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Some of us got together to do some prerunning for AZRocks, so Mark, JJackson, Stealth4x4, 007Max, and I went out to TM. We started off by running Raw deal, then went and checked out the Gillette Ruins, and then made our way over to Terminator. After that, 007Max and I stayed behind, ran upper Terminator, and then proceeded to turn my truck into a submarine in the river.

Anyway, Pictures.







Then we went to check out the view.



Then went to Terminator





Stealth got some body damage





Then I turned my truck into a submarine.





Overall a fun day.
 

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Doood, what the hell were you thinking! I could have told you that was a bad idea just from looking at the pics. Water gathered next to a vertical wall like that means eddies. That means soft shit is deposited on one side, and huge holes on the other. Either way, it usually never ends well. Glad you got out though. looked like a fun trip.
 

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Awesome trip! I'll have the pictures up as soon as my internet decides to cooperate :mad:

Oh, and Tony, where are those videos?
 

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Yeah, that day was a lot of fun! Looks like you guys found some more stuff to roll after we left at the end of lower terminator. Kinda bummed I missed that extreme truck wash Tony managed.

It turned out to be good that I got outta there when I did, because when I got back to the freeway I had a message on my phone to come to work. So as soon as I got home I packed a bag and then drove that night to Nevada. Glad the truck wasn't mechanically damaged, just a little cosmetics.

I stopped at Demello in Corona and we pounded out that panel a bit and I picked up a wraparound rear tube bumper. Sweet! Got a new bumper outta the deal. Before Terminator the wife and I were going back and forth on the rear bumper decision. Sunday made it an easy sell. I should have beat up that corner panel sooner! Thanks guys for helping keep the damage to a minimum. Nice not to have to replace the tail light. The next time that happens it should just scrape up the tubing on the bumper.

A few pics...















 

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Here's the end result of that body damage from Terminator... Still not pretty, but kicked/hammered out a little it doesn't look quite so bad. Now its got character. I'm sure we could have done a better job on the panel, but that "body work" was free and good enough for me. If only we'd had the bumper before the run on Sunday. :rolleyes:

FWIW, Jason Demello is one of those decent guys you can feel good about giving business to. We were walking aroung the shop looking at parts and I saw this bare metal tube bumper lying on the shop floor. So I asked him if it was spoken for. From what I saw most of their stuff goes to powdercoating before it goes up for sale, but I like being able to rattlecan over the rock rash before it rusts - which is cheap and easy compared to re powder coating. So I always get bare metal and rattlecan it for easy touch-ups later. Anyway, Jason made it happen for me with a $175 mark down on this bumper, and he sprayed on a few coats of black for me right there, so I didn't have to. I was looking at a custom wraparound and trimming the bed, but the offer on that tube bumper was too sweet to pass up at less than half what the custom would have run me. And with the built-in hitch I was able to ditch the tow hitch and regain some departure angle -- so no more hanging up on the receiver when dropping off a little rock ledge.



Woohoo! So who's wheelin' this Saturday?
 

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Nice pics! I took a TON. I'll get them loaded on my computer and posted up soon. Some good ones of everyone!

Awesome find on the bumper stealth! I can see it getting lots of use.
 

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Here's the end result of that body damage from Terminator... Still not pretty, but kicked/hammered out a little it doesn't look quite so bad. Now its got character. I'm sure we could have done a better job on the panel, but that "body work" was free and good enough for me. If only we'd had the bumper before the run on Sunday. :rolleyes:

FWIW, Jason Demello is one of those decent guys you can feel good about giving business to. We were walking aroung the shop looking at parts and I saw this bare metal tube bumper lying on the shop floor. So I asked him if it was spoken for. From what I saw most of their stuff goes to powdercoating before it goes up for sale, but I like being able to rattlecan over the rock rash before it rusts - which is cheap and easy compared to re powder coating. So I always get bare metal and rattlecan it for easy touch-ups later. Anyway, Jason made it happen for me with a $175 mark down on this bumper, and he sprayed on a few coats of black for me right there, so I didn't have to. I was looking at a custom wraparound and trimming the bed, but the offer on that tube bumper was too sweet to pass up at less than half what the custom would have run me. And with the built-in hitch I was able to ditch the tow hitch and regain some departure angle -- so no more hanging up on the receiver when dropping off a little rock ledge.



Woohoo! So who's wheelin' this Saturday?
Glad you got it banged out, and like you said, now it has character :D Looks good with that bumper on there. At least you didn't get both your bedsides before getting it like I have, and you got a good deal on it too :cool:

You should have taken the line over the top of the big boulder at the end like JJackson and I did, the possibility for carnage is still there and is more severe if you slip off to either side, but with careful driving it wasn't a hard line to negotiate :driving:
 

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Glad you got it banged out, and like you said, now it has character :D Looks good with that bumper on there. At least you didn't get both your bedsides before getting it like I have, and you got a good deal on it too :cool:

You should have taken the line over the top of the big boulder at the end like JJackson and I did, the possibility for carnage is still there and is more severe if you slip off to either side, but with careful driving it wasn't a hard line to negotiate :driving:
Yep, in retrospect you're right. But at the time I could see slipping off that sucker and causing some serious rollover damage. Plus, I really thought that line I tried had potential -- guess I needed 35s for it though, or maybe a front locker woulda gotten me up it without the ass-end sliding to drivers.

Between that and sending your buddy over the roof head over heels on that last yank out of the river you had quite a day :lmao:
Why no pics of THAT? :rofl: Sorry I missed it.
 
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