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Old 10-05-2009, 01:33 PM
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Recovered the Waggy Saturday

Finally! I parked the Waggy at my land back in February, in the woods, flattened all 4 tires, put a car cover over it, and said "see you after a while". I planned on building a shop/house out there, so I figured I'd get it built, then just drag it into the shop and start fixing it.

Then I decided it was cheaper to buy than build, so I bought a house and some land and started trying to sell the land. I went to find the Waggy, amongst the new little trees that had grown EVERYWHERE, and found it covered on all sides by new trees. I didn't want to drive my truck through that crap to recover it, so I tried and tried to crank it. No luck. The fuel pump is out, and I'm not repairing it in the woods. So Plan F or whatever went into effect.

Saturday, up with the dawn, I hooked up my car hauler, drove to the land, parked the trailer, drove unloaded to Carthage, loaded my Grandpa's tractor with a single blade onto a farm trailer, drove back to the land, got there about noon. I loaded up chain, a tire, and a shovel, and drove through the trees. After 6 attempts of trying to pull it forward, no luck. So I drug it backwards through the trees for about 75 yards total. I got the tractor stuck twice, from the tires burying down, and the blade grabbing the ground, but was able to dig out the blade both times. But I did a lot of two wheeling the tractor all day, digging deep holes with the tires, and hooking up to fallen trees, stumps, and logs to pull them out of the way of the no-steering Waggy.

Somehow I made it to the opening, backed up the trailer, used a ratchet strap to turn the wheels straight, put a tire between the tractor and Waggy, and rammed it up onto the car hauler. I put wood in the fenders on top of the tires so when (not if) the 42's went over the fenders, they wouldn't rub the trailer tires, and sure enough, the no-steering Waggy went over both fenders, crushing them. But I somehow got it loaded, strapped it down, and unhooked it, and was about finished up around 5:00PM. It took a long time to go so short of a distance!

I then loaded the tractor on the other trailer, drove it back to Carthage, returned to the land, hooked onto the Waggy, and towed it home in the dark and in the rain. It now sits at my place, finally, and I can start working on it once I get electricity hooked up in my shop.

Here's where it sat for months:


Here's a picture of what I drug the Waggy though for 4 hours


Here's the opening I finally got it to, along with some trees I drug with the tractor since the Waggy was about to run over them


Here's wood in the fenders for "protection"


Here's the tire/chain/battering ram operation


Here's the first time in 4 months I believed the Waggy was not going to remain in the woods forever.


Here's my fender damage, but no tire rubbing thanks to the wood.





Now the "fixing" begins.
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:43 PM
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Cool deal...your Youtube vids are the reason I decided to buy a Wagoneer instead of a K5. Hope to wheel with ya one day!
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:55 PM
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Looks like a lot of work.
Glad to see the rig heading in for some R & R.
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:09 PM
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Man... Nice looking waggy!

I could not be away from mine for that long
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:16 PM
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:10 PM
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Cool deal...your Youtube vids are the reason I decided to buy a Wagoneer instead of a K5. Hope to wheel with ya one day!


Cool man! Hopefully one day I'll be wheeling again. I'm about to go insane. Once it's ready, I'll hit you and the other Texas FSJ folks up and we'll go.

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PM me if you ever need a hand. I work for beer lol

Haha, that makes two of us! Thanks man
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:27 PM
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*cough* um..wouldn't it have been easier to bring an air compressor and a generator?

Lol we LOVE doing stuff the hard way, don't we?! Congrats on the retrieval and that no porcupines decided to gnaw your tires while they were aired down
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:36 PM
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Wow! That was A LOT of work!!!!

Now the fun begins, right?
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:55 PM
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*cough* um..wouldn't it have been easier to bring an air compressor and a generator?

Lol we LOVE doing stuff the hard way, don't we?! Congrats on the retrieval and that no porcupines decided to gnaw your tires while they were aired down

He said th fuel pump was out... Then again there is always the old gas in the washer fluid reservoir trick. Got me home once
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:50 PM
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WAY TO GO WILL!
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:14 PM
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Well it is on the trailer. I leave on Sunday for Cruces. Lets go! We can get it running on Monday in Cruces and wheel rest of the week. No excuses man!!!!!
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:36 PM
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what michael said!
i have a good fuel pump. what else you need?
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:36 PM
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Glad to see you got it. But, why did you flatten the tires? That seems like it would make your job that much harder?
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:56 PM
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Glad to see you got it. But, why did you flatten the tires? That seems like it would make your job that much harder?

X2........?

Does it somehow help the tires to have them flat.....? To me seems like they would weather check easier....? But what do I know?
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:15 AM
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Im guessing he did it so it would be harder to steal. and it did work a thief wouldnt have done all that for a wag.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:43 AM
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what michael said!
i have a good fuel pump. what else you need?
...and I have the majority of a running '86 GW 360/727 sitting here doing nothing but gathering dust and bird poop.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:29 AM
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*cough* um..wouldn't it have been easier to bring an air compressor and a generator?

Lol we LOVE doing stuff the hard way, don't we?! Congrats on the retrieval and that no porcupines decided to gnaw your tires while they were aired down


Thought about that, but borrowing a generator would have added another hour to my day to go get it, then another hour to drag it through the little trees to get to the Waggy, then another hour to fill 4 flat 42's.

All so I could still drag the beast through the woods with no steering. It would have rolled easier, but still would have taken a long time. I honestly thought the tractor would have pulled it a little better. Soft ground didn't help much...

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Well it is on the trailer. I leave on Sunday for Cruces. Lets go! We can get it running on Monday in Cruces and wheel rest of the week. No excuses man!!!!!


You're nuts! Motor mounts, stripped tranny mount, blown power steering pump (much less the lack of fluid), fuel pump, bent rims, leaking axle seal, the list goes on

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what michael said!
i have a good fuel pump. what else you need?


See above, and add some random crap.

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Glad to see you got it. But, why did you flatten the tires? That seems like it would make your job that much harder?


Theft first of all, second of all, 2 go flat after about 2 weeks, one goes flat after about 6 weeks, and the other is pretty low after about 2 months. They were going to be flat before I built the new place anyway, so I just went ahead and got it over with from the beginning.

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...and I have the majority of a running '86 GW 360/727 sitting here doing nothing but gathering dust and bird poop.

Y'all are killing me! If I had 3 full days and all those parts, I could have it going for the trip. But not being at work would mean I couldn't afford diesel to get out there! Or a house payment, or any other bills. If I win the Texas Lottery tomorrow, I'll go.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:38 AM
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Alright! Now that you've had some fun and recharged the batteries... Get to work!
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