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  1. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    There were only a few of us in older rigs and it would have been all good fun for me if I just hadn’t lost the shock bolt. I had a replacement but the threaded nut in the ubolt skid stripped out tightening it with the bolt nearly fully into place :angry: that’s why I ended up just pulling the...
  2. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    These were my two longest days of the week and I’m wrecked. Tried to post a couple times and either got interrupted or it didn’t go through. Yesterday: Fins-n-things was a great trail, pretty easy but cool scenery and just a lot of fun. Ended up with a dead cooling fan (electric) right near...
  3. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    Fins n things air down stop and found two Scrambler guys along with the Roamr Scrambler in our group.
  4. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    Off to do Fins-n-Things with Rugged Ridge today, never done this trail so it will be great to finally check off.
  5. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    I didn’t look or ask about it. Nena has to go out to get it back on the trailer and drug out of the hills tonight, I’ll try to remember to ask her.
  6. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    I had the cowboy dip and a salad (trying to eat better after the pizza!) so I don’t think I had a great sampling at the DAM brewery. Dip was good though. Beer was very nice 👍
  7. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    Lowered JL seat mounts will be an aftermarket thing for certain
  8. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    Gladiators are shockingly everywhere. There are a TON of FCA/Jeep people here running around in them, they had a press run in them today and yesterday (for bigger fish than me) and I’d say they easily outnumber all the CJs and YJs I’ve seen combined. The concepts are built and maintained in...
  9. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    I mentioned that I’m staying in a rental house with Nena Barlow, made it in to check out her new (since I was last here) shop right in the heart of downtown. She is one of the greatest people I’ve met in the industry, hands down. The Orange JL is her personal DD/trail rig, Ginger. They have a...
  10. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    And as I stated, I refused to drive the “Scrambler” concept. The FCA lead for media came up to me and asked if I wanted to drive it and I told him exactly why, too. Don’t &$@# with the Scrambler name, dammit. :angry:
  11. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    Yep, fully real. The brushed aluminum look is a wrap. The bed is utterly insane and I totally get your computer rendering comment.
  12. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    Better than a JL or Gladiator. No freedom panels or roll bar/speaker bar means MUCH better room. This is my head touching the freedom panels in the Wayout. I really made an impact on a couple of FCA people today when I showed them exactly how they screwed up the ergonomics for tall people...
  13. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    It’s cool in a never-ever-going-to-have-it and so-over-the-top-it’s-ridiculous way. I didn’t even drive it because WTF is the point of idling along a supercharged Hellcrate engine? Neat to look at, but of little practical use. The bed was super cool in how it was made though. I can’t imagine...
  14. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    As of arrival in Moab and I got it with 55k miles on it:
  15. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    Yep, unsold and less than 200 miles. I’m staying with Nena Barlow here and she set up the media event. She told me she had to back it off the trailer that they dragged it out there on (no small feat, while not requiring 4WD, it’s far from a smooth trail). When she started backing it off there...
  16. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    Today was a good day. The J6 is €£#%+¥$ PERFECT!
  17. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    1620 miles down, here’s to completing leg 1 and a great EJS week.
  18. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    House pics because it’s just that cool (it’s a rental!) It’s got a freaking RC car track out back! Wish I’d known!!!
  19. bigwalton

    2019 EJS and SOA National/Sand Hollow prep/trip

    Great day so far other than the most insane headwinds I’ve driven through since the storms in Nebraska back in 2014 on the way here. The golf nerd in me had to watch Tiger’s win, sat in a brew pub in Dillon for that and then headed west. Got here around 6. Had to celebrate with one good beer...
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