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Introduction Thread...Who are you, and what do you drive?

Discussion in 'PA- Keystone Cruisers' started by Crusha, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. kevinrfoote

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    Howdy Keystone Cruisers! I'm new to the area, but not to FJs.

    I have just moved to PA from the High Rockies of Colorado (tears are flowing). My doormat was at 8,250' and I could get to Moab in 3+ hours and to great mountain trails in minutes. The transition is a bit of a culture shock, but I'm excited to see as many FJs on the road as I do. I'm looking forward to rompin' with some of the members of this forum and the people I've met through the FJCruiser forum.

    I'm on my second FJ. I currently own a 2013 TTSE with some mods - and I'm upgrading slowly from the "mall cruiser" it was when I bought it last Fall (good deal & low miles from Tx).

    First first FJ (and first love), was a beautiful and sturdy Sun Fusion '08 with enough mods to make it Moab and Mountain worthy. It had a 6 speed MT and a TRD supercharger. Sadly (RIP), it lost a battle with a herd of elk on I70 near my home in Eagle, County.

    I'm mechanically inclined but don't have the tools to do work myself, so I have to rely on good folks and honest shops. Thank you to @Joabmc from the FJCruiser forum (and here) who has connected me with some people already. Also, a kind soul put the Keystone-Cruiser info card on my windshield.

    I hope to meet many of you in the near future.

    Of course, I've got to share some pics. Sorry for the quality, but I get excited sometimes!

    Sunrise shot at 11,500' near my CO home

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    One of my last Moab trips in July. This is at "Thelma and Louise Point", where the movie had the epic final scene. This is a someone unpublished point on Potash Road, just before the official start of White Rim Road in Canyonlands NP.

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    Around the corner from my CO home... Beaver Creek ski resort in the background.

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    Decorating for the Christmas spirit. They're still on my rig and working!

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    Fun on the Schaffer Swithback Trail, exiting White Rim, in my '08 Sun Fusion

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    Don't do this. Results of a crappy, mall cruiser "lift". Long story, but lessons learned. New UCAs and a proper lift is now installed.

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    My daughter learned to drive at age 12 in a manual transmission on off-road trails in Moab and CO. She's probably logged 100 hours with a clutch. All "legal" on BLM roads, where 8 y.o.s can drive OHVs.

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  2. Crusha

    Crusha Self-censoring my mud posts... SILVER Star

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    Welcome @kevinrfoote ! :cheers:
    Go here to officially join. Great pics and nice truck! We have a few FJC's in the club. We generally get together every second Saturday to wheel. There are a few off road parks in the area, Rausch Creek and AOAA. Wheeling will be a LOT different than CO and Moab. Most of our wheeling is in the woods. Some members in the club have been out to Moab and CO more than once, and a group of us just got back from eight days in CO.:steer:
     
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  3. joabmc

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    Glad to see you made it @kevinrfoote! Hope to link up with you on the trails soon. Great pics and intro!
     
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  4. jamarquardt22

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    You will find east coast wheeling to be a totally different experience from where your from. It's not as open and seenic but I feel it can be very challenging. It will test you and your rig both.
     
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  5. dci blair

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    Hi Kevin. Card was from me when you were at the shop.
     
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  6. Crusha

    Crusha Self-censoring my mud posts... SILVER Star

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    @dci blair, seeing the rigs that pass through your shop, I think you may need more cards...PM me and I'll get some on their way.
     
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    I still have quite a few left. @Pacer gave me a nice stack back at the meeting. I wouldn't mind grabbing more at the fall crawl, I should be able to hold out until then.
     
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  8. caz

    caz Keystone Cruisers SILVER Star

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    Don't you two live like 5 miles apart?
     
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    Not quite that close. More like 10. :hillbilly:
     
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  10. Harry Handcuffs

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    Well, I guess since I signed up as a member yesterday, I ought to introduce myself.

    I am Harry from Delaware, been a toyota lover for a long time. Been around wheeling for a while, only been wheeling my truck for about two years now. It is a 90 pickup with sas, front axle out of a 79, 5.29 gears, yukon lockers front and back, marlin crawler dual cased, 2.28 front 4.7 rear. sitting on 33's. Stock front leafs with add a leaf in the back.

    Hope to meet a few more of you all for some wheeling trips.

    Just this last weekend at Rausch Creek she made it up the red Jotters way, and Stairstep with no winching. We did do some other blacks like the hills and I think 1c. She impressed me this weekend.

    Hope to wheel with you all soon! And thank you all for the warm welcome.
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    Welcome! I know it a long way off but some of us CLCC guys get together in Dewey Beach in September for surf fishing and beach runs.
     
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    Welcome aboard. I work/live not terribly far from the PA/DE border.
     
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    WooHoo!!! Another Delaware Wheeler!!! I am just north of Dover in the Cheswold area! Great group of guys here!
    You have a really awesome set up, Andy (@jamarquardt22 ) is probably the closest to similar set up as you as far as gear reduction lol!
     
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  14. jamarquardt22

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    Welcome @Harry Handcuffs . I gotta ask. Are you in law enforcement? Just trying to understand the Handcuffs

    Any how @YotaFun is right about the gearing. It also looks like a good build.
     
  15. Crusha

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    We're wheeling on Black Friday at RC...
     
  16. Harry Handcuffs

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    Sweet, I enjoy surf fishing. I wanted to get out this fall but work gets in the way....

    Thank you! I travel thru that way every once in a while too.

    Thank You! Your truck looks awesome too. I think jamarquardt22's is way better built than mine. The links just seem like such a smoother ride.


    Hahaha! No not in law enforcement, I am a truck driver and that is my cb handle. My cousin gave me the handle about 12 years ago after I was cuffed and stuffed and my T-100 was searched for taking a nap in a gas station parking lot....the old sleep monster snuck up on my before heading out on another load. He got a good kick out of it and its been my name ever since.

    Thanks about the truck, like I said to yotafun, yours is way better built than mine. Looks like a fun wheeler!
     
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    Thanks for the invite. Will see what work is like, and what the family plans are.
     
  18. Crusha

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    Phew...won't have to keister my stash if you come on a run...:moon:
     
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    Hahahaha! Your stash is safe from me.
     
  20. UZJ100tis

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    Just joined Keystone Cruisers tonight. I currently live in Jackson, MS. But as of December 4th, my wife and I will be living in Philadelphia. Really looking forward to getting to know you guys and doing some wheeling.

    2000 Toyota Land Cruiser. Torsion bar crank, running board and mud flap delete, 33" Nitto Ridge Grapplers on 18" wheels.

    See y'all soon.

    - Otis


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