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NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :)

Posted By: CJM

NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 07/22/13 02:15 AM

This weekend was one I have been looking forward to , and also dreading for a long time .
My son Graduated in June , and he has decided to go to university in Edmonton . (excellent program there)
I should be VERY happy for him , and I am , but I'm also sad , as he is now a fair distance away , and I wont get to see him much .
I am defiantly going to have to occupy my mind with other things , and one of them being work . My "plan" was always to be a dad first , and business second .. still is , but now with my "empty nest" , it's time to focus on the business . With the earlier expansion last year , we are already out of room . Investors interested , we may be in for some awesome new services and exclusive parts .

anyway ... now on with the original title .

I had another Trekker back 1/2 sitting in Edmonton for years . I originally purchased the 3 Trekkers all in 1 package way back when . So Taking my son to Edmonton was a perfect time to pick up the other Trekker .

So I took some pics smile of some of our beautiful scenery

Mt Robson in the "rockies" (Tallest mountain in the Canadian rockies)
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and at the park entrance

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and we made it .. dropped my Boy off , unpacked , and I was back on the road in the morning .

Drove out to "Captain Morgans's" place , (Mod on the Trekker board)to pick up the Trekker

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and homeward bound !!!

few hours later , I could see the mountians

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up and over the mountians
and finally after 1918 KM's (1191 miles) home is in site

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 07/22/13 08:35 AM

Thanks for the great pics Corey. I've always enjoyed driving that loop (back before passports became 'required' <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />)

Hopefully young son retains some sense from his Dad. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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Posted By: CJM

Re: NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 07/23/13 04:56 AM

thanks girl .. you flatter me smile (garsk)
he's a great kid and nothing like his dad



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Posted By: stock87

Re: NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 08/03/13 05:25 PM

Man, it's a shame that any human in this day and age should be forced to live or work in such an ugly place…

Lucky :P
Posted By: CJM

Re: NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 08/06/13 01:43 AM

I know right .. but sometimes our summers here are just simply to hot for me


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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 08/06/13 02:58 PM

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Thanks for the great pics Corey. I've always enjoyed driving that loop (back before passports became 'required' <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />)

Hopefully young son retains some sense from his Dad. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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Is it difficult to get a passport in the states?
Posted By: kewlynx

Re: NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 08/07/13 02:13 AM

It is if you owe back child support, as a few overseas businessmen found out when all that nonsense became mandatory. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />

For me it's more a logistical PITA to find someone to take a photo and collect the paperwork.

My roomie also tells me the border crossing on the Canuck end of things isn't as friendly as it used to be either. I remember not having a hassle as well. Weird.
Posted By: CJM

Re: NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 08/11/13 06:29 PM

or if you have a criminal record ...

I have traveled quite extensivly throughout North America , and even now still cross over into the US almost monthly . never had any issues . passport lasts 5 years , and if you keep it up to date , you should have no problems

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 08/11/13 09:23 PM

I actually never needed one until Homeland Insecurity came along. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" /> Rolled thru Canada without issue.

Military passport expired light years ago.
Posted By: CJM

Re: NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 08/12/13 02:22 AM

well It's finally official . We have started the "build" of the moulds for the Trekkers .

as you may have already read , I drove to get our last and final trekker of the original 3 purchaced way back when .

into the shop today , we started the teardown and it went quick .. I had previously chopped off the canopy , as we already produce this part and didnt need it .

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Posted By: CJM

Re: NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 08/12/13 02:22 AM

the teardown is now complete .. and time to start on the moulds .
Just a point and pic .. as to why we dont use any steel inbedded into our products .

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there normally is a 10G piece of steel in this gap for "strength" (I guess) it's rusted and disintergrated to nothing , and I can Promace , MOST trekkers on the road today , if taken apart will look EXACTLY like this .
I do know back then they didnt have the same materials as we do now , so , NO steel rienforcements in our products ...

how I did my own Trekker

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we will be building simular to this


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Posted By: matts

Re: NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 08/18/13 10:15 PM

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I actually never needed one until Homeland Insecurity came along. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" /> Rolled thru Canada without issue.

Military passport expired light years ago.


It's alright to admit it, we libertarians chafe at the idea of needing Government permission to do anything. And that's what a passport is. I too have enjoyed many decades of paperwork-free travel to Canada and Mexico and resent now needing "permission". Mexico still welcomes us without a passport, it's getting back into the U.S. that is the problem. So clearly the U.S. is the bad actor in all this.

And Corey, I like what you've been doing at toyotafiberglass.com, but do you mean to say that you will now have more energy to devote to products and projects <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 08/20/13 02:57 AM

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And Corey, I like what you've been doing at toyotafiberglass.com, but do you mean to say that you will now have more energy to devote to products and projects <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


thanks Matt
projects .. no .. I have 1 project on the go , "supertoy" (2WD) in the works , but just cant find time to finish .
Products , well If you havent checked out my website for a while ... have a look .. http://www.toyotafiberglass.com .
but , this is just a "fraction" of what we actually do .
website is just the "manufacture" division .

I have added many NEW products , and adding at least 1 per month .. so staying busy


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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 08/20/13 03:30 PM

Corey,
Have you looked into selling weatherstripping for the 1st gen's? I'm looking for the cab to hardtop weatherstrip and toyota says it is discontinued. Do you have a source for this?
Posted By: CJM

Re: NEW Trekker back 1/2s coming .. road trip :) - 08/21/13 03:21 AM

Yes , I have ..
biggest problem right now is the capital expence . I have to purchace "in bulk" , and like some of the other products we have "out sourced" from other manufactures , I have found it's finantially just not "worth it" for us , it just dosnt sell quick enough for us to make any kind of profit , and I do have rent to pay , and limited storage !!

so at this time , I just cant help


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