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Luckily, this time it's the Deuce's driveshaft and it happened off-road
We were playing around in the area behind the house as usual, trying to climb hills other tomfoolery
The first 3 pics show how steep these hills really are... notice how the Deuce coming down the hill is at about the same angle as the trees growing beside it? This is the first time I ever actually thought I might get to see a truck somersault, and a B2 is pretty damned short! If he'd been going much faster at the bottom, the frame would've hit the ground and it probably would've done a nice slow flip onto the top
Even riding the brakes, he went pretty quick and got the rear tires a foot off the ground as he hit the flat surface where I'm standing with the video camera. Yowzers! He made several attempts to go up the hill first, but it was not going to happen with anything short of 400 hp and dual lockers. We did hit the old hill on the way home, which is almost as bad but already rutted down to clay and rock, so you have a fair chance. When we got to the top, we heard the infamous "clank clank clank" and figured the front d-shaft had binded hard on the stupid radius arm bracket crossmember, but in fact it was the rear driveshaft! The lower joint of the double-cardan head sheared and took out the head, as you can see in the last 2 pics


<img src=http://www.arkansasmud.com/bronco2/busted_dc/ohcrap.jpg>
<img src=http://www.arkansasmud.com/bronco2/busted_dc/nosedive.jpg>
<img src=http://www.arkansasmud.com/bronco2/busted_dc/thedeuce.jpg>
<img src=http://www.arkansasmud.com/bronco2/busted_dc/dcheadontcase.jpg>
<img src=http://www.arkansasmud.com/bronco2/busted_dc/shearedjoint2.jpg>
 

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Dang that is steep! Poor bronco.
I don't know about you, but here there are a tons of b2's in the local yards here so finding parts is easy.
 
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