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Title: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: budlight69 on April 28, 2018, 04:53:46 PM
site 636 booked for 10/21 thru 10/27
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 11 - 13
Post by: dsrace on April 28, 2018, 07:45:49 PM
I shall get on that.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 11 - 13
Post by: dsrace on April 28, 2018, 07:46:22 PM
your only going for 2 days?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 11 - 13
Post by: fabr on April 28, 2018, 08:38:17 PM
I can make it anytime. I think I can get reservations anytime I want now,..........  :nw  :m I'm liking this already.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 11 - 13
Post by: fastcorvairs on April 28, 2018, 08:52:17 PM
I have rev's for the 8th to the 13th If i'm not done with the car then I'll wing it. 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 11 - 13
Post by: fastcorvairs on April 28, 2018, 08:53:17 PM
I have rev's for the 8th to the 13th If i'm not done with the car then I'll wing it.

There are only two spots left in Cowboy for them dates. 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 11 - 13
Post by: dsrace on April 28, 2018, 10:16:25 PM
fabr i bet you are  ;) ;D ;D

2 spots won't cut it. we need 8
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 11 - 13
Post by: fabr on April 28, 2018, 11:15:35 PM
Room at fabr compound  :m for 2 in lot on highway and 2 on Flynn Street side. If you guys are interested and willing to pay state camp rate I'll check if city will allow me to install rv electric pedestals .
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 11 - 13
Post by: dsrace on April 29, 2018, 07:02:49 AM
you just opened a door wide open there fabr  ;D i see guests lining you yard in the future lol
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 11 - 13
Post by: dsrace on April 29, 2018, 07:03:48 AM
that is going to be a really nice place when your done. very handy too
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 11 - 13
Post by: budlight69 on April 29, 2018, 07:57:14 AM
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2 spots won't cut it. we need 8
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Oct 22 thru 27 still has a lot of spots open.  Is that too late for anyone?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 11 - 13
Post by: dsrace on April 29, 2018, 09:43:01 AM
works for me and all 10 spots on the end are available still. so is this a date we can lock down?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 11 - 13
Post by: budlight69 on April 29, 2018, 10:40:37 AM
works for me and all 10 spots on the end are available still. so is this a date we can lock down?

YES.  I will update this thread title for the dates of Oct 21 - 27. 

Book em Danno
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 11 - 13
Post by: fastcorvairs on April 29, 2018, 11:18:06 AM
works for me and all 10 spots on the end are available still. so is this a date we can lock down?

YES.  I will delete this thread (to avoid confusion) and would you start a new one for those dates (Oct 21 - 27. 

Book em Danno

Me and miss's will be south bound and down for our winter home in Yuma.   5:
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 11 - 13
Post by: dsrace on April 29, 2018, 12:27:02 PM
works for me and all 10 spots on the end are available still. so is this a date we can lock down?

YES.  I will delete this thread (to avoid confusion) and would you start a new one for those dates (Oct 21 - 27. 

Book em Danno

Me and miss's will be south bound and down for our winter home in Yuma.   5:

fast then how about the week before?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on April 29, 2018, 12:31:54 PM
are  you leaving that weekend or can you postpone your departure until the next weekend? just your winter destination right? lol
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on April 29, 2018, 07:39:31 PM
are  you leaving that weekend or can you postpone your departure until the next weekend? just your winter destination right? lol

October is going to be a time for a shake down for my sand car.  It should be done by then but you all know about the best laid plans.  It will depend on Jerry and Kay and when they leave.  We like to travel in pairs for reasons all of you know.  You never know when something is going to go south.  Drowning
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on April 29, 2018, 07:47:40 PM
I have no doubt you will have it done in plenty of time. What about Jerry though?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on April 29, 2018, 08:17:50 PM
your all retired just leave from dunes lol
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on April 29, 2018, 08:57:50 PM
ok reserved 635
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on April 29, 2018, 08:58:11 PM
your all retired just leave from dunes lol

Well I'm out for this one. Jerry and kay are leaving on 10\24 so I'll be right there with them.   violin
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on April 30, 2018, 07:32:33 AM
jerry and kay need to come too and can leave a week late
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on April 30, 2018, 08:56:18 AM
jerry and kay need to come too and can leave a week late

Thinking about coming down for a a few days and just leaving from there. 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on April 30, 2018, 09:15:58 AM
dont ask jerry...tell him lol  ;D ;D  I'll send him a text and offer to pay for his camp site if that helps delay the departure 3 days  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on August 01, 2018, 05:49:21 PM
Hey guys,  I'm back from the dead!

I will be there this time! My wife suggested that I take a vacation with the rail. 😁

My truck and trailer are around 31'. Does anyone want to split the cost of a spot?  I'm going to show up on Sunday, the 21st, and I'll head out on Thursday.

~Adam
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on August 01, 2018, 07:09:15 PM
Be ready for a good time!!!!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on August 20, 2018, 09:45:00 AM
so deranged are you going to make this trip?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on August 20, 2018, 09:47:42 AM
Hey guys,  I'm back from the dead!

I will be there this time! My wife suggested that I take a vacation with the rail. 😁

My truck and trailer are around 31'. Does anyone want to split the cost of a spot?  I'm going to show up on Sunday, the 21st, and I'll head out on Thursday.

~Adam

i dont know of anyone that will due to size but there not expensive. if you dont need electricity then there are primitive spots i doubt they even charge you for, in cowboy camp ground. do not reserve a primitive spot as they are rarely ever used in that camp ground. elec and water sites are $24 per night i believe. hope you make it down and it will be a real fun time.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on August 20, 2018, 09:54:43 AM
fast ....how are yours and jerry's rails coming along?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: deranged on August 20, 2018, 10:11:54 AM
so deranged are you going to make this trip?

Iv'e gotta make it happen!!!  I will be putting this on my calendar!  Ill probably just gonna bring my tent and pitch it somewhere.

I have plenty of vacation left, so why the heck not.

Justin
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on August 20, 2018, 11:02:40 AM
so deranged are you going to make this trip?

Iv'e gotta make it happen!!!  I will be putting this on my calendar!  Ill probably just gonna bring my tent and pitch it somewhere.

I have plenty of vacation left, so why the heck not.

Justin
   

plenty of primitive. sites available in cowboy camp. there is a bathroom and showers there too. no need to reserve a site as i have never even seen the primitive sites 1/4 used down there.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on September 03, 2018, 08:46:47 PM
Better have your heaters in working order. Anyone looked at the forecast?  3: BRRRRR!!!!!!!  It was a bit warmer the last 4 days though.We had a great time.  Honestly,I'll take pretty damn warm over bbrrrrr any day. Lets try to not do it too early next spring . If the forecast is close to right it will still be chilly as hell this fall.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on September 04, 2018, 07:08:01 AM
have not looked at the extended forecast. are we talking upper 40's and low 50's for highs?? thats getting chilly for extended riding.  60's for highs would be perfect! dry and 60's that is lol hell one trip was low 50's and misting rain for 2 or 3 of the days. doug was lucky enough to make that trip! had a fire going day and night for 3 days lol
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on September 04, 2018, 08:20:47 AM
mid 30's nights. eff that. Upper 50's to very low 60's. Hopefully,that will improve.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on September 04, 2018, 08:49:40 AM
the forcast will improve before then and yes approching freezing at night is not good. low 60's for high is good. we may not get a fall this year. this later than we usually like to go and we did have dates for 10pth 11th of oct but glen and jerry couldnt make those dates lol not sure if they will be able to make these new dates. hope they can. no matter what thats nice cool weather for pulling a toyhauler down!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on September 04, 2018, 09:40:03 AM
i'll be there wens btw. i know carl and enemy arent going. big dave should still make i would hope  :D i would assume fabr and his make it as usual as well. hope fast and jerry make it. im sure budlight is going unless he gets grounded  :nw LMAO and mike. doug and a few more rails from up that way too. who else is still planning on it?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: budlight69 on September 04, 2018, 10:05:14 AM
Hell, I don’t believe the weather forecast 5 days from now.  My crystal ball doesn’t work that good.  I hate to hear that enemy and Carl can’t make it.  As long as we don’t have another burn ban, I’ll be ok.  I started the new sheet metal work a few days ago.  Got the roof done, 2 side wings and laying out the main trunk box. 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Carlriddle on September 04, 2018, 10:33:17 AM
yep out of vaca time.  we will dune vicariously thru the gang so dont let us down.  both our girls off and settled at colleges and loving it.  so hell we broke too.  LMAO
we have spring penciled in, but really want to the st A rush again, and I got Yvette broke in on small stuff. 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on September 04, 2018, 11:06:26 AM
It will be a lot nicer weather in 2 weeks when I go back for a couple more days when sandracer and his crew show up.  I will say this though,the dunes are massively different than last year. I have never seen such a dramatic change in them in just a year. I've never seen a couple of them as tall/steep. Buttercup is ,for all purposes,gone.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on September 04, 2018, 12:11:29 PM
not surprised with all the trafic down there now. some wind and 3 times the toys. i have to agree, imo, buttercup was still decent sized in 03\04 but has steadily shrank. seems like the last 6 or so years all the sand has shifted SE.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on September 04, 2018, 12:13:40 PM
Hell, I don’t believe the weather forecast 5 days from now.  My crystal ball doesn’t work that good.  I hate to hear that enemy and Carl can’t make it.  As long as we don’t have another burn ban, I’ll be ok.  I started the new sheet metal work a few days ago.  Got the roof done, 2 side wings and laying out the main trunk box.

just started on the sheet metal work!!  hows that allegro you bought working out for ya?? ;) ;) ;D
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on September 04, 2018, 12:18:41 PM
I think Buttercup itself has moved mostly North/Northwest.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on September 04, 2018, 01:15:44 PM
that hill out the north gate doesnt fell like its gotten larger.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on September 04, 2018, 04:04:25 PM
Just wait till you see it now. The dunes are definitely moving north.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Enemy on September 04, 2018, 07:41:24 PM
Just wait till you see it now. The dunes are definitely moving north.
SWEEET!
In a couple more decades us northerners will only have to drive to Kansas to dune!  ;D
Wish I could make this one, but my handlers say I have been absent from the chain gang past the allowable limit for the year as well.
I expect pictures and stories of authentic battle damage! Except Mitch... He got it done last run  ;)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on September 05, 2018, 07:51:54 AM
well i guess we find out in 6 weeks!  it will be interesting for sure and fun as always.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on September 05, 2018, 07:54:02 AM
fast.....you going to get that rail up and dune ready in 6 weeks?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on September 05, 2018, 08:13:08 AM
Just wait till you see it now. The dunes are definitely moving north.
SWEEET!
In a couple more decades us northerners will only have to drive to Kansas to dune!  ;D
Wish I could make this one, but my handlers say I have been absent from the chain gang past the allowable limit for the year as well.
I expect pictures and stories of authentic battle damage! Except Mitch... He got it done last run  ;)
more like a couple centuries.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on September 05, 2018, 10:23:33 AM
fast.....you going to get that rail up and dune ready in 6 weeks?

 :i
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: budlight69 on September 05, 2018, 10:53:06 AM
yep out of vaca time.  we will dune vicariously thru the gang so dont let us down.  both our girls off and settled at colleges and loving it.  so hell we broke too.  LMAO
we have spring penciled in, but really want to the st A rush again, and I got Yvette broke in on small stuff.

I agree on an Idaho run next summer.  Maybe later August when it's nice and quiet?  Save up your vacation boys and girls! 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on September 05, 2018, 12:59:31 PM
i can only go to st a in aug as thats when we slow down at work. it would be nice to make another trip up there.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on September 07, 2018, 06:00:21 AM
fast.....you going to get that rail up and dune ready in 6 weeks?

 :i
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on September 07, 2018, 07:35:48 AM
great to see fast but......your only staying until thurs? or are you going to pull in with us again  ;D
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on September 07, 2018, 12:27:51 PM
great to see fast but......your only staying until thurs? or are you going to pull in with us again  ;D

Depends on how I feel by then. 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on September 07, 2018, 02:19:02 PM
What's up? I saw the disabled crap on the reservation.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on September 07, 2018, 03:24:08 PM
i saw that too. whats up?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on September 07, 2018, 08:19:31 PM
i saw that too. whats up?

   () I am 100% Totally Disabled, and will require special
accommodations.

   :m LOL if you look closely you see a small box just in front of that statement.  It's not checked.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on September 07, 2018, 09:05:41 PM
Oh,we thought you might have lost your mind.....................totally that is. :m :m Glad we misread that. 8)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Carlriddle on September 08, 2018, 05:38:54 AM
Oh,we thought you might have lost your mind.....................totally that is. :m :m Glad we misread that. 8)

Yeah most of us have done that, prob why we here. LOL 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thIVtEOtlWM
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on September 08, 2018, 06:11:05 AM
Well the fickle finger of fate strikes again. Had the car almost together last night, had it running but found a water leak and the new S4 would not shift into 3&4.  Will have to tear it all out today and start over. 
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Ok I gott he trans and engine back out and the trans tore down.  Found out in our haste that we had put the first and second gear dog ring on backwards.  Believe me when I say this S4 PBS is very easy to work on, no settings to worry about but you have to get it all back together like the boys at Weddle planed it.  It's all back together and installed into the car. Here's a look inside of and S4.


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Here is the problem that I found when I opened it back up.
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Here is the little ditty that makes the shifts all happen in and S4. With each shift the barrel will rotate about 40 degrees and moves the fork and dog ring.
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Here is the what makes this trans what it is.  Notios that the gear stack on this trans is not like what's in your average 2D or bus transaxles First gear is at the pinion gear end and then they put second clear down at the opposite end.  This braker's up the load on the pinion bearing. Then third is opposing first and forth is opposing second. 
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All in all this had been a learning experience in trans axle tear down for me. 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on September 08, 2018, 06:43:35 AM
Well,that sux. BTDT myself a lot the last couple months.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on September 08, 2018, 07:20:49 AM
do we need to fly in and get this done for you?  :D if anyone can fix those two issues its you fast. hows jerry's rail coming along?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on September 12, 2018, 06:35:34 PM
Well fellas, I just ordered a set of DWT Red lables with Doonz for all four corners.  😎  Too bad I just lost the transmission in my SUV this afternoon... 🙄 I Would've rather put that $2500 - $3500 into a new enclosed trailer.  Oh and a 15 year old boy asked my 16 year old daughter to Home Coming. I'm not sure what other bad news I'm going to run into,  but I've had about enough.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on September 12, 2018, 07:09:01 PM
When it rains ,it pours.............................. Get to the dunes and all is forgotten for a few days!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on September 12, 2018, 09:24:54 PM
October 21 can't come soon enough. I still have to get a flag, wire my 3rd brake light, change oil & filter, put on my smaller front sprocket, and put on my new chain and a bit of chain lube. Most of which I'm planning on doing this weekend.

I need this vacation... Sand therapy should help my stress levels right?🤔
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on September 13, 2018, 06:01:11 AM
Sand therapy is always good! 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on September 13, 2018, 06:07:37 AM
Now onto the changing out the water pump.  Found the water leak was from the pump. Ya my fault again.  In my haste I wanted to see if the trans would shift and I started the motor without water.  Only ran it for like three or four minutes but that was just long enough to scrub the water pump seal.

I added to my last post down the page about the trans.   kick
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on September 13, 2018, 10:42:03 AM
Why were you inside the trans to start with?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on September 13, 2018, 11:48:37 AM
Why were you inside the trans to start with?

Trans was set up for a v8 with a 4:56 ring gear. put a new 5:14 in it. To dam heavy to ship out and have done. 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on September 13, 2018, 03:49:55 PM
Well fellas, I just ordered a set of DWT Red lables with Doonz for all four corners.  😎  Too bad I just lost the transmission in my SUV this afternoon... 🙄 I Would've rather put that $2500 - $3500 into a new enclosed trailer.  Oh and a 15 year old boy asked my 16 year old daughter to Home Coming. I'm not sure what other bad news I'm going to run into,  but I've had about enough.

so brother asked sis to go to home coming with him??? the trans in the suv is just part of owning vehicles but a vacation in the sand box trumps all!!!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on September 29, 2018, 04:21:48 PM
Paddle tires...Check
Time off of work... Check
Readiness for dune therapy...Check

3 weeks til the fun starts, and I'm getting everything lined up.

Any suggestions for flags, flag mounts ect.?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on September 29, 2018, 04:47:21 PM
they sell the right colored flags there but needs to be a reddish orange color. flags needs to touch the pole at the gate so apprx 6 to 8' off the top of your roll cage.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on September 29, 2018, 05:02:45 PM
Bar at gate is supposedly 10 feet. That's the regulation.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 01, 2018, 07:16:36 AM
i couldn't remember how tall that bar at the gate was and a red flag used to pass then an orangeish one but really not sure anymore but they haven't turned me a way yet so i must be good with my orange flag  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 01, 2018, 08:33:20 AM
fast, did you get your powercoated parts back yet? 23 days to go!!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on October 01, 2018, 10:38:32 AM
fast, did you get your powercoated parts back yet? 23 days to go!!

All but my wheel rings.  Trans, Motor are in and running and shifting.   bounce jj: Broke my own record for how many times they were in and out.  Five times in and out before I got it right  beathorse.gif~c200 <a href="http://www.animateit.  Still have a radiator seep but I think the barrs leek is going to take care of it (got a little rough with it taking it out).  Console is in with all the radio crap, sifters, fuel pressure Gage stuffed in.  New temporary seats are in, have to take my Twisted Stitch seats back to AZ for a recover.  Rear trailing arms are on with the hubs and brakes, started putting the front a arms on yesterday.  Back brakes are bled will do front tonight.   Install all the sheet metal and Aline the wheels.  And I think it will be ready. No time for the dyno to tune for E-85 right now so I'll have to settle for the 510 it has on E-50 I need to replace the turbo it is sounding a little scratchy. So I have reservations and will shoot for the 21 to the 25th.   
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: big dave on October 01, 2018, 03:49:30 PM
just have to put this out there. Sucks that I have to work that week. Sounds like its going to be a good time. <a href="http://www.animateit. <a href="http://www.animateit. <a href="http://www.animateit. <a href="http://www.animateit.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 01, 2018, 03:56:50 PM
 ya it does suck you won't be there bigdave but don't you worry as there will be plenty of pictures and video's showing how the weather was perfect!  ;D ;D ;) ;) rofl rofl


fast, good to hear and i'll head out after work the 23rd. so have my slip til sat morning in you need to pull in too.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: deranged on October 02, 2018, 06:50:02 AM
Not sure about you guys, but i'm getting STOKED!!

Next week i'll be doing some car prep.
-New Doug Heim joints in the front end
-New rear suspension bushings
And that's about it.
I've gotta make a list of tools to bring and add a spare tire to my trailer, oohh and grease the bearings.

I will probably bring my welder too....just in case.  Possibly some random nuts and bolts too.  I like to be prepared for anything.

Justin
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 02, 2018, 07:06:42 AM
its a shame carl and enemy are missing the trip. sounds like fast will be there.

always excited to go for sure! infact i'll be pulling the toyhauler around next day or two to clean it up and start loading.    you meantioned spare tire......if your pulling a tandem axle you might consider 2 spares considering the distance you are traveling. just a thought is all as i always have 2 spares after seeing people blow 2 on the trailers.   


i am not sure of the weather but as long as the highs are above 60 with min wind....... it will be great!
.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 02, 2018, 08:02:50 AM
IF this hold s true it will be great! Pretty chilly mornings but by mid morning and all afternoon it looks killer.


74° /49°
Sunshine
Hist. Avg.
71°/42°
   
Mon 10/22
73° /46°
A little morning rain
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71°/41°
   
Tue 10/23
67° /43°
A little morning rain
Hist. Avg.
70°/41°
   
Wed 10/24
65° /46°
Overcast, a shower
Hist. Avg.
70°/40°
   
Thu 10/25
68° /46°
Clouds and sun
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69°/40°
   
Fri 10/26
70° /40°
Mostly sunny
Hist. Avg.
69°/40°
   
Sat 10/27
71° /42°
Sunny
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: deranged on October 02, 2018, 08:14:22 AM
I am just pulling a single a single axle non enclosed trailer. 
(https://i.imgur.com/SyrEy8E.jpg)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 02, 2018, 10:00:00 AM
IF this hold s true it will be great! Pretty chilly mornings but by mid morning and all afternoon it looks killer.


74° /49°
Sunshine
Hist. Avg.
71°/42°
   
Mon 10/22
73° /46°
A little morning rain
Hist. Avg.
71°/41°
   
Tue 10/23
67° /43°
A little morning rain
Hist. Avg.
70°/41°
   
Wed 10/24
65° /46°
Overcast, a shower
Hist. Avg.
70°/40°
   
Thu 10/25
68° /46°
Clouds and sun
Hist. Avg.
69°/40°
   
Fri 10/26
70° /40°
Mostly sunny
Hist. Avg.
69°/40°
   
Sat 10/27
71° /42°
Sunny


i hope that weather holds or heats up a couple * as that will be perfect. i wouldn't even mind a little wind if i got to keep those temps lol 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 02, 2018, 10:00:41 AM
I am just pulling a single a single axle non enclosed trailer. 
(https://i.imgur.com/SyrEy8E.jpg)


well then your trip down will be a breeze!  are you following doug and his group down or running solo?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 02, 2018, 10:02:36 AM
so i asked my wife to contact fast's wife, fabr's wife and dougs wife to ask if they want to do another group dinner........looks like that will be wens night! so bring your thermals fabr  rofl rofl ;) ;)


deranged.....consider yourself notified, budlight that goes for you too.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 02, 2018, 10:30:41 AM
THERMALS,INSULATED BIBS AND A COAT!!!!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: deranged on October 02, 2018, 10:52:24 AM
I am just pulling a single a single axle non enclosed trailer. 
(https://i.imgur.com/SyrEy8E.jpg)


well then your trip down will be a breeze!  are you following doug and his group down or running solo?
I have a feeling I will be meeting up with Doug at some point during the trip.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: deranged on October 02, 2018, 10:54:30 AM
Thermals, Those only come out during single digit temps here in Michigan.  HAHA!!
Just kidding, I get cold when its 65* out.  I'm basically a skeleton with skin.

Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 02, 2018, 12:05:39 PM
THERMALS,INSULATED BIBS AND A COAT!!!!


 LMAO LMAO rofl rofl ;D ;D
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 02, 2018, 12:07:23 PM
Thermals, Those only come out during single digit temps here in Michigan.  HAHA!!
Just kidding, I get cold when its 65* out.  I'm basically a skeleton with skin.

65* ambient is damn nice weather down there.....in the sun or on the sand. now when it's 50 to 55* for a high and cloud cover plus a breeze and misting/ raining off and on for 2 days straight then it gets a little cold  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on October 02, 2018, 12:35:29 PM
My buggy just went on a diet... Lost 66.6 pounds of rotating mass. ;D  20.8lbs per rear tire and wheel going to paddles should be a nice little bump in performance vs the ITP Terracross tires I've had on it.

Trailer is just about done.  Gotta grease the bearing buddies and get a couple of new spares, oh and replace the winch. $$$ It's worth it though.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 02, 2018, 02:05:09 PM
My buggy just went on a diet... Lost 66.6 pounds of rotating mass. ;D  20.8lbs per rear tire and wheel going to paddles should be a nice little bump in performance vs the ITP Terracross tires I've had on it.

Trailer is just about done.  Gotta grease the bearing buddies and get a couple of new spares, oh and replace the winch. $$$ It's worth it though.

so cast wheels to spun and heavy tractor tread to paddles huh?? very nice



grimm you have just been notified there will be a group dinner on wens. up to you to decide if you want to join! no really isn't an option  LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO just kidding  rofl rofl
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 02, 2018, 02:07:19 PM
ya know....fabr has a compound now that prob has a large shop with table? ;)? ;)? hmmmmm ya know for a cold night lol








no fabr i'm not volunteering your shop  rofl
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 02, 2018, 07:11:38 PM
We can damn sure do that if you guys wish!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 02, 2018, 07:12:51 PM
It has a pisser/shitter in it too. Nothing like convenience.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Carlriddle on October 03, 2018, 06:33:34 AM
Damn hate to miss this is perfect weather for shorts!   rofl  For all the guys on first DTS trip, you will never forget.  One fine bunch of duners, food, campfire lies, more food, and we have gone to all sorts of extreams to fix a broken toy, spent $$$$ just for one more day of play.

Lots of life getting in way, all of it great.  We will hope to see the gang in spring!!

Safe duning guys n gals, waiting for pics, vids, and stories.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 03, 2018, 06:56:26 AM
Damn hate to miss this is perfect weather for shorts!   rofl  For all the guys on first DTS trip, you will never forget.  One fine bunch of duners, food, campfire lies, more food, and we have gone to all sorts of extreams to fix a broken toy, spent $$$$ just for one more day of play.

Lots of life getting in way, all of it great.  We will hope to see the gang in spring!!

Safe duning guys n gals, waiting for pics, vids, and stories.


ya right you just don't want to go ( guilt trip guilt trip) you just keep saying that ( guilt trip guilt trip) is it working yet??  rofl rofl rofl
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 03, 2018, 07:02:48 AM
It has a pisser/shitter in it too. Nothing like convenience.

if it's cold we may have to. I will be stopping by to check it out no matter what !!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Carlriddle on October 04, 2018, 05:08:44 AM
Well DS has guilted us into coming, not sure what day or time.  Just wait for us, no duning til we arrive LOL  rofl rofl rofl

Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 04, 2018, 06:05:17 AM
Well,isn't that cool!!!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 04, 2018, 12:42:03 PM
Well DS has guilted us into coming, not sure what day or time.  Just wait for us, no duning til we arrive LOL  rofl rofl rofl


 LMAO LMAO ya right  rofl rofl rofl rofl
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on October 04, 2018, 03:26:22 PM
I'm not certain where I'm sleeping yet, could be a tent, could just be in the SUV.  Is there a decent place to wash up and get the sand out of all the nooks and crannies?

Notice I said "decent" :)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 04, 2018, 03:34:28 PM
Cowboy campground has pay showers that are not too bad. DS and most of others at Cowboy use them.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 05, 2018, 06:52:01 AM
fabr is correct, there are 4 pay showers i believe,  a womens and mens bathroom in a concrete building.  for the most part, decent or better. i have not used them in a number of years as my toyhauler has a full bathroom.  so no matter your sleeping arrangements the bathrooms will be there at cowboy.  the primitive sites are always open btw.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: budlight69 on October 07, 2018, 10:03:23 AM
Here is a map of the Cowboy camp for those that have not been there before:

Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 07, 2018, 08:33:00 PM
utv take over night right oct 6th.  and the gal at the gate told me my blue tailights weren't acceptable because someone might mistake me for an emergency vehicle  LMAO

i do have to give them credit as that is one large convoy!



https://youtu.be/pzTNJ3M_8Do
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 07, 2018, 08:40:53 PM
Cool vid.

Poor LS was infested with fleas................... I'm going down Wednesday to try out some paddles. Ought to have the place all to myself. Much better.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 08, 2018, 07:33:42 AM
Cool vid.

Poor LS was infested with fleas................... I'm going down Wednesday to try out some paddles. Ought to have the place all to myself. Much better.


you got that right  rofl

enjoy the vacant sand box wens!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 08, 2018, 08:09:03 AM
I'll likely be the only flea there then.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: deranged on October 09, 2018, 08:38:50 AM
Whew, glad i'm not a flea, rather a gnat.  LOL
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 09, 2018, 10:16:50 AM
 :m :m :nw I'll be running my gnats this trip. Both big buggies are taking a rest this time. They're afraid of flea infestations.  ;) ;) :m 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 09, 2018, 01:34:09 PM
well only 2 more week before i head down. 

so fabr your not bringing the v8 buggy or busa!! ??
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 09, 2018, 01:51:38 PM
Busa trans is broke. I MAY bring V8. Depends on how my time goes on it.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 10, 2018, 07:30:27 AM
would be nice to go for a ride in the v8 but if it isn't ready then it isn't ready!   supposed to be a low of 31* here tonight! needs to warm up a bit for this dune trip!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: deranged on October 10, 2018, 07:32:31 AM
SO ready to shred the dunes!!! 

Justin
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on October 10, 2018, 08:43:51 AM
well time for me to give it a rest.  was so close to finishing my car but.  ianded in the hospital again last night with another round of celulitis.  as you all know i have been hammering it pretty hard to finish the car, lots of late nights.  wiii it cought up with me.  at best i mite can com down and rest if my son can find the time to hook up my trailer. still have axles and cvs plus all the sheetmetal to install on the car. so close but so far.  don't know how many days i'll be down hopfully i cought it early this time and the doctors can beat it down.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 10, 2018, 09:11:49 AM
ya that truly sucks fast!!!!! but you def need to take care of yourself especially with that always nipping at your heals!!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: budlight69 on October 10, 2018, 09:55:48 AM
Sorry to hear that fast, hopefully you caught it early.  If there is something I can help you with, give me a shout. 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 10, 2018, 02:48:11 PM
Get well fast,Fast!!!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Carlriddle on October 10, 2018, 06:15:09 PM
Well boys this could be a fiend for self trip. No homemade ice cream! 

Fast hope ya got it quick, heal up feeling like a 25 yr old.

Fabr, busa tranny?  I miss something
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 10, 2018, 07:40:09 PM
Yup,you missed it. Second gear dogs are toast.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on October 12, 2018, 09:37:36 PM
Ok Made my escape from the hospital today about noon and was back in the shop by three.  Got some sheet metal back on and readied and axle for putting the cv's on.  So my son said he would only work a have day at his job Saturday and then help me to put the axles on the car.  After that he is going to load the fifth wheel into the truck bed for me.  So that will pretty much take care of the heavy work. Five or six more pieces of sheet metal to put on the car and it will be ready to load in the hauler. Things to do Saturday are make sure I have water in both ICE CREAM Buckets, All four CV's greased and ready for my son to man handle up into the car. If you don't know already 934 cv's and axles are friging heavy.  I have a hard time just getting them to the car.  1: So I have a shot at getting the car to the dunes for a shake down. 

 I will be at the dyno shop in the morning first thing to watch Chris (Wichita Dyno)  tune Jerry's car.   Jerry has it all wired with ten foot of wire on each lead just to make sure everything is right.  After it starts and is tuned he will then cut and run all the wires like they should be.  That will be in Yuma where will be this time next week.   
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on October 12, 2018, 09:42:42 PM
Sorry to hear that fast, hopefully you caught it early.  If there is something I can help you with, give me a shout.

There mite be. You have any Moley 101 grease? I use a mix of that and Belray.  I got plenty of Belray but don't know if I have enough of the 101.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Carlriddle on October 13, 2018, 05:39:08 AM
That's great news Fast!  Sounds like you gonna make it.  Glad you escaped, I mean better to get out hospital. 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 13, 2018, 06:45:52 AM
They don't call him Fast for nuttin'!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: budlight69 on October 13, 2018, 07:05:24 AM
Sorry to hear that fast, hopefully you caught it early.  If there is something I can help you with, give me a shout.

There mite be. You have any Moley 101 grease? I use a mix of that and Belray.  I got plenty of Belray but don't know if I have enough of the 101.
I do.  I will bring what I have, around two tubes I think.  See ya in a bit
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 13, 2018, 07:33:24 AM
fast, glad to hear your ok! i am surprised you are still going to yuma so soon having just gotten out of the hospital. dont put yourself back in trying to rush this rail! always sad when you don't make the trip but understandable. i'm sure jerry will get his done in his own way  :D
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 13, 2018, 07:58:48 AM
IF this hold s true it will be great! Pretty chilly mornings but by mid morning and all afternoon it looks killer.


74° /49°
Sunshine
Hist. Avg.
71°/42°
   
Mon 10/22
73° /46°
A little morning rain
Hist. Avg.
71°/41°
   
Tue 10/23
67° /43°
A little morning rain
Hist. Avg.
70°/41°
   
Wed 10/24
65° /46°
Overcast, a shower
Hist. Avg.
70°/40°
   
Thu 10/25
68° /46°
Clouds and sun
Hist. Avg.
69°/40°
   
Fri 10/26
70° /40°
Mostly sunny
Hist. Avg.
69°/40°
   
Sat 10/27
71° /42°
Sunny



has anyone looked at the extended forecast lately?  :) make sure you pack your thermals and your furnaces are working  ;)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: budlight69 on October 13, 2018, 08:09:07 AM
And pack some dry firewood, there is no burn ban this year with all the rain!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 13, 2018, 09:27:38 AM
IF this hold s true it will be great! Pretty chilly mornings but by mid morning and all afternoon it looks killer.


74° /49°
Sunshine
Hist. Avg.
71°/42°
   
Mon 10/22
73° /46°
A little morning rain
Hist. Avg.
71°/41°
   
Tue 10/23
67° /43°
A little morning rain
Hist. Avg.
70°/41°
   
Wed 10/24
65° /46°
Overcast, a shower
Hist. Avg.
70°/40°
   
Thu 10/25
68° /46°
Clouds and sun
Hist. Avg.
69°/40°
   
Fri 10/26
70° /40°
Mostly sunny
Hist. Avg.
69°/40°
   
Sat 10/27
71° /42°
Sunny

has anyone looked at the extended forecast lately?  :) make sure you pack your thermals and your furnaces are working  ;)
Damn cool nights but the mid morning and afternoon rides should be awesome with the damp sand.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 14, 2018, 08:17:26 AM
well i lost a cyl but then found it again yesterday lol actually wound up being a bad inj connector! took a while to find it as it happened right after i changed plugs!   wasn nice yesterday here and now this morning its snowing!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 14, 2018, 08:20:18 AM
another interesting discovery while trying ti figure out the miss was i found the on screen gauge for vac in tunor studio. i have 20.5" vac at idle.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 14, 2018, 10:36:46 AM
Keep the snow in Neb where it belongs..............
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 14, 2018, 12:25:37 PM
flakes got bigger! close to 3" on the ground and rained last night.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 14, 2018, 04:02:56 PM
Whoop out the skis and hit those Nebraska slopes................ rofl
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on October 14, 2018, 06:46:12 PM
Getting there

Got one more piece of sheet metal left to put on, finial bleed on the brakes, change oil and a few zip ties to put on and I'm ready.  Was going to load my straight up e-85 program back in the car but found that some dimwit 5: <a href="http://www.animateit. had put a fuse block to close the the DB9 plug on the back of the ecu  kick.  I'll have to mix up a batch of brew like I have been running to bring down.  Thanks to Budlight for bringing me some 101 moley, I'll get your stuff back asap.  Thanks to my son for manhandling the axles in to car. Now onto the trailer.  see you all in a week. hh:
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 14, 2018, 07:32:48 PM
Getting there

Got one more piece of sheet metal left to put on, finial bleed on the brakes, change oil and a few zip ties to put on and I'm ready.  Was going to load my straight up e-85 program back in the car but found that some dimwit 5: <a href="http://www.animateit. had put a fuse block to close the the DB9 plug on the back of the ecu  kick.  I'll have to mix up a batch of brew like I have been running to bring down.  Thanks to Budlight for bringing me some 101 moley, I'll get your stuff back asap.  Thanks to my son for manhandling the axles in to car. Now onto the trailer.  see you all in a week. hh:

i hope so!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on October 15, 2018, 09:48:02 PM
My to do list is getting shorter... Nothing like running down to the wire for me to make this trip.

Waiting for some new tires for my trailer,  as my old man borrowed my trailer and put new ones on, but they weren't rated for enough weight.  🙄

Got my body panels cut out this last weekend, and my wrap prints tomorrow.  It's going to look sexy.

I'll finish up wiring and mounting up my winch tomorrow night as well as get my long ram jack installed for my tilt feature on my trailer.

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Less than a week to go boys!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 15, 2018, 09:55:39 PM
I've only used my winch 3 times in 10 years.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on October 16, 2018, 04:41:01 AM
If my trailer didn't have such a steep incline,  I wouldn't use one either. I've been using a hand winch, and it sucks.  I need to plumb in a hydraulic brake lock on the rail, so that I can just drive up and lock the brakes.  As it currently is, leaving it in gear won't keep it from rolling backwards.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 16, 2018, 05:59:29 AM
I see.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: big dave on October 16, 2018, 06:01:43 AM
sounds like its going to be a good group. have fun. post up some vids for the ones that have to work. lol lol
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 16, 2018, 08:56:56 AM
big dave...dont worry we sure will  ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 16, 2018, 08:59:14 AM
If my trailer didn't have such a steep incline,  I wouldn't use one either. I've been using a hand winch, and it sucks.  I need to plumb in a hydraulic brake lock on the rail, so that I can just drive up and lock the brakes.  As it currently is, leaving it in gear won't keep it from rolling backwards.

not sure what kind of trailer you have that is so steep that the rail is rolling through the compression. or are you talking about parking on the ramps and then winching it on? got a pic? you have me curious now.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 16, 2018, 09:01:17 AM
I've only used my winch 3 times in 10 years.

lol i bought a winch to mount in the toyahauler last year. still havent found time to install it.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: deranged on October 16, 2018, 12:13:40 PM
My to do list is getting shorter too. 

-Balance trailer tires
-Make spare tire mount
-Grease the bearings
-Pack tools.  I will have my nitrogen tank as well as a gallon of King shock oil.
-Fix my freaking clutch cable!!  I went out this Saturday and the cable snapped at the barrel at the clutch handle end!  beathorse.gif~c200  It's 2 weeks to get one made, so I machined a stainless barrel, TIG welded the cable to the end of the barrel and added a set screw on each end of the barrel to hold that mother-f-er in there. 

Heading out EARLY Sunday morning.
I'll be damned if I don't go out when I get there. 8)

Justin
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 16, 2018, 12:35:23 PM
sounds like you have a decent to do list too! if its dark when you get there, i would pass on a first timer night ride  ;)     i wont even go out the first night i get there, but thats prob because its usually 1 am or later when i get there :D     

so not sure what kind of clutch cable system your running but, when i was building them, i eliminated the cables by mounting hydraulic slave cylinders right to the arm on the clutch case. easy to do then, all hydraulic from there one. just make sure you build a clutch pedal stop so you don't over throw it.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on October 16, 2018, 11:41:14 PM
If my trailer didn't have such a steep incline,  I wouldn't use one either. I've been using a hand winch, and it sucks.  I need to plumb in a hydraulic brake lock on the rail, so that I can just drive up and lock the brakes.  As it currently is, leaving it in gear won't keep it from rolling backwards.

not sure what kind of trailer you have that is so steep that the rail is rolling through the compression. or are you talking about parking on the ramps and then winching it on? got a pic? you have me curious now.

It was a boat trailer that I modified into a tilt bed.  7 x 10.5 top deck, single axle. It's close to a 40° incline. The long ram jack is effortless to operate. It turned out better than I had anticipated.

I'll take a photo tomorrow.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: deranged on October 17, 2018, 06:42:18 AM
sounds like you have a decent to do list too! if its dark when you get there, i would pass on a first timer night ride  ;)     i wont even go out the first night i get there, but thats prob because its usually 1 am or later when i get there :D     

so not sure what kind of clutch cable system your running but, when i was building them, i eliminated the cables by mounting hydraulic slave cylinders right to the arm on the clutch case. easy to do then, all hydraulic from there one. just make sure you build a clutch pedal stop so you don't over throw it.

This 750 clutch cable has to last until Nov-1 and the new Busa has a hydraulic unit that I will be doing a foot clutch.  My old car, I did a Willwood MC and built a stop in to keep it from over throwing. 

Clutch is fully operational.   :s send it!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 17, 2018, 07:02:29 AM
If my trailer didn't have such a steep incline,  I wouldn't use one either. I've been using a hand winch, and it sucks.  I need to plumb in a hydraulic brake lock on the rail, so that I can just drive up and lock the brakes.  As it currently is, leaving it in gear won't keep it from rolling backwards.

not sure what kind of trailer you have that is so steep that the rail is rolling through the compression. or are you talking about parking on the ramps and then winching it on? got a pic? you have me curious now.

It was a boat trailer that I modified into a tilt bed.  7 x 10.5 top deck, single axle. It's close to a 40° incline. The long ram jack is effortless to operate. It turned out better than I had anticipated.

I'll take a photo tomorrow.

yes post a pic, sounds interesting.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 17, 2018, 07:03:01 AM
sounds like you have a decent to do list too! if its dark when you get there, i would pass on a first timer night ride  ;)     i wont even go out the first night i get there, but thats prob because its usually 1 am or later when i get there :D     

so not sure what kind of clutch cable system your running but, when i was building them, i eliminated the cables by mounting hydraulic slave cylinders right to the arm on the clutch case. easy to do then, all hydraulic from there one. just make sure you build a clutch pedal stop so you don't over throw it.

This 750 clutch cable has to last until Nov-1 and the new Busa has a hydraulic unit that I will be doing a foot clutch.  My old car, I did a Willwood MC and built a stop in to keep it from over throwing. 

Clutch is fully operational.   :s send it!

bring a spare  ;D hate to miss out on any fun over that!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: deranged on October 17, 2018, 08:28:38 AM
sounds like you have a decent to do list too! if its dark when you get there, i would pass on a first timer night ride  ;)     i wont even go out the first night i get there, but thats prob because its usually 1 am or later when i get there :D     

so not sure what kind of clutch cable system your running but, when i was building them, i eliminated the cables by mounting hydraulic slave cylinders right to the arm on the clutch case. easy to do then, all hydraulic from there one. just make sure you build a clutch pedal stop so you don't over throw it.

This 750 clutch cable has to last until Nov-1 and the new Busa has a hydraulic unit that I will be doing a foot clutch.  My old car, I did a Willwood MC and built a stop in to keep it from over throwing. 

Clutch is fully operational.   :s send it!

bring a spare  ;D hate to miss out on any fun over that!
I'm going to look around for spare cables and ends, just in case.  I won't let a clutch cable spoil my fun!  No need for a clutch to shift!  HAA
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 17, 2018, 08:47:12 AM
a lot of truth in that statement deranged  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 17, 2018, 08:48:09 AM
budlight i will bring some firewood but not too much. i need room for fuel and smoker. i'll drop it at your fire ring as you can host the fires  ;D ;D whille we pretty up your coach  again rofl rofl LMAO LMAO
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 17, 2018, 09:39:39 AM
well if the weather stays warmer and the sand fleas dont destroy the sand before we get there......this should be a damn good trip!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 17, 2018, 10:43:15 AM
I'll have 3 days for our fleas  to tear it up before you get there.  ;) :nw
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 17, 2018, 11:31:56 AM
 LMAO rofl :)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on October 17, 2018, 11:56:18 AM
What do you guys use for coms?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 17, 2018, 01:49:59 PM
mine is a rugged radio set to bfg relay. jerry and maybe one other have pci i believe and also set to bfg relay
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 17, 2018, 02:56:48 PM
What do you guys use for coms?

cheap alternative for the trip.......

https://dtsfab.com/index.php?topic=5713.0
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 17, 2018, 06:54:50 PM
bfg relay freq is 151.715 if you get any radio/walkie talkie.

here is a listing of all common off road freqs and their common nicknames.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on October 18, 2018, 03:13:45 AM
We're getting closer to done.  Got the new tires and wheels on the trailer, also I got the wrap put on the body panels. Just a couple of loose ends to tie up. In the mean time I'm going to sleep.

(https://i.postimg.cc/kBwyTPsY/20181017-181904.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kBwyTPsY)

(https://i.postimg.cc/V0mjFKCc/20181018-033606.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/V0mjFKCc)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 18, 2018, 05:59:23 AM
Wrap looks good!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on October 18, 2018, 06:37:11 AM
Thanks Wes, I was happy with how it turned out. It will look really good in someone's garage. 😉
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 18, 2018, 08:24:46 AM
well that makes more sense now. a tilt bed  boat trailer w/o ramps, that is steep!   wrap looks good in the picture.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 18, 2018, 08:25:39 AM
Thanks Wes, I was happy with how it turned out. It will look really good in someone's garage. 😉

are you planning on selling it when you get back?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on October 18, 2018, 08:31:26 AM
Thanks Wes, I was happy with how it turned out. It will look really good in someone's garage. 😉

are you planning on selling it when you get back?

The thought has crossed my mind.  I'm tired of it taking my garage stall.  I don't put enough miles on it to justify owning it.

I figured someone would likely have more fun with it than I do.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 18, 2018, 10:27:39 AM
well just wait and see what your thoughts are after this trip  ;D :D :) ;)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 18, 2018, 11:29:56 AM
You might think differently once you hit some real dunes...................................  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 20, 2018, 12:09:09 PM
Someone,anyone please bring some flea and idiot repellant!!!! The dunes are covered in both. There is absolutely no way to take a fast ride. Hopefully most will leave tomorrow. Eff this crap!!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 20, 2018, 03:45:32 PM
thats a saturday for you!     i didnt want to say anything to spook anyone but next weekend is the haloween party ride at the dunes. i just saw the official call out/invite on sand rats facebook page. it wasnt decided until a few weeks ago i guess. that wont start until friday night though and i'm leaving sat morning so no big deal to me lol
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 20, 2018, 04:51:32 PM
I'll likely be leaving Thursday afternoon.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 20, 2018, 04:53:18 PM
Fall break and a Saturday does suck. About the same as spring break on a Saturday. The buggy's air conditioning will really be nice next summer. Best if both worlds,AC and the dunes all to myself.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 20, 2018, 04:58:24 PM
The dunes are a bit disappointing . They've been too wet and not nearly enough south wind. They are a lot flatter than I've seen them. Faces are not as steep. No razors either.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 20, 2018, 05:11:51 PM
ac would def be nice a few of the times we've gone now.  so if no sharp peaks are they more round as in fast pace runs?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 20, 2018, 05:12:14 PM
any ponds or big holes to look out for?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: budlight69 on October 20, 2018, 05:23:06 PM
I'm locked and loaded!  See ya in the am  :s 

Get all those dead beats out-a-there early for me
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on October 20, 2018, 07:40:50 PM
Car's loaded and ready for go.  I can tell that my first gear is lower then it has been.  Went up the ramp with less effort.  Going to have some adjustment to do, it didn't want to go into neutral very well when I got it in the trailer.  Had to play with the gear shiftier some before I found it. going to leave out after early church. 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 20, 2018, 09:14:13 PM
Lots of ponds. Rounded peaks. Many seem to be a bit shorter and less steep
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on October 25, 2018, 06:39:22 PM
Well,  I made it home safely, and I came back knowing that I have made some great friends. What an outstanding group of people who all have a love for playing in the sand. 

Admittedly my first time to the dunes wasn't what I would call a true success, as I was over geared, over spring, not dampened well, running hot, and puking oil from the clutch cover, but I made it down and back safely, so it wasn't a failure. 😉

I'm already looking forward to the next one, and I'll have plenty of time to get it ready.

Thank you for the memories!

~Adam
(https://i.postimg.cc/5XGTpMpX/20181024-111608.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5XGTpMpX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/nsD5Pww0/20181022-174254.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nsD5Pww0)

(https://i.postimg.cc/pyx7sCQJ/20181022-100657.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/pyx7sCQJ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/t75cw62Q/20181022-174344.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t75cw62Q)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fastcorvairs on October 25, 2018, 06:58:31 PM
Ok we are back from heaven.   The sand was rough and wet, the rain was cold and and a PITA but we had fun. The camp fires were forced air big.  Hiem was the only one to break (Toque converter plate) we think.  DS tore a CV boot on a fast trail run today, and Budlight had the battery go dead in his car. I think he had that fixed today, and I got high centered on a berm in the trails.  My HRT car did the best that it has ever did since I brought it home.  The new PBS S4 performed beyond all of my expectations. Well worth the time and cost to install it, even the wife like's it..  The only change I'll make is the front shocks need to be a little stiffer on the compression side.  All in all everyone had a super time.  Picture's and video coming later.  Thanks to all good people that helped me load and unload. And to all that cooked for the dinner. We Had fooooooooooooooooooooooood and more fooooooooooooooooooooood.  l we had fifteen people in our toy hauler nick named the Pig to stay dry.   
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 25, 2018, 07:01:05 PM
We all feel the same. Great you had fun,Grim. It will be 100% more fun next time.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Carlriddle on October 26, 2018, 04:39:47 AM
Glad everyone having a blast, it always is.  Always great when some new face come out.  Hate we missed it, we love the sand between the toes.  Cant wait to get back out!!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 26, 2018, 05:57:13 AM
Ok we are back from heaven.   The sand was rough and wet, the rain was cold and and a PITA but we had fun. The camp fires were forced air big.  Hiem was the only one to break (Toque converter plate) we think.  DS tore a CV boot on a fast trail run today, and Budlight had the battery go dead in his car. I think he had that fixed today, and I got high centered on a berm in the trails.  My HRT car did the best that it has ever did since I brought it home.  The new PBS S4 performed beyond all of my expectations. Well worth the time and cost to install it, even the wife like's it..  The only change I'll make is the front shocks need to be a little stiffer on the compression side.  All in all everyone had a super time.  Picture's and video coming later.  Thanks to all good people that helped me load and unload. And to all that cooked for the dinner. We Had fooooooooooooooooooooooood and more fooooooooooooooooooooood.  l we had fifteen people in our toy hauler nick named the Pig to stay dry.   
Yes,it was a good time. Even the "bad" was good this trip. Low carnage and no one got hurt.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 27, 2018, 06:34:49 PM
well we to just got home. i got some video but not much. found out that the drive through hutch to get there is still longer but far smoother and flatter! higher speed limits shaved an hr off our drive! note to everyone.....the sign west of hutchenson kansas thats says hwy61north is not hwy61 north! its 50 east! so we went a ways out of our way and the i35 south of mcphearson is horrible lol     great trip as always! grimm, deranged....very nice to meet you 2! deranged gave mike a run with his short wheel based rail. mike was jamming those gears trying to back in the tq band as deranged was popping the rev limiter floating into 90* turns on and off the side hills as i sat in mikes pass seat laughing.  fabr.......well you looked good in that sxs  :D i know you'll have the others ready soon enough. budlight69 was a hoot especially once he hit the budlight!  rofl rofl  i did tear a cv boot or so i thought......turns out my down pipe wound up 4" short and the heat is cooking the cv boot. when we stopped and i noticed that one cv boot was balloned up then shrunk back after sitting for 5 to 10 mins i got the hint lol. did i tell anyone how much i hate playing in cv grease! the smell is worse than the mess. so i am going to change from the desert gold since they changed the blend. budlight is using molly 101 or something.....what are others using?
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 27, 2018, 06:35:55 PM
budlight took pics he can post.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 27, 2018, 11:56:00 PM
Neo Synthetics CV500 CV Grease 12.5 oz. Caulking Tube
 Suggested: $44.99 Kartek Price: $37.99
Sold As: 1 Tube of CV Grease

Part Number: NEOCV500T

 Non plunging 930's and 934's are $$$$$ mofos. This is cheap insurance. I don't do the other concoctions that probably work well but this stuff is best,IMO.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 28, 2018, 12:01:33 AM
BTW,shove some vick's in your snout and the cv grease smell will be a thing of the past. LMAO  rofl rofl :nw :nw
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 28, 2018, 07:38:26 AM
no vicks up the nose  rofl that burns

have you ever shot your cv's with a temp gun after you stopped?

i will be checking that cv grease out!

i have been running cat gold grease but they changed it and lowered the operating temp with the change.

this is what the formula they have gone to is.......https://caterpillar.scene7.com/is/content/Caterpillar/C10604656



this is what it used to be..........https://www.finning.com/content/dam/finning/en_ca/Documents/Parts/Maintenance-Products/Grease/Cat-Deseert-Gold.pdf

went from 450* to 284* range. the jackson boys used to use the cat gold which is where i heard about it from back when.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 28, 2018, 07:42:52 AM
well it appears the only time i took the go pro out it wound up set on pic mode.  this was either wens morning or thurs morning. i went out twice wens morning to data log and tune but everyone came out on the second time out so i couldn't say no  :D ;)
(https://i.postimg.cc/qtP7BpMP/GOPR0015.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qtP7BpMP)

(https://i.postimg.cc/mtp1ffCs/GOPR0022.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mtp1ffCs)

(https://i.postimg.cc/cvQW7fsb/GOPR0023.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cvQW7fsb)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 28, 2018, 08:02:57 AM
here is a screen shot of the one time i and zoomies went out after dark to just get a live data log. it was cold that night. i had thermals on , hunting socks, a light sweater and a coat!
(https://i.postimg.cc/dLnWd1dK/Capture.png) (https://postimg.cc/dLnWd1dK)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 28, 2018, 08:49:13 AM
no vicks up the nose  rofl that burns

have you ever shot your cv's with a temp gun after you stopped?

i will be checking that cv grease out!

i have been running cat gold grease but they changed it and lowered the operating temp with the change.

this is what the formula they have gone to is.......https://caterpillar.scene7.com/is/content/Caterpillar/C10604656



this is what it used to be..........https://www.finning.com/content/dam/finning/en_ca/Documents/Parts/Maintenance-Products/Grease/Cat-Deseert-Gold.pdf

went from 450* to 284* range. the jackson boys used to use the cat gold which is where i heard about it from back when.
Nope,but I can usually put a bare hand on them.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 28, 2018, 08:57:56 AM
You do realize why the Cat Gold grease stinks is because the base stock is cat shit don't you?  :m The Neo stuff has some other shit in it................. ;)  :D Honestly,I believe the issue with many of the greases used is that they are too stiff and do not flow until up to quite high temps and are just wiped off the surfaces creating wear before they start flowing back onto the balls and grooves. By then the damage has begun and is repeated each time the car is used.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 28, 2018, 11:09:27 AM
You do realize why the Cat Gold grease stinks is because the base stock is cat shit don't you?  :m The Neo stuff has some other shit in it................. ;)  :D Honestly,I believe the issue with many of the greases used is that they are too stiff and do not flow until up to quite high temps and are just wiped off the surfaces creating wear before they start flowing back onto the balls and grooves. By then the damage has begun and is repeated each time the car is used.

agreed and at the same time i have the lower temp new cat gold in. i know in the past with the prev formula that when i checked mine on a 90* ambient day i never saw over 175*. still feels about the same by touch but not the same. i am going to try a diff grease and see but regardless i need to move my down pipe and route out the back!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: deranged on October 30, 2018, 05:46:49 AM
WOW!  What a freaking blast of a time!  It was way cool to finally meet up with like minded crazy people who just have not grown up and still love to play in the sand!  Wes reminds me of a young Willie Nelson!  HAA!!! 

The hospitality of everyone there was second to none!  I'v never had 12 year old cheese before, but leave it up the the guy from Wisconsin to school us on cheese culture.
 (https://i.imgur.com/d3tarSN.jpg)

Here are some action shots from my GoPro
(https://i.imgur.com/DUlmroH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DSvzQIb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dCK6Kok.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7y5kUPD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RfBDG2g.jpg)

The big dinner on Wednesday night was awesome!  Family isn't always blood and it shows!!
There was so much awesome food too!!  WOW!  I think i'm STILL stuffed. 
(https://i.imgur.com/9sTdG9G.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BzRvLf9.jpg)
It was a little wet on Wednesday, but Mitch was still able to get a fire going using tried and true Beavis and Butt-head lingo.   rofl
(https://i.imgur.com/Zyd6hRZ.jpg)
Heck, down here you smoke EVERYTHING, including pop-tarts.
(https://i.imgur.com/XOrFPjr.jpg)
Just some pictures from around the campground.
(https://i.imgur.com/llMWzBj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SJ6akLD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bd0IuUp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5MD9mNj.jpg)
When a fellow duner is in need, you help out...even if you have to literally drag them out.  I thin Glen likes to play tow truck.
(https://i.imgur.com/UMnRsgP.jpg)
Glen giving instructions, or maybe a warning of a lot of sand coming his way, and possible whiplash.  LOL
(https://i.imgur.com/4d8RqPY.jpg)
And it's time to eat sand.
(https://i.imgur.com/i1ONIqr.jpg)
And loose a tire...again.
(https://i.imgur.com/mtqkQlt.jpg)
But Glens towing service comes through!
(https://i.imgur.com/d9RrIBJ.jpg)
Then Brian was showing off his rear ends.   rofl
(https://i.imgur.com/uHNh2Qf.jpg)
Here are some shots of the dunes.
(https://i.imgur.com/q3o8FaH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4JT282E.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BTa23GE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/yTxjeXx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WbKS0Sh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/D0kD1PT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vV4aA4E.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BP2cooD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/yPvxDRA.jpg)
And my total mileage after I got home on Saturday with no issues.  It's pretty cool to build a car from the ground up, thrash it for 2 years with almost zero issues and tow it 2,000 miles on a trailer that was built in my garage.
(https://i.imgur.com/TE3LWF7.jpg)
OOPS, I forgot that Doug's car was Dodge powered for a few miles.  We think it's a cracked flex plate, but knowing Doug, that will be taken care of this winter.
(https://i.imgur.com/DXWffSp.jpg)

But I tell ya what, this couple below are some very awesome people.  To be duning together since the late 60's, and to go out there and just shred the dunes sounding like kids was awesome to see and hear.  You 2 rock!
(https://i.imgur.com/6lo1ZIs.jpg)

Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 30, 2018, 06:06:56 AM
But did you have fun?   :m
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: deranged on October 30, 2018, 06:26:57 AM
Oh HELL YES! 
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 30, 2018, 07:25:48 AM
 8) 8) ;D ;D You coming again? We try to do a spring and fall every year.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: big dave on October 30, 2018, 08:18:09 AM
GREAT PICS. The one question I have,,  is how bad do you have to break that you need a crane to recover it. lol Looks like all had a great time. hope to see you all in the spring.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 30, 2018, 09:24:12 AM
other than the vertical smile picture  rofl all good pics! that crane is needed when your rail weighs as much as dougs  ;) ;D rofl         atleast no took a pic of myself changing the cv boot which by the way is an exh location issue hmmmmmm
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: budlight69 on October 30, 2018, 09:37:59 AM
Yes, it was a fun trip.  Awesome to see some new faces, deranged just loved the dunes; went out by himself many times.  He had never ridden the bowls or hills sideways, couldn't get enough of it.  The weather was good for the most part, lots of sun and warm days.  Got to see the new fabr compound.  I kept mine with the rubber side down this time.  DS was giving blow jobs to his CV boot  rofl  rofl  :m  grim reaper is doing the contortion act under his buggy, we named it the "Valdez" for the leaking oil. 
here are some random pics....

Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: budlight69 on October 30, 2018, 09:39:14 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 30, 2018, 06:57:20 PM
great pics guys!!!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 30, 2018, 06:58:03 PM
DS,buy a belt. PLEASE!!!!!
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on October 30, 2018, 10:07:15 PM
had one in the camper. was busy and didn't put it on. skooting on your knees pulls the drawers down fast than the belly pushes it down  rofl and didn't know my vertical smile was sooooo interesting  LMAO
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Enemy on October 31, 2018, 07:20:30 AM
Interesting enough that 10 (so far) people enlarged that pic?? Some are just addicted to crack and can't break the habit I suppose. So much peer pressure DS!

Looks to have been another awesome few days in the dunes! I for sure will be out to play in the Spring, starting to get the shakes from lack of sand..
Or from the new plumber... MMMmmmm.....crack.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Carlriddle on October 31, 2018, 09:09:48 AM
Added a belt to DS Xmas list, hopefully hes been good enough.  LMAO

I'm with Enemy, spring sand is calling my name bad.  I'm getting the shakes...….
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on October 31, 2018, 12:13:04 PM
We can always count on DS to have a smile somewhere.................... :m
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on November 02, 2018, 07:01:26 AM
 rofl  ok so people have viewed the lady's crack 9 times and have viewed mine 15 times! i guess i'm the winner??
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: Grimm Reaper Racing on November 02, 2018, 08:02:41 PM
rofl  ok so people have viewed the lady's crack 9 times and have viewed mine 15 times! i guess i'm the winner??

I was going to mention that... 😂

I was also going to update my build log, and I can't seem to find it.  Did it get deleted because I wasn't updating it very often. 😋
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on November 02, 2018, 08:51:14 PM
Is this it?  https://dtsfab.com/index.php?topic=1069.msg17903#msg17903
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on November 02, 2018, 10:33:17 PM
when the format changed some things got lost. then the new photo dump site changed and a few more things got lost so prob what happened.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on November 04, 2018, 07:08:21 AM
Just for DS.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: big dave on November 05, 2018, 07:25:38 AM
I'm not sure,,,that make it any better to look at fab. BUT IT HELPS. :m  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIG1WETpZOQ
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: dsrace on November 05, 2018, 11:21:51 AM
i couldnt work with him  rofl

fabr that doesnt make it better just funnier.
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: fabr on November 05, 2018, 02:08:52 PM
 LMAO LMAO Use your imagination to block out anything unpleasant. :m
Title: Re: Lil Sahara 2018 Fall trip - Oct 21 - 27
Post by: budlight69 on November 05, 2018, 02:16:11 PM
Fabr, you are "cracking" me up on that one. 

Big Dave, that guy is funny "but it helps"  LMAO