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Old 04-20-2011, 09:00 AM   #1051
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Here's a nice article about a local jeep'r

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/0...rive-ride.html

Don and his daughter Diana,



Here's Diana in her Race Jeep..


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Old 04-20-2011, 09:01 AM   #1052
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:38 AM   #1053
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:08 AM   #1054
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I picked up the trailer yesterday. It's a 1964 Army generator trailer. It is a gift from my grandfather (in law, but I consider him my real grandfather because I never had one before).






I am going to use it mostly to move my DRZ about, and I hope to make a utility box to slide into it for trip use, like a mini-expedition trailer.
Also, yesterday my Treadwright tires were delivered, and I had them installed at one of those cheap used tire places. I like them a lot, they aren't as loud as I expected, and while they had to use a lot of weights to balance them it is a lot smoother ride than my old 245's.
The only problem is that there is no way I can see to mount the spare, because it hits the bumper. I am considering using a BFH to clearance the bumper for now. I put spacers under the bracket, and under the third brake light, but still doesn't fit. Maybe a sawzall. This bumper isn't long for this world anyway, but I need to use it a bit longer.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:24 AM   #1055
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I wonder what oil he's using.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:25 AM   #1056
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It's a 1964 Army generator trailer.
I like it. That's a handy size.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:00 PM   #1057
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Location? I wanna try this one.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:09 PM   #1058
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Location? I wanna try this one.
Black Bear Pass, CO. Although the trail doesn't look exactly like that. Warn admitted the image was tweaked (pre-photoshop).
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:17 PM   #1059
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Black Bear Pass, CO. Although the trail doesn't look exactly like that. Warn admitted the image was tweaked (pre-photoshop).
I would enjoy seeing a pic of what it really looks like.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:18 PM   #1060
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Black Bear Pass, CO. Although the trail doesn't look exactly like that. Warn admitted the image was tweaked (pre-photoshop).
IIRC the story goes that it was still quite dangerous because he was at least 205 feet from the bottom
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:19 PM   #1061
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Black Bear Pass, CO. Although the trail doesn't look exactly like that. Warn admitted the image was tweaked (pre-photoshop).
If that's Black Bear, then it definitely doesn't look like that now. They even knocked down the steps to a ramp on that.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:32 PM   #1062
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I would enjoy seeing a pic of what it really looks like.
http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/co/blackbearmine.html
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:45 PM   #1063
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Cool.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:57 AM   #1064
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BUMP


Weather has been in the 70s consistently here, so I decided to take the hard top off for the summer.

Now its feels like a Jeep again, finally!





I ran across this old picture of my 89 YJ I had way back when. It had a crease in the hood from forgetting to latch the hood when taking off late one night It flipped up at around 40 mph on a crowded 4 lane. Also put 3 starters in that Jeep. I ran out of money for a while, and bump started it for a good 3 or 4 months. In the picture it has a new front quarter panel, from a recent impact with a tree. I put a body lift on it in the parking lot of my apartment complex using 2x4s and cinder blocks for a jack. I ran it without a top from May-October, and kept a raincoat stashed under the seat. It took unholy amounts of abuse. I always loved to 87-90 roll bar design, and will have another one someday.

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Old 04-30-2011, 10:34 AM   #1065
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What a wanker! First he posts this warning...

"COMMENTS:Bring your Jeep with Lockers and lift for an easier trip. You dont have to be crazy to do the road to the Black Bear but it really helps! But seriously, this road is for advanced expert wheelers with the right equipment only. Do not attempt to take a rental on this road or a full-size vehicle. Also, dont try it in the rain like we did. Its a lot more slippery!"

...and then posts pix of him driving the road in an unmodified S-10 Blazer...in the rain, without airing down
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