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    Posted: 12 Mar. 2019 at 7:41am
Originally posted by hotrod59 hotrod59 wrote:

That looks like a lot of fun. At least until clean up time.

Boy Hot Rod....I so agree...ran roundy rounds for years in the dirt...same stuff every weekend scraping and hosing stuff off...but yes it does look like fun...I love the background views too...no people around...Ben, please keep posting...

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That looks like a lot of fun. At least until clean up time.
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Like exploring the Moon....great pics, thanks for sharing.
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Flatfender Saturday!!Clap
Started the day by checking the oil in the t-case.....
Good thing I checked... it was low. 

For this adventure we drove about 6 miles of County Road before hitting the Dirt and locking the hubs in for some desert exploring. 

I figured we would run into a little mud.
But.... we found aaalot of mud LOL




It literally took 20 minutes of spinning and sliding around to Conquer this hill!!!
I was impressed with my 3B,I worked it hard standing on the throttle in 2nd gear low range!!!
I was really stubborn and wouldn’t give up. 
I kept thinking(As I moved a few feet at a time) I’m almost to the top!!!!


Another motivator for making it to the top,was Dad would then have to try...... and with my superior horse power!! Yah I have 
a hurricane f-134 Big smile  We’re talking 72hp!!!!LOL
I was ready for him to have some trouble!

His L-134 go devil 60hp never missed a beat!!
 He came right up that muddy hill and just to show off he was using his overdrive to split gears as he went!!






Let the mud fly!!!
Oh man it’s getting hard to see....
 Time to use the ice...rrr mud scraper!!!

Kinda glad I never put a new windshield in this jeep, or I might’ve been worried about scratching it.LOL 

 I wanted to make a full loop without having to backtrack but the further we went the more snow and mud we ran into!! pretty soon dad‘s voice of reason made us turn around.
That and he only had 60hpWink 



Unlock the hubs adventure completed. 

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The drawbar makes a handy anvil Clap


I noticed after running a lot in the mud it’s a good idea to clean out the hose gaurds...

If the mud ever dries up I will also clean out the floor boards!LOL

The wheel wells are self cleaning.....
When the mud builds up enough the tire touches it and knocks it loose!


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Originally posted by 64CJ5 64CJ5 wrote:

That big sage is good protection for cows and other critters when a cold wind is blowing.  

Very true 
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Originally posted by otto otto wrote:

Is all this fencing to keep things in or out?

Yes..

Mostly just keep ours inLOL
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That big sage is good protection for cows and other critters when a cold wind is blowing.  
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Is all this fencing to keep things in or out?
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I call this the point and shoot method for clearing a fence line

Step 1
Point the jeep towards your next cross brace.

Step 2
Drive through the brush!
A few passes are needed to bust a good trail....
(For step 2 its best if your not worried about your paint!)

Step 3
Have your assistant drive the Jeep while you hook a chain onto the big ones. 

When you have a clear trail the funs over now you have to build fence. 


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I ended up dragging the corner posts in because of the rough  terrain and narrow trail!


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Desert damage!!!
There was a little more than desert pin stripes added to desert Dog today!!
Later the sage managed to remove the gas cap... still haven’t found it. Stole the cap off bulldog jeep for now. 
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Love that background scene too....you should frame this picture...

Originally posted by Flatfender Ben Flatfender Ben wrote:

Fence building made easier with the help of the old universal Willys Jeep Big smile


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Fence building made easier with the help of the old universal Willys Jeep Big smile


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That's funny LOL
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Desert Dog is the only Flatfender I own that the fuel gauge works....and I ran out!!!

Yep the needle was on E!!!
My wife walked back to the shop and brought me some gas in her JeepEmbarrassed
While I pounded some steel posts. 

My wife is AWESOME Big smile



Edited by Flatfender Ben - 14 Feb. 2019 at 10:20pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb. 2019 at 8:02am
That looks like a lot of fun great to see
What all those jeeps can do
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