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My buddy grew up in telluride, he told me stories of driving up black bear in his 40 when it was not one way, being a high school kid and living in the mtns beer and weed was essential.
I really don’t see why people freak out on it when there is worse stuff out here, but will say it is a pretty drive
Make sure you bring the essentials come august
 
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right now.... new water pump, oil pump gasket, sound deadening floor insulation, re-valved my rear shocks for my weight 8,200lbs, timbren bump stops on rear, hoop scoop for cooling (turbo) if it ever gets here. At the same time i install my turbo ill also do head gasket with studs. new heavy duty rear control arms, black gloss wrap to save my paint. new speed hut gauges for the turbo, coating the entire bottom frame and axles with POR15......omg the list never ends. And if my wife still hasn't left me, I may sneak in a few more things.:cool:
 

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What is everyone doing to prep their Cruisers for August? It'll be here before we know it.

I'm still finishing it.

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What is everyone doing to prep their Cruisers for August? It'll be here before we know it.
I was finally able to pickup the IP after 2 months of waiting for the rebuilder to get parts for it. Hopefully there are not any more multi-month delays, it's already going to be a close call with everything going on this year!

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New PS pump, headlight upgrade. Just did the new Dobinsons suspension kit with tie and relay rod ends. Next on tap is brakes/knuckles, and then probably drop the tranny/t-case and reseal/rebuild or bite the bullet and buy new t-case and tranny with an eye toward the next 35 years. Sliders, maybe? 33s probably. Hell, I’ve never dumped this amount of money into my rig and I love it.
 

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I am still building. I know it doesn’t look like much but I have been sorting through a lot of little things, making good progress. I am still confident I will have it drivable by August.

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Oh if this makes it I will be so stoked, this is one of my favorite current builds on mud.
 
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What is everyone doing to prep their Cruisers for August? It'll be here before we know it.
4.88 nitro gears done by Cruiser Outfitters are being reinstalled by Steve Cooper in Jimmy’s Barn this weekend (delayed by Texas Snowmageddon). Plus axle kits, belts, hoses and fluids/oils. WNOR sliders ordered. GMRS ordered (and antenna bracket from Archer Bros 😆). New stereo and replacement speakers next before Lone Star Cruiser Roundup next month. New shoes will go on before the Texas Convoy hits the road for CO...

@dogfishlake bringing me the Bowfin roof rack in Ouray!
 

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What is everyone doing to prep their Cruisers for August? It'll be here before we know it.
Funny as I was just thinking about this today. I need to replace my valve stem seals. Known that for a while just haven’t done it. Debating getting a different distributor. Maybe rebuild the carburetor. Been 8 years since last. Oh and pretty sure my alternator needs to be rebuilt.

Really just itching to drive this thing. Snow is finally melting. Once they’re done salting I can drive it to work, etc.

Also debating seats. My stock seats are tired. Considered aftermarket but can’t decide between that and fixing up my stockers. I priced $OR foams and it was $75 shipping to get them here, then I have to fix my original cover. Throw in the fact I’m 6’5” and unsure if I’d fit in the vehicle. You see my dilemma. Then we start an originality debate and it never bodes well.

Oh and I’m not really sure on the status of my air conditioning. Will I need it?

All thoughts and opinions welcome
 

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