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Midwest 2 Status/Recovery updated:(and how to send $)
Posted 26 April 2004 - 07:42 PM
Posted 26 April 2004 - 07:59 PM
Posted 26 April 2004 - 08:23 PM
Posted 26 April 2004 - 10:12 PM
Posted 26 April 2004 - 10:23 PM
would you know that we had a ball joint failure and it ripped the axle apart. luckily i found 4 of the barings under the car, one in the doj, and the last one 200 feet behind the car. we had to use subiemechs car to make a run to the hardware. i managed to put the axle back to gether, and set the ball joint. i used some steel cable to tie the ball joint up to keep it from popping out again. i saved the axle, but the boot is shot. no other damage excep for the corner of the fender got pushed in a little.
subiemechs car lost its inner fender skirt, and the sheetmatal was acting as a wing, so we had to remove it. but i brought a fender to fix all of that, so it would have come off anyway.
i told the dude in the legacy that we were taking eyesore and subiemech's car to onowa, and to send someone back to us to take us back to my car, so we can all meet at the campsite. well, no one came, and we broke down, and then had to go to the campground ourselves in subiemech to recover matt and out stuff. miscommunication? well, we are all good now.
so now we are setting off to deliver subiemechs car to his place, and to see about keeping the sedan and wagon from demoines over there.
although eyesore was very frustrated about not knowing the whereabouts of his ride, it in the end saved him t he hassle of trying to find a way to get it, same for subiemech. i pulled through what i could for these guys, i feel i have done may part as anyone has.
one more thing, in my opinion, i think these guys with the ford trucks should share some of the road expenses, being if that they never went out, and we waited a day to get our soobs, there would be little or no damage to the roads. how can the edge of a field be a roud? put up a street sign and call it one.
see you in desmoines
Posted 26 April 2004 - 10:23 PM
Are there any cars left?
Posted 26 April 2004 - 10:40 PM
Myself and my family are all back in Lincoln, safe and sound.
There was absolutly no damage to my van.
The last I saw of Matt and his Legacey, he and Kurt were still cleaning about 400 pounds of mud out of everywhere.
Last I saw of the Trashwagon, it was still sitting at the pavement end of the dirt road, with the key in it.
There were NO citations issued. The farmer/cop did not charge us for extrication, however, he said he would appreciate a "care package", since diesel and his time are not free. I think Kurt got his info for that.
And he didn't bring his CAT tractor, as it was 8 miles away...he brought a "smaller" 2WD Massey-Furguson, and it did just fine.
No one would believe how much that road dried out in just one day...it was rather amazing.
More if I think of it.
Looking forward to the next meet and great!
Oh, and Kurt left the campground a little after 5pm I think. His BRAT seems to be fine as well.
Posted 26 April 2004 - 10:48 PM
It's just a minimum maintenance road, the road grader would have to go by a couple of times, and it would be done. Dirt roads are cheap to maintain and repair, and $ would be like $200, if not covered by the regulary scheduled maintenance. Iowa is so cheap and almost bankrupt, with a budget that has been negatively "balanced" for at least 5 years with the current govenor that they have to find money any way they can, that they might try to collect every $$$ that they possibly can.
Posted 26 April 2004 - 11:01 PM
Posted 26 April 2004 - 11:05 PM
I had Shawn's BRAT running, and was able to assist the tractor. I didn't try real hard, as we didn't want to hurt the BRAT anymore.
So, as far as I know, the only one left is the guys FORD, which by now will drive out, once he fixes the power steering leak.
Posted 26 April 2004 - 11:36 PM
They were going to take a picture to send me of how messy it is.
Posted 26 April 2004 - 11:48 PM
Sorry if I freaked out here on the board, everybody.
Posted 27 April 2004 - 08:12 AM
The only person that has not been confirmed as at home and safe now is Matt with the Legacy GT. I will try to reach him as soon as I have his number again (Joy has it).
Posted 27 April 2004 - 08:56 AM
Another board member and subaru fanatic showed up Sunday at the park from Milwaukee WI, at the same time I was retrieving the parts up there.
He met some of the remaining people at the campground, then him and Shawn followed me home with my noisy tranny. John picked up some parts from me for his Brat restoration before he headed for WI....
Posted 27 April 2004 - 09:24 AM
so here's the board members who made it to the meet....
Posted 27 April 2004 - 10:04 AM
Posted 27 April 2004 - 10:23 AM
Posted 27 April 2004 - 10:35 AM
I'm glad everyone is in one piece and everything is getting resolved.
Posted 27 April 2004 - 10:49 AM
Posted 27 April 2004 - 11:15 AM
My 01 legacy sustained some decent damage.
I am pretty sure I blew at least one axel.
My inner fender liner ripped out, mud is now in places it is not supposed to be
My factory ground affects are broken on one side.
My fender is bent from the inner one ripping off and having mud pushed up into the fender area
My exhaust got messed up and is now loud.
I have a ton of squeaks that I have no idea where they are coming from
I basically ruined a new tire, the mud smoked it
I am not sure if the tranny got damaged or not, it seem to shift a lot harder now, I am going to flush it ASAP.
Again thanks to everyone that helped me, with out you, I would have been even worse off.
Posted 27 April 2004 - 11:20 AM
I am pretty sure that Ruzilla is a similar story his clutch smelled awful and he tried to pull that van out which really didn't help his.
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