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Squeaky Penguin's (Trip Reports) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. May 11, 2020 at 12:13 PM
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    Reh5108

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    He had a few on his gram post but not nearly enough.
     
  2. May 11, 2020 at 12:28 PM
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    Snowy

    Snowy Is neither here nor there

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    Is that a charcuterie plate!?
     
  3. May 11, 2020 at 12:29 PM
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    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    Staged you say? I bet Leo snuck up on you and took that picture.
     
  4. May 11, 2020 at 12:43 PM
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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    I would never drop a skid plate 1'' lower for reinforcement. You're eating away your ground clearance, its just not needed.

    If you wheel hard enough, skids just need replaced every now and then. Sucks, but even 1/4'' is gonna bend.
     
  5. May 11, 2020 at 1:22 PM
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    Dan8906

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    CBI sliders, ADS extend travel with compression adjuster coil overs, 9” Bilstein 5125 rear shocks, Icon Tubular UCA, Alcan custom leafs, All Pro Apex bumper and skids, NWTI rear diy bumper, 295/70/17 Cooper St Maxxs and nitro 4.88s.
    yeah your probably right.
     
  6. May 11, 2020 at 1:53 PM
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    Night Eagle

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    Enough to make it a lot of fun!
    Nope I was taking pictures of people taking pictures.

    20200509_201308.jpg
     
  7. May 11, 2020 at 1:57 PM
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    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    Now that’s the Instagram way!
     
  8. May 11, 2020 at 2:04 PM
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    Reh5108

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    Brett can't even escape the paparazzi out in the middle of nowhere. That overland life is real.
     
  9. May 11, 2020 at 2:24 PM
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    Digiratus

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    Yeah... you're doing it right. :101010:
     
  10. May 11, 2020 at 5:15 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    I haven't had AP skids in years. Make your own. Don't lower them. You can add gussets in strategic locations and make them way stronger the the AP skids and not loose clearance.

    Hey man, it was my first time. I'm trying.

    Yeah buddy! Only the fanciest for us overlanders. :rofl:

    IMG_20200510_130608_01.jpg
     
  11. May 11, 2020 at 5:23 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    OK - actual truck stuff.

    -I have a nasty vibe above 70mph. Guessing driveshaft related. Going to replace the carrier bearing, check my ujoints, and maybe swap in my spare rear half.
    -Cruise doesn't work. Need to look into that.
    -And the bed mounts I tried to fix completely imploded. Going to need to pull the bed and attempt to fix it properly. :annoyed:

    Maybe I should get one of these instead.

    IMG_20200508_201432.jpg
     
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  12. May 11, 2020 at 5:27 PM
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    Wishbone Runner Because 4R

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  13. May 11, 2020 at 5:30 PM
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    Easy test to see if it fixed the cruise. Lift the pedal all the way up. Might not be contacting the clutch cancel switch.
     
  14. May 11, 2020 at 6:51 PM
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    Night Eagle

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    Enough to make it a lot of fun!
    He did that during the trip and that didnt seem to be the problem.
     
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  15. May 11, 2020 at 7:43 PM
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    Reh5108

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    Did your welds fail or the rivets?
     
  16. May 12, 2020 at 4:45 AM
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    Im diggin the GCI chair, wish mine had kings! :D
     
  17. May 12, 2020 at 7:16 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Mainly it's just cracking everywhere and collapsing now. Front of the bed is like 1/4" lower than the cab. I think at least one of the welds failed. Rivets seem to be holding, but didn't check the passenger side.

    I have a plan to hopefully fix it, just not looking forward to pulling the camper and bed off.

    I love that chair! Camp rocking chair FTW.
     
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  18. May 12, 2020 at 7:18 AM
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    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    Second this. Camp rocking chair is amazing.
     
  19. May 12, 2020 at 8:30 AM
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    Well this thread has officially jumped the shark....unsubbed :luvya:
     
  20. May 12, 2020 at 9:14 AM
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    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    Yep, there will be thousands of instagrammers in this thread shortly.
     
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