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April Fool's Ride at Paragon

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bluehen, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. bluehen

    bluehen 1/2 ton status

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    FORMUD, gmc4cw, skyyk5, myself, and a bunch of my buds met up at Paragon yesterday to put our trucks through the paces.

    gmc4cw had a slow start but got it going with a hammer...
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    FORMUD rolled off the trailer and went to war on the rocks...
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    Here's me on the trail...
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    My bud in his '02HD crew cab...
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    and my other bud with an XJ, who by the way, handled himself very nicely...
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    And here are some pics from the ride...

    Those rocks look tiny
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    C'mon across... it's safe
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    Ready to Cross
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    Hold your breath
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    Top off 1 of ? many
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    Found a hole
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    After a propane recharge found a way out of said hole
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    Hey look an RTI ramp (first time for me)
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    Had a great time fellas!
    I should have taken some pics of that sweet looking blue one in the parking lot. Hopefully one of the other guys did.
     
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    Great pics, looks like a blast! Glad you guys had fun! :waytogo:
     
  3. MuddinManny

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    Mmmm.....MUD! :D
     
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    that is awesome
     
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    Manny, you would have loved the playground. the water level was lower then usual leaving just the mud. the place I was stuck usually has 1-2 more feet of water.


    What a day. I provided the entertainment from the get go. Showed up late on to realize I forgot the key to the trail rig. luckily I had a spare in my toolbag in the form of a 40 oz. deadblow hammer. couple of well placed smacks to the column and the lock was no longer a problem. now it has push to start.:crazy:

    forgot to tighten a bolt holding a exhaust hanger, couple of zip ties and we were moving again.

    also forgot to put the pin back that holds the 4wd shifter linkage in the lever on the t-case. peice of wire and off we went.

    developed a pin hole in the rad, pour in some stop leak and continue down the trail.

    at one point the hood wouldn't close, even after me jumping up and down on it.:doah: I see hood pins in its future.

    over pressurized the steering box and most likely blew a seal internally. its really difficult to steer now.

    At least the rain held off till it was time to leave. Somebody pick a date and I'll be ready to go again.
     
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    your a trooper, eh?:D
     
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    No pics with the hammer? The tool of the day! Had a blast, thanks everyone!
     
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    i should be ready for a maiden run. swapping the axles tomorrow. lets set up another date. i need to wheel
     
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    Man, that looks like alot of fun. I would love to make it up there sometime with you fellas.
     
  10. FOR MUD

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    Way cool Pict's!!!!! I want to go again............Can you say let's play hooky from work!!!!!
     
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    I know we have talked about going during the week before. problem now is that they are only open on the weekends since the airport deal.:mad:
     
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    I like the way this man thinks..... Let's do it (although I could only come along for a weekend planned in advance).
     
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    looks really fun!!
     
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    One small problem fellas, They just got closed down again.:mad:
    They are going to court next week to try and be open for next weekend.
    I hope they get their new place up and running soon!
     
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    great photos, Looks like a lot of fun
     
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    its infuriating to say the least. if they get a new place, YOU and I will be the first ones there cutting trails.
     

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