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Old 05-04-2008, 05:04 PM
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Moab was a blast as always. The trip home not so much.

Mile marker 30+ now has a stripe. Not sure what blew, looks like the front pinion seal but since I was in 2WD it doesn't make sense. Maybe Steel Bender lived up to it's name?

AAA towed it to Safari LTD, wheeled with a Safari guy and had his card in my pocket, oh well a day of rest in the Hampden Inn isn't all bad.

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Old 05-04-2008, 05:10 PM
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Ouch!!

Good luck with the repair and enjoy the rest
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:31 PM
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bummer chris. on a good note it's going to safari, I'm sure hugh will get you on your way. If There is anything we can do from home let us know.
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:58 PM
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Thanks guys, I'm confident Safari will help me just fine, just wish I knew what happened. Cool how many people stopped in the 35 minutes I was there. 6 people in 3 rigs I did runs with, 2 total strangers, 1 old friend.

Not cool how many FJC's flew by looking the other way.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:14 PM
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What time did this happen Chris?, a few of us went by Grand Junction about noon and didn't see you.

Hugh will take care of you.

Let us know if you need anything
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:39 PM
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We were about an hour behind you Ken. It's all good, we made sure our AAA was current before leaving. Never needed it before.

Barb convinced me a week was enough in Moab so we headed home. Women's intuition?
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I must have passed you just before that happened. (Silver 4Runner behind a black Excursion). We were leapfrogging on the hills, then you weren't there anymore...

Sounds like you're being well taken care of, though.

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Bummer Bro, let us know if you need rescuing okay? I hope it is an easy (read inexpensive) fix...

...btw, when did you stop being "redcruiser?"
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:21 PM
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I must have passed you just before that happened. (Silver 4Runner behind a black Excursion). We were leapfrogging on the hills, then you weren't there anymore...

Sounds like you're being well taken care of, though.

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Bummer Bro, let us know if you need rescuing okay? I hope it is an easy (read inexpensive) fix...

...btw, when did you stop being "redcruiser?"
Not as easy as a leaf spring center bolt on the trail Drew.

(Red Cruiser ended pretty much when I sold FJ62.com to Woody/Mud and picked up my 55 and got involved with Front Range 4x4.)

Thanks guys, hoping it's not a big deal but
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should of taken the 55

hope all is well.
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