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  1. Sorry to have missed this. Was really looking...

    Sorry to have missed this. Was really looking forward to being there.
  2. I may go up Friday night and camp as I have to be...

    I may go up Friday night and camp as I have to be back in OC by 4:00 on Saturday for my grandsons BD celebration. Need some time in the woods.
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    Exploring Oregon - Geology Tour

    Posted a trip to some of the geological sites in Central Oregon on Expedition Portrtal. Please sign up over there if you are interested. It is May 23rd to the 27th.
  4. I should be able to make it.

    I should be able to make it.
  5. Unfortunately I will not be able to make it. Wish...

    Unfortunately I will not be able to make it. Wish I could. Am retired so you think I would have all the time in the world. Not so. My weekends get booked up fast.
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    I have a camping trip mapped out to some of the...

    I have a camping trip mapped out to some of the cool geological locations in central Oregon. Glass Buttes, Painted Hills, Christmas Valley Sand Dunes, Crack in the Ground and a few other places. This...
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    Got the brake backer plates off today. Have the...

    Got the brake backer plates off today. Have the adjusting cams soaking in PB Blaster so the nuts will come loose.

    Was in Home Depot over the weekend and found a bundle of 50 cotton terry cloth...
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    Have enough elbows. Just not enough chemicals.

    Have enough elbows. Just not enough chemicals.
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    Got the Willys up in the air and pulled the brake...

    Got the Willys up in the air and pulled the brake drums off. One came off very easily. Probably because the brake lining had separated from the shoe. The lining dropped on the floor once the drum...
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    New fuel pump arrived this morning. I love that...

    New fuel pump arrived this morning. I love that the UPS Man shows up about 9:30 am. Took the old one out, blew the crud and old gas out of the line and put the new pump in. A couple more shots of...
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    Got the transmission unlocked. The transfer case...

    Got the transmission unlocked. The transfer case shift levers were frozen on the shaft. Sprayed some lube on them and was able to get the front axel in/out lever to work smoothly after a couple of...
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    Got the steering wheel off and the steering box...

    Got the steering wheel off and the steering box out with only a couple of broken bolts and busted kuckles. Took the cover off and found the box half full of crud. Once that was cleaned out I tried to...
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    I like the idea of making the unjoints the weak...

    I like the idea of making the unjoints the weak link. They are small, easy to carry spare ones, and field repairable.
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    The videos of the trip along the Arizona Mexican...

    The videos of the trip along the Arizona Mexican border are up on YouTube.

    Driving the Southern Arizona Border Road Part 1, El Camino Del Diablo

    https://youtu.be/_GQn5W8mhH8

    Driving the...
  15. Thread: Alignment Shop

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    Alignment Shop

    The van needs an alignment after being in Mexico. Does anyone have a shop that they can recommend? Prefer SE.
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    Putting that much gas up on the roof could be...

    Putting that much gas up on the roof could be problematic. Had ten gallons up on the roof of my 4Runner and it got a bit top heavy.
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    Have been working on the locked up steering. Took...

    Have been working on the locked up steering. Took the driver side fender off today and then removed the drag link. The tires turn so it must be a steering box issue. To remove the box the steering...
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    Yes it would have been nice to have slowed it...

    Yes it would have been nice to have slowed it down, especially the trip home. I had to do it quick so I could see my wife before she left for four weeks in Liberia West Africa.

    Was in 4wd on all...
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    It was. Words fail to describe how enjoyable the...

    It was. Words fail to describe how enjoyable the trip was. The only issue was it took about a week to recover and get use to sleeping in a real bed again.
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    Four plus weeks of travel

    Week one: Drove the Arizona Mexico border along El Camino Del Diablo (The Devils Highway) 125 miles of dirt. Then pavement to Nogales, AZ. Then continued east, another 100 miles of dirt, through the...
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    Had some time to look at it this weekend. Three...

    Had some time to look at it this weekend. Three things stand out as imeadiate fixes. These are in no particular order.
    1. The steering is locked up. Not sure if it is the steering box or something...
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    The Return of the Willys

    My nephew decided to return the 1943 Willys to me. It is all stock except for the faded red and peeling paint. First thing to do is see if it still runs. Not sure of my plans for it yet. The body...
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    Bummer. Glad you and the pup are safe. Car fires...

    Bummer. Glad you and the pup are safe. Car fires can get real nasty real quick.
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    Have had my eye on those for a while. Always...

    Have had my eye on those for a while. Always thought they would be good for overland storage. Did not get them as they would not work with my van cabinets. Occasionally HD has them on sale.
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    Looks like a great solution. 8020 is cool to work...

    Looks like a great solution. 8020 is cool to work with.
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