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Our July Long Adventure

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by white_knight, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. white_knight

    white_knight 1/2 ton status

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    Got to our usual camping spot Thursday evening. We were all quite anxious to go wheeling the next morning. Got started around noon on Friday. We thought we’d try Margaret Lake but before getting on the trail tried a nice skeg field near Johnston’s mud pit. Both the knight and wolf played and got stuck in the midst of a hail storm (typical Waiparous). We then headed out on the trail. The knight’s rear tires got to experience some air along the way, an interesting feeling . Got to drive the wolf for a good part of the rest of the day. Very nice. Felt so smooth. What awesome flex. Love watching it do its thing.( I see front and rear coils as an upcoming mod for the knight ) Finished the day by going to the falls. It was a fun day. The next morning, the wolf and company headed out to Mountain Air Lodge with the stampeders. We hung out for a while and decided to head out to do meadow Creek with Deejay picking up a couple of jeeps along the way. We were almost at the pit when deejay’s truck died. His fuel pump went. That was too bad. We were looking forward to playing in the pit with him (engine sounds really nice). Towed him back to camp. This was a short wheeling day for us. The adventure now begins. Next morning we decided to do pretty rock with wolf, Dave, hatboy, scott and some of the stampeders. A more appropriate name for this trail would be carnage rock as far as I’m concerned.
    We went up the backside. Dave drove the knight and he did a great job. As Tim put it he went in a boy and came out a man. Went up with no problem. Hit some small skeg along the way. Got to the top and I must say the scenery is gorgeous. Had lunch and it was time to head back down the other side. As we were taking off we noticed we had no left steering, This was going to be an interesting ride down or in Robin’s words “we’re in deep **** ”. Got to the very deep rutted area of the very long way down and we thought that this didn’t look so bad as long as there weren’t too many left turns J. We started down and had to keep backing up the steep hill so that we could align the tires to get the right line. Doing okay for a bit until a bogger hooked nicely on one of the ruts. Couldn’t back up much. The front tires were completely turned to the left. It didn’t look too nice when we heard an echoing, “snap”. Okay, what did we break? The front left axle, outer stub shaft and 1480 u-joint were toast. Dave tried to straitened the truck out so we could have a better look at it when the front drive shaft went next. We knew it was going to be an interesting trip but I guess now we made sure of that. The guys maguivered the front springs (they decided to find a new home) with a come along and the winch. Took the front drive shaft off and got winched down the steep part to a flat area. Still with no left steering we proceeded in two wheel drive. This was only 5 minutes into a long way back. We were doing not too bad with dave driving and Robin being co-pilot. They had to work together to keep the truck straight as the left side had a mind of it’s own. I’d have to say the knight has not seen this much “air” as it got itself into some very precarious positions. Got to the top of one hill and ran out of gas. It was a much longe drive then anticipated. Thanks to Tom for having that gerry can in the back of his jeep. We were about half way through and so on we go when we got into a small mud hole. As we tried to get out of it in two wheel drive we heard another echoing, “snap”. Ah yes, the rear axles decided it was their time to go. Now we’re down to once again no left steering and no wheel drive. The wolf hooked himself up to the knight and started to pull us along. The cruiser worked hard to get us up the hills and work it’s way around the corners. We got very friendly with some trees along the way. We took a break and as we were ready to head off once again, the knight’s fuel pump gave out. Now we have no engine. We were about 10 hours into the trail ride and were a little apprehensive to ask what would be next. Checked the relays and was able to get the fuel pump back. Finally made it back to the stampeders camp after a 12 hour trail ride. We were happy we made it out of the bush.
    To keep in sink with history either the knight or the wolf has always been taken out of commission on long weekends. This time around it was the knight. The wolf escaped with no breakage.
    Got home 6;00 PM tonight and as of then the carnage assessed is;
    2 rear axles
    1 rear power lock
    1 front axle, outer stub shaft, 1480 u joint.
    1 front drive shaft
    1 damaged front passenger fender
    No steering

    I’m sure we’ll find some more once we start working on the truck.

    Want to say thanks to everyone that helped especially Tim and the wolf.
    All in all , it was a fun weekend.

    Pictures to come later this week.



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  2. LA91Blazer

    LA91Blazer Registered Member

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    OMG !

    WoW

    that's all i can say .......

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  3. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    so hey you got any pics of the wolf???

    sound like a fun trip... man I need to get out of my office and have a couple of those.

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  4. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    WOW, thats a lot of action and carnage!!! Especially for one trip!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  5. Boss

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    I'm ready for some pics!! [​IMG]
    Boss

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  6. Emmettology 101

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    Sounds like you guys had a great time! :) Cant wait to see pics!

    <font color=green>MIKE</font color=green> - "Hukd on fawnics,werkd fer me!"
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  7. chevy4x4

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    For those who didn't know, this is wolf :

    http://www.gohumvee.com/images/trailrides/sept699/5.JPG


    Engine:
    GM Performance 502 Big Block Crate Engine
    500 hp/556 ft/lb torque
    Fuel System:

    Ignition:
    Holley 900 CFM Digitial TBI Fuel Injection

    Electromotive TEC-II Direct Ignition

    Differentials:
    Front Dana 60 HD
    5.89 Gears, Detroit Locker
    14" Disc Brakes
    Dually Hubs, 1.5 x 35 spline axles w/drive flanges
    Rear Dana 70 HD
    5.89 Gears, Detroit Locker
    14" Disk Brakes
    Cusom Wheel Hubs with Dually offset
    Transmission:

    Transfercase:

    Driveshafts:
    Race Prepped TH350

    NP205

    Custom 1410 Series Joints Rear
    1350/3R Front
    Suspension:
    Custom Rancho 2.5" lift springs
    Heckethorn Shocks
    Spring Over Conversion
    Front shackle reversal
    2" Body Lift
    Cut Fenders
    Total Lift Approx 17"
    Rear Coil over, three link, upper wishbone, lower trailing arms
    Tires:
    44 X 19.5 X 16.5 Super Swamper Bogger
    16.5 X 16 Custom 2 piece Double Beadlock Hummer rims
    9/16" 1 Ton Dually wheel studs
    Other:
    Full Roll Cage
    Aluminum Dash
    Aircraft Toggle Switches
    Battery Cutoff Switch
    Dual Preditor 1000 cca Batteries
    Rear Dual Exhaust
    12,000 lbs Warn Winch
    Hummer Tow Hooks front and rear
    Spectre Offroad Shorty Bumper
    3.5" wider than stock Aluminum fenders
    Stainless Steel brake lines
    custom lift steering lift block and steering arm
    Drop Pitman arm
    Custom Aluminum rocker panels


    <font color=purple>L8R...</font color=purple>

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  8. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    damn that sounds like you had fun and lots of carnage cant wait to see the pics

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>
     
  9. white_knight

    white_knight 1/2 ton status

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    Yup wolf359 has a nice rig. We've been wheeling together for the last three seasons. Watch each others back. Last year he went through 4 trannys (we had to tow him back) and we've busted stuff where he has towed us back.Had lots of adventures together. We've beat his time in the bog races so far but he just got some rear coils put on and has some really awesome flex. Looking at getting some of those for next season. Both trucks are very capable and we have a lot of fun together.

    I got some of the pics up. None of the off camber stuff. The truck twisted so that I could not open the door to get out of the truck. I might get some from the other people that were there. Will probably put some more up at the end of the week.

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  10. Twiz

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    yeah, lets be for kickin' out some pics.

    I'd like to see it first hand, but I guess a pic is as close as I can get for now. Sounds like awesome trip to talk about later, camp fire kinda thing. - the story was good too- Thanks for taking the time.

    Twiztid

    Ummm, Opps. Nevermind all that above, took awhile to load.

    (note to self; Look then type.)
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  11. chevy4x4

    chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    here are some pics:

    http://www.gohumvee.com/images/trailrides/Julylong2k1/medium/Dcp_0588.gif

    http://www.gohumvee.com/images/trailrides/Julylong2k1/medium/Dcp_0579.gif

    http://www.gohumvee.com/images/trailrides/Julylong2k1/medium/Dcp_0551.gif

    http://www.gohumvee.com/images/trailrides/Julylong2k1/medium/Dcp_0481.gif

    <font color=purple>L8R...</font color=purple>

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  12. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    Holy cow
    It sounds as if it was fun.


    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  13. white_knight

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    Thanks chevy4x4. There are some more on my site also . Took over 100 pics and expect to get some more. Man it takes a while to get them up

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