|03-02-2014 09:21 AM|
|03-02-2014 07:53 AM|
Took the stock steering pump off (still worked) because my uncle needed one and putting the Saginaw TC pump on it from my old 4Runner.
Also planning to make my back seat bigger for my rapidly growing kids, but my oldest is growing faster than I can get it started. Might just hold off and let her drive it!
I paid $700/4 for my Irons when I bough them in !08 (dealer price) and I was scared to see what they cost now! I traded my old MTRs for 6 more from 40-60% tread so I at least have spares now! I may try Muttlocking 4 of them on aluminum rims.
Missed KOH this year and haven't driven it in a year. Life has gone in a different direction (still good) but I don't wheel much anymore. My wife never liked Khan ed wheelin and has never ridden in it, and I've gotten smart enough to listen to her. We are now doing hockey in the winter, volleyball in the spring, rafting, kayaking, and 4-H all summer and more boating (and catch up on home projects in the fall!)
|03-01-2014 12:44 AM|
|a2b||glad you bumped the thread. reminds me of that year you were out there and saved my ass from being left in the dark on the backside of the hammers on foot. sheeesh. thats how all bad desert stories start.|
|02-28-2014 03:14 PM|
|midnight_f150||Well it took me two slow nights at work to read your build. But you did a great job building your F toy. Have you made an changes to it since your last update?|
|02-21-2012 08:51 AM|
|rocky mnt. crawler||Good pics Shawn! Hope to join you next year for sure!!!|
|02-20-2012 08:28 AM|
Happy Birthday Congratulations to: MT4Runner (37)
|02-14-2012 04:18 PM|
Duh. Come up during our 2 months of summer (July and August!)
Wheelin' isn't necessarily spectacular, but the water is!!!
It's also car show season, and we're only 4 hours from the Spokane raceway.
|02-14-2012 04:04 PM|
|chvyhs||I saw the stacked FToys on the Lakebed. It was nice seeing you out there. I wish I could travel up your way one of these days (but I hate the snow).|
|02-14-2012 09:54 AM|
ColoradoToy's new Formula Four hitching a ride:
Oh yeah, ran into M1, who was building FToy 72, and was camped next to us. He rode with me out to Martell and Elvis. He's building some bitchin' new backlighted switch panels these days.
The kids in the pic are Kurtuleas sons, took them out over the Butte and around the mountain where Resolution and Backdoor sit. I need to get a full cage over the back before I do any real wheelin' trails, so I kept my speed down and we stayed off the rocks. I think they had a pretty good time. I kept giving them a hard time about wanting to reshape their hats!
|02-14-2012 09:47 AM|
3rd great year at Johnson Valley during King of the Hammers week.
Ran up to the top of Fissure on Sunday, Thursday, and Friday to run KOH Relay/Weatherman.
The real Weatherman, Bob, said I was doing good, and just jumped in to tell a joke:
Old guy was watching TV and flipping between a porn channel and a fishing show.
Wife walked in and said, "May as well just watch the porn channel."
Old guy: "Why?"
"Well, because you already know how to fish!!"
We ran Resolution Sunday night after I got back from Fissure.
2/3 of Wrecking Ball on Monday when I broke my front intermediate shaft carrier bearing mount without tearing anything else up. Limped back down and into Hammertown in 2wd and the Miller Welder crew let me borrow their slick new MM211 to fix it myself.
Tuesday had some desert time and ran out to run Martell and Elvis.
Wednesday ran up Wrecking Ball, down Claw, up Big Johnson and down Boulderdash with 'trader' and several SoCal Wrecked/RockBrawlers guys. Longest day of continuous rocks I've ever had = bitchin!!! My pass front rim was dirty from all the mud in April, so I burped it a bit. I blew a bead completely and put a small cut in my sidewall trying to bump my way up Big Johnson (like a tired idiot!). Thanks to Rod for stopping me and the through-the-cage winch job to pull my pass side off the ground so we could give it a shot of CO2 and some plugs.
Thursday, relayed for the UTV and King of the Motos races.
One of Brian Shirley's crew was out wheelin' and took a pretty cool pic of me coming down the left (steep/dropoff line) off the sand hill south of the Sledge exit.
Friday, relayed for the KOH race.
Saturday, gave ColoradoToy91's new Formula Four chassis a ride to SLC.
I figure I only burned 21 gallons of fuel all week, and pulled onto the trailer under my own power. Gotta love the FToy!!!
|02-03-2012 08:18 AM|
|MT4Runner||Not a problem--I'll deliver it with last year's program!|
|02-02-2012 11:15 PM|
Right on!! You and Blaze ?? anyone else ?? You guys have a safe trip and a great time out there!!
Meanwhile I will be sittin @ home lookin for the updates.
""HAMMERDOWN to HAMMERTOWN"" !!!:grinpimp
Hey buddy..if ya can grab me a L shirt and a program I'll pay you on your return!!
Thanks !! Be safe
|02-02-2012 03:02 PM|
Feels good to not be up against a hard deadline with a shitload of things incomplete.
We leave Friday afternoon after Blaze gets off work.
Thanks--looking forward to it--watch Facebook for pics!!
|02-02-2012 09:20 AM|
|blakeape||You sir are a very productive scoundrel! When is the actual date of departure for the sunny south? Have a blast and be safe down there.|
|01-31-2012 11:01 PM|
Damn you got all fancy and painted the lights black!!!
I figure mine will turn kind of a brownish black eventually.
|01-31-2012 10:56 PM|
Fixed my bent passenger front spring, bent draglink, and shortened my tierod to fix my toe-out issue.
Chopped my twinstick and front case handles so they don't bruise my elbows anymore!!!
Just need to wire in a brake light switch and load for the Hammers!!!!!!!!!!!
|01-31-2012 05:50 PM|
|MT4Runner||LED Rock Lights|
|01-31-2012 05:49 PM|
|01-30-2012 12:09 PM|
|ColoradoToy91||Waiting till the end Where are the pictures|
|01-30-2012 08:55 AM|
One step forward and one step back.
Rear e-locker wasn't working. I smacked a rock during the Wild West Race in '10 and forgot about it. Playing at Koocanusa and doing creek crossings let water inside. It corroded.
I learned all about the inner workings of an e-locker this weekend.
Crack fixed with JBWeld.
Rock lights are 90%. I got a string of the big LED pucks described in
this thread. They're only spaced 6" apart. I cut them apart and added 4' of lamp cord in between with solder and heat shrink. I used my wife's hot glue gun to seal the ends of the heat shrink against water intrusion. Masked off the LED modules and painted everything black. Worst case, I'll install them on the lakebed. I have an open switch on my 12voltguy.com panel still waiting to power rock lights!!
Brake lights are about 80%. I have the housings mounted and wired to the rear. I need to reinstall a brake light switch on my brake pedal.
GPS mounted on the diagonal center windshield bars.
|01-27-2012 09:26 PM|
Oh, and replace a headlamp.
May try to retrofit them for dual beam.
|01-27-2012 09:24 PM|
Replaced the TG trunnion bearing with Koyos.
Driver's side was shattered.
Passenger side had dimples in the races from the bearings.
Minor bendage to my housing. Thinking of building a custom housing after KOH.
Got the broken spring replaced. Thanks Davez for the prorated warranty on them. Better than being told to pound sand!!
Just need to add a couple brakelights and mount my new (to me) Baja 480C GPS!
...and replace a headlamp. May work on converting it to hi/lo.
...and some LED rocklights.
...and some additional power cables to run multiple radios doing relay for KOH.
|09-10-2011 08:23 PM|
|2manyprojects||sounds like a good time. About time for a dedicated prerunner build?|
|09-10-2011 06:09 PM|
Victim of another TG trunnion bearing.
(not that I didn't abuse the rig! :laughing)
Still going back to Koyos.
|09-10-2011 06:01 PM|
Broken driver's front knuckle and pass rear leaf.
8' of air doesn't do a leaf suspension good!
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