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Old 06-26-2008, 09:14 AM
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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.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:07 AM
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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.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:05 AM
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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.
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:04 PM
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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/forum...-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!
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:49 PM
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Did a little body work last night


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.


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
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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?

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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.
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OK, thanks.

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

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