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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Post by TommyG » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:00 am

Beautiful work on the camper. I can't wait to see the finished product.
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Post by Limamikemike » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:00 pm

Awesome camper build, you have some mad skills
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Post by DamageWagon » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:52 am

Thanks guys! Camper should be done tomorrow if everything goes as planned. Done enough, at least.


A few weekends ago I took a friend and his father out to the Mojave Trail in Southern California. We had a blast. Met a nice Austrian fellow who is taking a 6 week trip to the national parks in the western US and happened to share my first name. The water crossing at the end was a little deep this year Image hearing water all along the "hull" of the truck that sounded exactly like water under a boat is an interesting feeling

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I'll post some more pictures when I get a chance. I love the Mojave, it's a very social place and a treat to get to enjoy it.

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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Post by Colibri » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:37 am

That's coming out so damn nice, good work sir :rockon:
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Post by BoldAdventure » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:46 pm

So how'd it go? Where are the pictures? Dying to see the finished camper!
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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Post by DamageWagon » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:05 am

When your trusted dirtbiking friend says "take the second water crossing with speed", and you think he means "pin it!", but he really means "take it at like 30"



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Post by Colibri » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:55 am

:jawdrop: hahahahaha holy shit! That should be a dodge sales advert
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Creative fab trussed axle. rem polished and cryoed 5.13 gears with arb lockers fr/rr
Sharadon stage 2 545rfe with 3000 stall edge converter
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Post by Bill2014 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:14 am

HYDROPLANE right across :rofl:

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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Post by DamageWagon » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:53 am

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Here is aearles taking the same line

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Post by DamageWagon » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:57 am

We had lots of fun at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Right before our friends joined us it snowed a few inches, and since we showed up on opening day some of the roads were pretty adventurous
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Post by DamageWagon » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:58 am

The view is always worth the drive at the Grand Canyon

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Post by DamageWagon » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:06 pm

Since We've had a few days to stay in one spot with our friends in Fort Collins I figured I'd share some of our Colorado fun. We made it up Cinnamon Pass and the majority of the Alpine Loop, but Engineer was closed due to landslides over the road and snow on the pass. On the drive up to Fort Collins through the Roosevelt National Forrest my girlfriend yelled "Moose!". Half of me didn't believe her and half of me really wanted to see a moose so we skidded into a pullout and we all walked back a hundred yards - low and behold, a moose! Which then saw us and started to run towards us Image until it veered off and walked through the river. Colorado rocks. ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Post by nts007 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:56 am

Nice man! That's awesome areas
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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Post by Colibri » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:36 pm

Damn! That's beautiful country, looks like a great time. I'm a little jealous sweating my ass off down here lol :rockon:
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2009 5.7 auto quadcab
Carli 3” coils deaver leafs 3” kings with 4 tube bypass rear and fr/rr hydro bumps
Howe steering pump and gear with hydraulic ram assist
Custom tube bumpers and white knuckle sliders
Creative fab trussed axle. rem polished and cryoed 5.13 gears with arb lockers fr/rr
Sharadon stage 2 545rfe with 3000 stall edge converter
Lots of other stuff lol

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Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:29 pm

Your Airstream pop-up looks awesome.
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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Post by DamageWagon » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:08 pm

With the high cost of aftermarket cooling, I'm really considering ulterior options Image
I think if I can grab some barbed fittings and brake lines a few of these and some computer fans ought to keep my oil temps in check!

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Post by DamageWagon » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:02 pm

How fun is it to replace the front axle seals? Image

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Post by Reloaderguy » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:27 pm

You have to pull the carrier.
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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:23 am

DamageWagon wrote:How fun is it to replace the front axle seals?
It's about 4-6 hours of fun! :excited:
A slightly bent housing can also cause a leaking seal. When you get it apart look straight through the axle tubes, if it's bent you'll know.
At least you've had the hubs and knuckles apart recently, so it should be easy.
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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Post by DamageWagon » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:37 pm

I invested stock in the anti-seize used to assemble the knuckles, so yeah I got that going for me. I ought to put a truss on this thing anyhow. I think when we did ball joints it's possible we nicked the deal with the shaft and it's just taken a few months to work its way out. As long as the deal doesn't go postal I'm thinking I can get quite a bit of time out of this to prep.

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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Post by DamageWagon » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:25 am

Boy I haven't updated this in a while! This is pretty late here but I started a company, Dethloff Manufacturing (dethloffmfg.com), focusing currently on functional improvements for the Ram platform. So far its been going well, and I've got a few new things rolling out hopefully next month. I owe a big thanks to MikeKey for being the impetus for me getting in gear and diving into the business and for being my first customer, and building me a pro website. Thanks!

Blah blah, nobody wants a diary so onto truck stuff! I decided the factory muffler with the resonator hacked off by angle grinder wasn't quite what I wanted so I tossed it and installed a Jones Turbine 3030XL. It slipped straight onto the factory Y-pipe and I put a turn-down on it. That caused bad drone so I had a local exhaust shop bend a tip to come out by the front spring hanger. This is the most tucked I could keep it (away from rocks) and I'm really happy with the clearance so far. The system still drones some so I just had the guy bend a J-tube I'll weld on and see if that makes it healthy. I'll add some pics soon.

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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Post by BoldAdventure » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:41 pm

:nopics:
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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Post by ghaugo » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:46 pm

Hey Damage, what tires are you running now?
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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Post by nts007 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:05 pm

Rubber ones!!! 😂😂😂😂

Bald too if I remember correctly lol
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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Post by olyelr » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:11 pm

285/75/17 toyo mt. If memory serves me right.
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