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Anybody else run Upper Helldorado (Moab) in a full size?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by pcorssmit, Apr 19, 2001.

  1. pcorssmit

    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    Just wondering if anyone else has been dumb enough to do this. [​IMG] I ran it a few days ago with a couple of Jeep buddied of mine.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
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  2. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    That's sweet, I didn't run upper in the UAV but I did walk it in my hikeing shoes. [​IMG]

    Steve
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  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    How did you do Pete? Any new body mods to report? [​IMG]

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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    Driver's door, Driver's side A-pillar, a couple soft top rails, some snaps, the vinyl survived OK, left tail light, top of the left rail, and the rockers. It sounds worse than it is (the BD). I also took off the left front fender emblem on Lower. Fixed it with a sharpie back at camp. Been wantin' K35 emblems for a while now. 4X Extreme was there to film it, really nice guys. We took a CJ5, my K5, and a CJ7. After the waterfall they filmed me tweaking my rocker panels with a sledge hammer. The CJ7 rolled on the entrance, no major damage. It was still running on it's side.

    We did Lower a couple days before that, twistedaxle.com was there to tape that run. That day we had the CJ7, a Samurai, and my brother's '70 K5. We also watched a bunch of Jeeps, a Sami, and Steve's Sniper do Upper that day.

    I've pretty much given up on the stock hood latch, and am considering pins. I can't even open it on level ground anymore.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Sounds like you had a blast up there! [​IMG]

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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
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    Pete! Your my hero! Man, wish I could have been there! Maybe next year I'll have my K30 cut and ready to go...

    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Soon: 4" lift, 40" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
  8. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Did you go up and over this spot? This is on Upper Helldorado. These fellas look pretty casual just hanging on the end of that winch cable. [​IMG]

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.DakotaCruisers.com/trail_reports/cm99/cm99-5.jpg>http://www.DakotaCruisers.com/trail_reports/cm99/cm99-5.jpg</A>

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    If I'm not mistaken, that is the only way out of UH.

    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Soon: 4" lift, 40" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, that's the only way out. I think that picture is slightly rotated, though, it's not quite that steep. I was teetering on my rockers at the top, each tire has to climb it's own rock and then it drops down a bit after the breakover at the top. There is a winch anchor cemented into a rock at the top, you have to drive up the hill while using the winch to hold the front end down. The ol' 8274 definitly got a workout on that trail. My buddy in the Jeep behind me doesn't have a winch (actually I have his old one), so we had to use the 10,000 lb. Warn on the first Jeep and a snatch block to get him up. I figure my weight going up that waterfall was over 6000 lb.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
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    Wow! Sounds like a number 10 pucker factor for sure. [​IMG] Was the seat cover shaped like a Hershey's Kiss afterwards? [​IMG]

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    It really wasn't that bad, as long as the winch didn't snap I was OK. If it just gave out, the Jeep's winch could have been used. I did snatch block it, like I do on any hard pull. Also, instead of running the cable back to the winch or the factory tow hook (which I've broken the lower bolt on many times), I wrapped my tree saver around the spring mount and hooked the winch to it. It was a very slow, controlled process, and I had good spotters. I did notice a slight mixture distribution problem in the motor, but it wasn't a problem. It would have been real sketchy with a carb. I watched an older guy in a CJ do it with a carb earlier in the week, his Jeep wouldn't start back up, and he ended up powering it up with the winch and the starter; he had a granny gear manual. That was probably the only spot on the trail where you could have a really ugly roll, the rest of it is so tight you can really just end up on your side. I can't wait for the video to come out.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    OK, I finally found a digital pic of my truck on Upper.

    http://www.picturestonegroup.com/cgi-local/SoftCart.100.exe/4x/online-store/scstore/p-Easter2001.html?L+scstore+ydzf7662ffa199a1+1009674185

    The CJ7 that rolled is the top left pic in the group of 6 and in the middle on the right side of the page, the CJ5 is the yellow one.

    Here's there home page:

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.picturestonegroup.com/cgi-local/SoftCart.100.exe/4x/home.html?L+scstore+ydzf7662ffa199a1+1010406031>http://www.picturestonegroup.com/cgi-local/SoftCart.100.exe/4x/home.html?L+scstore+ydzf7662ffa199a1+1010406031</a>

    Pete

    edit: I made them clicky all by myself!

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by pcorssmit on 10/27/01 06:42 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Killer pic Pete! I can definitely see your inspiration for those rockers now!

    I checked out all the video clips in that link...pretty cool! I was hoping to see some video of yer K5 atacking something...[​IMG]

    Rene

    PS...congrats on figgering out the clicky stuff![​IMG]

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    You've only got 3 inches of lift and run 39's? Do you have inner fenders?

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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    Do you have inner fenders?

    <hr></blockquote>

    Yeah, I think they're still in the cellar. Not postitive, though, they may have been tossed.

    The truck doesn't sit as high as it looks in that pic, the suspension is pretty much unloaded in that shot.

    Pete


    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     

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