2016 MIDWEST MEET - - Elkhart, IN - - July 23

HARDTRAILZ

Original poster
Moderator
Nov 18, 2011
49,665
July 23rd weekend it is, guess I should start a tread... but I'm not going to lol

Someone start one, Friday - Sunday, Elkhart, IN
Hog will be done Saturday around 2 or 3pm for late lunch.

Can figure out other stuff to do that weekend, open to suggestions. Kids are welcome, have a trampoline and pool (smallish, don't puke in it) plenty of room for tents, a bit of a bar, etc..

Grimor is hosting us this year. So lets get this rolling.

Attending:
Ground 0. Grimor - ? - Providing place and PORK
1. Hardtrailz - 1 (for now) - Bring Cole Slaw
2.
 

Sparky

Moderator
Dec 4, 2011
12,798
You beat me to it!

Other stuff we'll need is an address, and suggestions for places to stay the night as I would imagine he doesn't have the space (or maybe desire lol) to put a bunch of people up overnight. Would be good if we could all be in just one or two places.

Attending:

Ground 0. Grimor - ? - Providing place and PORK
1. Hardtrailz - 1 (for now) - Bring Cole Slaw
2. Sparky - 1 - assorted bags of chips/snacks
 

Grimor

Hobbyist
Mar 28, 2013
954
Pretty aure I'll be there lol.

I have a pretty big backyard so I can fit a decent amount of tents, some limited house space for people with aversions to nature. I should have a screened gazeebo, and 3 tents for people to crash in if you don't have your own. Also plenty of local hotels if anyone wants to pick one for as a preference.

Will be looking for area events and stuff for that weekend as well. Feel free to share on Facebook groups (for our platform lol, can't do a whole block party)

If I do a band again, any music preferences? rock? country? 80's hair cover band?
 

Matt

Guru
Dec 2, 2011
3,904
Ground 0. Grimor - ? - Providing place and PORK
1. Hardtrailz - 1 (for now) - Bring Cole Slaw
2. Sparky - 1 - assorted bags of chips/snacks
3. Matt - 1 - you know the one thing I'll bring. Plus, plates, red cups cutlery.
 

Bartonmd

Hobbyist
Nov 20, 2011
545
Ground 0. Grimor - ? - Providing place and PORK
1. Hardtrailz - 1 (for now) - Bring Cole Slaw
2. Sparky - 1 - assorted bags of chips/snacks
3. Matt - 1 - you know the one thing I'll bring. Plus, plates, red cups cutlery.
4. Bartonmd - 1 probably - All the STDs
 
  • Like
Reactions: Matt and HARDTRAILZ

Regulator

Guru
Nov 20, 2011
2,496
Ground 0. Grimor - ? - Providing place and PORK
1. Hardtrailz - 1 (for now) - Bring Cole Slaw
2. Sparky - 1 - assorted bags of chips/snacks
3. Matt - 1 - you know the one thing I'll bring. Plus, plates, red cups cutlery.
4. Bartonmd - 1 probably - All the STDs
5. Regulator - theres a few of us - Cowboy beans
 

Wishbone

Active Member
Dec 5, 2011
343
Yes, yes, yes!

Ground 0. Grimor - ? - Providing place and PORK
1. Hardtrailz - 1 (for now) - Bring Cole Slaw
2. Sparky - 1 - assorted bags of chips/snacks
3. Matt - 1 - you know the one thing I'll bring. Plus, plates, red cups cutlery.
4. Bartonmd - 1 probably - All the STDs
5. Regulator - theres a few of us - Cowboy beans
6. Wishbone - 1 (2 maybe) - donation tbd
 

Sparky

Moderator
Dec 4, 2011
12,798
@DDonnie be there and bring my dang screwdrivers! :tongue:
 
  • Like
Reactions: Matt

Regulator

Guru
Nov 20, 2011
2,496
That would be a 9hr road trip for me. But don't think for one moment I'm not considering it.:jawdrop2:

Nine hour road trip for the best party that GMTnation has!
 

Wishbone

Active Member
Dec 5, 2011
343
Yes, yes, yes!

Ground 0. Grimor - ? - Providing place and PORK
1. Hardtrailz - 1 (for now) - Bring Cole Slaw
2. Sparky - 1 - assorted bags of chips/snacks
3. Matt - 1 - you know the one thing I'll bring. Plus, plates, red cups cutlery.
4. Bartonmd - 1 probably - All the STDs
5. Regulator - theres a few of us - Cowboy beans
6. Wishbone - 1 (2 maybe) - donation tbd

Ground 0. Grimor - ? - Providing place and PORK
1. Hardtrailz - 1 (for now) - Bring Cole Slaw
2. Sparky - 1 - assorted bags of chips/snacks
3. Matt - 1 - you know the one thing I'll bring. Plus, plates, red cups cutlery.
4. Bartonmd - 1 probably - All the STDs
5. Regulator - theres a few of us - Cowboy beans
6. Wishbone - 1 - pop, dinner rolls, still have a ton of red solo cups from Chi meet.

I will be great to finally meet you mate...can't recall having done that before.
Me too, as a matter of fact I'll be purchasing the MDB radiator skid and oil pan armor, hoping to have it installed as a group activity during the meet.
 
  • Like
Reactions: fletch09 and Matt

HARDTRAILZ

Original poster
Moderator
Nov 18, 2011
49,665
Red Roof Inn Elkhart is about $70 a night and likely where i will stay if family comes along.
 

fletch09

Guru
Nov 20, 2011
1,981
Ground 0. Grimor - ? - Providing place and PORK
1. Hardtrailz - 1 (for now) - Bring Cole Slaw
2. Sparky - 1 - assorted bags of chips/snacks
3. Matt - 1 - you know the one thing I'll bring. Plus, plates, red cups cutlery.
4. Bartonmd - 1 probably - All the STDs
5. Regulator - theres a few of us - Cowboy beans
6. Wishbone - 1 - pop, dinner rolls, still have a ton of red solo cups from Chi meet.
7. Fletch09 - 1, maybe (feel free to move down as the list grows)
 

xavierny25

Platinum Donor
Mar 16, 2014
6,174
Staten Island, N.Y
F__ck don't think I'd be able to miss this one. Since more then a hand full of you guys are going. I think I'm going to pencil myself in once I get back from my camping trip.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Matt

Grimor

Hobbyist
Mar 28, 2013
954
So, I've been looking around the garage, outside, spare TB, kitchen, etc... and realized I have a lot of stuff I dont need. Some maybe for sale, and other stuff will be given away at the meet. Figure if more than 1 person wants the free stuff, we can do litte door prize style drawings. Anyone with stuff they want to sell/give away ia welcome to bring it. A little parts redistribution should be fun, as long as people don't get butt hurt about anything.

I swear, hosting the meet isn't just a ploy to get rid of unwanted parts
 
  • Like
Reactions: Matt

Sparky

Moderator
Dec 4, 2011
12,798

HARDTRAILZ

Original poster
Moderator
Nov 18, 2011
49,665
I seem to give away decals at every meet since i have a glovebox full of them
 

Wishbone

Active Member
Dec 5, 2011
343
So, I've been looking around the garage, outside, spare TB, kitchen, etc... and realized I have a lot of stuff I dont need. Some maybe for sale, and other stuff will be given away at the meet. Figure if more than 1 person wants the free stuff, we can do litte door prize style drawings. Anyone with stuff they want to sell/give away ia welcome to bring it. A little parts redistribution should be fun, as long as people don't get butt hurt about anything.

I swear, hosting the meet isn't just a ploy to get rid of unwanted parts

Great idea... I'll start packing that stuff up ...
 

big ed

Active Member
Nov 18, 2011
397
A maybe because I want to get the voy up and running or I'll have to drive the range, and be sure I can get off work.

1. Hardtrailz - 1 (for now) - Bring Cole Slaw
2. Sparky - 1 - assorted bags of chips/snacks
3. Matt - 1 - you know the one thing I'll bring. Plus, plates, red cups cutlery.
4. Bartonmd - 1 probably - All the STDs
5. Regulator - theres a few of us - Cowboy beans
6. Wishbone - 1 - pop, dinner rolls, still have a ton of red solo cups from Chi meet.
7. Fletch09 - 1, maybe (feel free to move down as the list grows)
8. big ed - 1, bringing Ms SilverBullet -1 - strong maybe.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Matt

xavierny25

Platinum Donor
Mar 16, 2014
6,174
Staten Island, N.Y
You can count me in. 9hr drive but hey what the hell I haven't done anything like this in yrs.

1. Hardtrailz - 1 (for now) - Bring Cole Slaw
2. Sparky - 1 - assorted bags of chips/snacks
3. Matt - 1 - you know the one thing I'll bring. Plus, plates, red cups cutlery.
4. Bartonmd - 1 probably - All the STDs
5. Regulator - theres a few of us - Cowboy beans
6. Wishbone - 1 - pop, dinner rolls, still have a ton of red solo cups from Chi meet.
7. Fletch09 - 1, maybe (feel free to move down as the list grows)
8. big ed - 1, bringing Ms SilverBullet -1 - strong maybe.
9. xavierny25 +1, not sure what to bring but I'll figure that out in time.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Matt

HARDTRAILZ

Original poster
Moderator
Nov 18, 2011
49,665
We could start a swap meet thread. I got some stuff not worth shipping, but some might want as well.
 

Matt

Guru
Dec 2, 2011
3,904
:bump:
 

Hatchet

Guru
Nov 21, 2011
2,405
i'm still a distant maybe. but if i do come does anyone need any parts for a chevy 3.8 motor/monte carlo ss?
 

Sparky

Moderator
Dec 4, 2011
12,798
I got a 3.8 but aside from valve springs (which I have) I can't think of anything.
 

HARDTRAILZ

Original poster
Moderator
Nov 18, 2011
49,665
i'm still a distant maybe. but if i do come does anyone need any parts for a chevy 3.8 motor/monte carlo ss?

Possibly. I need to figure out what is going on with mine right now
 

Hatchet

Guru
Nov 21, 2011
2,405
i'll list what i have and part numbers later. most of the parts are cooling related like pump, hoses, e-fans, etc.
 

HARDTRAILZ

Original poster
Moderator
Nov 18, 2011
49,665
I know my fans make noise, the pass sounds like the bearings are dead and I think the one lower rad hose leaks, but need to slide under and check
 

Sparky

Moderator
Dec 4, 2011
12,798
Booked my room at the Red Roof, about $62 a night. Not bad. I could have gotten it a tad cheaper but it would have been non-refundable so I spent the extra couple bucks just in case something bad happened like I got real sick or whatever and couldn't make it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: xavierny25

Matt

Guru
Dec 2, 2011
3,904
How'd you get $62? I booked through Booking and I'm paying $82 with tax.
 

Sparky

Moderator
Dec 4, 2011
12,798
I went straight to red roof's website, book a night, punched in the city/state, and clicked AAA discount price. I didn't get the king room, just got the cheaper room that is two double beds instead of a single king. Decided to save the 10 bucks a night. After tax it is closer to $68 after looking at it.

Half the time I've found it the same price or cheaper just going direct vs a booking service anymore.
 
  • Like
Reactions: xavierny25

Matt

Guru
Dec 2, 2011
3,904
Thanks mate, I'll book it that way and cancel my booking.com one.
 

Matt

Guru
Dec 2, 2011
3,904
Anyone have a ball joint press they wouldn't mind bringing to the meet?
 

Sparky

Moderator
Dec 4, 2011
12,798
Wanting to do your upper?

The rental from Advance Auto worked fine for me when I did mine. That upper joint isn't too bad to do, at least compared to the lower.
 

HARDTRAILZ

Original poster
Moderator
Nov 18, 2011
49,665
I always rent them
 

Matt

Guru
Dec 2, 2011
3,904
That may be what I end up doing. Just thought you wheeling guys might actually have one, as I would imagine you'd be changing them a lot more than the average driver would.
 

HARDTRAILZ

Original poster
Moderator
Nov 18, 2011
49,665
Every year or two, but not worth owning and storing to me. Free rental is easy!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Matt

Forum Statistics

Threads
22,188
Posts
622,960
Members
16,713
Latest member
Jrw

Members Online

Members Online

Members Online