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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BearBio, May 3, 2021.

  1. May 3, 2021 at 3:29 PM
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    BearBio

    BearBio [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2021
    Member:
    #21264
    Messages:
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    First Name:
    Greg
    Vehicle:
    2019, Dark Blue SR5
    Roof rack, side bars
    Joining on behalf of my wife. I am an FJ40 kinda guy! I have a '69 FJ40 that is a "Chevota" restomod with a 350 Chevy V8. I have had everything from a Subaru Brat (Yeah, I know!) through several Toyota 4WD P/U, Scout, Jeep (worse 4x4 I've owned!), Bronco, Ramcharger, several Nissans (Frontier, Xterra and a couple of Pathfinders), and a prior FJ40. In '84 or '85, I drove the Mojave Road/Trail from the Colorado River to San "Berdoo", Cali. That summer, I explored/pioneered the USFS roads from the Berdoo County Line, near Mt Baldy to the I-5 in Newhall, with VERY little pavement travelled. Besides the desert, I hunted Ft Hunter Liggett for deer, quail, and wild pig.

    I have a BS in Marine Biology and an MS in Animal Behavior and recently retired after 20 years with the Department of the Interior as a Wildlife Biologist in Northern Cali and Central Washington, where I live now. My MS Thesis was on black bear behavior and required extensive off pavement travel throughout Angeles Forest. I also worked part-time as a hunting guide on wild pigs and deer.

    Now, to the 4Runner: Since I retired, and my wife will be retiring in two months. We felt we did not want to have vehicular worries, so we recently bought a 2019 4Runner SR5 with less than 17K miles. We are very FAVORABLY impressed (I was working under it, and saw how sturdily it was built!). I will be keeping my FJ40, which is having a fair amount of work done to correct the 1/2A mods by the PO but the 4Runner will be our main ride. So far, I have added side rails and a roof rack.
     
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  2. May 3, 2021 at 5:05 PM
    #2
    Ironguy

    Ironguy New Member

    Joined:
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    Member:
    #12421
    Messages:
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    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ralph
    Bisbee AZ
    Vehicle:
    2020 Black 4Runner Venture 1967 FJ40 Land Cruiser
    New pine scent hanger, new sun shade
    Welcome from Arizona!
     
  3. May 4, 2021 at 2:36 AM
    #3
    Toy4X4

    Toy4X4 New Member

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    Member:
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    Messages:
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    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Vehicle:
    2020 Offroad Prem. 4-runner
    RevTek 3" front- 2" rear leveling, JBA uca's, LED interior lights, Cooper 275-70-17 AT3 LT
    Welcome from Wisconsin!
     
  4. May 4, 2021 at 7:21 AM
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    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

    Joined:
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    Member:
    #6172
    Messages:
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    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    San Diego, Ca.
    Vehicle:
    2017 4-Runner SR-5 P. Kings, Built Right uca’s, Durabumps, RSG sliders
    Slightly modded
    Welcome to the forum.
     

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