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Poor Mitch. He built a beautiful 80 for the trip and it blew the diff at the beginning of Kokopelli on Rose Garden Hill. We will pick him up tomorrow on the way to the Landcruiser Heritage Museum and he will be in Moab a few more days after. Luckily Bart saved the day once again by sourcing a new third Member online that was Fedexed to Moab Motorsports overnight. They can complete the repair by end of Saturday. Damn good thing Bart had a back up plan.
 
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StaleAle

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Steve's Taco is parked suspiciously close to that frame straightening rack....like it's awaiting Mid-Evil treatment.
 

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View attachment 1827362 View attachment 1827364 Poor Mitch. He built a beautiful 80 for the trip and it blew the diff at the beginning of Kokopelli on Rose Garden Hill. We will pick him up tomorrow on the way to the Landcruiser Heritage Museum and he will be in Moab a few more days after. Luckily Bart saved the day once again by sourcing a new third Member online that was Fedexed to Moab Motorsports overnight. They can complete the repair by end of Saturday. Damn good thing Bart had a back up plan.
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Way to go bart!!! Saving the day once again, and thanks for having that driveshaft handy for me!
 

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Looks like the taco is going is going to get away with just a front end alignment but “Fruita” doesn’t have one. Limping to Grand Junktion tomorrow. Front bumper is wasted and freakin taillight is broke but tail lights is my speacilty. What a trip
Bart has a bunch of photos on a real camera and will post once he gets home to his laptop
 

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View attachment 1827362 View attachment 1827364 Poor Mitch. He built a beautiful 80 for the trip and it blew the diff at the beginning of Kokopelli on Rose Garden Hill. We will pick him up tomorrow on the way to the Landcruiser Heritage Museum and he will be in Moab a few more days after. Luckily Bart saved the day once again by sourcing a new third Member online that was Fedexed to Moab Motorsports overnight. They can complete the repair by end of Saturday. Damn good thing Bart had a back up plan.
Best joke you've had this trip.
 

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What were the circumstances around the diff exploding? OEM or after market ring and pinion?
2003 Taco, lot of bouncing and wheel spin, trying to climb a ledge on Rose Garden.

Spinning rear wheels bounced up...came back down...and the diff made a very unfriendly sound!
 

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