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Wow, you sure racked up the miles!
Yeah man, this rig is "TESTED", on and off road.

80 miles per hour on the freeway, or in 4 wheel low with the Atrac on going up the water falls in Coyote Canyon (Anza Boreggo), this vehicle is capable.

When this engine dies, hopefully I can drop a Toyota Diesel into it and go another 300,000.

I wonder if I'll need to move the snorkel at that point.


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Until I can afford to get a MAF aux fuel tank, I will continue to use my Jerry (actually it's a Blitz can) Can holder.

I got mine from Off Road Unlimited in Burbank California.

Blitz (GAS) Can Spare Tire Mount 1942-2004 Jeep with a 5on4.5 or 5on5.5 Bolt Pattern - Gas Can Accessories - Off Road Unlimited

It has been on the back of my Rig for over a year now, and I can report no problems to date.

I did have to modify the mounting plate to fit over the curved "shoulder" bracket that helps support the spare tire.

I drew up a template, and the guys at Off Road Unlimited milled it out for me (no charge).

In this picture you can see the curved milled out slot in the back plate.


Here you can see the "Shoulder" bracket that helps support the Spare


Fitting into place


Blitz can installed


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Nice build up. Looks like your rig has seen quite a variety of mother earth underneath. Was wondering how many miles and why you are going to go with the Heavy springs?
I just added the RevTech lift but need more in the rear when loaded up for a road trip. Hope to see you on the trail sometime as you will be easy to spot
 

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Hey Motordrive - I've got over 48,000 miles on the rig so far, and no problems to report.

I am going to switch to the heavies in back because it does sag (just a bit) in back right now, and when I put the MAF aux fuel tank back there, it will need the stiffer support.

See you on the trail - :wave:
 

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Just found some great shots from BorregoFest '07.

Following a really nice Xterra through Fish Creek


another shot in Fish Creek


and another


Deep water crossing in Coyote Canyon


Heading up one of the waterfalls in Coyote Canyon


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Yeah, sweet.

That looks like that might be a little steep though - :lol:

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North Rim area run

4/23-26/08

First I want to thank Uphill for asking us (my wife Claudia and I) to join him to scout out the area for an Expedition planned for later this year.

It was 1200 miles round trip from my house in Fullerton California.

We met Larry at his house in Corona California at 7am on Wednesday (4/23/08) and headed of toward the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Four hours later we pastes through Las Vegas, and 3 hours after that we found the road to Tuweep just past Colorado City.

On the Road near Colorado City Arizona


Some of the Lava Flows looked like hieroglyphic shapes


This is Snow Canyon in St. George Utah (great little side trip) - :cheers:


Harley and Nicky also joined us and had a great time


Uphill taking in the view (the camera can not capture the awesome scenery)


Interesting Colorado City café (I have a hard time keeping one wife happy)


Following Larry on a 60 miles dirty road out to Tuweep (I ate a lot of dust)


Entering the Park


The Scorpion (still with it’s stinger – CB antenna)


Entering Tuweep


Funny sign at the Ranger station – this area is very desolate


An old Mule drawn road grater at the Ranger staion


The Scorpion going through a tight spot on the trail very near the camp site


In the camp ground at the Rim


Claudia and Larry on the Rim – this is the narrowest place on the Rim – only 900 feet wide


The Grand Canyon


Lots of wild flowers everywhere


More wild flowers


Nicky getting comfortable


Mustangs out in the fields


Claudia has a way with Horses


An old bridge on the road out of Tuweep toward Kanab


I think I could live in Kanab – great little city – great views – great trails

On Friday we headed out past the Coral Pink Sand Dunes to the Elephant Pass – best trail run to date

At the trail head


A little navigating
 

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Continued…

The Scorpion on some steep slick rock (much steeper than it looks here)


The Brigadier on the same spot


Tight spot on the trail – big drop off on left


The Scorpion was temporarily stuck here in the steep deep sand, but the rear locker proved to be the ticket,


The brigadier was really stuck, and needed the winch to get out (this was the first time I had even pulled the winch line out and was really glad it worked)


Larry clearing the path


We must have crossed this steam 20 times


The first crossing was pretty wild – very steep and narrow – we decided to do a little road work first


The Scorpion went first


Very Steep and very narrow


No room for error here


Mister Cool drives right through it


Up the other side


the brigadier at another crosssing


A beautiful day on the trail


nearing the end of the trail close to Mt. Carmet Junction


Nicky guards the rig


trying to find the Aztec Caves we saw this cool butte that looks like the Titanic


Searching for the Aztec Caves


When I got home I realized I had some Trail Damage – I backed into a big Juniper tree up on the Elephant trail and punch a big hole right trough the side wall of my spare - bummer


I can stick my finger right through it (it’s a guy thing)


This is the tree that got my spare – good for dogs though


Until next time – Happy Trails
 

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Hey Thong - yeah, it was really beautiful out there.

Larry went "old school" on the tree with his ax.

We used the ax, the shovels and my winch.

The only thing we didn't pull out was the high-lift.

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you my friend have an awsome beast. not only seeing the pictures on the forum but i have seen it first hand around town. my wife has seen it a time or two and loves what you have done with it. it just helps out my wish list when the wallet will allow.


once again awsome ride bro.
 

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you my friend have an awsome beast. not only seeing the pictures on the forum but i have seen it first hand around town. my wife has seen it a time or two and loves what you have done with it. it just helps out my wish list when the wallet will allow.


once again awsome ride bro.
Thanks for the kind words stretch6-5.

See you around...
 

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Great pic's Vince! Sand and I hope we can do "The big one" when it comes up. She has never been to the Grand Canyon.:)
 

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It looks like it was a great time Vince, I wish I was there with you guys. :)
 

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What a great adventure Vince. Loving the pictures and narrations! Those shots of the landscape were truly breathtaking.
 
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