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MDH33
06-28-2010, 04:10 PM
Who:

FJ40 Owners!

What:

Just what it says, a run for Only FJ40's! :bowdown::zilla:

When:

Saturday, July 31. Meet at 9:00 in Conifer/Aspen Park. Meet at the old Safeway lot (where Staples and Checkers are now, Not the current Safeway).

Where:

Georgia Pass, the Swan loop, maybe Webster (?) Same as the 2009 run except I plan to complete the loop and not get snowed out this year. ;)

Why:

Because it's fun to wheel with a bunch of old-school rigs once in awhile. ;)


How:

Dust off your 40 and let's go.

This is the Fourth annual Rising Sun "40's Only Run". The plan is to meet up in Conifer and head down to Jefferson along 285. We'll head up Georgia Pass and explore some of the trails. These trails should be mellow for any stock FJ40. There a lot of routes we can take, but we can decide depending on the rigs that show up. I hope all the 40 owners can make it. If you don't have a 40, you're welcome to ride along. :)

:thumb:

2007

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/196787952_ceU4Y-S.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/196787188_t2PN5-S.jpg

2008

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/344492686_9pTMA-S.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/344489090_fH3ML-S.jpg

2009

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/674471140_yMbGQ-S.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/666447121_mEGdP-M-1.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/674469761_ikkv3-S.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/674469668_c3ZHh-M.jpg

rover67
06-28-2010, 04:15 PM
Wow, look... My truck was running in those pictures. I will make it... but I might have to get outta there early, we got a concert that night to go see also. Bruce, you in again?

CardinalFJ60
06-28-2010, 05:03 PM
My 40 is still in pieces, but since I saw her in all her glory in that first pic...I'm gonna try like mad to get it buttoned back up. between that and the 60 PS project, I'll be a busy guy this summer.

Jacket
06-28-2010, 05:13 PM
Count me in.

Uncle Ben
06-28-2010, 05:36 PM
:bowdown::zilla: :thumb::thumb::D

Old40Dog
06-28-2010, 06:27 PM
Count me in Martin! We can even run the bikini tops in July! Webster Pass, East side, should be open most of the way by then! :D

MountainGoat
06-28-2010, 08:16 PM
:woot::zilla:

Consider my old iron and me in! :thumb:

PhatFJ
06-28-2010, 09:07 PM
NICE!!! Why don't you put a little pressure on me!!
:weld: :banghead: :weld: :banghead: :bawl:

lfd270ben
06-28-2010, 09:49 PM
I should make it.

ttubb
06-29-2010, 06:41 AM
The "Marmot" is chomping at the bit!

FJBRADY
06-29-2010, 07:22 AM
In

MDH33
06-29-2010, 11:16 AM
Awesome, we already have a good group forming. :thumb:

nakman
06-29-2010, 11:55 AM
does an 80 in 2WD qualify? :)

MDH33
06-29-2010, 12:01 PM
does an 80 in 2WD qualify? :)

No, but if you let it get really rusty and sawed it in half, I might consider it. :hill:

Hulk
06-29-2010, 12:11 PM
One of my favorite runs. I'll try to make it again (we've been there for years 2 and 3).

Didn't we do this in September last year?

corsair23
06-29-2010, 12:36 PM
Wow...it's been 3 years since I made that run? :(

I think we'll be in Vail for a soccer tournament that day so I'm probably out, again...

MDH33
06-29-2010, 12:58 PM
Didn't we do this in September last year?

Yup, and I won't do that again with all the snow. Summer weather with the top off the 40 is hard to beat. :thumb: Pretty sure I did the run in July and August other years, but last year I was in Ouray every weekend all summer.

84cruzer
06-29-2010, 02:32 PM
I was in Ouray every weekend all summer.
:tongue2:I really feel for you!:hill:

Old40Dog
06-29-2010, 03:26 PM
last year I was in Ouray every weekend all summer.

Yeah! Me too ! :bawl: In my beer nonetheless...:beer:

corsair23
06-29-2010, 04:05 PM
Well...Technically Martin was "working" down in Ouray but what a place to work :)

Mendocino
06-29-2010, 08:57 PM
I have a friend coming from out of town and it looks like we will make it.:)

Hulk
06-30-2010, 08:15 AM
I have a friend coming from out of town and it looks like we will make it.:)

It will be great to see your 40 on the trail, Jeff!

Mendocino
06-30-2010, 08:29 AM
It will be great to see your 40 on the trail, Jeff!

It will be a little odd to not be riding in the Hulk...

Rezarf
06-30-2010, 02:08 PM
I will be able to make those dates this year.

Looking forward to it. Any intrerest in camping either before or after anyone?

Thanks Martin-

Looking forward to it!:thumb:

timmbuck2
07-01-2010, 10:16 AM
pretty much decided to keep the 64 so I plan on being there.

nattybumppo
07-01-2010, 02:54 PM
I plan on being there too!

FJ40zen
07-03-2010, 10:07 PM
Hi Martin, mind if I bring my 40 and run with you all - finally?:bowdown::zilla::D

A while back I was planning on the getting in on the Triple Bypass run, but I can't bring my son since he goes back to school the next week in August. I could probably bring him on the 31st.:)

MDH33
07-05-2010, 12:07 AM
Sounds good. Glad you all can make it. :thumb:

FJBRADY
07-05-2010, 08:00 AM
Sounds good. Glad you all can make it. :thumb:

Hey Martin will this be an out and back or 285 to I-70 sort of run? Just curious as I am good to go if I trailer or drive the 40 out and back. Let me know.

MDH33
07-05-2010, 10:37 AM
Hey Martin will this be an out and back or 285 to I-70 sort of run? Just curious as I am good to go if I trailer or drive the 40 out and back. Let me know.

Right now the plan is to enter and exit the trails along 285. However, if anyone wanted to go back via I-70, they could split off and head that way, no problem. The beauty of these trails is that there are a lot of combinations and routes to choose.

Hulk
07-06-2010, 09:59 PM
Our family has a planned camping trip for us the same weekend. Looks like we are out. :( I'm really bummed out about this.

Gator1
07-07-2010, 08:49 AM
My 40 says she doesn't want to miss it!

MDH33
07-08-2010, 02:14 PM
Our family has a planned camping trip for us the same weekend. Looks like we are out. :( I'm really bummed out about this.

Bummer, but have fun with the fam. :thumb:

My 40 says she doesn't want to miss it!

Glad you can make it.

AFA FJ40
07-09-2010, 01:15 AM
Myself and the Wife had a blast wheeling with all of you last year, we would like to make it up there again this year, if you'll have us? I will bring the camera, just like last time :D (maybe I can get some more pics for your calendar :thumb:

Thanks
:cheers:

RicardoJM
07-09-2010, 07:06 AM
Myself and the Wife had a blast wheeling with all of you last year, we would like to make it up there again this year, if you'll have us? I will bring the camera, just like last time :D (maybe I can get some more pics for your calendar :thumb:

Thanks
:cheers:
Rui - it would be great to have you along again this year. Your photos were awesome:thumb:.

AFA FJ40
07-09-2010, 11:03 AM
Thanks Ricardo,
I still remember your help on the carb when I got there last year, that was some quick troubleshooting :cool:.

If someone can bring a USB drive 4 gig or more, I can transfer the photos to a club member before we head home. Last year some photos were not used because of low resolution (I was stuck sending them through E-mail).

Hope we are not subject to using chains again this year...it was fun anyways.

:cheers:

066wally
07-11-2010, 09:38 PM
I'd like to come along again. I'll have a passenger too. I really enjoyed the run last year.

TonkaToy
07-12-2010, 04:38 PM
I would like to join in the 40's run. New to the club but looking forward to it. Where and when does the meet-up take place that day? I would imagine it will be me and one passenger. Have never done a 'group' trip so I am not sure what to expect and so on.
My 40 is a 73, stock F engine, about 3" lift and 31's under it. Welding up a spare gas can rack now and getting ready for this trip specifically. Thanks guys (and girls)!

Air Randy
07-12-2010, 05:55 PM
It's at 9 AM in the Conifer/Aspen Park area, which usually means the Safeway parking lot but Marten will post up the final location before the run, just keep monitoring the thread.

All of the trails that day are pretty easy, just make sure your rig is in decent mechanical shape. Bring: a lunch, lots of water, clothing that is suitable for 90 degree to 40 degree weather and a great attitude. It should be a lot of fun.

84cruzer
07-12-2010, 07:52 PM
I think you need to change this to 25 year old or older landcruisers only, because my 60 is as cool as any 40.......... so there.:tongue2:

MDH33
07-13-2010, 08:08 AM
Myself and the Wife had a blast wheeling with all of you last year, we would like to make it up there again this year, if you'll have us? I will bring the camera, just like last time :D (maybe I can get some more pics for your calendar :thumb:

Thanks
:cheers:

I'd like to come along again. I'll have a passenger too. I really enjoyed the run last year.

Great! Glad you can make it again. Should be even better than last year without the snow. :D

I would like to join in the 40's run. New to the club but looking forward to it. Where and when does the meet-up take place that day? I would imagine it will be me and one passenger. Have never done a 'group' trip so I am not sure what to expect and so on.
My 40 is a 73, stock F engine, about 3" lift and 31's under it. Welding up a spare gas can rack now and getting ready for this trip specifically. Thanks guys (and girls)!

Welcome. We'll be meeting at the old Safeway lot in Aspen Park/Conifer. It's a Shopping center now and there's a Staples and Checkers there. It will be on the right hand side as you're heading West on 285. :thumb:

I think you need to change this to 25 year old or older landcruisers only, because my 60 is as cool as any 40.......... so there.:tongue2:

I considered that, but it was a big run even with just the 40's last year. I think we had close to 20 rigs. ;)

84cruzer
07-13-2010, 10:52 AM
Hey Martin................Just jealous because i don't have a 40............Have fun and post up lots of pics for those of us in cube-land.:thumb:

MDH33
07-19-2010, 09:23 PM
Hey Martin................Just jealous because i don't have a 40............Have fun and post up lots of pics for those of us in cube-land.:thumb:

Will do. :thumb:

Planning on pre-running it this week, so I'll have a better idea of the final route soon.

:zilla:

Bruiser
07-19-2010, 10:22 PM
Well, I was hoping we could make it again this year but a family camping trip looks like it is a go. Have a great time, bring a few extra belts, watch to make sure your fan belt doesn't slip off and look for Tim's flashlight.....you never know.

Justin

MDH33
07-21-2010, 04:44 PM
Dan and I did a pre-run of the loop today, should be awesome! The scenery up there is outstanding, even in the rain. Thanks again Dan for coming along on the High-Speed Rally of the route. :headbang: Post some pics if you can. My camera got seriously tweaked when I took a spill not looking where I was walking.

Should be a great run and the trail is passable by stock rigs with capable drivers. I'm guessing if we meet at 9am in Conifer, we'll be back to Conifer by 5ish if we stick to the Swan loop. We can extend it by doing Saints John/Deer Creek/Radical HIll/SOB Hill/Glacier Ridge, etc. :thumb:

MountainGoat
07-21-2010, 06:04 PM
This is a really nice loop. The run is going to be :cool:.

Some pics from today:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/7-21-10a.JPG

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/7-21-10b.JPG

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/7-21-10c.JPG

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/7-21-10d.JPG

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/7-21-10e.JPG

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/7-21-10f.JPG

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/7-21-10g.JPG

How's that for a teaser? :thumb: :zilla:

Rzeppa
07-21-2010, 09:34 PM
Freakin awesome teaser. OK I'm in for sure!

TonkaToy
07-21-2010, 11:00 PM
Me too, really looking forward to it. First official run for me and this cruiser. Any idea how many 40's we might have altogether?

MDH33
07-21-2010, 11:51 PM
Freakin awesome teaser. OK I'm in for sure!

Glad you're on board. :thumb:

Me too, really looking forward to it. First official run for me and this cruiser. Any idea how many 40's we might have altogether?

Looks like about 20 people have expressed interest, but we'll see. It will be a fun run whether there are 2 or 20. :zilla:

Old40Dog
07-22-2010, 12:00 AM
Dayem! Mountain Goats by the Mountain Goat....and a Moose to boot :bowdown:...doesn't get any better than that!

See ya all on the 31st! Any we better see some goats or a moose! :lmao:

Hulk
07-22-2010, 12:47 AM
Wow, that moose looks HUGE!

nattybumppo
07-22-2010, 09:36 AM
I am so psyched!

MDH33
07-22-2010, 10:03 AM
I didn't get many pics before mangling my camera, but here are a couple of Dan heading up one of the more difficult stretches. Really loose and steep in the rain. The last pic is the same hill Dan is climbing from a distance.

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/943661732_vBZBn-XL.jpg
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/943662254_bHJWU-XL.jpg
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/943661280_MYNJ8-XL.jpg

There were a few other loose and steep sections of trail, but everything has easier bypasses. We didn't get to try SOB Hill on the way back out, but that might be a possibility if anyone wants to run it.

MDH33
07-22-2010, 11:05 AM
Just a suggestion to everyone planning on attending: I would highly recommend a CB or HAM in your rig. It's probably the best mod you can make if you're planning on doing group runs. This trail has a lot of intersections and with a larger group, it really helps as we relay directions while moving down the trail.

Also, don't forget to wear good footwear, bring a hat, sunscreen, lunch, lots of water, raingear, and common spare parts/tools if you have them.

Again, the meeting spot is the shopping center off 285 in Conifer that has the Staples/Checkers. It's the exit next to the Bradley/Sinclair gas station. Meet at 9:00am, Satuday July 31st.

We'll be on CB4 and HAM 146.460

:thumb:

Rezarf
07-22-2010, 12:35 PM
I am so stoked for this one, thanks Martin! How long you figure the trail is timewise? I am planning on all day, but I was just curious. Thanks!

Drew

MDH33
07-22-2010, 12:56 PM
I am so stoked for this one, thanks Martin! How long you figure the trail is timewise? I am planning on all day, but I was just curious. Thanks!

Drew

My guesstimate from previous post:

...
Should be a great run and the trail is passable by stock rigs with capable drivers. I'm guessing if we meet at 9am in Conifer, we'll be back to Conifer by 5ish if we stick to the Swan loop. We can extend it by doing Saints John/Deer Creek/Radical HIll/SOB Hill/Glacier Ridge, etc. :thumb:

Jacket
07-22-2010, 01:16 PM
I am so stoked for this one, thanks Martin! How long you figure the trail is timewise? I am planning on all day, but I was just curious. Thanks!

Drew

You mean I might actually get to see you on the trails? :cheers:

corsair23
07-22-2010, 01:32 PM
I didn't get many pics before mangling my camera, but here are a couple of Dan heading up one of the more difficult stretches. Really loose and steep in the rain. The last pic is the same hill Dan is climbing from a distance.

Great pics Martin :thumb:

What is that behind Dan in the first pic? Looks like a top fuel dragster with the body lifted in the up position or maybe a sprint dirt cart with the wing :hill:

The second picture looks like a 40 scale model...

I'd say keep these pics in mind for the 2011 calendar

MDH33
07-22-2010, 01:44 PM
What is that behind Dan in the first pic? Looks like a top fuel dragster with the body lifted in the up position or maybe a sprint dirt cart with the wing :hill:



That was an atv with the 2 riders standing by. We actually helped them out later in the day after they flipped their atv and lost a bunch of oil. Nice folks though.

Rezarf
07-22-2010, 11:11 PM
You mean I might actually get to see you on the trails? :cheers:

Once a year, I try to get on a trial, whether I need it or not ;) See you there dude.:thumb:

CardinalFJ60
07-23-2010, 09:27 AM
it's like gettin' the band back together! I gotta get my 40 together next week!! (fingers crossed)

84cruzer
07-23-2010, 09:56 AM
I could strap a 40 bezel to the front of my 60 and no one would be able to tell the difference................... right?? :hill:

FJBRADY
07-23-2010, 10:08 AM
I could strap a 40 bezel to the front of my 60 and no one would be able to tell the difference................... right?? :hill:

I don't think I would be able to tell the difference.:homer:

Rezarf
07-23-2010, 06:19 PM
I could strap a 40 bezel to the front of my 60 and no one would be able to tell the difference................... right?? :hill:

You'd stick out like a body lifted jeep. :thumb:

MDH33
07-23-2010, 07:27 PM
I could strap a 40 bezel to the front of my 60 and no one would be able to tell the difference................... right?? :hill:

Well, I was thinking about a "Rusty Old Toyota Run" - The ROT Run. Someone suggested the criteria to be: "25 years or older Toyota and bonus points if you have at least one rust hole big enough to pass a Chipotle burrito through". I thought that was perfect. :hill:

Rzeppa
07-23-2010, 10:46 PM
Well, I was thinking about a "Rusty Old Toyota Run" - The ROT Run. Someone suggested the criteria to be: "25 years or older Toyota and bonus points if you have at least one rust hole big enough to pass a Chipotle burrito through". I thought that was perfect. :hill:

Chipotle sized? How about this? Okay, you'd prolly rip the foil, but I bet you could pass a Chipolte sized burrito through my rocker :D

Old40Dog
07-25-2010, 08:52 PM
Hey Martin, I think Rudy did a run like that back in early June called the "Retro Run" and it was a blast! All of you guys with that "old iron" should have been there!

So I put my 40 up on jack stands in the garage tonight after some challenges on Holy Cross this weekend. Nothing serious...Made it back to camp under my our own power. Some mods and upgrades in the works....

Looking for an empty seat for the "40 Only Run" and maybe a second one for Zach too.

40's rule FOREVER!!! All those later models were all afterthoughts....:lmao:

FJBRADY
07-25-2010, 09:29 PM
So I put my 40 up on jack stands after some challenges on Holy Cross this weekend.


Rut ro....what happened? HC will definitely find any trucks weakness.

Old40Dog
07-26-2010, 10:28 AM
Rut ro....what happened? HC will definitely find any trucks weakness.

Broke the tension pin in the steering shaft to the Saginaw gear box going thru French Creek so ended up using a clip from the Gecko's HiLift and the electric fan thermostat was working intermittently causing the engine to run hot and like crap....so I ended up wiring the fan directly to the battery to get back down the trail and then home. Also looking to ditch the carb and go to TBI so it just runs better overall and will probably pull the head off while I'm at it and have it redone too. So limited to runs that Idelle's open 80 with 33's can handle for now.

FJBRADY
07-26-2010, 10:40 AM
Broke the tension pin in the steering shaft to the Saginaw gear box going thru French Creek so ended up using a clip from the Gecko's HiLift and the electric fan thermostat was working intermittently causing the engine to run hot and like crap....so I ended up wiring the fan directly to the battery to get back down the trail and then home. Also looking to ditch the carb and go to TBI so it just runs better overall and will probably pull the head off while I'm at it and have it redone too. So limited to runs that Idelle's open 80 with 33's can handle for now.

Bummer dude.....as for wheeling an open 80 just ask Shlegs how much fun that is :thumb:

Dr. Schlegs
07-26-2010, 07:40 PM
Bummer dude.....as for wheeling an open 80 just ask Schlegs how much fun that is :thumb:

It sucks!!! Things spin. Rocks fly. You stay. Dave you have a lot of projects on your to do list. A stitch in time saves nine, is so true. After the blow off work run, I figure I got through a couple of spots on dumb luck (and experienced eyes spotting me). Took some lines that I was not built for nor was my skill level where it needs to be for them as well. It opened my eyes to the fact that I need to fix some stuff and upgrade others before I go on particular runs. Plus I need to learn to wheel differently on rocks verses the mud I am use to.

Romer
07-26-2010, 09:39 PM
It sucks!!! Things spin. Rocks fly. You stay. Dave you have a lot of projects on your to do list. A stitch in time saves nine, is so true. After the blow off work run, I figure I got through a couple of spots on dumb luck (and experienced eyes spotting me). Took some lines that I was not built for nor was my skill level where it needs to be for them as well. It opened my eyes to the fact that I need to fix some stuff and upgrade others before I go on particular runs. Plus I need to learn to wheel differently on rocks verses the mud I am use to.


Robbie taught me how to power brake and that made a huge difference in what I could do. I have seen people with open vehicles go through areas that locked rigs have problems with. Why?, because of tools like power braking, knowing how to pick a good line and not overpowering through an obstacle.

I did not engage my lockers on slaughterhouse and went up and down through that area using the power brake method

Power braking - With the left foot on the brake, rev the engine up to 1000 RPM, use your left foot on the brake to control momentum while keeping the engine RPM constant.

On the rubicon, there was a guy there that had done it every year for over 20 years with no lockers.

MDH33
07-26-2010, 11:13 PM
Robbie taught me how to power brake and that made a huge difference in what I could do. ...

Power braking - With the left foot on the brake, rev the engine up to 1000 RPM, use your left foot on the brake to control momentum while keeping the engine RPM constant.

...

My grandma drove with one foot on the brake pedal and one on the gas pedal too... :lmao::tongue2:

;)

FJBRADY
07-27-2010, 07:27 AM
My grandma drove with one foot on the brake pedal and one on the gas pedal too... :lmao::tongue2:

;)

Good point! Explains why he has lockers now.

LETSROLL
07-27-2010, 08:28 AM
How long will it take to do the run? We have tickets for a show at Red Rocks that night.

MDH33
07-27-2010, 08:35 AM
How long will it take to do the run? We have tickets for a show at Red Rocks that night.


If we meet at 9, I'm estimating we'll be back to Conifer by 4 or 5 if we do only the Swan loop. There will be places to bail towards Breckenridge or Montezuma along the way as well if anyone needs to head back early.

Old40Dog
07-27-2010, 09:09 PM
Robbie taught me how to power brake and that made a huge difference in what I could do. I have seen people with open vehicles go through areas that locked rigs have problems with. Why?, because of tools like power braking, knowing how to pick a good line and not overpowering through an obstacle.

Gary Wagner suggested the power braking method to me this year on Gold Bar Rim at Moab and I have been working on getting better at it since then. Nick commented to me on HC Saturday, how well the 40 was working as he thought I had a front locker 'til I told him otherwise. On the BOW Slaughterhouse run, I didn't even realize 'til I was back at the trailhead that I put the TC in Low, but forgot to pull out the vacuum 4x4 shifter. Power braking in an automatic takes some practice, but it works. Slow and deliberate gets it done more often than not. :thumb:

Rezarf
07-27-2010, 11:11 PM
Martin-

I am working on a new fella I met in boulder with a fj45 to come out on the run. We will see if it happens. It is a sweet rig and Jake was very friendly and eager to jump in. I assume there is room?

Drew

ttubb
07-28-2010, 08:04 AM
Something has come up that requires me to be here this weekend so I am out. Have fun......next year....Terry :(

rover67
07-28-2010, 08:18 AM
How long will it take to do the run? We have tickets for a show at Red Rocks that night.

We are headed to see the show at Red Rocks as well. My plan was to split off and head home a little early. we can head down together if you like.

I am not sure what route we'll take to get home, but we should be back with plenty of time to make it back down to Red Rocks from Boulder.

FJBRADY
07-28-2010, 08:28 AM
Something has come up that requires me to be here this weekend so I am out. Have fun......next year....Terry :(

Bummer, Terry....I was looking forward to seeing the Marmot out on the trail. Until next time. :beer:

MDH33
07-29-2010, 06:31 AM
Something has come up that requires me to be here this weekend so I am out. Have fun......next year....Terry :(

Sorry to hear Terry. Hope you can make it next time.

Martin-

I am working on a new fella I met in boulder with a fj45 to come out on the run. We will see if it happens. It is a sweet rig and Jake was very friendly and eager to jump in. I assume there is room?

Drew

Sure, any 40 series rigs/owners are welcome on the 40's Run. :thumb:

MDH33
07-29-2010, 06:32 AM
Only 3 Days until the run! Have your rigs running? ;):clap::snail:

MountainGoat
07-29-2010, 06:48 AM
:zilla: Not only is it running, I got some new to me tires off CL and put them on it. They look huge. 31x10.50! :hill:

RicardoJM
07-29-2010, 07:20 AM
:zilla: Not only is it running, I got some new to me tires off CL and put them on it. They look huge. 31x10.50! :hill:

:eek:What the..? Dan you were my barometer for the "will Ricardo's rig make it" cause of your tire size. With your upgrade, I'm going to be in trouble for sure.

MountainGoat
07-29-2010, 07:25 AM
:eek:What the..? Dan you were my barometer for the "will Ricardo's rig make it" cause of your tire size. With your upgrade, I'm going to be in trouble for sure.

:lmao: Sorry Ricardo. I really thought it was time to move my 40 up to the 1970's. FYI I made the pre run just fine on the 29 inch tires. :hill:

FJBRADY
07-29-2010, 07:34 AM
:eek:What the..? Dan you were my barometer for the "will Ricardo's rig make it" cause of your tire size. With your upgrade, I'm going to be in trouble for sure.

Time to leap frog him with 33's

Uncle Ben
07-29-2010, 07:58 AM
Only 3 Days until the run! Have your rigs running? ;):clap::snail:

Mines in the hospital but I expect a full recovery! :) :bowdown::bowdown::zilla:

ttubb
07-29-2010, 07:59 AM
:eek:What the..? Dan you were my barometer for the "will Ricardo's rig make it" cause of your tire size. With your upgrade, I'm going to be in trouble for sure.

Hey, if I can run Black Bear on stock wheels, 3/4 worn street tires and stock suspension in my wife's FJ Cruiser, you can do this.......:D

SteveH
07-29-2010, 08:54 AM
I and my '78, and one or both of my daughters are planning to join this outing. Looking forward to it!

MDH33
07-29-2010, 01:08 PM
:eek:What the..? Dan you were my barometer for the "will Ricardo's rig make it" cause of your tire size. With your upgrade, I'm going to be in trouble for sure.

Well, you'll have to talk Wes into bringing his 40 out then. ;)

MDH33
07-29-2010, 01:09 PM
Mines in the hospital but I expect a full recovery! :) :bowdown::bowdown::zilla:

Just a little Botox, I hope, and not major surgery? :thumb:

MDH33
07-29-2010, 01:11 PM
I and my '78, and one or both of my daughters are planning to join this outing. Looking forward to it!

Awesome Steve, glad you can make it. Should be a great run and some awesome scenery. Lets hope the thunderstorms hold off.

Rzeppa
07-29-2010, 03:11 PM
Well, you'll have to talk Wes into bringing his 40 out then. ;)

Not quit fair. Wes is such a good driver he could probably take a Subaru over stuff that most of us would need 33s and a locker.

Jacket
07-29-2010, 05:05 PM
Mine has no radiator, is missing some hoses, the crank bolt and pulley are sitting on the floor, and the crank pulley key is somewhere along side them.

But I have some parts, and two evenings to get 'er done.

FJBRADY
07-29-2010, 06:53 PM
Mine has no radiator, is missing some hoses, the crank bolt and pulley are sitting on the floor, and the crank pulley key is somewhere along side them.

But I have some parts, and two evenings to get 'er done.

You motivated me to check and top off fluids.......ready to go!:drumsticks:

Rezarf
07-29-2010, 06:59 PM
You motivated me to check and top off fluids.......ready to go!:drumsticks:

Thats my morning tomorrow! :thumb::hill:

baileyfj40
07-29-2010, 08:11 PM
I'm thinking of coming with the group if one tire holds air and it starts, find out in the morning, will meet up with the group at top of crow hill.

Air Randy
07-29-2010, 08:27 PM
We might need to arrange a police escort. Were going to have a large number of very slow 40's going up some of those hills :hill:

MDH33
07-29-2010, 08:59 PM
I'm thinking of coming with the group if one tire holds air and it starts, find out in the morning, will meet up with the group at top of crow hill.

Right on Mike, I'll keep an eye open for you. If you have a CB or Ham, we'll be on 4 and 146.460. :thumb:

We might need to arrange a police escort. Were going to have a large number of very slow 40's going up some of those hills :hill:

Have some lights for the Blue Mule? :)

Rzeppa
07-30-2010, 08:46 AM
... if one tire holds air...

What about the other 3? :p:

84cruzer
07-30-2010, 10:03 AM
Make sure that you post up lots and lots of pics, just lost the fuel pump in my 60 so can't even "outlaw" this one if i wanted to.
:cheers: everyone be safe and have a good time, but don't forget your cameras.
:bowdown: not worthy :bowdown:

CardinalFJ60
07-30-2010, 10:06 AM
I won't be making this run, but if there is a northsider that could bring the tuffy console (sold to Randy) to the run, that would be great.

84cruzer
07-30-2010, 10:27 AM
I won't be making this run, but if there is a northsider that could bring the tuffy console (sold to Randy) to the run, that would be great.
666 posts you must be the devil :lmao: Hey S Waazzzzup!

CardinalFJ60
07-30-2010, 10:30 AM
I had to take care of that post count right away! things are great...the PS is finally replaced in the 60, should be back on the road tomorrow! Then....it's all about the 40.

Rezarf
07-30-2010, 12:10 PM
I won't be making this run, but if there is a northsider that could bring the tuffy console (sold to Randy) to the run, that would be great.

Shawn-

I am heading down if you can get it to me today, I can swing it down for you. Plus a HUGE deliver fee of course ;)

Drew

CardinalFJ60
07-30-2010, 02:09 PM
Thanks! and all I have are 100's; do you still take cash?

rover67
07-30-2010, 08:09 PM
After thinking about it a little bit more, I am gonna pass...

I am going to take the day to try to get the 60 back on the road again.

Ya'll have fun!!

MDH33
07-30-2010, 08:49 PM
Looks like some rain for tomorrow, so be prepared for the weather. Raingear, warm clothes, and proper footwear are highly recommended especially if you're called upon to assist with vehicle recovery, repairs, etc.

9:00am at the Conifer Staples/Checker lot. Take the Exit at the Bradley/Sinclair gas station if you're heading West on 285. If anyone is trailering, you can drop your trailer in Jefferson where we'll air down.

We'll be on CB 4 and HAM 146.460.

Should be a great day regardless of the weather. :thumb:

Rezarf
07-30-2010, 10:58 PM
Weather huh? Colorado High country in the summer... here we go! :D

Rzeppa
07-30-2010, 11:22 PM
For those who plan to top off or fill up, note that the Bradley/Sinclair is generally 5-10 cents less per gallon than most everywhere else around.

toplessfj
07-31-2010, 05:59 AM
At least a couple of us from up north are planning on being there - Paul and I are coming along with Bob Paul. See you in Conifer!!

SteveH
07-31-2010, 06:32 AM
Based on the forecast, driving distances, assorted family things, etc. - I'm not going to be able to make it on this run. I'll look forward to the trip report! - Steve

84cruzer
07-31-2010, 10:35 AM
What no pictures yet?? :gaah:...........................:lmao: