Sidekick Sport build 2

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Sidekick Sport build 2
« on: June 17, 2017, 09:26:04 AM »
So my last Sidekick was destroyed when a driver ran a red light, the day after Christmas.  I was going to head another direction for a replacement 4x4, but I saw a good deal on a Sidekick Sport and picked it up instead.  Now I have to get the new rig from the Seattle, WA area to Galveston, TX.  I could have shipped it for less than the cost of fuel to drive it back, but that didn't sound like much fun.  So I made the ridiculous decision to pull the parts from my wrecked rig and ship them to DuPont, WA, so I can install them on the new rig for the drive back.

The red Sidekick is the new one.  I have added a pre-wreck picture of old rig also (white).



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Re: Sidekick Sport build 2
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 03:39:22 PM »
I only had a few days at home, but I was able to pull and pack all of the lift components and the wheels / tires in a day.  I also packed some recovery gear, portable air compressor, tools, and some other gear. 

I ran out of time to pack and ship, so I checked a 69 pound bag for my trip to Phoenix.  I have a week of work in Phoenix, then I will fly to Seattle to install all the gear. I wanted to make the drive back be more than an extremely long highway drive.

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Re: Sidekick Sport build 2
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 05:59:31 PM »
This is the makings of a great story!

Good luck with your trip..

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Re: Sidekick Sport build 2
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 12:10:24 AM »
Sou d's like a good adventure.
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Re: Sidekick Sport build 2
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 06:35:22 AM »
Keep posting updates on your trip back

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Re: Sidekick Sport build 2
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2017, 04:31:13 PM »
Thanks for interest everyone. I was going to fly from Phoenix to Seattle today, but I have to fly home to deal with family and house issues. 
Some of my gear hasn't made it there anyway.

My younger sister is back in the hospital after an emergency surgery and my house has water damage from the recent storm.
 

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Re: Sidekick Sport build 2
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2017, 07:20:59 PM »
The wheels and tires should be there Monday. Some of the other parts may arrive tomorrow and Tuesday.  Since I need to make another trip to TX, I may grab the roof rack and a few other parts. 

There are several mods I will do when the rig gets back to TX. The Sony head unit will not help me much on this drive, because I don't think the built in TomTom GPS will have all the dirt roads and I can't load way points.

I have downloaded BackCountry Navigator to my Android tablet.  I will try to experiment with it to make sure I don't have any issues on the way back.

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Re: Sidekick Sport build 2
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2017, 08:37:13 AM »
Hope all goes well on the Family and Home fronts

Looking forward to your trek and pics
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Re: Sidekick Sport build 2
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2017, 01:05:33 PM »
Most of the parts have arrived in WA. I head back to Seattle tomorrow. 

I haven't shipped the roof rack. It won't make it there in time now and it ships as oversized.  I may pack the Thule roof rack to use for the trip home and then switch to the factory rack later.

I will be making the drive back alone, so there should be enough room for the camping gear, without the rack.