There is a tradition around these parts that each year in March we saddle up and head out on the Mojave Road Trail from Southern California to Laughlin Nevada. The trail is approximately 170 miles each way of all dirt, and we run it both directions for over 300 miles of dirt in three days. And while the trail is not particularly challenging it can be a real test on your rigs off-road worthiness. That's why we've begun the tear down now, two months ahead of the trip, to get our truck running it's very best.
The list of upgrades and repairs is long. And there are more repairs than upgrades. But with hard work, determination, and some help we're confident we can get it done.
So what's going on in these photos you ask? Not much. We have begun the tear down of the rear suspension of our 1999 Ford Ranger 4x4. The truck has a 4-Link suspension that needs some freshening and to do that a lot of parts needed to come off. Along with freshening the suspension we plan to build a new exhaust system, fuel system, and electrical system. Yup, two months. Wish us luck!
Fortunately we have good friends who lent a hand with the tear down. Thanks to Jon and Kevin for lending a hand! (both of whom are going on the trip and have vehicles in equal states of tear-down)