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Air Randy
05-28-2010, 10:40 AM
Say Hello to Dee's new rig "Meanie". Meanie is a 1969 FJ40 that was Jeremiah Proffitt's first FJ40. He did a frame off restoration on it before it was sold to a customer in Texas. It came back a few years later to be coverted into a full rock crawler for that same customer. Now it's time for it to come back to Colorado where it belongs. Jeremiah originally named it Meanie so it just seemed right to stick with that name. The technical details are:

5.3L Chevy vortec V8 with TH400 automatic hooked to a 4.2-1 Atlas II transfer case. Tom Woods drivelines going to a Dana 60 up front with 35 spline outers, king pin, 4.88 gears and an ARB locker. Dana 60 rear with a Detroit locker.

Front suspension is SOA full width OME leaf springs with saginaw power steering and hydro boost. Rear is 4 link with fox air shocks. 4 wheel disc brakes, MRW beadlocks with 42" IROK's, Warn winch, corbeau seats & harnesses. And yes, the very first thing I do to it will be to paint over the Texas flag on the hood and the tail.

Oh yeah, Dee is now registered on the forum as "DEE ROCKS" so let her know what you think of her new toy. :thumb:

corsair23
05-28-2010, 10:43 AM
:cool:

Randy, you're going to need a bigger trailer! :lmao:

RicardoJM
05-28-2010, 10:48 AM
Very cool Dee:thumb:. For safety, I would recommend Gust takes the front seat and Randy rides in the back:lmao:.

DaveInDenver
05-28-2010, 10:48 AM
Dang, didn't you just contemplate this like 2 days ago? Wow. Nice. If I could only save up for the weekly beer run this fast.

FJBRADY
05-28-2010, 10:52 AM
Right on :bowdown::Princess:

Air Randy
05-28-2010, 10:52 AM
Dang, didn't you just contemplate this like 2 days ago? Wow. Nice. If I could only save up for the weekly beer run this fast.

Yes, but when you find a great deal for an outstanding price you have to strike fast before smeone else snags it.

RedCreeper
05-28-2010, 10:53 AM
NISH Randy. Can't wait to wheel with ya both. Congrats!!

Air Randy
05-28-2010, 10:54 AM
Very cool Dee:thumb:. For safety, I would recommend Gust takes the front seat and Randy rides in the back:lmao:.

Were going to have Jeremiah relocate the fuel tank and air compressor backwards and install a small back seat there so we can tote grandkids and varmints :thumb:

RedCreeper
05-28-2010, 10:54 AM
Yes, but when you find a great deal for an outstanding price you have to strike fast before smeone else snags it.

I know that feeling all to well......

RedCreeper
05-28-2010, 10:56 AM
Were going to have Jeremiah relocate the fuel tank and air compressor backwards and install a small back seat there so we can tote grandkids and varmints :thumb:

There's ya hint if you did not see it.... your the test d____ for the grandkids and varmints to see if its safe. :thumb:

Uncle Ben
05-28-2010, 11:06 AM
Sweet Randy! I've wheeled with "Meanie" before and that rig works very well! Nice snag! Get that Texas flag off the hood quick and life will be good! ;) :thumb::thumb:

corsair23
05-28-2010, 11:07 AM
I'm going to start saving my :twocents: now so when Randy and Dee go to sell this in 6 months and get an even better buggy I'll be ready to pounce :hill:

Uncle Ben
05-28-2010, 11:12 AM
I'm going to start saving my :twocents: now so when Randy and Dee go to sell this in 6 months and get an even better buggy I'll be ready to pounce :hill:

Good plan! Plus Randy will have thrown money at everything that needs fixing so you'll be good to go! ;):hill:

Red_Chili
05-28-2010, 11:13 AM
Gee, Randy, you guys should be able to wheelie ALL the way up Wipe Out Hill in that thing! :hill: :lmao:

sleeoffroad
05-28-2010, 11:20 AM
Too bad you can't stay in the Toyota club anymore with that Chevy with Dana axles :D

bh4rnnr
05-28-2010, 11:31 AM
Call dibs on the axles:hill:

wesintl
05-28-2010, 11:54 AM
Get that Texas flag off the hood quick and life will be good! ;) :thumb::thumb:


sweet, that's all i was going to say.. make sure the hood is repainted other than that.. Awesome!

timmbuck2
05-28-2010, 12:06 PM
W:eek:W!!

Air Randy
05-28-2010, 12:07 PM
I'm going to start saving my :twocents: now so when Randy and Dee go to sell this in 6 months and get an even better buggy I'll be ready to pounce :hill:

Why wait 6 months? You have your choice of a sweet FJ40 or mini truck right now! :D

Air Randy
05-28-2010, 12:08 PM
sweet, that's all i was going to say.. make sure the hood is repainted other than that.. Awesome!

Yes, even if I just spray it with rustoleum for now, that will go away quickly.

Air Randy
05-28-2010, 12:09 PM
Too bad you can't stay in the Toyota club anymore with that Chevy with Dana axles :D

Now, now it says "Toyota" on the rear and on the title so it meets all of the minimum requirements :D

Air Randy
05-28-2010, 12:11 PM
I'm going to start saving my :twocents: now so when Randy and Dee go to sell this in 6 months and get an even better buggy I'll be ready to pounce :hill:

You should see the one she wanted to get before I found this Proffitt's rig :eek: We saved a ton of money by picking this one up.

You have to love a situation though where the wife is the one wanting to buy the more expensive rig and I'm the voice of reason saying no...:lmao::lmao::lmao: sort of like the fox in the hen house eh?

RedCreeper
05-28-2010, 12:15 PM
Too bad you can't stay in the Toyota club anymore with that Chevy with Dana axles :D

:lmao::lmao::lmao:

DEE ROCKS
05-28-2010, 12:45 PM
Hey, Dearest. No Rustolium On That Rig!!! Only The Best For Meanie.
You Will Thank Me For That Later, Dear.

Romer
05-28-2010, 12:51 PM
Welcome Dee and congrats on the great new rig.

timmbuck2
05-28-2010, 01:00 PM
heh.....Randy = Dearest :p:

RicardoJM
05-28-2010, 01:19 PM
Welcome Dee!!!

Hey, Dearest. No Rustolium On That Rig!!! Only The Best For Meanie.
You Will Thank Me For That Later, Dear.

Dee, you have a point about "the best" there. Randy, looks like it won't be rustoleum from the local box mart for Meanie. Where will the rattle can paint master find "premium color in a can" from a "highfalutin hoity-toity" establishment?

corsair23
05-28-2010, 01:22 PM
Hey, Dearest. No Rustolium On That Rig!!! Only The Best For Meanie.
You Will Thank Me For That Later, Dear.

Randy, you better make that new trailer to haul Meanie around an ENCLOSED trailer :D

And welcome Dee - I have a feeling you are going to add some spice to our little forum pages :hill:

rover67
05-28-2010, 01:43 PM
Wow, that thing looks nice, congrats!

RedCreeper
05-28-2010, 02:12 PM
Congrats Dee and welcome. Can't wait to see the fight over the keys Dearest... haha

TIMZTOY
05-28-2010, 02:26 PM
Holly crap man. Nice rig. So r you still going to be doing that linked suspention on the geico ???

Air Randy
05-28-2010, 03:17 PM
Holly crap man. Nice rig. So r you still going to be doing that linked suspention on the geico ???

Maybe, but not for a while.

Air Randy
05-28-2010, 03:19 PM
Hey, Dearest. No Rustolium On That Rig!!! Only The Best For Meanie.
You Will Thank Me For That Later, Dear.

Oh c'mon pookums :Princess:, I was only going to use rustoleum to cover it up temporarily. I'm already making arrangements with Jeremiah to re-paint it with the real stuff when he puts in the back seat.

waggoner5
05-28-2010, 04:35 PM
That was a friend of mines sons' truck. Well put together and wheeled only lightly. Congrats.

Hulk
05-28-2010, 04:39 PM
You guys don't mess around. Congrats!

J Kimmel
05-28-2010, 06:45 PM
well dude I guess we'll have to get it out and play sooner than later :)

Old40Dog
05-28-2010, 09:57 PM
Way to go Dee...and Randy! :thumb: Dee, you'll have lottsa fun in that rig!

DEE ROCKS
05-29-2010, 05:06 PM
welcome Dee And Congrats On The Great New Rig.

Thanks. I Am So Excited To Learn How To Drive It! (thats Kinda Frightening, Huh? This Big, Huge Vehicle And I Don't Even Know How To Wheel Yet?) I Have Been Thinking All Day, Who Has Some Bumps On Their Property Out Here That I Can Go And Practice On. Anyone Wanna Go Wheeling Next Sunday?

DEE ROCKS
05-29-2010, 05:11 PM
You Are So Right. I Guess I Will Post An Ad On Craigs List For His Rustoleum Skill And Use The Money For A Real Paint Job!!
I Know He Will Do The Right Thing With This Rig. He Knows How Very Excited I Am About It, And About Learning To Drive. He Thinks He Wants To Become The Passenger All The Time Now.:):)

FJBRADY
05-29-2010, 05:28 PM
Hey Dee, don't let Randy drive it just tell him to get a bigger trailer to tow his and hers....that's what Cruiser Dan and his wife Sarah did CM10.

Congrats on the new rig.....now Randy can ride Beotch! :D

Uncle Ben
05-29-2010, 06:30 PM
You Are So Right. I Guess I Will Post An Ad On Craigs List For His Rustoleum Skill And Use The Money For A Real Paint Job!!
I Know He Will Do The Right Thing With This Rig. He Knows How Very Excited I Am About It, And About Learning To Drive. He Thinks He Wants To Become The Passenger All The Time Now.:):)

He is getting older! In fact I bet he qualifies for the little blue mirror hanger now! :lmao:;):p::hill:

nuclearlemon
05-29-2010, 11:02 PM
Man, igo out of town and miss all kinds of stuff...congrats Dee!!

Air Randy
05-30-2010, 08:54 AM
He is getting older! In fact I bet he qualifies for the little blue mirror hanger now! :lmao:;):p::hill:

Actually, I already have a red one :o

DEE ROCKS
05-30-2010, 09:43 AM
He is getting older. Randy's birthday is june 2nd. I am older than he is, though. I think I am going through a second childhood, liking those BIG wheels!

ScaldedDog
05-30-2010, 09:09 PM
Sweet Randy! I've wheeled with "Meanie" before and that rig works very well! Nice snag!

x2

Mark

Rezarf
05-31-2010, 08:58 AM
Wow what a sweet rig. I kind of like the flag on the front....







































...just kidding. ;)

Great stuff, can't wait to meet and wheel with you guys sometime.

Drew

Uncle Ben
05-31-2010, 09:11 AM
Great stuff, can't wait to meet and wheel with you guys sometime.

Drew

That would mean you would actually have to show up on a run! :eek::p:

Air Randy
05-31-2010, 07:57 PM
That would mean you would actually have to show up on a run! :eek::p:

:lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:

Sorry, the flag will be history shortly but replaced with something even better.............

Dee drove the entire trail at Chinaman's today and did great, her very first true trail driving experience. I did get to drive Meanie long enough to try the left side of the wall :D:D:D I won't say anything more until the video is available for evidence!

farnhamstj
05-31-2010, 08:13 PM
Nice work Dee.

RedCreeper
05-31-2010, 10:11 PM
Nice work Dee. See the fight for the keys begin. haha. Sorry did not make it with you guys. After the shake down I had yesterday. Have a few things that need to be fixed. Congrats again. Cant wait to get out there with ya. And Randy I did finally did get it out. See the report for the evidence.

Dr. Schlegs
05-31-2010, 10:22 PM
After seeing the "shop", I'm starting to think that Randy got a good deal on a case of Orange Rustoleum. :lmao:

RockRunner
05-31-2010, 11:58 PM
Nice ride Dee, looks like you got what you wanted looks like you can play with the big boys now too.

DEE ROCKS
06-01-2010, 12:13 PM
Thanks. I Had A Great Time, At Times Pretty Nervous And Scared, But I Got Through It. I Feel Like I Really Accomplished Something. And You Should See That Rig Go Over The Rocks! How Fun!

DEE ROCKS
06-01-2010, 12:15 PM
Yep, I Can Play With The Big Boys. Guess The Question Now Is, Can You Play With "meanie" And Me?

RedCreeper
06-01-2010, 02:22 PM
Can i try?

FJBRADY
06-01-2010, 02:37 PM
And You Should See That Rig Go Over The Rocks! How Fun!

Hey Dee since you have been around now for a few days.

LETSROLL
06-01-2010, 02:55 PM
Wow! Nice rig. One suggestion would be to get rid of that Texas logo. )

DEE ROCKS
06-01-2010, 06:14 PM
What, you don't believe me? I thought all you guys just believed each other when talk about your toys. Photos are coming, though I forgot mine.
And, that Texas flag is going away as quickly as we can get it off. Might have to use Randy's favorite thing in the shop, and I am a bit afraid he might get carried away and re-paint everything on the rig!

Uncle Ben
06-01-2010, 07:02 PM
What, you don't believe me? I thought all you guys just believed each other when talk about your toys. Photos are coming, though I forgot mine.
And, that Texas flag is going away as quickly as we can get it off. Might have to use Randy's favorite thing in the shop, and I am a bit afraid he might get carried away and re-paint everything on the rig!

Make sure he uses a high end fine texture roller like he used on his 40! :eek::lmao::lmao::lmao:

Air Randy
06-02-2010, 01:32 PM
Rattle can only baby, no rollers for my rigs!

wesintl
06-02-2010, 02:19 PM
http://www.trackosaurusrex.com/pblog/images/no_fork_wheelie_w.jpg

84cruzer
06-03-2010, 04:53 PM
Maybe you can keep the wheels down on that one.:hill:

corsair23
06-04-2010, 12:16 AM
Maybe you can keep the wheels down on that one.:hill:

I was just thinking of that and came up with a nickname for Randy that I think is funny, but has too negative of a connotation:

"Flop 'em and Flip 'em" :lmao:

In all good jest Randy...

Uncle Ben
06-04-2010, 06:42 AM
I was just thinking of that and came up with a nickname for Randy that I think is funny, but has too negative of a connotation:

"Flop 'em and Flip 'em" :lmao:

In all good jest Randy...

Fefe works! :lmao::lmao::lmao::thumb::thumb:

Air Randy
06-04-2010, 09:02 AM
I was just thinking of that and came up with a nickname for Randy that I think is funny, but has too negative of a connotation:

"Flop 'em and Flip 'em" :lmao:

In all good jest Randy...

That name would imply that I sell them for a profit, clearly not the case :p: