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starting a toyota 4x4 club in Western Washington
« on: Aug 18, 2012, 11:05:21 AM »
I've been trying to find a club for a while now and currently the only clubs are either too far away or too close-knit for new members. Between Seattle and Cle-Elum on I-90 there are hundreds of trails and free campsites (if you know where they are) and loads of people driving toyota-specific off-road trucks.

I propose a new club based in this area welcoming all Toyota drivers with trail buddies, technical help, free labor in exchange for help when you are needed, and a great place to wheel in Western Washington. If anyone is interested let me know. If I get a few responses I might make t-shirts and decals and stuff. Get us organized so other drivers can see what's up and get interested

Any thoughts let me know
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I am with you. I have been looking for a club locally that welcomes all 4x4 toyota's. I would be excited to join. Let's get a few more people involved and get together.
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sounds rad dude. the only people I've found that want to do any type of group driving don't have the time to or sold their truck, and the rest of them aren't interested.  winter is coming so snow driving will be fun
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sounds great! I still have some things I'm finishing on my truck but it is certainly close enough to hit the trail. I am anxious to see what she can do. let me know when you want to go.
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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Where are you guys located?
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I am in Issaquah, but I drive anywhere from Snoqualmie pass, Clea Elum, duvall, Monroe, reiter (if it was still open) to wherever. But my favorite is the area between Issaquah and Snoqualmie Pass. There is lots of stuff to do if you know where it is
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I'm in west Seattle. There is obviously no wheeling in the city. So I plan on doing some traveling to get where we are going also.
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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I'm finishing making my truck driveable again, then SAS and some real tires ( some fools stole my 35x12.50 km2s and put some baldass passenger tires on. At least they didn't leave me on blocks) and I was thinking we could do some kind of meet and see what's up with everyone. I live in Fall City now but it'd be cool to organize as many people in Seattle as we can. People get discouraged because of their surroundings but from west Seattle cross the bridge,hop on 90, and ride it out 38 miles :)
May Bobby Long be forever immortalized in his work and deeds to the Toyota 4x4 community. Because of a select few including this wonderful man, none of us have to drive Jeeps. He will be missed.

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I would be thrilled to meet at either falls city or Issaquah. I agree that we should meet and see what we have and figure out where to go from there.
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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hey, Helipilot77-- where did you get a 1KZ-TE engine?! my neighbor who visits family in the phillipines just bought a van there that has that engine and I've been TRYING to buy it off of him and convince him to ship it here on my dime plus interest, but he won't have it and I want that little turbo diesel sooooooo bad
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Yeah it's a sweet motor. I got it from foreign engines in lynnwood for $4000.
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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You guys ready to get together? Royota, do you need help finishing up your SAS? Let's get that thing on the road.
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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The axle I got was trash and my engine blew up  so I'm stuck with ifs that's falling apart and 40 horsepower haha in the market for a new truck if anyone has a junker.
I agree! Winter is "project time" so lets make a time and place we can have lunch or something. Equivelant. Everyone like beer? That works too

How abooooout you all lobby for a place you want to hang out and we will talk about a halfway point

I vote Redbook brewery on a Saturday a weekend or two after new years.
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Oh ya and someone left my truck on blocks so I'm on baaaaaald 235s. Anyone have an axle or tires? :) i pay in cash/beer/labor if anything suits you
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Kinda looks like its just you and me helipilot haha I'm in fall city now but I'm all over Seattle and Bellevue regularly. Name a place and time
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I'm just seeing this... I live in Fife. My rigs is down for repairs right now, but I'm interested........
Time to go wheelin!

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Maybe we should just get together and have a work day. My truck is driving but I am always working on it. I have a very small garage and a driveway. Do either of you have better facilities?
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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I have a 2 car garage, but only have enough room for 1 rig. I need to R&R my power steering pump and find out what's broken in the front end (I'm thinking it's the locker???)
« Last Edit: Dec 24, 2012, 09:00:02 AM by mudmaster »
Time to go wheelin!

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Sounds like a good project. Royota is yours on the road?
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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I think between the 3 of us we can get your truck running
Mine "runs" I just have no power and my brake mysteriously lock at random. Thinking new calipers and lines should do it? But I want to SAS. Issue is, its my DD since I scrapped my camry. So all the "big projects" have been reduced. Also I need to replace the tires that were stole.. bald, ballooning, plugged and patched 235s don't go very far.
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I know we could get his truck running in no time. Those meeting times sound good to me. If you are seriously looking for a replacement my brother is selling his 83'. Already has the factory solid axle. Has a fresh built 22-R and remanufactured 5 speed. V6 rear end 4" lift and 33" Baja claws. It needs a new drivers side fender and a front diff. Perfect opertunity to install a locker. He used to daily drive it but has a Camry now. It is down in Northern Oregon. He is only asking $2000.
« Last Edit: Dec 24, 2012, 09:57:20 AM by helipilot77 »
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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DONE

I need to save $2000 first. I may either sell my truck or part it out for funds plus next weeks paycheck but I just got a ride sorted out.to Oregon to pick it up.
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Not selling it- parting out my 88. Anyone want anything? Its not worth ripping someone off so im selling the good parts haha but I am 100% onboard with your brothers 83. Will it drive to Washington?
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I've driven it to and from Washington several times. It just needs insurance.
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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Well I have insurance that's a 5 minute resolution. I will pm you with updates as I gather cash over the next week. Because im all about it
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That sounds teriffic. Ill look forward to it.
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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Helipilot77 and I are meeting at Prost! in West Seattle on Sunday around 6pm

all of you guys should tell your toyota friends and bring them over!

I have the busted up 88. look for my pirate flag when you show up ;)
May Bobby Long be forever immortalized in his work and deeds to the Toyota 4x4 community. Because of a select few including this wonderful man, none of us have to drive Jeeps. He will be missed.

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I will be driving my 87' white 4runner. The parking lot is around back.
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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laryngitis got to me at the last half of yesterday and this morning. my voice is completely gone and I'm more stuffed up than an Ikea pillow

I know 5 hours notice wasn't really appropriate but neither is how inconvenient this is for my throat haha I'm going to have to reschedule :/ as stereotypically flaky of a PNW'r as that is... you wouldn't be able to hear me talking anyway.
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I live close by and will be there to see if anyone shows.
PROST!
7311 Greenwood Ave N | Seattle, WA 98103
Hope to see someone there.
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

 
 
 
 
 

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