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Old 10-30-2005, 02:28 PM
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No action shots, sorry. I was too busy sliding backwards uncontrollably into the trees
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Old 10-30-2005, 02:54 PM
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thread hijack....if you need it Shawn, I'll save this panel for you. This is off an '83 FJ60. Looks like maybe the bumper cap and the indent may be longer though.
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:13 PM
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Looks like you guys had a fun time.
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Old 10-30-2005, 07:26 PM
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None of my pics really came out.. too dark, too fuzzy.. we were taking them with the video camera so what can you expect. I do have some video cool footage shot from inside the truck while on the run, just cruising through the snowy woods stuff, nothing crazy. I don't have the means to upload it though. But like most runs, when it's time to dig or strap or something I'm always outside with gloves on, camera always ends up being an after thought. But I'll bring the camera to the next meeting if anyone wants to see some snow.

edit: make that the premeeting.
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Old 10-30-2005, 08:27 PM
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Nice trip! That picture of the group shot with the snow is sweet. My pictures night usually come out pretty bad also.
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Old 10-30-2005, 08:37 PM
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For us unlocked folk (well I guess I'll just talk about myself, don't know what was happening down below me), the hard-packed snow and the steep hills and switchbacks made things a little interesting. Oh and the 4/32s tread depth on my tires didn't help either . Tire chains would have helped... CJ7 Matt used quite a bit of momentum on that first hill where the white truck was, it was pretty cool him barrelling past me snow flying and engine roaring...

Got used to sliding backwards on ice I guess. My dad and I ended up doing just that about 8 times for about 100 feet each time above the second switchback (and created an ice rink for the rest of you trying to get up to that little flat spot, and then once I got above the whoops I just had to go throttle down, luckily grabbed second when I had the chance, and barely tractored up to the road after flying back and forth on the trail (no power steering, all fours spinning, ruts in the trail, basically getting knocked around) . What a great run. Lots of just gun it and go!
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Next time have your dad drive the turbo 80, just think how fun you two would have Matt. later robbie
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Well...what a run!! As hard as it is to look at the damage to my previously perrrrfect FJ60. It could have been alot worse, I think I'm actually lucky the Chevy stopped me before I carreened backwards into the woods.

Lesson #1: Pay closer attention to where the guys in front of you stop. I shouldn't have stopped on the hill.

Lesson #2: If you do stop on an icy, snowy hill - throw a strap on the guy in front of you who's on flat ground.

Lesson #3: it's just metal and plastic.

Lesson #4: Maybe I could use this as justification to buy a winch? (I wish)


TreeRoot: THANKS!! I think want a peice from that 60 of yours. I'm going to have someone look at it to fix'er up a bit and let you know what is needed. It punched in the quarter pretty good and I can't open the lower tailgate the way it's bent.

WHAT A MEMORABLE RUN! and Thanks for your support in this trying time

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Old 10-31-2005, 08:46 AM
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Shawn have you tried to bend your quarter panel out any? Was thinking that you could use a bottle jack between the frame & body to press a bar outwards, just to move it enough to open the tail gate. Drive it over tonight if you want to try that.
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Shawn,
I totally sympathize with you about your damage! That Chev tried to suck me in too! When my rear started sliding right for it I hit the skinny peddle and my rear just barely missed the Chity.....whew! Guess I need to go back up and get the license plate # and see if I can help the owner get it out or push it on downhill! It's in a bad spot! Good luck on the repair!

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Well...what a run!! As hard as it is to look at the damage to my previously perrrrfect FJ60. It could have been alot worse, I think I'm actually lucky the Chevy stopped me before I carreened backwards into the woods.

Lesson #1: Pay closer attention to where the guys in front of you stop. I shouldn't have stopped on the hill.

Lesson #2: If you do stop on an icy, snowy hill - throw a strap on the guy in front of you who's on flat ground.

Lesson #3: it's just metal and plastic.

Lesson #4: Maybe I could use this as justification to buy a winch? (I wish)


TreeRoot: THANKS!! I think want a peice from that 60 of yours. I'm going to have someone look at it to fix'er up a bit and let you know what is needed. It punched in the quarter pretty good and I can't open the lower tailgate the way it's bent.

WHAT A MEMORABLE RUN! and Thanks for your support in this trying time

-Shawn
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