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!!! 3 DAYS TO MOAB !!! - But Nor Cal leaves in 12 HOURS.....

Discussion in 'Blazer Bash' started by Greg72, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    .....get to work!



    /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. K5 NUTT

    K5 NUTT 1/2 ton status

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    Re: !!! 13 DAYS TO MOAB !!!

    Day 13...installed springer suspension....changed oil...repaired tail gate window wiring...

    dw
     
  3. 73k5tony510

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    Re: !!! 13 DAYS TO MOAB !!!

    WOW /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gifi didnt think it was only 13 days from now till we leave.i still have a couple of things to do to the truggy.hope the neighbors dont mind the latenight truck work this week.
     
  4. BadDog

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    Re: !!! 13 DAYS TO MOAB !!!

    Man, I have SO much left.

    Today I (mostly) finished the 3rd version of my new floor pan and got 4 seat mounts with harnesses mostly done.

    Still to do:
    Finish tripple stick and mount B&M shifter.
    Build anti-wrap for rear (no time to finish 4 link rear)
    Swap new 57s for my old wavy springs.
    Skid for doubler (mainly so I don't hang up)
    Modify exhaust so I can get the front shaft back in.
    Headlight wiring needs finishing.
    Tarp/bikini top
    Front suspension relocated (again).

    Sigh....
     
  5. ntaj*ep

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    Re: !!! 13 DAYS TO MOAB !!!

    Finished the rear bumper, OK mostly /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif.......


    Still need to, <sigh> oh boy!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif............
     
  6. FWP

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    Re: !!! 13 DAYS TO MOAB !!!

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    Man, I have SO much left.


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    Don't sweat it man, you'll get it done /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  7. FWP

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    Re: !!! 13 DAYS TO MOAB !!!

    Day 13, read this /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  8. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Re: !!! 13 DAYS TO MOAB !!!

    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    Fired the motor back up last night at midnight.
    Still have lots to do but will have it done or the hell with it.
    I was waiting for you to start this post Greg! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I Can't Wait!
     
  9. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: !!! 12 DAYS TO MOAB !!!

    Sunday's are traditionally a day of rest.....



    ....but not for YOU! 12 days and counting. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  10. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Day 13:

    Got 6.2 running again

    Blew a brand new 39.5" TSL on the test drive/forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Still to do:

    Order one new 39.5x15x15 TSL
    Get front shaft rebuilt
    Install hard top
    pre-trip check over

    I hope they can get me a tire in a week or less...or I'll be showing up with three brand new tires and a cheesy spare 39.5. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    Rene
     
  11. Blazinaire

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    Re: !!! 12 DAYS TO MOAB !!!

    Just waiting for my softtop and rear high angle shaft to show up .... oh yeah, not to mention /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif I have to have my rear axle completely rebuilt (bearings crapped out and superheated everything warping my ring gear!) build the other x-member for my belly skid (and make the plate itself), build anti wrap device for the rear, weld crack in frame at steering box, install my new c.b., and countless other things /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif all in a days work /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Blew a brand new 39.5" TSL on the test drive

    [/ QUOTE ] Yikes /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Day 12 went good for me, got the ram finished, and actually ran a trail today /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif, and everything worked /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  13. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    First day of Autumn.... AND eleven days remain.

    Time to place those last minute Summit orders (me) and check all the "basics" on the tow rig as well as the truck.
     
  14. tRustyK5

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    Just ordered another 39.5 TSL.../forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    Rene
     
  15. imiceman44

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    Re: !!! 11 DAYS TO MOAB !!!

    Well I broke under pressure, I won't make it this year.
    Well now more time to work on the truck /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  16. FWP

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    When are you heading down Greg? Wanna wheel on Friday morning /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  17. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    When are you heading down Greg? Wanna wheel on Friday morning /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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    Fred,

    Just got confirmation from work that I can have the time off for BB03!!!! YEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!



    So now the REAL pressure is on! I'm planning to arrive probably late Thursday night, so I should be ready to wheel on Friday morning....

    The "catch" is that it's a two-day drive for us Nor-Cal boys (looks like it's just me and Tony this year /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif)...so basically I have EIGHT days to get everything ready to go!!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif


    Here's the basic plan:

    Use this...

    [​IMG]



    To tow this...

    [​IMG]



    As you can see, I no longer have a rollcage (poor planning on my part) so doing the crazy stuff will be "out" for me this year. I can certainly do the more moderate trails, and would love some "seat time" in another rig for the tougher stuff....

    The Suburban needs quite a bit of small stuff before it's "roadtrip" worthy.....it's currently gutted and receiving copious quantities of Dynamat. A complete ACC carpet kit is on order, but will probably not arrive in time for the trip. There is NO music in this vehicle (unacceptable, especially for the moderator of the "Audio" forum! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif) so I'm expecting to get a quick 200W 4-channel system installed before the trip.

    I need to flush fluids and install a tranny temp gauge too. A tach would be a nice luxury, but it's not in the cards for this trip.

    Anyway.....there's is still MUCH to do, but I'm VERY excited to know that it's really happening again for me this year. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  18. ntaj*ep

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    Well I did nothing to the K5 today, but the tow rig now has XM! /forums/images/graemlins/crewcab.gif Oh and the Jordan Brake controller showed up today. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Probibly should install that before I go? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  19. tRustyK5

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    Day 11...

    Failed emissions testing.

    I cannot cut a break lately. If anyone cares to read the gory details check the diesel forum.

    At this rate it'll be a miracle if we actually make it. It won't be for a lack of trying on my part...

    <sigh>

    Rene
     
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    As you can see, I no longer have a rollcage (poor planning on my part) so doing the crazy stuff will be "out" for me this year.

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    Bummer man, I was looking forward to see that big dawg get some cool action /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    But it's cool you are able to get to Moab /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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