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Bebop

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Well, the screen mount happened this weekend.

Massive thanks to my buddy Donny who's the AL TIG master and handled all the welding on the unit.

Fit-up, blending and keeping everything looking good is hard as ****. The pictures look good but I'll just say it was a learning process haha Huuuuge respect to those who make it look easy, like the WOD guys or Matt Cutler. BTW, Matt is cool as **** and gave plenty of pointers and feedback to help. Thanks a million Matt !

The 2 "knobs" on the side are waterproof USB ports that are wired as pass through, one goes to the screen to retreive the datalog files and the other one goes to the ECU for laptop hook up / tuning.

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Bebop

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you couldnt have washed the damn mud off for him first? Looks good, wish you could have rode with us this weekend.

It added some much needed grit for the first sanding phase.
Wish I did too, but I'm at the point that I will not wheel under rain if I can help it, I just don't enjoy it.
 

jeeptj99

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It added some much needed grit for the first sanding phase.
Wish I did too, but I'm at the point that I will not wheel under rain if I can help it, I just don't enjoy it.

It didnt rain friday it was beautiful. Bill and I rode until about 3ish am. Saturday got a little rough towards the end of the day.
 

Bebop

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Took the buggy out for a ride at Windrock with friends. Killed it all weekend.
We rode all the hard **** and had a major blast.

My favorite moments were climbing up the big hill on the side of trail 2. I need more juice but 5.3 pinned to the floor FTW !!!!


Also climbed the left exit of Cadillac Hill (Trail39). Videos of course don't do it justice, but that ledge is 6ft tall and undercut.


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This buggy just plain works and I'll put it up against any trail riding tube chassis out there.

We helped a random stranger and his son that go stranded with their bike.
Nothing a few hands and a buggy could fix. Drove them back 1h or so to their trailer at the entrance and made some new friends.

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Wrapped the day by making some crepes for my homies and hanging out around the fire.

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This weekend was dope, thanks to @tall boy, @WildDog, @rafter b2000, and many more cool people
 
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Bebop

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Awesome vids but you need to educate your buddies on the benefits of filming in landscape :p

I need to get back to Windrock, I haven't been in probably 15 years.

Haha, I'm already glad they videoed my ass doing stupid ****. Since I'm not running around taking pics for everyone anymore, the amount of media that is produced per outing has went down for sure.

Nobody knows of a hot chick that can take pics halfway decent ? I got a pass seat open. :cool:

There's some cool **** at Windrock for sure. I want to come back to give a shot at Atomic ridge but I've got a couple of things to upgrade on the buggy first.
 

The Luke

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Is that the same ledge that the Matt's did on the Cheap Jeep Challenge series(somewhere around the 22 min mark)? Buggy is looking great man! Rear steer done yet?

 

Bebop

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Nope completely different one.

But I went up the same ledge and it's a bad one, mega props for good driving from the guys. Bleepin Jeep and BK are legit wheel men. I did go up the right line on this obstacle. It's harder but I have a buggy.

The ledge I made up on video is all the way up Cadillac Hill (trail 39). It's an optional exit. And I don't know many people that went up it.




0 progress on the rear steer. It's expensive and time consuming and I'm having a blast wheeling it as is.
 
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Bebop

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Thanks dude !

I swear if I ever put panels on it I will make it look like the Perrier sponsored car that Jean Girard was driving in that movie.

funny thing it that I love Perrier and drink it quite frequently lol
 

Bebop

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They'll send me a cease and desist letter and expect me to waive the white flag.
 

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