Hello Bill. Well, counting you, our number is unofficially 5. I haven't heard from amswor or James recently (James did let me know that he was going to be busy for a while though), but I am assuming they are still with us until they ask not to be. We have already had a few discussions regarding the divying up of parts. The front running ideas are as follows:
1) Have people contribute there money and choose their major parts at the time of their pledge.
2) Have a type of "draft" where everyone is either randomly assigned an order, or the order is determined by the order of contribution, and then everyone gets to pick one part a round until either everything is gone, or no one wants anything else.
3) Full disclosure and discussions up front to allow people to make an educated decision as to whether they would like to "buy-in" or not.
As far as money handling is concerned, we haven't really decided how to do that yet. I was thinking of having a single paypal account for the group and have everyone contribute to it. I view this as a detail because I know we'll get our money together when necessary. Obviously, once you commit, we're counting on your money, so it will be up to each individual to commit only after having their finances in order.
Location is important. During our earlier posts (you can probalby look them up pretty easily), we discussed the importance of having a majority of the participants on the east coast. I figured that since this was my brainchild that parting out the Jeep and making sure everyone got their parts would fall on my shoulders. I'm in Northern Virginia, outside of DC, so hopefully people would be able to come by and pick their parts up themselves. I also figured while everyone was stopping by, they could help me with my Jeep
The parts that we don't use would be sold/auctioned, and the proceeds would be evenly returned to the members of the group.
So, if anyone else has any thoughts or suggestions, or feels the need to correct something I said, let everyone know. I don't intend to lay out all the rules, I'm just synopsizing from my perception of our previous conversations.