• Another ONSC year comes to an end

    As with every year the ONSC calendar year ends with a Christmas party. This year the venue was once again the Monks barn. We can’t say enough about how much we love the Monks and all they do for this club they are one of the pillars that keep it all together.

    To recap this year we had quite a few trips and quite a few work days at Uwharrie. 12 work days were done where we had some ONSC presence to help keep the Uwharrie trails open. We had trips to Hurricane Creek, OBX, Portsmouth Island, Raush Creek, GSMTR, Black Balsam, and our signature event, Logan’s Run.

    ONSC would like to thank all our members and especially members that kept the trail work at Uwharrie going this year. This year we made T-shirts to give to members that made it out to 3 or more workdays.

    The BOD is looking forward to next year and making it even bigger and better than last year.


    ONSC works to repair a damaged member’s truck


    Johnny Casale drags guard rail for us to put up and cut off illegal access


    Guard Rail Up


  • A Thank You to our Sponsors

    What a success! Olde North State Cruiser members have now enjoyed our fourth Cruising the Carolinas/Logan’s Run event since the passing of the events namesake, Logan Monk, in 2011.

    On behalf of the ONSC Board of Directors, I want to extend a heart-felt thank you for your commitment to making this event so successful. It was the vision of the Board of Directors and the Planning Committee to have this year’s event be the biggest and best one yet. Your generous contribution helped make our vision a reality with your raffle prize donation. This year we had 47 Trucks in attendance and over 100 people. With those numbers and sales of our raffle tickets we were able to donate $1000 to the Blue Ribbon Coalition and the Friends of Uwharrie. Both are 4wd charities dedicated to keeping our hobby  alive through trail and land access.

    I know Logan would be proud at his name helping to keep his favorite place on the planet, Uwharrie, open.

    I would offer a heart felt thank you from myself and the rest of the BOD for helping us make this event great.


  • 2014 Cruising the Carolinas, Logan’s Run Event


    Logan's Run 2014 Full Color correct spelling

    Cruising the Carolinas - Logan's Run 2014


    Cruisin' Carolina - Logan's Run 2014 is the fourth annual off-roading and camping event, hosted by Olde North State Cruisers (ONSC), the Toyota Land Cruiser Association's (TLCA) only chapter in North Carolina.

    This family friendly event is held at the Uwharrie National Forest, which located off of Highway 109 between Denton and Troy, NC. ONSC has once again reserved Group Camp within the Uwharrie National Forest to host the event. This campground provides clean bathrooms and showers, along with primitive camping sites for both tents and vehicles.

    Ample parking space is available for RVs as well as tow rigs and their trailers.

    In addition to the campsite, Badin Lake is within walking distance, which offers swimming and a boat launch. There are also many hiking trails throughout the Uwharrie trail system. This is a link to the Uwharrie Trail Map, including OHV, horse and hiking trails: http://onsc4x4.com/uwharrie/

    The tentative event schedule is as follows:

    • Thursday, September 11th, 2014
      • Guests can begin arriving at 10:00am on Thursday. We have Group Camp site A reserved for the early birds
      • Vehicle Inspection will occur as vehicles arrive.
        • ONSC Vehicle Inspection Requirements can be found at the following URL; http://onsc4x4.com/vehicle-inspection/
        • The inspection is "soft" this year, meaning that no vehicles will be denied from participating, unless there is something egregiously wrong.
        • The 2014 CCLR inspection will serve the purpose of educating participants how inspections work and what the requirements are
        • CCLR 2015 will be the first year where inspection regulations will be forced and non-compliant vehicles will be denied from participation
        • See John Casale for further Vehicle Inspection Requirement questions.
    • Friday, Sepember 12th, 2014
      • Please ensure that your vehicle has been inspected prior to hitting the trails
      • People will continue to arrive
      • Groups gather at 12:00pm in the field in the middle of Group CampDinner is up to the individual on Friday night.
        • Trucks will be divided up into groups based on difficulty of the trails participants want to run
        • Each group will have a designated trail leader and tail gunner
        • Groups will wheel from 9:00am until roughly 6:00pm with lunch up to the individual participants
      • Dinner is up to the individual on Friday night.
    • Saturday, Sepember 13th, 2014
      • Groups gather at 8:00am in the field in the middle of Group CampGroups will wheel from 9:00am until roughly 6:00pm with lunch up to the individual participants
        • Trucks will be divided up into groups based on difficulty of the trails participants want to run
        • Each group will have a designated trail leader and tail gunner
      • Groups will wheel from 9:00am until roughly 6:00pm with lunch up to the individual participants
      • Dinner will be at 7:30pm at Group Camp site A, which is the site to the right when driving into Group Camp
      • The Raffle will begin at 9:00pm and last until roughly 10:30pm
      • From 10:30pm until ??, we will gather around the campfire and tell tall tales until whenver
    • Sunday, September 14th, 2014
      • Those that wish to wheel will gather at 8:00am in the field in the middle of Group Camp
        • Trucks will be divided up into groups based on difficulty of the trails participants want to run
        • Each group will have a designated trail leader and tail gunner
      • Groups will wheel from roughly 9:00am until whenever they wish
      • Clean-up and the end of our event is Sunday afternoon


    Once again, our profits will be donated to charites like Tread Lightly and the Blue Ribbon Coalition.
    Our ability to use the beautiful Uwharrie National Forest hinges not only on our responsible land-use policies (think Tread Lightly) and volunteer hours, but also on the advocacy efforts of the BRC and Tread Lightly. Our donations will go to those foundations, who will use them to help ensure that our trails continue to be available to use not only for us, but for our progeny. Individual donations are always welcome!

    Click the drop-down to select your ticket (Driver only, or driver with 1,2 or 3 passengers).  If you need more than three passengers, email john.v.casale@gmail.com and I'll get you taken care of.  Once you've filled out the form, click Submit and you'll be brought to a PayPal website, where you can pay via PayPal or credit/debit card.


    We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

    Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.


    Current Sponsors:




    LOGO Jetboil Logo with tag









    Here are some videos and pictures from past events:



  • 2014 Meet and Greet and March Work Day

    This weekend ONSC got together for our annual Meet and Greet. We had a great turn out this year with well over 60 people in attendance. Saturday was also our trail clean up and work day for March and we got busy working on our adopted trail Wolf’s Den to get it ready for opening day at Uwharrie National Forest.

    Thanks to the Monks for the use of their property once again to host this event.

    Thanks to all the great members that showed up and to those that brought sides.

    The pig the club provided was great as always.


    Here are some pics from the weekend.











  • January 2013 Uwharrie Work Day

    This past weekend, a group of us from ONSC made it out to participate in the USFS Uwharrie Work day, the first of 2014!!  We got a TON done.  Tasks for the day included removal of one of the corduroy bridges on Wolf’s Den trail, collection of stone from the middle of Dutch John and deposition of said stone on Wolf’s Den to replace the corduroy bridge.

    It took a lot of effort to move the stone and remove the wood stringers, but we got it done!  Here are some pictures.

    Thank you to everyone who came out!!


    Load of stone #1
    Jackknife Johnny hard at work.


    First load of stringers
    2nd load of stone
    New river crossing

    The Crew


    Getting brunswick stew at the end of the day

  • December Camping trip and X-Mas Party

    This past December, ONSC held the annual Camping trip and X-Mas party at the Monk’s property in the Uwharrie National Forest.  We ate, we drank, we kicked tires and had a Dirty Santa gift swap!!  It was a blast.


    THANK YOU Kenny and Lydia!!  I look forward to next year’s event!


    Burn Barrel
    Trail Repair.
    John and Mike frying up turkeys.
    Terry’s last outing with ONSC for the next couple of years. He just moved to Hawaii and took his FJ62 with him!
    Meatball signing his poster.



  • 80 Series Fuel Pump Sock Filter Replacement

    One of the most glossed over replacement part for the 80 series land cruiser is the fuel sock filter that attaches to the fuel pump. It is just as important as replacing the regular fuel filter. I had ordered a replacement one a while back and not got around to actually doing it till today.

    First thing is to take the gas cap off of your filler neck to discharge the tank of any pressure.

    To get to it you need to roll the front seats up and pull the carpet back from the front/back split right there.

    You will see a little oval panel right away with 3 screws on it.

    Take the panel off and you will be rewarded with this sight.



    You will need to unhook the wiring harness and disconnect the two fuel lines that attach to the plate. One fuel line pulls off after loosening the hose clamp, the other can be removed by taking out the banjo bolt in the picture. After that you will need to take out the small screws around the new panel and you can pull the fuel pump up…. BE CAREFUL it is very easy to bend the fuel level sender arm and if done so your fuel gauge may not be very accurate.

    Here is the sender float


    Be Careful Pulling this out
    Be Careful Pulling this out


    Here you can see the dirty fuel sock at the end of the pump.

    Dirty Fuel Sock
    Dirty Fuel Sock


    To remove the sock filter you need to remove the black gasket at the bottom as well as the clip underneath it that the sock is attached to. You don’t need to replace these two parts but I went ahead and did it anyway.



    The difference between the dirty and clean stock will amaze you

    Dirty vs Clean Filter
    Dirty vs Clean Filter
    New filter on
    New filter on

    After you get the new filter on reverse the process and once again be careful with the fuel float arm.


    Part numbers are as follows:

    Filter, Suction (fuel sock) P/N 23217-11010
    Clip, Fuel Pump (used to attach sock to pump) P/N 23219-03010
    Gasket, Fuel Suction P/N 77169-60010

  • Charlotte Cars and Coffee

    On The first Saturday of every month the Charlotte crew descend onto the Charlotte Cars and Coffee event that is held in the parking lot of Matti’s Diner across from the Filmore and the Beer Garden.


    After the event we normally grab lunch close by. This event has been added to the calender on the website to remind everyone.


    Pics from past events.