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Offline MadBunny

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Here is a picture out the back of my jeep on a trip ages back.
It's called Calico.


Somebody reminded me about it, so I'm sharing it again.

Here I am.. impossibly high centered on a lava rock that caught the underside of my jeep, tearing off my clutch rod and leaving me uh.. .stuck.

inspiringly named 'last chance' canyon.


Stupid rock.



I think I'll head out to Schmidt tunnel when it cools off.
Interested?
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Re: I need to get back off road. Who else here does the 4x4 thing?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012, 10:04:32 PM »
That 1st pic is awesome! I sooooo wanna go!
The 2nd pic reminds me why I don't go wheelin all that often  ;)
Actually it doesn't. One could conceivably be all-powerful but not exceptionally intelligent.

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Re: I need to get back off road. Who else here does the 4x4 thing?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012, 10:09:48 PM »
Well the thing about off-roading trips is something always goes wrong.  Always.
On the other hand, if it didn't the stories would be pretty boring. "yeah, we drove... nothing happened, it was pretty."


I've seen hard core guys do amazing things.
Once, we rebuilt my starter motor on the back of a tailgate in Death Valley.  I swear it worked better than anything I'd ever purchased and lasted till I sold the truck.

Another time, I broke three of four engine mounts halfway through a trip, up a canyon that consisted of a series of short waterfalls.  Fixed them with hose clamps, zip ties and and an un-spooled CB antenna.
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Re: I need to get back off road. Who else here does the 4x4 thing?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2012, 10:17:21 PM »
I went airborne in a ford many years ago...
loved it.
the air conditioner I was hauling didn't enjoy the ride so much.
I would, if I could, like to tour a volvo tgb or one of them mercedes

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Re: I need to get back off road. Who else here does the 4x4 thing?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2012, 10:28:18 PM »
I thought it was a pic from Curiosity on Mars.  ;)
Yo, put that in your pipe and smoke it.  Quit ragging on my Lord.

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