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Great looking buggy!

 

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8 hours ago, heybeerman said:

Great looking buggy!

 

Thanks Blake! 

It's a work in progress, but slowly getting it dialed in :D

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Wish I had taken more pictures of our trip into the mountains yesterday, alas...I was too occupied with not dying :nutty:
We headed out Constellation rd from Wickenburg in an epic 75 mile journey through some of the most rugged terrain Arizona has to offer. Rocky old mining roads that all the fill has washed out of, leaving narrow shelf roads high above the valleys below, made of solid bumpy ass granite! The road is good until we made a right turn before getting to Williams Ranch.
Hopping over waterfalls...check
Long sidehills with zero room for error...check
Steep scree covered hills...check
Beautiful scenery...check
Doing it all in an old Volkswagen...priceless!
Patches handled it all in style and nothing stopped it for long.
We made a big loop,ending up at the Swallow mountain mine. From there out to Buckhorn rd and back to Wickenburg, followed by a nice run down Hwy 60 home to Morristown.
I'm thankful to have survived! Would I do it again? Possibly...after a few days of letting my butt cheeks relax from having a death grip on my seat! :25r30wi:

 

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Living the Dream!!!

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Yea, funny how your butt cheeks can turn into one big suction cup. 

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So I'm guessing by what you described it sorta looked like this at times?  :yikes:

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I guess doing such as this has it's benefits, like if you have hemorrhoids it will suck them back inside!! :arrowheadsmiley:

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They were almost exactly like that Skip! Except at 30-35° angle and covered with loose rocks:fl:

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1 minute ago, ArcticDave said:

They were almost exactly like that Skip! Except at 30-35° angle and covered with loose rocks:fl:

OK so more like a loose rocky Bistol Motor Speedway with the Pits and infield many feet down from the inside of the track!!

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Yep...sketchy stuff. You have to hit it with some speed so you don't turtle and roll down the mountain :excl:

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14 hours ago, ArcticDave said:

Yep...sketchy stuff. You have to hit it with some speed so you don't turtle and roll down the mountain :excl:

One of the YOU MAKE IT or badddddd Ju Ju is upon you things. 

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40 minutes ago, homefire said:

One of the YOU MAKE IT or badddddd Ju Ju is upon you things. 

Yep. I really didn't want to turn and go back the way we came at that point. It was almost dark and I was getting hungry! Looking over the track on google earth I see we could have made a left turn at Albuquerque and taken an easier trail :brows:  

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Nice looking buggy for sure. :thumbsupanim  You have done some great mods to her.  I had a couple of dune buggies back in the day that were a lot of fun and they do pretty much like you said earlier..... "point and go".  If I can.. IMHO.. make one suggestion that might help out a bit......  Look for a per-charger filter. I believe thats what they're called.  It is just a dry foam sleve that would slip over your K&N type oiled filter.  It will stop some dust from clogging up your air filter so quickly.  You can slip it off a couple times during your trip and knock off the dirt then slide it back on for better air flow for a bit.  Just an idea and they're definetly not spendy$$.

I'm looking to buy/build something for prospecting when I don't take my UTV.  I'm thinking about new Toyota Tacoma or an older 4runner to build... maybe even a Jeep Cherokee.  A few fella's on here have such vehicles and I was thinking of asking how they like them but as to not jack your thread,  I'll start a new one eventually.

Have fun -n- Be safe

Doug

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On 4/13/2018 at 2:11 PM, NvAuMiner said:

Nice looking buggy for sure. :thumbsupanim  You have done some great mods to her.  I had a couple of dune buggies back in the day that were a lot of fun and they do pretty much like you said earlier..... "point and go".  If I can.. IMHO.. make one suggestion that might help out a bit......  Look for a per-charger filter. I believe thats what they're called.  It is just a dry foam sleve that would slip over your K&N type oiled filter.  It will stop some dust from clogging up your air filter so quickly.  You can slip it off a couple times during your trip and knock off the dirt then slide it back on for better air flow for a bit.  Just an idea and they're definetly not spendy$$.

I'm looking to buy/build something for prospecting when I don't take my UTV.  I'm thinking about new Toyota Tacoma or an older 4runner to build... maybe even a Jeep Cherokee.  A few fella's on here have such vehicles and I was thinking of asking how they like them but as to not jack your thread,  I'll start a new one eventually.

Have fun -n- Be safe

Doug

Thanks for the tip Doug! I hadn't thought about a prefilter:tisk-tisk: That would help a lot!

Tom does real well with his old 4runner. They are good rigs. If it were my money, I'd be looking for a Cherokee. Parts are much cheaper and the availability of them is also better. :m2c:

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3 hours ago, ArcticDave said:

Thanks for the tip Doug! I hadn't thought about a prefilter:tisk-tisk: That would help a lot!

Tom does real well with his old 4runner. They are good rigs. If it were my money, I'd be looking for a Cherokee. Parts are much cheaper and the availability of them is also better. :m2c:

I'm a 4th Gen 4Runner owner and love it, haven't  as much fondness for the 5th Gens but still like them, can't wait to see what the 6th Gens might be, hopefully better than the 5ths, but Jeeps are a great vehicle IF you get one that was made before Chrysler took them over and restore it, IMHO they went downhill badly from what they were when AMC made them.

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I bought a new Cherokee in 1995.  It was a great rig and we regret selling it.  But our son out-grew the back seat so we steped up to a crewcab longbed.  Now that he's off to college I want to downsize my rig.  My bouncy '78 F250 is too rough a ride and guzzles the petro...  Shopping I GO... Thnx for the info. & .02cents.. much appreciated.

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