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  1. Dakota Houligans

    Camping with kids

    Sounds a lot like my little boy. At 2 years old he gives his Mom about 6 heart attacks a day. our daughter was always more cautious. She was fairly confident something was not going to end with her bleeding before she'd try it. But not my Boy he is more like "hold my sippie cup and watch...
  2. Dakota Houligans

    Dana 44 Spider Gears - Damaged

    No problem. Hope they get you taken care of painlessly.
  3. Dakota Houligans

    Camping with kids

    Have them help you do things around camp. You'd be surprised how much they pick up on. All of our kids have been camping since about 2 to 3 months old. They help gather kindling and carry firewood. My daughter can set up a fire and maintain it. She has for years. Don't bring out...
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    Preferred way to cook?

    Primarily cook by fire with various cast iron pans. When needed we have an old coleman stove for when quick meals are needed.
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    Dana 44 Spider Gears - Damaged

    Needs to be thoroughly inspected to make sure the bearings and ring and pinion are undamaged. But, I'd agree that it doesn't look to be abuse. very little wear or damage is visible other than the missing pieces. Check on the warranty. If they won't take care of it. Find a shop that does...
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    Cutting down road noise....

    I don't have it back on the road yet. But after banging on the sides after the lizard skin the tinny and echo are almost completely gone. I also sprayed some between the 2 layers of the roof when I had it open.
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    Puncture Repair Kits

    I can't say much about the other brands since I have no personal experience with them. I have plenty with the safety seal brand. Stick with a kit that comes with metal handled tools. the plastic will break. Back when I worked in the shop we had a kit in each tow truck. All safety seal we...
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    Leveling your Rig

    I too have some of the RV blocks. I'd just use them but I don't have a RTT. And since I already have some for the camper I'd just bring them. Cheep and easy to use.
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    Lighting up Camp

    Yea, I don't have any plans on getting rid or it. It has yet to let me down. A little cleaning here and there and ready to go. One of the lanterns is from when my mom was a kid and the other is only 20ish years old.
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    1984 Ford Bronco Project

    Then it was back to the drip rail delete project. After some epoxy primer and some filler on both sides. I had a few dings on the passenger side I smoothed out as best as I could with wood and a hammer. Then some filler to smooth it out the rest of the way. Drivers side was in better...
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    1984 Ford Bronco Project

    Managed to get some filler on the rear panel and some sanding done. And after some more primer and some finishing glaze it was time more sanding! Then it was time for some cleanup and to seal it up. Turned out pretty good. To bad I'll probably scratch it up or dent in with a year or...
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    Lighting up Camp

    2 good old colmen lanterns and some headlamps. The kids each have a led lantern too. Someday maybe we'll up date but the classics just keep working. We have a fair bit of camp and cooking gear that I got from my grandparents when they stopped camping. So some is over 50 years old.
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    1984 Ford Bronco Project

    Removed to bracket that the old spare tire carrier mounted to and cut out some rusty cracked metal. First patch tacked in place First patch welded up and smoothed out. Second patch tacked in place. Cleaned up and sanded. And added some epoxy primer to the mix to seal every...
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    1984 Ford Bronco Project

    The first 2 pieces of this section back in. I had to remove them to get access to the rusty metal behind them. Another replacement piece fitted and welded. I decided to put holes in the one side for access to push some seam sealer in. Cleaned up and ready. It looks like a mess but...
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    1984 Ford Bronco Project

    I got the rust cut out of the rear corner removed and cleaned up. I then sprayed it with weld thru primer since I won't be able to completely access the back side. The replacement piece all cut to fit. Sure am glad a picked up a plasma cutter a couple years back. Clamped in place with...
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    Seat Covers

    I've had marathon seat covers in my bronco for over 10 years now and still going strong. I also know people that have used covercraft seat covers and liked them.
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    1984 Ford Bronco Project

    Started repairing some more on the passenger rear corner below the tailgate. Removing some metal looking for the solid stuff. Had to cut away another layer of metal. Finally seems I made it to solid metal. I started cleaning things up but this is as far as I got that night. It was...
  18. Dakota Houligans

    What boots do members wear

    I've been using Danner 435 boots for a while now. I get good life out of them and have been pretty comfortable. I walk about 3-4 miles a day at work on them and then take em out hiking on the weekends.
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    Cutting down road noise....

    I've tried the bedliner but without putting the carpet back in it didn't make a big difference. Maybe the commercial ones that are really thick would be more effective. This time I'm using lizard skin and some 3/8 thick automotive sound insulation. And putting the carpet back in! Should be...
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    Tires - Road Comfort vs Trail Performance

    I tend to go more toward a full m/t tire. My wife's Tahoe and my last 2 trucks I've run cooper at3's. they have been great all around tires. Great winter traction on snow and ice. I've yet to be disappointed in them. But, for some silly reason I always gravitate to a more aggressive m/t on...