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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jan. 2018 at 4:47pm
Nice pictures of your outing,thanks for posting.
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You guys are welcome on this side of the state anytime Big smile

 Keep in mind if your ever able to come,but can’t bring a jeep there’s always at least three EXTRA jeeps you can drive. 
 We have plenty to share.

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Originally posted by Flatfender Ben Flatfender Ben wrote:

You guys are welcome on this side of the state anytime Big smile

 Keep in mind if your ever able to come,but can’t bring a jeep there’s always at least three EXTRA jeeps you can drive. 
 We have plenty to share.



LOL I really want to go now! LOL Too bad I go back to work tomorrow.

 So if the YouTube thing doesn't happen you can always start rent a Willys trail rides! Tongue
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Rent a willys trail ride!  I like it Clap

 Customers will have to be screened for there willys driving abilities......

Can you pump the brakes?

Oh and this ones jumps out of 2nd .... ha ha

Beginners get Dads red jeep everything works Clap
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After following the ridge line trail.we started the long decent down into a valley.
   Which made me wish I had installed shocks on the desert dog! I had no shocks at all on it and thought it would be fine, Only doing low speed stuff.
 This is the most miles I've ever put on the old dog.
 It was kinda like riding a pogo stick off a mountain,that jumps out of 2nd gearShocked
 
 We made it to the bottom without getting pitched into the sage brushClap

 I was extremely pleased with the old jeep,having brought it back from the dead!
 Other than a little blue smoke from the tail pipe,it ran great and hadn't missed a beat all day!

Until we got into the valley then it started to die then run then die...... Hmmmm must be out of gas, so I checked the gauge...oh wait i want to know for sure,so I pulled the stick from under the seat and dipped the tank.
Looks about out so I added more gas..fired upClap
Made it about 50' died Ouch

No gas in the filter must be the fuel pump.
I had a inline electric fuel pump plumbed in for priming because it sits a lot, so I hooked it up and we where back on the trail!

I like to carry a electric fuel pump in my trail kit and this is why.






Dad put his son inlaws to work lifting the back of his jeep after getting completely high centered LOL






Low profile and OD paint those two m38s show off there hide in plain site ability!    super cool. 









This was an awesome flatfender adventure!  I'm looking forward to rye valley 2018.


Edited by Flatfender Ben - 02 Jan. 2018 at 9:39am
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote otto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan. 2018 at 5:51pm
That sure looks like fun country Ben. So jealous. 
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Ben - sorry I couldn't make it this year, was too busy chasing elk.  Keep me posted if you do another ride!   Looks like a good time was had by all!

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Snow jeeps. 


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My wife and I decided January would be a good time for some warmer weather.

So we flew to Myrtle Beach SC......
Our timing wasn’t very good!!!!

Beach wear consisted of wearing almost all the clothes we brought. Ouch



I did slip and fall but that’s not why the pic is sideways!!

The sand was covered with ice!




Edited by Flatfender Ben - 12 Jan. 2018 at 10:29am
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1948 cj2a blue jeep
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It did warm up finally just before we left. 

I’ve always wanted to drive a jeep on the beach..
And my wife’s always wanted to ride horse back on a beach. 

We didn’t find any flatfender rentals,but we did find..........


 
Thought of you MULEY!!!!

This pics for you!


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Thx for the shout Ben! Looks like fun.. Muley..
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I missed out on this run. 

Dad wanted me to share this picture with you all. 
 
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Hey Ben

   Could you share some info on that '79 Ford crew-cab in your photos ?

   I have a '77 F-350 4x4 longbed Crew-cab, that I completed back in 1998. It was a two year build, and a cab-off resto. I bought the longbed F-350 cab-and-chassis to get the passenger side rear door. Then wound up putting my f-250 cab onto the F-350 chassis and then torched out the rivets on the 2wd front suspension, and added front springs and factory hangers from a '76 high-boy, and a front Dana 60 from a '79 F-350. I pulled the 400M from the chassis and installed a 300 inline with HD block and '69 head. I keep it in my shop. I think I have put around 40k on it the last 20-years. .... I should have put a 429 in it. Oh, another thought I will share for those looking for affordable Cross-over Power Steering into their '70's vintage pickups.
   I purchased a Ford corporate PS box from a 2wd Ford 1/2-ton pickup. Then I made an adapter plate to bolt it to the frame. But first I made spools and a plate to weld to the inside lip of the frame so the mount plate would bolt up against this plate. Anyway, those 2wd boxes are a dime-a-dozen, same as the Saginaw PS boxes from Cherokees.

   If we discuss the Crew-cab, do we need to jump to another forum area ?

   I remember the dayz of the desert dogs and the Armstrong Tru-Tracs.

   Let the good-times roll !

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Hey Len 
Just noticed your post. 

It’s actually the crewcabs fault that I haven’t had time to think of jeep stuff!!

The rear end went out this week, pinion gear busted!!
 
Thanks for your interest,I will start a thread in the other vehicle section, when I get a chance.

Thanks and looking forward to hearing more about your crewcab. 
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Jeep port!


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You have room for plenty more Jeeps.
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Took this picture yesterday at Dads. 
He said we should go for a jeep run at the end of the day, but more snow came.  And I didn’t want to stop working on my wagoneer in the warm shopConfused


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You guys got more snow outta that storm than we did Ben. Sposed to be more on the way I hear..
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