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Halloween in Potosi - UPDATE - Driving Directions

Discussion in 'Midwest Region' started by Mudzer, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    It has been brought to my attention that there are a few of us who need to get out and wheel. You remember last year - sub zero camping; waking up with frost on the tent (and toes). Well, 'tis that time of year folks! Lets all get together for the Fall Run in Potosi, Missouri. The date is planned for October 25-27th. So, bring your tent and your rig, plus the will to tough out the cold. There are Hotels in Potosi for those who can't handle the chill.

    This gives me a new goal to reach. I have a month to get my K5 with Doubler and 1 Ton drivetrain. I said it before "I will not plan an event until... blah blah blah..." <img src="/forums/images/icons/grin.gif" alt="" /> See ya there. <img src="/forums/images/icons/ooo.gif" alt="" />
     
  2. KRAZIE87K5

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    Hehehehehe... let the clock start ticking! (AGIAN!) /forums/images/icons/smile.gif /forums/images/icons/wink.gif I too have a small list of mods I would LIKE to have done which include:

    1. new shocks, relocated in the rear, and Ferd towers in the front
    2. front welded (not enough $$$ for a locking-device)
    3. new rear CV drive shaft... this one takes precidence
    4. get that spare TIRE mounted on a rim... /forums/images/icons/smile.gif /forums/images/icons/blush.gif

    And thats just the stuff I can think of right now! Good luck with your mods Neil... hope everything pans out for you this time.

    -Dan
     
  3. thebigdaddyof2

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    I have very few items that I need to address before the Fall Run. I'll install the Moser chromoly shafts, the Dana 44 Detroit (thanks Neil), and if the money tree sprouts about $300....a set of CTM u-joints. Oh yeah, I need to install a new set of locking hubs and remove the fusible hub pieces.
    Also, the "push bars" on the rock sliders should be done by then as well.
    That should do it.
    I can't wait.
    I didn't get my fill.......
     
  4. mudduck

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    this sounds great me and my brother planned a ride at Palmer that weekend with some locals from the area and a jeep club from Ill. there will even be a couple of scout guys down that weekend, most of these guys are from potosi and farmington. i was going to be the only chevy there (just a little fun rilvary between me and my bro he wheels a ferd bronco) most of these guys all drive 78 or 79 ford broncos, we are camping in the camp ground and there will be me and 3 friends in their broncos who would love to join you guys on the trails wont have my crossover or hydro steering done but will bring it out anyway had it there labor day weekend and broke a leaf spring pin and bent my drag link in a big crack on one of the trails hope to see ya all there
     
  5. OFFRDK5

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    Do I get this feeling Neil missed getting all broken at Attica? Now I have to get a goal to get some tires and get my other things fixed by Oct!!!
    Now I can check out this 3/4 ton stuff and find my weak link!!!
     
  6. thebigdaddyof2

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    Nick,

    WARNING: AVOID ALL AREAS COVERED WITH WATER. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH THESE AREAS AS HYDROLOCKING MAY OCCUR!! j/k

    Hope to see ya there.
     
  7. OFFRDK5

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    Well, yer gonna "bring me the cable" if I get stuck, ain't ya!?!?!?! I might suggest you stay away from ditches that flex your rig out. Don't wanna hear any body mounts breaking or fans eating radiators!!

    I plan on sealing everything. I bought out the auto part stores on black gasket maker.
    Really funny when I watched the tranny shop attempt to get the cover off to adjust my TV cable!! The guys coworkers were laughing at him calling him "weak" that he couldn't pull a simple air cover off!!!!
     
  8. thebigdaddyof2

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    Oh now.....you enjoyed watching me get my ride "sick & twisted" didn't you?
     
  9. OFFRDK5

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    Yea it was actually cool to see your face with the "WTF was that?!?!?" look on it!!
     
  10. nofeartruckin00

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    Was this where you made it up the hill that "no stock truck has done before"? I do remember the pics of your truck under water, i think it was you. Hmmmm, maybe i can make this one......... where in the heck is potosi???
     
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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    Yep, the pics are in my sig. There is just one thing that you have to do before you are allowed to attempt this "hill". You have to cross the lake and then turn around and come back and have the rig live to tell the tail. And maybe the next day jump start a Ferd truck, with no air breather, at, oh what would you say Neil? 6 AM? I will toss you a life vestfor the lake!!!
     
  12. KRAZIE87K5

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    Um... wow. More to come... /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    -Dan
     
  13. BIGJ

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    In addition to Todd's statement...

    Do not attempt any large mud holes at high speed. And when the vehicle becomes inoperable, you WILL fetch the winch cable...
    j/k too.

    At least you know what to to next time the you hydrolock the diesel /forums/images/icons/smile.gif Clint and I still talk about that one from time to time. First time we ever saw a diesel hydrolocked....

    BIGJ
     
  14. Mudzer

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    Actually, Todd didn't have the "WTF look", he didn't even know it happened! That's what happens when you listen to that devil music while on the trail. /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif The funny thing is what he said after getting out of the truck. "Suspension that works" - I've heard that a few times before.

    That's the only rockcrawlin rig with more money in the sterio than invested in the drivetrain!

    Now, on to matters at hand. Nick, it was quite funny to see how excited you were about making it to the top of the Wall. Something like "...3.08 GEARS... NO LOCKERS... AND STOCK SUSPENSION...." I sure wish we had that on tape! Just to give you guys an idea, his voice sounded a little like Chris Farley when he would get wound up! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    Glad to see we will have some of the Old Group with us this time. I believe Scooter is planning on being here too. Not too sure about Frisbie, Oberto or Brown at this time.

    All I know is point me up the middle line on "The Wall" and get out of the way because Im hammering it all the way to the top!

    Potosi is by far one of the funnest places to play for all types of vehicles. Many opportunities to test your suspension, water fording /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif and ability to brave the cold.
     
  15. nofeartruckin00

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    Just call me..... scuba steve /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  16. OFFRDK5

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    I am going to do the Wall again. Just this time I am going to listen to the spotter better. "Turn the wheel all the way to the right."
    I also need to get me an air mattress and figure a way out to get my stuff organized so i can crash in the back. And if I catch anyone shining a million candlewatt light in my Blazer and saying something like "Well, we thought you died cuz you left it running!" we will have to dig some lights out of some asses!!
     
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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    good one J...


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    Devil music?? Neil, what is this Devil music thing you're referring too??
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    Oh Nick, the 1 million candle power (cordless) spot light has a full charge on it! Ready and waitin'. Fun will be had by all.
     
  18. Mudzer

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    Yeah Right Bigdaddy - Concrete Cruiser is right! Concrete Slab Walls at Attica that is! I guess I have no Idea what I was talking about on the music. I really dont understand a lot of this new music.... But I really like the groove....(swinging hips) /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    Pam's askin' "So are we going to have a halloween party?"

    Masks are Optional (some of you dont need masks), 4 Wheel Drives are Required and if Todd is stoking the campfire - 24" bar chainsaws are Mandatory! I bet that log is still there!

    Cobbling will start next weekend! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  19. BlueBlazer

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    I THINK EVERYONE THAT IS GOING FOR SURE NEEDS TO POST UP RIGHT NOW, LAST TIME EVERYONE SAID MAYBE AND DIDNT SHOW UP, IT WOULD BE NICE TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW MANY WILL BE THERE

    BTW, I just talked to Bryan Walsh and hes gonna try his best to be there.
    I hope we have a good turn out this time.
     
  20. thebigdaddyof2

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    Re: Halloween in Potosi

    heh, heh, heh.....You said "log".

    Where's my Detroit, Biotch???

    Tyler,
    Those damn Blazer guys.....it's hard to get some of them off the couch!
     

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