STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 10-3-17 through 10-8-17

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Re: STF GTG Eastern Utah Adventure 10-3-17 through 10-8-17

Post by 69yellowbug » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:05 pm

I thought I heard that Carl knew someone in price we were going to park at.

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Post by 1966bajabug » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:34 pm

69yellowbug wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:05 pm
I thought I heard that Carl knew someone in price we were going to park at.

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I think that was just a place for us to leave trailers.

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Post by JUSSUMGUY » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:55 am

Price is just to park trucks and trailers.
560 is not going to make it. It was on track to be completed in time until last Saturday. I was working on it making a bracket and the grinder i was using kicked back and hit my left hand causing a very serious cut. Fortunately didnt hit any tendons but you could see them. Because of that i have been unable to work on the car until next week sometime. So Im riding with Elko Ed again.

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Post by takotruckin » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:09 am

JUSSUMGUY wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:55 am
Price is just to park trucks and trailers.
560 is not going to make it. It was on track to be completed in time until last Saturday. I was working on it making a bracket and the grinder i was using kicked back and hit my left hand causing a very serious cut. Fortunately didnt hit any tendons but you could see them. Because of that i have been unable to work on the car until next week sometime. So Im riding with Elko Ed again.
That sucks to hear. Joe in SoCal did something very similar, kinda weird to have two baja owners tear their hand up like that. I'll have to be extra careful with the grinder this weekend.

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Post by Carl N » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:36 pm

I’m sure I can find a place to camp the night before departure. Then we can leave our tow rigs and trailers.

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Post by takotruckin » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:49 pm

What fuel range do we need to plan for?

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Post by JUSSUMGUY » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:09 am

I asked kyle thst question recently and he said 200 miles.

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Post by BAJA-IT » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:05 pm

One week to go.
Any body all ready yet?
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Post by 69yellowbug » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:23 pm

Oh ya.

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Post by TimS » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:08 pm

Car is done! Finally :oops:. It is dialed in and feeling better than ever before.

My plan is to travel light, drive hard, then return with the Baja feeling as good as when I left.
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Post by no1clyde » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:15 pm

I am almost ready I think. I have worked on many things since Knolls and am feeling pretty good about the way it has gone. Testing tomorrow :lol:

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Post by TimS » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:01 am

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We had a great turnout.



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And we went places.



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Removed an engine on the trail.



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And saw some cool stuff.




Thanks to all that participated. We have become a well oiled adventure machine. Two broken CV joints, electrical issues, removal of an engine, and other minor stuff all fixed. All vehicles finished.

Until next year, my friends.


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Post by no1clyde » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:38 am

Great trip again Tim and we do have a awesome group. I will be making a few changes to my axle CV setup for sure and will be looking at all my old welds from the past but so happy to have been able to work past my problems.

A truly awesome time with some of the best people I know :D

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Post by TimS » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:49 pm

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And thanks to Kyle for organizing it, and Carl, Dusty, and Shawn for adding local knowledge. We saw some pretty neat off the chart things and got to get intimate with some pretty cool geology and historical artifacts. I really liked the cave dwellings. They added significant perspective when traveling through the harsh and barren lands.
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Post by TimS » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:52 pm

I forgot about the cage, Ed. Probably because I have not seen a picture of it. :). Do you have one?
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