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True dat. I need to finish up my exhaust and a few other things.

Are you going to try to get the rest of the rig painted before then?
 

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True dat. I need to finish up my exhaust and a few other things.

Are you going to try to get the rest of the rig painted before then?
Yep. Thats my plan. I need to finish weld the bedsides then i can paint them. Also need to weld on some tabs for the fire extinguishers, light bar, bed floor, etc and paint those. Im on my last bit of gas for my welder so im trying to prioritize whats welded. I have wednesday off so should wrap up everything then.
 

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Lonestar Toyota Jamboree 2017 Trip Report

Another Jambo in the books and another year where my skin is stained oompa loompa orange from all the dust, but wouldnt have had it any other way. Weather was unseasonably cool for May in TX and it was awesome. The Squirrel performed great and kicked ass on every trail. No major carnage from the group other than one sheared tie-rod end on Daniels toyota. Never seen one sheer off before. I made a couple small character dents on the sheet metal, but other than that no issues. Ran 190* most of the day even with me beating on it. I guess the new water pump and rerouting the steam lines did the trick.

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Loaded up Chris's truck and took off early Thursday morning.


Chris's good side :flipoff2:


Rock lights worked great


Chris on twister


Group shot


posing




Ill post more once they come in.

Vids:
Clyde's Ravine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v28mgD7UMBM

DeWoody.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z83n7GLAPjU

Twister at night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxXHrFFAbU0

Some Random Trail
https://youtu.be/FIF7yC7Zq4U
https://youtu.be/IqweoayvLd8

Right Line on Dewoody
https://youtu.be/OHY0oZn5SuY

On Twister at night in reverse. :shaking:
https://youtu.be/HW_evNI65BU

Daniel's 4-runner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bLvfV6H9ZI

Chris on Twister
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A30W8BUZAqw

Chris on some trail (Im horrible at remembering what trail names are)
https://youtu.be/rKNRJ33cG0k
 

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Some stuff that needs attention. Tires got into the rear bedsides some. Need to trim out 1/2" or so at the top. Need to make a panel to enclose the center console area. Bitch is hot inside the cab. Also needs some expanded metal in the footwells to keep rocks out of the cab.

Next trip is to K2 on Memorial weekend. Plenty of time for some finishing touches.
 

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Very nice. How you liking the tires? Seems they don't flex much...is it the tire or lack of weight?
They flex great actually. At 8psi they wrap around the rocks. They are breaking in nicely feathering the tops of the tread. They are only going to get better.
 

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They flex great actually. At 8psi they wrap around the rocks. They are breaking in nicely feathering the tops of the tread. They are only going to get better.
Mine are well broken in and I run 10-12 psi now usually.



Rig is looking good:smokin:
 

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WAs great meeting you Alex. I had a blast wheeling with y'all! Can't wait to do it again. Dirt Squirrel 2.0 was truly impressive and so is your workmanship:beer:
 

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Went to the best rock crawling park TX (Katemcy Rocks) has to offer and had a blast. The truck did great and went everywhere i pointed it. I love the uptravel i have in comparison to the last rig. night and day difference in how it handles the technical rocks. Put a decent dent in the drivers door and caved in the upper portion of the cab on the passenger side on a trail called Squeezed (should have known it was going to get me). Other than that, no carnage from our group.

Some pics. Didnt take that many.
Swung by Stinkbeans house and picked up his son's crawler. Little guy is a very skilled wheeler already at age 4. His buggy fit perfectly across the front.






Brian's 4Runner


Unicorned




Didnt even unload it from the trailer as im headed to Hot Springs, AR for some Superlift ORV fun in the rain at the Razorback Ramble. Going to be fun.
 
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