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Thumper's RockCrawling Experience..... Join if you dare!

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by marv_springer, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. marv_springer

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    Thumper\'s RockCrawling Experience..... Join if you dare!

    Ok... nobody's grabbed the bull by the horns yet, so here goes.

    Planning a trip to show Mike (and some friends) what AZ rockin' is about. Since they will be at Luke AFB (I'm told this is at Glendale and Litchfield Rd.) I think the easiest place to go (and meet) is Table Mesa Rd.

    So, unless I get a good objection, here's the plan:

    Here's a map to the usual meeting place...
    Day: Saturday 1/17
    Time: 9:00 am
    Trail: Probably Raw Deal. It's close to the road, friendly to less modified trucks, and has a sorta tough part at the end.


    Ok... so who's game. Post up, you hosers.... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Marv
     
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    Re: Thumper\'s RockCrawling Experience..... Join if you dare!

    Should be getting helicoils today (finally) so I should be back together by then. If not, I may take the K5 since it's just raw deal.
     
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    Re: Thumper\'s RockCrawling Experience..... Join if you dare!

    Sounds very cool! Thanks Marv!
    Can I get a phone number from you for a contact please?
    Things should go smoothly, but ya never know.
    We are leaving here Saturday morning, and will be in Az by 10:00pm or something. I hope the weather is good!

    Thanks again

    Mike
     
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    i can get a ride up there for the weekend. ariving friday evening and leaving sunday afternoon or so. just need a place to stay and a rit to/on the trails. if there is no space then i just wont come. no big deal to me. i have a lot of work i NEED to do, but it gets so old so fast...
    grant
     
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    Re: Thumper\'s RockCrawling Experience..... Join if you dare!

    I'm out. I have duty at the barracks that day /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif But I'm thinking about taking about 3 weeks off. Mabey then I'll get the stinkin truck done. Want to make this run with the Texas gang.

    BTW Anybody establish when this will be?
     
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    i got duty this saturday, but im going to get out of it so i can get the 76 out of here hopefully.
    Grant
     
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    Re: Thumper\'s RockCrawling Experience..... Join if you dare!

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    Things should go smoothly, but ya never know.
    We are leaving here Saturday morning, and will be in Az by 10:00pm or something.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Ok... wait a minute here...

    Mike, I thought we were wheelin' on Saturday. Do you mean that you'll get here @ 10 pm on Saturday night?/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif.... If so, then you'll be free to wheel on Sunday?

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    Oppps! No, actually, we are leaving here this Sat... the 10th. Then we are off work Sat the 17th for wheeling or whatever, then we work Sunday the 11th, and we are off Monday the 12th. We return to Cold Lake on Sunday the 25th.
    Sorry to confuse ya! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    Umm, is there going to be enough trucks for a trip? Its lookin kinda bleak. If Monday would be any better, we are open that day too.
    BTW, I will be outta CK5 communication after this Friday nite... Are you in the phone book so I can get in touch with ya through the week next week to confirm things? Or you can pm it to me.
    Catch ya later.

    Mike
     
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    Ok..... so...

    that's it..?!

    BadDog and me..../forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    c'mon guys.... Raw Deal is a pretty friendly trail!

    I know Rob (snap!...bang!... crack!) has to work that weekend.

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    If it is for sure going to be on Saturday the 17th I will be able to make it. Also whats up with the region grouping?
     
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    Mike,
    I'm just a mile or 2 from Luke. I'll PM you with my numbers. You are welcome to stop in. I don't know about wheeling right now, I need a few things for my K5.
    Mark
     
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    Snap, Crackle & Pop here!!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    I should be able to make this run, as long as I can get my hands around some more shafts for the D44.

    My boss will be in and out of town by thrusday.

    Count me in for now....

    Rob
     
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    Sounds great guys! I really appreciate all the effort that you guys are putting out to make me wish desperately I had my truck down there! Trust me, if I could get it there, I would in a second! I actually asked the transport drivers if they had room. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    I got the numbers, I will definately get in touch when we get there, maybe do a coffee or a cold one someday. I have my plane ticket, the rigs left today with our equipment, our CF-18s are prepped to go Saturday, and I have my suntan lotion ready!

    Thanks again.

    Mike

    BTW, if anyone knows of a good tattoo studio, I wouldnt mind checking it out as well.
    CYA
    M
     
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    Rob I have some shafts you can barrow if ya need them /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Supersize,
    Rob will do more than barrow a shaft. But he will return it after he breaks it and puts in his superior shafts /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    if you swing a job with brian on the front he has i can bign the shafts up with me on friday, but i still got to find a place to stay for the weekend, if i do come up.
    Grant
     
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    to da top....
     
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    Mike contacted me last night by phone... He's at Luke AFB, and he is looking forward to our trip.

    So... 9am Saturday it is...!

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    Looks like I've got a decent chance of being there in the buggy. Just got the cases back in along with the shafts and cross member. Next up, shifters (x4) and the floor panels tonight. Tomorrow I have to get new mount bolts (bent both of my 1/2 G8 bolts on the ledge that took out my trans threads) and I seem to have lost one of the mount sleeves. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif And just maybe, I'll get a half-assed skid plate in place to keep it from happening again. Otherwise I may chance it again, after all, last I checked, there were no 8 foot vertical waterfalls to climb on Raw Deal.

    Also, looks like the Tin Benders are going to be out there too so I may cut out and do a few harder trails with them and Matt at some point...
     
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    I am thinking about taking my truck out there. I just got the TPI running and it seems to be running pretty good. I am going to take it on a longer drive tonight and see how it does. If it does ok I will take it threw emissions tomorrow and head out there Saturday morning. I probably won't wheel but I want to get a longer drive on the TPI and see how it does on the highway and test it some. I have got some things left to do to button everything up but I is looking good sofar.

    Matt, are you going, do you have a spare seat for this run?

    If I don't have the K5 running I would still like to go.

    Harley
     

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