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Ladies & Gentlemen, may I introduce November's "Rig of the Month"

Woodsman

The Mods:

I purchased my 2008 FJ Cruiser on Oct 31st, 2007. The primary purpose for purchasing it was for traveling/vacations/seeing this great country of ours. With about 21K on the odometer, it's been to three FJ Summits, a Kokopelli Trail/Moab run, Cruise Moab 2010, a Bill Burke "Expedition" in SE Utah, and several small Midwest runs. A trip to The Maze district of Canyonlands National Park next week will probably complete the year.

Modifications with approximate dates:

11/07 Nitto Terra Grapplers LT285/70/17E on American Racing Teflon Chamber wheels
2/08 OME medium/Toytec Superflex lift was installed
2/08 Expedition One front bumper with bull bar
2/08 Superwinch Epi9.0 Winch with synthetic winchline
2/08 Well-stocked recovery gear bag with various straps and other gear
4/08 Budbuilt steel skids (full set) with "Hill-Rom" black powdercoat
4/08 Viair 450A compressor
5/08 (2) Scepter jerry cans and (1) Scepter water can
5/08 ARB tire plug kit / Staun tire deflators / ARB deflator
4/09 Dual battery kit from Dirty Parts with Optima Yellow Top battery
4/09 Cobra 75WXST 40 channel CB radio
4/09 MPAC rack on rear door from Springtail
4/09 Lightforce 170s on front bumper
4/09 Baja Rack roof rack and Hi-Lift jack
4/09 Switched over to Mobil 1 synthetic fluids
4/09 Total Chaos Upper Control Arms
4/09 Lower Control Arms from Toyoutfitters
6/09 Built custom rear platform/storage - plywood with bedliner coating - simple and light
4/10 Co2 tank from TRDparts4u.com
5/10 Upper Rear Links from Toyoutfitters
6/10 Expedition One rear bumper with tire carrier/swingout
6/10 Replaced the OME lift with a complete Radflo suspension lift from Overland Suspension
9/10 "Ghetto" dash-mounted map/guide book pocket
10/10 All-Pro rock rails with bump-outs

This winter: Stereo upgrade(Kenwood DVD w/GPS, Polk Audio components front and back, Wicked CAS 2x10 sub with Alpine PDX-5 amplifier ), find better methods to organize gear for trips/camping, build custom air dam on Baja Rack, black-out the grill, mirrors and door handles

The modless 2008 FJ . . . looks a bit wimpy IMO


First mod, new meats !


Mounting of the Expedition One bumper


The Classic Woodsman pose :lol:


At the beginning of the Kokopelli Trail 5/09


On the way up to Top of the World 5/09


On Poison Spider Mesa 5/09


On Elephant Hill Trail, Cruise Moab 4/10


On Elephant Hill Trail, Cruise Moab 4/10


Tip-Over Challenge on Hells Revenge, Cruise Moab 4/10


Kane Creek Canyon, Cruise Moab 4/10


On Bill Burke's Hotel Rock to the Needles Expedition 5/10


A video from Bill Burke
YouTube - bb4wa's Channel
 

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Congrats Woods!

Nice looking forklift!
 

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It is an honor. :bigthumb:
 

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Congrats! :clap: Great pics too!
 

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Very Nice indeed!

Did the rear bumper come with a forklift:lol:

Congrats :cheers:
 

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Very Nice indeed!

Did the rear bumper come with a forklift:lol:

Congrats :cheers:
:rofl: I think only FabFours bumpers come with a forklift. :rofl:
 

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Here's a few more, all from the Bill Burke trip 5/10







 

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Congrats and nice rig. Way to show those solid axle guys that an FJ can get there too! :cheers:
 

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Congrats Woodsman.

Great looking rig and some really awesome trail shots.
 

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Again, thanks for the compliments.

Lee, keep me in mind when you're thinking about another trip.

Slither, amusingly, I am going to look at/test drive a 96 LX450 this afternoon. The intention isn't to replace the FJ but rather supplement it . . . or sell the LX450 for a profit.

Wilson, it pays to bring someone along on trips and tell them before hand that one reason you've invited them is to get good photos on the trail. My brother has come along on my '09 Kokopelli trip, '10 FJ Summit, '10 Cruise Moab/Bill Burke trip. Most of the trail photos above are from his camera.
 

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Congrats!.....Great rig and pics!........:cheers:
 

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James, congratulations and great photos! It has been great to get to know you over the past two Summits....!

Couldn't happen to a better Woodsman! :bigthumb:
 

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Congrats... you have a great looking rig. :clap:
 

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If anyone has done the math, 21K miles and all those Indiana to Colorado/Utah round trips doesn't leave much left over. I keep the vehicle "exercised" on short, local trips here and there but use it mostly for trips that are "worthy". :lol:

Thanks again for the compliments. One of these days I do a build thread.
 
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