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So, after an uneventful 2nd day (no pictures) we had trouble about a mile out of Ershim Lake. Andrew's CJ-7 had an engine fire, was towed 4 miles to Lakecamp Lake on Sunday. I wheeled out to Kaiser Pass, then down to Madera to get parts then back in to meet the group on Monday morning to find that the Jeep had one broken leaf spring (I welded it up with some low-hydrogen 7014 rod and my Premier Power Welder, adding a block on top to span the weld). Sure illustrates the advantage of a military wrap leaf spring design. This Jeep had no mil-wrap (where the 2nd leaf is wrapped up and around the main leaf spring eye on the end attached to the frame) and with the main leaf broken the vehicle was effectively imobilized.   (21/23)

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