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11-06-2015 11:31 PM
gittinit




11-06-2015 11:06 PM
gittinit May I Present "The Outsider"





11-06-2015 10:57 PM
gittinit
updates

long time updates... the last year ive spent building a bad ass jeep for a good friend and his son. The build was a success and im proud to say ive turned out a going rig. finished its first race after leaving my shop just a week before. Im now back on mine and linking the front as well as oil pan skid and wheel base stretch hope it works out as planned. this thing has become a disaster to rebuild. nothing is square enough for me anymore. It makes it hard to continue working on it knowing it no longer fits the desirable build level I wish to achive. With that said its still pretty neat and will work just fine.

07-20-2014 10:46 PM
gittinit 3rd trip was to SMORR in missouri. I had a great trip with oly a broken front diff to slow me down. Changed it out with the spare and wheel late into the night. Loaded it on the trailer with no carnage.

Just a week ago I made my fourth trip since the rebuild this time i had a great feel for the rig and was confident enough to turn the reins over to my son on saturday night. Keep in mind my son has grown into a young man, he is 15 and 6'5" tall. he climed some trails that waould make me a little uneasy and as the night got darker we headed down a steep drop off, gassed it to soon causing us to bounce a bit which sheared a lower trunion, broke a longfield and a ring gear all at the same time. Lets hope thats the extent of the damage.
07-20-2014 10:37 PM
gittinit first trip was to hawk pride mountain ohv, and was a bust. I broke a long half way up first trail. I assume it was already cracked, warrentied em out, and put it back together for trip number 2 this time we headed to Adventure Offroad Park in tennesse...



went to load it on the trailer and noticed it wasnt pulling right. we came to the conclusion it was the locker. so we loaded it anyway and just swapped in the spare diff when we got there.



got just enough of a feel for the rig to get overconfident, and rolled it off this hill.



landed on this tire and broke an axle.



how we got it back to camp.





07-20-2014 10:28 PM
gittinit finally time to get it running.



before i even got to wheel i had to pull the reans out again. I had no forward gears. a buddy helped and turns out we messed up when assembling the fmrvb in the th400...




ready for the maiden voyage.... last febuary.










07-20-2014 10:22 PM
gittinit Had to get a new mixer to put on the edelbrock intake partnered with the hei style distributor.











07-20-2014 10:18 PM
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07-20-2014 10:07 PM
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07-20-2014 10:06 PM
gittinit better late than never here are a few build pics for those of u who dont have me on facebook to see things come together in real time. http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...235401_863.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...031015_451.jpg
02-21-2014 03:29 PM
gittinit I wished this group had continued on with their own event. I was bummed and done with the "club" at that point as it seemed the group lost its standing in the Arkansas Offroad community. Wasn't my decision though.

I backed into my own little hole up here in NEA and had hoped for the best I even quit doing forums all together well mostly. Its sad to see this once influential group die

I'll try to make one or both of the state land cruiser events this year if everything allows.
02-11-2014 10:56 PM
Jordan7118 Yep, pretty dead. Lots of people migrated to Arkansas Crawlers, RLC, CLC, Corey does stuff with MO LC peeps, I think.
02-10-2014 03:18 PM
JWaldz Some of the guys have kind of split up but those continuing with an actual club you can find us HERE
02-07-2014 08:52 PM
gittinit Has it really been that long since I posted here. Wow. I have some major updates I'm gonna share if I ever get some major down time. Those of u on my face book know. The buggy is being rebuilt again. Almost done with it even.

I promise I will update. Any of u fellow OG members still kicking it?
09-20-2011 05:11 PM
88coltrunner hey faber i was wonedring how much 4 thoes sliders u put on glens truck cant remember how much u told me pm me plz
06-28-2011 08:33 PM
gittinit Lmao! Just got told about this. Some super smart Jeep guy videoed me at Washita. Check out the title.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpzWB...eature=related


here are a couple pics of my pile...

the trees and dirt were sideways for this picture. I'm so glad to have cought it on camera. Its one of those anomolies that only happen when I go wheeling, I think its some sort of anti gravity thing.
06-27-2011 03:16 PM
extremetoy2000 Those rocks get slippery when they are wet and muddy.
06-26-2011 08:00 PM
gittinit I went on a quick day run to Washita yesterday. It started out as one of those days, and just seemed to excelerate from there. I did manage to snp a couple pics.

Todd trying to follow me up Devils Ass Krack




the rest of the group were waiting in line as the skys opened up and poored



Other than an end of the day issue Carlton was breakage free.




Here is a new guy to the bunch. His name is Henery, he is from a town just south of Paragould.



Chris gave Devils Ass Krack his best in the pooring rain.


Here is a snapshot of Chads rig. It was mostly stock with just a long arm lift and 37s when yall saw hm last summer. Now on tons with full hydro and 44s.
09-19-2010 10:26 PM
Jordan7118 Sucks. You're right - that's life. Always has a way of bringing you back to "normal".

Fingers crossed for big pay, my man!
09-18-2010 10:13 PM
gittinit
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Way to go, Michael!

As a dude who looked for a job for a while, I can relate to how that must feel. Congrats!
If every wrong turn deserves a right, and for every up there is a down then its time For the down. I have been on a bit of a high with the new job. I sold someparts and ordered some harnesses off ebay. All was going ok and I was considering going to Hanibal Rocks for the 1st time with the Greene Co Crevis Crawlers. It turns out my wifes 02 alero droped the timing chain just the other day. I may be out for the trip, depending on what we decide to do about fixing/replacing the car. It never Fn fails....Grrrrr, Life! huh. Oh and I get my 1st paycheck on the new job next week. I'll find out then if I'm done wheeling till the spring or if I'll still have a pot to piss in.
09-07-2010 12:09 AM
Jordan7118 Way to go, Michael!

As a dude who looked for a job for a while, I can relate to how that must feel. Congrats!
09-06-2010 05:26 PM
gittinit
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Originally Posted by Arky Tacoma View Post
Good to hear Michael. When I saw you facebook post the other day about "change", I was a little worried.
This is a needed and wanted change, I'm hopefull itl be a good one. It may curb my wheeling and will pretty much stop any upgrades for a while, but its not all bad. I may just have to start selling off some parts in order to keep it together, and atleast make arttora takover next spring. Or I could just use this as an excuse to rework/change some of the things I hav'nt been getting around to lately.
09-06-2010 04:10 PM
Arky Tacoma Good to hear Michael. When I saw you facebook post the other day about "change", I was a little worried.
09-06-2010 03:30 PM
gittinit Since my last post I sent off both birfs and the longside inner to bobby for warranty. I sent the birfs in a flat rate box and the inner in one of those cardboard tubes. Well, the usps lost my birfs. It was the week of the trip to SMORR, and I was screwed. I posted up on Pirate4x4 about my breakage, and mentioned the lost parts. To my suprise I got a PM from Tina at longfield, saying they would send me a couple rebuilds. I paid next day shipping and had 2 new/rebuilt birfs and an inner to make the smorr trip. Everything held up great at SMORR and I had a fabulous weekend. The weekend folloing the Smorr trip I got a call from Tina, they finally recieved my lost parts.

The 4.30 gears are holding up well, but I am having issues with a propane leak. I need to get the soapy water out and start looking for bubbles.

I figure I may have some extra time in the next couple weeks becouse I have been summoned for jury duty. I'll also be starting a new job at work in he next couple weeks. For the last few years I have been working graveyard as a group leader, trouble shooter, and have been dealing with mismanagement that has gotten under my skin numerous times. I will be changing to a different department taking a small temperary cut in pay, and working evenings. It should take me about a year before I start making what I have been making, but in the long run it means more money. Wish me luck.
07-31-2010 09:03 PM
Jordan7118
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Originally Posted by slacker24/7 View Post
Jordans entree of won ton soup is delicious by the way ..
Indeed. Call me, Michael, when ya can. No hurry. Just holler to catch up when ya can.
07-27-2010 07:04 PM
slacker24/7
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I'd rather be hot wheeling in the summer than freezing in the winter, but I've done both in order to be out wheeling. Wheeling is what I'd rather be doing no matter the weather. Its my way of getting a break from "normal" life.
Im with ya Michael, I have been pretty disgusted in the fact I cant get anyone to go wheelin I hate to drive all the way to Hot Springs (80 miles) in the hopes of hooking up with someone... I will wheel in about any weather just to be wheelin, it ads diversity which to me what wheelin is all about..
Jordans entree of won ton soup is delicious by the way ..
07-27-2010 07:00 AM
gittinit
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Originally Posted by extremetoy2000 View Post
Wheeling in this weather is bad enough but tryin to camp in a tent is worse.
I'd rather be hot wheeling in the summer than freezing in the winter, but I've done both in order to be out wheeling. Wheeling is what I'd rather be doing no matter the weather. Its my way of getting a break from "normal" life.
07-27-2010 06:45 AM
gittinit
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Originally Posted by Jordan7118 View Post
Mr. Faber, Birf Soup is delicious, and I'm sure you've acquired a keen disgust for it. May I suggest Won Ton soup? It's a domestic product with a foreign-sounding name

Dude, that sucks. I dunno how you do it, but you can break almost anything. Maybe it's cuz you actually wheel I dunno what that is...

But crap, man, it's too stinkin' hot to wheel here in Hot Springs. Especially when you have the lake
Its easy to break stuff from the drivers seat. I assume the only action ya see from the passenger seat is watching someone else play with their levers. It is kinda discouraging breaking the upgrade parts that most others don't. I'm already thinking I'm gonna need some 35spline shafts for the 60. I guess for now I just need steering, wheels, tires, links, and coils.

I have come up with a plan though. I'm gonna use my current rear uper links for my front lower links, then its just building the wishbone upper for the front, and trusses, and some new uper links out back with bushings in one end to keep it on the cheaper side of things. Steering is the biggest wallet killer. I'm thinking full hydro, but I havent decided how, or what to use. A bling double ended ram, and some big name arms would be cool, but its doubtfull I'll go that route. What part of the swap do you have in the works?
07-26-2010 08:53 PM
extremetoy2000 Wheeling in this weather is bad enough but tryin to camp in a tent is worse.
07-26-2010 12:32 PM
Jordan7118 Mr. Faber, Birf Soup is delicious, and I'm sure you've acquired a keen disgust for it. May I suggest Won Ton soup? It's a domestic product with a foreign-sounding name

Dude, that sucks. I dunno how you do it, but you can break almost anything. Maybe it's cuz you actually wheel I dunno what that is...

But crap, man, it's too stinkin' hot to wheel here in Hot Springs. Especially when you have the lake
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