My drivetrain held up, but the body wasnt so lucky.
The half door. You can see i hit the cab corner too
Couldnt get the door open cuz it bent around the striker. Put the full door on and couldnt get it to close- to make a long story short i bent the corner of the cab to the point that the striker bolt moved in a full inch! I was only able to get the bolt adjusted out 3/4", so you have to slam the door to get it to close.
...and finally, the trans pan:
Bent so far up that this happened:
it would slip when shifting from 1 to R, when on an incline. I wonder why! Fixed the pan, threw a new filter on, and she is good to go again!
Got some free time, so heres some more pics!
At that point it was 4pm, so we said screw it and headed back to camp. Unfortunately, the next morning my radiator sprung a leak, so that ends our wheelin pics! There is still a ton i didnt post, so if youre interested, here are the galleries: Friday // Saturday.
Ok, to continue where we left off
Remove the 42s, replace with 35s, and suddenly the rocks look alot bigger!
Bang! Oops! The two bolts holding the rear of the gas tank broke!
Ok, at this point my bro's digicam got bumped into manual mode, and this wrecked alot of photos, over 150(!) of them. I brightened them up in photoshop the best i could so some are clear, some the colors are washed out, and some i still couldnt fix. This is why it took me so long to get these posted!
This is Pitman Rock. Ox was the only one who was able to get on top of it, rest of us didnt have the ground clearance. From this side it doesnt look too bad, but its multiple steep staggered ledges with a muddy stream running below it.
Ok that puts us a little past the halfway point for saturday's pics! Ill post up some more tomorrow!
this was a cool hillclimb; steeper than it looks, and lots of mud on the rocks so it was quite slippery
lots of tire liftin action goin on
bill giving it a shot, altho its now pretty rutted out from ox
So steep Bill started having oil pressure problems
ran out cable, but still made it up under his own power
I decided after they both rutted out that climb, to try a different one:
...yeah, i hate sidehills
ok, coming up, one of the the craziest things ive ever done, and yet for some unknown reason the truck didnt flip forward on its lid
bout to come down a pretty steep climb
these ledges are huge, each drop off is 2-3':
This one is deceiving by the pic angle...there is 5' of air underneath the rear right tire!
So i drop off the next ledge and suddenly the rear kicks sideways and plants firmly on the ground! phew!
Parked here to wait for the others. Shut it off, and it wouldnt restart; both my eec & fuel pump relays had given up the ghost!
Didja notice yet that all 4 of us are running Iroks?
Some more random pics from friday. Still workin on saturday's pics, bryan took like 400!
Right hand drive lol
this one is for the peeps who think i removed too much sheetmetal:
...and a couple more form the comp area. Playing on concrete is cool, your tires stick like glue to it. Must be what its like to wheel out west.
Got my pics of friday up, Bryan took 237 total!
Here's some highlights
The empty campsites:
First arrival gets first choice on where to set their tent:
On our way in:
First poser pic of the weekend:
little bit of rock rash
Ox gets a kick out of smashing the exo on rocks:
In the competition area:
...and of course my oops that cost me the passenger half door:
Just wayyy to many pics to post from the day, so yall will have to sort through em all yourself!
For now im headed outside to see if i can get my halfdoors off. Saturday's pics coming soon!
I am working on pics now, but its gonna take a little while to resize that many.
Our carnage report:
Right where the a/c comp used to be
...and the finished product officially installed, and air lines reconnected:
Had to get a longer belt. Also of note is my ignition coil; had to move it since the 86 airbox displaced the coil mount, and thats a nice stable place to put it, so there it is.
So now the OBA/ARB work again :rockon Got a small leak somewhere though, gonna find it tomorrow.
I ran the gas tank vent, its now just below the top of the bed, so that should be plenty high.
Got a couple electrical gremlins to deal with too. The wipers dont work; this could be the switch as it was acting funny before the cab swap. I get weird clicking (maybe arcing?) noises from inside the dash. I got another switch & relay to try. Also, my heat is messed up. Air only comes out the defroster vents; this could be a vacuum issue so im gonna play with the lines in the dash tomorrow. Also, the blower only works on the Hi setting, no other. Could be thermistor, need to check.
Thats all i got left to do though, and then shes ready to wheel!
So yesterday i loaded the truck up on the trailer to tow it 1 mile to a local exhaust shop. The outcome:
Can ya see it?
First up, the y-pipe was salvageable. It was modified after the body lift went on, and didnt fit after it came out. But he had the necessary parts to cut it, and then weld it back together so it would fit again. So from there is a piece of straight pipe, to the muffler
the muffler is a single chamber flowmaster. Fits in there nicely
...and the itty bitty tailpipe:
All said it was $150 for everything including the muffler, and he did it on the spot, only took about 1.5 hours. So now all i have to do is get the York re-mounted and she's ready to go!