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  1. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    I had the new muffler on the ultralight ceramic coated (inside and out). Motor was a 2-cyl 2-stroke kawasaki 440cc, air cooled. Longevity was good - I had it for 19 years (always stored inside). It...
  2. Re: Roof Top Tents aren't all they're cracked up to be

    I like the idea of being away from bugs and animals (even when a good authority says they aren't an issue). Up high and away from critters does tickle some interest but the overall higher center of...
  3. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Look'n good!
  4. Thread: The Campfire.

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    Re: The Campfire.

    When you find yourself debating a multi-point turn on a tight trail - think of this guy...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsFZwxW6_JQ

    The channel has a dozen such vids:...
  5. Thread: XJ owner from Erie

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    Re: XJ owner from Erie

    :steer:

    Welcome to the group!


    `had to search on that comment - got it ;-)
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    Re: Mojave desert wheeling

    Nearest gas station? How remote is the area?
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    Rock Bouncers go Snow Wheeling

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0ngHSMdQFw
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    Re: 1/14/21 Yankee Hill/Rollins Pass Area

    Ah, now I remember it - very steep uphill to a right turn bend (that's where I turned back to meet you folks). It had a higher difficulty than the trails we came in on. I'd be up for a re-visit /...
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    Re: 1/14/21 Yankee Hill/Rollins Pass Area

    One for a top-off visit next summer! Someone's gotta keep the trails clear for the nice paint vehicles.
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    Re: 1/14/21 Yankee Hill/Rollins Pass Area

    Thanks - now I know where to look! I have not traveled much past the compressor. From your map it looks like you've checked out all spurs in the area! :thumb:
  11. Thread: 87 Suzuki Samurai

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    Re: 87 Suzuki Samurai

    While there is always something that could be tended / fixed / upgraded, is it trail ready (enough) as-is?
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    Re: 1/14/21 Yankee Hill/Rollins Pass Area

    I was right there on this trip but don't recall the building - I'll have to re-visit:
    www.JimWilliamson.net/automobile/2021-01-24--trail--switzerland--gordon-gulch/

    Is this the tractor you...
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    Re: 1/14/21 Yankee Hill/Rollins Pass Area

    Thanks!

    It looks neat - something to put in the mental pocket to show a guest.
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    Re: 1/14/21 Yankee Hill/Rollins Pass Area

    Where was that stone house at the trail's edge?
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    Re: Best traction in snow?

    Two minutes of SnowCat eye candy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP6BNgS5pSE
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    Re: Some may find this of interest

    Headers into glasspacks please (my first jeep / first 'car')
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    Re: Best traction in snow?

    Well crud - I was hope'n you'd spring for the tracked vehicle route and I could bum a ride. ;-)
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    Re: Best traction in snow?

    Agreed - chains do improve snow performance nicely (and on ice the performance difference is vast).

    TireChain.com
    35" x 12.5 tire
    5.5mm square
    $180 (02/2020)
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    Re: Best traction in snow?

    You might wish to watch the recent two or three vids from Casey in Oregon and how his jeep worked on tracks. One snow type had him turning back on a long drive because snow was packing on the drive...
  20. Thread: Camp Cooking Gear

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    Re: Camp Cooking Gear

    The seller must be marketing these directly to the 'hot dogger' 'burrito basket' crowd (certainly us!!) as the first item on the description...

    HEALTHY & SAFE - The Zone heating lunch box is...
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    Re: Broken Leaf Spring - trail repairs

    Ratchet straps and an old log were the perfect items for that (all-too-memorable) day! Heh!



    Carrying a couple old shackle plates and bolts could be a more compact option.
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    Broken Leaf Spring - trail repairs

    First four minutes of the vid - a couple sets of old shackle plates to use as a band-aid / patch to hold a broken spring together to get off of the trail.

    ...
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    Re: Boulder County Wild Fires

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK63zjsBl7Q
  24. Thread: New Years day run.

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    Re: New Years day run.

    Good to hear fun was had! I need to make up the 2022 Wheeler graphic for you.

    How much snow is down there?

    I believe 7" is the official Fort Collins number.

    Crazy cold tonight! -8F now...
  25. Re: Dry St Vrain or Bunce playing in the snow tomorrow? New Years

    From reviews I have been hearing, I'd recommend that you get yourself on the www.starlink.com waiting list. $100 bucks down payment and ~$500 when you can sign on. The antenna is costly. One client,...
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