PDA

View Full Version : 40's Only Run!


MDH33
07-09-2007, 10:47 PM
I have been pondering the reality lately that FJ40's are becoming scarcer and scarcer on the trails and thought maybe I would throw out the idea of a 40's Only Run. It's always fun to wheel with a bunch of cruisers similar in vintage, and as much as I admire newer cruisers, I think an old school run might be something Rising Sun could pull off since there are actually quite a few members who have 40's and are willing to wheel them (including a few who are also lucky enough to sport a 55/60/70/80/100 in the fleet).

So what do you think? Wouldn't it be fun to have a gang of 40's on the trail?

Post your thoughts for trails and dates, I'm willing to pre-run it and lead it. :thumb: :beer: :hill:

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/150461635-M.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/150461245-M.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/150462365-M.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/150464269-M.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/150464334-L-1.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/150465245-M.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/150467832-M.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/150468334-L-1.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/150468952-M.jpg

:thumb: :beer: :hill:

nakman
07-09-2007, 11:08 PM
Yes yes!! I've been thinking the same thing.. and if you don't have a 40 that's ok, just meet at the meeting place then hop in with someone :eek:


I guess it depends on the 40s involved, but I've always like Kingston Peak for a run, especially when it ends at a :beer: in Idaho Springs. But I'm up for just about anything.. put it together!

Uncle Ben
07-09-2007, 11:09 PM
Go for it! That sounds like a kick in the pants!

timmbuck2
07-09-2007, 11:12 PM
Count me in!!!!


Uhhh.....can I get some help installing my engine? :)

Timm

corsair23
07-10-2007, 02:13 AM
I'd be in for a close run...I'm a wuss :)

Like to actually get the 40 out on a trail but I'd have to get a hall pass since mine is only a 2 seater right now

subzali
07-10-2007, 07:31 AM
Count me in.

wesintl
07-10-2007, 09:47 AM
I'll bring out the 64... Retro day would be fun. I'd say something easy.. so all the stock 40/45 posers can attend :)

Hulk
07-10-2007, 11:34 AM
I'm in. :) Funny, I had been thinking of the same thing.

CardinalFJ60
07-10-2007, 11:48 AM
I'm in, too! sounds really cool!:thumb:

treerootCO
07-10-2007, 12:17 PM
I'll go but I need to replace two birfs and find out why my Orion puked all it's lube again...

girlsfj40
07-10-2007, 12:24 PM
A vintage run would be fun. But my cruiser is far away right now. I don't know when in will be back.

MDH33
07-10-2007, 02:17 PM
Cool, sounds like there is definitely some interest. :thumb: Kingston Peak is a good suggestion. Pretty easy but scenic and close by. Could be a good one for stock 40's. Any other trail recommendations?

Looks like possible weekend dates that don't conflict with other runs/events will be:

Sunday July 15
Saturday July 28
Sunday July 29
Saturday August 4
Sunday August 5
Saturday August 25
Sunday August 26

Maybe we should do a poll?

timmbuck2
07-10-2007, 02:47 PM
A poll would be good...



Sunday July 15 - no engine yet. :) Tennis tournament.
Saturday July 28 - parents in town
Sunday July 29- parents in town
Saturday August 4 - tennis playoffs
Sunday August 5 - tennis playoffs
Saturday August 25 - works best for me, gives me time to get the 40 running
Sunday August 26 - ditto

nakman
07-10-2007, 02:58 PM
I vote Saturday August 4, and at night! Will be just after the next full moon.. :)

Hulk
07-10-2007, 03:03 PM
Literally the only date on the above list that would work for me would be Saturday, August 25.

What about September? It's still way nice in Colorado in September, and my weekends will be wide open. The summer is super busy for everyone. Then everything drops off when the school year starts again (for those of us with kids).

After Labor Day weekend, I have every weekend free for the rest of the month. :)

FJBen
07-10-2007, 03:58 PM
I'd be down for this...I've got some serious projects mounting that I need to get done :D August works good!

Uncle Ben
07-10-2007, 04:27 PM
A vintage run would be fun. But my cruiser is far away right now. I don't know when in will be back.

?????????:confused:

Three Wheel Ben
07-10-2007, 05:00 PM
?????????:confused:

My guess is SOA, rumor had it at bowagw. If you'd show up to a run once and a while you'd know.:D

nuclearlemon
07-10-2007, 05:08 PM
i also vote for late august as the raffle vehicle is booked until the middle of august, so that means i probably am too.

Rezarf
07-10-2007, 05:08 PM
If I can get my tailbone pinned and fixed, I would be in :(

Someone can drive my 40


































Yeah, right. ;) :D

Drew

CardinalFJ60
07-10-2007, 05:37 PM
Coney Flats wasn't too tough the last I went up there, and my buddy in his stock jeep laredo did fine. there's a little water crossing, and a mellow trail with a few verrry minor obstacles. IIRC no views like Kingston Peak, which IS nice.

Tim, Where was the spooky night run? that was a nice trail

MDH33
07-10-2007, 05:57 PM
I posted a poll, so if you're interested, pick a date. :thumb:

subzali
07-10-2007, 09:39 PM
Martin, can you make it multiple choice?

Kenon698
07-10-2007, 09:44 PM
I am in if I get my engine together.

MDH33
07-10-2007, 09:47 PM
Martin, can you make it multiple choice?

Not sure how. You can just post your thoughts and dates as well and I'll be keeping tabs and try to work it out so that the greatest number are appeased. :D

nakman
07-10-2007, 10:01 PM
Impossible to find a date that works for everyone, and no reason we can't do this twice right? Cardinal the spooky night run last two years was on Jones Pass..

(`._.[xtr3m3]._.)
07-10-2007, 10:04 PM
I am defiantly in. Late August or September would be best. What about Red Elephant Hill for a trail. I wouldn't trust a stock j**p on it but a stock 40 can do amazing things.

Uncle Ben
07-10-2007, 10:10 PM
I am in if I get my engine together.

Being a "Power Plumbing Equipment Specialist" there is absolutely no reason that 40 can't fly! ;) :D

MDH33
07-11-2007, 09:24 AM
Impossible to find a date that works for everyone, and no reason we can't do this twice right? Cardinal the spooky night run last two years was on Jones Pass..

Nakman, right I'm thinking that we can do a pre-run earlier (Aug 4th?) and the "official" run later. Interested?

nakman
07-11-2007, 09:36 AM
Nakman, right I'm thinking that we can do a pre-run earlier (Aug 4th?) and the "official" run later. Interested?

you bet!

JadeRunner
07-15-2007, 10:40 AM
._.);40044']I am defiantly in. Late August or September would be best. What about Red Elephant Hill for a trail. I wouldn't trust a stock j**p on it but a stock 40 can do amazing things.

I think it's a real cool idea to do a 40's run. Red Eleaphant Hill and the upper Empire loop would give you some fun challenge, I recommend it. I did it with Crase and Mike Brown a month ago and it was a fun moderate run with a few difficult spots in the first section. Any stock 40 could spank it with a good driver.

We ended up helping a new stock jeep through RE. He really wanted to follow us. Had a good attitude, and listened well, so Steve said "Come on Scott, how else is he going to learn". We did have to strap him once, he was quite scared tettering on the side of the shelf road. But Crases big 62 made quick work of it.

JadeRunner
07-15-2007, 10:42 AM
._.);40044']I am defiantly in. Late August or September would be best. What about Red Elephant Hill for a trail. I wouldn't trust a stock j**p on it but a stock 40 can do amazing things.

I think it's a real cool idea to do a 40's run. Red Elephant Hill and the upper Empire loop would give you some fun challenge, I recommend it. I did it with Crase and Mike Brown a month ago and it was a fun moderate run with a few difficult spots in the first section. Any stock 40 could spank it with a good driver.

We ended up helping a new stock jeep through RE. He really wanted to follow us. Had a good attitude, and listened well, so Steve said "Come on Scott, how else is he going to learn". We did have to strap him once, he was quite scared teetering on the side of the shelf road. But Crases big 62 made quick work of it.

Rzeppa
07-15-2007, 07:04 PM
I'm in! Summer works best for us, Linda is a teacher in Jeffco and has a couple weeks off coming up. We did Bill Moore last weekend and she loved it! She rode in her boss' TJ, Matt Lewis and I made a showing in our Toyotas. Mellow run with no scary/technical parts works for us.

BTW, I have no other vehicles but Land Cruiser 40 series: 1971 FJ40, 1976 FJ40, 1978 FJ45 :-0

She drives a 2001 beetle but we're gonna correct that soon. Anybody know a REALLY clean 60 series for sale locally?

Happy cruisin'!

nakman
07-16-2007, 07:39 PM
Cool, this is going to be a kick! Jeff not sure if it's still available but it looks pretty clean, and it's just down the street from you http://denver.craigslist.org/car/367304658.html

Rzeppa
07-16-2007, 08:03 PM
Cool, this is going to be a kick! Jeff not sure if it's still available but it looks pretty clean, and it's just down the street from you http://denver.craigslist.org/car/367304658.htmlCool, thanks Tim! I just emailed him...

After having 3 Ford station wagons and always associating station wagons with old folks ("the family car") I once swore that I'd never own a wagon. OTOH, it's a Land Cruiser, and it'd be wifey's (she insists on A/C and power steering)


:-)

MDH33
07-18-2007, 09:40 AM
The votes are pretty evenly spread out, but if I change mine to September, then we'll have a winner. Also, with big runs and events like the Triple Bypass, Ouray and the Rally all happening, middle of September looks like a better idea since nothing is planned around that time. It will also give some of those interested in attending time to get rigs in running order.

So how does this sound: Sunday, September 16. Kingston Peak. Going from Tolland/Rollinsville down towards Idaho Springs - and maybe something else in the vicinity depending on how leisurely we drive. Hopefully it will still be warm enough then for all of us in our open vehicles. :thumb:

timmbuck2
07-18-2007, 10:23 AM
Sounds like a great goal for me to get my engine in...that gives me 2 months to move the engine 6 feet from outside the garage to inside the 40. :)



The votes are pretty evenly spread out, but if I change mine to September, then we'll have a winner. Also, with big runs and events like the Triple Bypass, Ouray and the Rally all happening, middle of September looks like a better idea since nothing is planned around that time. It will also give some of those interested in attending time to get rigs in running order.

So how does this sound: Sunday, September 16. Kingston Peak. Going from Tolland/Rollinsville down towards Idaho Springs - and maybe something else in the vicinity depending on how leisurely we drive. Hopefully it will still be warm enough then for all of us in our open vehicles. :thumb:

isotel
07-18-2007, 01:27 PM
I may end up coming on this one!, sounds like fun!

subzali
07-19-2007, 06:29 AM
Yeah baby. I'm in.

(`._.[xtr3m3]._.)
07-20-2007, 04:26 PM
Martin,

Are you still thinking of doing a pre-run on Aug. 4?

MDH33
07-20-2007, 04:41 PM
._.);41206']Martin,

Are you still thinking of doing a pre-run on Aug. 4?

If my 40 is repaired, yes. :D

After this weekend I'll know for sure.

MDH33
08-02-2007, 09:17 AM
._.);42274']Did you get it going?

Yes. It's running great. :D Are you in?

Here's the plan for all who are interested:

We're going to pre-run this on Saturday August 4th. Meeting at the turnoff in Rollinsville at 10am on Saturday (sorry Matt :o ). So far it's Nakman and myself for sure. Anyone else who wants to run it with us is welcome. The Pre-run isn't FJ40 exclusive. ;)

This is just a pre-run and the "Official 40's Only Run" is still scheduled for Sept 16.

:thumb:

MDH33
08-02-2007, 11:41 AM
Here's the meeting point. 10am Saturday for the pre-run.

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/179700521-L.jpg

nakman
08-04-2007, 03:49 PM
good news, I still know the way. today's pre-run was a total success! couple pics...

MDH33
08-04-2007, 04:58 PM
Thanks again Tim for giving me the guided tour of The area. Beautiful up there. I think it will be a great run for the first official "40's only run".

:thumb:

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/180383328-M.jpg

subzali
08-05-2007, 01:38 AM
Sweet. I had a good day up in the Argentine Pass area, so sorry I missed you but glad I did too :D

See you on the 40s only run!

Hulk
08-17-2007, 11:35 AM
I'm out. Got the double whammy: my daughter's singing in church that morning with the Children's Choir, and now my parents are coming to visit. Arrgghhh.

MDH33
08-17-2007, 11:43 AM
bummer! Sorry to hear that.

Rezarf
08-17-2007, 04:41 PM
I'll take Matt's spot! I will have to see if my butt is up for it. But the doc said I can't make it any worse and to feel free to do what ever I can stand to do, so.... we'll see!

:D

MDH33
08-23-2007, 06:54 PM
I'll take Matt's spot! I will have to see if my butt is up for it. But the doc said I can't make it any worse and to feel free to do what ever I can stand to do, so.... we'll see!

:D

Right on! :thumb: Glad you're feeling up to it Drew.

Everyone post up if they are going to run it in the

Official 40's Only Run thread (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=4625)