Two videos today! The cool time lapse of the body coming off and then the even cooler regular one. Up and down up and down it goes as we discover more things that need to be disconnected. Finally one last time up and it’s free. Hey, let’s make a video look like we got it on the first try! Haha. Push push push and the frame rolls out of the garage while the women happily watch more hummer parts taking up yard space.
We don’t hide the screw ups on our team. Complete honesty, it’s more entertaining that way anyhow. Hahaha
Things are finally coming around, the roof has come off and that gives us more access to build the roll cage. It’s surprising how much more room we appear to have now that we aren’t bouncing our heads on it. Well, at least Mike’s head, that’s not ever an issue for Jack.
The rumors of the roof being held together by glue proved to be untrue. it was a surprisingly easy job. Remove the rear doors, the door frame, find so many bolts, and then just raise it up with pry bars and the lift. Watch and enjoy the video. No injuries, woo hoo!!
Well last week Mike drove all the way to north Texas from here in Houston to pick up tires and rims. He found a guy that is the disposal guy for the military Humvee Tire @ www.feltztire.com. This guy has an enormous amount of tires so check him out.
Last but not least Mikes haul, he scored rims, tires, a transfercase, and run flats. I almost forgot. The new Eaton Posi Track (Detroit locker) came in a few days ago.
The Hummer is on the lift and things are coming apart! Had a noise in the rear differential and when we took the cover off this is what we found.
Aluminum shavings everywhere. The internal parts of the ARB air locker were shredded! Luckily the ring and pinion are ok but wow.
Next came the removal of the stock fuel tanks. The race rules require a safety fuel cell. Of course because life always works with happiness they were full. That did make it easier and faster for them to come crashing to the floor however.
Finally we find a simple little split in the half shaft boot and we are done with the day
Yes, the project has begun, parked and living at the garage we are about to undertake the monumental task of building a race truck! The Baja 1000 offers the ultimate race challenge for any vehicle and we chose the Hummer H1. Not because of any specific reason except Mike owned one and didn’t have the heart to sell the beast.
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