***Leathernecks rail ***

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Re: ***Leathernecks rail ***

Post by Leatherneck » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:43 pm

luddite wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:25 pm
Sooo... Thought I had the wrong thread. Rail color isn't what I remember. is this still the bomb pop? Or have you started over somewhere in the last few years?
Yup you got it, this was the ole bomb pop with a few improvements. Welcome back, don't be such a stranger.


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Re: ***Leathernecks rail ***

Post by takotruckin » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:52 am

So David, how is your fuel economy with the turbo reinstalled?

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Re: ***Leathernecks rail ***

Post by Leatherneck » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:53 pm

takotruckin wrote:
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So David, how is your fuel economy with the turbo reinstalled?
Fuel economy was good, probably better then without, figures since I wasn't foot deep in the throttle most of the time. I don't build a lot of boost except in 3rd, but the power is there. When we reached Peggy's Diner I still had a 1/4 tank, did good on the hwy even with the stinking head wind going home. Wish you could of made it. Run was faster except for me :oops: at times. Good grief I was plagued with WTF is that now.

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Re: ***Leathernecks rail ***

Post by Leatherneck » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:00 am

Well I went and did it this time. Mesquite 1 Leatherneck 0. I do have 3 wheel steering now.
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Re: ***Leathernecks rail ***

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:17 am

Leather, what did you do, front and rear and on one side only... holey crud!

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Re: ***Leathernecks rail ***

Post by Piledriver » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:27 pm

Look on the bright side:
You could have ridden a dirt bike into that mesquite bush.
(Pincushion syndrome)

Those spikes have been known to go through plastic body armor.
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Post by bajaherbie » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:35 pm

Poor mesquite.



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Post by ajdenette » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:02 pm

Ouch! that had to hurt!
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Re: ***Leathernecks rail ***

Post by TimS » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:10 pm

How did you get the front and the rear? Ouch.

Looks like some good parts left for your Baja build. :)
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Re: ***Leathernecks rail ***

Post by cbeck » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:41 pm

Is the frame tweaked? I know a guy that had to cut his in half....

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Re: ***Leathernecks rail ***

Post by Leatherneck » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:36 pm

TimS wrote:
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How did you get the front and the rear? Ouch.

Looks like some good parts left for your Baja build. :)
I don't know, I was hauling the mail, trying to hit the high spots but was banging it hard, I think I landed but I remember looking at trail then I was pointed at the tree, there wasn't a lot of tire footprint but what there was I headed right for the tree right after a whoop section. I don't know it happened to fast for me to grasp and no stinking GoPro on either. :evil:



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Is the frame tweaked? I know a guy that had to cut his in half....
From what I saw before going in the trailer the front beam is toast, the nose is bent pointing up behind the shock mount on the right side. Other damage has to be cause the beam is pushed in to the Saginaw box steering arm and it is locked up with no tie rods hooked up to it. Rear trailing arm is bent forward and bearing housing is showing a bearing race poking through the metal but I can crab down the road still as long as somebody steers for me. :roll:

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Re: ***Leathernecks rail ***

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:28 pm

Remember, trees do have legs, they are called roots and are the roots of all evil :twisted:

I had one jump out at me years ago and take out the right tailing arm and bent the rim.

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Re: ***Leathernecks rail ***

Post by 1966bajabug » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:29 pm

I know exactly how you feel leather. Trees aren't my friends either

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Re: ***Leathernecks rail ***

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:09 pm

What now Leather? Re-build or restart and make those improvements you have been thinking about all this time?

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Re: ***Leathernecks rail ***

Post by Leatherneck » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:58 am

Ol'fogasaurus wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:09 pm
What now Leather? Re-build or restart and make those improvements you have been thinking about all this time?
Time to start another project, something with doors, windows and a couple more cylinders.

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