On-trail welders seemed to...
On-trail welders seemed to be popping out everywhere, but somehow no one seemed to have any welding goggles. My eyes, my eyes!
This diesel-powered Jeep snapped...
This diesel-powered Jeep snapped a rear axleshaft when the left rear tire got jammed in this undercut hole. With 60s breaking left and right it was just a matter of time before this 44 let go.
Ouch, ooh, ohh, ahh.
Repair Costs: Hood: $500-$550...
Axleshaft: $200- $400
Miscellaneous bodywork: $300
New grille: $269.50
Two-ounce can of Brasso for polishing aluminum: $2.79
Watching stuff break, roll, and catch on fire: Priceless
At this years American Rock Crawlers Association season opener event we saw enough broken stuff to build an entirely separate, very broken Jeep. Some of the competitors broke on practically every run, and some barely broke anything, but everybody ended the event with something to repair. But hey, thats what the fans like, right? Spectacular action with unbelievable driving and slick rides all in a competitive atmosphere. This is a recipe for fun and breakage. Check out some of the carnage we saw out in Johnson Valley, California, and next time you are at the parts counter ask about that unconditional lifetime free replacement warrantee. Need more info? Look at www.rockcrawler.org for other events, rules, and last years pictures.