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Old 01-08-2008, 05:28 PM
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Anybody got trailer space for my FJ40?
Problem would be towing it with my 80. I love a good road trip, but towing a 40 with my 80 would make it a tedious trip. What you need is a F-250 and a trailer for a week and a half. Either that or ship the 40 out to Lake Tahoe a few weeks in advance.
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Old 01-08-2008, 05:30 PM
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What you need is a F-250 and a trailer for a week and a half. Either that or ship the 40 out to Lake Tahoe a few weeks in advance.
Maybe I could pay Ige to chauffeur me out.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:36 PM
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Maybe I could pay Ige to chauffeur me out.
Sure. Then she can ride shotgun and drink your beer all day long.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:42 PM
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Hey, I talked with Tony Twiddy this evening. He's pretty jazzed about us all coming out to the Rubithon. He mentioned that we'll soon be telling people that the "Rising Sun Run" is full -- he thinks everyone is going to want to wheel with us!

I also talked with him about wheeling my 80 vs. my 40. He said the width and length of the 80 make it a very attractive vehicle of choice on the 'con. He said with lockers, armor and 35s, the 80 would make an excellent rig to run the Rubicon Trail.

It's only January, and I'm ready to go now!
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Argh. Just when I decided to build the 40.


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Hey, I talked with Tony Twiddy this evening. He's pretty jazzed about us all coming out to the Rubithon. He mentioned that we'll soon be telling people that the "Rising Sun Run" is full -- he thinks everyone is going to want to wheel with us!

I also talked with him about wheeling my 80 vs. my 40. He said the width and length of the 80 make it a very attractive vehicle of choice on the 'con. He said with lockers, armor and 35s, the 80 would make an excellent rig to run the Rubicon Trail.

It's only January, and I'm ready to go now!
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:22 PM
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Your 40 will be great. My conversation with Tony was him reassuring me that my 80 would be quite good, too.
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:42 PM
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Anybody got trailer space for my FJ40?
Has anyone looked seriously at a car hauler that we could put several 40's on and have them sent out and waiting for us? That would mean we could save several days of travel by flying out and meeting our vehicles.
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Has anyone looked seriously at a car hauler that we could put several 40's on and have them sent out and waiting for us? That would mean we could save several days of travel by flying out and meeting our vehicles.
I started looking into it but could not find anything reasonable. If I was taking my 40 I would not drive it and I would definitely look into transport. Might be a bad attitude but I decided to not focus on transport because I'm not taking my 40 and using my time to come up with the best rates for others who will most likely bulk at the cost per vehicle+plane fare+storage wasn't a good use of my efforts. I encourage anyone and everyone to do some snooping and phone calling and see what you can come up with! I will probably have a seat available for someone needing a ride to the drop off and back home.
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Timm - get the engine in, lift it to be on 33s and throw a Lockright in, that's the simplest. Maybe do minitruck steering.

I'm just looking at it this way - I am hoping to be able to build my 40 for ACT '10 and I am giving myself 12-15 months starting this summer/fall, so I want to be done in Nov/Dec. '09. Maybe conservative, but maybe not. I only want to do it once, and let me put it this way, I don't want spring under lift, minitruck p/s, the current tranny and t-case, or the current rear axle, nor do I want Lockrights for my full build. But since time is against you at this point you may have to take what you can get. I'm riding to Rubithon with someone else this year.
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