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Midwest Subaru Meet-April 24th and 25th starts 24th at 11AM
Posted 25 April 2004 - 05:32 PM
Glad to hear a good time was had by all, would have been fun to watch.
Posted 25 April 2004 - 06:41 PM
milesfox-trashwagon6; shawnw; mcbrat; unknown from des moines; eyesore-eyesore:
?; vicroo-drtygrl; subiemech85-trashwagon7; dave valiant; ?;
:dave valiant; ?; ?; I don't know everyone's names
It was fun!!
the above is a description of the pics I tried to upload
Posted 25 April 2004 - 07:07 PM
Posted 25 April 2004 - 09:16 PM
Posted 25 April 2004 - 09:19 PM
We have the possibility of HUGE trouble here as the county may bill us for the damage to the road. No word on that. Along with the prospect of an ungodly amount of money that it may cost to retrieve the vehicles.
After we all got stuck I decided to hitch a ride back to Joy's parents house with my parents and stay the night there and drive her Honda CRV back to have a vehicle to drive all the stuck people around in and try to make a plan.
At this point the plan is to wait for the weather and the farmers to align with one another and pray for an inexpensive way out of the Gumbo road for our Vehicles.
This will go down as the most memorable Subaru event IN HISTORY.
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO MCBRAT FOR GETTING HOME UNDER HIS OWN POWER. LSD got him home this time the right front and left rear axles are both destroyed along with the transmission.
The awards for the meet were never presented. I am hoping to make some for everyone. Im also hoping to talk Mick into making additional decals to add to the existing ones for those of us that "suffered" thru this meet. A SURVIVOR sticker to add will probably be just the ticket.
I was having a very nice time with everyone until the disaster unfolded and thank everyone for coming and congratulate all of you that made it home.
Posted 25 April 2004 - 09:31 PM
Posted 25 April 2004 - 09:34 PM
Everyone involved really has pulled together very well just gotta get thru the rest of this week and see what unfolds.
Posted 25 April 2004 - 09:40 PM
Posted 25 April 2004 - 10:48 PM
Posted 25 April 2004 - 11:03 PM
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Both are lowercase. This album is only for the East Coast Subaru Show pix, not just of people getting stuck but of all the fun that was had as well
Posted 25 April 2004 - 11:09 PM
Posted 25 April 2004 - 11:15 PM
EVERYONE: If anybody sees or talks to Kurt before I do, I have his clean shoes here in Iowa City. :-\ Kurt's cell phone was completely dead I believe.
Posted 25 April 2004 - 11:16 PM
my right front axle finally gave out totally as we were leaving the county, and I had the fuel pump die on me twice, and the left rear axle either give up, or just pretend. straight roads helped a lot. actually was a lot smoother once the front axle totally gave out...
then the rear one was acting up. "jumping around" is how Shawn described it as he followed me, and the rattling in the trans got worse and worse. it's extremely loud right now... and many pops and cracks as it moves....
I have some pics. will try to get a page up tomorrow of them.....
no close ups of the mud though.
Tim and I both tried to get turned around to help out RedLance in the Van, but I got stuck turning around, and fried my clutch, then I finally got free, and got to the van where Tim already had him hooked up, and started to pull him. there was no way I could get turned around again, so I crawled out the way we came in, and went to the other end where the other 3 came out...
I think there is 9 from our group stuck yet (4 got out) and one of the would be rescuers in a big truck blew something too, and his rig is stuck out there....
Posted 25 April 2004 - 11:30 PM
The stories sound like it was nuts!!! NOBODY shot video of it??? I'm SOOOO jealous you guys got to get into some crazy stuff like that.
Are any of you guys locked/welded in the rear? I'm telling you, it makes the lsd seem like an open diff. . . I've come to believe.
Was anybody wearing swampers? Come-alongs and winches? Jacks, shovels? You know the Hatch Patrol (probably mostly me) is gonna give the group some smack for not bringing recovery stuff.
God I gotta see what got so many Soobs stuck!!
Posted 25 April 2004 - 11:44 PM
Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:34 AM
I know Tim and Mick are prepared for just about anything trail wise. Hope to see pics and hear that all get out OK.
Posted 26 April 2004 - 06:49 AM
Could've been one of them stuck out there myself. Was wanting to go, just didn't have the time. Darn it!~!~!
That "mud" sounds like some really nasty wet clay. Got a few places around here with it. When wet, it's just plain mean stuff, and it dries up like concrete.
I'm pulling for those still caught in the goo. To bad it's so far away, (10+ hour drive), got a John Deere 544D Load-All at my disposal. That should get them out. Just no-way to get it there.
Good luck, Guys!!!!!!
Posted 26 April 2004 - 07:06 AM
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