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Wrench & Roast – July 29 - 30, 2017
Don’t forget we have brought back the Wrench & Roast for 2017.  This year’s W&R will be at A.J. and Stephanie Portmann’s garage in Dillsburg, PA. This year we selected two members   Judy Payne and Anita Weaver.  Judy is our current President and member since 2000.  Anita covers our Street Cruises year after year and has been a member for several years now. 
Please consider making the time to come out and assist both Judy and Anita with their upgrades to their Broncos.
This year’s Wrench & Roast will be held on Saturday, July 29th at my shop located in Dillsburg, Pa.   The shop will be available for use from Thursday evening through Sunday around noon. Folks have the liberty of assisting two fellow members throughout the weekend with Saturday being the main day of the Wrench & Roast.
Camping will be available on the property (tent or RV) for those participating in the Wrench & Roast event.  Anyone looking to camp at the property please let me know which day you plan to arrive, how long you plan to stay and any specific needs (water or electric hook-ups). 
Proposed Build
  • Judy Payne
    • Rear Axle Relocation Kit
    • Install Gas Tank Skid Plate
    • Install Heim Steering
  • Anita Weaver
    • Disk Brake Kit on the D44
    • Remove and Replace Engine Mounts for V8
    • Front and Rear Shock Mounts
    • Body Mount Tab Repair

MEB 2017 Wrench & Roast Itinerary – July 27th – 30th

Thursday – July 27th

  • Help begins to arrive

  • Finish prepping the shop so work can begin on Friday/Saturday

  • Dinner @ 6pm

  • Snack @ 9pm

Friday – July 28th

  • Help continues to arrive

  • Finish any last minute shop prepping so work can begin

  • Breakfast @ 8am

  • Lunch @ 12pm

  • Dinner @ 6pm

  • Snack @ 9pm

Saturday – July 29th

  • Breakfast @ 7am

  • Work begins @ 8am

  • Lunch @ 12pm

  • Dinner @ 6:30pm (passing of the horse shoe- Randy Silbaugh to Judy Payne/Anita Weaver)

  • Snack @ 9pm

  • Work ends @ 11pm (due to noise level) work may continue if not too loud to disturb the neighbors

Sunday – July 30th

  • Breakfast – TBD, if going out, leaving @ 8am

  • 10am –wrap up work activities and clean up shop

Where to Stay
 Camping at Portmann Residence 3 Pleasant Hill Court, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • Contact -  AJ @ 717-649-8608 or Steph @ 717-215-7046
 Gifford Pinchot State Park 2200 Rosstown Road, Lewisberry, Pa 17339
  • Contact -  Campground Office – 717-292-4112 or717-432-5011
  • Email:
  • 15 minutes from Portmann residence
Hampton Inn Harrisburg West  4950 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, Pa 17055
Comfort Suites 10 S Hanover Street, Carlisle, Pa 17013
Good Food
Food will be provided throughout the weekend.
  • Friday breakfast, lunch, dinner & snack
  • Saturday  breakfast, lunch, dinner & snack
  • Sunday  breakfast
Things to Do:
  • Gettysburg
  • Hershey Park
  • City Island Senator's baseball
  • Shopping (Outlets at Gettysburg and Hershey)
  • Williams Grove Speedway
  • Haar’s Auction and Drive Inn
RSVP By July 23rd
If you plan to attend this event or have any further questions, please send an email to so we have a count as far as organizing the participants to assist Judy and Anita and for buying food.
 If you see an area of the build you can or want to help with, please provide your area of interest and skill level.
Steph and I are looking forward to seeing the MEB family come together to assist two fellow members and seeing these Bronco projects come to life. 
A.J. and Steph Portmann, Charter Member, Mid-Atlantic Early Broncos