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Introduce Yourself!!!

cruiseroutfit

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While I'm sure many of us know eachother, I know there are some that don't, and its always fun to hear about the backgrounds of others...

My name is Kurt Williams, I'm married to my sweetheart Candace. We live in Sandy, I run an internet based Toyota Land Cruiser specialty shop (Cruiser Outfitters) and Candace is a sales rep for a home decor company, her region being the state of Utah. We have a dog, Jada. We share alot of hobbies, scuba diving, camping, she likes to shop, I like to work on my rigs. I've got a 72' Toyota FJ40 and an 04' Toyota Tacoma... my wife also has a 66' FJ45 pickup truck we are building into her "yard work truck". I'm in the process of finding a 60 Series Land Cruiser, I've got a 4BT Cummins Turbo-diesel that I want to install. Other than that I like to read, research history (specifically Utah based), shoot guns and hike.

Enough about me... lets hear about you!
 

Skylinerider

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I'm Curt Hall. I'm 28 and married to my wife, Colleen. We've been married for almost 5 years and we have a 10 month old boy. His name is CJ. He's about the best thing to happen to me. We live in Stansbury Park (not Tooele;))I love the outdoors, traveling, photography, art, history (Utah history) and lots of other stuff. I love to explore ghost towns, and visit places with some history. I work for Architectural Nexus as an architectural Drafter. I drive a 1993 Jeep YJ, it's been great, but I need more power, so I think an engine swap is in the near future.
 
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cruiseroutfit

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I'm Curt Hall...
Welcome Curt, good to have you!

I'd love for you (and everyone) to post links to any of your trip reports when you find time. I would love for the Trip Report section to be filled up with reports from all different sources :cool:
 

Skylinerider

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Welcome Curt, good to have you!

I'd love for you (and everyone) to post links to any of your trip reports when you find time. I would love for the Trip Report section to be filled up with reports from all different sources :cool:
Definately, I'm redoing my site here in the next couple days, when I get done I'll post up some trip reports. Forum looks good Kurt:cool:
 

BLACKGOLD

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My name is Jeremy Green. My wife and I live in Murray, and have been married for about 4 years. We have 2 dogs, Maximus and Lexi. I have been working in the Biotech/Pharma Research field for about 10 years or so.

Since moving to Utah in 2000, I've developed a lot of expensive hobbies...Mountain Biking, Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Skiing, BC Skiing, Snowshoeing...and now Off-Roading/Exploring.

I drive a 1993 Toyota 80-Series Land Cruiser with some mild modifications.
 

Stephen

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My name is Stephen Nielson. I drive a 1986 Suzuki Samurai that is currently being converted to handle more expedition style wheeling as opposed to rockcrawling. I've been involved in 4-wheeling since my Dad bought his Samurai in 1990, and have owned mine since 1999.
Aside from wheeling, I enjoy tradition photography (that means film), reading, target shooting and gardening (yes, I like gardening. Shoot me). I have a degree in History from the University of Utah. Mostly I specialized Cold War history, but contemporary Utah history fascinates me as well.
 
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Paul R

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I'm Paul Rossiter and my wife Mariko and I live in Logan where we both attend Utah State University. I am in Business Management and Mariko is in an FCHD major where she hopes to be able to work with parents of deaf children. Mariko works as an ASL interpreter and I do some data analysis and projects for an industrial electrical company out of SLC. I grew up snowboarding, skateboarding, and snowmobiling and motorcycling with the family. We both enjoy getting outdoors and exploring, I especially love to learn about the history of our amazing state :)

We recently picked up a 97 Tacoma and look forward to breaking it in :cool:
 

Brian Passey

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Hi.
My name Brian Passey, Married with 2 kids, 2 dogs and 2 Land Cruisers, We live in Taylorsville UT.
My wife and I work together at our family Jewelry store, We all love to camp and see all the wonderful sights in Utah and surrounding states.
Have fun :)
 
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SloPoke

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I am Steve Edmunds, I've got two wives - both are ex'es. I've raised 4 kids from the ex'es - all are grown up now. Nowadays I've got my girlfried Karen, and my dog Sandy - both like to go exploring the back country and expedition type wheeling, but only Sandy will go when it includes camping in a tent.
I work for the Parent company for Albertsons in the IT department and have spent a lifetime on a degree in corporate BS. I moved to Utah about 8 years ago and found that there are so many places to explore and find that I needed some wheels that would get me deep into the backcountry and back out again - So I have been building up my 07 FJC to get me there and home again.
 

Brett

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Well, most of you know me on this thread. Brett Matthews, aged wonderfully at 27 (28 friday :eek:) Been together with Corissa for just over 4 years now, with our crazy daughter Riley, aged three. Currently living out in Murray and slaving away at Wells Fargo doing fraud and risk management. I've still got my white Jeep Cherokee and like to get out exploring with it wherever I can in Utah. Thankfully, I overcame the handicap of wanting to just go to Moab and now prefer to explore the rest of this state. Enjoy four wheeling of course, photography when I have time (I need to buy my own camera,) books, movies, and guns. Might order the lower for an AR tomorrow......maybe maybe!

Glad to be part of this new forum! :)
 

CanuckMariner

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Introduction

Hi all,

I am an old fart on this forum no doubt and live in Calgary, Kanuckistan. Wonderful town but getting way too big (>1M) so, soon to retire to sunny Mexico. Married to Deb (a very understanding gal) for almost 30 years (this October) with two boys (25/22) and yup both at home, mom treats them way too well! and both into off-roading.

I am a retired (sorta, still consult when I want to and the right local, like Cuba, Mexico, etc.) Geological Engineer (International Oil/Gas Exploration) and got into this off roading/expediton stuff whilst in Indonesia about 25 years ago driving 40 series in the jungles of Borneo on our delayed honeymoon and stayed for 5 years working. Then in '98 had a Prado in N. Africa (Tunisia) where we explored all the ruins (Vandals, Truks, Romans, Carthaginians, Persians, etc.) and did a bunch of Wadi bashing (driving up and down arroyas) and exploring the Sahara Desert.

My boys got me into it again when we came back to Canada in 2000. They have a '89 Hilux (Japanese) and my youngest bought my first truck an '85 Toyota 4x4 in mint condition. We wheel in the local areas here on weekends but most are getting shut down by SRD (like BLM) so I like to do more lengthy trips south. Off to Mexico in a few days, SnT @ Pismo/Mojave trail this fall, NW USA next spring, etc.

I currently (and hopefully for long time) drive a '90 HZJ73 Land Crusier with considerable mods...check me out on the rigs section.

Hope our trails cross in the future!
 
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SAMI

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I'm Jason Goates, I love all things Toyota and I love Utah :)

I'm 23, just sold my pig/beast/money pit/old yet good looking '85 4runner of a rig on 37"s, for a '99 4runner. I'm very happy with this. I'm set to wed a great girl named Jacey in Novemeber(let's hope she doesn't kill me before then).

I'm with Brett when he says he overcame Moab in the sense most people know "Moab"; ie trails that will reduce your rig to a pile of scrap metal all in one weekend... If you're lucky. I have a desire to get out on more meaningful and educational adventures, soak up some history of this cool state.

That's about it.. I'm not exciting. My main purpose in life is to provide others the fuel to make fun of me. Speaking of which, has Cody made it to this board yet? :)

-Jason

**Edit 7/1/09

After putting an OME lift sliders, and tires/wheels on the 99 4runner, I passed it on to my father in law for a 2006 Nissan Xterra. This was a hard transition at first, but the pro outweight the cons so far. The increase in power, fuel capacity/range, and storage space have impressed me to the point where I don't so much miss the 99 4runner.

I have installed a 2" spacer/shackle lift, IPF driving lights, 235/85/16 MT 10 ply tires, wheel adapters adding 3" overall width, Raingler barrier net, Cobra CB, and NMO style antenna. Soon to come are TG sliders that I removed from the 4runner, ARB front bumper, light rack up top w/ 5" HID's.


Current vehicle 2006 Nissan Xterra S




1999 Toyota 4Runner RIP


1985 Toyota 4Runner SR5 "The Beast" RIP


1987 Suzuki Samurai JX "SAMI" RIP
 
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Dominic

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Hello Hello,
I'm Dominic Simpson from Salt Lake City, UT. I am 22 and work at Lakeview Endoscopy Center, I am a endo tech. for Mountain West Gastroenterology. I have been interested in the world of 4 wheel drive for years but have only been involved for about a year. I bought my Jeep in August 2007 and have been learning ever since. I grew up riding dual sport motorcycles in Utah's beautiful wilderness. I enjoy anything outdoors and anything with an engine :). Nice to know ya!
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Cody_

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Yes Mudflap. I am here.

I'm 27, work for a commercial print shop that specializes in direct mail marketing, and have B.S. degrees in both Marketing and Speech/Organizational Communication from the University of Utah. You'll find I typically use four words where one will do, I like to make fun of people to make myself feel better, and have a general distaste for baseball, tomatoes, hipipes, and all people I don't know.

Outside of that, I enjoy spending as much time as possible in the outdoors, and enjoy wheelin in all of it's forms--from the most difficult trails to the most remote areas.

I've built and destroyed a variety of Grand Cherokee's over the years, and really have nothing technical to offer outside of that limited vehicular scope. Most everything I post will be heresay, pointless, and offtopic but will hopefully provide some entertainment value.
 
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bh4rnnr

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Hello all,


i'm Perry Loughrdge (pronounced Lock). A 4th generation from Colorado. Home base is in LowerDowntown Denver. My family saettled outside of Evergreen Colorado and our house was built in 1903. That's a big reason for me loving the outdoors. I love exploring the backcounrty of Colorado. But it was only a matter of time till I found Utah and the Deserts within. Now I cant get enough of the place.

I work for my parents. My Dad's an artist and my Step Mom runs the picture frame shop. We just finished some frames that will be heading to the visitor center in Zion National Park:cool: , though they make a short stop in SLC.

Aside from 4wheeling, I do a bit of photography since I didnt get the artist gene(my brothers an artist to). Just finished a show at the Wynkoop Brewery near my apartment, trying to figure out where to go next...

I love history, especially history on Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch.

Look forward to getting out with you all more once my 4runner gets back on the road.

My Dad's site: www.dcartpress.com
my Brothers site: www.stuartloughridge.com
my EXTREMLY(!) outdated site: www.lough-graphy.com
 

SteveJackson

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I'm Steve Jackson, and I'm usually hanging out at ExpeditionTexas.com these days. Hoping to get back for some trips this year before everything it's winter time again. Looking forward to some more exploration trips.
 

LiveRust

Member
I already posted the most important part in the intro your vehicle section. I guess I can introduce myself here too. Troy DeMill, Wife Susannnah. 4 children, Oliver, Hannah, Grace and Sam. Dog Kodiak.
Born and raised in Salt Lake. Attended South High. Lived in Australia for 18 months as an LDS missionary. Graduated from the UofU with a degree in History. Student taught at Highland High and hated it. Went back to school and became an audiologist. Work for Intermountain Healthcare.
Grew up hunting and camping and can't get enough of it. Love winter camping and 3 of my kids have taken to that too. Have really learned to appreciate the dessert more the last few years wandering around, exploring some of the out of way places.
I'm a member of:
Wasatch Cruisers
Toyota Landcruiser Association
Utah 4 Wheel Drive Association
and the American Academy of Audiology:D
 

IntrepidXJ

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Hello all,

I'm Randy Langstraat. I actually moved to Grand Junction from Illinois a few months ago so I could be closer to Utah and Colorado (as well as the rest of the Southwest) since I love exploring the area. I had lived in Bensenville, IL (suburb of Chicago) all of my life until the move. My girlfriend Amanda moved with me, and also enjoys going out exploring with me. We have 2 cats....Moab and Tellico. I work in the Information Technology field, and actually landed a better job than I thought I would be able to find here in GJ.

I currently have 2 Jeep Cherokee's.....one is still back in Illinois for now, but my 2000 is out here with me. I am a active member of NAXJA. I also enjoy photography and hiking. I guess that's enough about me. I look forward to participating on this forum, as it looks like it has some great potential :)
 
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