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Unread 02-19-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Clever ON trail TJ Repairs. PICS!

After seeing a few funny and creative repairs on the trail I thought it would be fun to start a thread with other cleaver on-trial TJ repairs.

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Rule #1All pictures must be taking of repairs that occurred ON the trail! Your welcome to take the pics at home but the repair had to have happened with parts that you made work on the trail only.

Sorry but if you ditched the jeep went back and got the rights parts that doesnt count. Thats no fun we want picture that tell awesome Jeep adventure stories!.

Rule #2 Please tell us what parts and items you made work in the repair to give us a laugh and give others ideas on little things that might be nice to carry along


Ill start us off.
Here is my Friends jeep that broke a u-joint out in Moab a little while ago.
Nothing a little Electrical tape and an old leather glove cant fix!


Yesterday coming back down the trail we did we watched a guy snap a trackbar bolt climbing over a big rock.
We stole the long bolt from the steering box and threw a few washers and two nuts some one has brought in there tools and bam good as now! (well sorta )


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Unread 02-19-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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We stole the long bolt from the steering box and threw a few washers and two nuts some one has brought in there tools and bam good as now! (well sorta )
Here is what happened after I broke one of the steering box bolts off...the other 2 broke within a a few minutes.


Welded the broken bolts back together and secured with winch cable. New bolts, and a steering box brace was added as soon as I got home.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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I broke a track bar while trying to follow a TJ on 42s. A couple tiedowns later it was like new. We were far from anything, and when we finally did find a parts store they were closed. I did 6 hours of trails like this and drove 25 miles on the road back to the cabin, that was a long slow drive.

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Unread 02-19-2012, 08:24 PM   #4
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4 years ago I got a call from a friend in the middle of the night saying he was finally going to take me up on the offer to use my winch if he ever needed it. Needless to say after picking 2 of his friends up and giving them a ride a mile into the woods to his truck, the winch motor failed (old, old winch). Hooked a tow strap through my D-rings, and the bumper bolts ripped through the frame. Had to re-weld the front portion of the frame to repair it, but to get home that night, it took running the tow strap through the bumper, over the hood, roof, and tie it to the rear bumper to get home.

Also, a photo of his 2500 high centered in the mud. It took 2 days of locals/strangers using comealongs, and finally his dad brought in a construction excavator to pull it out. The mud was 6-8 inches deep under his rear tires... even after putting rocks and wood blocks, we got nowhere.



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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 02-19-2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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I broke a track bar while trying to follow a TJ on 42s. A couple tiedowns later it was like new. We were far from anything, and when we finally did find a parts store they were closed. I did 6 hours of trails like this and drove 25 miles on the road back to the cabin, that was a long slow drive.

That's a Great picture
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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #6
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Unread 02-20-2012, 01:35 PM   #7
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subscribed interested to see where this goes. popcorn

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Unread 01-02-2013, 08:25 AM   #8
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Bump for any newon trail repairs
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Unread 01-02-2013, 12:48 PM   #9
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I don't have any pics of it but my buddy bent his stock tie rod on the trail. We bent it back to (almost) straight and tried that. Next obstacle, it bent again. We straightened it out, and I put a hi lift handle around the tie rod to sleeve it. Got him off the trail and home that way.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 04:52 PM   #10
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After a pretty good day of hard wheeling I blew a ball joint going up a small bank.



Technically, not a trail repair but, a recovery. I don't want to know were the telephone pole came from or who lost phone service but, we strapped it on as a skid to load it up on a trailer.



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Unread 01-02-2013, 05:22 PM   #11
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i like where this is going
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some funny stuff
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Unread 01-02-2013, 06:58 PM   #14
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Used a tire plug to patch a crack in the top of my buddy's radiator. Held long enough to get him home.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 08:09 PM   #15
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Had the cv part my front drive shaft grab my exhaust pipe at the first bend after the manifold and got hung up on eachother. Used a sawzall to cut it free. Long time ago so no pictures.
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