Hi all, long time no see. You may remember me as the first guy who put in an aftermarket sunroof in and posted about it: https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...installed.html
The pictures are broken now, but you can see the sunroof in my avatar. I will dig the old pics up if anyone is interested in seeing them.
Anyway - I am planning to leave in about a month to drive my FJ all the way to the southern tip of South America. As far as I can tell I'm the first person to do this trip in an FJ, or at least to blog about it. And what's the point of driving all the way to Tierra del Fuego if you can't blog about it? So I'm going to assume I'm the first person ever to do it.
The final destination is Ushuaia, Argentina - the southernmost city in the world (Chile argues that it's Puerto Williams - but most say that's not really a city just mostly a Navy base). So that's the name of my blog: Home - Ushuaia or Bust, Drive to South America
I'm a pretty avid landscape photographer, here are my pics from last years trip to Patagonia (I did not drive): https://500px.com/500px398/galleries/patagonia-2017
And here's highlights from a bunch of other trips over the last 12 years (most with the FJ - which has certainly come in handy getting into dicey spots): https://www.flickr.com/photos/891308...57625760004379
Current plan is to leave LA about Dec 15th and drive down Baja, then take the ferry over to Mazatlan and eventually make my way over to the Yucatan - eating lots of delicious things along the way. Mole Negro in Oaxaca and Mole Poblano in Puebla are going to be highlights of the trip for me.
I am meeting some buddies in Tulum about Feb 1st. They're driving around the world on their bikes, taking a month to ride, then work for a month (they're all pilots). This is them: https://www.facebook.com/endofallroads/
So if anyone has any advice, please let me know. Or even better wants to meet up for any parts, co-pilots are always welcome. See my blog for more details.
Oh yeah, I put in a tuffy locking storage drawer - very happy with it: Preparations! - Ushuaia or Bust, Drive to South America
The idea is to provide an extra layer of security against smash and grab, but also if I have to use "roll on, roll off" shipping, where you basically have to empty your car of anything that can be stolen. I figure I can put semi-valuable stuff like tents and tools in there, and hope they don't pry it open.