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Old 08-08-2010, 09:02 PM
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Well, someone has to start a new thread to say thanks to all for a good time and another great outing with GREAT people. Jeff, thanks for leading the run. I don't think I have been on a run with you as the lead so it is always good to learn from someone new about group management. Kevin, sorry about your rig. However, with our group I never have any doubt that a broken rig and its driver will find a way home. Chris and Kristine, thanks for picking up the two stray huskies and talking them to the shelter. It is amazing that people can be so cruel. Anyway, I am downloading my pictures now and I am sure others will post some soon.

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Old 08-08-2010, 09:42 PM
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Here are some pictures:













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Old 08-08-2010, 09:50 PM
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nice pics!

uh oh, shear'd knuckle studs?
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:14 PM
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Just to update on Kevin, Robbie, Steve Brady and I went over to Bill Moore from Spring Creek and got Kevin all fixed up to get home. He broke his knuckle studs and his front axle will need a rebuild. The outer bearing was shot, the inner axle seal all chewed up. He should make it home ok.

Ricardo, Brandon, Jeff Zettl and Jeff Zepp where all there working on the truck. Kevin learned a lot about Toyota front axles and what kind of grease to use in the bearings and the different Moly type to use on the birf.

He also will need a short side front axel if anyone has one. His has a pretty good groove in it.
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nice pics!

uh oh, shear'd knuckle studs?
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:18 PM
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Here is the team fixing Kevin up
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I think there was just a thread about 60 vs 48-inch high lifts. I guess the pic above of Kevin's fix gives credence to a 60 inch.

You guys are great!
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How does something like that happen? The trail doesn't look to extreme right there. Is that the kind of thing that just "let's go"?
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How does something like that happen? The trail doesn't look to extreme right there. Is that the kind of thing that just "let's go"?

Once those things are loose, things just get worse. A common problem when people rebuild their front 80 series axles is to not get them tight. You can torque the bolts and there still can be a small gap that is hard to see. There is a trick that you tighten the bolts, smack the steering arm with a hammer from the underside and keep torquing the bolts.

Kevin and Ricardo said they never took it off when the reworked the axle a few weeks ago.

Could be it had a small gap and the gap has built up over time while Kevin wheeled it.

Guess we will never know
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I finally made it home. Going to take a shower and get back online to read about my day. Thanks everyone for the help on the trail.
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