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    Trent, Chris, Jim and I had great weather and a beautiful day. Ran Johnny with only one issue I will let Jim share. Headed up So Pierson and went as far as the steep north facing section. After a look see we knew we could make it down but not so certain about getting back up, and didnít want to spend the afternoon winching. So we turned back and headed to North Pierson. Made it to the slide, hiked over to it. Then we turned bad and made a bit of a loop. Got out. Aired up. Headed home.

    Thanks guys. Really enjoyed the day.

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    Parts Ordered!!!!

    Should be in TUESDAY!!!

    (Leaving for MOAB Thursday...)

    News At 11...

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    Another awesome day in the mountains! Thanks for leading Tom. Every time I go wheeling with you guyís I learn something new. It was great seeing everyone again. Btw one of my Tacoma buddies will be in Moab this weekend as well for Rock therapy, wish I could go. Have fun guyís!
            

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    Another good trail run. Enjoyed the day out, great weather, good views. Too bad Jim blew up his hub, but he should be repaired before Moab.

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    Looks like the propane was for Estes Park Outfitters.
         
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    Heading up the typically most difficult obstacle on Johnny Park I decided to take a harder line. Two tires (opposite corners) spinning, I locked both diff's. Backup and try again - PINK from the left front wheel. There goes a locking hub. It doesn't take much to toast one of these hubs.

    Rugged Ridge = Fusible Link

    The jeep came with Warn hubs but one became damaged internally and I put it on the shelf (unlikely it'll be repaired). I purchased a set of two RR hubs and I've busted both.

    I'm a bit undecided on them. Should I spend a bit more to have the Warn hub (where I had not broken one) or should I keep the RR hubs and use them as an easily replaceable fusible link?

    For now, I have a set of two RR's on the way so the decision to go Warn is perhaps a year or few down the road...

    Process to replace the hub is like changing a tire - remove wheel, slide hub off, slide new hub on, install wheel - much easier / quicker than replacing a U-joint... With the ?20? year old Warn hub on the passenger side and RR on the driver side - It's been predictable which will fail first.
         

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    I didn't go too click-happy this trip (only 100 pix - paired down to 26).

    Highlight photos here, full set at the link:
    www.JimWilliamson.net/automobile/2018-10-13--trail--johnny-park--pierson-park-n-and-s/













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    Looks like a great time! Thanks for sharing guys.

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    Any story behind the flatty? Or just a passerby? Looks like a cj2a
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    Was an old Willy's out running the same direction as us. We passed them, and then they passed us back and forth a few times. Tom talked to the driver for a minute the first time we passed them, but we did not have a long conversation.

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    Kick'n back to the pictures - these are the only items. 2x size.






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    open_circuit previously posted:
    "Was an old Willy's out running the same direction as us. We passed them, and then they passed us back and forth a few times. Tom talked to the driver for a minute the first time we passed them, but we did not have a long conversation."

    I just said I liked his rig alot! Thinking late 40ís early fifties.
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    Good thing we ran this Sat. I don't think we'd be running it today after the storm. Looks like a lot of snow in the high country.
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    Yep. Glad to see snow on the mountains again, though! Clear air and fresh snow makes for a nice view on the drive in to work.

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    Tom previously posted:
    "I just said I liked his rig alot! Thinking late 40ís early fifties."

    If its truly a cj2a (and I am mostly basing that off the windshield) - then its somewhere between 45-49. cj3a began in 1950 I believe.
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    YJ front hub posts moved to a different thread:

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