: Wrench-Tech II - March 17, 2012


sparky
02-26-2012, 09:34 PM
TTORA So-Cal
presents
Wrench-Tech II


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_RP7emR7iHME/TXxCnBZbxsI/AAAAAAAACk0/mdsCq3Y35os/s800/TTORA%20Wrench-A-Thon%207.jpg


We had such a good turnout for last year's Wrench-Tech that we decided to bring it back to you in 2012! There will be new demonstrations such as Lower Ball Joint replacement, U-Joint maintenance, CB tech and more! This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for So-Cal locals to get hands-on experience with maintenance and trail fixes for your truck. Our Staff is very knowledgeable on the topics we'll be covering throughout the day. Expect thorough explanations and bring all the questions you've been dying to ask about the demonstrated procedures.

Our sponsors, DeMello Off-Road and Icon Vehicle Dynamics, have graciously donated their facilities, time and money to ensure this is a successful event. New and current products will be showcased and they'll be more than happy to answer all your questions.

This is a great time to meet the Staff and other members you've only talked to on the forum. Drive your trail-rig to the event and show off your upgrades/modifications. If you have a stock truck and are trying to figure out what to do to first, you'll have the opportunity to ask other members what they've done.

We'll see you all there!

Where:
DeMello Off-Road
12785 Magnolia Ave. Suite 1
Riverside, CA 92503

When:
10:00am - 4:00pm


-TTORA So-Cal Staff

ShowStop
02-27-2012, 01:41 AM
http://www.showstop.org/images/misc/wrench2.jpg

sparky
03-01-2012, 02:55 PM
We need a head count for lunch. Please reply if you plan on attending.

1. sparky
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6.

22re4me
03-04-2012, 08:02 PM
Ill be there with two buddies so 3 all together

Scuba
03-04-2012, 08:25 PM
We need a head count for lunch. Please reply if you plan on attending.



Ill be there with two buddies so 3 all together



Copy and paste to add your name to the list. Hoping to see a better turn out than last year.

1. sparky
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6. 22re4me + 2 friends.
7.
8.
9.
10.

rivethead242
03-05-2012, 10:27 PM
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sparky
03-06-2012, 12:24 AM
Common, people! Less than 2 weeks to go! Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity! Everyone can learn something at this event whether you're 2WD or 4WD. Or, come just to hang out and grab some free lunch.


Sign up today!

BattleWagon
03-06-2012, 11:08 AM
Will there be any Green beer??:xbeer1:

MrGrimm
03-06-2012, 11:39 AM
I am in!

1. sparky
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6. 22re4me + 2 friends.
7. MrGrimm
8.
9.
10.

Scuba
03-06-2012, 11:44 AM
Will there be any Green beer??:xbeer1:

How about some Mountain Dew?

BattleWagon
03-06-2012, 12:55 PM
I guess tha will work until late afternoon... Its St. Patty's day, gotta have a guinness or green beer :xsmokin1:

rivethead242
03-06-2012, 12:58 PM
I guess tha will work until late afternoon... Its St. Patty's day, gotta have a guinness or green beer :xsmokin1:
Perfect, late afternoon is when this gets over. See you there ;)

ShowStop
03-06-2012, 06:02 PM
1. sparky
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6. 22re4me + 2 friends.
7. MrGrimm
8. THROUGHITALLDUDE (TW)
9.
10.
11.
12.

rocket-scientist
03-07-2012, 07:30 AM
Hmmm... Last year was pretty darn good. Count me in. Dog friendly?


1. sparky
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6. 22re4me + 2 friends.
7. MrGrimm
8. THROUGHITALLDUDE (TW)
9. Rocket-scientist
10.
11.
12.

barlowrs
03-09-2012, 10:22 AM
In!!

1. sparky
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6. 22re4me + 2 friends.
7. MrGrimm
8. THROUGHITALLDUDE (TW)
9. Rocket-scientist
10. barlowrs
11.
12.

TacoDell
03-09-2012, 03:27 PM
Not sure if I'll be up to it...
but maybe I can force it
regardless... I have the interest :)

1. sparky
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6. 22re4me + 2 friends.
7. MrGrimm
8. THROUGHITALLDUDE (TW)
9. Rocket-scientist
10. barlowrs
11. TacoDell + 1 (son)
12.
13.
14.
15.

sparky
03-11-2012, 01:23 PM
Less than a week away! This is a great opportunity, guys. I haven't seen any other club offer it's members something like this. It's free and includes lunch! Take advantage of it! We'll also have TTORA So-Cal merchandise available!

22re4me
03-12-2012, 09:18 PM
are guys gonna have the event if it rains? I'll be there either way (I guess I won't if its called off), I've been looking forward to this and the rain will just make the recovery and trail side repairs more realistic.

rivethead242
03-12-2012, 09:53 PM
Lets keep our fingers crossed the weatherman is wrong. If any changes are made we will update this thread ASAP, as of now we are still on.

pelon17
03-12-2012, 10:47 PM
Count me in. I really need to learn how to change a CV.

Not sure if I'll be up to it...
but maybe I can force it
regardless... I have the interest :)

1. sparky
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6. 22re4me + 2 friends.
7. MrGrimm
8. THROUGHITALLDUDE (TW)
9. Rocket-scientist
10. barlowrs
11. TacoDell + 1 (son)
12. Pelon17
13.
14.
15.

Mikeybb
03-12-2012, 11:44 PM
I'm in for it.

1. sparky
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6. 22re4me + 2 friends.
7. MrGrimm
8. THROUGHITALLDUDE (TW)
9. Rocket-scientist
10. barlowrs
11. TacoDell + 1 (son)
12. Pelon17
13. Mikeybb
14.
15.

BigDouggieDoug
03-13-2012, 04:51 PM
Count me in.

1. sparky
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6. 22re4me + 2 friends.
7. MrGrimm
8. THROUGHITALLDUDE (TW)
9. Rocket-scientist
10. barlowrs
11. TacoDell + 1 (son)
12. Pelon17
13. Mikeybb
14. BigDouggieDoug
15.

sparky
03-14-2012, 12:09 AM
1. sparky +1
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6. 22re4me + 2 friends.
7. MrGrimm
8. THROUGHITALLDUDE (TW)
9. Rocket-scientist
10. barlowrs
11. TacoDell + 1 (son)
12. Pelon17
13. Mikeybb
14. BigDouggieDoug
15.

BigDouggieDoug
03-14-2012, 09:04 AM
See you there scuba and pelon!

Scuba
03-14-2012, 01:47 PM
See you there scuba and pelon!

:dancing:

sparky
03-14-2012, 11:49 PM
Here is your schedule of events for this weekend. We decided to do it a little different this year. The first group of demonstrations will be done simultaneously, giving you the opportunity to either bounce around or stay with one!


1000-
Welcome and Introduction

1030-
ShowStop: U-Joint and Carrier Bearing Maintenance

rivethead242: Clutch and Steering Fluid Flush

sparky: CV and LBJ Replacement

1230-
Lunch

1330-
SAR_Squid79: Recovery Lecture and Demonstration

1430-
ShowStop: CB Tech


Though there is rain in the forecast for this weekend, don't let that keep you from joining us. We will be moving it all inside DEMELLO OFFROAD's shop. Come on out!

fjessence
03-15-2012, 12:38 PM
Count me in!

1. sparky +1
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6. 22re4me + 2 friends.
7. MrGrimm
8. THROUGHITALLDUDE (TW)
9. Rocket-scientist
10. barlowrs
11. TacoDell + 1 (son)
12. Pelon17
13. Mikeybb
14. BigDouggieDoug
15. FJEssence + 1
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4wd_mofo
03-15-2012, 01:51 PM
:dancing:

I'd come just to mock scuba if i wasnt going to AZ this weekend:D. Have fun guys, i sure hope u have another one soon!

BrandonH
03-16-2012, 01:03 PM
Count me in as well!!

1. sparky +1
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6. 22re4me + 2 friends.
7. MrGrimm
8. THROUGHITALLDUDE (TW)
9. Rocket-scientist
10. barlowrs
11. TacoDell + 1 (son)
12. Pelon17
13. Mikeybb
14. BigDouggieDoug
15. FJEssence + 1
16. BrandonH

ShowStop
03-16-2012, 03:31 PM
Don't forget, if any body has a CB radio that needs tuning or other adjustments done, bring it with you. I'll have my tech bench set-up at Demello's shop. I can make most basic repairs, all kinds of antenna repairs/adjustments and certain types of electronic repairs. Of course I'll be available to answer any questions about CB radios as well.

rivethead242
03-16-2012, 04:14 PM
Don't forget, if any body has a CB radio that needs tuning or other adjustments done, bring it with you. I'll have my tech bench set-up at Demello's shop. I can make most basic repairs, all kinds of antenna repairs/adjustments and certain types of electronic repairs. Of course I'll be available to answer any questions about CB radios as well.
Want to solder on a new connection for me? :missingto

ShowStop
03-16-2012, 04:48 PM
Want to solder on a new connection for me? :missingto
Sure, I'll have the parts and gear to do it.

ShowStop
03-16-2012, 04:51 PM
1. sparky +1
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6. 22re4me + 2 friends.
7. MrGrimm
8. THROUGHITALLDUDE (TW)
9. Rocket-scientist
10. barlowrs
11. TacoDell + 1 (son)
12. Pelon17
13. Mikeybb
14. BigDouggieDoug
15. FJEssence + 1
16. BrandonH
17. ShotKlinic (FJC)

Sounds like we'll have several dozen people at the event. :cool:

Bonards29
03-17-2012, 12:01 AM
Count me in as well!!

1. sparky +1
2. rivethead242
3. ShowStop
4. SAR_Squid79
5. Scuba
6. 22re4me + 2 friends.
7. MrGrimm
8. THROUGHITALLDUDE (TW)
9. Rocket-scientist
10. barlowrs
11. TacoDell + 1 (son)
12. Pelon17
13. Mikeybb
14. BigDouggieDoug
15. FJEssence + 1
16. BrandonH
17. Bonards29

Scuba
03-17-2012, 07:58 AM
Looks like a great turnout. See everyone there. Drive safe guys! :D

sparky
03-17-2012, 08:10 AM
Out of respect for the other businesses that share the parking lot with DEMELLO OFFROAD, parking will be confined to the front and rear of the lot. Please do not park directly in front of the other business suites. Thank you.

SAR_Squid79
03-18-2012, 03:45 PM
For anyone who wanted links or more information about what I talked about during the Recovery Class / Demonstrations, here are some good links:

General Reference / Recovery Kit:

http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=155263
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=86635
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=149874
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=182377
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=86594



EDUCATION:

http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=120652
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9mqMTS8C_8


EXTERNAL LINKS (Where to buy stuff):

Viking Offroad (http://www.vikingoffroad.com/categories/Recovery-Gear/)
Expedition Exchange (http://www.expeditionexchange.com/cart/home.php?cat=268)
Mac's Custom Tie-Downs (http://www.macscustomtiedowns.com/)
Hi-Lift Jacks (http://www.hi-lift.com/)


I hope everyone learned something! I had fun teaching it!

MrGrimm
03-18-2012, 06:18 PM
Big thinks out to everyone that made this happen. Always good to learn something new everyday. I now know that my recovery kit is vastly inferior to SAR_Squid79's...

BigDouggieDoug
03-19-2012, 12:45 PM
Thanks sparky, ShowStop, rivethead, and SAR Squid for the great demonstrations. I learned mucho!

Fj_Explorer
03-21-2012, 10:51 AM
Here is an alternative method on removing the cv assembly from the diff I saw on the FJ forum. You can do it without removing the skids and without getting under the truck. In particular read post no 4 & no 68. But actually I find the entire thread educational.

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/suspension-steering-tech/137552-what-best-way-change-cv-axle-when-using-jacks-jack-stands.html

Again, I enjoyed meeting everyone, thanks for sharing your knowledge and passion, and thanks to the vendors for sponsoring the event.

SAR_Squid79
03-21-2012, 02:14 PM
Here is an alternative method on removing the cv assembly from the diff I saw on the FJ forum. You can do it without removing the skids and without getting under the truck. In particular read post no 4 & no 68. But actually I find the entire thread educational.

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/suspension-steering-tech/137552-what-best-way-change-cv-axle-when-using-jacks-jack-stands.html

Again, I enjoyed meeting everyone, thanks for sharing your knowledge and passion, and thanks to the vendors for sponsoring the event.

I have had this exact idea before, and even tried it out, but I could never get it to work. I did not use steel cable, though, so maybe I need to revisit my idea and try it again.

Pretty cool.

SAR_Squid79
03-28-2012, 09:58 AM
Nobody took any pics?
No 'Past Events' post? :(

sparky
03-28-2012, 02:29 PM
I took a few pics. I've been working without a computer lately so everything I post is from my iPhone. I'll work on getting something up before the end of the week.

SAR_Squid79
03-28-2012, 09:28 PM
Just wondering. No worries.

BigDouggieDoug
03-29-2012, 12:36 AM
Got some (sorry, iPhone quality):

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