Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mudding runs in the family

 

It appears that building and driving mud trucks runs in the family.

Dominic and his cousin Jason

Dominic and his cousin Jason

Ryan, Ben, Danielle, Dawn, Dominic, and Jason

Ryan, Ben, Danielle, Dawn, Dominic, and Jason

 

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More lift for Dominic’s truck

When some lift is not enough lift you lift it more.  Straight axles and larger tires will get the job done.

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Old suspension and rear axle removed and new leaf springs in place.

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Welding part of the axle bracket

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Rear axle installed

Old suspension and drivetrain on the way out

Old suspension and drivetrain on the way out

Old front suspension and drivetrain removed

Old front suspension and drivetrain removed

Old pinion on right, new pinion on left

Old pinion on right, new pinion on left

 

New pinion in case

New pinion in case

 

 

Robert checking the backlash of the ring gear

Robert checking the backlash of the ring gear

 

Checking mesh of ring with pinion

Checking mesh of ring with pinion

 

Preparing for the new front suspension installation

Preparing for the new front suspension installation

 

Welding new spring hangars

Welding new spring hangars

 

New front axle going in

New front axle going in

 

Disc brakes at all four corners

Disc brakes at all four corners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Demolition Car

Here we go again.  This year it’s a Lincoln Town Car.

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Dominic and Levi removing the door panels

 

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Ryan removing the windshield

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Danielle crossstiching while the boys work on the car

 

 

Ben at Bear Paw Scout Camp

Ben went to Summer Camp this year at Bear Paw Scout Camp.  For the first part of the week the weather was hot and humid but a cold front rolled through early in the evening on Tuesday and the rest of the week was perfect summer camp weather.

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At Bear Paw Rock

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Ben and his friend John at breakfast

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Ben and I with the Bear Paw Bear

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Campfire

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Home away from Home

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Best Camp Breakfast – Lucky Charms!

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Ben and John in their tent

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When all else fails there is still PB&J to fall back on

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Rifle shooting

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Pizza at camp

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Shooting blackpowder rifle

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Evening flags

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Shiny new medals – Ben earned his Pro-Marksman, Marksman, and Marksman First Class medals

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Ben and John

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Forestry merit badge class

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Ben and Mr. Britt

Danielle the Mudder

Danielle in Ryan's Toyota

Danielle in Ryan’s Toyota

Danielle and Ryan

Danielle and Ryan

Ryan's truck stuck

Ryan’s truck stuck

Ryan getting un-stuck

Ryan getting un-stuck

Mudding

Mudding