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Old 12-22-2005, 10:12 PM
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Default Farewell Everyone!

Rising Sun Friends,

Well, first it was off to MN for a 3 year stint, now it is off to CA for me. I am sad to leave CO but am also excited for a new life in CA.

I hope I get a chance to keep in touch with all of you, and I wish I could have made more time to come to more meetings and runs this past year, but the ones I attended were of course very fun thanks to all the great people in the club.

So I am sure I am going to be asked why I would leave such a awesome place as CO...and really it is a long story. Without going into too much detail, lets just say there will only be one person on the rising sun "family" membership next year. Amber (my now ex-wife) will be staying here in CO. I assume she will keep up with the club when she can, as she will still have a '70 Fj-40 (the maroon one with diamond plate and lockers) and the '93 FZJ-80. I hope she will get an occasional hand from some of you when the 40 needs a tune up. I have left it in pretty good shape so she should be good to go, though I know she will need a front end rebuild on the 80 as soon as she can afford it. As for us splitting up, the separation is amicable, we just fizzled out.

Anyway, I am starting a new life in CA, new job etc...and I still have my recently finished 78 FJ-40 to keep me busy. If anyone is ever out west in the orange county area, look me up. And since I will be new to CA if anyone has any suggestions for trails, shops and or people I need to meet also let me know.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and a Happy new year. When I get time, I will update the website (www.toepper.net) with the latest goings on if anyone is interested (lots of cruiser tech stuff there too) Keep in touch if you can, I am sure our trails will cross again in the near future.

---JIM Toepper
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Old 12-22-2005, 11:00 PM
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damn...that sucks...we'll miss you
ige tlca #1431
62 fj40
65 fj45
71 fj55
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Old 12-22-2005, 11:24 PM
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The Best of luck to you Jim. Had fun wheeling Mosquito with ya
-Perry Loughridge aka "Skelator" aka KDLDQ
4th gen Coloradoan.
-87 Toyota 4runner. Flat bed by Proffitts Cruisers 5.29 gears, rear locker. 33" mt/r tires. Snackster cooker. Eazi-Awn 1200 RTT and more tube work by the Homegrown Crew . And still more to come

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Old 12-22-2005, 11:29 PM
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Take care of yourself Jim! You can stay on the RS board and keep in touch.
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Cruisers are superior
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Old 12-23-2005, 12:41 AM
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Wow. Best of luck to you both!
Chris Hatfield, TLCA# 2768, KACBH
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Old 12-23-2005, 09:52 AM
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Good luck.. Take car of that fresh new 40
See you on the trail
Couple o' FJ40's, BJ70, PZJ77, UZJ100, TDI 66FJ40,82FJ60,97FZJ80
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Old 12-23-2005, 10:44 AM
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Sorry to hear the news, Jim, but take care and continue to hang out with us on line here. I go to the OC in January for a trade show, I'll be there 1/27-2/1 next year if you want to hook up.
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