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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hey there. Not sure if anyone was particularly close to Jumper617, he lived in New Mexico. He exchanged a lot of texts with me about projects on his 1990 SEC. I sent a text to him the other day to see how the HR spring install went. I got a text back from his wife on his phone, telling me that Jayce passed away on 8/14/2014. I do not have any details about how he passed. Jayce was a cool cat, very involved in the trucking industry, his dad worked for James R Hoffa back in the day. So not sure how many of you are Teamsters, or grew up in a UAW/Teamster house as a kid, but this is the case. No details on the disposition of the car. If I learn of anything, I will pass it on if permision to do so is granted. Keeping his particulars private as you might expect.

Jayce, RIP buddy! I will miss that deep voice of yours. You were a man's man and 58 years is too little. Reviewing my txts from you, I raise a glass to your memory using one of your repeated phrases --- "...thanks for helpin a brutha out!""
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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 11:42 PM
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His passing was mentioned in our host forum. RIP
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Jayce purchased a nice steering wheel from me this year and was delighted when it arrived and he fitted it.
Very sad to hear this news
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post #4 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-29-2014, 05:15 AM
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Hey there. Not sure if anyone was particularly close to Jumper617, he lived in New Mexico. He exchanged a lot of texts with me about projects on his 1990 SEC. I sent a text to him the other day to see how the HR spring install went. I got a text back from his wife on his phone, telling me that Jayce passed away on 8/14/2014. I do not have any details about how he passed. Jayce was a cool cat, very involved in the trucking industry, his dad worked for James R Hoffa back in the day. So not sure how many of you are Teamsters, or grew up in a UAW/Teamster house as a kid, but this is the case. No details on the disposition of the car. If I learn of anything, I will pass it on if permision to do so is granted. Keeping his particulars private as you might expect.

Jayce, RIP buddy! I will miss that deep voice of yours. You were a man's man and 58 years is too little. Reviewing my txts from you, I raise a glass to your memory using one of your repeated phrases --- "...thanks for helpin a brutha out!""

Just came across this. So sad to hear and my deepest condolences to the family. Yeah I sold my springs to Jayce and talked with him several times over a course of a few weeks. A very cool guy indeed. He would always sign-off by saying "thanks Brutha". RIP my friend.

I would have responded sooner but have been dealing with life's challenges as of late so it's kept me away from here.
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Jayce's widow just contacted me with some info regarding Jayce' passing and his car.

Jayce's widow Tammy called me tonight because she is deactivating his phone and was calling all of his contacts and came across me. I had not read this post until just now, so when she called me I was stunned and saddened to hear of his passing.

Jayce and I had talked many times about issues he had with his car, so when I first heard her voice and not his deep booming voice, I knew this call would not go well. She informed me of his passing on August 13th, 2014.

Jayce had advanced stage 4 liver cancer that went (mostly) undetected. Here are some details that Tammy shared with me and has allowed me to share with all of you. On July 23rd (all dates 2014) Jayce made mention to Tammy about a swelling near his liver. Tammy insisted that they go to the ER, and Jayce agreed right away. They did a CAT Scan and looked at it and scheduled a specialist at a cancer center and they released him that night. They returned home and Tammy fed him, but he barely ate anything. Soup was all he could manage, and maybe an Icee pops. On July 30th they took him to the cancer center for a biopsy, and it was there that she was told that the cancer had already progressed to stage four, and when she asked how long, she was told less than a year.

On August 8th, they rushed him to the ER, and he stayed there and, four days later He then discharged himself and called Tammy to come and get him. She did not know at that time that he discharged himself. That same night, two hours later, she called an ambulance to take him back. The day of the 12th and 13th he was smiling making jokes and trying to take care of business and be strong and was fighting until the very end. Tammy went home that night (at Jayce's strong insistence) and about 11 PM had a feeling that she had to get back to see him so she called her son and they met at the hospital, and just as they walked in he had passed.

Jayce was a great guy and I will miss speaking with him. We talked about issues other than Mercedes, and I have no doubt he is badly missed by his family. He had 4 daughters and one son, and his mother is 96 and lives with Tammy.

Tammy says she is also ready to sell Jayce's car. She has asked me to broker the deal for her and I have agreed. I have instructed her on how to shoot the pictures and she will take a complete set of pics sometime in the next few days and I will post them up here:

Some preliminary details are:

1990 560 SEC
WDBCA45E1LA548852
199.779 miles
Timing chain and guides HAVE been done with paperwork to prove.
199 Black exterior with grey interior. (I do not know which grey yet)
She is going to send a pic of the VIN plate.

Car looks and runs well. Tammy takes meticulous care of this car and keeps it polished and cleaned inside and out just as Jayce would have himself. Tammy has several conditions that she wants met for the potential purchaser of his car.

1.) That the car be sold out of the state of New Mexico
2.) That the car be sold to an enthusiast who will cherish and value the car for what it is, and not just part it out.
3.) That the car be sold as is, with all of the items that Jayce had for her. The HR springs were never mounted, and there is the OEM steering wheel. They are in the trunk and will be shipped with the car.

I did not run this at EPC yet, but I can tomorrow unless someone beats me to it.

Asking price is $7,500.00 which as I have checked on fleeBay, is priced right. Tammy has a large 3 ring binder of all of the receipts for this car and she will take pics of the book, and the one receipt with the TC repairs as to me, that is the most important one.

She is open to REASONABLE offers, which you can PM to me. She has asked that no one contact her directly as this is still a tender area for her. She is going to take a full set of pictures, and I have asked her to shoot some video of the engine running and the sunroof working.

I do not know all of the options this car has on it. I know Jayce did a lot to her. Tammy wants her to go to a good home, someone like Jayce. I will know more when she and I talk tomorrow.

@Teutone - Tammy asks if his account is de-activated? I sent her a link to this thread, but she could not login under his account.
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Spoke at length about pricing and I posted the pictures an details in another thread several months ago. She was initially going to trade it in, for a substantial amount and I encouraged it if she could get it. This is a fine car at 10k, and a fantastic buy at 7,500.


Here is the original for sale post I made with the prices Tammy settled on:

https://www.benzworld.org/forums/10483761-post3764.html
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/10483793-post3765.html
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/10483801-post3766.html
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When I die, someone here is going to end up with my car, because nobody else in my family wants it. Nobody in Michigan wants it.

Aside: does anyone know what Jayce used for the intake hoses? Not that I want to do that on my car, but it does look kinda cool. He had good taste...
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Surprisingly Louis I remember you mentioning Jayce's passing a while back. Though I don't remember talking with him on here, those that have said he was a fine man to have known. It's good to see a couple of members here helping Tammy in selling Jayce's car and not getting screwed over in the deal.

Mine is already written in my will, not that anything dire is in my future, my son will get it as he is the only one of my kids who could appreciate what it is.

And yea stimpy, those pipes are cool looking, might add that to my list of things to do later
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