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2014 Summer Midwest Willys Reunion August 22-24 - Event Date: 22 Aug. 2014 - 24 Aug. 2014

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    Posted: 13 Nov. 2014 at 3:47pm
That's awesome! I could have all sorts of fun on that thing!
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Here ya go Bob, you oughta go for the whole shabang......
 
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i will donate the use of a 25' gooseneck trailer to haul it on.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov. 2014 at 8:46am
We should start a rocket to bobs house fund. I'll donate $50.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bob3b Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov. 2014 at 8:15am
Here is the Effingham Rocket. It would be expensive to move, but what a cool piece to have at your house.

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Its really basic actually.....we decided that weekend you could probably build one onsite as cheap as you could move one. (I think it was me and Damar that was talking about it)....not that I feel like you're wrong in your assumption, I'm pretty sure he could handle the job very well.

They are pretty common (especially for somebody that travels as much as you do)

There was even a video of someone sliding down it at some point.   Embarrassed...but I'm pretty sure that's probably out of circulation by now.LOL









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Given the dimensions I bet someone here whose initials are J.P. could whip up some plans and start reproducing them. The slide might be able to be bought commercially already.
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I bet the motel could be talked out of it pretty easily. The ones I talked to seemed to talk like it was an unwanted liability to them.....leftover from another motel I think. (most certainly from another place in time)
 
 
(not the actual Effingham rocket) 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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I would have loved to have taken that thing home!
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Watching TV this morning caught an episode where Rick and crew on American Restoration restored a rocket slide like the one out in the field at Effingham.

Pretty cool  Big smile
 


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Dennis, that was a compass set that was in a metal box with a thin cardboard cover. It was nice and heavy. I think it came from Birddog 7.
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Originally posted by rocnroll rocnroll wrote:

I just went to eBay and typed in Grand Cherokee Die cast and got about 4 pages of them to choose from.



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I was looking for the grand Cherokee set that came in a metal box , it had a cardboard sleeve around the box. thank you.
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I just went to eBay and typed in Grand Cherokee Die cast and got about 4 pages of them to choose from.



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Originally posted by dennisanvil dennisanvil wrote:

one of the gift gave out for a door prize at the reunion said 2014 grand Cherokee on the box. I was wondering where it came from. if the person the got it or the person the gave  that  box would pm me , I would be glad. I am trying to find that gift for my self as I have a 2014 grand Cherokee and would like one. also thank for the good time at the reunion.
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I'd like to thank jpet and the whole crew that put on this show.  I really enjoyed myself, despite needing a snorkle to breath in all that humidity.  I enjoyed sharing stories and rides in Electro-Willys with the folks, and despite the rumors the state troopers were really great guys with some very good questions.  (like "Will this really do 70?  Don't leave town, we have some investigating to do.") Ermm

I really enjoyed the chance to meet so many familiar names from the 2Apage.  That was a real treat for me since most of my life is spent being a hermit up here in the mountains where no one ever comes to visit. Cry LOL
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Originally posted by Oilleaker1 Oilleaker1 wrote:

I'd frame the one with the officers in front of Electro Willys. Were they "shocked" to see it? John


No they were questioning me about some phantom jeep doing 70 mph around town the night before.  Shocked

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Oh yeah that's right! I'd also like to thank Ruby Tuesday for getting all of our food out in a timely manner!
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Originally posted by samcj2a samcj2a wrote:


It was great to see and visit with everyone.  The Jeeps are fine, but the Managers at the Restaurant people, at least some of them LOL, are what make the reunions special to me.





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