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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mcmopar, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Hey Tony! Glad to have had the chance to visit with you today. Wishing you safe travels on the return trip home.
     
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  2. Tim
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    Heat index was over 110! I would bet heat played a roll in a lot of stuff today!
     
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  3. It put a hurt to this old fat guy. I'm dragging big-time this morning.
     
  4. WZ JUNK
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    I went to the staging lanes for a pass about mid afternoon and I felt like I was in an oven. I feel for those guys that were wearing a fire suit.

    John
     
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  5. Tim
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    I knew it was hot when I rolled the windows up in the 46 and just had the vent windows all open and the temp dropped 15 deg inside lol
     
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  6. Tim
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    On that note I passed tony on his way to my house to drop off some parts as we were headed the other direction so as of 10am they were north bound as far as KC!
     
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  7. woodbutcher
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    :D And the adventure continues.Safe trip home.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  8. mcmopar
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    mcmopar
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    And it continues, I thought that my truck sat to low before u should see it now. Somewhere along the line the front end came down another inch. Then in iowa we went over a bridge, heard a loud clunk and that's the sound of a rear broken shock. On the up side the jag rear has 2 on each side. Gonna limp home from Shakopee mn tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
    On the up side I bought a spare hood at the drags. Still looking g for that elusive hood ornament.[​IMG]
     
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  9. mcmopar
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    Met alot of people that I can now put a face together with a name. It was a blast and I hope to be back next year. No problems with it running like it was at the track.
    Tony
     
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  10. Budget36
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    I've seen many a shock break at the eye, but never like that.
     
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  11. Tim
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    I'll keep an eye out for a 37 dodge hood ornament, good luck with the final leg home
     
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  12. fourspd2quad
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    Hey Tony did you get the time to mount these suckers on the truck?
    IMG_3670.JPG
     
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  13. Budget36
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  14. mcmopar
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    I ran out of time before the drags to build a mount, but still plan on getting them on. I'll post a pic when I do.
    Tony
     
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  15. There are three or four bridges on 35W North of Des Moines that have terrible approaches. I've learned over the years slow down a bit and shift a few feet to one side!
     
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  16. MO_JUNK
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    I said hi at the motel Friday night. I'm glad you made it. Nice truck.
     
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  17. carryallman
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    whenever i do a new car or truck for a customer -i usually weld up a solid coil over bar ??? just in case something happens on the road ? at least a guy can cripple in somewhere or home ? usually a new shock cannot be found anywhere on the road ?? & the 1 or 2 rods dont take up too much room hidden in the car or truck somewhere !
     
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  18. mcmopar
    Joined: Nov 12, 2012
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    mcmopar
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    Made it home with the truck. Got a new shock in the back and I can drive the truck again. I figured out why the front dropped more. The bushing in the front shocks split, top and bottom. I have to call Heidts this morning to figure out why this happened.
    When I got home I got in my new truck to go get parts, and I felt like I was a new driver again. I like driving my old truck though, makes me feel like I am driving.

    carryallman, like your idea, and plan on building one.
    Tony
     
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