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JLee

Discussion in 'Bay Area Metal Fabrication' started by maxamillion2345, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Jul 14, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    I don't own any BAMF products (though I suspect I'd like to) but I've met JLee and wanted to make a quick post about my impression of the man.

    Not too long ago I met JLee out in Moab at a Tacoma gathering (for which he put up some free swag IIRC). He had come in at IIRC like 3 or 4 AM and we were up and at em at 8 or something the next morning.

    Our first day out on the trail I blew up my diff but didn't realize until we got off the trail. I aired up after the run and by the time I finished everyone had left before I realized what had happened.

    I didn't have anyones number and camp was a ways out of town. I tried to find a few guys' numbers with no luck before I thought to check here on the BAMF forums. Sure enough I found his number and even though we'd just met once briefly I called him and he came right back to where we had all parked.

    He called Alvin who then also came back to help. (User w3tw0rks)

    Alvin, JLee, and JLee's wife, Lisa, all spent the next 3 or so hours of sunlight (after a full day awfully hot day on the trail) helping me to diagnose the issue and then limp home to camp, which was quite a ways out of Moab.

    All three of them were absolutely outstanding in coming through for me. They also helped to calm me down as I was a bit nervous about how I was going to get the truck home. They actually offered to give me an insane amount of their free towing through AAA if it came down to it. I don't know what I'd have done without em and I can't thank Jerry enough, hell of a guy. Or both Alvin and Lisa for that matter.

    I don't want to turn this into a sob story but boy I've got nothing but excellent things to say about the guy, it was a good deed and it showed his character. I figure he must run an excellent business too from what I've heard and seen. That's all. :eek:

    JLee :bowdown:

    I owe ya friend.
     
  2. Jul 14, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    :woot:

    Jerry's the MAN! :headbang:
     
  3. Jul 14, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    bulhas

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    i think you should just read my build thread ......
    Every dealing I've had with Jerry had been awesome !

    And this story just goes to show how personable he is and his drive to help the community!

    Also his wife loves Canadians : D so I need to get him north of the border for some more wheeling
     
  4. Jul 14, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    Bennett707

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    sounds like a good crew to be out with!
     
  5. Jul 14, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    stunt man hans

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    i have been wanting to pick up some bamf armor for quite some time now. all his stuff looks awesome but, his sliders in particular are absolutely going to be my next purchase.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    babytruck

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    I'm not surprised to see a post like this. Not at all. Thanks for bringing this up. These are awesome people. Jerry does a lot for us and Alvin is always there for the rescue. OMG his truck is one huge first aid kit for Tacomas....

    But once you meet the rest of NorCal, you will find that we are all one big family that takes care of each other. Always. <3
     
  7. Jul 14, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    bulhas

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    i think you should just read my build thread ......
    It was decided at MOAB Alvin could rebuild a full front end in the parts he carried
     
  8. Jul 14, 2012 at 9:23 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Yeah Alvin thought to bring a few things I didn't! :D He had everything! Very helpful and a great guy as well! My most sincere thanks go out to Alvin equally.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    :eek::bananadead:
     
  10. Jul 14, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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    Another great TW story. Unfortunate about your truck; however it's great to be reminded of people assisting one another in times of need. It's another example of the people making TW a great site. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jul 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM
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    derekabraham

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    BUT, does he deliver? :devil:



    Jerry seems like a hell of a guy.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Haha I'm sure he does.

    Diff was fixed less than a week later! Also managed to drive home 2wd locked since I destroyed a side gear and not my ring and pinion or spiders.
     
  13. Jul 14, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    mclovin

    mclovin chicka chicka, yeah!

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    this was way too funny. but yeah jerry is pretty cool cat, even with his products. i got one of those flashy new light bars from him and turns out they don't work well on the '12s with 7" lights :eek:. he ended up swapping me for a brand new one built the right way for these new grills. plus his sliders are more then awesome.
     
  14. Jul 14, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    JLee

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    Thanks for the kind words Max there was no way i would of left you guys stranded up there alone :(

    We had a great time trying to figure out what the hell was wrong with your truck. Hell I was the first time I've pulled a axle shaft on a 2nd Gen :D and yes Alvin is the mobile auto parts store for FREE!!! best guy to wheel with :D


    Oh and derekabraham I do deliver i delivered 3 diff skids and 4 sets of LCA skids to MOAB :cool:
     
  15. Jul 14, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    Bennett707

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    :drunk: the man of the hour shows!
     
  16. Jul 14, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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    derekabraham

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    As soon as I have some extra cash, I'll be ordering something from you. I don't know exactly what yet, but I'll figure it out. :laugh:
     
  17. Jul 14, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    JLee

    JLee The Man! Vendor

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    Sounds good I've got a few things to choose from :D
     
  18. Jul 14, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Thank YOU and much thanks to Lisa for having patience and keeping Jen company. I know Jen was a little worried. :p
     
  19. Jul 14, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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    Bennett707

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    your 2nd hand back next week?
     
  20. Jul 14, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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    :thumbsup: thats awesome!
     
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