Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

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Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby onehoser » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:41 am

excellent work!


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Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby jmanscotch » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:04 pm

onehoser wrote:excellent work!


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hankaye wrote:jmanscotch, Howdy;

Before & after says it all. Job extreamly WELL DONE Sir! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Ya left just enough DNA that you can tell the heritage.

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

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Thanks fellas. Took it out this past weekend and wife gave it a :thumbsup: so we're set

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Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby ris » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:24 am

That is a nice looking outfit. Like the awning and the rest of your campsite.
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Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby jmanscotch » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:13 am

Some more pictures from checking out the Royal Gorge and camping a couple weekends ago.

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Came across this tiny gem. For scale, those wheels/tires are golf cart sized...not sure how someone's fitting in that trailer but hey, it's cute.

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Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby hankaye » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:33 am

jmanscotch, Howdy;

Nice foot-bridge photo. Think that the wee-bitty camper might be for some Hobbits
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Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby foxontherun » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:06 am

Bet there's a jacked up converted four wheel drive smart car to go with it :lol:
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Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby jmanscotch » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:58 pm

Took a long weekend with the wife and explored southwest Colorado a bit. Oprah, Silverton, Telluride....all epic Colorado.

Our quick sleep over in Gunnison after driving 4 hours after work Friday.

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Cinnamon Pass, which we took from Lake City to Silverton Saturday morning.

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We got to town, picked a camp spot and dropped the trailer so we could head to some more technical trails that the trailer couldn’t make it down (damn switchbacks on the side of cliffs).

Black Bear Pass was lots of fun, a good chance to test the GX out a bit.

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Unfortunately Imogene Pass was close due to the early September snow, so needing to find a path back to camp, we opted for Ophir Pass, where the wife (after some light Vodka inspiration) decided to drive and did awesome.

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Made it back to camp Saturday night, off CR20 just north of Silverton.

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Slept and woke early Sunday for a 7.3 mile hike up to Ice Lake...man am I still hurting today, Tuesday night.

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We rewarded ourselves with a hotel and hot springs in Ouray Sunday might and drove back Monday. All in all, a great one year anniversary trip and celebration of not getting divorced yet.

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Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby hankaye » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:56 am

jmanscotch & +1 , Howdy;

:applause: :applause: :applause: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :applause: :applause: :applause:

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Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby onehoser » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:12 am

WOW!
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Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby featherliteCT1 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:51 pm

Wow is right! Those photos make me think about buying a small trailer and building an off-road rig to take to Colorado. Awesome! :thumbsup:
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Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby jmanscotch » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:11 pm

Thanks fellas. We’re really enjoying the trailer, which I was able to build in part because of all the great wisdom here.

We are trying our hand at an instagram account for showing off and recording some of our weekend adventures, feel free to follow and say hey if you’re on there. @weekend_bound

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Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby Modstock » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:46 pm

Blue sky's. What's that ?
Great pics.

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Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby waktaylor » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:52 am

How tall is your rear door opening after the chop? You mentioned removing 8 inches

How is the original axle holding up?

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Re: Off-Road Worthy 5x8 Conversion

Postby western traveler » Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:38 pm

I enjoyed reading through your build. You do great work! Such sweet country to explore too...
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