Next big expedition

Discussion in 'VA/DC/MD- Capital Land Cruiser Club' started by apinti, Jun 10, 2018.

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    88319EEE-B086-4ED2-8625-46C6CBD8776B.jpeg 1BD9B179-5444-43F8-B5DC-F5DC3F063362.jpeg 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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    Steve's Taco is parked suspiciously close to that frame straightening rack....like it's awaiting Mid-Evil treatment.
     
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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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    TRFCSUX Wasn't 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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    Best joke you've had this trip.
     
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    Fixed
     
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    Looks like quite a trip!!!
     
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    It isn't the first time nor will it be the last...but it can only be described as TOTALLY EPIC.
     
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    What were the circumstances around the diff exploding? OEM or after market ring and pinion?
     
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    Original stock gears.
     
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    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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    Oh I thought it was Mitch's diff that blew.
     
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    Pretty sure Mitch's diffs have lockers...
     
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    Yes they do. I've made it up but it was rough.
     
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    add right rear shock exploded/disintegrated on Top of the World
    add left rear shock lower stud mount sheared on Top of the World
    add roller fairlead kamikazi'd into rock on HiTR leaving grey mesa
     
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