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rtikql8
January 18th, 2008, 09:45 AM
Last minute and very cold trip to Badlands (Attica, IN).

We will be there the 19th and 20th.

Anyone welcome to join us.

Rob


Date: Jan 19th and 20th

Trail/Area: Badlands

Difficulty Level: 4

Organized Event?: No

joe_jeep
January 18th, 2008, 02:41 PM
my rig is parked for the winter except for in extreme emergency. but thx for announcing the trip and inviting all the members:thumb:. i realize it wont always work out, but if you know about a trip like this in advance pm it to lucas and he can print it in the boondocker calendar. have a great time, be safe!

WhiteRhino
January 18th, 2008, 03:35 PM
Rob,
What are you, nuts?:ahhh:

Have a good time.:thumb:

phittie1100
January 18th, 2008, 04:28 PM
My last weekend to play for a while, but Difficulty=4 doesn't fit well with my love for straight sheet metal. Thanks for the invite!

T-way
January 19th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Hope you guys had fun Rob!

Thanks for the invite. My Jeep is also parked for the winter (in a nice heated garage. Gotta take care of the baby!!)

Is it bad that only my Jeep and my motorcycle stay in the garage and everything else is out in the snow??????

rtikql8
January 19th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Not too much carnage today! Very cold but no snow.
The drive down, now that's another story.

Creative Fab
January 20th, 2008, 12:57 PM
Not too much carnage today! Very cold but no snow.
The drive down, now that's another story.

Dont keep us in the dark about the drive down, let's here it!

T-way
January 20th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Yeah.....what happened Rob?? Don't tell me one of your earthmovers fell off that triple-axle double-tired implement trailer that you tow!!!!

:poke:

Seriously though....I hope that it was nothing major, and that everyone was OK.

So....when you're done wheeling for the day, give us an update!!!

rtikql8
January 21st, 2008, 12:10 AM
Nothing too bad. The roads were just so nasty, we had three rigs on the trailer so the weight was definitey helping with traction but it was just white knuckle driving from Lansing to Kalamazoo (and beyond) so we stopped for the night in Kazoo. It really wasn't much better in the morning and had slippery, snowy roads almost until we hit I-65 in Indiana. I think taking I-69 down would have been better atleast we would have driving out of the storm (well, maybe).

I pinched a trans line, fixed that and the next day sheared a bolt on the rear t-case yoke and lost a drive shaft, that pretty much did me in 'cause it was too cold for me to want to screw with it.

Indy's rig did awesome. It was Timmy's first time out with his and did extremely well. Very well built rig.

T-way
January 21st, 2008, 11:47 AM
Tim has a new rig? What did he build?

Man....it has been WAY too long since I've seen any of you guys!!!!

:wah:

timmy_69
January 21st, 2008, 12:07 PM
I basically just rebuilt mine. I put 60's under it with 4 link front and rear. 2.5 air shocks, and full hydro steering and running 42's.

WhiteRhino
January 21st, 2008, 12:33 PM
I basically just rebuilt mine. I put 60's under it with 4 link front and rear. 2.5 air shocks, and full hydro steering and running 42's.

pics?

timmy_69
January 21st, 2008, 01:11 PM
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/timmy_cc/109.jpg

WhiteRhino
January 21st, 2008, 02:15 PM
It's not blue!

timmy_69
January 21st, 2008, 02:30 PM
No, with all the body work I decieded to change the color.

rtikql8
January 21st, 2008, 07:28 PM
Don't let him fool you. It may have been built from the "old" rig but it is very different. Very nicely built indeed!