What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

Ridgemaster

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I took all that plastidip stuff off my wheels and painted them bronze and, in person, they turned out better than I expected. Pics make them look a little gold but they aren't. And, I wouldn't say I half-assed it. More like 3/4 assed if that means I tried harder but still had a few runs/blemishes. 7 wheels total (2 for a trailer) and I got a little impatient at the end.
Also replaced that steering shaft grommet that was toast 10 years ago.
Did the egr test plug fix and changed the oil. Cleaned out the breather tubes on the axles. Put a little more grease in the balls.
Saw a few things under the Cruiser that will need addressing in the future probably but for now is ok.
A few months back, I installed a dual battery system. And somewhere along the way I put in a Delta shifter console.
That is about it I guess. We are headed to Big Bend in a few weeks.
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Box Rocket

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Box Rocket, I thought I followed your suggestions on the paint. My memory may be off though. I used Rustoleum primer, gloss black, the bronze, then clear coat.
The bronze is Duplicolor HWP105 Bronze.
Amazon was the source.
Nice. So you sprayed them with a black base coat first, then the bronze over the top? I dig it.
 

SUMMIT CRUISERS Jr

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Box Rocket, I thought I followed your suggestions on the paint. My memory may be off though. I used Rustoleum primer, gloss black, the bronze, then clear coat.
The bronze is Duplicolor HWP105 Bronze.
Amazon was the source.
I did that same procedure with a matte on my 1st gen’s wheels to get a darker bronze but with a matte clear. I did the same thing on the rollbar but it was much harder to get a lighter coat of bronze evenly sprayed on it so it ended up a little brighter.

*squatting with 950 pounds of steel in the back
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Back to 80 series stuff, I finished my oil pan gasket replacement. I figured I’d go ahead and do it just in case it happened to fix the leak that I’m assuming is the rear main as I’m dreading that job. I also tore down the front axle a couple weekends back for a full rebuild as they were leaving birf soup on the ground everywhere it was parked. I knew my axle shafts were grooved when I rebuilt it last so I bought new OEM shafts as well.

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Then after removing the original axle shafts and pulling apart the birfs, I noticed this. The cracked side was on the long side and the other side wasn’t too far out from cracking because you can see wear that has created stress risers on the other side of these. New Longfield birfs just showed up, but now waiting on new c clips to install the axle shafts
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Box Rocket

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Using some shared tracks from @Box Rocket 👍 👍 Did some product testing and wheeling with the "3 Amigos" and Pete from Santa Cruz

All rigs performed flawlessly after several days of testing in some of southern Utah's most scenic landscapes.

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Hopefully the Scenery did not disappoint. Some beautiful areas.
 
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I'm better at acquiring vehicles than selling vehicles and my private parking lot (neighbor across the street whose house had been empty for quite a while) finally got sold, so my dad has been 'baby sitting' my 80 the last couple months. He got out to Sedona yesterday with my mom and sent me a pic, looked like fun! Hoping I can get up there in a couple weeks and do some wheeling with him.

Got a 4x4Labs rear bumper kit on the way, finally bit the bullet that I'd been putting off or quite a while. Probably going to order the transfer case crawler gear and some 5.29s shortly and then I'm hopefully done dumping money into it for a good while (famous last words).
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This photo seems like an interesting insight into how clean/dirty the rigs stayed with different flare or tire width setups. Maybe the difference was drivers and dodging puddles? Any insights into why your rig seems so much cleaner @LandCruiserPhil ?
Uneducated guess... and it's probably a combo of things...

I'd wager @LandCruiserPhil 's is the lightest vehicle in the pic.
 

LandCruiserPhil

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Hopefully the Scenery did not disappoint. Some beautiful areas.
Absolutely thanks again for the track. We only did the first loop due to the slush factor at 7500’. My Favorite trail was UTV #1 until this presented it self. The first guy would of been fine the next guy maybe not and with the risk of needing to return the same way we turned around.
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