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Old 05/02/21, 07:09 PM   #16
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But weren’t u having FUN !
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Old 05/02/21, 07:37 PM   #17
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Cactus & large boulders: 2

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How did the humans do?
No injuries. Bronco actually drove out of the boulders and back to town after a tire change. Chase truck met them coming down the course but it was doing ok by itself so we just let them drive it.

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Old 05/03/21, 06:54 AM   #18
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Glad to hear everyone was OK! Did it stuff the tires into the back of the wheel wells? Reminds me of a common problem with Mini-bikes, They call them "High Speed Forks"
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Old 05/03/21, 09:26 AM   #19
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Glad to hear everyone was OK! Did it stuff the tires into the back of the wheel wells? Reminds me of a common problem with Mini-bikes, They call them "High Speed Forks"
Oh yes it did.
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'74 beater, 5.0 mustang EFI, C4, PS, front discs, twin sticks, 3.5" susp/1" body, 33's, 4.11's, ARBs, Hickey Sidewinder, cobra hydroboost

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Old 05/03/21, 09:45 AM   #20
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Looks like you stuffed your drive shaft too. going to cost you some shop time tearing down the dana 44 and the dana 20.

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Looks like you stuffed your drive shaft too. going to cost you some shop time tearing down the dana 44 and the dana 20.
Driveshaft is a little bent but after a new track bar bolt and radius arm tweaks it completed the last 450 miles of the race.
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'74 beater, 5.0 mustang EFI, C4, PS, front discs, twin sticks, 3.5" susp/1" body, 33's, 4.11's, ARBs, Hickey Sidewinder, cobra hydroboost

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Old 05/03/21, 01:06 PM   #22
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Surprised compression didn't peen the bearings. but if it lasted 450 miles should last a while longer.

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Old 05/03/21, 01:08 PM   #23
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Makes you wonder what would have happened if the arms hadn't worked as a crumple zone so to speak.

Glad everyone was ok and able to finish.

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Old 05/03/21, 03:40 PM   #24
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suprized it didn't rip the rear mount on the frame that hold the arms. i never thought much of them.

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Old 05/03/21, 05:10 PM   #25
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Theres gotta be a easier way to shorten your wheelbase ,,,,,
Comment of the year! Thanks for the laugh.

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Old 05/03/21, 08:48 PM   #26
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When we went past I thought they’d have to lift it out with a helicopter. Couldn’t believe it when Phil told me Chris drove it out. Excellent perseverance by Team Greenwood!!


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Old 05/04/21, 03:59 PM   #28
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That's some gnarly shit. Wow. Glad everyone is okay and still having fun in Broncos when not hitting the mall.
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I think i exceeded the heim joint angle when the tires stuffed, well it's obvious I did. The bolt was an f9 bolt and broke and didn't bend. Not sure a bend would have been any better as it was a clean break and after a cutting torch and some clean up it was a straight forward fix. I happened to buy some things in two's and had another F9 bolt for the track bar on-hand which came in handy.

Unbelievably, the track bar heim on the axle side was still good, as was the johnny joint and mount on the frame side. The misalignment spacers were also ok, but replaced them as a precaution.

I will of course be pulling the front end completely apart and inspecting everything and probably replace all the joints.

As Viper said, we made it to the finish line, this is a few miles before the finish.

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About the only thing as tough as Broncos is some of their drivers. Congrats on persevering and making it to the finish. Glad y’all made it home safe. That is an awesome pic!
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