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Crash
06-24-2008, 03:09 PM
How about a thread with pics of damage suffered at Rubithon '08? I think the folks that weren't able to attend would find the results interesting, informative and perhaps surprising. Prior to the event, I imagined there would be carnage of major porportion and that proved to be an incorrect line of thinking as the Rising Sun entrants proved to be more than able to represent the club as being a trail ready crew. My hat is off to those that kicked ass on the run!

Romer
06-24-2008, 03:16 PM
Ok,
I will have to go take pictures later

I broke front swaybar at drivers side (broke off axle) - I removed it so the other side wouldn't break and take out the brakes

I broke the link in the passenger side rear swaybar. I left the swaybar installed

I have a few small paint scratches with no dents. Mostly in the molding

A rock jammed against my door molding and popped it off. No metal dent and all I have to do is replace the clips and it will go back on.

Lots of scraps on the underside. Slee Scid plate did its job

Right side Slee slider has big ding from hitting a rock but did not bend. Very stout product and shows the quality of Christo's work.

I am not counting the AC problem as that happened in Wyoming.

I plan on washing it in the next few days and giving it a good inspection, I may have more small stuff but a cursoray look showed everything else looked good.

I went expecting more damage (otherwise why go) and am pleased how the truck handled and how well I came out of it.

Romer
06-24-2008, 09:44 PM
Did a more detailed inspection and found some other stuff

First front Swaybar, broken at the mount to the axle

Rear Swaybar link snapped

Drive shaft slightly stripped

Romer
06-24-2008, 09:48 PM
Drivers side seems to have no body damage,maybe a scratch that may or not have been there

Passenger side rear door bumped a rock in the molding with no sheet metal breakage. Snapped a plastic rteainer on the inside of the molding that holds it on. I am fixing the clip back on with JDweld tonight and bought all new fastners to re-attach to door. Should come out fine

Rear flare scratchedwith a few paint scratches in the body from Cadillac hill where you get real tippy.

No big deal in the body damage department. I'll put the door cladding back on and it will look fine

nakman
06-24-2008, 09:51 PM
ok, I'll go...:o

Romer
06-24-2008, 09:52 PM
The armor took some dings, but thats why we buy it. Nothing major

The one item that concerns me is that the inspection showed a lot of oil along the entire underside of the body from the diff back.

Checked the diff fluid and I was down 1.5 qts from when I left.

The spread of the oil looks like possibly pinion seal as its on the top and bottom of the diff on the rear side, plus above the front drive shaft along the body.

Cleaned it up and refilled fluid and let it drip to see if its from the bottom. Then I'll take it for a drive and see.

All in all, not too bad and I have no regrets.

treerootCO
06-24-2008, 09:53 PM
I got this one...

treerootCO
06-24-2008, 09:55 PM
Rising Sun did an excellent job. Amazing how well everyone did. The carnage was relatively minor.

treerootCO
06-24-2008, 09:57 PM
Sorry Cheese, had to do it:D

Romer
06-24-2008, 10:00 PM
I think Cadallac Hill did more damage to us then anything else

subzali
06-24-2008, 10:01 PM
Need some 'splanations with the pictures - looks like Dave did something that involved his rear wheel and Wildernest, saw Nakman and Romer, what happened to the Pig? Saw Hatfield's knuckles in those pics, did Uncle Ben have any damage? 'Ceptin' the windshield wiper blade? And how did THAT happen? :confused:

JadeRunner
06-24-2008, 10:50 PM
Way to go Ken, your rigs starting to look like mine. It's funny. All your damage seems so familiar too me.

Bot it looks like a great trail with plenty of big rocks requiring technical driving. It makes me really want to tun that trail. I would want a front locker though. Does Dave have a front locker? It looks like he did well.

Shark Bait
06-24-2008, 10:58 PM
Don't have a whole lot of carnage pics.

We blew out a trailer tire in Evanston, WY on the way out. Bought two new tires in Elko, NV.
My carburetor wasn't working well to start with. Had it rebuilt by Mark Algazy in camp.
I started with a squealing alternator belt. Replaced it after two days of wheeling.
Swing out spare tire carrier cracked my rear bumper in two places. Had it welded up by a passer by before I even left the staging area.
Bent my DS slider on the first day.
Sheared off DS knuckle studs on Friday, in camp. Everyone pitched in to fix it. Parts appeared almost magically.
Ran the battery down using my Engel fridge for two days without starting my cruiser.
Sheared off all my PS knuckle studs Sunday on Cadillac Hill. Right in front of Mudrak, who had another set of studs for me. We re-used one of the knuckle bearings we'd replaced from the DS repair on Friday.
Something happened in the rear diff going up Cadillac Hill. I no longer have rear wheel drive without the ARB locker engaged.
The carburetor is plugged up and running rich again.
I have a loud "thumping" or "clicking" sound. Not sure if it's the rear axle or the front. We may have left a couple of roller bearings in the Birf during the fix on Cadillac Hill, or it's one of the rear axles/locker.
Tow vehicle engine idler pulley siezed approximately 10 miles west of Rawlins, WY. Towed to Laramie and repaired Tuesday.
Noticed when I got home my FJ40 rear bumper is failing again.

corsair23
06-25-2008, 12:27 AM
I have a couple blisters on my toes, a dozen or so mosquito bites (those things were downright vicious), and I lost FJ Cruiser boonie hat UB gave me :(...Does that count? :lol:

Matt was wise and kept me away from driving his rig other than on paved roads, otherwise the carnage could have been MUCH worse :D

Shark Bait
06-25-2008, 01:04 AM
and I lost FJ Cruiser boonie hat UB gave me :(...Does that count? :lol:


I think it ended up in my 40. I'll get it to you, Jeff.

AxleIke
06-25-2008, 07:30 AM
Chris, that sucks man.

BTW, if you can drive with the rear locker turned on, but cannot drive when it isn't, pretty likely that you have a broken axle.

The locker on is giving you power to the good side, but with it off, all your power is going to the busted shaft, since that is the path of least resistance.

Probably also the source of the thumping/clicking noise.

zornff
06-25-2008, 07:46 AM
WOW Chris,
I guess you were the green mile rig, sucking in all the bad JU-JU for everyone ! I was really bummed for you when you're studs sheared off on Cadillac. I only got 13 needle bearings out before you're magnet broke, so that may be part of what that sound is :confused.
I have over half the parts, including harness, if you decide to toss the carb and go TBI. You'll be glad you did.
Great trail, great people. We can't wait for next year !
:cheers: Mike

mtncrsr
06-25-2008, 08:26 AM
Fortunately the damage was fairly light for me. I lost one of the spring loaded metal tie downs for my cooler and I have some scrapes along the bottom of my new skid plate. Going high around the big rock as you dropped into the big sluice brought terrible metal scraping sounds but it turned out that it was only my exhaust pipe tip scraping the rock. The real bummer was that my wool blanket that I used for keeping my ice chest cooler grew legs and walked off. I don't know if I can find a replacement for that. I will however be upgrading my small pattern steering knuckles to the large pattern after seeing Chris having so many problems with his.

Uncle Ben
06-25-2008, 08:59 AM
Need some 'splanations with the pictures - looks like Dave did something that involved his rear wheel and Wildernest, saw Nakman and Romer, what happened to the Pig? Saw Hatfield's knuckles in those pics, did Uncle Ben have any damage? 'Ceptin' the windshield wiper blade? And how did THAT happen? :confused:

WW took a hit from a full water can that escaped it's bondage and hopped onto the hood to holler at me about oppression. The wiper actually was not damaged as onl;y the hold down nut loosened. As far as sheet metal damage I am clean with the exception of a slight scrape and tiny dent next to my drivers side rear broken tail light. Total driver error! Backed into a rock trying to set up a line for the next obstacle at the beginning of Big Sluce. Three of four flares have rash although the passenger side rear took a pretty hard hit on Cadillac Hill same place as everyone elses damage in that area. That I have to call as spotter error as the kid assigned to that spot had no clue about wagon lines! Next obstacle was gonna be the same but I rebelled and Kardum showed up and backed me up with a spotter overide and allowed me to show the spotter what line we would need to take. Sliders did their jobs well as did all my armor. I achieve my purpose and severly bent the proto type belly pan but it did hold for the most part and save my T-case. Haven't had a chance to up load pix yet but did get the truck cleaned from top to bottom after getting it unloaded. Pix to follow very soon! :bowdown::risingsun:

Hulk
06-25-2008, 10:29 AM
Managed to de-attach my rear swaybar.
Some scrapes to rear fender flares.
Scraped some paint right where the tail light starts on the right rear.
Bent the outriggers on both my sliders in a significant way.

Pictures to follow.

Red_Chili
06-25-2008, 10:33 AM
Dave, how did the Chili-infused sliders do? Inquiring minds want to know...

woooody
06-25-2008, 12:56 PM
Need some 'splanations with the pictures - what happened to the Pig?

That was Bill Stayner (BK Crusr)-- We did the trail backwards on Monday/Tuesday -- We ran across a broken J##P on the back side of Buck Island clogging the trail, so we fixed him, he turned around to follow us, broke again on the slabs around big sluice, so Bill agreed to tow him... on the bypass for "million dollar hill" the tow strap went slack, then tightened as bill was "side hilling" and gravity took over. He did 1 3/4 roll, ending on the driver side.

He rolled again after that picture on the entrance to Old Sluice.

DaveInDenver
06-25-2008, 06:25 PM
Dave, how did the Chili-infused sliders do? Inquiring minds want to know...
The sliders did their thing. Sure people probably snickered at the width of my outriggers, but man I used them to full advantage. Rather than trying to avoid them, they worked awesome for pivots. Drive past an obstacle, turn until a touch of the slider and the rear tire would either bite and go over or kick around. Having the wheelbase of a battleship really required it. I do think when the truck gets cleaned up I'll find they have a noticeable tilt up from back to front. I did a full weight, two-slider drop of about 3 feet onto them and got hung up pretty badly. Had they been tucked up higher, I would have crushed my underside badly, but as it is I only put big dents (yes dents, the pinch seams were self clearanced to the max slider deflection impulse) in the pinch seams under each of the legs. No other damage from that screw up. Yes, Bill, the sliders held up to the Rubicon and definitely I owe you beer for that. ;-)

Another truck saving piece of armor was the Holben Arts Middle Skid under my carrier bearing. That sucker has a whole bunch of scrapes and dents in it. Without it I would have almost 100% have crushed my carrier bearing or torn apart my driveshaft. As it is, not even my gas tank skid has any new dents and even still have all the Zerk fittings on the u-joints and slip yoke. Best dang frame width, 6" wide, 1/4" thick ghetto engineered skid ever.

Really, the only piece of armor that let me down was something else. Bud's IFS skid and cross member both worked great (both 3/16" plate), but the belly plate dented into my front driveshaft twice on day one. We had to use the Hi Lift handle to bend it out enough to get to Buck Island, where I removed it and violently jumped on it and beat the living snot out of it to get back into shape. Should have known better than to think 0.120" plate would be thick enough. Gotta call Bud tomorrow and talk things over... As it sits right now it looks like it was put into a 100 ton stamping press and made to be a contoured plate, since the dents and bends closely follow the shape of the cross member, transmission, IFS truss, etc. with only a fist's clearance here and there. It's ugly.

While on the subject of armor, I might add the Marlin rear bumper... AWESOME! Makes sense, designed with Rubicon in mind not doubt. Even drove through with my spare still under the bed, no problem. No quarter panel issues, no hanging up on the rear bumper. Just simply worked.

DaveInDenver
06-25-2008, 06:37 PM
looks like Dave did something that involved his rear wheel and Wildernest
Look closely at the picture of the rear wheels. I mean, stare at the picture and see if something strikes you as odd.

The WilderNest took the worst of the body damage. Not exactly unexpected, but I was hoping beyond all hope that would not be the case. Top of Big Sluice, odd angle, lack of enough concentration on holding a line and the truck tipped into an exposed tree. On the up side, the side of a WilderNest I can now say with certainty WILL hold up 6,000 lbs of Hilux without totally collapsing. But on the down side it will not hold it up without some damage. The reinforcement inside the top of the lower part of the shell either broke or bent (I originally thought it was a piece of wood, but the more I look at it I think it's a piece of steel inside the fiberglass right there). The top won't latch down anymore (thus the blue tie-down) and there's a finger sized gap between the lid and side, so the camper is not water tight in the rain anymore. I will know more when I can bribe a couple of burly dudes into coming over and helping me get the 'Nest off the truck for repairs. The shell is not destroyed, but it's been damaged to the point that it's not useable. Rats.

BTW, anyone have a 6' mini truck topper laying around they don't need for a while? While the WilderNest is down for repairs I can't have the Engel getting wet or stolen on trips...

Other than the 'Nest, a couple of new dents and scratches, nothing Earth shaking. Just add to the patina of greasy hand prints and chalky paint.

Oh, that reminds me. Turns out the Engel Slide Lock (the plastic deal) is also NOT Rubicon capable in the bed of a Hilux. Too much bouncing or maybe one too many Marlin bumper drags and that little plastic tab breaks off, letting one's $700 Engel slide off the mount and into the tailgate. Not good. But, a 1" wide ratchet strap around the base works as a very effective temporary lock. Good.

ginericLC
06-25-2008, 11:10 PM
Boy you guys did a lot of damage at Rubithon. Last year, I came out pretty clean, one scratch on one of my flares and that was it. I was stupid and bragged about how little damage I did. Two weeks later I'm driving down a forest service road in Montana, at the Divide Ride, that you could drive a Camry down and a rogue log took out my DS front fender and door. So bad I couldn't open it. Then a month later on Holy Cross out by you guys I put a big gouge in the PS door. I had already beefed up the swaybar mounts on my 80 prior to Rubithon as I tore them off and took out my brakelines on a local trail. Now, I bet you understand why all the local wagons are flareless.

Romer
06-26-2008, 07:32 AM
Here is a picture of the spot a lot of us received damage on Cadillac hill. Mudrak spotted the people behind me and all in front recived damage there. The original spotter did not know how to use hand signals well or to spot 80's

He put me in a position that Mudrak yelled stop and came down and attempted to spot me out of it and couldn't. Mudrak is outstanding and if he had spotted me there all along I would not have hit. Mudrak even apologized to me.

In the picture you can see Mudraks arm trying to figure out how to get me out of that spot while the guy who spotted me is facing him
http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=240658&stc=1&d=1214454893

Red_Chili
06-26-2008, 07:35 AM
The sliders did their thing. Sure people probably snickered at the width of my outriggers, but man I used them to full advantage. Rather than trying to avoid them, they worked awesome for pivots. Drive past an obstacle, turn until a touch of the slider and the rear tire would either bite and go over or kick around. Having the wheelbase of a battleship really required it. I do think when the truck gets cleaned up I'll find they have a noticeable tilt up from back to front. I did a full weight, two-slider drop of about 3 feet onto them and got hung up pretty badly. Had they been tucked up higher, I would have crushed my underside badly, but as it is I only put big dents (yes dents, the pinch seams were self clearanced to the max slider deflection impulse) in the pinch seams under each of the legs. No other damage from that screw up. Yes, Bill, the sliders held up to the Rubicon and definitely I owe you beer for that. ;-)

Sounds like a full length 1/8" square tube under the pinch weld will be the only enhancement you will need. Lemme know. 3' drop, eh? Wow.

I guess my welding holds. :lmao:

FWIW, I also bent my slider - with a 3/4 roll off a ledge, where the weight of the truck landed on the slider. And broke the front wheel. About 5 minutes to straighten it, and it looks like new. Pretty much the same hardware as what you've got.

Mothership Wit. With lemon.

FWIW, I stared at the rear wheel and still can't tell what's wrong in the picture.

Uncle Ben
06-26-2008, 07:42 AM
Boy you guys did a lot of damage at Rubithon. Last year, I came out pretty clean, one scratch on one of my flares and that was it. I was stupid and bragged about how little damage I did. Two weeks later I'm driving down a forest service road in Montana, at the Divide Ride, that you could drive a Camry down and a rogue log took out my DS front fender and door. So bad I couldn't open it. Then a month later on Holy Cross out by you guys I put a big gouge in the PS door. I had already beefed up the swaybar mounts on my 80 prior to Rubithon as I tore them off and took out my brakelines on a local trail. Now, I bet you understand why all the local wagons are flareless.

We were told by several folks that the whole trail was nastier this year than they had ever seen it. I actually heard one guy tell me something that made perfect sense I had not thought of.....the buggies taking really tough lines on the edges roll the big rocks down onto the trail.

powderpig
06-26-2008, 08:02 AM
The Heavy wagon line is up on the rock, not down in the wedge in the last pic. Much more stable and less chance for damage. Gary was at this point later in the day, much better spotter. Anyhow some of the spotters did not have varity in there spotting techniques. Anyhow all in all not too much major problems. Yes buggies are creating more problems then they help with for the common guy. You RS guys did well and will be remembered for a long time to come. I wish I could of spent more time around you guys. More trails to run this coming summer, looking forward to hanging on the local trails this summer.

DaveInDenver
06-26-2008, 09:03 AM
FWIW, I stared at the rear wheel and still can't tell what's wrong in the picture.
Took Treeroot's picture and added places to look for what's not there. I have a third gen pickup and don't run coilover springs. Had to take the spring pack off for repairs. Three of the four main leaves in my pack broke. Came into Rubicon Springs on only the second spring, the one with the military wrap. Had to assemble a frankenspring to get home. Suffice to say, Yotaman Larry, Phil, Marlin and in particular one of Marlin's mates James were HUGE HUGE helps in that effort. Not to mention Loren, Crash, Jack and 60Wag for hauling my sorry broken butt all over creation and adding a bit of muscle when I needed a hand. Details to come, but I have to get back outside and get the WilderNest cleaned out and battened back down so that I can get to work this morning. Found a couple of <$200 toppers on Craigslist, so I also need to get the 'Nest removed ASAP.

Red_Chili
06-26-2008, 09:14 AM
Oh, whoops. I was looking at the wrong picture.

Wow. Stock Toyota springs?

I have taken to carrying a couple spring clamps after breaking a main leaf in the rollover.

ginericLC
06-26-2008, 10:07 AM
We were told by several folks that the whole trail was nastier this year than they had ever seen it. I actually heard one guy tell me something that made perfect sense I had not thought of.....the buggies taking really tough lines on the edges roll the big rocks down onto the trail.

That is what they said last year too. I think the main section of the trail is more stable. The part I noticed from pictures that is getting nastier and nastier is Cadillac Hill. I had heard tails of folks driving near stock 100s into the Springs from the Cadillac side. To me, that was the hardest part of the trail. There was not a single obstacle on that trail that really stuck out to me as being difficult, it was the constant driving through obstacles most of the trail that was difficult. That and I only had about 4 hours of sleep the night before we started. We pulled into S. Lake Tahoe at 2AM and left promptly at 8AM from Loon Lake. I'm very jealous of your trip. Maybe next year? 2008 is a big ZERO for me for wheeling.

DaveInDenver
06-26-2008, 11:05 AM
Oh, whoops. I was looking at the wrong picture.

Wow. Stock Toyota springs?

I have taken to carrying a couple spring clamps after breaking a main leaf in the rollover.
Lift springs, 2" Stage-2 NWOR. The main leaf and two shorter leaves at the bottom broke, all just forward of the spring perch. They were about 6 years old. The driver's side pack was also starting to go into recurve but did not break, so they are/were fatigued and overloaded. Must have been the massive torque of the 22R-E and Marlin 4.7 gears, too much spring wrap. ;-) Or maybe the 1,500 lbs of junk I had.

Caribou Sandstorm
06-26-2008, 04:04 PM
Hi guys,

Lots of pics for you to review:

Woody has a bunch, not sure which you all are in.. But there are a fare number other then FJCs

Here is the site location not sure if it will post as a link:

http://gallery.ih8mud.com/thumbnails.php?album=67

Also I have a few of you guys at the trail head, at:

ChrisSandstormFJ.smugmug.com

And our post in the FJCF has a ton of pics and some of you all as well. Thought you might be interested to see how the FJCs did and see Robbie, Woody and the rest of the TTTs guys hard at work, helping us through.

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/trail-report-photo-section-gps-coordinates/63742-rubithon-2008-wow.html

I think our trucks did great and made good time. The only day that was a slight bummer was Thursday, as we waited a really long time mid route for the dbl locker group to finally catch us and pass us, only to have an 80 series and FJC of their group get stuck, where we all made it through.

Robbie, Woody, Jason Demello, and Barry McCoin were excellent spotters and really are the heros of our run for saving our paint on nearly every feature. I keep thinking of a magazine add I had seen some time ago of a Landrover with four guys pushing it from the side to save it from a boulder or tree scrape. That was what these guys did for us, they were simply awesome..

Maybe next year we will get to do our FJC run in two days like most of the other groups.

Thats right, I am planning on going back (permitted I acquire the Hall Pass from the wife), so hold onto that pool money you had on my potential carnage. Or did the window count as pay out?

See you guys soon!

Romer
06-26-2008, 04:49 PM
Did a little body work last night
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=9517&stc=1&d=1214366090

I glued the clips back on like I said I bought all new fasteners for $18 and put the door molding back on and it looks like it never came off. I had some matching color spray paint for the cladding so I just painted where it was scratched. Total cost of body work repair $18. I see no reason not to make modest attempts to keep my truck in good shape.
http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=240772&stc=1&d=1214518556

You can still see scrapes up close and it doesn't look perfect by any means. It's good enough for me, badge of honor my ass:eek:

Hulk
06-26-2008, 04:57 PM
I had some matching color spray paint for the cladding so I just painted where it was scratched.

You have matching paint in a spray can? Where can you get this?

Matt

Romer
06-26-2008, 04:59 PM
Oleg ordered it for me a couple of years ago. Since he paints these things he just takes the same code and ordered it in a spray can form. Has been handy like when you take black paint to the armor.

bet you could find it online if you had the paint code

I did also have a bottle of touch-up paint for the sheet metal that I used to cover the exposed area so it wouldn't rust.

Hulk
06-26-2008, 05:05 PM
OK, thanks.

Matt

Three Wheel Ben
06-27-2008, 06:51 AM
You have matching paint in a spray can? Where can you get this?

Matt

There is a paint store over on Santa Fe & Hampden (just south and west) can't remember the name. You have to be traveling south on Santa Fe and turn right the first street after Hampden to get there. They will mix it up for you based on your color code. Works good for trail carnage.

subzali
06-27-2008, 07:30 AM
There is a paint store over on Santa Fe & Hampden (just south and west) can't remember the name. You have to be traveling south on Santa Fe and turn right the first street after Hampden to get there. They will mix it up for you based on your color code. Works good for trail carnage.

Painter's Supply :thumb:

That's where I got all my paint for my fiberglass top job :thumb:

DaveInDenver
06-27-2008, 07:36 AM
There is a paint store over on Santa Fe & Hampden (just south and west) can't remember the name. You have to be traveling south on Santa Fe and turn right the first street after Hampden to get there. They will mix it up for you based on your color code. Works good for trail carnage.
Painter's Supply. They are a good 3M and Meguiar's dealer, too.

http://www.painterssupply.net/

Red_Chili
06-27-2008, 08:27 AM
I've not been thrilled with Painter's Supply paints.

I have, on the other hand, been extremely pleased with Allen Paint, 141 S. Broadway. Very knowledgeable. I painted my wife's motorcycle with some of their Acme polyurethane about 20 years ago, and it still has a hard-as-nails glass smooth finish in Porsche Guard's Red. Great stuff. They give excellent advice and will explain everything to you.

Painters Supply, not so much.

DaveInDenver
06-28-2008, 09:48 PM
Painter's Supply :thumb:

That's where I got all my paint for my fiberglass top job :thumb:
Speaking of fiberglass, the single best source for materials is Plasticare, south a bit further from Painter's Supply. They are on Natches Ct., just south of Oxford and west of Santa Fe. Literally everything plastic, fiberglass, resin and epoxy there is to find.

http://www.plasticareinc.com/

Romer
06-29-2008, 12:05 PM
So yesterady I tear down my front axle and pull the diff to replace the bolt broken last year that the Rubithon made leak. Those diffs are heavy. I am just a weakling since I saw Ben easily just hoist it up and line it up. Dropped the damn diff while trying to line it up and smashed my finger. All purple on the backside and half the nail is black.

Was suppose to play in a Golf Tournament tomorrow, can't swing a club now

Shark Bait
06-29-2008, 01:37 PM
Ouch! :eek:

subzali
06-29-2008, 07:30 PM
Ouch! Yeah Dave I used Plasticare for all my fiberglass needs, just the paint went to Painters Supply. And yeah Bill now that you mention it I didn't get completely good vibes from those guys, maybe I'll try this other place next time.

Uncle Ben
06-29-2008, 09:24 PM
Well, rock rash on the Ricecakes flares is almost a memory! Need to block sand and shoot the clear coat tomorrow but all but the front section of the passenger side rear are done. That flare took more damage than I first thought but it too will mostly disappear. Just need to easy out all the sheared zerks on the driveshafts and install the sway bays with new links and I'll be mall ready again! I also have a sheared bolt on the cross member/skid plate and one on the left wing of the rear bumper but those should be fairly easy to get out as I always use anti-seize on chassis bolts.

Hulk
06-29-2008, 11:11 PM
Dropped the damn diff while trying to line it up and smashed my finger. All purple on the backside and half the nail is black.

Sorry to hear it, Ken! It's not just 40s that are knuckle busters! :(

nuclearlemon
06-30-2008, 10:34 PM
So yesterady I tear down my front axle and pull the diff to replace the bolt broken last year that the Rubithon made leak. Those diffs are heavy. I am just a weakling since I saw Ben easily just hoist it up and line it up. Dropped the damn diff while trying to line it up and smashed my finger. All purple on the backside and half the nail is black.

Was suppose to play in a Golf Tournament tomorrow, can't swing a club now
wuss. junk won't ever let me live this down, so i'll pass on the love:D

http://forum.ih8mud.com/chit-chat-section/35537-dont-think-my-40-wants-its-new-gears.html



you haven't really worked on your cruiser until you've bled.

corsair23
07-01-2008, 01:48 AM
Matt: "Did I just hear something go 'bang'?" :eek:

.

Beater
07-01-2008, 06:37 AM
Matt: "Did I just hear something go 'bang'?" :eek:

.

that's a lot of tp in the back there man, were you expecting a crappy day?

Hulk
07-01-2008, 08:46 AM
It's the Boy Scout in me: "Be Prepared." I was also wearing brown pants.