Dude that rear bumper is so bad I'm willing to give you 50 bucks for it just to save you the embarrassment teehee. Let me know if the reverse psychology worked. I really want it. Good job on the COTM. I hope to get there one day.
Haha 50 bucks? Its yours man, come take this ugly thing lol.
In other news, looks the build may be getting stepped up a notch in the coming months. Ive been very lucky to wheel as much and as hard as I do and not ger much body damage, but it hasnt been easy and theres been times its just flat out made things difficult. After talking with the wife and a good friend of mine on where this is heading, Ive made the decision to make this almost exclusively a trail rig by Spring of next year. I will still keep it licensed for hitting the local spots, but Im at the point where its almost impossible to keep this thing 100% straight. Along with that, there are some places Ive been wanting to wheel that are just too far to drive it.
With that said, I dont plan to bang it on every tree I find, I just want the pressure off. I want it to be an "oh well" type of thing if I do happen to get a dent or break something. I would just pick up a cheap beater to wheel but mechanically mine is already in great shape to wheel reliably so I see no sense in starting over with someone elses nightmare.
That transition will be a slow one, but I do plan to adjust my build accordingly to accomadate things to a little more aggressive wheeling. Theres a couple things Im just not happy with that I will be addressing through the next phase of the build.
Two weaknesses showed up on the last trip out, the first being the rocker getting beat up, and the second being scars on the gas tank. Ill be tackling 2x6 rocker replacement next, and after that the vulnerable tank. First looked at buying a skid, then considered just building one, but I want to take that a step further.
Ive made peace with the fact that Im never selling this thing, so its time things get a little more invasive. Stay tuned.