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Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by gmanpaint, August 3, 2010.

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    1. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Our rigs are showing their age.

      I lost a wheel on the Pumpkin two months ago... The lug nuts that held on the drivers side wheel spacer stripped right off the studs. Just pulled right out. Didn't feel anything weird until right before the wheel left at 45-50mph. So much suspension travel it just settled down easy on the rotor. No big bang.

      Tire and wheel barely missed a passing pickups windshield:eek: It took a bounce that put it at that height. Then it went over a barbed wire fence and down a hill. Such fun...
       
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    3. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      I remember your post on that Rick. Scary stuff! 260k miles and still runs like a champ, but I have been throwing parts at it constantly. Still cheaper than a new car payment for a work rig. Can't complain too much. lol

      So far 2 members have responded to me, and looks like I might have one by the weekend if all goes well. :)
       
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    4. CDW6212R

      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      Good to hear, the found parts and not getting hurt.

      I have my old 91 I have got to sell soon. I wish someone who could use it was close enough to get it. I haven't advertised though. Night,
       
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    5. FR-425

      FR-425 Used to be a road here. Elite Explorer

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    6. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      Thanks for the link! I bookmarked it, just in case these used spindles are worn, and can't be used.

      That is actually the best price I have seen on them, for new.
       
    7. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      What did Gman learn today?

      Learned that you can hammer out the preinstalled races, inside the front rotors, and use the spacer cups, from a 4wd ball joint press kit, to seat new ones back in with a mini sledge.

      Installed new set of bearings today, and polished the spindles, with emery cloth to get through the work week. A used spindle will be here this weekend, and I get to rip it all apart again. Yay!....... (sigh)
       
    8. FR-425

      FR-425 Used to be a road here. Elite Explorer

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      Or that! :chug:
       

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