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NWWO Mid Summer Run August 2-4, Evans Creek ORV Park

Nw washington offroad Offroad Wheeling mid Summer Run Hatch Patrol

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#126 Gloyale

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:45 AM

The Jeep guys pulled over and let us pass because they did take our advice (I assume) and turned around and went back down.

Yes, the jeep guys pulled over in a poor spot, but I dont think they could have done it any where else considering most were stock with clueless drivers.

All they did was slow us down really.

 

They didn't pull over.  they stopped IN the trail, and made us go around them on a "bonus" line......the hardest possible passage in that section.  I wish I had realized they were in the trail before we tried to get Austin up that section. 

 

I would have told them to move.  Hell I'd have taken there damn keys and moved there F#$@in Jeeps myself.  There was no reason for Austin to have to try that crazy line except for those NOOBS in there brand new JEEPS having no business being out there. 

 

The real slap in the face is when we overheard them bitchin about how the Soobs held them up. Yeah right, we held them up from running home to cry to mommy perhaps.

 

Here's a pic from above of the massive Cluster of Heeps parked in the trail, making us go around.  Rob I don't think you saw the actual trail, the jeeps were already parked on it.

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Here is what the trail actually looked like.  With a bewildered Jeep Noob onlooking in confusion.  Once we got the jeeps to move we found the actual trail to be EASY in this spot.  Austin, and everone else could have easily made this section.  Admitedly, the Legacy with the Viscous center diff was the weakest wheeler....but in honesty he made it just as far as all those Jeeps and could have made it further if they had not been parked on the trail. 

 

In fairness, some of the best soobs had trouble in some of the same spots as those heeps.....NOT.  Here's Jesse momentarily stopped on the same stump as the orange jeep.

 

 

I did eventually continue the rest of the way up and around the 520......by my self since the rest of the group split and went back, and the Guys ahead of me had been gone for an hour once we got all the damn jeeps outta the way and the broken soobs turned around.

 

Check out my photobucket for all my pics.......not many action shots but it's documentation.


Edited by Gloyale, 05 August 2013 - 04:17 PM.


#127 Gloyale

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:41 PM

Here's a good one to remember your awesome Hatch and the fun you had with it.

 



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:33 PM

Heres my EC pictures.I had some action shots but the camera's settings were off so they all came out blurry.

http://s109.photobuc...w=recent&page=1

 

and here is what my car looks like now.

http://s109.photobuc...h?sort=3&page=1

the impact was just off center on the passenger side,but both doors were jammed shut.The lift "subframe" was pretty much destroyed up until the rear most blocks. the 2x3X.125 box channel that I welded in for the lower radiator support crushed in and hit the transmission with not only enough force to break the bellhousing but to shift the transmission so much that the drive shaft was ripped out.The front suspension is all intertwined so it will take a cutting torch to get the front diff/axles out.

 

If the doors wern't jammed shut I might be tempted to make a tube front and just hang some body panels off the tube,but even the passenger compartment got shorter by 1-2",the passenger side has a 1" gap above the door window..

 

 

Anybody have a hatch sheel thats reasonably straight?


Edited by Uberoo, 05 August 2013 - 05:34 PM.


#129 Gloyale

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:03 PM

Wow. 

 

Good thing it hit the tree really.  Looks like there is a building just a few hundred feet from where it hit.

 

Looks like if a passenger had been in it they would have walked away......provided they were wearing a seatbelt.



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:45 PM

That was also without an engine.With an engine everything would have been pushed back even further.

 

the right front tire got pushed back atleast 6 inches, and the tire is entirely out of the body work.I'm debating on cutting out all the sheetmetal and welding in some tubes just to hang fenders off and stuff.If I could even open any of the doors.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:55 PM

pics are worth a thousand words.......

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:27 PM

Holy crap Robert.  That is insane.  Too bad to that I didn't get to see that thing run.

 

Good luck with what you can salvage!



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:26 PM

Uberoo, sorry bout the mishap, glad no body got hurt, if the windshields good, not cracked if it was me I would straighten it as good as I could , chop some of the front  off and build it back up with tubing, easier then you think , get anew hood and fenders and the sheet metal will help you line it all back up, I used to work in a Autobody shop



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:20 AM

Holy crap man! That sucks bad! Good thing no one was hurt. I say tube the front and put her back together.

 

The weekend was great though! Monstaru and I did some riding on Friday and saved camp sites for the group. We headed into the trails sat morning with 8 subies 1 heep and 1 yota. Had some problems with the "city heeps" blocking the trail, but still got some good wheelin in for the day. Sunday morning for a final run I led Uberoo and Gloyale up upper 311 for a great end to the weekend.  As always it was great to see everyone and meet/wheel with a couple new faces. And it was great that the Hatch Patrol guys made it up for some good wheelin Saturday morning.

 

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:21 AM

OK whats the Damage Count?

 

EJ A- Arm, what else?



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:22 AM

Holy crap man! That sucks bad! Good thing no one was hurt. I say tube the front and put her back together.

 

The weekend was great though! Monstaru and I did some riding on Friday and saved camp sites for the group. We headed into the trails sat morning with 8 subies 1 heep and 1 yota. Had some problems with the "city heeps" blocking the trail, but still got some good wheelin in for the day. Sunday morning for a final run I led Uberoo and Gloyale up upper 311 for a great end to the weekend.  As always it was great to see everyone and meet/wheel with a couple new faces. And it was great that the Hatch Patrol guys made it up for some good wheelin Saturday morning.

 

Jesse

So get to posting some of those pics I know you took!!



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:08 AM

OK whats the Damage Count?

 

EJ A- Arm, what else?

I blew a stub axle and kept having to adjust my clutch,Butters broke the carrier bearing,an EA82 blew a stub axle,and the other EA81 hatch blew a front axle on to road to EC.For the life of me I can't remember their names,but they will probably be along shortly.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:17 PM

Uberoo, sorry bout the mishap, glad no body got hurt, if the windshields good, not cracked if it was me I would straighten it as good as I could , chop some of the front  off and build it back up with tubing, easier then you think , get anew hood and fenders and the sheet metal will help you line it all back up, I used to work in a Autobody shop

I think this shell is done.It kinked the roof at the passenger side B pillar and created a gap above the window big enough to fit my hand through.It did crack the windshield.the frame rail/strut tower on the passenger side is destroyed.It even destroyed the 1/4" steel lift block.the driver side strut tower might be still intact, but in front of the strut tower is caved in.

 

I don't know how I could straighten out the cab/passenger compartment to unjam the doors or even fix the kink in the roof.I am going to run some errands today and after I get done I will remove the hood,bumper, and fenders and see what I can do to pull out the driver's side to the point I can open the door and get all my stuff out.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:24 PM

OK whats the Damage Count?

 

EJ A- Arm, what else?

 

I took on some pretty good body dents, otherwise no breakage for me.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 01:10 AM

I broke a diff stub, an axle shaft and a crappy spare doj. My car and a few others have some new trail scars. :D



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:30 PM

so I pulled the hood to get a better look at the frame rails...



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:35 AM

I guess one good thing came out of this, your welds held........  Like I said in that PM Ill keep looking for a hatch around here for ya!!!

 

Hang in there..............

 

 

 

 

Jeff


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