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

HARDTRAILZ

Moderator
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
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

Well-Known Member
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

Silver Supporter
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

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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
 

Regulator

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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
 

tsmith1156

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Sounds like it's gonna be a hell of a time, unfortunately I can't make it that weekend :cry:
 

Wishbone

Well-Known Member
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
@DDonnie be there and bring my dang screwdrivers! :tongue:
 

Regulator

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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

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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.
 
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HARDTRAILZ

HARDTRAILZ

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Red Roof Inn Elkhart is about $70 a night and likely where i will stay if family comes along.
 

fletch09

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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

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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.
 

Grimor

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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
 
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HARDTRAILZ

HARDTRAILZ

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I seem to give away decals at every meet since i have a glovebox full of them
 

Wishbone

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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

Well-Known Member
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.
 

xavierny25

Well-Known Member
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.
 
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HARDTRAILZ

HARDTRAILZ

Moderator
We could start a swap meet thread. I got some stuff not worth shipping, but some might want as well.
 

Hatchet

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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
I got a 3.8 but aside from valve springs (which I have) I can't think of anything.
 
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HARDTRAILZ

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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

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i'll list what i have and part numbers later. most of the parts are cooling related like pump, hoses, e-fans, etc.
 
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HARDTRAILZ

HARDTRAILZ

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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
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.
 

Matt

Silver Supporter
How'd you get $62? I booked through Booking and I'm paying $82 with tax.
 

Sparky

Moderator
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.
 

Matt

Silver Supporter
Thanks mate, I'll book it that way and cancel my booking.com one.
 

Matt

Silver Supporter
Anyone have a ball joint press they wouldn't mind bringing to the meet?
 

Sparky

Moderator
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.
 
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HARDTRAILZ

HARDTRAILZ

Moderator
I always rent them
 

Matt

Silver Supporter
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.
 
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HARDTRAILZ

HARDTRAILZ

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Every year or two, but not worth owning and storing to me. Free rental is easy!
 

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