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What the subject says..

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What the subject says..

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I don't know about the actual term, but I know the activity was in place.
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Yes...I have, back in the 70's.












Now, how do you prove me wrong?
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Yes...I have, back in the 70's.



Now, how do you prove me wrong?
you old :fart:


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I'm not old, I'm...a good vintage!
The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-- Winston Churchill

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i was 19. and no i never heard off it ether.
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no, and I still have not. want to clue me in?
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No. though I did actually have a clue to the concept. I was 8 years old in 1994, but as a child I was into cars and in my matchbox/hot wheels/toy collection I had several lifted trucks including a samurai, a land cruiser and a couple jeeps that I still have. I had a couple of lifted RC trucks that I beat till they broke as well. My uncle also had a lifted FJ40 with a 350 that i got to ride in a few times though I didnt realize how cool it was until 10 years later. So I had somewhat of a clue about offroading, but the term "rock crawling" was not anything I knew until high school in about 2000.
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No. though I did actually have a clue to the concept. I was 8 years old in 1994, but as a child I was into cars and in my matchbox/hot wheels/toy collection I had several lifted trucks including a samurai, a land cruiser and a couple jeeps that I still have. I had a couple of lifted RC trucks that I beat till they broke as well. My uncle also had a lifted FJ40 with a 350 that i got to ride in a few times though I didnt realize how cool it was until 10 years later. So I had somewhat of a clue about offroading, but the term "rock crawling" was not anything I knew until high school in about 2000.
:rofl:  i didnt realize  you was  such a yungin :therethere:
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:rofl:  i didnt realize  you was  such a yungin :therethere:

Haha yup  :yesnod:

I just turned 22 one week from today (the 19th)
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chute I was rock crawlin back when I was in diapers!  Just didnt involve a motorized rig! 
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Mike, is this like a bi-annual post for you? :hahaha:
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Rock Hopping, Stump Jumping, Muddin, Rallying....

That's about all I can remember from before 1994... :headscratch:

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i was 7 back in 94, hadnt heard of it then
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Mike, is this like a bi-annual post for you? :hahaha:
So are you saying Mike is bi?
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The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
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What happend in 94??? Is that when Marlin started?

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What happend in 94??? Is that when Marlin started?

I believe that was when they opened up their shop.
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In 1979 I owned a 72 Mustang notchback and put it on the rocks, does that count?  :headscratch:
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Grylloblattodea is a small order of extremophile and wingless insects that live in the cold on top of mountains, consisting of a single family, Grylloblattidae. They are commonly called grylloblattids, but are also sometimes called rock crawlers or icebugs. Their appearance evidently puzzled the scientist who discovered them; the first species named was Grylloblatta campodeiformis, which means "It looks like a cricket, a cockroach, and a Campodea" (a kind of two-pronged bristletail). Most are nocturnal and appear to feed on detritus. They have long antennae (23-45 segments) and long cerci (5-8 segments), but no wings. Their closest living relatives are the phasmids and the recently-discovered order Mantophasmatodea (Cameron et al., 2006).

This order includes a single family with 5 genera and 25 species.

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Yes in 87 I was 18 and had a 75 chevy on huge 35s that I wheeled in azusa canyon once in a while. My freinds and I knew the term and made fun of the guys who did it. Time do change. I think Petersens had an article referncing Rock Crawling around 88 too. It centerd around a beat up FJ40 IIRC.

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I was raised with the term "wheelin" since I was born. I honestly don't like the term "crawling". To me it's kind of a bro term. People who are ignorant to wheelin call in "Crawlin" too.  :twocents:
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Rarely is an old thread dug up that has any validity.  Good job  :thumbs:
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I think of wheelin and crawlin differantly...  I go wheelin if I went to some place all rocks I would probably go crawlin, but generally I go wheelin and sometimes while Im wheelin i find a place to go crawlin...
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My uncle was a avid jeeper during the 80's. I made first trip across the dusy around the mid 80's in a CJ5 with 33's although i do not recall if the term rock crawling was used. More than likely it was just referred to as a "jeep trail"

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I heard the term used on December 31st 1993, so before 94 yes

 
 
 
 
 

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