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AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can't make the 6th...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Greenblazer-AZ, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. Greenblazer-AZ

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    AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    And those that can do both weekends.
    After April the weather will start getting hot and why not take advantage of the cool weather before it gets hot. It sounds like a good idea to me. I can't make it on the 6th, and it's also my Birthday on April 13th. I will make my special recepie "Shoyu Chicken" that I've been talking about. Please don't think that I expect you to bring gifts or cards, Just being there to Party with me on the trail would be enough. I haven't decided on a trail yet, and I'm open to suggestions. If anyone is interested... There is a MUD pit at Saguaro Lake and a really cool camp site. Pics of campsite:
    http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Greenblazer-AZs-Rig
    Anybody?
     
  2. marv_springer

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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Allan,

    I'm game for this....! Since we've beat the "East Side" thing so much lately, we should prolly venture out North. How bout off of Table Mesa - Like Lower Terminator or something. There's plenty of tough trails out that way.

    BTW... is there any way you can get a locker in that back axle before then? I'll help you in any way I can...

    Marv
     
  3. StonerK5

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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Guys, I think I can make the 12-13th trip!! I get my bonus check in April and it is going towards the new gears and rear locker. Kinda pricey but well worth it! That should be all I need to get "trail ready"

    Chris
     
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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    I should be good to go... north, east, whatever.
     
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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Table Mesa/Lower Terminator sounds like fun! A locker is on my list for my 14 bolt ff that I have. The only thing holding that up is money, which is comming. If I found the right deal on a locker for the 12 bolt I might lock it too in the mean time. After I swap in the 14 bolt I'd have a locked 12 bolt to sell instead of an open one. Or if I found a locker for the 14 bolt, maybe I could do the swap before then. The only thing that I need for the 3/4 ton swap is a locker, wheels, u-bolts, and some time. Locking the 12 bolt would be quicker, and cost less money before the trip. Anybody have a locker for a 12 bolt for sale around here?

    So far here's the list:
    Marv Springer
    Chris aka StonerK5
    Matt aka NoRulz
    Russ aka BadDog
    Rob aka therobzilla and Joey aka Guido
    Damon aka Moose and a friend of his with a Comando
    Myself
    I'll add to the list as needed.
     
  6. BadDog

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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Since Matt is in, I guess that means there is a place to leave a trailer? If so, maybe I can actually make this one...

    I now have 42s, 4" lift, springers in the rear, cross over, and hydro assist (last 2 in progress) so I would like to see how it shakes out.
     
  7. Greenblazer-AZ

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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Hey AZ guys see my ad in the parts for sale section! Trying to raise money for a locker, maybe "I gots what you needs"/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
  8. therobzilla

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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Count Joey and I in, I think we can make these dates work.

    Robzilla
     
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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Cool! I'm glad you and joey can make it, wouldn't be as much fun without you guys. Hey Marv what about welding the 12 bolt? You think you could do that? I'm planning to swap the 14 bolt in eventually anyway so I figure if I can't find a locker maybe I can go that route as a temporary solution. What do you think?
     
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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Weld the front so that way if it breaks its no big deal, because you can drive home without a problem. You can weld the rear but if it lets loose you will be kinda screwed.
     
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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Robzilla has a spare 12b "open" carrier.... I'll weld it if you wanna put it in..!! I'll offer the "tail-light warranty" on it... as soon as your tail lights fade outta sight... the warrranty's off! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    But really, I'm not sure how long it would last or how nasty it would handle - but if you wanna try it... I offer my welding services..!

    Marv
     
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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Cool. Lets plan that as a last resort, and see if I can come up with a locker in the mean time.
     
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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    I think it's easier to break a front axle and if the rear breaks I can drive in front wheel drive. Plus the Dana 44 parts are interchangeable from 1/2 T to 3/4 T and I can keep those as spares when I swap the 3/4 T stuff.
     
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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Russ,
    hahaha, you know me well. Yea, table mesa got plenty of trailer parking. Hopefully I can make it, lost my job this week so $$$ may be tight, but at least I have some time to work on the truck now.
     
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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Mat,
    I was in the same boat on the first trip I did in my K5 on Jan 12th this year. An hour and a half before I was leaving to meet at Haulgas' house I got a phone call and had my new job when I got back from the trip. It was nice I didn't even have to look, the job found me.
     
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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Yea, I'm working on getting a resume up on monster.com, I'm sure that with what I know, it shouldn't take too long to find something. Everyone seems to be starting to recover from the slump in the economy, so hopefully they aren't so afraid to hire people anymore. Only time will tell though.
     
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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    BTW, anyone wanna buy a 2000 Dodge 2500 4x4 w/Cummins & 6-speed? heh
     
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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Good news... Damon aka Moose from Toyboxoffroad.com says he's gonna make this trip.
     
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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    Good to have him back...
    Although I don't know him very well (if at all) I hate to see anyone down for the count.
     
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    Re: AZ Trip April 12-14 for those that can\'t make the 6th...

    I thought I'd put this back on top to remind everyone about next weekend's trip.
     

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