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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 01:42 AM
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So I took owr baja bug out into the desert near Surprise today as we do a few times a month. We were having a ball, sliding around corners, pegging out the motor, and just tearing it up.
After 45 minutes or so, I was going down this dirt trail when I came upon lot's of junk dumped in the desert. While passing trough this area, I was coming up on a 5 gallon water heater, I meant to send it out of my way buy clipping it with the left front tire, well that was the plan anyway. The water heater actally rolled under the front of the car, I rolled over it, and then it jammed up in the left rear tire, between the header and the valve cover.
We pryed it out, and noticed that it broke the valve cover vent ferrule off, and smashed the header pipe closed. I was quite a way out, but managed to make it home ok. My son who is my partner in the car, cut me no slack!
I told him it is all repairable, and I purchased, and ordered the new parts today. I am pleading old age on this one and I just have to say, that if people wouldn't use our beatiful desert as a dump, this would have never happened!

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ouch that sucks. Good story though. At least yur baja is up and running and not in yur garage gutted and the engine in the basement!


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ouch that sucks. Good story though. At least yur baja is up and running and not in yur garage gutted and the engine in the basement!


are you reffering to me???????? Laughing



too bad about the damage. we will let it go this time. Wink

it is sad though, when people use our great desert to dump their junk Evil or Very Mad


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ouch that sucks. Good story though. At least yur baja is up and running and not in yur garage gutted and the engine in the basement!


are you reffering to me???????? Laughing



too bad about the damage. we will let it go this time. Wink

it is sad though, when people use our great desert to dump their junk Evil or Very Mad

ironiclly i was referring to me, lol. The place where i will do most my ofroading is in the city actually, a nice place. small, but ogod enuf for a bug, especially since its 5 minutes away. Its where we filmed that baja video. There is all sorts of garbage there all the time, people always leave stuff there, I even found a fridge! No, to top that there is about 5 cars there too. Some of them have pieces worth salvaging too. Nothing is in the way too much, except for the car on one of the jumps Rolling Eyes and it kinda gives it character Smile


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billy, do you have a skid plate on your baja ? if not build one or buy one .... Wink

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Like 1fasthoe said^^^

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I meant to send it out of my way buy clipping it with the left front tire, well that was the plan anyway.

and maybe a cow catcher on the front too! Wink

luckily nothing major or too exspensive got hurt. Cool


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ouch that sucks. Good story though. At least yur baja is up and running and not in yur garage gutted and the engine in the basement!


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too bad about the damage. we will let it go this time. Wink

it is sad though, when people use our great desert to dump their junk Evil or Very Mad

ironiclly i was referring to me, lol.


mines been without motor since october....


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I have a skidplate, just havent put it on yet, not quite ready. Theres a whole stack of parts I haven't put on yet that i need to, haha


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How old is your son?


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My son is thirty, and oddly enough, I bought the parts from you yesterday!

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My son is thirty, and oddly enough, I bought the parts from you yesterday!

lol Cool

My youngest is 13 and he blaims me for just about everything.


Thanks for the order.


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I live at 183rd and Bell. Happy Motoring.


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Hey lets set up something with all us west side guys. Maybe a desert play day or get together? Of course those east side guys could come too.


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