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rsq41
12-03-2010, 01:08
It has come to our attention that there is raffled XJ bumper from Camp MJ (Midwest) 2010 that, due to circumstance, has not completed it's journey to the winner. A mission to move this along is taking shape.

This is where the status of said bumper can be followed as it proceeds on a Midwest tour in the coming weeks.

rsq41
12-03-2010, 01:16
001503DEC10

rsq41 has made contact with HillBillE; arranging pick-up in northeastern Minnesota. Once that is complete, rsq41 will start movement south and coordinate with gearhead1985 for transfer in central Iowa.

(edit: doh! can't remember proper 31C syntax!! Geez that was long time ago!)

Ghost00TJ
12-03-2010, 07:09
LOL, standing by to assume target

gearhead1985
12-03-2010, 11:55
i am on board and will be picking it up on 9dec10 in waterloo ia

Fred
12-03-2010, 12:13
You guys are great. I knew once this was brought to the attention of the MJ Community a solution would come about

gearhead1985
12-03-2010, 14:41
the route has been mapped 823 miles to go
http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu131/gearhead1985/bumpertrip.jpg
06DEC10 said bumper gets picked up from HillBillE by RSQ41.
09DEC10 said bumper will be transferd from RSQ41 to gearhead at an undisclosed location in Waterloo IA.
09DEC10 said bumper will be stored in an undisclosed location in north east Missouri with a 24 hour watch stationed.
30DEC10 said bumper will be removed from its undisclosed location in preperation for transport and transfer to Ghost00TJ in Waynsville MO.
31DEC10 said bumper will arrive at Waynsville MO for transfer from gearhead to Ghost00TJ.

rsq41
12-06-2010, 23:27
The bumper is on the move. Found HillBillE easy enough.

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Bumper fit in the Grand Cherokee just fine. HillBille reported it is 66" x 34".

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Gotta work on my picture skills here... Microsoft told me this was a good web size... Micorsoft lies...

Edit: Or maybe Microsoft tells the truth... Much better after posting thumbnail is overwritten...

gearhead1985
12-07-2010, 01:58
crap is that snow i have not seen that in stuff in 2 yrs o well see you wednesday (crap its monday and i am still in florida)

Ghost00TJ
12-07-2010, 07:20
This is outstanding!! MJ people rock! sometimes lol.

rsq41
12-07-2010, 18:51
crap is that snow i have not seen that in stuff in 2 yrs o well see you wednesday (crap its monday and i am still in florida)

Sorry I did not catch the Wednesday vs. Thursday note sooner... Thursday re-confirmed...

So one could call that snow... mostly just some leftover ice really... but...

THIS would be snow.... Had to check some forest roads out to make it a proper road trip!

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rsq41
12-07-2010, 18:54
This is the sign that usually gets me into trouble, like a moth to the flame... But the bumper survived to continue the journey south.

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Ghost00TJ
12-07-2010, 20:45
LOL, that is an enticing warning hummmmm

HillBillE
12-08-2010, 18:17
My thanks to everyone for getting this bumper to the winner. I tried to hook up with him a few times, in Des Moines, IA, and once at Ft McCoy, but it never panned out.

Recently been having other problems on the home front (lack of internet at home, and a dead laptop among them) and to be honest, the bumper got pushed to the back burner.

Figuring out how to keep our house and vehicles, and put food on the table, until the wife finds work again, took priority.

I think the worst part, may be having to run those puny tires on the XJ right now. (see pic in rsq41's first post):rolleyes:

Got a guy in my local club working on my laptop, hopefully he can fix it. I can get free Wi-Fi at a few places in town, and will hopefully be online more once my laptop is fixed.

Until then, keep up the good fight!

My thanks again, to everyone helping out on the bumper relay!

HB

HillBillE
12-08-2010, 18:25
gotta add this:
Since I lost my 'supporter status', my PM box was over full, so I may not have recieved any recent PM's.

Cleaned out my PM box, but don't know when I'll be able to get back online.

HB

rsq41
12-09-2010, 21:12
Bumper made it to Iowa today!

On the way... What is with 20 degrees F, blowing snow and RAIN?
Only other time I've seen such incongruent weather was in Qatar...
3 a.m., 100 degrees F and FOG!!!

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Met up with gearhead, had lunch and made the hand off...
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Better weather on the way home...

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Time for a nap....

Ghost00TJ
12-09-2010, 21:47
cool update, and thank you for your time and effort

Ghost00TJ
12-23-2010, 12:42
Any updates on this so far? I'm bored so I'm randomly following up on things.

rsq41
12-24-2010, 15:58
Last heard Gearhead was heading your way on the 30th or 31st. Do you have his Cell #?

Ghost00TJ
12-24-2010, 17:09
Yea I do, call him next week.

gearhead1985
12-25-2010, 18:20
well i got it and between the holidays weddings and training a puppy i have been booked but i still have the bumper and planning on droping it off the 31st or the 1st on my way to flat nasty

Ghost00TJ
12-26-2010, 09:59
well i got it and between the holidays weddings and training a puppy i have been booked but i still have the bumper and planning on droping it off the 31st or the 1st on my way to flat nasty

Hope your Christmas was great, and look forward to meeting you. I'll forward to Solidjunk in case he is been busy and not on here.

HillBillE
12-26-2010, 19:48
Thanks again guys! :beer:

HB

Solid Junk
12-26-2010, 21:18
I want to personely THANK EVERYONE that is helping resovle this delimma. I don't get on the site very often, but I had read all that everyone is doing to help. It is nice to know that there are still people out there willing to help. I do not have any hard feelings against Hillbillie, we just could not get together. THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE.

gearhead1985
01-02-2011, 13:20
well i dropped the bumper off yesterday and i forgot to take a pic but it is in the hands of its owner

rsq41
01-02-2011, 17:25
All the way to Solid Junk? That is great! Thanks!

Now we await the installation thread!!! :p

Ghost00TJ
01-02-2011, 18:02
excellent I am glad all those who had hands on did a great job. Finlay the loop is closed and it's a done eal.

HillBillE
01-02-2011, 18:52
excellent I am glad all those who had hands on did a great job. Finlay the loop is closed and it's a done eal.

I just hope he still has an XJ! :p

Thanks Guys!

Solid Junk
01-03-2011, 21:55
Still have the XJ will post pick when I get it mounted. THANK YOU AGAIN TO EVERYONE THAT HAD HANDS ON!!!!

FrankZ
01-03-2011, 22:04
Glad to see it finally get to you. Let me know if you have any questions regarding the installation.