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tiny terror 01-04-2009 10:13 AM

tiny, cain, and Unlimited take Sarge out to the desert...
 
That's right. Unlimited, Cain and I got up extra early, met for coffee, and made our way down to the desert for Sarge's maiden voyage. Unlimited's lovely wife joined us (insuring Brian's got some good pictures).

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5199.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5205.jpg

This would have been a perfect picture had I noticed Unlimited's jeep was set up to STAND OUT!

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5206.jpg

As usual, it was beautiful down there even though we drove through some pretty lousy weather to get to the sunny skies.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5207.jpg

Sarge did great...

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5214.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5212.jpg

More pictures coming...

yjwrangler 01-04-2009 10:19 AM

wow that place looks like fun, very pretty to! i like the way the sarge looks.

afrats 01-04-2009 10:20 AM

Let me guess...the stopping for coffee was Tiny's idea? Nice pictures. Looks like fun. Wish I could drive my Jeep.

jpdocdave 01-04-2009 10:25 AM

very cool, glad to see sarge out there. had to be feel good huh ccain?

jgano23 01-04-2009 10:33 AM

wow, what a view. i'd give anything to wheel there.

tiny terror 01-04-2009 11:05 AM

The desert is gorgeous, especially this time of year. We're thinking of heading back down today for a little sight-seeing.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5229.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5233.jpg

ccain 01-04-2009 11:43 AM

Yeah, the place was breathtaking! Sorry I didn't get better pics. I have to say, the Sarge did well except for a bracket that loosened up on the trail and the fact that he started bleeding oil. Oh and don't forget that because of a motor mount that is out, he shattered part of his fan shroud. So, he's tucked away in the garage and I will start wrenching again on Monday!

All I have to say is it was a GREAT day! Thanks Mr and Mrs Unlimited! You guys rock!
What a blast we had! I can't wait to do it again!

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whiteyj 01-04-2009 12:10 PM

Looked like a great day! Congrats on getting Sarge out. A good day of wheeling followed by a few of wrenching........ahhh....the normal life....:D

tiny terror 01-04-2009 12:13 PM

The weather and time of year made for some really fantastic shots.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5220.jpg

yjwrangler 01-04-2009 02:02 PM

hey cain i like the cj7 front, it looks nice!

distortedtj 01-04-2009 02:55 PM

Pictures look amazing. I'm glad ya'll got out and had some fun. The land there is beautiful, and looks to be a great area to wheel.

Cain... round headlights. :punk:

Unlimited.... nice wreath. :cool:

Tiny....your still short. :D

4point 01-04-2009 03:19 PM

Nice pics CC,TT & U it doesn't look like it was very warm there. It was chilly up at Last Chance also.
I really like the CJ look also..........

Unlimited 01-04-2009 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 302670)
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5205.jpg

This would have been a perfect picture had I noticed Unlimited's jeep was set up to STAND OUT!

Sorry, couldn't help it........ Mine's longer! :D

What a truely awesome day it was. It was great to see the Sarge in action. You guys only get to see the pictures, but I can tell you from first hand experience that the Sarge is an awesome rig and Cain has done an exceptional job on it. When people come up to you on the trail and say how awesome your Jeep is, you know you've done something right.

Thank you again Tiny and Cain for allowing us to come along on the Sarges check out run. My wife and I had a great day in the desert with you (not to mention afterward :D) I'll post my pic's later today.

ExDementia 01-04-2009 07:15 PM

Where is that? I would definitely want to try that place out.

I'm actually heading out to Anza Borrego tomorrow, after seeing the pics from your guys adventure I had to try it. I know its short notice but anyone in San Diego is welcome to join us.:D


Nice Jeeps BTW, Sarge looks awesome.

Hey Tiny, I noticed you got a new bumper, how did you have your hi lift mounted on there before?

Unlimited 01-04-2009 09:55 PM

Here's some of my pics:

http://mysite.verizon.net/BrianBaber/CC0109_01.JPG

Sarge gets it's first taste of water on the trail.

http://mysite.verizon.net/BrianBaber/CC0109_02.jpg

The last water crossing on the trail.

http://mysite.verizon.net/BrianBaber/CC0109_03.JPG

Tiny comming out of the water.

http://mysite.verizon.net/BrianBaber/CC0109_04.jpg

Sarge and Cain "on the rocks"

http://mysite.verizon.net/BrianBaber/CC0109_05.jpg

Mrs. Unlimited watching Cain on the last section of the climb.

http://mysite.verizon.net/BrianBaber/CC0109_06.jpg

Tiny bringin' up the rear.

Unlimited 01-04-2009 10:03 PM

More:

http://mysite.verizon.net/BrianBaber/CC0109_07.jpg

Tiny having a great day.

http://mysite.verizon.net/BrianBaber/CC0109_08.jpg

The Sarge out in the desert.

http://mysite.verizon.net/BrianBaber/CC0109_09.jpg

Cain likes to keep the Sarge meticulously clean. We had to stop several times on the trail so Cain could dust the Sarge off.

http://mysite.verizon.net/BrianBaber/CC0109_10.JPG

Poser!

http://mysite.verizon.net/BrianBaber/CC0109_11.JPG

Back through the last water crossing.

http://mysite.verizon.net/BrianBaber/CC0109_12.JPG

Washing the dust off the Sarge's undercarriage.


Overall, it was an outstanding day. I can't wait to do it again!

distortedtj 01-04-2009 10:07 PM

:rofl: at cain with the duster.

The smiles on everyone's faces prove ya'll had a good time. :punk::punk::punk:

Unlimited 01-04-2009 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ExDementia (Post 302878)
Where is that? I would definitely want to try that place out.

We were in Lower Cougar Canyon. To get there you go through the town of Borrego Springs on S22. One block past the traffic circle, head north. The pavement ends a few miles north of S22. That is where the trail starts.

Scout 01-04-2009 10:36 PM

Great pics guys! I guess there are some advantages to living in Cali after all.

tiny terror 01-04-2009 10:40 PM

:D I love the wheeling here!

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5246.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5255.jpg

And Sarge was God of the Trail. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE wanted to talk to Cain about him. They stopped us when we were airing up, they stopped us when we were at lunch, it was pretty cool.

Scout 01-04-2009 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 303024)
And Sarge was God of the Trail. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE wanted to talk to Cain about him. They stopped us when we were airing up, they stopped us when we were at lunch, it was pretty cool.

I know the feeling. It's gets worse when they start asking for autographs. :crash:

distortedtj 01-04-2009 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scout (Post 303026)
I know the feeling. It's gets worse when they start asking for autographs. :crash:

OOOooooOOO hey do you think I can get.........






Cains autograph?:D

whiteyj 01-04-2009 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 303028)
OOOooooOOO hey do you think I can get.........






Cains autograph?:D

I heard it's the new give away with membership renewal for this site.:D

Scout 01-04-2009 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whiteyj (Post 303053)
I heard it's the new give away with membership renewal for this site.:D

I sent yours to your P.O. Box. :cool:

tiny terror 01-04-2009 11:21 PM

Oh, by the way, look close....... that is not a CJ grill. :D

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5229.jpg

distortedtj 01-04-2009 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 303067)
Oh, by the way, look close....... that is not a CJ grill. :D

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5229.jpg

I noticed. ;) Thats why I said "Cain... round headlights. :punk:".

He did a good job with the fitment.


Oh yeah you still look short. :p

tiny terror 01-04-2009 11:36 PM

Oh, it's a YJ grill, but that's all I'm sayin'. :D

And we went back today!!

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5313.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5310.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5292.jpg

And Mouse.... with a lil'Capt.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...llDSCN5307.jpg

distortedtj 01-04-2009 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 303074)
Oh, it's a YJ grill, but that's all I'm sayin'. :D

I couldn't began to guess what the headlights came from. :rolleyes:

ccain 01-04-2009 11:47 PM

Yeah. Mouse and tiny asked me what we should do today... It was either ride to the beach, find something cool to do around town or go down to the desert. Well, since Mouse had never been to the desert we all agreed to hop in the Jeep and ride down and show him around Fish Creek Wash and Sandstone Canyon. He LOVED it!

OK, here's the skinny on the round eyes the Sarge has now. I used the existing grille and took tons of measurements, made templates and took more measurements. I found headlight buckets that flush-mount (they are called "Bug-Eyes" and are designed to be mounted on a VW bug with a Baja Kit), found some 2 1/2 LED turn signal / parking lights on the site that start with E and ends with Bay, got some 12X18 sheet metal from Lowes and bought a couple of round sealed beams at the parts store. With template in hand I set out to cut the blanks used to cover the area where the squares were. I unbolted all the old stuff, covered the sides of the grille with my newly cut and pre-bent blanks and (get this) pop riveted the blanks in. The rivets give it a nice military feel and... Well, I tell you what... Tomorrow, after my new M151 headlight bezels come, I'll post up "close-up" pics of the whole thing.

Although it was fun to keep it a secret and see who noticed first! :D

tiny terror 01-05-2009 12:13 AM

By the way, Distorted... keep harping on me being short and I'll hello kitty you.


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