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TrAiLbUs1
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:16 pm    Post subject: Betsy the bull, a manual trannys story Reply with quote

I don't believe I ever had a build thread here, and since FJCCentral went under due to very strange happenings lol Shocked I've been only trolling here for the most part.

To add to this list, painted front bumper flat black and wheels to match. Painted gas can and highlift too since they turned pink over the years of oxidization. So here is most of my crap updated

I've built this rig strictly for wheeling, no frills, no electronic/stereo/engine modifications. She's a goat, low COG (center of gravity) high clearance due to tire size, and just tough. My storage system is ghetto (haven't found time to make nice drawers) lots of bailing wire is used lol...I just don't give a crap. It works and I keep it simplistic

Here is Betsy in all her glory, will add some updated high quality pics soon



Suspension system
Walker Evan 2.0 coilovers 3" adjustable shocks with reservoirs
Walker Evan 2.0 rear shocks with reservoirs
2007fj's (red eye fabrication) custom sway bar quick disconnect

showing it disconnected

Beard quad limit straps



Allpro items
Front skid
trasmission skid
transfer case skid
Front bumper
Lower rear ultimate links
Upper control arms


Additional armor protection
Boztec rear differential skid


Rock rails
Demello welded onto frame

Custom work
Custom rear lower link skid 3/16" box out
Custom body mount chop
Steer horns attached to front AP bumper
SKulls on roof rack
Arizona pin stripping
Scuba driver ported through rear jack area
DOt it LED GHETTO rock lights
Found an old Garfield stuffed toy at the landfill attached to bumper Laughing






Custom skull shifter



Cargo net/papertowel/shackles/sunscreen/camp soap etc


Traction devices
Rear diff atrac hack (Alex hack) runs both at the same time by splicing one wire

Tires
1 st - 285'sBFG AT's

2nd - 305'sCooper STT discos (1 year went bald)

3rd-TreadWright.com retread GuardDawg tires (3 years they lasted)
315/75/16

4th- Goodyear Duratrac 315/75/16 from Discount tires (best tires yet)


Wheels
Wheelers offroad rockcrawler black 16" steelies

Muffler system

Custom high tuck exhaust from Exhaust workz in Tucson


Flowmaster can


Lights
KC 8"

Cb
Midland 75822 attached to dash by industrial velcro from home store

Magnet mount antennae from radio shack (no longer available)
Thank you Mikey for the pic from FJsummit 13




Interior mods
08 sun visors
Stock subwoofer w/ subwoofer hack (doesn't work past 50 on the fJammer lol)
UltraGauge (scan device)
LED lights (thanks Homedaddio)


Exterior mods
Rear spare gas can mount
stickers galore
Baja roof rack (1st prototype)
Stock Rear bumper removed silver plastic wings
custom denting
tow hitch toucher
Outrider rear shock armor

Metal Tech Tube Doors

Customized full doors with Lexan panels

Offroad Concepts raingler roof rack grabs

Rear stickers (latest view 7/22/13..thank you Eisbear for the wonderful pic)

Trasharoo 2013 summit addition (finally) most likely will lose the gas can and just sport the Trasharoodinski


Drivetrain modifications

4.88 Superior gears


Recovery gear
Hilift jack
Regular jack
platform
shackles
screw gun
sawzall
ext. cord
dremel tool
ARB bushwacker exhaust jack
fluids
bailing wire (use with screw gun you can make cables)
Zip ties
Hose clamps (every size)
Locking nylon threaded nuts
bolts
rear stock shocks
Spare CV axle
sway bar links
misc. parts (rescue tape, duct, silver, electrical, rescue tape (seals hoses))
grease gun
Tool bag (everything hammers prys ect...)
180 piece socket ratchet set
Breaker bar with 2 - 1 1/2' cheater bars
60' maybe 80' of tow strap
14 ton come-a-long
First aid gear (extensive)
Cold weather gear
Hot weather gear
Water
Dehydrated food
Spare CV
35mm socket for CV
Toyota red radiator fluid x2
ATF fluid
JB kwik weld

WISHLIST

Ham radio
Winch
SAS


This vehicle has been through hell (hell's gate) and back, but she's still going. A few regular parts needed replacement, worse thing has been the diff breaking, but that was a blessing in disguise. All in all, love the rig hope to keep it as long as possible.

First year of Moab Mayhem trail teams spotting


Reclaim of my lame


Fun in a tub


Some old school pics

Jakes hill Chiva Falls Three feathers back when it was less scary, still do it to this day even at night


Chimney rock before we knew it was off the trail first month I got it


Out with the Ih8mud guys , my brother in laws tan 60 series which I should have brought from him argg


Cinder Hills back in 06 rescuing a jeep who refused help and the atv guys heckled the hell out of him lol


Went to Ouray July 2006 before any fj's called it the summit area, so young here, crazy to think how long we've been doing this


These guys had never seen an FJ before and asked for us to tag along, I think they thought they would take vid and laugh at us. We actually did better than they did, they were fully locked and nice rigs. They were super stoked by the end and said they would pass the word that a stock fj isn't crap hahahah. This is going up engineer, it was so much more rough back then. They graded it in 07



We thought for sure we were one of the first to do the trails around Ouray..then this happened lol



Sutherland V notch all by ourselves


This is when the silver pieces started falling off Very Happy



A little later vid with Wes and Tibaal



Charlouloe Gap unsurvivable first FJC to do whole trail, we were stock besides larger tires, 16" steelies, rear diff hack, and a body mount chop... all by ourselves in our dumb days


These guys couldn't believe we made it to the carwash and called our rig an econo 4 x lol



07 Moab Mayhem


Found my first set of horns


So yeah, lots of fun, great memories, and the best people we've ever met in our travels. Thanks to all that have made an impression on us, can't thank Toyota enough for making these rigs, and bringing us all together by some stupid 4x4 lust Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Betsy the bull Reply with quote

Very Nice! How well do the sway bar disconnects work?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Betsy the bull Reply with quote

Still working great. Had to replace nuts on them that's it....only heard of one other person who has had a custom shop build these besides the 5 that were produced by redeye fabrication.

Added some vids above too

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Betsy the bull Reply with quote

Sweet Jeebus someone's bored on their vacation!

I see you painted your bumper flat black.

Copy cat.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Betsy the bull Reply with quote

Jimbolio wrote:
Sweet Jeebus someone's bored on their vacation!

I see you painted your bumper flat black.

Copy cat.

You did Jim? lol


Yeah just relaxing in Flagstaff, I never find time for forums or fj crap anymore. Used to be what I did nightly. Don't know where the time goes now arggg. Trying to get my life back on track, exercise, and stop neglecting my hobbies I've always enjoyed.

We have a 1 year plan for baby making time so I need to get my ish together lol

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Betsy the bull Reply with quote

I can reveal the secret if you wish. To baby making that is.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Betsy the bull Reply with quote

Jimbolio wrote:
I can reveal the secret if you wish. To baby making that is.

I can't have that imagery in my head, I'll never be able to perform again Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Betsy the bull Reply with quote

Love this truck! So much AWESOMENESS!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Betsy the bull Reply with quote

TrAiLbUs1 wrote:
Jimbolio wrote:
I can reveal the secret if you wish. To baby making that is.

I can't have that imagery in my head, I'll never be able to perform again Laughing

I was thinking a .pdf you prevert

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:02 am    Post subject: Re: Betsy the bull Reply with quote

LOL

thanks Dan! Your rig is mighty fine too good sir!


Added a bunch of old pics for fun with stories

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:04 am    Post subject: Re: Betsy the bull Reply with quote

Betsy? The Bull? Im in wonderment over the name.......

Was the bull neutered and then renamed Betsy?

Or did Betsy get a certain type of operation?

Stop messing with my head. It hurts enough on its own.....

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:53 am    Post subject: Re: Betsy the bull Reply with quote

Thanks for the trip in the way back machine Jake.

It was an honor to spend time with you guys at Summit. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:03 am    Post subject: Re: Betsy the bull Reply with quote

So glad to get to know you better, we had such a good time. Can't wait until we meet again, like I said you are always welcome down in 2son, we have plenty of room.


I will add a few more pics to show the evolution also Very Happy We are 10 or more events behind on pics ekkk.

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Betsy? The Bull? Im in wonderment over the name.......

Was the bull neutered and then renamed Betsy?

Or did Betsy get a certain type of operation?

Stop messing with my head. It hurts enough on its own.....

She's a tranny...Was going to add that into description but held back lol

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Betsy the bull Reply with quote

Betsy is amazing!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Betsy the bull Reply with quote

I read this thread just as you posted the first post, but wanted you to finish adding the rest of your stuff, before I chimed in. Betsey is and epic cruiser. You were here from the beginning. Glad you posted up a build thread for the older crew to reminisce and the new members to see what you are all about .
Great to see you at the Summit and look forward to the next time we meet
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