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JSQ October 16th, 2007 02:12 PM

plumbers' snorkels are old news
 
This is the new hotness.

(if you didn't already catch it on discoweb)








Mike_Rupp October 16th, 2007 02:51 PM

I'm not sure what is worse, the bumper or the rubber bands holding all of the loose junk down.

JMH October 16th, 2007 02:53 PM

Please tell me that's metal cunningly painted to look like 2x4s?

traveltoad October 16th, 2007 03:55 PM

Think of the weight savings!!

Jesus. I just read the thread. This guy is actually serious about his bumper.

marc olivares October 16th, 2007 05:44 PM

that's it, the love is officially over for me now!

anyone want to buy a 99' d1
i cant handle this new bunch of yahoos

:broken:

greghirst October 16th, 2007 09:05 PM

Let's see-

He chooses wood for his bumper for protection, has a decent-looking aluminum fuel tank plate, runs no diff guard, and it appears he has chosen to protect his rear quarters by riveting a small piece of angle iron (supported by a strip of plumber's tape bolted to the chassis) directly to them.

benlittle October 17th, 2007 01:11 PM

Oh... Dear... God.

The shitter snorkel is looking pretty sophisticated now:rofl:

Scott Brady October 17th, 2007 04:50 PM

Anyone notice the spare wood in the back...

Bumper repair in the field? :rofl:

LoneXhere October 17th, 2007 08:14 PM

"Everything fits just fine behind the rear seat."

That's got to be one of his best lines.

The plumber's tape is a nice touch.

DJ Menasco October 18th, 2007 09:20 AM

What a shame.

It seems his wheeling prowess is limited to the solid ground at low velocities. I suppose after these rebuttals (Fifth post down) he deserves a Doug Fir bumper.

The bowel movement of “recovery gear” in the back is a nice touch too. [head shake]

JSQ October 18th, 2007 10:51 AM

Either this RonC joker does no offroading whatsoever and is all talk or his corpse will be discovered shortly in some remote desert after his monstrous stupidity finally does him in Darwin style.

Eric Siepmann October 18th, 2007 10:55 AM

You should read his new rebuttals. He basically bashes the scarcity of the east coast wheeling venues andpoints out how difficult the western terrain is. He goes on to poiunt out that he really never used certain accroutrements such as a rack, lights and what not.

Doesn't make sense. Wheeling in the desert I'd want and need a rack. I'd think that lights would be an excellent addition to anyone's equipement and safety travelling overland.

He goes on to say how hard core the desert is and that no one will be able to recover your vehicle but then stupidly says he doesn't need a winch. Or a rack. Or lights.

This guy is more than clueless. :rofl:

montanablur October 18th, 2007 12:09 PM

Coming Soon:

Saran Wrap Windows

Milk Crate Seats

dchapman October 19th, 2007 09:09 AM

I think it's pretty comical. Not so much the part that he made it, but the fact he's claiming it's "nice".

Marc,
Don't be such a yuppie. On the other hand, my neighbor just got a G-Wagon and I'll admit the envy. I've already started the price shopping. I can see him drive off in it each morning from by bedroom window. I've been pole vaulting out of bed the last few days.

greghirst October 19th, 2007 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dchapman
Marc,
Don't be such a yuppie. On the other hand, my neighbor just got a G-Wagon and I'll admit the envy. I've already started the price shopping. I can see him drive off in it each morning from by bedroom window. I've been pole vaulting out of bed the last few days.


I think Harald Pietschmann may be taking offers on this if he still has it:

http://www.rubicon-trail.com/G-Class...80GE-sale.html

It's been up for sale for a long time-needs work.

parantaeyang October 21st, 2007 12:20 AM

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I love my G500 :D

jackparker October 21st, 2007 03:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JSQ
Either this RonC joker does no offroading whatsoever and is all talk or his corpse will be discovered shortly in some remote desert after his monstrous stupidity finally does him in Darwin style.


I read his thread on Muddy Oval. Wheeling alone, hundreds of miles from civilization and he doesn't usually carry gas or have a winch - a recovery strap works just fine in the desert. He also travels alone. He carries a come-along and by God he's self-recovered with that, so why spend so much on a winch when it isn't really needed?

The 'woody' bumper is just the first clue that this guy is clueless. Especially when you look through the trip archives on MO and see the write up where his recovery strap just buried him to the axles during a recovery attempt, luckily the stuck D2 had a winch.

He does sum this up nicely:
Quote:

I guess Nomar (Jeff?) is just "getting even" with me because he can hear me rolling on the floor laughing every time I see all the stuff that the VA, DC, MD, NY, NJ, PA guys have hanging on their rigs that are so unneccesary out here in NV:

Limb risers - We just don't have many trees....
Bull bars - I just can't drive fast enough to run into the antelope or horses...
Roof racks - I had one once; didn't have anything to put in it...
Lotsa lights - Did that too; never used them......

and rarely necessary:

Winches - We rarely have deep mud. Almost anything else a strap will work.
Steel front bumper - Only required if I ever got a winch...
Steel rear bumper - ? - That's been covered...

Things that I do have:

Front and rear skids - I have both but they aren't even scraped very much..
Under sill sliders - Built my own out of rectangular tubing. Work great..
- and the lift (3") and BFG ATs..

- - - - -

As far as all the trails in Virginia compared to Nevada. He's really got to be kidding! I've got 100,000 square miles to play in! He's got Rausch Creek! - - - I'm not trying to put down any of you east coast guys. Don't take any offense...But this is a totally different world.

BTW: I spent about 9 months "wheeling" in VT and NH back in 1962 in my '52 International 2 wheel drive pickup. The only thing that was ever difficult was that the snow was really deep! (I was in the US Coast Guard stationed at Groton, CT, attending Electronics Technician School)....

- - - - -

OH - Another thing: Since I have unlimited areas to wheel in, can get out onto the trails every week if I want, am no longer a teenager who has to prove how macho I am - - -
I don't have to drive off the trail to pose a wheel up on every rock..
I don't deliberately dive into the deep mud puddle when I can go around it..
I check out the large deep sand areas carefully before going in - As there is NOTHING to hook onto to get you out around here..
I don't jump dunes...
-
There is no cell phone coverage if you break it...
AAA and LR Recovery would not come and get you even if you could call out...
- If you can't get back on your own; you die here.


I need to get some lessons from him on wheeling a 2WD pickup. I have a slant-6 Dodge 2WD that won't make it up a dry fire road.....

greghirst October 21st, 2007 06:31 AM

Perhaps RonC is out to prove the process of natural selection.

DJ Menasco October 21st, 2007 11:16 AM

"This Old Defender"
 









"1994 D90 Soft Top at 80,000k, new transmission 2k ago, removable 3-piece cedar strip construction hard top, BestTop softop(needs attention at rear window zippers), bikini top, LRNA D90 roof rack with 2 rear ladders, tow package(wiring done), 2 jump seats, 7 speaker McIntosh cd/cassette system, LRNA wrap around brush bar, 2 Hella 3000's, limb risers, cedar strip center consul plate and kick plates."

dchapman October 21st, 2007 07:38 PM

I actually kind of like that D-90 top. I would not put it on my truck (if I had a 90), but the craftsmanship is really nice. I guess I can just appreciate it from a cabinet maker standpoint.

....I bet it smells like a hamster cage, though.

Eric Siepmann October 22nd, 2007 06:23 AM

I think that's a very unique top. I gues my only question would be is how would the wood react if it were hit or hit something? I have this death machin vision of splinters flying everywhere upon impact...

johnlee October 22nd, 2007 08:04 PM

That wood hardtop is nothing.

One customer drove up to the shop one day, in a white soft-top. But this one had a wooden roof rack.

Scout's honor. A wooden roof rack. It was all nailed together and shit too.

parantaeyang October 22nd, 2007 08:17 PM

something like this?

http://www.oldwoodies.com/img/uk/mor...dolph%27n1.jpg

or better yet,

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~sullivan/roofrack.html

dchapman October 22nd, 2007 09:03 PM

I tried all I could do to get a cell phone pic this evening. But, it would just not turn out at 70mph on the interstate. But, I passed a Ford Escort this evening that had a wooden roof rack. Looked like it was bolted to the fenders and covered the whole top. He had a bike on top of it. Had to have been related to RonC.

nosivad_bor October 23rd, 2007 08:04 AM

I found this one a few years ago.



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