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Old 08-31-2010, 10:07 AM
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Hey Perry. Remember that we can beef up that frame if you want and get skelator going reliably again. Just throwing it out there.
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Hey Perry. Remember that we can beef up that frame if you want and get skelator going reliably again. Just throwing it out there.
Not only that but to ignore Skelator you render it nearly worthless for any kind of resale value. Spend the money on it and upgrade it and you'll have trade in or at least some cash value to swap it for something else.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:43 AM
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I could be wrong, but whats holding him back right now is that the suspension broke off the frame, no? So it was rock solid reliable. Not any more.
True it broke, but Marco fixed it up proper on the trail and has offered to do even more in the garage.

True what Robbie said earlier that it is sure possible to have more flaws, but it can be checked and reinforced for pennies.

We need to get Perry to air down more too.

And on top of all that I still think he'd be thrilled in a newer expedition built Taco. Its always been my opinion that Skelator is not worth paying someone $4,000 for a SAS. It would be different if Perry had a garage and like to do the work himself for fun, but if you are paying for a result, that $4,000 is better spent to achieve his goals.
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Hey Perry. Remember that we can beef up that frame if you want and get skelator going reliably again. Just throwing it out there.
I agree. When we took the Gecko to Holy Cross last month the front spring hangar on the drivers rear spring ripped out of the frame. Upon closer inspection the frame was really rusted out on both sides in the area where it curves up. Apparently this is common on minis. We box plated the frame on both sides, inside and out and now it is stronger than new. I have to believe we can get you fixed up good enough to use the rig or sell it with very little cost.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:58 PM
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Many of the 1st gen 4Runner guys had a similar issue at the CM2010 PreRun. I know there has to be some people with welders and scrap metal in this club.
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