CO: Kelly Flats November 20th

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  1. Bent77

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    So awesome
     
  2. mrk5

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    Not really, no
     
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    Thought new drive shaft cured that?
     
  4. Justin V

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    Had a bunch of fun, forgot to take many pictures. only got 3 of Nate, who isn't on here...

    Very nice to put faces to names. And a huge thank you to @mrk5 and @ktmoutfront and @doubletrouble for supervising the new guy... (me).

    I was really impressed with how well my rig performed, but I was even more impressed by everyone else's rigs.

    I have a whole new list of "wish list" parts now...

    Here is the 3 pics of Nate.

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    Ruh roh! What happened?
     
  6. ktmoutfront

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    Justin, your truck did great. Did everything you asked it to. And ran fast doing the trail back to front.

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    Wait. What? Were you channeling Mark?

    Was it a ujoint that took a crap?
     
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  8. Justin V

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    Thanks Wade.
     
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    This was a poor pre-run check problem. The bolts for the flange between the two halves of the driveshaft all came out.

    Drove to Blazer Bash and back plus a couple other trails. Ran Kelly Flats both directions. Sat in the parking lot chatting for quite awhile. Drove out of the parking lot and there was some vibration but I thought it was washboards. Once on the pavement, there was still some vibration and then I was thinking "What the heck!" I let off the gas and the vibration stopped and when I got back on the gas it was still gone so I decided just some mud in the wheels that had finally spun out or something.

    Then about 200ft later all hell broke loose. BANG! RATTLE! BOOM! CLANG! I look in the rear view mirror and see my rear driveshaft rolling down the road.

    I think it will be okay with a new slip yoke. The CV is dinged up but I think it's salvageable. I'm going to try replacing the yoke first and see how it drives. If it is a problem, I look into further repairs. I am glad I had HAD build me a stout shaft, I don't think a lesser shaft would have survived nearly as well.

    The bolts had lock washers but obviously weren't enough. Next time there will be loc-tite involved as well.
     
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    So awesome
     
  11. mrk5

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    Nate, Jason, and I were talking about how cool we think your truck is. It has just the right stance and I like the patina look of the paint.
     
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    Nothing like coming around a corner and seeing a 6' long driveshaft laying in the middle of the road.
     
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    I'm glad you guys were behind me. I'm also glad I have the ARB and 1350 CV in the front because I was able to drive home at highway speeds without an issue.
     
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    It was a fun day, I wasn't sure I would have fun being a passenger and not a driver but it was blast. Like Justin said it's nice to meet people in person and put a face with a screen name. I suck as a passenger I didn't take any pictures but I did entertain Nate.
     
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    I do like that truck,
    short bed with just the right ride height, the right size tire- sticks out just enough, I like it!
     
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    Thanks guys
     
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    The wheeling gods were not happy with me yesterday. Was going to drive wifey's Ford down to Canon City and did a quick pre-trip check on fluids etc. Found both belts loose, had to break out the tool box out of the back and tighten those up before I left. The day before it wouldn't start in Conifer after the cold snap figured out it was the battery, needed to get back home to go work on time. A guy with another 78 Ford sees me with the hood up, comes over and we talk about the trucks he jump starts me and off to O'reilly's. Driving into Fairplay I pull into the gas station, turn left and bang and cloud of smoke comes out from under the hood and steering freezes, I coast to an open area. Blown power steering line. No auto parts open in Fairplay on a Sunday. Take it apart, no chance at fixing, the line came out where the fittings come together, the inner sleeve, I think flattened out the flare and pulled through the nut. OK its now a truck with no power steering and off I go.

    So it was as if I was on a wheeling run with the crew but no body there to help wrench on my rig.
     
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    Only carnage we had on the trail was a broken steering box bolt on a Toyota.

    You should not be driving a Ford.
     
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    And Nates truck is considerably more dented.
     
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    Who could tell? We would need before and after detail pictures.
     
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