ED4 members Ed & Ray invited members & even prospective members to come to their shops in Modesto to do work on our rigs & to campout for the weekend. I arrived mid morning Saturday. Ed & Ray’s shops were only 1 door apart and between them they had 9 lifts I think. Ed had asked people coming to give them an idea of what they wanted to do on their rig and had ordered things at cost for people to install / use on or in their vehicles. I had decided to do an LOF & tranny/trans case/diff fluid changes + install rear tow hooks on my ‘70 Bronco. When a lift opened up in Ray’s shop I was invited to pull on in & had the special treat of being able to walk around under my rig & see what I was working on. Ray had 2 of his employees working to help us out. Also members helped each other out. Ira & Tom helped me by removing & straightening out the skidplate under tranny/trans case. Ira was wounded by the skidplate but shrugged it off by saying he wasn’t working if he wasn’t bleeding. By late afternoon most people were done with work for the day & we enjoyed a nice potluck meal, special thanks to Tom for being head BBQer.
Ed had parked his motorhome behind his shop for people to sleep in & others slept in their own rigs or in Ed’s shop. I tented out in the lot with my dog.
In the AM some more work was done on some rigs & everyone thanked Ed & Ray for hosting such a nice weekend. It was great to get things checked out on my rig & get ready for 4wheeling. It was also lots of fun to get to work with others & get to know ED4 members. What a great group!