Judy Ann Moore
Forum User Name: RSO Shop Girl
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"Born and raised in Blackfoot, Idaho; I grew up on the horse track. My family owned and raced quarter horses. At 13, I started my first job at a local store putting bicycles together. I’ve been a make up artist, managed restaurants, financing offices, gift shops, convenient stores, and even worked and lived on a cattle ranch for 16 years in Swan Valley, Idaho. I’ve always told people not to judge a book by its cover because I can ride, rope, shoot, pull a calf, brand cattle, with my hair done, make up applied, and acrylic nails! I am very OCD about cleaning, organizing, and scheduling our busy lives. I tend to always look for the positive and the beauty in life.
I didn’t get into the off-road world until 3 years ago, when my significant other, Mike Francis, owner/operator of Rock Solid Off Road / RSO Performance moved me to Southern California. We live and work in his Shop, along with his son Tyler. I absolutely LOVE the shop and all the amazing things we get to do and see! I often ask myself, “Is this really my life?” I love going to Shows and Events, the Off Road Community is awesome, from the people, to the sponsors, and of course the vehicles. I work as “RSO Shop Girl”, which consists of working the vehicles at the shows to answer questions about each build and visiting with the attendees. I model for the Shop, to help promote not only the RSO brand but our Sponsors as well. At 43 I was voted in via Social Media as Miss April to the 2017 Nitro Gear Goddess Calendar, and was a Nitro Gear Brand Ambassador for 2017. My daily life consists of running the office, doing the books, accounting, pay roll, running errands, and helping out in the shop whenever I can. Giving the RSO Crew a hard time is just one of the perks!
I love working out in the early mornings (3-4 am), taking the Shop dogs on daily walks, reading, watching the drag races, overlanding, wheeling, baking, spoiling our grandsons and of course there is my obsession with shoes! I love working on and learning all about my old 1972 Chevy C-10, which I will completely tear down and rebuild with the guidance of Mike and the RSO Crew, as an “All Girl Build”! "
Occupation: Office Manager at RSO Performance
Birthday: February 27, 1974
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Questions & Answers
Q: What is your favorite color?
A: "Midnight Blue."
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: "Anything Oreo."
Q: Do you have kids?
A: "No kids of my own."
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: "We have 2 Shop Dogs, a Rottie/Pit Mix named Dude (DooDooBear) Lebowski that thinks Ball is Life and a GSP named Annahbelle which is a Tasmanian Devil is disguise. 2 Shop Cats, a Blue Russian named Eddie, and my precious little demon, a black cat named Dave Satan Lebowski. 1 Shop snake, a Rosie Boa named Pearl."
Q: Do you take your pets off-roading?
Judy's Off-Road Facts:
Q: How old were you when you first started wheeling?
A: "I was 40."
Q: Is your whole family into off-roading?
A: "We are a family owned shop, so yes."
Q: Are you usually the driver or the co-driver?
A: "Both! It depends on how many rigs we are taking out."
Q: Do you have any off-road traditions or rituals?
A: "It’s kind of silly, but Mike and I always look for a pretty rock to bring home and put in our Memory Box."
Q: How often do you get to go off-roading?
A: "Not as often as we would like, the shop is crazy busy! It’s hard to get away."
Q: How did you get started in the off-road world?
A: "My significant other owns Rock Solid Off Road / RSO Performance, I took an interest to be supportive of him and fell in love with it!"
Q: Where is your favorite place to wheel?
A: "Truck Haven / Ocotillo Wells."
Q: Do you belong to an off-road club? Which one? What is their motto/mission?
A: "No, none at the moment."
Q: What is on your off-roading bucket-list?
A: "My main goal is to completely tear down and build my C-10, so I will be able to Off Road with the guys in my own rig, not just a shop rig."
Q: How are you active in the off-road world?
A: "It’s my life literally. The off-road community is a BIG Family. We see them at shows and Events, we help each other when needed."
Judy's Off-Road Stories:
Q: What is your most memorable off-road moment?
A: "Wheeling out at Truckhaven in the ’48 Willy’s with Mike, Tyler and Cierra who were in the FJ60 behind us. We stopped and hiked up to a cave, made hamburgers on the Tembo Tusk Skottle, it was the perfect family day!"
Q: What was your longest wheeling trip?
A: "Going back into the Anza-Borrego National Park."
Q: What was your favorite wheeling trip?
A: "Definitely the trip to Truckhaven in the 48 Willys, it’s such a small wheel base it will go anywhere!"
All About the Ladies:
Q: Who do you look up to in the industry? Why?
A: "I look up to my Michael. I love to watch him work while creating a masterpiece like the Sniper. Building/Fabrication is truly an art form. His talents and understanding of all things automotive blows me away! Such as creating a custom bumper, he starts with a simple drawing on a piece of paper, then does a bunch of math that my accounting brain cannot comprehend, cuts it all into pieces out of foam board, tapes all the pieces together on the vehicle to make sure he likes it and that everything will fit and function properly, cuts out all the metal, tacks it together with the welder, makes any adjustments needed, then finishes the weld. It ends up as something beautiful, completely custom, and durable!"
Q: How do you feel as a woman in the offroad industry?
A: "I think we as women are definitely making strides. I feel that the men inside this industry pay attention to that, the men outside the industry however are another story. I can be working the Sniper at an event, a man may reluctantly ask me question, I will answer correctly (after all I do drive it every day) but if that same man sees Mike or Tyler, he will go ask him the same question not trusting my answer, because I am a woman."
Q: Give us a story, any story, about educating, guiding, empowering ladies in the off-road, past or future:
A: "Taking my Sister that lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming out to King of the Hammers for the first time last year! Showing her the racers, the rigs on display, and trying to explain to her what the difference is. She was in awe!"
Q: What changes have you noticed in the off-road industry?
A: "Just in the last 3 years I have seen more and more women getting involved, and I think it’s amazing!"
Q: What advice do you have for ladies who want to get started off-roading?
A: "Learn and know your rig and its capabilities. Be smart, be prepared, and learn how to operate your rig’s equipment properly."
About Judy's vehicle:
"A Custom Monster ’75 Toyota FJ40"
Vehicle Name: the Sniper
Q: Does your vehicle also serve as a daily driver?
A: "Yes, I run errands in her."
Q: What is the best modification you have done to your vehicle?
A: "Pretty much everything about the Sniper is custom, so it would be difficult to pick just one.."
Q: Do you work on your own vehicle?
Vehicle Type: Custom Toyota FJ40
Builder: Rock Solid Off Road
Tire Make/Size: Interco Super Swampers / 46”
Wheel Make/Size: Method Race Wheel / 20”
Front Suspension: Custom 3 link – built by RSO
Front Sway Bar: None
Front Shocks: Bilstein 9100 Rock Crawler Shocks
Front Bump Stops: Energy Suspension
Rear Suspension: Custom 4 link – built by RSO
Rear Sway Bar: None
Rear Shocks: Bilstein 9100 Rock Crawler Shocks
Rear Bump Stops: Energy Suspension
Front Axle Housing: Ruff Stuff Specialties
Front Differential/Locker: Toyota 9.5 / Detroit Locker
Front Axle Shafts: Nitro Gear Chromoly 80 Series
Front U-Joints: None
Front Drive Flanges/Hubs: Nitro Gear
Front Brakes: EBC Brakes
Front Steering Components: AGR Rock Ram
Rear Axle Housing: Toyota 80 Series
Rear Differential/Locker: Toyota 9.5 / Detroit Locker
Rear Axle Shafts: Nitro Gear Chromoly 80 Series
Rear U-Joints: None
Rear Drive Flanges: Nitro Gear
Rear Brakes: EBC
Rear Steering Setup: None
Ring & Pinion Manufacturer & Gear Ratio(s): Nitro Gear 5.29
Engine Manufacturer: Chevy 383 Stroker
Engine Horsepower: 500
Engine Torque: 540
Battery: PC1700 Odyssey Battery
Exhaust: Gibson Performance Exhaust
Transmission Make & Type: TH400
Transmission Adapter: Advance Adapters
Transmission Shifter: Art Carr Shifter
Transfer Case(s): 60 Series Split Case
Front Driveshaft: JE Reel
Rear Driveshaft: JE Reel
Fuel Cell or Tank: JAZ
Fuel System Pumps & Filters: Aeromotive Dual Phantom
Body/Interior: Aluminum Body built by Aqualu – Custom 8-point cage built by RSO
Body/Body Panels: Aluminum
Body Modifications: FJ40 stretched and widened to fit on a FJ80 Frame
Skid plate/Material: None
Painter Name: All Aluminum polished with Mothers Polish / Wrap done by Gatorwraps
Hood/Grille: Aluminum Hood / Grille by Royalty Core
Floors/Firewalls: All Aluminum
Dash/Gauges/Switches: Custom Build Aluminum Dash / Lavorsi Marine Gauges / two 4X4 SPOD Switch panels
Steering Column/Wheel: Ididit Steering Column / NRG Steering Wheel
Pedal Assembly/Cutting Brakes: Toyota FJ40 Petal
Seats/Harnesses: Front: Two PRP Enduro Elite Seats / Back: Custom PRP Bench / Five PRP 5.3 Harnesses
Lights Interior/Exterior: Up Front: Vision X Vortec Led Halos and Five Vision X 9” Cannons, Rear: Vision X Chaser Bar, Vision X Led Tail Lights.
Winches - Front/Rear Brand & Capacity: Superwinch EXP / 12,000 lb Capacity with a Factor 55 Flat Link & Fairlead
Bumpers / Swing Out – Custom Front & Rear Bumpers and Swing Out built by RSO