Josh memorial run, April 11th Chivo Falls

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Josh memorial run, April 11th Chivo Falls

Unread postby Ashman » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:26 pm

It was a cold and wet day but we had a good time.
Josh's family came to see us off, The T-shirts look great, we have plenty left for those that would like one, Tice has the rest but just let us know and we can get them to you.

Aiden didnt get a chance to go with us it was just too cold and wet, a good call because it did get colder.

I heard Jeff broke a steering box brace?
Brody had an ignition or injection issue and had to get towed out from the ponds.
Steve drove the FJ for abit then I drive for 10Min and break stuff... I bent the tierod, its highsteer and bent fully from the force of backup between some rocks out at the ponds. Pat winched the tierod about 24in back into place :D The T-case cross member bent up about 2in, so that puts the flat belly skid higher on my list.

I know Pat and Steve took a bunch of pictures.

Here or some of the pictures taken for Joshua's memorial run that the four
wheel club did in honor of Josh! It was a pretty good turn out considering
the weather was Cold, Windy, and some rain off and on. Even had some snow in
other parts of Tucson.
Even thought the weather was not the best, Nanci and I want to thank
everyone for this fantastic remembrance in honoring our son, Our daughter in
law Rosie, and our two grandsons, Aiden and Ethan.
After we left the parking lot at McDonalds, we followed the convoy to the
mountains where they unloaded their monster machines, put on their heavy
coats and set off for a ride. We watched with tears in our eyes and a happy
heart as these folks disappeared behind the hills hoping Josh was able to
see all the love and honor for him.
We thank all the members and non members of the Wheeling Arizona who turned
out for this event. Special thanks to those who helped with the finishing of Joshua's Toyota! We thank all who had a helping hand in anything no matter how much or how little you all contributed.
We have had some request for some more shirts so we will have to place
another order.

Again, Thank you each and every one who made this possible.
Al & Nanci Parrish
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Unread postby hugh jeffner » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:35 pm

knuckle studs for me, they pulled out of of the knuckle, plus with no windshield, or doors, or any glass for that matter, today would have been waaay to long for us. glad you had a good time!
if i'd of known we were making history, i'd have paid closer attention (some dude in dust to glory)
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Unread postby DUMASS » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:42 pm

Awesome run Dave, thanks :thumb:

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Unread postby azyota » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:21 am

hugh jeffner wrote:knuckle studs for me, they pulled out of of the knuckle, plus with no windshield, or doors, or any glass for that matter, today would have been waaay to long for us. glad you had a good time!


Uncle Jeff, Uncle Jeff, tell the torque wrench story again :p Are you going to have to helicoil the threads. I can help you with that if you need it.

It was a good call for you guy's to head back. It was a windshield and doors kinda day.

Kris and I had a great time with you all yesterday. I'll get some pics up later today. Going Mountain Biking right now :D
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Unread postby Brody » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:22 am

We had 4-5 people trying to figure out why the rig wouldn't start. Then after getting towed about half way back the alternator started smoking pretty fierce(with the key off). That along with the slight knocking noise that didn't go away after backing down that optional line and I think its time to find a parts rig and just re do everything under the hood. Either way I still had a good time, but yeah I'm done wheeling in the rain :D

Once again thanks to everybody for helping get me off the trail :thumb:
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Unread postby hugh jeffner » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:26 am

azyota wrote:
hugh jeffner wrote:knuckle studs for me, they pulled out of of the knuckle, plus with no windshield, or doors, or any glass for that matter, today would have been waaay to long for us. glad you had a good time!


Uncle Jeff, Uncle Jeff, tell the torque wrench story again :p Are you going to have to helicoil the threads. I can help you with that if you need it.

It was a good call for you guy's to head back. It was a windshield and doors kinda day.

Kris and I had a great time with you all yesterday. I'll get some pics up later today. Going Mountain Biking right now :D


whats funny is they were all torque on friday and on saturday, one pulled out and the other two had started to pull out. i think it was just time for the 20 plus year old knuckle thread to give up, especially with the hardened ARP studs being shoved in there.

FWIW, you have fully taught me the way of the torque wrench man!
if i'd of known we were making history, i'd have paid closer attention (some dude in dust to glory)
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Unread postby Skillz66 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:38 pm

Yesterday's run was a lot of fun. The rain (and occasional hail) made it a bit cold and wet for those of us without the luxury of things like doors, windshields w/wipers, roofs, heaters, etc :flipoff: - but the rain also make the trails a bit more fun than when they're dry.

Here are a few of the pics I took throughout the day.
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A few of us, on our way to the ponds, playing on a couple rocks along the side
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I took a turn driving the FJ for a while, here's me coming over the rocks
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The group that went to the ponds
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Brody trying to get up the optional line - it was too wet to get the tires dry-enough to grip and pull him up and around the corner
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Dave playing on the rocks w/Joel
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Unread postby Skillz66 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:49 pm

A couple more from the day...
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A little FJ Flex
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Dave climbing up a different optional line than Brody tried
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Here was when Dave was trying to back down - at this point the drivers-front tire is pointing hard-right....what can't be seen is that the passenger-front tire is pointing hard-LEFT !!
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Here's a shot of the bent tie-rod. We were able to put a strap on it and Pat winched it back almost good as new.
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When Pat winched Dave's tie-rod into place - he commented how excited he was to get to use his new winch.....little did he know then, that he's be helping to tug Chad up some steep spots that he couldn't pull Brody up himself (wet/sandy rocks) too !!
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Unread postby chuggins143 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:53 pm

Cold and wet for sure, but we still had a good time! ...even pulling Brody out on a strap! :D Thanks a ton to Pat for letting us break in his new winch!! Not sure what we'd have done without it. Very nice meeting new faces and seeing a few old faces. Thanks to all that picked up after my little bouncing episode on Three Feathers!!! :D There will be a container to replace that crate... and some shocks... and a anti-wrap bar!
All in all , a good time was had by everyone. Big thanks to everyone who helped out!
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Unread postby Tice » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:28 pm

That was pretty fun, except for the damn rain!!! Sorry I had to bail on Chad and Brody, but Wheeler was wet and tired and not wearing any pants from playing in the water!!
I don't need a winch, I wheel a Toyota!!!!

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Unread postby chuggins143 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:07 pm

No worries! Having a cold wet little one isn't fun for mom and dad. :thumb:
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Unread postby Skillz66 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:32 pm

At least Tice waived good-bye when he left :D
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Unread postby Toyman1994 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:20 pm

Looks like it was a good time..thanks to all and I REALLY wish I could have been there.
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Unread postby Ashman » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:27 am

Where are the rest of the pics? :naughty: :D
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Unread postby azyota » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:11 am

Sorry, I got super busy. I'll put up more tonight.
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Unread postby azyota » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:13 pm

I really didn't get too many pics with the weather being so crummy, but here are a few.
The group at Three Feathers.
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Greg,
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Chad,
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Steve,
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My Runner,
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As we were on our way out...
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And last but not least, Tice :scratching:

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Unread postby Tice » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:03 pm

I was wandering where that sticker came from!!!!!!!!!! :D
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Unread postby Ashman » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:47 pm

I got some more pics from steve Ill post them up tomorrow.
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Unread postby Ashman » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:47 am

Some more pictures
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Unread postby Ashman » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:53 am

Afew more on the way back..
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Unread postby scrambler 82 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:06 pm

I have a question

in picture P4110281.JPG, is this the "proper" way of wrapping
a strap to an axle? If so, maybe I need to change my way of
thinking :D poor tie rod :scratching:
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Unread postby Brody » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:52 pm

scrambler 82 wrote:I have a question

in picture P4110281.JPG, is this the "proper" way of wrapping
a strap to an axle? If so, maybe I need to change my way of
thinking :D poor tie rod :scratching:

Not if your towing but vary much so if your trying to straiten a tie rod :D
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Unread postby Skillz66 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:21 pm

Brody wrote:
scrambler 82 wrote:I have a question

in picture P4110281.JPG, is this the "proper" way of wrapping
a strap to an axle? If so, maybe I need to change my way of
thinking :D poor tie rod :scratching:

Not if your towing but vary much so if your trying to straiten a tie rod :D


Yeah, this was the "take the U-shaped bend out of the tie-rod" way of strapping :thumb: The strap was hooked to Pats winch and we were able to carefully straighten the taco-ed rod pretty well.
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Unread postby Ashman » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:55 pm

Three posts about the tierod... but all I keep looking at is the toyota on a strap under the rainbow, now thats funny. :D
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Unread postby scramblerX » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:38 pm

...gold strap at the end of the rainbow. :D


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