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Old 04-12-2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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Longhorn Ranch Terlingua 4/8-4/11

What a week! We hit the road Wed. morning and beat the DFW traffic and headed out for the 8+ hour drive to Terlingua for a long weekend of wheeling. All four of our rigs performed great and three out of the four broke in one way or another. The first night, Nathan's buggy broke a rear rockwell shaft, Jason's Jeep bent a center tie rod on the first trail and then Friday night, I bent/twisted a rear drive shaft. Nathan called Red River and had a rear shaft overnighted and had it put back together in time for the Friday night run. We hit lots of trails and had a great time. That new buggy is crazy, it's pretty much a point and shoot rig. Everything he aimed it at, it went up and over. The Jeep performed great and made alot of the obsticales look easy. I am asking myself why I waited so long for the one ton swap. If I couldn't crawl it, I just bumped the throttle and didn't have to worry about snapping a shaft. I thought I had cut enough out of the fenders to clear the 38's, but I was wrong. There was lots of self clearancing going on. I lost a head light, marker light and the fenders and rockers are now much narrower. I guess that's what I get for following a bunch of narrow Jeeps around all weekend. Here is a teaser for pics and video. I have close to another 100+ to get up loaded. These are just from my camera. I apologize ahead of time for some of the language from my brother on a couple of the videos.

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Old 04-12-2009, 10:41 AM   #2
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:50 AM   #3
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looks like a fun place,,,

thanks for the write-up & pic's....






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Old 04-12-2009, 12:09 PM   #4
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nice i thought that place was closed?! it was some cool lookin stuff there
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:35 PM   #5
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It's not closed. They sponsor two runs a year, April and October. Lots of nice trails and great scenery. I still have probably 300 pictures to get uploaded....
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:15 PM   #6
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Looks like fun. Now hurry up and get those pics up. lol


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I was very happy with the way the new buggy did. No real issues have surfaced yet. Only problem I had was the broken axle but it happens. Now I get to start finishing up the little details.
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man i'd like to get out there. looks like its pretty fun
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Just a 350. I honestly believe that it was tweaked before and I just happened to be one the to break it. I got the axles from a friend of mine that had a very healthy big block turning them for a short time. I am blaming it on him.
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X2, I didn't see it on a calendar anywhere.
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Here's a link to 261 pictures. I still need to get pics and video from MoneyPit's wife. http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t...0Ranch%202009/

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Some of the other carnage was a Toyota overheating, broken Toyota drive shaft and broken Toyota birfield. I'm sure there's more, but I can't remember...
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Oh man, that's a hellufa trip from anywhere in Texas! We were going to do a big water and sewer job in Lajitas a couple of years ago and the owner was going to just fly us out there and have my company truck hauled down with one of the backhoes. I sure wish that job would have panned out.
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