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Old 08-29-2001, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post James, your 55 is ready to roll!

I pulled the slave cylinder off and un-stuck it, put it back in and it works again. I did'nt want to try and unload it with no clutch! It was a real bitch loading it with out! I will be heading out around 9am or so Thursday morning, so I'll be in your neighbor hood around 11-12pm.

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sad to see it go - nice tow rig BTW! <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
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Old 08-29-2001, 05:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah it is sad! The funny thing is that it's so close to my garage, that I have these weird feelings to unload it and start wrenching on it! (I've never had it down at my house before due to no spare room to park it)

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dude, thats sad <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

I had the same fealing when I sold decker my 45 wagon. when I saw it on his trailer rolling away I thought to myself, "fuck"
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Old 08-29-2001, 05:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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jeff it's ging to be in good hands james is going to go off on it . and has the help of at least a dozen cruiser heads make sure it get's going .. crawltec is going to do some crazy tube work ..
if you have time for lunch tomorrow the best bbq in the world is right up the street from
james house .. i am going to try and make it over to lend a hand ....
if you guys want on my way over i could pick up some flint's .. james, krusty ,morgan , dog walker ?
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Hey Jeff, If I can ask who made your trailer or where did you buy it? I will try to search for it but thought I would ask....and if you don't mind how much was it? Thanks again
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Az-Tex, mass produced type. Not the highest quality, but tows very nice and smooth. About $1600 out the door.

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Is that rated to tow the Fj55, I've got a 40 and she's at 5600lbs and would think that the 55 has got to weight more? Does that have a dove tail? I have an add from them but want to have as much info as I can before I call...thanks

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if you have time for lunch tomorrow the best bbq in the world is right up the street from
james house .. i am going to try and make it over to lend a hand ....
if you guys want on my way over i could pick up some flint's .. james, krusty ,morgan , dog walker ?[/QB]
I plan on stopping by.

James, call me.

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Jeff, When I bought my first cruiser, the poor guy I got it off of turned his back to me and cried as I drove off. I, now would probbley do the same. These are not cars or lawn funiture, they mean so much more. I empithize with you. Your cruiser is getting inducted into a community of cruiser fanatics, people who drive them daily, and traet them better than family. (almost) When you see this vehicle in the coming months on the trail and in the pages I hope you can feel good that it's doing what it was meant to do, wheel.
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Flints opens at 11:00 so maybe after we unload we can get some lunch. Any cruiserheads that want to be here when jeff shows up ought'a come down by 11:00. Morgan, please bring the camera.
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The trailer is rated at 7000lbs, a 55/60/62 only weighs a little more than a 40 like 500lbs (stock) I really find it hard to beleive your cruiser weighs 5600 though, but I guess it's possible. I only use that trailer to tow my FJ40, but with the 55 on there it pulls just as smooth. Just looks bigger on it!

Dove tail? I don't know, I know it slops down in the rear, enough that I don't even need the ramps.

True that I will miss the wagon, but I'm really not that attached to it. Not like my 40 which I've had for over 17 years now! I will never get rid of that! And my FJ60, I don't think I can get rid of that one either.

Dudes, see ya all tomorrow in the Ghetto!!!!!

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Yes, I don't know either how she got the phat but its true...got the scale report to prove it...just where is all this weight coming from....
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Pics from today's drop-off. Nice to meet you, Jeff! Hope you liked the bbq. See you on the trail.

James, congrats.

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It was great to meet you all, and the BBQ rocked! Thanks a bunch!

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