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Next wheeling trip?

Discussion in 'MA/NH- Yankee Toys' started by Leaping Deer, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Leaping Deer

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    So when is the next wheeling trip? Next month for the meeting or anyone plan on going sooner?
     
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    With my truck going away on Sunday and not being sure when a new one will arrive, I'd say it will be at the meeting at the earliest for me.

    Did you regear yet?
     
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    I hadn't planned on regearing the Taco yet. Just replaced the PS Pump and Rack. I have been thinking about building some bumpers and I really need to get some sliders as this was a little to close for comfort (see pic). I have been spending to much time and money sourcing parts for the 40. I am hoping I will get to some actual wrenching done soon.
    Taco.jpg
     
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    My bad, for some reason I thought you were getting in on Pete's (peepers) regearing day with Landtank.. or maybe Ken (KLF).

    Evey rig i get I promise myself I'll put sliders on it and I never do.. I REALLY need to do it this time.
     
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    Have you made a decision as to what type of cruiser you are going for?
     
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    The 4-5 thousand dollar kind. ;)
     
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    You'd look really cool driving a 40!
     
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    there is a locked white 80 in Haverhill last I looked.
     
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    I sure would. :)

    It's a real stretch in my budget though. The "CFO" has firmly nixed the "finance-a-forty" plan so I'm looking at FJ60's, in particular a local one with a V8.
     
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    What ever you get you have to keep it this time!
     
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    Dave are you going to be happy with a 60? The only reason I ask (not putting 60's down in anyway) is that I thought you were looking for more of a classic cruiser.
     
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    I'm not jumping into anything right away.
     
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    For $4-5k you should be able to find something classic in that price range. Just don't settle for something that you won't be completely happy with.
     
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    The ongoing balance of needs, wants, and budget.

    We *need* something that can function as a "2nd car" when necessary, and ideally tow a small popup camper or boat.

    BUT we want something that can handle stock -to-moderate offroading as well.
     
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    If that FJ55 is still for sale that seems like it would be a good compromise as I know that FJ40s are not always practical.
     
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    Especially with the 350 in it (for towing). Working on getting more details by email and I'll need to get down there and look at it.
     
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    Dave - I live in Natick and could easily have a look at the 40 and take some pics. Just let me know.

    Randy
     
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    Thanks for the offer Randy, much appreciated.
     
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    thanks for the reminder on the gears...l must order them. still waiting on the bumper and more susp. parts. cant wheel til those are all in and installed. i hope its not more than a couple of weeks!