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Broken Left Leg & RROR Tube Fender Install

Hey everybody, I haven't fallen off the face of the planet, instead I BROKE MY LEFT LEG!

This has delayed my drivetrain upgrades, bc I can't very well manipulate installing front ends and the like with one leg!

I am planning hopping around and installing my RROR Tube Fenders tomorrow, but know I'm going to be limited, since they haven't released me from the hospital yet. If anyone is down for coming up to Brentwood, CA to aid in the fender install, and hang for a bit, I would like that. Just PM me (or local NorCal guys can text), if you're interested.

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Damn Dood..... get well soon and get some help with tha chit instead of hobbling around by yourself.
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Damn Dood..... get well soon and get some help with tha chit instead of hobbling around by yourself.
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My son has football signups tomorrow at noon. I could drive over and lend a hand after. Maybe 1:30 or 2:00 pm. Email or pm your address and I'll be there. Sorry to hear about your broken leg.
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I guess I am a little late on the reply. Sorry to hear about the leg. Just let me know if you need anything, did you get the fenders on??

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Sorry to hear about your leg! I would offer help but I'd just be more of a pain than I would be of any actual help.
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Thanks to everyone, for the good wishes on the leg, and for several offers to help! I really, really, appreciate it!

RubiRob came by, and was a huge help! Rob and Gib (my roommate and mechanical partner on projects) attacked the project, while I felt guilty sitting on lawn chairs with my leg propped up trying to keep myself from jumping in! Man I wanted to work on it too!

The RROR fenders are truly a piece of art, when it comes to craftsmanship. Unfortunately the directions weren't the best, so that slowed us down quite a bit. We managed to get all of the factory fenders off (saving almost all of the retaining clips), and successfully installed the REAR fenders.

The fronts still remain, and need to be installed, now that I have some insight from Kenny on the process.

ROB: Are you available to swing back out tomorrow afternoon after work??? Gib is off work tomorrow, and said he would be down to knock out the fronts, now that we have the blueprint on how to install them.

I think these fenders are going to look wicked, especially with the brand new 37x13.50x17 Toyos I just put on it!

Thanks everybody, talk soon!

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I guess I am a little late on the reply. Sorry to hear about the leg. Just let me know if you need anything, did you get the fenders on??
Yes, today, the second day of installation, after some coordination with Kenny on installation instructions, and help from RubiRob and my roommate Gib, the fenders are finally installed.

Rob, thank you so much for coming up to help install these things, as I know they were a pain in the ass to install. As I said, just like Don Vito Corleone, "I know how to return a favor..."

These River Raider Off-Road narrow-width tube fenders are solid, and look great on my rig. They were just an enormous pita to install. It took two guys and a supervisor w/ a broken leg (me), roughly 11 hours to install all four of them, and we almost destroyed my factory electrical wiring harness in the process of the drilling the required holes!

...BUT that's okay, because these things are on, they look bitchin', and they give me dump-truck loads of clearance! Now..., moving onto the lift and drivetrain...

Again, many thanks to RubiRob for your assistance!

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Not a problem. I enjoyed meeting everyone and lending a hand. I like the look of the River Raider flares too. I had a good time hanging out with you and Gib. Gib is freakin funny.

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Hey everybody, I haven't fallen off the face of the planet, instead I BROKE MY LEFT LEG!

This has delayed my drivetrain upgrades, bc I can't very well manipulate installing front ends and the like with one leg!

I am planning hopping around and installing my RROR Tube Fenders tomorrow, but know I'm going to be limited, since they haven't released me from the hospital yet. If anyone is down for coming up to Brentwood, CA to aid in the fender install, and hang for a bit, I would like that. Just PM me (or local NorCal guys can text), if you're interested.

Thanks!

RC
I know how you feel Dude, I broke my leg 5 weeks ago and I still have another 6 to 8 weeks to go before I get a boot to walk in. I have parts laying all over the house right now, I'm hitting up some friends this week end to help out also. Here's a pic of how they fixed my leg and ankle... get well soon bro!!!!

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Not a problem. I enjoyed meeting everyone and lending a hand. I like the look of the River Raider flares too. I had a good time hanging out with you and Gib. Gib is freakin funny.

Rob
Rob, oh there is no doubt that Gib is funny... Sometimes his wild stories crack me up!


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Marcy, I think that is a great idea! Although I'll need to wait a bit, due to the broken leg...

On another note, I was messaging Rob to see if we he thought of maybe all of us NorCal JKOers, getting a Rubicon run together for late August, September, or early October. My thought was that we could all set a date, plan well in advance, and it would give some of us (no name's mentioned) time to heal their "wounds", and of course give everyone plenty of time to stockpile funds, supplies, and do any mods' that may be in the cards over the next few months.

I'm relatively new to the NorCal JKO group, so I know that you veterans may know more people that should come, but I was thinking of the following for sure:
  • Marcy
  • Me (cruzcode)
  • RubiRobv
  • 09Rubicon
  • geekguy
  • Eugene
  • sbron
  • toadintheroad
  • Any other JKOers that want to join, or that should come!

Just think! This could be freaking awesome, if we all plan out well in advance for this, save up, get our mods' done, etc.

Let me know what you and all of the other NorCal-ers think of this, because I think it could be great!

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Last edited by cruzcode; 06-10-2010 at 11:30 AM. Reason: Because how could I leave out Alan!!! These pain meds are affecting my thinking!
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Finally getting a NorCal Crew together. I've been waiting for two years. I'm so freakin happy man
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Proud Rebel,

Wow. Let me say that again... Wow. Well, from one injured leg JK wheeler to another, I feel you...

My situation was that I broke the tib and the fib (one above the ankle, and the other below the knee). What was worse, is that I had "compartment syndrome", where the swelling fills up the four 'compartments' in the lower leg, and cuts of blood flow to the muscle, bone, and nerves. It was in a splint, and I wasn't going to get surgery until the next day. Fortunately, I had a great surgeon, who was called in, because although I was in pain, it was extra-ordinary pain, and according to the surgeon, it was abnormal. They did some checking, felt this, grazed that, and determined I had compartment syndrome.

If they had not caught this, by morning, they would have had to amputate the bottom portion of my left leg! Wow, so I am so completely thankful (up above), and to the surgeon for figuring this out, and essentially saving my leg. I have 2 weeks with my leg up over my heart to reduce swelling, then another 8 weeks on crutches and no load-bearing on that leg, followed by another 10 weeks of no exercise, running, or weight-training on the leg either. FUN.

Anyway, sorry to hear about your break, get better soon, and happy wheeling, as soon as possible!

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SWEET!!!

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I am game (when I am in town that is). Just let me know when and where!!!
Scott, you do realize that it will completely unacceptable to the group, if while we're all halfway through the Rubicon together, a Blackhawk Helicopter drops down a rope ladder, and pulls you away for an assignment, right???

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APOLOGY: I have to apologize to Alan a.k.a. "GeekGuy" for not including him in the bulleted NorCal list above. I have since made the edit, and added him in!!! Alan and his rig are awesome, and these freaking pain meds that they have me on for my leg, are not allowing me to think clearly!!!

Sorry Alan, can't wait to get together with you again!

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Marcy, I think that is a great idea! Although I'll need to wait a bit, due to the broken leg...
If you're able to drive out there, you can ride in my Jeep for the day.
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Looks like a mostly stock JK would still be able to have fun out there eh?
Would only be an hour and a half to get there. Let me know when
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Sounds good! Maybe I can in a couple of weeks, in this case.

This would be the wounded wheeler that you'd be carrying around... Fortunately, I have shaved since the hospital...

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Would only be an hour and a half to get there. Let me know when
Yes, a stock JK will make up and down the step climb, the frame twister, and possibly the rock climb. I witnessed a stock, Toyota SUV (I believe) go up the step climb, with some driving and finesse, and he did a great job.

Either way, you can bring it out, and get a better feel about your JK, which can lead you toward what you wish to modify first.

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I took the advice from both of you, and took on some much needed help from RubiRob and my roommate. It was much safer.

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