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Pipe Fender Scabrication

Pipe Fender Scabrication

Custom Pipe Fenders

My rusty old fenders decided that they had had enough, finally crumpling, pushing into the sidewalls of two of my brand new trailer tires, (literally first tow) which in turn destroyed the sidewalls of the tires and prompted a trailer fender rebuild. 

My rig is fat, real fat. It doesn’t fit between the wheel wells of my trailer. Which means that every time I load my rig I have to drive one tire up and over the fenders. I get to choose the side but I’ve got to pick one. Over the years that has crushed my rusty old fenders. So it was time to cut the old fenders off, grab a few sticks of pipe and bend up a few bars. Then I can drive over the bars which will take the weight a lot better, plus if I’m smart I’ll be able to reuse the old steel from the old fenders because I’m cheap and buying new metal is expensive! Continue reading →

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Island Wheelin Round 2

Island Wheelin Round 2

Island Wheelin – Round 2

With the dry summer over and the return of fall it means our backcountry is ready for another season of trail wheeling.  Craig called me up on Friday night and asked if I wanted to hop in the Mog-Stang with him and hit an early morning ferry for some more small Island Wheelin. Continue reading →

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Reiter Rock Crawl 2018

Reiter Rock Crawl 2018

After a phone call in late June from my good friend Dustin Webb, owner of Back Door Fab, he invited me to ride with him down to Washington State for the 2nd Annual Reiter Rock Crawl!

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Island Wheelin

Island Wheelin

Small Island wheelin in the Mog-Stang

Craig called me up with the plan to hop a ferry and go for some small island wheelin with the MogStang buggy so of course I had to say YES! 

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Pathmaker Traction Day Rock Crawling

Pathmaker Traction Day Rock Crawling

Traction Day rock crawling in the Nissan Pathmaker

Went out wheeling on the day before my Birthday with a couple of buddies on a day I’ve now termed “Traction Day.” Traction might be something you have where you wheel but it’s not something we have very often around here. Continue reading →

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Snow Wheelin in the Tacoma

Snow Wheelin in the Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Snow Wheelin

While still waiting on some parts for the Pathmaker (the joys of living on an island!) and it being too cold and crappy outside for me to work on the CheapFinder I got a call from my buddy Dan who asked me to come out for a bit of snow wheeling on some local trails Continue reading →

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Pathmaker Trail Wheelin – Frogstompers ToyDrive Dec 2017

Pathmaker Trail Wheelin – Frogstompers ToyDrive Dec 2017

Pathmaker Trail Wheelin at the Frogstompers Toy Drive

Brought the Pathmaker Trail Wheelin out to the Frogstompers Toydrive, where your entry costs $20+a Toy which gets donated to the local First Nations Band that are owners of the land where the wheeling takes place. This was a two day event and the weather was absolutely perfect for filming Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 11

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 11

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 11 – Shakedown Run

It was time to roll it out of the shop and do a little photo shoot with the fresh unpainted cage. This would be the last time I ever saw it looking so fresh and so clean again! Continue reading →

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Frogstompers Funday June 2017

Frogstompers Funday June 2017

Frogstompers Funday June 2017

Went out for another Funday at Frogstompers OHV Park in East Sooke, BC. This time I climbed out from behind the camera and into the drivers seat of my own rig, The Pathmaker. Continue reading →

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How to mount a tire with ether

How to mount a tire with ether

How to mount a tire with Ether

If you do a lot of wheeling you’ve probably blown tire bead at some point. This video is going back a long time now (2008) and I like to feel we have learned a bit since that time but when you’re in the middle of a rockcrawling competition and you need to get a big tire back on the rim in the woods the best option is still always using Ether. Continue reading →

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Bush Cup Rockcrawling Event 2017

Bush Cup Rockcrawling Event 2017

Bush Cup Rockcrawling Event 2017

Went out on May long weekend for an old school style “Bush Cup” Event. Very few rules and just a good excuse for a bunch of crazy guys to get together and push their rigs harder than they should. Continue reading →

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Newt Trail Exploring 2017

Newt Trail Exploring 2017

Newt Trail Wheeling 2017

Went out for a bit of trail wheeling, clearing and exploring on the Newt Trail for the upcoming Bush Cup so of course we had to run some of the lines. Continue reading →

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