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Unread 09-23-2013, 10:07 AM   #1996
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finally got to look at those pics on a computer screen instead of my phone! Even more badass! Is that green rig user "CVD" on here? One of my favs!

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Unread 09-23-2013, 11:11 AM   #1997
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Yup that's Cliff, he did pretty well with his Jeep. Got it to teeter pretty good a few times, to bad we didn't get any pics of that.
It's a very cleanly built Jeep for sure. I like how the fuel tank is recessed up into the tub so it has a skid in the rear that's flat with the frame. That's the most annoying thing on a TJ, the tail dragging and banging when coming of rocks.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 08:06 PM   #1998
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Dusy ersim trip 2009

Just posted this on another forum, figured here would be cool also, lil blast from the recent past, when the Jeeps were lil and the easy wheelin challenging

Fred and me had a ball, we went in from south to North. First night we spend at the start of the trail at voyager rock
Could not find the chicken on chicken rock, but loved Thompson hill, it rocks. First day we covered 14.5 miles, darn that is hard traveling took us 7 hours to get to the Eastlake campground. The carnage for that day was 2 loose nuts on the lower control arms and one broken sway bar bolt, not bad the first day and the biggest problem for the day was that I had to fix my leaking propane stove with some silicone , worked like a charm, waking up to make coffee and your stove konks out that just sucks
Next day we took it easy did the 5 miles to Ershim lake in about 2 hours spend the rest of the day hiking and fishing and shooting some pics. From Ershim lake to Lake camp lake was a lot of fun had some very nice obstacles at the start and scattered along the way. Also took 2 hours and we goofed of the rest of the day me shooting pictures and Fred depleting the lake of fish. The last day on the trail was the bom, obstacle after obstacle, got to love it add to that the absolutely stunning scenery and you got a great start of the day, The closer we got to whitebark vista the worse it got. Also took us about 2 hours. At the end of it I wanted to turn back and run the last part the other way to just get it out of the way and be able to say I did that also. Fred did not want to go for it though, and it made sense, might as well stop while you are ahead and did not break anything. Overall a absolutely great trip with no hold ups due to breakage and a great trail that was challenging and gnarly and tore up in places that made it all that more challenging,

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Unread 09-29-2013, 08:07 PM   #1999
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Pictures are saved backwards so this lil outing will be in reverse





















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Unread 09-29-2013, 08:14 PM   #2005
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Darn 4 years ago already, time flies. The dusy starts out 20 miles out of town and away from civilization, then it's 30 miles long, at the end it's roughly another 20 miles of mountain driving back to town. *You want solitude then this is the place for ya, just don't break your rig halfway *into your trip, it's a long way away from any kind of help.
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That looks like a lot of fun there Art. If I make it out to cali next year I would like to run the dusy and enjoy some nice camping and fishing.

Is Freds baby jeep a small clone of his other rig? Not sure if Fred is the guy who owns that other stretched silver TJ

Also did you take a spare transfer case with you?
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Unread 09-29-2013, 09:07 PM   #2007
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That looks like a lot of fun there Art. If I make it out to cali next year I would like to run the dusy and enjoy some nice camping and fishing.

Is Freds baby jeep a small clone of his other rig? Not sure if Fred is the guy who owns that other stretched silver TJ
That's his Rubicon before he got busy with it.

After our first Hammers run we both decided we needed something a bit more suited for that terrain. He bought a CJ5 with 2 HP D60's under it.
Parted the CJ out, retubed the axles and used them for his Rubicon.
That poor Jeep has been redone and stretched 4 times.
First time was to 100", he made his own stretch tank for it, which he still uses, it just moved inside the tub. Then the front and the rear got stretched, to 103". The big axles went in and the coilovers got installed. At that time I found a totaled Jeep for my Tinkertoy project. Two years ago we went to Moab and he couldn't quite make the climbs I could, so the rear got stretched to 107", Still wasn't happy so about six months ago the front got tubed and the front axle came forward more and now it's at 111" wheelbase. Glad I did that from the get go, saved me a ton of work
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Unread 09-29-2013, 09:35 PM   #2008
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Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 10:06 PM   #2009
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Beautiful pics. For me being an east coast guy, when is a good time to possibly make a trip out there? When are the times to avoid etc??

I have a brother that lives in Utah and my girlfriend's aunt lives in Arizona. Rausch Creek is fantastic here (along w Big Dogs Off-road park from what I've heard) but you guys have some fantastic and legendary trails out there
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Unread 09-29-2013, 10:08 PM   #2010
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Awesome Art. Hope to spend a few days out there wheeling/camping/fishing.
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