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leiniesred
02-02-2010, 09:56 AM
A long tima ago, pre-world wide web, I remember seeing a picture of an FJ40 stuck on train tracks. The rails were about 8 feet off the ground and many ties were missing. It looks like a washout took the ground out from under the tracks. The driver was trying to cross the washout by driving the unsupported rails and the FJ40's tires had fallen off the rails. The truck was resting on the rails supported by the bumpers or the frame or something.

I think the image was from an adventure in Colorado. It was probably Uncle Ben or one of his cronies!

Anyone remember what I'm trying to describe?
Where was that picture taken?

Uncle Ben
02-02-2010, 10:55 AM
Hmmmm....I only have one that was taken of me going to my senior prom....

http://foolery.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/18/speeder088.jpg

Jenny Cruiser
02-02-2010, 02:28 PM
Hmmmm....I only have one that was taken of me going to my senior prom....

http://foolery.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/18/speeder088.jpg

Nice pipe.:D

Uncle Ben
02-02-2010, 02:31 PM
Nice pipe.:D

It was high school but I never inhaled! ;) :lmao:

treerootCO
02-02-2010, 05:07 PM
I have a brochure at home with a pic like that. One of Marv's trucks used in the Toyota brochure for the 100 series.

treerootCO
02-02-2010, 05:14 PM
Is this it?
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leiniesred
02-03-2010, 09:10 AM
Great image, Mike. But not quite the one I'm thinking of. It was just slightly bent, sagging train rails and a few ties here and there a good 8 feet off the ground across a gully. Resting on the frame was what I remember as an FJ40, not a Jeep, about 1/4 of the way across. The soil looked very brown and the trees were conifers...Looked like Colorado mountain mining terrain.

Maybe it was in a Peterson's 4x4 magazine "worst stuck" or something. It might have been around 1989? My Mom would have had her FJ62 at that time and my sister would have had her CJ5 at that time.

rover67
02-03-2010, 09:12 AM
I seem to remember a similar image from an AK trek, maybe that one was on a log bridge though.

Uncle Ben
02-03-2010, 11:59 AM
Still no luck snooping google but this last search - land cruiser worst stuck - Really came up with lots of very cool pictures!

corsair23
02-03-2010, 12:35 PM
Still no luck snooping google but this last search - land cruiser worst stuck - Really came up with lots of very cool pictures!

I don't want to hijack the thread but...

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Where is the "shakes head in disbelief" smilie :hill:

Squishy!
02-03-2010, 01:37 PM
Wow. Lame. Wait, maybe if he tries it that way again it'll work... Wait, no, maybe this time?

:lmao: There is the CRAWL function too. or turning around. or SOMETHING, geez... people...

Uncle Ben
02-03-2010, 01:42 PM
Wow. Lame. Wait, maybe if he tries it that way again it'll work... Wait, no, maybe this time?

:lmao: There is the CRAWL function too. or turning around. or SOMETHING, geez... people...

There is always the get off your dead butt and find out whats stopping you routine....but that might require actual physical labor of knocking down the sand wall you have pushed up behind each tire.... :rolleyes::brick:

simps80
02-03-2010, 02:23 PM
This thread is dangerously close to officially hijacked,

but man after watching that video ...

I hope my jeep buddy at work who constantly tells me what a heavy pig land cruisers are never sees that....even though its a driver problem ...

and those big 'look-at-me' stickers on the side of that thing don't help either

SRT08BUS
02-03-2010, 03:08 PM
and those big 'look-at-me' stickers on the side of that thing don't help either

Most likely spent more on the decals than the tires.

nuclearlemon
02-03-2010, 04:12 PM
Great image, Mike. But not quite the one I'm thinking of. It was just slightly bent, sagging train rails and a few ties here and there a good 8 feet off the ground across a gully. Resting on the frame was what I remember as an FJ40, not a Jeep, about 1/4 of the way across. The soil looked very brown and the trees were conifers...Looked like Colorado mountain mining terrain.

Maybe it was in a Peterson's 4x4 magazine "worst stuck" or something. It might have been around 1989? My Mom would have had her FJ62 at that time and my sister would have had her CJ5 at that time.

Believe i've got that one...i'll see if i can find it

nuclearlemon
02-03-2010, 08:07 PM
here ya go

leiniesred
02-04-2010, 09:20 AM
Wow! This club is certainly amazing! The most esotaric questions I can come up with are solved with unusual rapidity!
First, Mike and the part number for the LAMP, INSPECTION, ASSY.
Now Ige and her personal library of 4x4 Toyota history!

That is exactly the picture I remember!
I'm going to go rear about it now!

THANKS IGE! MADE MY DAY!

PS. TOTALLY RADICAL! Yeah! I hope that kid's Foreign Jeep turned out so cool it was on the cover of Perterson's 4x4.
Foreign Jeeps....He must want a Jeep licensed and built by Mitsubishi http://www.film.queensu.ca/cj3B/World/JapanPhotos.html

Red_Chili
02-04-2010, 09:51 AM
PS. TOTALLY RADICAL! Yeah! I hope that kid's Foreign Jeep turned out so cool it was on the cover of Perterson's 4x4.
Foreign Jeeps....He must want a Jeep licensed and built by Mitsubishi http://www.film.queensu.ca/cj3B/World/JapanPhotos.html
I had no idea Mitsubishi made Jeep clones. Those are pretty cool.