Lincomb October 6th,7th Weekend,

TonyS May 14, 2012

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  1. ModelMakerMan

    ModelMakerMan Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Ah now I see what you guys were saying about that hole, cant believe I just drive through it a couple of hours after that with 2 Explorer Scouts in the car! Whoops! :shifty:
     

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  2. silvercruiser

    silvercruiser Well-Known Member

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    Very nice pics, and i do like the Gazebo infront of the tent idea.


    Joe
     
  3. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member Guru I am in australia

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    Great pics Steven. :clap:

    If i get chance later I will stick mine up. :thumbup:
     
  4. revs4x4

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    great pics there :thumbup: looks like everyone had fun. Gotta try and make it next time...
     
  5. TonyP

    TonyP Super Moderator Supporter I am in uk

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    Love the pics of Lil' Blue on the rock section :clap: Was a good weekend indeed, hopefully buy the next one I will have LC to play in :violin:
     
  6. BIG clean GREEN

    BIG clean GREEN Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys, what a great weekend, Thanks to all of you especially Chris for letting me ride shot gun and also to Tony and the scout group for the grub :text-bravo:It tugged on my heart strings to see all those cruisers and not having one of my own any more, but sh#t happens and maybe just maybe one day.............
    Anyway here's a few pictures I took and I hope they appear ok on the thread as it's the first time I've used my iphone for posting pics !!!


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  7. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member Guru I am in australia

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    Saturday morning after Tony's briefing I headed straight for the new extreme section! :icon-twisted:

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    First impression was that it looked crazy, and that panel damage was almost inevitable. :shock: :think: :clap:

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    So I decided to go for it! :dance:

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    I managed to cross the 2 ditches without any waffles. Just let the lockers and 37"s pull me across.

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    Had to use waffles on the section with all the boulders.

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    Used the highlift jack a fair bit to get waffles positioned under wheels.

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    Chris was next to have a go in his huge 80.

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    Unfortunately he got a little bit hung up on some rocks.

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    So out with the winch.

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    The boulder he tried winching off just got pulled forward.

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    So we hooked the winch line to the back of my 70, and he was soon free from the rocks. :clap:

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    Headed over the woods next for a play.

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    Stupidly i decided to try and drive through the biggest, muddiest hole i could find! :doh:

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    First i tried to winch myself out.

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    But my winch packed up. :icon-cry:

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    So Chris kindly offered to winch me out.

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    Because he was being dragged towards me, he hooked his front winch rope around a tree.
    He started winching and snapped his winch rope that was anchoring him to the tree. :shock:

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    Decided to dig some of the mud out from in front of the wheels.

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    Steven turned up and also offered to help. So he anchored his truck to a tree and tried winching me out. But even with using a snatch block, he couldnt get my truck to move. :doh:

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    So finally we anchored Chris's and Steven's trucks to trees, and they both winched with a snatch block, and finally got me out. :clap:

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    Once i was out i realised id got a flat tyre. :doh:

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    So we tried blasting it back on the rim, as id broken the bead.

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    Couldnt do it with it on the truck, so we took it off and did it.

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    With the tyre back on I limped back to camp.

    Being stuck in that muddy hole for over an hour with my engine running did a lot of damage. :icon-cry:

    Winch solenoids now faulty.
    1 blown front CV.
    Electric rad seized solid and almost caught fire.
    Alternator completely full of mud and sand, after stripping, cleaning and re-building it, it now seems to be over charging at times.
    Radiator clogged full of mud and sand, and with no fan to keep it cool, truck starts over heating
    above 40mph.
    1 flat tyre.
    drawers and interior full of mud and sand.

    The chassis was full of sand afterwards as are all the doors. :thumbdown:

    Had i not driven into that hole, i would have gone looking for more punches as i still needed 12.
    Might not have come 4th then. :?

    Despite the state my truck is in, was still an awesome weekend! :dance: :clap:

    Sunday morning after trying to fix my alternator and cleaning my rad out, I went and helped Trev drive Lil Blue across the rocks on the extreme section. :icon-biggrin:

    Trev did an excellent job of driving and didnt sustain any damage! :clap:

    Interesting that both the SWB 70 and SWB 90 both drove it without needing to use their winches. :think:

    Maybe SWB's are better. :whistle:
     

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  8. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

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    I think you needed a hydraulic winch to get you out:whistle:
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  9. Jon Wildsmith

    Jon Wildsmith Super Moderator Supporter Guru I am in england

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    or a 12k winch pulling you :whistle:
     
  10. ram

    ram Well-Known Member

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    A huge thankyou to TonyS,Ian and the rest of the crew to make this a fantastic weekend,it was really nice to see so many cruiser in one place, specially after attending the Adventure overland show and to see field after field of LR's, it was really depressing.
    Thanks karl to let me ride shotgun through the extreme section,it was indeed an eye opener.
    The food was very tasty i hope the scouts raised enough dosh to make it worth their while.
    It was nice to meet new and old friends and put some more faces to names(or the other way around).Chad i'm glad you cleared the air it's either the name or the face i get all the time.
    roll on the next one, can't wait.
    ram
     
  11. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Not really, just one that works would have been enough.

    In the end it was a single line 9.5 that got him out. Problem was the angle of pull, it was so steep that effectively we were trying to pull him through the bank. Not that he was actually embedded. But when I snapped my front rope, obviously I just started sliding back down the hill toward him.

    Chris
     
  12. Graham

    Graham Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    So really, just like you said Chris, it's all down to the sharp angle that you were all trying to pull him up against. Gra.
     
  13. AndyCook

    AndyCook Well-Known Member I am in scotland

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    Looks like it was an excellent weekend! some great photos - thanks for sharing, that boulder section looked pretty extreme. hope you get the 70 fixed up quickly Ben, that mud hole looks very nasty. I wish lincomb was a bit closer to Aberdeen!!!
     
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  14. TonyS

    TonyS Well-Known Member

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    All cleared away now, found 3 of the 4 punches, just need no8 now if anyone recalls.

    Shall I try to get a mention in 4x4 magazine? Nigel, the editor has been here a few times now, so will possibly be able to get a part page.

    So any awesome pics send to me at [email protected]. Only one or two though, full res.

    Cheers,

    Tony.
     
  15. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member Guru I am in australia

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    How do you work that out? :icon-confused:

    You used your rear winch, and Steven used his winch with a snatch block. :think:

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  16. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Actually Ben you are wrong there. In fact, my winch was pulling you and Steve's which which wasn't really working very well (at all really) was stopping you going back in. When my front line snapped it was actually still pulling you. Neither of my winches ever stopped pulling. But once I lost the front anchor, clearly I started to reel myself back in toward you. What was happening was that I was pulling all the time and Steve's winch was taking up the slack, adding some pull but not much, once you were moving, it was me that actually pulled you up and out. Steve had a double line pull so his rope was only half the speed of mine. As you were in your cab, I am not sure how you'd know quite what was happening up top

    No you are very welcome - I am sure I can afford a new winch rope. Maybe I just leave you in the next hole I find you in? Hmm? :icon-wink:

    Chris
     
  17. iwan_t24

    iwan_t24 Well-Known Member I am in wales

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    The 60 has the unfortunate fact that the springs are under the axle and each time it tried it was ploughing trenches with its springs! Dont forget it is the grandad there!! With out a 60 there wouldnt be an 80!:icon-cool:
     
  18. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Absolutely right. But that aside you still did darn well getting as far as you did up that one. There is a very tricky section just on that bend which has stopped many before you. Remember I have a daft 80, so it's hardly a fair comparison. Great to see a couple of 60s this weekend. Not sure we've had any before - have we?

    Chris
     
  19. Jon Wildsmith

    Jon Wildsmith Super Moderator Supporter Guru I am in england

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    We have had (a?) 60 attend before, can't remember who it was though :think:
     
  20. Trevor

    Trevor Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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