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powderpig
04-16-2007, 05:51 PM
Mike Gruber was at Copper Mtn this weekend. He told me he is shutting down his business for a bit and moving is operation. Any how the jist is that he has 40, 60. 80 and some mini truck parts he is trying to get rid of. He is located in Alma Colorado. His phone number is 719-836-3766. Any how I had only heard of him until this weekend, he was nice to talk to. If he does not sell stuff, it will go to merle in salida. He is "selling stuff for pennies on the dollar or giving some things away". Maybe just worth the drive to get stuff. Later Robbie

I am not associated with Mike, nor making anything off this. just in case any one is wondering. :cheers:

wesintl
04-16-2007, 06:04 PM
I think i've met him before. Nice guy. I think he business was "planet cruisers"

Uncle Ben
04-16-2007, 06:06 PM
Thanks Robbie! Nice to see you in here!

Beater
04-16-2007, 07:52 PM
we should have one person head down to do pick ups for us all...



j

timmbuck2
04-16-2007, 11:14 PM
I'll volunteer to make the drive....

Red_Chili
04-17-2007, 07:25 AM
Tom Rompies needs a steering box from a 1986-1995 minitruck or 4Runner.
Tom, this time let's press off the pitman using my shop press.

I need a pair of locking hubs from a 1979-1985 minitruck or 4Runner.

Timmbuck, lemme know what you need for gas!

74fj40
04-17-2007, 07:59 AM
Thanks Timmbuck - if it's not too much trouble, we may need a couple things picked up too. I'll call today and see if he's got what we need.
Ditto on the gas.......
I'll volunteer to make the drive....

RockRunner
04-17-2007, 09:06 AM
Tom Rompies needs a steering box from a 1986-1995 minitruck or 4Runner.
Tom, this time let's press off the pitman using my shop press.

I need a pair of locking hubs from a 1979-1985 minitruck or 4Runner.

Timmbuck, lemme know what you need for gas!

Thanks Bill, I am looking all over maybe he has one. BTW I found the leak, it is on top where the steering shaft goes in. I am checking to see how much that seal is.

Tim, I am going to call him and see what he has for the other stuff. If I end up getting smething big I will ask you first. What is the best way to reach you?

timmbuck2
04-17-2007, 09:39 AM
email is best this week, I am in a training class all week. I would plan on driving out in my 80, towing a utility trailer if I could borrow one. If we get some big stuff I could always collect some $ for a rental truck. I need all kinds of things for my 40, let me know what you guys find out about 40 or 80 parts...

Timm

leiniesred
04-17-2007, 10:45 AM
Tom: My box leaks up there too. about 2 drops/24 hours.

I've poured all kinds of different power steering fluid in there. ATF leaks the least compared to Some Lucas really thick gooey stuff, anything that says, "powersteering stop leak" or any cheap power steering fluid.

There was still a box on a 1990ish IFS 4runner at pull-n-sav 2 weeks ago.

Beater
04-17-2007, 11:59 AM
I have a HF 4x8 trailer, with stake bed style sides. it will be bouncy on the way down, but rides well after 500 lbs... you are welcome to it if needed.

Beater
04-17-2007, 12:24 PM
just talked to him - not much 80 stuff, lots of 40 stuff, good amount of 60/62. custom bumpers for 40's, disc brake brackets etc etc

j

Uncle Ben
04-17-2007, 12:26 PM
just talked to him - not much 80 stuff, lots of 40 stuff, good amount of 60/62. custom bumpers for 40's, disc brake brackets etc etc

j

Did he have anything the RT could use?

Beater
04-17-2007, 12:29 PM
told him we would get the list together

RockRunner
04-17-2007, 12:29 PM
Stephen,

Are you saying to add some stop leak or ???????

I ordered a couple of seals for that area, hopefully that will take care of it if not I will be looking for a new box.

Where is the Pull n save? Never heard of it.

timmbuck2
04-18-2007, 09:23 AM
I could drive down this weekend, maybe even Friday, if enough people have stuff to pick up. I have not talked to him, but I have a huge list of 40 stuff I could use. Anyone else called yet?

T

(`._.[xtr3m3]._.)
04-18-2007, 11:17 AM
Can someone post his phone # or website?

timmbuck2
04-18-2007, 01:02 PM
Robbie posted the number in the first post, don't think he has a website. I called and asked about some 40 parts and asked if Friday afternoon would work. Call him ASAP if you think you might want me to pick something up for you on Friday. Thanks.

Timm

timmbuck2
04-18-2007, 02:22 PM
confirmed he is available Friday and I can drive up around noon. He has tons of 40 stuff. Call and let him know what you want. Let me know what I need to pick up.

timmbuck2@yahoo.com
303-619-4075

Red_Chili
04-18-2007, 02:47 PM
Minitruck front locking hubs, solid axle (not IFS) if he has 'em.

treerootCO
04-18-2007, 02:48 PM
John was the Marshall in Alma. I emailed John to find out if he knew Mike. I need some 79 40 parts for my dad's rig.

timmbuck2
04-18-2007, 03:15 PM
After you call and talk to Mike and see if he has what you need and arrange to pay him, then tell me what I need to pick up for you!! :) Mike and Ige, any other parts you can think of I should ask about for my 40????

T

timmbuck2
04-19-2007, 11:16 PM
anyone else need me to pick up anything???!!!!

T

nuclearlemon
04-19-2007, 11:47 PM
tim...looks like i'll be heading there with you, but i'll drive my own truck. i'm camping with dad in tarryall, which is right there. dad and family won't be out until sat am, but pointless for me to drive there and back, only to go there again. ;) i'll pm you my cell number, call me when you're about ready to head, and i'll meet you out on 285 somewhere.

i've got mike's list of parts he needs ;)

Shark Bait
04-20-2007, 12:05 AM
anyone else need me to pick up anything???!!!!

T

If he happens to have a really good top dash I'd take it. Also an OEM radio antenna in good condition.

nuclearlemon
04-20-2007, 07:59 AM
i'll be coming back with lots o pics.

timmbuck2
04-20-2007, 08:36 AM
if you need anything, please call Mike at Planet Cruisers this morning and let me know what you have purchased so I can pick it up.

T

nuclearlemon
04-20-2007, 09:56 AM
timmbuck, did you get my pm?

timmbuck2
04-20-2007, 09:11 PM
Ige will be posting up tons of pics on Sunday I am sure. Mike has tons of stuff, call him with your want list! I will be going back to pick up some more stuff in a couple of weeks so I could grab your stuff for you if needed. Bill and Ben (and someone else I am forgetting), I have your parts. I am in South Denver near DU (Hampden and University) or I work near 6 and I-25 or I could give them to Steve. :) Ige, I am going to leave your parts at your house.

T

Boulder Cruiser
04-20-2007, 10:44 PM
Does he have any complete 40's or just parts?

timmbuck2
04-21-2007, 01:45 AM
just parts...might have a complete 40 he is storing for someone else, but other than that just a ton of parts, and he custom fabs bumpers, armor, etc.

T

Shark Bait
04-21-2007, 10:27 AM
I'm going to wait to see some pics. :rolleyes:

madams557
04-21-2007, 03:20 PM
Anyone have pictures of his rear bumper and armor?

Red_Chili
04-21-2007, 04:20 PM
Ige will be posting up tons of pics on Sunday I am sure. Mike has tons of stuff, call him with your want list! I will be going back to pick up some more stuff in a couple of weeks so I could grab your stuff for you if needed. Bill and Ben (and someone else I am forgetting), I have your parts. I am in South Denver near DU (Hampden and University) or I work near 6 and I-25 or I could give them to Steve. :) Ige, I am going to leave your parts at your house.

T
I am in downtown Littleton, PM me with your addy and I will pick them up tomorrow?

timmbuck2
04-21-2007, 05:23 PM
Anyone have pictures of his rear bumper and armor?

Ige does...should post tomorrow or Monday. I was a doooofus and forgot my camera...sigh...

T

Shark Bait
04-21-2007, 07:16 PM
So Tim, you were there? What's it look like?

nuclearlemon
04-22-2007, 06:37 PM
basically, looks like someone who has a ton of parts from parting cruisers. not a lot of body stuff, but lots of diffs, driveshafts, axle assemblies, etc. the mini truck conversion, he said he'd sell for $150, which includes a good box and adapter bracket. sorry for the quality of some of the pics

nuclearlemon
04-22-2007, 06:40 PM
more pics

nuclearlemon
04-22-2007, 06:43 PM
4x4 labs arms are small pattern, otherwise i woulda snagged em. ;)

nuclearlemon
04-22-2007, 06:45 PM
he's willing to wheel and deal. he'd like to move, so that's why stuff has to go

nuclearlemon
04-22-2007, 06:47 PM
more pics

nuclearlemon
04-22-2007, 06:49 PM
i took lots of pics

nuclearlemon
04-22-2007, 06:52 PM
i mean a lot of pics

nuclearlemon
04-22-2007, 06:55 PM
this is his next run to the scrap yard

nuclearlemon
04-22-2007, 06:59 PM
more scrap pics

nuclearlemon
04-22-2007, 07:01 PM
can you say 80 series half doors. he's got the full set from a rolled 80

Shark Bait
04-22-2007, 07:02 PM
Thanks for all the pics, Ige. I didn't think of this 'till now, but I'll bet he has a stock late model skid plate.

nuclearlemon
04-22-2007, 07:03 PM
one mans garbage is another mans treasure

Red_Chili
04-26-2007, 01:45 PM
Anybody have the man's address? He gave it but I lost the scrap of paper running on an errand. I need to send a check.

wesintl
04-26-2007, 02:02 PM
any bezels ige or timm?

timmbuck2
04-26-2007, 02:38 PM
Anybody have the man's address? He gave it but I lost the scrap of paper running on an errand. I need to send a check.

I have a few business cards, was supposed to give you one. :) I will post it up tonight.

T

timmbuck2
04-26-2007, 02:39 PM
any bezels ige or timm?

yes, but I call dibs on the chrome one. :rolleyes:

T

nuclearlemon
04-26-2007, 04:20 PM
any bezels ige or timm?

stamped? no

i've got one from my 74 if you need one

treerootCO
05-20-2007, 09:52 AM
Ige, Ian, and I are going up to Mike's place today. Call my cell if you need me to grab something for you. 7 2 0 6 3 5 9 1 9 8

treerootCO
05-21-2007, 11:39 AM
Ige, Ian, and I went up yesterday. I intended to pick up an early motor to replace the one I cracked the block on and......


ended up with a full trailer of parts. I'll get pics tonight but it all goes the the scrapyard if nobody needs anything off of this rig. The engine I am keeping but if you look beyond it in the pics you can see a little of the 40. The frame is broken so no, it won't be a 40 anytime soon, just parts.

timmbuck2
05-21-2007, 11:54 AM
I could use the headlights. :)

T

wesintl
05-21-2007, 12:45 PM
Nice Carb Treeroot ;)