We TKO’ed that Suspension with the help of the Champs Dad!

Posted: June 2, 2012 by Central America Overland Expeditions in Expedition/Travel

We knocked out our Ironman 4×4 2 inch lift suspension install on our Discovery with the help of none other than Mr. Mercer, the Father of Champion Boxing Legend “Merciless” Ray Mercer, an American professional boxer, former Olympic Gold Medalist and WBO heavyweight title holder. Mercer was the 1988 United States Amateur Champion at Heavyweight while in the US Army and compiled an Amateur record of 64-6. He won Gold in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul as a heavyweight. In 1989, Mercer fought Barry Flowers (USAF) which contributed to a K.O. win in the 7th round. Ray’s Dad, who resides here in Augusta, Georgia and is car enthusiast gave us a helping hand while at the The US Army’s Ft. Gordon, Ga., Automotive Car Care Center. It’s a shop where you can basically build an entire car if you chose to do so. With over 20 bays, an engine room, paint both, weld shop and helpful experts on hand to guide you in any automotive endevour, you’ll always find help, experience and knowledgeable professionals there. Just as we’re getting into the nitty gritty of installing our lift on the Discovery, Mr. Mercer graced us with his presents and offered a helping help. A short while later as the install was complete, Mr. Mercer told us he was glad he could help. But, we kindly offered a ” No Sir” we thank you Mr. Mercer. We would also like to add a special thanks to the Ft. Gordon, Automotive Craft Shop too! Thanks, Teressa, Dave, Barry, John, Rob and a shout out to Mr. Mo ! (Mr. Mo, I promise I’m going to get that Beetle motor out of there soon!) Now our Discovery sits very nicely with the lift and new tires. Central America here we come.


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