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Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:27 am
by john jones
My bus pulls that shit no problem.. didn't even slow me down on the hills.. [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X 55 up the hill.. 55 down the hill Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

I was thinking last night.. Maybe I will pull those front brakes and run spindles out int he sand... :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k less weight..

Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:05 am
by john jones
52 split wrote:hello john what we use is a 3/4 x 3/4 piece of angle iron welded to the top side on both long and short side. low dollar fix, have not bent one in years after. Wink


Easy fix there.. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> I'll get a new one and do that.. =D> =D> =D> and maybe a spare too... :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-#

Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:35 am
by john jones
Been really loving my baja.... It is awesome, drives great, handles good, and tough!!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> I like being able to roll up windows and shut a ragtop if it rains or gets cold.... I like it better than my last huge baja... i would say this one requires less maintence that that big bitch I had... :-k :-k :-k

BUT!!!!!! I want to take it in the sand damnit... and I KNOW I don't have enough power to do it like it is... and I want some sick ass paddles on it..... and ribs up front... I was looking at UTV paddles on line.. :-k :-k :-k :-k a little smaller.. I also want to wheelie this bitch... so I need some power..... I'm guessing I am gonna here subi subi subi here.... I need a tranny that can handle the sand too... :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k

Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:42 am
by BBWB
^^^I'll be the first. Wink Subi would be a good choice. \:D/ But if you would like to stay air cooled, talk to Old Speed. I watched a couple of his sand rigs that run big stroke/bore, single port heads, and a turbo.

Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:42 pm
by andym
Put one of those 2276 engines in it, some dual carburetors, and spend $7k ..all 3 of those don't sound fun.

Come on jones. I'll help ya.

Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:06 pm
by rustabus
????? Your Baja is Perfect!!!!! Sand is for beaches!!!! Smile Smile Smile

Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:03 pm
by john jones
the baja is perfect... just as it is!!! I should leave it alone.... I thought about building a sand dedicated baja... :-k :-k :-k :-k new project though #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o So then I thought.. hell.. buy some quads.... they break down alot less than rails do.. from my experience... Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink I dunno.. I think I will just forget about the sand for now.. push those thoughts down deep for another re- visit later.. :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-#

Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:05 pm
by Omar67
john jones wrote:the baja is perfect... just as it is!!! I should leave it alone.... I thought about building a sand dedicated baja... :-k :-k :-k :-k new project though #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o So then I thought.. hell.. buy some quads.... they break down alot less than rails do.. from my experience... Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink I dunno.. I think I will just forget about the sand for now.. push those thoughts down deep for another re- visit later.. :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-#


I have a sandrail I haven't used in 3 years... Smile

I got married, had a kid, it's been sitting waiting for some love. Needs that JJ touch! O:)

Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:48 pm
by rustabus
I was thinking a Rail might scratch Johns itch for a sand Rig!!! :-k :-k :-k =D> Smile Smile

Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:16 pm
by john jones
I'm gonna try and forget about new toys or hobbies for the rest of my life.. [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o< [-o<

I should take up reading used books.. Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink

Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:25 pm
by andym
Dam John your not dead buddy. Just because you don't want to sand bondo anymore it's cool to do new stuff.

Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:18 am
by john jones
i hear ya Andy... I am tired of working bro.... #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o so I keep trying to figure out what I can cut out of life so I can cut out working too... :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-#

Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:58 pm
by john jones
I liked your post Pete... Just makes the brain turn... :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k

Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:04 pm
by PeteSC
john jones wrote:I liked your post Pete... Just makes the brain turn... :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k


After I typed it out it felt a bit too much like getting into your personal finances on a public forum, so I nixed it out of caution. Probably should have PM'd it, but glad you saw it. Smile

Re: JJ's Sand Scorcher

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:18 am
by willmoss
Going through a bunch of period photos for a vintage Le Mans car from 1957 for work today and I found a picture of the brake drums and they reminded me on the drilled out ones that JJ is running on the Sand Scorcher.

I'm sure the Le Mans technology has been helping tear up the trails wherever you're driving it today!!! =D> \:D/ =D> \:D/ =D> \:D/

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