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LOOONG Weekend with carnage pics(dail up unfriendly)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazd88, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. blazd88

    blazd88 1/2 ton status

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    So after a long week at the hostpital with pops Westtexask5(roommate) decided we would go to BMRA(barnwell mountain recreational area) just outside gilmer TX. we decide to take the K30 just so if i break something in the K5 D60 i would have a spare. So we welded the rear 14ff and headed out Fri at 11am. Going at a steady 65mph or so we stop and the tranny is pouring fluid out. we drive into a larger town of graham TX. and stop in the AutoZone parking lot and pull the tranny hump out and find a bolt from the adapter is gone and the fluid is running out though there. buy a bolt fill the tranny off we go only to get stuck in traffic and construction north of dallas. 30-40 miles out of gilmer BANG!!!!. SH!!!!!T. sounds like the driveshaft dropped but look under and its good. well? the shaft is turning but the rearend is toast. so we lock the hubs and drive into barnwell mountain at 30mph. next day we get up and try to find some folks to wheel with and all there are are jeeps and a blazer all on 44s and lots of tubing. what the hell? so we followed them and the fun began. pics are still arriving so bear with me.
    ps. later that day after looking more closely with light at the rear D70 on the towrig the hub and both wheels on the driver side had begun to slide out of the axle tube. turns out the outer race had come loose and allowed it all to come apart. found spare parts and fixed it but then found it took the spider gears with it so we continued into mt pleasant TX. where we had to call for reinforcements.
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  2. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    You were wheelin with the midnighters club, found on Texas4x4.com.
    Looks like you had some fun though :D
     
  3. blazd88

    blazd88 1/2 ton status

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    ya those guys were awsome thankx to rastus, rvreddog, chapparomike, acprokeith, limey, bruiser, stretch, fishy1, fourwheelerjeff, oldgoat and everyone else there.

    PS i found some pics i took of limeys blazer
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    here he let someone drive and the wrapped it around a tree
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    this was one of the most intimidating hills i have seen in a while and his blazer did great. iv got a vid of this climb im trying to get up so be patient.
     
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    great pics, :bow:
     
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    Gilmer is awsome. My roommate ripped both door handles and mirrors off his EB in that trench in your first pictures.
     
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    good pics & good folks....
     
  7. blazd88

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    more pics
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    Cool pics, looks like you had some fun.
     
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    I wanna 'wheel that.... Who's with me!
     
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    Sweet looking trails and some sweet looking trucks. Gotta love the fullsizes not yet overly hacked.
     
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    You didnt happen to see a Yellow Sami' on 44's did you? A guy I know was out there this weekend. I wanted to go soo bad. Theres always next time I guess.. :(
     
  12. blazd88

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    my truck and rig are still in Decatur if i can fix them there im down. or anytime after that for that matter. let me know, we should get a group together.

    big89 didnt see a yellow sami but there was another sami there
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    I might have to hit Gilmer this year. It looks fun! Besdies I have a new to me K5 that still has straight panels on it and those need to be fixed soon!
     

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