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Old 02-02-2019, 04:09 AM
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Lots of great info on your thread Rad! I'm still going through it all, wow!
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Happy birthday Ray, I wish you the best!
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Wait, it is your birthday?!?!

Well Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday Ray, many many more
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Happy Biethday Ray!!
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:11 PM
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Thanks!

Thanks for the Birthday wishes, guys!
To celebrate my BDay, Ruby Tuesday took friends and I Polar Vortex Prepping on So Cal Mountain





POLAR VORTEX PREPPING FOR MY BIRTHDAY - LOL!
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Looks frosty and fun, Ray!

About how much snow was up there?

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hey Ray
If you wanted to play in the snow you could have come up here!
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hey Ray
If you wanted to play in the snow you could have come up here!
LOL, YUP!

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Looks frosty and fun, Ray!
About how much snow was up there?
It had been snowing the past week and It snowed overnight. When we went up the slope, it felt around a foot of fresh powder on top of harder layer. So fluffy we could not even slide to practice mountaineering techniques.


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Zuk Mod Updates - For Easy Reference

I did My Zuk Mod in 2012... Using 12-INCH, 125-Pound/Inch Black Magic Springs.

Before the Mod, Top of Leaf Pack from Frame was 7.25 inches:


RIGHT After the Mod:
Wheel rim to wheel well rim in front: 14"
Wheel rim to wheel well rim in rear: 12.5"

Before the mod, top of leaf pack was 7.75 Inches from frame.
After the mod (As of 22Mar2013), top of leaf pack was 9.25 inches

AS OF 15 FEBRUARY 2019:
NOTE: Since 2012, I have removed 25 pounds of the heavy particle board bottom of the rear deck, and 30 pounds of the rear seat bottoms.

Wheel rim to wheel well rim in front: 14 inches right side (13.5" on left side - parked road side so not sure if road level has effect)
Wheel rim to wheel well rim in rear: 12 inches on both sides.




Top of leaf pack from frame: approx 10 inches.

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In case I have a senior moment. LOL!
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Not the best tatoo artist,lol, but good concept!
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Love the wheel specs on the fenders, great idea! What device did you use to print out the transparent text? I should probably invest in a label maker, I could see doing this in a lot of places that need routine maintenance.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:50 PM
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Not the best tatoo artist,lol, but good concept!
LOL!

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Love the wheel specs on the fenders, great idea! What device did you use to print out the transparent text? I should probably invest in a label maker, I could see doing this in a lot of places that need routine maintenance.
I use Brother P-Touch labeler - reasonable price. The tape is very durable - altho a little pricey. I also use it to label my wires. The one I've got does not work with Mac so I use it with my wife's laptop.
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:25 PM
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Anza-Borrego Desert Wildflowers

Around Borrego Springs.
Best to stop by ABDSP Hq for tips and watch the "Year in the Desert" documentary.


Stopped raining on Thursday as we headed toward Borrego Springs. nice little town...


FEELS LIKE THE OFFICE, ONLY BETTER- LOL!
Noon in Borrego Springs, at Los Jilberto's Taco Shop


COYOTE CANYON, JUST NORTH OF TOWN


ALONG DI GIORGIO ROAD


OUTSIDE ANZA-BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK HQ IN BORREGO SPRINGS.
Best to stop by there for tips and to watch "Year in the Desert" documentary.



COYOTE CANYON.
More and nicer bunches of Lupines (tall, purple flowers) as well as those that look like verbena but purple are on road from Arroyo Salado camp to Seventeen (now 21) Palms, and the Offroad Vehicle Rec area / Pumpkin Patch.




"THE SLOT" TRAIL
(The Slot | Anza-Borrego Desert State Park | Hikespeak.com)


VERBENA FIELD NORTH OF W. TRUCK HAVEN TRAIL:
Coords: N 33.313179, W 116.225565 (Google Maps)
From Borrego Springs, drive east on S22, past Rockhouse Trail.
A couple miles, there is turn-out (approx. 28-Mile marker) to West Truck Haven Trail on the north side of S22 a Coords: 33.303760, -116.258840 (Google Maps).
Go past 2 washes, watch out on north side. There is a couple of possible campsites along W Truck Haven Trail.

TOURIST-FRIENDLY FLOWER FIELD NORTH SIDE OF S22, has turn-out between mile 30 and mile 31 marker on S22: Google Maps

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Absolutely beautiful Ray!

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Nice pics, those pics got my computer racing................
You gotta get out more..............ha ha ha
I think you've been to more places this year then I have all last year
Keep on trucking dude
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Old 04-04-2019, 03:51 PM
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Transfer Case Mount Screw Cross-Threaded

I found one of the 4 bolts securing the transfer case to the mount cross-threaded, so it was not completely tightened.

I got a $17 tap and die set at Harbor Freight and cleaned the threads both on the bolt and the transfer case block. Tightened OK by hand. I haven't checked torque, yet for fear of stripping it. I may just apply Loctite Threadloc on it.

Would it have been possible for the shop that rebuilt my transmission to remove and re-install the transmission without touching the transfer case mount?

I also noticed a gap between mount metal and the cross-member (pictured below). Do you folks think it's normal?



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I found one of the 4 bolts securing the transfer case to the mount cross-threaded, so it was not completely tightened.

I got a $17 tap and die set at Harbor Freight and cleaned the threads both on the bolt and the transfer case block. Tightened OK by hand. I haven't checked torque, yet for fear of stripping it. I may just apply Loctite Threadloc on it.


Would it have been possible for the shop that rebuilt my transmission to remove and re-install the transmission without touching the transfer case mount?

I also noticed a gap between mount metal and the cross-member (pictured below). Do you folks think it's normal?



I think the space may be normal but it looks like the tranny mount is done anyhow, the crack. Check to see if the rubber is connected anymore. I found mine to be cracked and seporated. New one from NAPA is on the way

If thread lock doesn't work out try some JB weld and tap it again but I think you should be good.
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I've always left the mount attached to the trans and just removed the crossbar when doing clutches etc, so it's definitely possible to leave those bolts untouched. Seems like thy'd take them out for a full rebuild though. What went wrong with the trans to require a rebuild anyway, and at how many miles?

Gap looks normal and mount looks better than the ones that I just replaced, only because I had the engine out. They were still mostly adhered to the metal. You could try prying up on the trans off the crossbar and see if it separates but I bet it's still ok.
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