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Can Ken fly?
« on: November 08, 2009, 03:14:30 PM »
He may need to learn how.  Here is a secret pic of his heep all sprung over.



He may have to get in at home, and stay there until he gets back.  I may have a line on some telescoping ladders ;D
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Re: Can Ken fly?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 10:03:10 PM »
Gee,  maybe now I can fix the rocker panels, one last time... and hang some sliders on it...  yo', Darryl / Chris are you and the tubing bender listening?

Now, where to hang the rope ladder from the sides....  and what did I do with the sheet metal that got carved off the rear fender wells.  --  and the 3 inch bump stop goes,  as the front tires aren't able to push the front fenders up any more.

I can hardly wait to wheel it....  been a long dry spell, since I got towed out of PipeJam. -  in what July?

Woo Hoo, nearly done.  Shocks and drive lines  to go.

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Re: Can Ken fly?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2009, 10:52:52 AM »
Not sure your rockers will ever hit any rocks anymore. My old flatty rarely touched the rockers on Rubicon, moonrocks or the HL.

I don't have any tube lying around, but rockers are easy to make.

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Re: Can Ken fly?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2009, 04:07:52 PM »
We'll talk when I have more time,  but I'm thinking a step is possible, even if it was detachable from the rockers, and tossed in the back.

I can get dom, later  - 1 3/4 dies?

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Re: Can Ken fly?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2009, 05:03:53 AM »
I sure had a blast driving a "new" Heep, on parts of the Rubicon.

What a difference !   AWESOME trip, great company, super food,

I'm sure Nick will be along soon with some pictures....  Kevin Carey said I "fully got it".  Good thing I had "training wheels" on the right rear.


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Re: Can Ken fly?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2009, 01:17:42 PM »
Congratulations!  Nick we want pics!

Tube dies: 1", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", and 2"

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Re: Can Ken fly?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2009, 05:17:17 PM »
Turns out Ken can fly.   And then his heep tried too!



Thank goodness for the cooler on the back.



Either that or this is just his way of showing off his new sprung over '46.
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Re: Can Ken fly?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2009, 04:44:20 PM »
From Rubicon Memorial run for Dennis
« Last Edit: November 17, 2009, 06:13:18 PM by Pantheus »
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Re: Can Ken fly?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2009, 04:59:21 PM »
right on, upgraded front and real lockers too?

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Re: Can Ken fly?
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2009, 05:21:18 PM »
both ends d44, front locker courtesy Off-Road Center

Disc brakes front

sprung over,  YJ springs courtesy Off-Road Center

shackle reverse,

High Angle CVs front and rear drive lines-  Bebe,

WB extended about 4 inches, 

winch moved forward a lot, now room for fan and shower

All courtesy of the Amazing, Awesome Rubicon Rockheads  - Love 'ya, guys and gals.

Non leaky gas line and two manifolds courtesy ChicoMecha

I think now I can tow Wilson, next trip.


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Re: Can Ken fly?
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2009, 06:20:39 PM »
Couple more pics from WWDD run on 'Con
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Re: Can Ken fly?
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2009, 02:36:49 PM »
Now, where to hang the rope ladder from the sides.... 

Ken, I have a saddle stirup on a strap....once you get on board, you can just pull it in!!!!!
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Re: Can Ken fly?
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2009, 04:03:07 PM »

Ken, I have a saddle stirup on a strap....once you get on board, you can just pull it in!!!!!

Interesting concept, Greg,   Is a picture possible?   I don't have any stirrups,   and while it didn't appear I had "much" difficulty getting in and out,   my back is killing me, still on Thursday,  and have been eating Motrin like it was candy....

Where is jeep-side of the stirrup connected?

Gawd, it's awful getting old, and pretending to keep up with the younguns'

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Re: Can Ken fly?
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2009, 07:54:19 PM »
Get that repeater up and running and I'll give you a call when I need to "cash out"

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Re: Can Ken fly?
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2009, 08:36:47 PM »
Get that repeater up and running and I'll give you a call when I need to "cash out"

Huh?

Repeater should be on site, as soon as we can back to th site with vehicles / trailers of cinder block and lumber.

It should actually be running in Magalia, for testing, and check out, sooner, so it's a matter of taking the machine up, and flipping a switch, after the shack is built.

Gary McElroy is heading up this project....  so he knows far more than me. (But he's cruising some far off place right now, where there isn't snow, and has only white beaches.


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