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post #31 of 2836 Old 11-08-2011, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Last weekend, at Wash!ta off road in Farmington, MO.

This place has some tough trails. One of which the Q-trac wouldn't climb, and no one else tried. I made it 3/4's of the way up, after whinching the last 30'. Had to turn around and go back down. On a scale of 1 to 5, they're a 5+. The other, no one tried.

Wheeled with a 1953 M-37, 1983 CJ 7, and a 1994 YJ.
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post #32 of 2836 Old 11-08-2011, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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This is the one I couldn't make, wasn't for a lack of trying.
The tire shots, 33/13.50/15 LTB's with 10 pounds of air.

Bill
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1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
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post #33 of 2836 Old 11-08-2011, 08:37 PM
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Cool Pics, Bill. What's going on with your shackle?

edit* You slipped one in while I was typing... last pic of your Jeep on the rock...

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post #34 of 2836 Old 11-08-2011, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Pics, Bill. What's going on with your shackle?

edit* You slipped one in while I was typing... last pic of your Jeep on the rock...
I think its the picture.It does look a little bent.I'll have to check it tomorrow. With only 33" tires, they do taking a beating on the rocks.

Back to the Badlands in Indiana for the last trip of the year, next Saturday.
Man I like offroading.

Bill

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1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
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post #35 of 2836 Old 11-08-2011, 08:49 PM
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I think its the picture. With only 33" tires, they do taking a beating on the rocks.

Back to the Badlands in Indiana for the last trip of the year, next Saturday.
Man I like offroading.

Bill
I like checking out your pics!! When I grow up, Ima be like YOU!

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post #36 of 2836 Old 11-08-2011, 08:50 PM
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Bill is living the Jeep Dream!

Under A Sun Thats See It All Before...
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post #37 of 2836 Old 11-08-2011, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Bill is living the Jeep Dream!
I going to have to say your correct on that one, I made every club trip this year. must have been at least a dozen,

The best one was the Black Hills in South Dakota. I'll have to do a youtube search on a obsticle called Fruty pebbles. we didn't have time for the main trail, we took the bypass that was a 4 plus.
I think I have some pictures of the Hills on my phone, I'll post them.

Bill

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1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
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I going to have to say your correct on that one, I made every club trip this year. must have been at least a dozen,

The best one was the Black Hills in South Dakota. I'll have to do a youtube search on a obsticle called Fruty pebbles. we didn't have time for the main trail, we took the bypass that was a 4 plus.
I think I have some pictures of the Hills on my phone, I'll post them.

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The Black Hill of South Dakota, earlier this year. Its a cool Jeep place. I prefer MOAB though.

The last picture is a unposed picture of me at a Fire. It was taken by a local Doctor, that thinks being a Fireman is way cool, I would have to agree with him.
Bill

On edit, the light blue TJ did a rear dig to slide the rear to the drivers side after the picture was taken.
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1979 J20
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MoC, the reason I can't sell the boat, and my wife wouldn't let me anyway. The Grandson just likes it to much.

The last 2 pictures are my son and I. Sorry about the quality, I didn't have a digital camera in 1996. My son was 16 at the time. He died in a car accident in 97, I'm not looking for sympathy or empathy, I just wanted his picture in my thread.

A word to the wise. You can't spend enough time with your kids, cause ya never know.
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1973 J 4000,
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1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
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I'm not big into the rocks but when I see pictures like that, that didn't come from a magazine, it makes it that much more appealing.

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I'm not big into the rocks but when I see pictures like that, that didn't come from a magazine, it makes it that much more appealing.

I like a little of everything. Mud is lowest on the list. Missouri trails are mostly rocky. with some dirt hill climbs thrown in.

Illinois are mainly dirt hills, V shaped ravines, and mud, Indiana is the same with a few exceptions.

the Missouri rock pictures look nasty. and they are. What you can't see is the the steepness of the hill.

Bill

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1979 J20
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Bill, what is your son's name? I never learned it. He is one handsome young man!

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post #44 of 2836 Old 11-09-2011, 03:02 PM
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Bill you're right about family. Words fail me about your son. Memories and the hopes and dreams of what might have been if he were still here. Yep we never know.
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His name is Blake, a lot like myself, machanical. The first time he helped me on a car he must have been about 3, we were lying under the car, waiting for the oil to drain. He fell asleep. I remember lying there just looking at him.

Bill

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1973 J 4000,
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1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
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