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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2007, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Callellentee:

Tried to pull a YJ on 60's w/ 42's out (he had jumped the timing chain we think, so no engine).


I threw a rod through the pan,
Blew up the front orbital valve (no more steering),
Ripped a bead on a 44" TSL,
Broke a High Lift jack,
Ripped an axle boot,
Toasted two 3" wide tow straps,
Wasted an antenna and the high lift spring clips trying to "weld" some makeshift steering (didn't work),
A guy we didn't know, toasted both front leafs trying to pull me backwards 3 feet,
Two guys with me overheated their Warn M-8000's,
Had to cut and notch 2 logs to make a guys trailer able to fit my Kaiser. (he backed WAY into the trails with his new Dodge Diesel 4x4 and his trailer to meet up with our recovery efforts)

Bottom line: Allan Abbott and the CNC-4x4 crew gave me an incredible recovery effort. Many stayed late and got "read the riot act" from wife's and girlfriends. One guy went and brought dinner back for us when it started getting dark. They all stayed and sacrificed all they could to get me out.....
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... Which is why anyone who goes wheeling alone is a damned fool and they often get what they deserve.

Any pictures of the recovery effort? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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which is why i'm convinced many off-roaders are better people than those i meet in civilization [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/codger.gif[/img]

the people demand pictures
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Pretty expensive 'Freebie' I'd say...
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A guy we didn't know, toasted both front leafs trying to pull me backwards 3 feet

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John stopped by today to pickup a set of front leafs... said both rear eyes were bent 90* just past the second leafs... he also mentioned they were stock & "very, very old"... didn't seem to be upset over it!

Guess it's a good thing those guys don't you as well as us! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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PICS!
1. Glad everyone got home OK
2. After the title.......glad your dogs not pregnant. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/neener.gif[/img]
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Had a similar recovery this past weekend.

My buddy Carl ate his front gears halfway through a Hammers trail, and we had to relay-winch him the rest of the way out. At the last big waterfall, Chris blew his d44 shaft, which in turn took out the ARB seal, which in turn made the front ARB worthless since it couldn't seal in the rear, effectively reducing his TJ to 1-wheel drive.

On the big waterfall, Carl blew out the rear t-case yoke trying to help the winch, and his day was done. We had to dead-winch him the rest of the way off the trail. What fun THAT was. From that point on, I'd drive about 50 feet, Chris would winch off me, then Carl would winch off him, with 6 guys pushing on the Jeep. That worked for another 15 minutes until Chris burned out the motor on his ancient Warn 8000i, and then I'd have to go to the next obstacle, climb it, find a place to turn around, winch Chris over it, turn around again and go to the next one, and repeat while Carl winched over the obstacle off Chris.

While this fun was happening, it got dark, and the temps dropped into the mid-teens.

But, we got it done, and then I tow-strapped Carl back to camp. Chris made it under his own power. For myself, I blew up a Warn premium hub, bent my tie rod, and blew a front ball joint. Not too bad, all other things considered.

My winch sure got a helluva workout.
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Here is the engine damage.....







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that will buff out.
is there a hole in the block or can you just toss in a new piston?
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The botton of the cylinder wall is broken....
I don't know if I can throw a new rod in or not....
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