Howdy from Yuma, AZ!

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Howdy from Yuma, AZ!

Post by Red Leader on Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:48 am

My name is Chris. I am the founder of the Yuma 4-Wheelers 4X4 Truck and Jeep Club. I'm known as the "Red Leader" because I have lead over 312 club runs, since the club started 3 years ago and I drive a "red" Toyota.
I do all my own work, including engine building. I'm a true "grease monkey"! I used to be a "Chevy Man" (that's what my friends called me because of my knowledge about Chevy trucks), and I used to restore Chevy cars and trucks. My specialty was 1967 - 72, but I have done a few "Advanced Design" trucks too. (Advanced Design trucks were made from 1947 - 55).
I restored a 1970 Nova SS then I realized "I don't like cars". So I stuck with the trucks until gas got so high I couldn't afford to go 4-wheeling, so I traded my last Chevy, a 1969 "Longhorn" for my 1984 Toyota 4X4. I keep wondering why I waited so long. I love my Yota and wouldn't trade or sell it for anything in the world.

Some of my projects:
1971 Chevy K-20: New paint and interior, factory A/C, shortened the frame and made it a short bed. Sold it for $7200.00


1070 Chevy K-5 Blazer: New paint and interior, totally gutted the 4x4 suspension and replaced it with a shortened Ford 9" in the rear and a suspension from a 1965 Chevy truck in front. Engine was a 406 SBC. 9 sec. in 1/4 mile! Was the fastest "truck" in Yuma County. Sold it (whith a stock engine/tranny) for $5000.00


1970 Nova SS: New paint, interior, rebuilt 350 SBC... Bad Assed! I had just got it back from painting and was putting the chrome back on it when this picture was taken. Sold it for $3500.00


1980 Toyota Pickup: Fully caged, 4-link rear suspension, modified 22R with 4.0 Jeep intake valves and Chrvy 350 pistons. Sold it for $3000.00


1984 Toyota X-Cab: I listed everything in the rig forum.
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Re: Howdy from Yuma, AZ!

Post by Guest on Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:59 am

Hey another Chris!!! Welcome to the board! Hope to see you around here frequently. We're still in the early stages as far as the forum goes, but it's slowly but surely building Yes

Nice rigs!! Welcoming
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Re: Howdy from Yuma, AZ!

Post by BIG BLING on Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:02 am

hella nice rigs man!!!! welcome to the board

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:12 am

nice rig Chris ! might do a moab trip this year
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Post by BIG BLING on Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:34 am

u ever make it to cali chris ????

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Re: Howdy from Yuma, AZ!

Post by Red Leader on Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:31 pm

Thank s guys for the welcome.

BIG BLING wrote:u ever make it to cali chris ????

I try not to. My truck is "street legal" except for the no mud flaps. Everytime I go into Witerhaven, I get pulled over for not having them. Every time I put them on, one or both gets yanked off in the rocks. That's $20.00 a set each time I lose one. That's damn near a half a tank of gas! I'd rather spend my money on the gas. Laughing
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Re: Howdy from Yuma, AZ!

Post by BIG BLING on Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:49 pm

i hear ya!!! it is great to see you on the board. How did you hear about us????

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Post by BIG BLING on Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:49 pm

maybe we will make it out there Friendly

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:28 pm

Red Leader wrote:I'd rather spend my money on the gas. Laughing

Agree You got that right!!
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Re: Howdy from Yuma, AZ!

Post by Red Leader on Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:53 pm

BIG BLING wrote:i hear ya!!! it is great to see you on the board. How did you hear about us????

I am THE admin of our board, so I do a lot of browsing. Our server is the same one as this one (forumotion). You guys came up on Google.

Look at our board: http://yuma4wheelers.niceboard.com If you like what you see and hear, I can help you guys out.
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Post by Red Leader on Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:56 pm

BIG BLING wrote:u ever make it to cali chris ????

I've got a run out near Glamis (Imperial County) tomorrow. We are making a trip up to the Mary Lode Mine.
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Re: Howdy from Yuma, AZ!

Post by Blackdog on Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:01 pm

Welcoming Red Leader!!
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Re: Howdy from Yuma, AZ!

Post by fortysixandtwo on Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:19 pm

Welcome from northern California Friendly
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Post by Red Leader on Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:11 am

fortysixandtwo wrote:Welcome from northern California Friendly

Thanks. I used to live in Nor Cal. I spent some time in the Shasta County Juvie Hall and Red Bluff Juvie Hall. I ended up in Stockton for a while. You all know about Stockton, right? Cal got to own me for 5.5 years. Crying or Very sad
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Re: Howdy from Yuma, AZ!

Post by Jay D on Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:49 pm

Welcoming
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