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About JeepPunk

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    '06 TJ
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    Fountain Hills, AZ
  1. Told the Doc we should reschedule the party/reservations on Sunday so we could go wheel. She gave me that look that read loud and clear "I will kill you if you continue to speak" We will have to catch up with everyone on another Sunday run.
  2. Damn, perfect day and we would love to get out in the junk again. But, we have our staff Christmas party that afternoon/night.
  3. This Run is cross posted from the AZVJC forum. If you are a member or have a username over on the VJC PLEASE post up on that forum if you are attending. http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/showthread.php?65724-3rd-Annual-Samdog3-Memorial-Run-Labor-Day-Weekend-at-the-Sunflower-Mine-Trail If you are not a member of AZVJC, PLEASE post here and I will do my best to keep everyone updated on the attendee list on this thread. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Labor Day Weekend at the Sunflower Mine Trail 3rd Annual Samdog3 Memorial Run Camping will be available Saturday and Sunday nights, 4600’ elevation at start/finish line, 3900’ elevation at the camping spots along the west fork of Sycamore Creek. Please be advised and informed of potential fire bans/restrictions if you plan to camp in the area. The camping area up by the corrals offers room for any size camping unit, and plenty of room for tow-rigs and trailers. The run will start at 8:30am on Sunday September 4th. Everyone planning to run through the Sunflower Mine trail will need to be ready to roll no later than 7:30am Sunday morning. This means please be at the airdown location and ready (tires set to pressure of your choice, and ready to start the trail). We will have a drivers meeting that everyone is required to attend, so if you will be camping down below or towards the start of the trail, you will need to be back up top at the corrals for the meeting and start. Of course this will be a VERY large group, the past two years there have been over 50 rigs train through the trail. Last year it took a little less than 5 hours for the start of the rigs to complete the trail, but as always…be prepared for anything and/or a potentially long day. Please remember we are all adults and be courteous to your fellow wheelers, and represent yourself and our community positively with all actions, etc. Through communication with the Forest Service we are good to go and we need to remember they are very interested in what we do and when. Keep in mind the Forest Service will be constantly updated with the progress of this run’s organization and development, day of event and completion of activities in the area. If anyone has any question or concerns please post up any and everything in this thread and we will do our best to get you answers. If you plan to attend this run please sign up / post in this thread. I will be keeping a “confirmed” list updated at the bottom of the post. If your plans change and you do not plan to attend or will not be there please let us know ASAP. An accurate head count is required for the Forest Service and permitting. Please in your post let us know the number of vehicles and people planning to attend. In keeping with the spirit of Joe Egler… EVERYONE is welcome to attend, come one, come all and enjoy his favorite trail. If you are not familiar with Sunflower Mine Trail, there are a few things to be aware of and plan for. This trail can cause damage and create situations for even experienced wheelers. If you are a novice don’t be discouraged or feel you are unwelcome, there will be plenty of great people to help and get you through the trail. Please be advised that this trail can potentially slice/damage tires, cause body damage, under carriage damage, etc. A good rule of thumb is to have at least 31” tires with some lift. Street tires are not a good choice and some sort of all-terrain tire should be installed. Tow-points front and rear if you have them are a plus for that “just in case moment”. Many fellow wheelers will have a strap or winch to help free any stuck rigs. This will be an all day event. Bring plenty of food, water, beverages, etc. for everyone in your group. Also if planning to camp bring everything you will need for dry camping. Staging will be up the hill, just beyond the Y junction past the second cattle guard. Continue up the hill to the right at the Y to find the staging area / upper camp site by the corals. Through the organization of RubiDing and with help from the 4x4 Ham group we will have communication support again for this years run. They will insert jeeps with Ham radios evenly throughout the pack. These jeeps will be in communications with a few fixed relay stations positioned on the high ground along the trail. The fixed relay stations will be in contact with base stations in the valley with phone and internet access. We need one or two AZVJC members that are familiar with the AZVJC emergency call list and the procedures for using it to be on standby in case assistance is needed. If you can provide this support post up and send me your contact info via pm. The Samdog3 Memorial run is a great event to honor and remember our friend and fellow wheeler, Mr. Joe Egler. Many of us got our first real taste of wheeling with Joe on this trail and he loved to show this trail and what wheeling was all about. In the spirit of Joe come out and meet new friends, reminisce with some old friends and enjoy Joe’s favorite trail. Any and all questions or concerns please post up, or shoot me a PM. Please be advised the sign up for this run must be done by Friday night September 2nd. Confirmed Attendees JeepPunks - 1 Jeep, 2 People RubiDing - 1 Jeep, 1 Person IvyJeep - 1 Jeep, 2 People WRMorrison - 1 Jeep, 3 People Locked & Loaded - 1 Jeep, 1 Person Clay - 1 Yota, 4 People btmsup - 1 Jeep, 2 People DanFelix - 1 Jeep, 2 People K7VZ - 1 Jeep, 1 Person STEVE FREEMAN - 1 Jeep, 2 People Number 7 & dzjeepchic - 1 Jeep, 2 People Hivemind - 1 Jeep, 2 People Oceannites - 1 Jeep, 3 People scottL (ORP) - 1 Jeep, 1 Person Blkruby - 1 Jeep, 1 Person Fiat - 1 Jeep, 2 People Silvacon - 1 Jeep, 2 People RichardN7IYT - 1 Jeep, 2 People rick anderson - 1 Jeep, 2 People Allen - 1 Jeep, 1 Person jschwab1 - 1 Jeep, 1 Person jschwab1's Friend - 1 Hummer, 1 Person AZG23 - 1 Jeep, 2 People ROKCRLR - 1 Jeep, 1 Person Racerdan1992 - 1 Jeep, 1 Person YELACON - 1 Jeep, 1 Person hogelectra - 1 Jeep, 1 Person John - 1 Jeep, 1 Person Oh2BeMe - 1 Jeep, 1 Person TJ BOBBY - 1 Jeep, 2 People azqypsy1234 - 1 Jeep, 2 People David -1 Jeep, 1 Person LO PHAT - 1 Jeep, 1 Person badfish2 - 1 Jeep, 2 People JKx2 - 1 Jeep, 2 People offroadkc - 1 chevy, 2 People Nick02 - 1 Dodge, 2 People NSRacer - 1 Jeep, 2 People jipcherkee - 1 Jeep, ? People Trentr - 1 Jeep, 1 Person 1MPHFUN - 1 Jeep, 1 Person David C - 1 Jeep, 1 Person ukyalum - 1 Jeep, 1 Person jquise2423 - 1 Jeep, 2 People
  4. 3rd Annual Samdog3 Memorial Run through Sunflower Mine Trail. Keep the date open for this "one of a kind run" No limit on rigs, but be equipped enough for this trail. In the spirit of Joe Egler everyone is welcome... come one, come all and enjoy a great trail in the Memory of a great trail leader and man... Mr. Joe Egler. http://www.offroadpassport.com/forum/showthread.php?p=11291
  5. After the "carnival ride" I put George through the past two days I bet he has my phone number blocked by now. I cant Thank him enough for the amazing work he did on everything. Thanks again, Dave
  6. JeepPunk

    To A Blond

    Okay I confess I was the blond he must have seen... oh wait, no CG here either. But I have seen your JK around town.
  7. Sounds good George, I will let you know and swing over with them. Dave
  8. Yup, you read that right... Free for Free for the Offroad Passport group. One set (2 shocks) for the REAR location of a TJ. (have a bar pin pressed in one end, but can be pressed out easy to use eye mount. These are 20.125" Extended / 13.5" Compressed. Bilstein part #F4-BE5-D785-H0 Fitment is for stock to 1" lift of TJ's, Rubi's, etc. Or based on your application using the lengths above. Zinc plated with Blue boots, approx 1500 miles on shocks. Dave
  9. Looks good, great project. My vote would be for calling it "Gossamer" like the Looney Tunes character. The word "Gossamer" is derived from the Middle English gossomer, from "gos" meaning goose & "somer" meaning summer, which translates to something light, delicate, or insubstantial. The name is meant to be ironic, since the character is large, menacing, and destructive. Dave
  10. Great time yesterday. Carole had a blast, loved every moment. Thanks for all the help and making everything work out perfect. Dave
  11. Congrats on the new job. My wife and I got our undergraduate degrees from the University of Wyoming. We always liked to joke and say "one day the wind stopped and everyone fell over." If you get a chance head over to Lingle, WY (don't blink or you will miss it..) Go to Lira's Restaurant on the edge of town. You can eat all day for 10 bucks and the food is amazing Good luck and stay warm in the winter. D&S
  12. Sling Blade "They say it has no memory. That's where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory."
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