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Hey, I think its great that you big-city dudes with no dust on your trucks are getting together in Maricopa County , but don't forget this is called "The Arizona Chapter". Sounds like you are trying one of those corporate takeovers to me (Ha). I hope some guys from Pima & Pinal Counties will jump in here just to keep you all in line. Best of luck with your meeting.
gilatrader- (far out in the mountains,100 mile east of Phoenix).
Sounds like a good idea to me. I think you would enjoy the trip now that the weather is warming up. Here is a good day trip for you: From Apache Jct via Hwy.60 travel to Superior, turn right on Hwy. 177 to Kearny. Proceed to Winkelman via Hwy.177,then turn North to Globe. Take Hwy 60 through Globe & Miami back to Superior. There is some really nice mountainous scenery along this route if you take time to enjoy it. Some recommended stops are: (1) Farmers Market in Superior for some really good take out Mexican food and /or soft drinks. Take it to one of their nice parks along the highway for a short break.(2) Ray Mines Open Pit View Point between Superior and Kearny (3) The new Kearny Lake and Campground, located just off the highway after leaving Kearny.(4) The Lower Gila River rock formations, just north of Winkelman. (5)El Capitan summit and viewpoint between Winkelman and Globe.(6) Devil's Canyon and Queen Creek Tunnel between Miami and Superior. Try it-you'll like it!
[updated:LAST EDITED ON 21-Feb-02 AT 10:19 AM (EST)]We are not trying a hostile take over we just want to all work together and get the AZ chapter off the ground and YES my truck has alot of dust and mud on it We just want everyone who wants to help and some ideas on what type of things everyone would like to do.
actually a weekend chapter camp trip would be a great idea out by you and maybe you could show us some good off-road spots to enjoy the moutain scenes. No Corperate takeover here just wanting to get something going
I hope no-one got their nose bent out of shape over my post. I was just trying to stimulate some conversation and maybe attract some more "Hillbillies" to the Arizona Chapter forum. As for me,my first car was a pre-1930 model,so I have been around a long time and am pretty resilient to critisism. I will try to help you fellows out as best I can.
If you set up a meeting or event in your area, I would be glad to come up, so long as I can fit it in my schedule. I love that area of the state, just prefer to live in the big city(more business in Landscaping).
460lover (Glendale, AZ)
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What kind of event would the Arizona Chapter guys be interested in?
1-Individuals tour this area and meet everyone else for lunch along
the way? 2-Leave the valley as a group and do a drive around of this area? 3-Do a tailgate lunch at one of our local parks or campgrounds?
4-Show your truck off at a local shopping center while socializing as
a group? 5-Include wives, girlfriends and children? 6-Participate as a FTE Group in the upcoming Pioneer Day Parade at Kearny? ( Put a "FTE Arizona Chapter" sign on truck and enter the parade as a participant). 6- Hold a FTE Truck Show at the Apache Gold Casino ? What day of the week is best for everyone? How many are interested in this sort of thing? We need a head count - wives & kids included? Any ideas or feedback would be a big help.
78 F-150 Ranger (under constant construction-New Paint job forthcoming. 351M Auto- Dual 30" glas-pacs- Dual Jr. West Coast Mirrors -Dual mirror mount CB Antennas. Dual tow package (5th wheel ot trailer). A Chevy's worst nightmare!!
I would love to come up to that area and we can do any of the above but first my F150 needs a new c-6 to make it that far which will be coming very soon. and any of you guys free on aweekend that could help me install my new gears in the rear end of my truck please let me know i could really use some help
Bill are there any lakes near you that allow a gas engine boat on maybe a camping trip up there would be cool too
as a gas engine I mean a 4cyl inboard /outboard stern drive
It sounds like you have already bought a set of gears for your differential, is that correct? That looks like an easy way to go but I expect that it will be a lot harder and more expensive, than if you bought a used rear end from a salvage yard (with the ratio you want) and swapping them. As for lakes in this area allowing gas motors - Kearny Lake does not allow gas motors. The closest is San Carlos Reservoir east of Globe or Roosevelt Lake. Roosevelt has nice campgrounds w/ nice restrooms at about $15 per unit per night. San Carlos requires a Reservation permit for boating, fishing and camping.
The new Kearny Lake is free for fishing and camping. It is stocked by Az. Game and has been producing good trout. The weather is warming now and that will probably affect the trout. There are camping areas along the Gila River north of Winkelman. No charge, no facilities.Cat fish should be coming on with the warmer weather. ( Also rattlesnake)
[updated:LAST EDITED ON 26-Feb-02 AT 07:00 AM (EST)]My truck can only do roadtrips on a trailer, I'll have to sit out of the senic rides. If ya got a parking spot for a tow vehicle, & somewhere to 'wheel though...
[updated:LAST EDITED ON 13-Nov-02 AT 10:43 AM (EST)]Another Hillbillie here. What about Cochise county??? The real WEST. Come see the OK corral, Geronimo's hideouts, Cochise stronghold, the home of the buffalo soldiers, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and even some visits by Pancho Villa. Great scenery, beautiful drives, and lots of FORD trucks.
1996 F-250 HD PSD 4x4 and 1986 F-350 4x4 (named "Betty"...in the clinic a lot...)
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