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today was supposed to be a weekend trip to the hammers, but ...well.. I broke my junk again.
met up with some nice folks and headed toward wrecking ball.... wow thats a long trail in hammer type terrain!
we started 13 jeep,an old bronco and a sammie
200 feet into the trail 2 head for home axleshaft stuck in the ARB..of course on he long side
ok...11 jeeps, sammie, bronco......
300 feet later a jeep blows a d-44 iner axleshaft, but he has a reload.
we looked like this:
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Now the carnage really starts....rear driveshaft, steering box, burned up winch, bent track bar, fried steering box...etc etc etc.. there was plenty to go around.
the trails were tight in my full width rig...
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then a whole lot happened... everyone broke and noone was in the mood to take pics... untill we neared the end of the trail..and we finally got to a waterfall that has no go-around;
some made it, some tried really hard, some failed.
petyg tried really hard:
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but visions of his angry wife filled his head and he wisely winched... [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

next was the longer old bronc.. I thought he had a chance, but no..


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somewhere along the line I took an optional and bent my track arm.. bad enough where the jeep wouldn't turn. I had a spare along, but the bolts were too small and kept snapping..frustrating, but not really keep me from doing the trail.
so.. of curse... I get no pics of me on the waterfall... mostly cause I climbed right up it...(honest) [img]images/graemlins/censor.gif[/img]

heres a pc as I crested it
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I guess you'd better put a foot in Tracy's ass and let her know her place (photographer) since she ain't the driver anymore!!! [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] I'm sure she's got some choice words for me now, eh....fAckin camera chick..."Silly girl, Jeeps are for dudes"...fuel the fire... muahahahahahaha [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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BTW...great pics and story...thanks!
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so.... with the jeep broke, and the temp dropping while the winds picked up, we just loaded up the jeep and went home. exactly 65 miles..
Yes Mob, the wheeling out here is GOOD.

heres a parting shot
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That just looks awesome. Now I know for sure I want to move out there ASAP. Nice pictures.....sure aint nothin like the Badlands.
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and again

YOU SUCK!!!

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