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RockRanger

Elite Ranger
Elite Explorer
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Fresno CA
Year, Model & Trim Level
86 ranger no more
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KK6TDL
Good times on Saturday. Weather was nice (but a little hot for bkennedy must be that AARP card he just got :D) Had a some breakage on the day run and a breakage on the night run in the group. Overall a good time. I didn't bring a camera so no pictures from me.

Only damage I got was my dash lights went out on my ranger on the drive home.


 



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..:bounce:..I've been anxiously awaiting for the reports and pictures, thanks for the post..:popcorn:

...I hope the big "W" didn't show this weekend, and I hope your dash lights is something simple...
 






Just got home. We had a GREAT weekend. Good to see our old friends and meet new ones.:chug:

Pics coming soon.
 






Another great Truckhaven trip besides the broken axles and ujoint. At least it was on something hard. :) It was good to see the usuals and to meet a few new faces.

I've got a bunch of video to go through, but the pics are here. - http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x75/HB_Tiki/MLK 2009/?start=0

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Standard DB_1 umbrella shot with FAKRWEE taking advantage of the shade it provides.
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Hopefully I'll get it fixed in time for the next run.
 






...Froader, you broke on this run???
 






My pictures and videos are available here.

Froader's break:
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Made it home about 9am. Front wheel drive towing a trailer was not the most enjoyable experience. Thanks to all for the help in loaning the parts needed to get home. Loved the night run even though I broke. I will be back.:salute:
 






...Froader, you broke on this run???

Yeah. Driver's side axles and ujoint went boom. As soon as Show's pics finish uploading you can see it. :)

Oh and Dave, thanks for the passenger seat on the night run. :thumbsup:
 






....You couldn't have broke the cheaper axle???..:D

...I'm sorry to hear that...If I can help round something up, let me know the specs..;)

...Again, I am in debt to you for bringing me home some parts...Thank you and DB_1 very much...:salute:
 






What a great weekend, more low key than years past but still a good turnout. Got my D-shaft fixed in time for the run but it was rubbing on the gas tank skidplate whenever I flexed it out so I just took it off for the weekend.
We did a nice run today over in the wash where the arches or "tunnels" are and there is some really fun stuff there. I think it's what most of us are looking for in the ditches area, real tight and twisty and a high probability of body damage:D
I didn't get any pics on this trip but got a little video of the X-mas tree bonfire to upload.

Joey Jarhead, glad you made it home ok as slow as it must have been.
 












 

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That was the 1/2 price pick-n-pull special part!
Exactly, is there another coming up? :D

I'm trying to decide if I want to go that route or save the money and fix it when I can afford the alloys.
 






...Feb 13th-16th...;)
http://www.pickyourpart.com/


Part Price Core
Axle $24.99 $1.00
Axle 3/4-Ton $36.99 $3.00
Axle FWD $19.99 $5.00
Axle Rear-Indepndnt $45.99 $5.00
Axle Rear-Straight $49.99 $5.00
Axle Assembly $29.99 $3.00
Axle Assembly Frwd $42.99 $7.00
Axle To Axle Truck $139.99 $15.00
I - Beam Axle $29.99 $2.00
 






As already said the trip was a smaller group but still really fun. I had a blast as usual though I wish I had another night or two to really settle in and relax a bit. I have some video and a few pics that I'll upload ASAP.
 












...Although Pickyourpart down here is closer, it looks like pick-n-pull has the 50% off in AZ quite often...

...And I swore it said he broke the passenger side originally, my bad...:confused:
 






The short side is more likely to break on the d44 than the long side.. this has to do with axle's ability to twist.
 






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