: Makin' Bacon-8/24/08


howyadoin
08-24-2008, 09:29 PM
Myself, Josh, Barry, Rick, and Justin ran Die Hard this morning. It was a great run with a little bit of carnage (:eek: :eek: :eek: ) that started with me putting the Geap in a strange spot on the "hard line" in the beginning...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard020.jpg
So, I'm sitting here on my side thinking "this could get ugly" when everyone around is yelling "snake, snake, snake"! So, I have one rattlesnake on the ground below me, and then Justin sees another one right in front of me and takes off after it!!!:eek: He caught it....
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard024.jpg
This did not help my situation, neither did ripping my passenger door off the hinges, it doesn't look too bad now, had Barry run over it to flatten it back out a little...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard025.jpg
Justin taking the other way (good decision!)...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard034.jpg
Josh deciding that he would prefer the "bacon" look on his driver's side...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard050.jpg
Then Josh decided that just wasn't enough carnage, so he went ahead and layed it over on the waterfall...this could have gotten ugly, but fortunately didn't do too much additional damage...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard082.jpg
Rick's XJ...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard088.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard091.jpg
Here are a couple pics of Josh's rig when we got back to the parking area...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/DSC02620.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/DSC02621.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/DSC02622.jpg
Anyway, that's all we got (everyone but Rick forgot cameras). Had a great day with a great group and anyone who has not wheeled this trail needs to check it out, it is definately "challenging" to say the least!:D

MerMan
08-24-2008, 10:02 PM
Myself, Josh, Barry, Rick, and Kyle ran Die Hard this morning. It was a great run with a little bit of carnage (:eek: :eek: :eek: ) that started with me putting the Geap in a strange spot on the "hard line" in the beginning...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard020.jpg
So, I'm sitting here on my side thinking "this could get ugly" when everyone around is yelling "snake, snake, snake"! So, I have one rattlesnake on the ground below me, and then Kyle sees another one right in front of me and takes off after it!!!:eek: He caught it....
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard024.jpg
This did not help my situation, neither did ripping my passenger door off the hinges, it doesn't look too bad now, had Barry run over it to flatten it back out a little...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard025.jpg
Kyle taking the other way (good decision!)...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard034.jpg
Josh deciding that he would prefer the "bacon" look on his driver's side...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard050.jpg
Then Josh decided that just wasn't enough carnage, so he went ahead and layed it over on the waterfall...this could have gotten ugly, but fortunately didn't do too much additional damage...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard082.jpg
Rick's XJ...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard088.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/diehard091.jpg
Here are a couple pics of Josh's rig when we got back to the parking area...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/DSC02620.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/DSC02621.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/diehard82408/DSC02622.jpg
Anyway, that's all we got (everyone but Rick forgot cameras). Had a great day with a great group and anyone who has not wheeled this trail needs to check it out, it is definately "challenging" to say the least!:D

:xpopcorn2 ..........:eek:.......:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thats fawked up Mike,you run DH the day I cant go.This is BS!!:mad:

PS.I am very proud of you Josh:shiner:

bentyota
08-24-2008, 10:03 PM
hey fawker my thread is better.
and uriel i may be joining the rasin club after all lol

MerMan
08-24-2008, 10:24 PM
hey fawker my thread is better.
and uriel i may be joining the rasin club after all lol

Thats why I ask myself why would anybody start building a crawler out of a shiny bling bling Tacamma,Geap,etc. if all of them will eventually end up in the raisn club.Everybody save yourself and turn back before you end up like Joshy here.:shiner: ......Welcome aboard:D

lvanst
08-24-2008, 11:18 PM
Ah, you guys are just flopin' shit so I won't feel like such a dumbass...
(Thanks, I do feel a little better now... :D )

Demographic of a typical AZ rattlesnake bite victim?
Avg Age 30, White Male, Drunk... (seriously, look it up)

Nice work Josh! It gives the vehicle, uh, character... :D

Spinnas
08-24-2008, 11:30 PM
Die Hard I ran once last year, and I'd say, probably is the trail I want to wheel the most is TM. Very technical and it will get your attention. One rock/climb after another and lots of diff rocks to find.

Greenee
08-25-2008, 06:57 AM
Great Pic's, who broke the shaft, and mike you might want to get your buggy back on the trail before you have nothing left of the family truckster. :D

Kaistie
08-25-2008, 07:45 AM
Thats why I ask myself why would anybody start building a crawler out of a shiny bling bling Tacamma,Geap,etc. if all of them will eventually end up in the raisn club.Everybody save yourself and turn back before you end up like Joshy here.:shiner: ......Welcome aboard:D

The reason, my Rasin promoting friend, is that most of slowly built up to where we are. I had no idea when I first swapped the truck that it would see what it sees. Plus, I really like A/C and not having to trailer my junk................for now:D
Now, if I were to build another rig, knowing what I know now, it would be a Rasin to begin with. That is of course unless there is a specific purpose for building a bling bling crawler.

rockbronco
08-25-2008, 07:55 AM
fawking snakes dude!

Symon623
08-25-2008, 08:37 AM
Looks like a good time...... my junk is officially retired from that trail. Don't wanna join the raisin club. Those guys are animals...... :p

howyadoin
08-25-2008, 09:23 AM
That is of course unless there is a specific purpose for building a bling bling crawler.


To go where no man (or very few at least) has gone before of course! :D

howyadoin
08-25-2008, 09:30 AM
Great Pic's, who broke the shaft, and mike you might want to get your buggy back on the trail before you have nothing left of the family truckster. :D

Justin broke a D60 shaft in a notch ane my juggy works awesome....what buggy?:D On that trail it really was probably just as good as the buggy (no big waterfalls) except for the tires and lack of beadlocks...Interco still blows bawls! If I wouldn't have lost that bead, I think I would have driven that line, I was basically already over it when the bead let go and tire slid into the notch. Oh well, we'll see how she does next time. After that obstacle, I walked everything else without incident, so I really can't complain. I forget how much fawking fun that trail is, you definately have to drive non-stop...makes CD seem like a power line road.

hienz57
08-25-2008, 09:31 AM
Good times! Great Summer run as the canyon has good shade and usually a nice breeze!

howyadoin
08-25-2008, 09:34 AM
Good times! Great Summer run as the canyon has good shade and usually a nice breeze!

Barry, thanks for showing everyone how it's done, let's run it again when it gets a touch cooler! Have any spare 8 lug "rollers" laying around so I can put my beadlocks and "reds" on the Juggy?

Greenee
08-25-2008, 10:21 AM
Barry, thanks for showing everyone how it's done, let's run it again when it gets a touch cooler! Have any spare 8 lug "rollers" laying around so I can put my beadlocks and "reds" on the Juggy?

If you put those red labels on the juggy your buggy will be doomed to forever being "under construction" :D

Symon623
08-25-2008, 10:27 AM
If you put those red labels on the juggy your buggy will be doomed to forever being "under construction" :D

x2......:rolleyes:

Greenee
08-25-2008, 10:28 AM
Good times! Great Summer run as the canyon has good shade and usually a nice breeze!

Barry how much water did ya use in the squirt gun. I seen Cal ruff in ya up in that picture, that kid need to be put in "time out" for adult abuse.

Greenee
08-25-2008, 10:37 AM
Good times! Great Summer run as the canyon has good shade and usually a nice breeze!

Barry, thanks for showing everyone how it's done, let's run it again when it gets a touch cooler! Have any spare 8 lug "rollers" laying around so I can put my beadlocks and "reds" on the Juggy?

Hey, Thanks for the phone call about going wheelin, :bs: I was to hung over from watching the race Saturday night. But Dan and I finished my new skid plate install Friday night, :saw: man I need to get a plasma cutter that is by far the best tool I've ever used. Thanks to Dan for letting me use his. No more plastic junk for a skid plate. :D

howyadoin
08-25-2008, 11:19 AM
Hey, Thanks for the phone call about going wheelin, :bs: I was to hung over from watching the race Saturday night. But Dan and I finished my new skid plate install Friday night, :saw: man I need to get a plasma cutter that is by far the best tool I've ever used. Thanks to Dan for letting me use his. No more plastic junk for a skid plate. :D

Ummmmmm....WUT????????? I seem to remember a conversation re: wheeling Sunday morning? I believe your excuse had something to do with Rex, Francis, and a lake??? Do you remember now?:rolleyes: Dan told me you guys got it done, something like 15 bolts holding that bad boy on?

FAUX X 4
08-25-2008, 11:37 AM
I definitely want to run this one again (the rest of the way through :D )

War Rated
08-25-2008, 11:59 AM
Would have really liked to run that trail,but had commitments in the White Tanks. I am getting really good on almost flopping on easy trails. Jim says a rollover while loading the trailer is coming. :rolleyes:
Rattlesnakes would surely make getting stuck more exciting.

howyadoin
08-25-2008, 12:45 PM
Fixed my tub, you can hardly tell!:D
before...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/95%20yj%20project/DSC02624.jpg
after...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/95%20yj%20project/DSC02626.jpg
Josh, when can I get my door, I think it should fit just like it did from the factory.:eek:

Symon623
08-25-2008, 12:55 PM
it'll buff out Mike....... Merman is gonna straighten his raisin out with 400" of bondo so he can pimp that thing back out...... :p

howyadoin
08-25-2008, 12:58 PM
it'll buff out Mike....... Merman is gonna straighten his raisin out with 400" of bondo so he can pimp that thing back out...... :p

That is buffed out!:D I actually started straightening with a wood block, about 10 swings with an 8lb. hammer later and I decided to skip the block!

FAUX X 4
08-25-2008, 01:03 PM
That is buffed out!:D I actually started straightening with a wood block, about 10 swings with an 8lb. hammer later and I decided to skip the block!

Some of my best "body work" has been done with a 10 lb. sledge and or a crowbar! :D

padesertboy
08-25-2008, 01:44 PM
I stay away from snakes, I wooda shit myself watching someone running after one. Nice pics, looks like a great run!

Heatstroke
08-25-2008, 02:38 PM
I definitely want to run this one again (the rest of the way through :D )

Uhhh, AzRocks will probably still be in FJ and since that seems to be when your junk is trail worthy . . . . . :D :eek:

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ohhhhhh, wait, my bad, you mean you'll "run" the trail as in on foot. I got it now :rolleyes: ;) .


Uhhh, I could be talked into that run once the bacon resistant additions are in place. Give me another month or so.

FAUX X 4
08-25-2008, 02:45 PM
Uhhh, AzRocks will probably still be in FJ and since that seems to be when your junk is trail worthy . . . . . :D :eek:

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ohhhhhh, wait, my bad, you mean you'll "run" the trail as in on foot. I got it now :rolleyes: ;) .


Uhhh, I could be talked into that run once the bacon resistant additions are in place. Give me another month or so.

Kettle/Pot :flipoff4:
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Oh wait........ I forgot, you were broke at AzRocks too! :eek: :flipoff4:

Maybe we should just pool our trucks together........ surely we might be able to make it a few trails before it breaks then! :lmao:

Heatstroke
08-25-2008, 03:12 PM
Kettle/Pot :flipoff4:

Oh wait........ I forgot, you were broke at AzRocks too! :eek: :flipoff4:

Maybe we should just pool our trucks together........ surely we might be able to make it a few trails before it breaks then! :lmao:

Hey Fauk off, I wheeled 1 day (sorta), then spent a day trying to figure out why my junk wasn't working, and 1 day prerunning where ever my 2wd would take me. So I wheeled as much as Jeep Guys Prius.

FAUX X 4
08-25-2008, 03:25 PM
Hey Fauk off, I wheeled 1 day (sorta), then spent a day trying to figure out why my junk wasn't working, and 1 day prerunning where ever my 2wd would take me. So I wheeled as much as Jeep Guys Prius.

That sounds like my last three trips out!........... but at least I could drive over 27mph on the way home! :neener:

bentyota
08-25-2008, 05:19 PM
Fixed my tub, you can hardly tell!:D
before...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/95%20yj%20project/DSC02624.jpg
after...
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/howyadoinaz/95%20yj%20project/DSC02626.jpg
Josh, when can I get my door, I think it should fit just like it did from the factory.:eek:


dude you told me to toss that door so it went in the trash can last nite.:flipoff3: oooooo wait now i know what door you want but itll cost ya jsut give me your reds and well call it even. you know you want isucks on both or your rigs:D

howyadoin
08-25-2008, 05:31 PM
WTB passenger's side YJ door, must be beat beyond rocognition. I have no money, but do have beer available for the donor! (RED LABELS will not be considered for exchange purposes for anything for future reference....unless she's REALLY hot!):D

bentyota
08-25-2008, 07:35 PM
if you need it i can take it to work. i work at i-17 and union hills or i could bring it buy this weekend

howyadoin
08-25-2008, 09:02 PM
if you need it i can take it to work. i work at i-17 and union hills or i could bring it buy this weekend

Hell yea, take it to work if you would and I'll swing by and grab it, gotta see if my body work was as perfect as it looks!:D I'll call you tomorrow.

Spinnas
08-25-2008, 09:52 PM
WTB passenger's side YJ door, must be beat beyond rocognition. I have no money, but do have beer available for the donor! (RED LABELS will not be considered for exchange purposes for anything for future reference....unless she's REALLY hot!):D

No one wants used stickys involving a hot chick...