Gambler 500 - I guess it is time to learn about VW's

mudslayer

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I went over to tahuya yesterday and watched these guys rip around and break shit, Volvo with exhaust out the hood, t-bird with a winch mounted in the grill, all kinds of red neck shit, was pretty entertaining. Also tested out all my new high steer and components, had no issues. Even got the front end pretty high off the ground climbing ecology block in the pond, think my passenger needed clean shorts after, they have done alot of improvements as far as challenges go.
 

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I went over to tahuya yesterday and watched these guys rip around and break shit, Volvo with exhaust out the hood, t-bird with a winch mounted in the grill, all kinds of red neck shit, was pretty entertaining. Also tested out all my new high steer and components, had no issues. Even got the front end pretty high off the ground climbing ecology block in the pond, think my passenger needed clean shorts after, they have done alot of improvements as far as challenges go.



:awesomework::awesomework:
 

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adapters finally showed up... so after some lug nut trimming I was able to get the tires and wheels on today :)

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Dates been set, looks like Aug 25-26th it is. Looks like I'm switching beaters, was gonna run the caddy, but it's so damn low to the ground it scraps on every damn driveway/exit, so don't think it would do to well. I've got a 94 camry just sitting in my garage, been sitting for 2 yrs, put a battery in it and fired right up :cheer: probably gonna pull or cut fenders and put the biggest tires possible under it.
 

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Dates been set, looks like Aug 25-26th it is. Looks like I'm switching beaters, was gonna run the caddy, but it's so damn low to the ground it scraps on every damn driveway/exit, so don't think it would do to well. I've got a 94 camry just sitting in my garage, been sitting for 2 yrs, put a battery in it and fired right up :cheer: probably gonna pull or cut fenders and put the biggest tires possible under it.

I just cant do a front wheel drive... or a 4 wheel drive...
 

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been doing some work on her...

new fiberglass Baja kit
new headlights
winch mounted
side mount jerry cans
custom eyebrows

lots left to do...

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none of my business, so feel free to disregard, however, I've always had a problem with a spare tire held onto the top of a vehicle with a rope, or weak-ass ratchet strap.

I've seen a wreck once, where the tire launched like a rocket. Scary stuff.
 

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none of my business, so feel free to disregard, however, I've always had a problem with a spare tire held onto the top of a vehicle with a rope, or weak-ass ratchet strap.

I've seen a wreck once, where the tire launched like a rocket. Scary stuff.

It will eventually get a hard mount, but I was on a time crunch!
 

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... have a rebuilt tranny sitting here...

gathering parts to pull the engine, reseal the top, new clutch and all clutch accessories, all new shifter bushings and shit, and then some carb work...

Hopefully it will run and shift better for this years Gambler!
 

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... made it thru the Gambler this year...

about 510 miles from Fri to Sat night ...

about 300 of those on dirt roads and trails...

BugAPooh wasn't happy late Saturday

Camped at GamblerTown on Saturday night... headed home, and BugAPooh was using about a quart of oil every 10 miles... after about 30-40 miles in Crescent OR she said fuck you... I am not starting again...

Bought a whole new Baja just for the engine... and it also has cool wheels and a 3 rib bus trans... so cool projects ahead...

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Is there a date for 2020? Is it worth it. I’ve kind of thought about it but been disappointed that there are not really any $500 cars left in this area on CL or similar, but a couple of days remembered the $350 2wd S10 blazer I bought a year as a chassis done for a project that hasn't started yet and the wheels started turning.

I signed up for the FB group but my FB foo isn’t the greatest yet.
 

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Is there a date for 2020? Is it worth it. I’ve kind of thought about it but been disappointed that there are not really any $500 cars left in this area on CL or similar, but a couple of days remembered the $350 2wd S10 blazer I bought a year as a chassis done for a project that hasn't started yet and the wheels started turning.

I signed up for the FB group but my FB foo isn’t the greatest yet.



The 2020 OG 500 is the weekend of June 27th. The 2020 Washington Gambler is the weekend of August 15th.

It is a fucking hoot!
 
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