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RockRunner
01-16-2011, 10:34 AM
Well somebody had to start it. Personally Sharon and I had a great time even without a top:rolleyes:

We took off in the lead group with Ige leading for a while when she let me pass, that was a big mistake;) I lead our group a different way to the top than the others took getting to the top of Yankee Hill pretty fast.

We ended up with only three rigs in our group, Steve and Michelle in their 40 and Randy and Dee in the Mule. Once we tried to conquer Yankee hill Steve found that his ARB lockers weren't working. A quick trail site repair and we conquered the hill.

Snow was soft in the trees and hard crust on top. Being in Jeremy's buggy I was pretty light and was able to stay on the crust for most of the way. Randy was able to follow my tracks and make it too, Steve wasn't so lucky he broke trough and had to fight his way up.

We only have a few pics to share so here we go ;

RockRunner
01-16-2011, 10:37 AM
Sharon took all the pics one of the few times we were stopped so I apologize to Randy and Steve for the lack of pics. These were taken right before going to the top, you can see that my tire was buried pretty well and those are 42" tires. BTW Jeremy your winch line needs to be replaced it is very brittle and old.

FJBRADY
01-16-2011, 10:41 AM
Sharon took all the pics one of the few times we were stopped so I apologize to Randy and Steve for the lack of pics.

No applogies required.....we don't have any pictures to share. Collectively we are :homer:


Big thanks to Scott Yoder for putting this run together. We had a great time. :thumb:

JadeRunner
01-16-2011, 10:53 AM
We had a good run. About 30 rigs. Light snow and ice for the first half or so of the trail. Then big old snow to deal with up high. We had some problems keeping the main group together and making all the correct turns in the beginning. Many ended up making wrong turns and getting off track. Everyone must remember to keep the person in sight behind them.

The first group made good progress and had a lot of fun opening up the trail. We all eventually made it up the the north and south spurs at timberline. A lot of winching and strapping was required to get there which was fun. At timberline very deep old snow was encountered. Tom R. and some from the front group made it all the way through the north spur and to the top of Yankee Hill proper. Many of us tried to make through the south spur and were denied. Steve B. and Chris D. make heroic attempts at full speed. This is the same spot we all worked on for a long time last year and succeeded getting through. We all eventually turned around and made it down and out as planned.

Ige had a problem with a leaking tire bead. Gary C. sheared something pulling someone out and made it back in 3wd. But I believe that was about the only damage.

TreeRoot, Ige and a few other stayed late and tried to make it through the south spur. They missed out on our pizza but were successful I believe. I let her tell that story. Pics later.

JadeRunner
01-16-2011, 10:54 AM
Oops - dual posts. Moderator please merge or something.

J Kimmel
01-16-2011, 11:11 AM
broke my winchline? :dislike:

eh well...I'll have Scott bring new line to JV next month :)

looks like fun!

treerootCO
01-16-2011, 12:18 PM
2011 Snow and Pizza track (click for massive pic):

22465 (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/SNP-track.jpg)

http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=48

Here is my summary of the trip. Wish there was better software to do
this but I don't know what to use at this point. Load the yankee hill
track and switch back and forth between google earth and the jpg and
you can see where we were.

treerootCO
01-16-2011, 12:42 PM
Great turnout this year. The damage on the 'night run' crew ended up being:

One power steering pump on John's FZJ80
All the hub studs on Gary's truck, a tooth, and a strap
Three beads on Ige's FZJ80 (ice between the rim and tire) and a spun winch rope.
One light bar and winch on my truck


We stayed back to make sure everyone got out, decided to make one last run on the hill, and got stuck to the point our winches couldn't pull us out. It took some time but we made it out. Thank you Kevin for reminding me to grab a torch the last time out.

1080P video taken by Snowrun
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Playground:

22466

22467

Winching up the hill:

22468

Stuck stuck:

22469

At the top of the left hill:

22470

bh4rnnr
01-16-2011, 01:41 PM
Love that last shot Mike!

cougar337
01-16-2011, 04:06 PM
My wife Christie and I had a great trip and road along with John "SnowRun" Red FZJ80. Great group of people and overall a great day weather wise. We were with the night crew trying to conquer Yankee Hill and had a blast playing in the snow. We did end up at Crook's Palace and did have some Pizza and beer (Great pizza BTW)

Some pictures and Video's to share:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cougar337/sets/72157625838360866/

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5045/5360816615_e596c9aec0_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5165/5360816035_4fb339c4b0_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5201/5360818245_83c1e0fab9_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5089/5361431942_4785c30c7b_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5086/5361433768_748491d7ee_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5286/5361431306_7936a81fe0_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5089/5360820855_c5e7367581_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5084/5360821187_9e4d4f4a57_z.jpg

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MORE pictures and Video's to share:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cougar337/sets/72157625838360866/


:D

Romer
01-16-2011, 05:28 PM
Looks like it was lots of fun. Wish I could have gone

Kenon698
01-16-2011, 09:04 PM
A big "THANK YOU" to Scott for organizing the Snow Run again this year. It was fantasstic and a lot of fun.

bomber22
01-16-2011, 09:57 PM
Great pics and videos, who owns the silver fj45[ I think that is what it is] very cool rig. looked like fun, brings back memory's of growing up in empire/idahosprings area.

bomber22
01-16-2011, 10:03 PM
do not know how repost an image, but the 4th picture on couger337 very cool.

Snowrun
01-17-2011, 12:33 AM
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subzali
01-17-2011, 09:13 AM
Great pics and videos, who owns the silver fj45[ I think that is what it is] very cool rig. looked like fun, brings back memory's of growing up in empire/idahosprings area.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/hardcore-corner/34899-project-x.html

RedCreeper
01-17-2011, 10:25 AM
First want to say thanks to Scott for an awsome time. I love this stuff!! A big reason why we moved here. The only thing i think was hard was keeping track of every one. Need to keep the rig behind you in sight. Was pretty crazy with everyone getting there stuck time. Before one of the playgrounds at one of the many splits (176 and 215 in think) Gary in Blueberry and I went straight where everyone went left ( i was told to go that way) and found it was just us. Thanks to Gary for all the help getting threw a few tough spots also. Did not get many pics, hardly any but i know Gary got one or two. While i was working on getting out of that spot Scott said he was trying to gather up the troops and get down the trail. All i can say is i miss it by that much! Another 3 feet or so and i would of been threw this spot. Just like many other drift I tried. WHAT A TIME!!!! Thanks again to all. When is the next one? :thumb::thumb::hill:


just don't look pass the strap and all will be good.......

JadeRunner
01-17-2011, 10:50 AM
Here are some pictures.
1. Group
2. Matt R. in his 80
3. Me strapping Ige
4. Tom R. and Steve B. giving it the initial failed attempt at the south spur
5. I found a deep ditch. I was able to crawl out with the front locker engaged.

Old40Dog
01-17-2011, 12:38 PM
Thanks again Scott for organizing the Snow Run. We all had a great time!

Not many pictures this year as much time was spent strapping and winching.

ZIronPig having a little extra fun at lunch!

FJCDan
01-17-2011, 07:23 PM
:bowdown::bowdown:Hey Scott, Just wanted say great job on the snow run. I had a great time and so did Bogart. Here are a few pic's i managed to get. Thanks again, can't wait to do it again.

farnhamstj
01-17-2011, 09:08 PM
I will mention that I saw way too many D-rings placed between towstraps when yanking people out. Those suckers make great canon balls when a strap breaks. They can shatter windows, dent bodies, distroy radiators, and if you took one to the head I bet it could kill you. Straps break, recovery points fail. Please lets all think and practice safety. Educate our fellow club members and friends with good recovery techniques. Know when it is time to put away the strap and use the winch. I am very greatful that the only damage I saw was to Gary's front hub studs and a tow strap that only tore 3/4 of the way through.
Thanks for the good time.

subzali
01-17-2011, 09:28 PM
I will mention that I saw way too many D-rings placed between towstraps when yanking people out. Those suckers make great canon balls when a strap breaks. They can shatter windows, dent bodies, distroy radiators, and if you took one to the head I bet it could kill you. Straps break, recovery points fail. Please lets all think and practice safety. Educate our fellow club members and friends with good recovery techniques. Know when it is time to put away the strap and use the winch. I am very greatful that the only damage I saw was to Gary's front hub studs and a tow strap that only tore 3/4 of the way through.
Thanks for the good time.

:eek: I agree Farnham

http://forum.ih8mud.com/trails-events-expeditions/297418-alaska-cruiser-trek-2010-a-35.html#post5701696

WheelinWife
01-17-2011, 09:30 PM
Thanks to all for an awesome time. I am new to the forums and this was my first snow run (the only other trip I've been on was Ghost Town Run 2009 when we rode with Treeroot).

I rode in Snowrun's (John's) rig along with my husband Cougar337 (Ian). Spent a big portion of the day with just Treeroot, Amber and Ige. I took a lot of photos and although everyone in my group has been sharing i thought I would share some of my own :) Thanks for the great time.

I have more photos on my Flickr page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/sets/72157625848443510/) but they are a mixture of everyone in my group, not just ones I took. :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5206/5365285374_8a8fc61818.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5365285374/)
Snow & Pizza Run 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5365285374/) by christie.co (http://www.flickr.com/people/christiecmt/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5290/5365285704_a460cf65d4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5365285704/)
Snow & Pizza Run 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5365285704/) by christie.co (http://www.flickr.com/people/christiecmt/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5001/5364723285_5b92fd96a4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5364723285/)
Snow & Pizza Run 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5364723285/) by christie.co (http://www.flickr.com/people/christiecmt/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5124/5365363564_e070cfd0cc.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5365363564/)
Snow & Pizza Run 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5365363564/) by christie.co (http://www.flickr.com/people/christiecmt/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5163/5365364118_5abf4fb4bd.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5365364118/)
Snow & Pizza Run 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5365364118/) by christie.co (http://www.flickr.com/people/christiecmt/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5163/5365364364_a79b407dc1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5365364364/)
Snow & Pizza Run 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5365364364/) by christie.co (http://www.flickr.com/people/christiecmt/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5085/5365266560_46886e1f1c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5365266560/)
Snow & Pizza Run 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5365266560/) by christie.co (http://www.flickr.com/people/christiecmt/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5010/5364827983_9e6a5d6950.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5364827983/)
Snow & Pizza Run 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5364827983/) by christie.co (http://www.flickr.com/people/christiecmt/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5087/5364829363_6b0dcc6dee.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5364829363/)
Snow & Pizza Run 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5364829363/) by christie.co (http://www.flickr.com/people/christiecmt/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5043/5364829999_2cb8fe7b93.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5364829999/)
Snow & Pizza Run 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5364829999/) by christie.co (http://www.flickr.com/people/christiecmt/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5250/5364830127_87b07680de.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5364830127/)
Snow & Pizza Run 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiecmt/5364830127/) by christie.co (http://www.flickr.com/people/christiecmt/), on Flickr

JadeRunner
01-18-2011, 09:08 AM
Glad you made it out and had a good time Farnham.

Good feedback. So what is the proper technique for hooking two straps together? I usually loop them together with no d-ring. But, when I did that Sat. on several hard pulls on Brady - I wasn't able to get them back apart. I am usually able to after working them by hand.



I will mention that I saw way too many D-rings placed between towstraps when yanking people out. Those suckers make great canon balls when a strap breaks. They can shatter windows, dent bodies, distroy radiators, and if you took one to the head I bet it could kill you. Straps break, recovery points fail. Please lets all think and practice safety. Educate our fellow club members and friends with good recovery techniques. Know when it is time to put away the strap and use the winch. I am very greatful that the only damage I saw was to Gary's front hub studs and a tow strap that only tore 3/4 of the way through.
Thanks for the good time.

Uncle Ben
01-18-2011, 09:38 AM
Glad you made it out and had a good time Farnham.

Good feedback. So what is the proper technique for hooking two straps together? I usually loop them together with no d-ring. But, when I did that Sat. on several hard pulls on Brady - I wasn't able to get them back apart. I am usually able to after working them by hand.

Put a stick in the loop! That will give you some wiggle room when you take them apart.

farnhamstj
01-18-2011, 09:40 AM
I believe sliding one end through of each of the two towstraps is the best meathod. I agree it can be difficult to separate them. I've never not been able to get them apart. Two towstraps stuck together is better alternative to a flying d-ring.

"We talk about safety, because it helps us think about safety" -Tunes

I'll add a pic later, 18" of snow in Vail today.

leiniesred
01-18-2011, 09:55 AM
Stick trick=Good tip/trick, Uncle Ben.

Jacket
01-18-2011, 09:57 AM
Regarding the issue with the groups splitting up, I've seen it pretty much at each of the last 4 snow runs. When you've got 20-30 trucks, many with different sizes and driver experiences, and a lot of stuck/pull/winch scenarios, it seems to make more sense to me to break up the group into "sub-groups" to keep the entire pack moving. It happened informally on Saturday, and I don't think there is anything wrong with it. But may some of the newer guys might feel differently? Maybe we should ensure that the line up includes an experienced person every 4-5 trucks to have waist gunner responsibility?

Jacket
01-18-2011, 10:04 AM
A few pictures

JadeRunner sporting some new rubber

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/snowrun2011/sr1.JPG

My 80
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/snowrun2011/sr2.JPG

Treeroot getting stuck in the first big drifts not far past the 1st playground.

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/snowrun2011/sr3.JPG

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/snowrun2011/sr4.JPG

Ken and some 40 action.

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/snowrun2011/sr5.JPG

Farnham plowing through

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/snowrun2011/sr6.JPG

leiniesred
01-18-2011, 11:26 AM
Thanks, Scott! Couple of pics:

RedCreeper
01-18-2011, 11:38 AM
Regarding the issue with the groups splitting up, I've seen it pretty much at each of the last 4 snow runs. When you've got 20-30 trucks, many with different sizes and driver experiences, and a lot of stuck/pull/winch scenarios, it seems to make more sense to me to break up the group into "sub-groups" to keep the entire pack moving. It happened informally on Saturday, and I don't think there is anything wrong with it. But may some of the newer guys might feel differently? Maybe we should ensure that the line up includes an experienced person every 4-5 trucks to have waist gunner responsibility?

One thing i would add and we have done in the past is to spread the winches out among the group. :thumb:

Air Randy
01-18-2011, 12:08 PM
Regarding the issue with the groups splitting up, I've seen it pretty much at each of the last 4 snow runs. When you've got 20-30 trucks, many with different sizes and driver experiences, and a lot of stuck/pull/winch scenarios, it seems to make more sense to me to break up the group into "sub-groups" to keep the entire pack moving. It happened informally on Saturday, and I don't think there is anything wrong with it. But may some of the newer guys might feel differently? Maybe we should ensure that the line up includes an experienced person every 4-5 trucks to have waist gunner responsibility?

The biggest concern were some of the new folks wandered off by themselves. If they would have gotten stuck/lost and had issues with radio contact it could have been a problem. We may want to adopt the buddy system so at least 2 vehicles are always together just to be safe.

Uncle Ben
01-18-2011, 03:29 PM
Interesting observation..... what does these pictures tell you?
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=22521&stc=1&d=1295371571
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/snowrun2011/sr3.JPG

treerootCO
01-18-2011, 04:02 PM
Interesting observation..... what does these pictures tell you?

One of those drivers is more determined to get to Starbucks than the others? :D

subzali
01-18-2011, 04:44 PM
80s get the job done while minitrucks and Jeeps pose? :dunno:

Uncle Ben
01-18-2011, 04:48 PM
80s get the job done while minitrucks and Jeeps pose? :dunno:

One has a strap set for pulling and one has a strap set for getting pulled! :D:p::bolt:

FJBRADY
01-18-2011, 04:52 PM
I don't carry parts for either one of them.

Uncle Ben
01-18-2011, 05:02 PM
I don't carry parts for either one of them.

:lmao:;)

waggoner5
01-18-2011, 05:46 PM
A little more carnage than was first thought. The hub studs were my fault for not doing my normal tighten before wheeling, but this is crazy. Just had the springs recoated and that may be the cause. If not, then I blame Ige :)

subzali
01-18-2011, 05:48 PM
Ouch! :brick:

Hard yank?

JadeRunner
01-18-2011, 06:27 PM
I totally agree Randy and Matt. Rudy, myself and others and I have been talking about this and how to do it different next time for sure. The buddy system came up as an alternative as well.

Perhaps we should open another thread on this.

The biggest concern were some of the new folks wandered off by themselves. If they would have gotten stuck/lost and had issues with radio contact it could have been a problem. We may want to adopt the buddy system so at least 2 vehicles are always together just to be safe.

RedCreeper
01-18-2011, 06:34 PM
I don't carry parts for either one of them.

You have to carry spare parts.....:hill:

RedCreeper
01-18-2011, 06:37 PM
One has a strap set for pulling and one has a strap set for getting pulled! :D:p::bolt:

guess i need to get a closer color match so you dont notice the strap.

FJBRADY
01-18-2011, 07:21 PM
I totally agree Randy and Matt. Rudy, myself and others and I have been talking about this and how to do it different next time for sure. The buddy system came up as an alternative as well.

Perhaps we should open another thread on this.

That run is like herding cats....Scott you did great job!

I think it is up to everyone to communicate with the rig in front of you and the rig behind you on every run. Introduce yourself to a stranger and you will make a friend every time.

RedCreeper
01-18-2011, 07:44 PM
Communication is always key. I may have missed it but was there a driver meeting in the begining like years past? Sometimes this helps to just introduce to the new folks who is leading the trail or group and give them an idea of what we all need to do to keep safe. Just the little reminders can go a long way. And this will also help to see who has a cb or ham or nothing and that way we can make an effort to talk to them another way to let them whats going on. my .02

Air Randy
01-18-2011, 08:03 PM
That run is like herding cats....Scott you did great job!

I think it is up to everyone to communicate with the rig in front of you and the rig behind you on every run. Introduce yourself to a stranger and you will make a friend every time.

I agree Scott did a great job. In spite of that I was being followed by 4 vehicles back up to the big snow drift who decided to turn off behind me without saying anything.

While I waited 1/2 mile up the trail for them (they never came), an unlocked mini truck finally came along 30 minutes later. The driver was glad he found someone as he was alone and did not know where the rest of the group was. It all worked out good in the end but just like scuba diving, if we do a buddy system then everyone agrees at a minimum you never separate from your buddy vehicle.

Lets go back up in the next week or so and practice, it was too much fun to wait until next year to do it again :)

Snowrun
01-18-2011, 09:23 PM
A little more carnage than was first thought. The hub studs were my fault for not doing my normal tighten before wheeling, but this is crazy. Just had the springs recoated and that may be the cause. If not, then I blame Ige :)

Wow!!!

leiniesred
01-18-2011, 10:19 PM
I knew that was coming Uncle Ben. Here is my response:

The only reason I had my winch out was to try to pull out a stuck 80 series land cruiser. I had to winch past it. Then I used Chris's strap to pull it out.

What do I see? 3 different rigs that all had a fun day. All three drivers knew better than to put away the recovery gear until the end of the day.

Uncle Ben
01-18-2011, 10:53 PM
A little more carnage than was first thought. The hub studs were my fault for not doing my normal tighten before wheeling, but this is crazy. Just had the springs recoated and that may be the cause. If not, then I blame Ige :)

Gary, I noticed that on Ige's "flying Gary" picture. I figured it was just oscillation....check it out...

RedCreeper
01-19-2011, 01:29 AM
I knew that was coming Uncle Ben. Here is my response:

The only reason I had my winch out was to try to pull out a stuck 80 series land cruiser. I had to winch past it. Then I used Chris's strap to pull it out.

What do I see? 3 different rigs that all had a fun day. All three drivers knew better than to put away the recovery gear until the end of the day.

Yeah what he said. :p:

Old40Dog
01-19-2011, 07:00 AM
The only reason I had my winch out was to try to pull out a stuck 80 series land cruiser. I had to winch past it. Then I used Chris's strap to pull it out.

What do I see? 3 different rigs that all had a fun day. All three drivers knew better than to put away the recovery gear until the end of the day.

Hey! I resemble that remark! :D

Thanks again Stephen! We all had a great time up there!

subzali
01-19-2011, 09:07 AM
I knew that was coming Uncle Ben. Here is my response:

The only reason I had my winch out was to try to pull out a stuck 80 series land cruiser. I had to winch past it. Then I used Chris's strap to pull it out.

What do I see? 3 different rigs that all had a fun day. All three drivers knew better than to put away the recovery gear until the end of the day.

And I know I've been thankful for that strap and that winch before...:thumb: :cheers:

leiniesred
01-19-2011, 09:34 AM
It was fun to ask Chris on the Ham if I could borrow his strap...which was in my truck, along with his tree saver, and his clevis, and someone else's 20' strap...

Being the last truck in the line, you end up being the cleaner with a lot of recovery gear!

leiniesred
01-19-2011, 09:36 AM
Man Gary, that is pretty serious "use!" Glad it stayed on the perches.

leiniesred
01-19-2011, 09:36 AM
You are certainly, Welcome, Old 40 Dog. Always a good time on the trail with you guys.

84cruzer
01-19-2011, 09:51 AM
Sure wish i could have gone, looks like a lot of fun........ Thanks everyone for sharing your pics! :thumb:

Uncle Ben
01-19-2011, 10:20 AM
I knew that was coming Uncle Ben. Here is my response:

The only reason I had my winch out was to try to pull out a stuck 80 series land cruiser. I had to winch past it. Then I used Chris's strap to pull it out.

What do I see? 3 different rigs that all had a fun day. All three drivers knew better than to put away the recovery gear until the end of the day.

Yoders run is always a great way to start out the RS year! :thumb::thumb:

RockRunner
01-19-2011, 11:30 AM
I knew that was coming Uncle Ben. Here is my response:

The only reason I had my winch out was to try to pull out a stuck 80 series land cruiser. I had to winch past it. Then I used Chris's strap to pull it out.

What do I see? 3 different rigs that all had a fun day. All three drivers knew better than to put away the recovery gear until the end of the day.

Wow Rudy sporting the hard top for winter or is the soft top retired for good?:confused:

waggoner5
01-19-2011, 04:58 PM
Gary, I noticed that on Ige's "flying Gary" picture. I figured it was just oscillation....check it out...

Yep, spring was already damaged. Must have been the oven at the powdercoaters.

nuclearlemon
01-19-2011, 05:31 PM
does anyone know who's got my tree strap (faded grayish color) and clevis? i have someone elses clevis...thinking it might be john or 'roots, but not sure

RockRunner
01-19-2011, 07:11 PM
Yep, spring was already damaged. Must have been the oven at the powdercoaters.

Sure blame it on the powder coaters :rolleyes: Has nothing to do with you jumping the truck or banging it against rocks does it???:D

Dr. Schlegs
01-19-2011, 08:44 PM
does anyone know who's got my tree strap (faded grayish color) and clevis? i have someone elses clevis...thinking it might be john or 'roots, but not sure

I have it.

waggoner5
01-20-2011, 08:57 AM
Sure blame it on the powder coaters :rolleyes: Has nothing to do with you jumping the truck or banging it against rocks does it???:D

If you look at Ige's pic, the spring is already bent and the truck wasnt driven after recoating the springs. I beat on them pretty good for 5 years though so I'm OK with it.

nuclearlemon
01-21-2011, 05:22 PM
I have it.

cool..thanks kev, i'll try to get with ya soon to get it back.

Mendocino
01-21-2011, 07:33 PM
cool..thanks kev, i'll try to get with ya soon to get it back.

"Thanks Kev": are you two dating?
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