The second group must have had bad driveshaft karma or something like that. The front drive shaft on the Blue Mule separated twice because the front axle got hung on a huge rock and the only option was to go backwards. We were able to unbolt the pinion flange and put it back together but that was a first.

Then as we were departing the rock garden at the very top the white XJ spit the rear drive shaft out with a broken yoke. We removed it and threw a strap on him until we got to the meadow and easy sailing.

Got back to the trailer and noticed a new squeek coming from Meanie on the passenger front. Jacked up the axle on that side and was able to wobble the wheel top to bottom so it looks like the wheel bearing needs some attention. I also noticed a new oil drip under the motor, looks like a bolt was installed wrong on the hydro boost cylinder (pointing up) so when we bottomed out the front suspension it cracked the oil pan :mad:. Anyone have a cast aluminum oil pan for a 5.3 Vortec laying around?

rover67
06-21-2010, 09:21 AM
I have an extra pan for a 5.3 vortec in my garage that came from Trey (satchel here on the forum). I had to cut and weld mine and the one in Trey's 62 to make them clear the axle right. He went with a camaro pan that we modified so we ended up with an extra. Could probably do the same for you with the extra one I have.

Trip looks like it was fun as always!

FJBRADY
06-21-2010, 09:23 AM
Great run Jeff, thanks for leading it!

The second group must have had bad driveshaft karma or something like that. The front drive shaft on the Blue Mule separated twice because the front axle got hung on a huge rock and the only option was to go backwards. We were able to unbolt the pinion flange and put it back together but that was a first.

Then as we were departing the rock garden at the very top the white XJ spit the rear drive shaft out with a broken yoke. We removed it and threw a strap on him until we got to the meadow and easy sailing.

Got back to the trailer and noticed a new squeek coming from Meanie on the passenger front. Jacked up the axle on that side and was able to wobble the wheel top to bottom so it looks like the wheel bearing needs some attention. I also noticed a new oil drip under the motor, looks like a bolt was installed wrong on the hydro boost cylinder (pointing up) so when we bottomed out the front suspension it cracked the oil pan :mad:. Anyone have a cast aluminum oil pan for a 5.3 Vortec laying around?



Wow I was on the same run with you and with the group being so large I had no idea of all the troubles you all had in the back. Lot's of carnage yesterday! Upfront had there fair share of wrench turning, mayonaise lending and a bit of brake fluid sharing.

RedCreeper
06-21-2010, 09:37 AM
Jeff thanks for getting us out and putting on a good run. Only real issue i had was i lost a brake line in the garden. Thanks Dave and Steve for the Japanese brake system and all those who I did not mention for helping me get the trail fix done. I got a few pics with the cell phone of what the brake system entails. First is the layout of how it is suppose to look when done. Second is the tools required and Third is a detailed shot of how to apply the tools. ON the way out I had 2 scares that almost put me off the side of the mountain on the switchbacks back to Georgetown. WHEW!!! One was a tight squeeze between the edge and a HUGE pointy rock. I hugged the rock but a rock was right there i rolled on and it shot the front 6 inches to the edge. :eek: The other was before that on the switch backs and having little brakes I real close to the edge as I tried my multi point turn. Old40Dog was a witness. All in all a fun time. But man am I tired..... Long day. Even Alexis did not want to get up this morning. Did the guy in the scout get out OK?

RedCreeper
06-21-2010, 09:44 AM
Wow I was on the same run with you and with the group being so large I had no idea of all the troubles you all had in the back. Lot's of carnage yesterday! Upfront had their fair share of wrench turning, mayonaise lending and a bit of brake fluid sharing.

did not see it but was the mayonaise to make the brake fluid thicker?:hill:

MountainGoat
06-21-2010, 09:53 AM
Did the guy in the scout get out OK?

Yes. He called from Downieville on his cell phone to let us know that he made it back to his trailer.

Nay
06-21-2010, 09:53 AM
You went down the Ledge Road of Death side to Georgetown without good brakes :eek::eek::eek::eek: ??? Glad you made it down and home.

Here's some vid of me in the rock garden spending some time where quite a few of us spent some time. Damn low hanging rear LCA brackets, even my bracket sliders didn't help :D

Great day, thank for putting it together and Jeff for leading (again) :beer:

http://www.vimeo.com/12729246

RedCreeper
06-21-2010, 09:59 AM
Yes. He called from Downieville on his cell phone to let us know that he made it back to his trailer.

Good to hear. Now Dan are you fixing that Power Steering hose with a new one? haha.

RedCreeper
06-21-2010, 10:01 AM
You went down the Ledge Road of Death side to Georgetown without good brakes :eek::eek::eek::eek: ??? Glad you made it down and home.

Now someone tells me the LEDGE ROAD OF DEATH! JEFF!!!

No biggie. I got to know how a Auto works and remembered the conversation with my uncle when he had little to no brakes. 4:88s and 4 low made it possible. Just the switch backs...:eek:

FJBRADY
06-21-2010, 10:07 AM
I got to know how a Auto works and remembered the conversation with my uncle when he had little to no brakes. 4:88s and 4 low made it possible.

Who's your uncle? Mr Miyagi? He's wicked smart!

RedCreeper
06-21-2010, 10:30 AM
Sorry he is the american blood line. For years his scrambler brakes were weak. He used the low gearing to slow it down enough with what brakes he had. That is why he was always in the back of the trail ride. Looks like i am down the same path of trying to figure it out. Thanks again for the help Steve. I owe you some brake fluid with out the mayo.

MountainGoat
06-21-2010, 10:31 AM
Good to hear. Now Dan are you fixing that Power Steering hose with a new one? haha.

No. The fire extinguisher hose works fine for my power steering return line. It was the hose clamp that blew off. Which reminds me, I owe Yoder a hose clamp. :hill:

RedCreeper
06-21-2010, 10:32 AM
No. The fire extinguisher hose works fine for my power steering return line. It was the hose clamp that blew off. Which reminds me, I owe Yoder a hose clamp. :hill:

One more item to add the the tool bag.

FJBRADY
06-21-2010, 10:33 AM
Sorry he is the american blood line. For years his scrambler brakes were weak. He used the low gearing to slow it down enough with what brakes he had. That is why he was always in the back of the trail ride. Looks like i am down the same path of trying to figure it out. Thanks again for the help Steve. I owe you some brake fluid with out the mayo.

No worries........as for the Miyagi pic., I could not resist! :lmao:

RedCreeper
06-21-2010, 10:58 AM
Wax on Wax off !

JadeRunner
06-21-2010, 11:59 AM
Thanks again Jeff. I had a good time. Big day with a large group and numerous issues for many.

Kenny, I have an extra snatch block. Is it yours?

AxleIke
06-21-2010, 12:15 PM
Who was in the red IFS runner with the wickedly modified ARB?

Great pics!

RedCreeper
06-21-2010, 12:23 PM
Thanks again Jeff. I had a good time. Bi day with a large group and numerous issues for many.

Kenny, I have an extra snatch block. Is it yours?

Yeah probably is. I will check my recovery bag tonight to be sure. Thanks.

FJBRADY
06-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Skidplate.....he makes that armor out of a composite material. Hopefully he will chime in about his product.

EWheeler
06-21-2010, 08:17 PM
My favorites from the day:

RLMS
06-21-2010, 08:42 PM
What a sweet pic that is!!

Evan, It was great wheelin with you and thanks again for helpin " the weak link" out on the trail!!

I hope we can do it again!!

Justin

RedCreeper
06-21-2010, 10:41 PM
Well i had a life moment tonight talking with the :Princess: more about the trail ride. It started because she could not figure out why her one arm was so sore..... hanging on to the grab strap on the roll cage all day. :thumb:

Well the switchbacks i talk about earlier going into Georgetown and the rock i tried to get around and almost went over the side she told me how it looked from her side and why she was FREAKED OUT!!!! When the rock kicked my front to the left 6 inches i didnt realize that half my tire was off the edge and the gravel was going down the cliff from under it...:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: Old40Dog was behind me and said he thought i was going over. I did not think much of it till now.

I have a few safety items to add now. Like blinders and shoulder harneses for the back.

Explains a lot of why she was pretty wired the rest of the evening..... Makes me more glad i am home safely.... I have had close moments in my time, like the first hill we hit i almost put it on its side but never like that one. WHEW!

Any more pics on the day? May be much to ask but any of the big yellow thing? :cheers:

EWheeler
06-21-2010, 11:56 PM
Two I got:

RedCreeper
06-22-2010, 08:46 AM
Thanks. Pretty funny the one of the very few times in my life i needed or used a winch and you got a pic of it. My last eep had no winch. I get this one and have used it more times then i then i did with my last one (2 times) and in only a few months. Thanks for the PICS....

RedCreeper
06-22-2010, 08:47 AM
Thanks again Jeff. I had a good time. Big day with a large group and numerous issues for many.

Kenny, I have an extra snatch block. Is it yours?

Scott, I have not found my snatch block in my bag so must be mine. I believe its a ramsey unit. Thanks. I will try to make the next meeting to get it.

JadeRunner
06-22-2010, 09:55 AM
Scott, I have not found my snatch block in my bag so must be mine. I believe its a ramsey unit. Thanks. I will try to make the next meeting to get it.

Ok, I will bring it to the meeting for you.

Air Randy
06-22-2010, 01:50 PM
My favorites from the day:


Evan - Great pictures! That first one might be candidate for next years calendar.

Good luck with your new job up in Canuckland, come back and see us some time.

rover67
06-23-2010, 02:14 PM
Hey Randy, is this what you need?

I got an extra since mine needed to be welded and I didn't want the down time.

Great run Jeff, thanks for leading it!

The second group must have had bad driveshaft karma or something like that. The front drive shaft on the Blue Mule separated twice because the front axle got hung on a huge rock and the only option was to go backwards. We were able to unbolt the pinion flange and put it back together but that was a first.

Then as we were departing the rock garden at the very top the white XJ spit the rear drive shaft out with a broken yoke. We removed it and threw a strap on him until we got to the meadow and easy sailing.

Got back to the trailer and noticed a new squeek coming from Meanie on the passenger front. Jacked up the axle on that side and was able to wobble the wheel top to bottom so it looks like the wheel bearing needs some attention. I also noticed a new oil drip under the motor, looks like a bolt was installed wrong on the hydro boost cylinder (pointing up) so when we bottomed out the front suspension it cracked the oil pan :mad:. Anyone have a cast aluminum oil pan for a 5.3 Vortec laying around?