Recent content by jrou111

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    New from North AL

    Welcome. There are several AL folks here. BTW, I have a deuce for sale, but it's not bobbed. It'd be a good candidate though :D
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    Dixie Division rally

    I'll be there Sat morning in my Deuce. :jumpin: It's gonna be cold too :grin:
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    New guy from Alabama

    Welcome, I'm in Birmingham. Got a M1009 on 33x12.5x15's and a M35A2 on 46" XML's. The next closest MV meeting is at Tannehill State Park on Nov 5. Several of us will be there.
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    How do those HF tow bars hold up?

    The HF tow bar doesn't start coming apart at 5,001lbs. IIRC, the M1009 weights 5200lbs. I've used mine to move my 6,900lb F-350 around in the backyard (which is dirt and gravel BTW) before. I'd be more concerned with stopping a 5,000 (or 5,200) load with only the towing vehicle's brakes.
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    5 ton front bumper

    So I'm still curious as to how much a 5 ton bumper weights! :-?
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    Possibly gov-loc issues

    If you pull the pin all the way out the top spider gear will rotate inside the housing with the side spider gears instead of turning on the axis of the pin. It makes it difficult to get lined back up. I busted my spider gears in my gov-lock, and recently replaced the carrier with an open...
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    M1009 Brake question

    It's the hydroboost. When the motor is still cold so is the PS fluid. Since it's thicker when cold the pressure is higher in the hydroboost. Both my M1009 and my Ford do it when cold.
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    Broke an axle, now what ?

    I'm in a similar situation as the OP. I think my gov-lock is going out because when I go to turn it will lock both rear wheels and then make a popping noise when I straighten back up. I have the $ to go with a 60/14, and I just want to upgrade to a 3.08 14SF 6 lug, since I don't want to have to...
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    395 Super Singles

    I've had the tires rub the bed, but never had them contact each other. If you do it means that you've got a dogbone or some other suspension piece out of whack.
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    North Alabama Convoy for GA Rally

    I may go, and if I do it'll be Fri. through Sun. too so I may convoy if it works out. If you don't want to take I-20 you can take Hwy 78 which is a beautiful drive but about 2 hours longer from my house. (Part of it runs through downtown ATL, which would be awesome to make some noise and smoke...
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    New From Birmingham AL

    Welcome to the loony bin. I'm not too far from you in Hoover. If you need help bobbing your deuce let me know. Once you bob your deuce let me know and I'll want to see it. :D
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    More pics and fun with square tube

    Yes, we found them all. It's never buried where you have to use digging tools to find. Usually it's in a stump, or under a pile of sticks. Yeah it was a cottonmouth. You can see the tire tracks from my truck that it didn't budge when I drove by...
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    More pics and fun with square tube

    Sorry, I meant landowner's permission.
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    More pics and fun with square tube

    It's public land. But the rules for geocaching are that you can't hide a cache on private land unless you have the landowner's permission. The tree was a rotten tree that came down during a storm a few months back. There were no signs of chainsaw or axe cuts at the trunk.
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    More pics and fun with square tube

    I've been taking my M1009 out geocaching recently with some friends. It's a lot of stop-n-get out driving so I take the top off so folks can hop off the back. To make things easier for them, I welded up some square tubing to make a step that mounts to the rear shackle lift mount. It'll also come...
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