Thursday, August 1, 2019

A Little Flex and Some Pics I Never Took

A Trip to 8,770 Feet

I took BB out to stretch her legs a bit and took A TON of pics only to discover that I forgot to put a memory card in my camera... #seniormoment... I'm 43! But first, a pic of some flexing in my front yard...

Okay maybe two!

Not bad for stock suspension! Anyway, I stole some pics from some buddy's who joined me for the trail run up to Mt. Rose / Sunflower Mountain Nevada.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Patagonia's Work Great!

I Took the New Shoes out for a Spin

I did an impromptu run up into the Sierra's with the new wheels and tires. The 2" additional inches of tire made a big difference in how the Bronco cleared obstacles and handled the trail in general. I am pleased! This trip took me from about 5000 feet to around 7,500 and back down to 4,800 on the other side of Verdi Peak. Spring is in full swing that the area is gorgeous.

Dog Valley

Stampede Lake in the distance as I ascended Verdi Peak

The forest trail up to Peavine Peak

Upper four shots of a meadow along the route to the peak

Rain water and flooding in the forests near Stampede

Another meadow on the way to Stampede. There is
a lot of march in this meadow!

The Bronc resting along the shores of Stampede

Stampede. The Payoff!

Little Truckee

Friday, May 31, 2019

New Shoes!

I got some new wheels and tires for the Beater. 33x12.5R15 Milestar Patagonia M/T on some Procomp "Street Lock" steelies. They ride very nice on and offroad and I plan to use em a bit this weekend.

I managed to track down a good pic of the paint scheme under the crappy plastidip currently on my Bronco. I have no idea the state of the paint but I am going to find out. I suspect that the roof, like the hood is in pretty bad shape, but I'd rather have it in stock form than have the peeling mess going on right now.

The plan is to use the dip dissolver fluid and a pressure washer so I can see what I have to work with. I think I'll replace the hood with a fiberglass one and respray to match the OEM Oxford White and maybe add a center stripe in the OEM Midnight Blue. I'll respray the roof as needed and just touchup paint if possible around the rest of the vehicle. I'll use a 3M adhesive removal tool for the side trim, and badges. At some point I'll need to finally do something about the junk tailgate, but it'll stay where it is for now.

Very next thing on the to-do list is rebuilding the diffs, lockers, and 488 gears. I'll rebuild the outers and probably install CM axle shafts in the 88 rearend. Go before show!

Phase 1 Wrap Walkaround

 The "Daaad! this is SO Embarrassing!" Phase is Complete I wrapped up the passenger side today Before After The damage and wear on...