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Re: Death Valley Dozer

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:07 pm
by Brakelate
Hand wash line forms on the left. No reason to remove your Antenna before entering! Bring your own supply of Hot wax, Tire Shine or Air fresheners . :lol:

Re: Death Valley Dozer

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:45 am
by SonicVenum
That wheel looks fixable, Jay. Obviously, you've had a much better view of it than the rest of us, but that seems like it'll come out. Even if fixed professionally, you might end up spending less than you would on the spare cover you were thinking of, and you'll still have the open spare look you want.

Re: Death Valley Dozer

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:04 pm
by Brakelate
You think the damage to the exhaust system will "Buff Out" as well? :lol:

Re: Death Valley Dozer

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:13 pm
by jhwalker
Brakelate wrote:You think the damage to the exhaust system will "Buff Out" as well? :lol:


I thought the under-car stuff was neat... :-D

Re: Death Valley Dozer

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:58 pm
by SonicVenum
Brakelate wrote:You think the damage to the exhaust system will "Buff Out" as well? :lol:

Nobody looks under there. :shifty:

Re: Death Valley Dozer

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:44 pm
by xjrguy
Brakelate wrote:I've seen a few of those "Dozer" colored rigs around. I also like the strange "Mango" colored ones I have been seeing more of.

What I really want, for my own rig, is one of those neat Jeep Compass style spare tire covers. Any idea where those are available? Probably Jeep for an arm and a leg.

I just scratched the shit out the inside of my left front wheel last night squeezing up a narrow sand wash that came to a waterfall, with outcroppings on either side. I decided I could just fit up the narrow opening, between the rocks and a large, scrappy brush overgrowth at an odd angle. I went for it, with the wife acting as spotter. Bad idea. Wifey probably best just left sitting in the passenger seat soaking in the scenery, as she had my cut my steering input, stuffing the outcropping of this granite protrusion not into my sidewall, but right into the face of the left front wheel. Scratching the living shit out of it. :x Now I am left wondering if I replaced it with my brand new spare tire and wheel, and put the rashed tire / wheel combo on the rack, then covered it with the spare tire cover provided by the dealership where we purchased the thing, if that would look better or worse. I prefer the look of the bare wheel back there, and the absence of any gawdy advertising on the cover. A plain black cover would be fine, and perhaps it would be best for the tire in the long run, saving it from baking in one position oriented to where it just will rot away under the extreme UV exposure out here in this environment. The dealership cover may not be bad for now, but if I decide to keep a cover on it, why not get a neat one like that Compass model shown? I could live with that, save my spare tire from dry rot and hide my scuffed up wheel in the process. Sounds like a winner all the way around, no?


Hi,

I have one of these in the garage that I don't need.

If you PM me your address I will send it to you.

Tim

Re: Death Valley Dozer

PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:13 am
by Brakelate
Wow, really? Awesome!!! :clap:

Of course in the discussion with the wifey prior, she said she prefers the "open / uncovered tire" look. But, I would like to see the cover on it. Plus it would save the UV rays and such hammering the top of the spare just hanging around out back. Doubt I would put it into the "rotation" mix as it just complicates things.

So, heck yes! I'll take it.

Re: Death Valley Dozer

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:42 pm
by jhwalker
Time for an update from the off-roaders. :whistle:

Tim, did you get another scratch? :lol:

Jay, have you been washed downstream lately?

Re: Death Valley Dozer

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:33 pm
by xbacksideslider
That kind of carwash is cheap but it has its liabilities.