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by Don
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Recent Run Reports - All Other Runs
Topic: FYBR 2019, November 29
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: FYBR 2019, November 29

Great video Jim, thank you!
by Don
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: FYBR 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: FYBR 2019

Weather says 1-4" of fresh snow before Thanksgiving, then clear and sunny through the weekend. Highs of 29, lows of 16. Should be a great view from the top of Raven's Roost.

I'm bringing a small pile of firewood. If you're camping, bringing some more wouldn't hurt.
by Don
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: FYBR 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: FYBR 2019

Lurch wrote:Scotty is a maybe.
I have a bronco friend Tim Hammermiester who is planning to join us also.


Ok that's great!
by Don
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: FYBR 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: FYBR 2019

Lurch wrote:
bobracing wrote:
Lurch wrote:I'll give Ed a call.


Might be surprise with the answer.


Ya so Ed's not gonna make it. He's in a warmer place till spring.


Well darn, they made off like a snowbird. Good for them!
by Don
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: FYBR 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 118

FYBR 2019

Run was called by Lee and is going to be an open run. Day trip run will be Sat Nov 30, staging at the Long Meadow campground, leaving camp at 9am sharp. The plan is to run to Raven's Roost. I'll planning on running the road to Raven's Roost and not the powerline road since I'll have the little guy o...
by Don
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General BS Area
Topic: What did you do to your wheeler today?
Replies: 176
Views: 51338

Re: What did you do to your wheeler today?

The CJ got some love today. Most of you have heard the starter not engage and zing the fly wheel over the last 10 years. It would always eventually engage, so it wasn't high on the priority list. Well, the starter finally decided it wasn't going to do anything if the battery was less than perfect. S...
by Don
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

It's alive! I was able to get another good weekend in of wrenching on the Bunny. I'm pretty sure it's not going to debut at the 50th run. With life's events, I completely lost track that the 50th run is NEXT weekend. I put in a solid effort, but it's going to take more time than I have to get it tra...
by Don
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

I don't see that sleeving these is necessary. Both walls of the expanded portion of the frame are heavy, I'm using nylocks and wide washers, so I don't see them deforming the frame from torque. The particular cross member that has several bolts pass through the double walled section of frame is late...
by Don
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

Well, I had a goal of getting the explorer back on the ground over the long weekend, I made great progress, but didn't quite get there. Here are some pictures: New wheel bearings and seals done: http://imageshack.com/a/img924/2915/bcnIUH.jpg Rear axle buttoned up with new brakes lines, wheel cylinde...
by Don
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

Got some iron in the mail yesterday! http://imageshack.com/a/img922/5450/chKxBF.jpg As soon as I mock up the suspension I'm going to make a decision on bump stops. These are what I'm thinking: http://www.kartek.com/parts/progressive-rate-bump-stops-2-12-tall-black-pair.html?Session_ID=cb5fcb497821e4...
by Don
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

Progress has been a little slow on the Bunny over the last couple of weeks because now I'm taking care of all the tedious stuff that will hopefully pay off in the end. I'm cleaning and painting everything i touch, installing the front locker, installing the rear axle truss and diff cover, reinforcin...
by Don
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: General BS Area
Topic: 15`s or 17`s
Replies: 6
Views: 2323

15`s or 17`s

Looking for opinions on 15 vs 17 in wheels for tires in the 33-35in flavor. My natural instinct is 15`s for sidewall flex, sidewall flotation and rim protection. But, the cheap a$$ in me sees tons of 17" takeoffs on Craigslist. It also seems like the trend in the off-road tire industry is towar...
by Don
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

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Don:+20, Dreaded Rivets:0. Rivet removal went smooth using the grind and air hammer method. Only took about an hour.

Tear down is now officially complete! I want to start putting it together so bad, but I've got cleaning, painting, reinforcing and a locker to do.
by Don
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

Wrench wrote:Air chisels work great for those rivets.


I'm planning on taking the approach of skinny wheeling the head off then air hammering the nub out. I've got about 20 to do.

With what I got done last night, the rivets and a couple frozen brake fittings are all that's left of the tear down.
by Don
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

How much do you think the rig will weight when done? I'm finding the specs for stock weight as 3800lbs. I figure I'll add 150 in suspension and 300 in cage and accessories. Also, the wheelbase is 102". Interesting comparison, the Jeep LJ`s are 3800lbs and 103". The explorer weight bias is...
by Don
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

by Don
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

So, after taking two days off last week to clear my plate of house/ yard chores, I've gotten about 10 hours in to the Bunny project. Right now, both axles are off the truck. The front is stripped down to bare beams and ready for cleaning, trussing, painting and the Aussie locker install. The rear ha...
by Don
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

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Should have left cookies for Brown Santa!
by Don
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

Here's the laundry list of parts ordered this morning: Brake rotors, brake pads, calipers, wheel bearings, bearing seals, brake drums, brake shoes, wheel cylinders, brake hardware kits, adjusters, ball joints, ball joint camber eccentrics, master cylinder ... That ought to take care of the brake iss...
by Don
Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

Got my shipping confirmation, 340lbs of James Duff is scheduled to deliver on 8/11!
by Don
Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

What's the rim width? If it's 15x7 I would go with the 10.5, if its 15x8 I would go with 12.5. That is if you want to air down the tires under 10psi with less chance of losing the bead. Your comment just invoked a ptsd like reaction, I have a deep hate for losing beads! If I went 10.50 I'd run stoc...
by Don
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Re: Bunny v2.0

Does anyone have any opinions on 33x12.50 vs 33x10.50? I'm leaning toward the 10.50, especially if I can get my hands on the new Grabber X3's. The only downside I see on the 10.50's is snow flotation and potentially lower sidehill stability. The 10.50's will keep my overall width down, I can run a f...
by Don
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Projects and Build-Ups
Topic: Bunny v2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 13016

Bunny v2.0

The trails have been calling, wheeling season is coming fast, and there's not enough hours in my day to get the CJ to where it needs to be. In all honestly, when the CJ works, it works well, but the reliability issues have been gnawing at me, and frankly kept me off the trails. I know it's almost bl...
by Don
Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: General BS Area
Topic: Tire Groover
Replies: 6
Views: 1883

Cutting that inner bead guard off is somewhat common practice. When the tires are bagged, it acts as a lever pushing the bead away from the rim and pooping air out until it falls off the bead. Graham, I'm running 15x8s with weld on beadlocks with 37x13.50's. I used to have 15x10s non locked and lost...
by Don
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: General BS Area
Topic: Tire Groover
Replies: 6
Views: 1883

Tire Groover

Anyone have a tire groover available for me to borrow? I have theory about cutting the rim guard off my Pitbulls to hopefully keep them on the rim.

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