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Thanks for the reply’s brothers!
I oft dreamt of a homestead of my own.
But how the last 7 years has played out… I could have had one if I didn’t have utter faith in the person I was essentially dedicating my life to.
However, in the crazy complex world we live in it might be much more pleasant working towards betterment of another’s homestead.
This I fully support.

As for being back in Ohio, I don’t foresee that. For as many different kinds of difficult problems to explain.
Sigh.


But you know what. If you treat your mk1 well just enough it might be there for you long after many years past when you considered you would make it yourself.
And that is at least one beautiful camaraderie we benefit from our rediculous our already advanced civilization.

Deadinside: replied to your burnt toast revival thread.
 

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Hey! Just read your story and feel for you man. Life on the road can be difficult but rewarding in life experience. Have you considered planting some roots and homesteading a little? Sounds like that kind of lifestyle is right up your alley. Anyways, hope all is well and warm for the winter!
Thanks for the kind words.
I am working on replacing some of the pics on this thread while I still have em’

It is wild to look back on just far life can push you if you really go out there.
But I’m not blind I have been lucky as ****
To be alive.
Not to have been hungry.
To have a skill and work to use it on.

Lucky for the vortex.
And everyone in it.
 

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Those are going to look great on your truck. They should fit without modifications, but if they don't fit, just force-um. 😆
 
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I don’t think I could resist installing them tomorrow!!!!

Unless someone else has something more important for me to do.


Still some cleaning up from kubvan thrash!


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I heard of that brand a few months back. Not sure where I saw them, but don’t they offer a tire with a knobby off road look? I figured that’d have been what you were buying.

-Todd
These are the ATZ they have a ton of side wall grip features.
I wouldn’t want more off-road than this
I liked the idea of the k2 but I really prefer the solid strip in the middle of these. Should be a great road tire with a hell of a lot more grip when you ask.


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So, in case any of you were curious.
your mk1 came, factory equipped,

with Not one,
But two tire changing machines.

Tire Wheel Vehicle Automotive tire Car


I love my 3/8”frame.
Very convenient for jacking.
Was a life saver putting chains on in the slush.
 

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Tire Wheel Car Automotive tire Light

Tire Wheel Car Land vehicle Vehicle

Only 4 more!
Lol.

worked at more than a couple auto shops that did tires.

I was always very careful to make it explicitly clear it is not my job to change tires.
besides rolling them over to tire guys.

but I watched, learned a lot from a 65yo tire tech who could change out a semi tire by hand faster than u could set your tire pressure.
 

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Discussion Starter · #132 · (Edited)
Thanks again mokoosh!!
For use of his compressed air!!
the best jack ever!!!
and of course connecting me with the most badass tires I needed in my life very badly!!!!!

And also not letting me further destroy my truck for no reason ;p
 

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Wow! Clever trick for breaking the bead.

Thanks again mokoosh!!
The very least I could do for a super talented hard working friend that has done, and continues to do, so much for me and mine.

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15 inches in the rear

3/5

Found two issues.

Axle boot from 2012 has pinhole throwing grease.
Mokoosh is mostly a 90mm axles. Kinda guy.

DeadInside just dropped off 100mm outer cv boot kit. What timing!!!
thanks brother man!!!!


And ball joint on pass side.
Have spare. Meh

Then. Ship shape again.


And of course alignment after that.
We shall see if I can finish today.

Tires are a work out.
Not that I AM one…
However dumb they may seem.
Never start a fight with a tire guy.
Unless you like being pretzel
 

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Discussion Starter · #137 ·
My old spare tire was back from when I had 185/60 R 14.

It has literally less than 100 miles.

It was not easy to dismount.
Being more ‘low profile’

So the wheel was unable to break the bead.
I could have grabbed the Powerstroke or the skid steer and made quick work but

something really makes me feel good about being able to do this in the field

so what I did was pulled out adapter number
# Little red spare tire that had been run until it exploded.

Installing adapter requires temporary removal of brake caliper.
I’m doing axle anyway so ….

Talk here is the adapter that can allow you break the more difficult bead





At AutoZone one time I saw a crown Victorian slammed on the ground rolling around with four backwards emergency spares.
Stupid on many levels.
It certainly grabs your attention more than any money you could’ve spent. :p


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