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About WILL E

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    1982 Jeep Cherokee
  • Location
    Mesa

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  • First Name
    Ollie
  • Experience Level
    Advanced
  • Preferred Trail Rating
    Moderate
  • About Me
    '82 Jeep Cherokee/2019 Colorado ZR2.

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  1. Got the new front shackles on and new spring bushings. A bit of a pain doing it on the garage floor but the weather wasn't too bad today to be working in the garage. My bushings were toast. The driver side rubber was almost all gone and the passenger side sleeve was so worn down it just fell out. Didn't have to press it to get it out. I haven't test driven it. As long as I have it on jackstands I figure I will replace the valve cover gaskets. With the tires off and the axle on the lowest jack stand setting it's much much easier to do work in the engine bay.
  2. I hit the trail with Charles. We got lucky with some cloud cover. A nice day to be out with the jeeps. It's gonna get hot folks!
  3. I am heading up to Ouray Colorado in July. I had a trailer arranged for my Jeep but it isn't working out. I would need to pick it up no later than July 8th and return it July 18. It's about 1000 miles round trip. I have a late model F350 diesel and have pulled my rig up to Ouray before. I would be happy to pay for the usage. And before you say 'U-Haul' my rig is too wide for a U-Haul trailer! Thanks!
  4. Assuming I have my Jeep back on the road by Sunday I am going to do one of my quick bull dog runs. \ This trail is out by Saguaro Lake so it's pretty close to town. We will keep it pretty short since it's starting to get warm. Hang out under some trees in the shade and have some snacks (I will make cheese crisps but we will keep the stop shorter than usual since it is warming up) We will enter in on 3554 and exit out Fr10 on Bush. If things are going well and it's not too hot maybe run back through 3554. A permit is required, it's $6, lasts 6 months and is specific to the Bulldog Canyon area: https://www.recreation.gov/vehiclepermits/3332401 Technical Rating: 2-3 (easy) - Great for newbies! REQUIREMENTS: A stock clearance 4x4 with a low range transfer case option, suitable front OR rear recovery point (trailer hitch is fine), stock tires. Rigs & drivers must meet all the typical state/federal legal requirements for on-highway vehicles (license, insurance, registration, seat belts, lights, etc.) $6 permit per vehicle. Each OPERATOR must have a permit, families can share a permit This is a great trail for people with little to no experience. Everyone must stay on the designated trails Radios: Not required. Ham on 462.700, CB or FRS all work for me. Trail finding is easy and we'll keep you in our mirrors. Itinerary: Meet up time will be 9:00 am at fr3554 trail head off of Usery Pass. We'll air down (optional) and chat a bit. https://www.google.com/maps/place/West+Gate+to+Bulldog+Canyon+OHV+Area/@33.505559,-111.6126836,16.25z/data=!4m9!1m2!2m1!1sbulldog+canyon+3554+entrance+map!3m5!1s0x872bbba068b5c437:0xe103b51b92f8ed81!8m2!3d33.5047988!4d-111.6172384!15sCiBidWxsZG9nIGNhbnlvbiAzNTU0IGVudHJhbmNlIG1hcJIBEG9mZl9yb2FkaW5nX2FyZWE We'll stop at least twice to enjoy the view and chat. I'll make some cheese crisps for anyone interested. At FR10 we will head North to Bush Highway exit or back out 3554. The trail is about 7 or 8 miles long to Bush. Bring the kids, the pets, Grandma. Bring something to snack on. We'll stop for a snack under the shade of some mesquite trees. Attendees: Will E (1) Charles (2)
  5. I might do a night run through Bull Dog. My eye sight is compromised so I avoid night runs if I can. But I know Bull Dog well enough I could almost do it with my good eye closed.
  6. As the weather warms up I keep it pretty simple and typically run BullDog Canyon for the umpteenth time. It's a short drive to the entrance from my house. I head in the Usary pass entrance (trail number 3554) and take that to trail 10. Then head out to the Bush Highway exit and another short drive home. I can keep the entire trip to under 2 hours if I don't stop on the trail to chat or eat lunch. It's a easy but fun trail and the scenery is great. In fact, I am going to run it this Sunday to do a bit of shake out on some work I have done to the jeep over the past few weeks. I'll post up an event. Otherwise I find it's just kinda warm to be out on the trails. I might take my other rig, a Chevy Colorado. It has working AC and isn't prone to breaking down. Working on a hot jeep in hot weather on the side of the trail doesn't appeal to me.
  7. I am replacing the main springs on the rear of the Jeep. Ran into an issue with the shackle. So while it sits on jack stands waiting for a part I replaced the air injection tubes with plugs. The AIR emissions system is complicated, finicky and its help in reducing emissions is nominal, especially now that I have a modern cat converter.
  8. I am running out of my best trail foods for you. Today we had spicy asian cocktail ribs as the appetizer . When the time comes you will enjoy them. I have about 10 things I do but I do them well. My hot dogs are Zoe approved.
  9. A nice run today. Short but sweet. We had a couple of nice chats and then relaxed under the shade of a tree and enjoyed lunch. The wind was a bit gusty but not too bad and it kept the flying pests away. I always enjoy the seat time and the company today was superb. I might try to sneak another run in before it gets too hot.
  10. Wish you were joining us. I will take some pictures of the yummies.
  11. That is the correct spot. It's between mile marker 22 and 23. As you approach the parking area there are signs warning to watch for pedestrians. There are some popular hiking trails in bulldog and across the street from the parking lot. Be a bit cautious as you roll into the parking lot. Sometimes there are dogs, kids, horses, sxs and other folks not paying attention. Although I imagine it will be a bit less busy tomorrow. I will be bringing an appetizer (unnamed because I don't want @Trail Toy to be jealous) , BBQ pork sliders and cheese crisps for everyone to enjoy during lunch.
  12. Excellent. You've been missing out on what I consider the best part of the trail! How many in your party?
  13. We will keep it pretty short since it's starting to get warm. Hang out under some trees in the shade and make lunch. I'll bring cheese crisps and some other goodies. We will enter in on 3554 and probably exit out Fr10 on Bush. If things are going well and it's not too hot maybe head out to the Wolverine exit or run back through 3554. A permit is required, it's $6, lasts 6 months and is specific to the Bulldog Canyon area: https://www.recreation.gov/vehiclepermits/3332401 Technical Rating: 2-3 (easy) if you exit off of Bush, I'd give it a 4 if we go South to Wolverine. There is one tipsy spot on the way to Wolverine going downhill that can be a little exciting. REQUIREMENTS: A stock clearance 4x4 with a low range transfer case option, suitable front OR rear recovery point (trailer hitch is fine), stock tires. (I've done this trail in a ZR2 out to Wolverine) Rigs & drivers must meet all the typical state/federal legal requirements for on-highway vehicles (license, insurance, registration, seat belts, lights, etc.) $6 permit per vehicle. Each OPERATOR must have a permit, families can share a permit This is a great trail for people with little to no experience. Everyone must stay on the designated trails Radios: Not required. Ham on 462.700, CB or FRS all work for me. Trail finding is easy and we'll keep you in our mirrors. Itinerary: Meet up time will be 10:00 am at fr3554 trail head off of Usery Pass. We'll air down (optional) and chat a bit. We'll stop at least twice to enjoy the view and chat. I'll make some cheese crisps for anyone interested in a snack when we stop for lunch. At FR10we will head North to Bush Highway exit or South to Wolverine. The trail is about 7 or 8 miles long to Bush. Wolverine is another 10 or so miles and takes another 45 or so minutes (we will stop less). Bring the kids, the pets, Grandma. Bring something for lunch. We'll stop for about an hour for lunch under the shade of some mesquite trees. Attendees Will e (1) CharlesM4 (2, sometimes three) English Al (1?) Jamine (2)
  14. Yes, above are the few advantages to an actual Carry permit. Also, no waiting period for a background check when you purchase a firearm. In Arizona you can carry concealed even without the permit. On the trail I will open carry. Just more comfortable.
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