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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:18:20 PM »
Great burn Mike. That's all I have.

You actually work, I just hone that punnyness on SA teenagers over the last 33 years!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 03:16:18 PM »
Ken gets a new toy and gets all abrasive with everyone while trying to make a point!  Don't be so edgy Ken, sharpen that keen rapier whit of yours and go cut-up on someone else!

(Can't believe I crammed all that into two sentences!)

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 10, 2018, 03:01:18 PM »
Well forge ahead with that Ken!

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And in the world of Education, we they?re dumbing down EVERYTHING as well - not only did the recipe change, so did the quality of the ingredients!  Chicken Salad made outta Chicken Sh!+ tastes like crap because it is!

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D.O.T. / Re: Illegal Immigration
« on: December 09, 2018, 08:14:12 AM »
Bah ha ha!

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D.O.T. / Re: Prius + Vulcan=fun?
« on: December 05, 2018, 11:04:45 AM »
Glad to see my support of their Business being put to entertaining use! LOL!  :beercheers:

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That is hilarious. I haven't seen that one.  :likebutton:

Coffee spittin' funny!!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 05, 2018, 08:27:17 AM »
Got these from a friend whose wanting to build a timber framed outdoor kitchen




Moose of a saw. 16 5/16!circular saw???? 


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Looks like some serious, "Aw, S%$#" moments - get body armor!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 05, 2018, 08:24:30 AM »
Now Don, on a SERIOUS note:  Look into Lebanon, KY; one of two places in the US where ALL of the Bourbon barrels are manufactured from milled oak staves.  They most likely have a HUGE amount of outside tree rounds available as waste.  Go, cut a deal and load-up with all you can carry then cut into boiler length sections and you're set.  Those oak staves they make are NOT GREEN Oak mind you, so you could be golden in no time regarding usable, clean burning wood for your Casa!

http://www.independentstavecompany.com/locations/north-america/

A gift from my memory to yours!  I drive past the Lebanon, MO location all the time-  :popcorn:

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Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: December 04, 2018, 01:17:09 PM »
2 Timothy 4:3 Living Bible

For there is going to come a time when people won?t listen to the truth but will go around looking for teachers who will tell them just what they want to hear.

And that time is now.....

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 04, 2018, 01:12:51 PM »
Hey Chief- I was under the impression that Norm might have the work around for your Square D issue in stock/barn/field/neighborhood?  Have you checked that route yet?  Solves both issues if you drop the challenge on him!  :beercheers:

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: What just happened?
« on: December 04, 2018, 01:05:25 PM »
Talk about a bad day for a rabbit!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 04, 2018, 12:59:29 PM »
Well, due to Hank's success over Thanksgiving, went over to the dark side and joined Facebook to better connect with those interested in breeding to him.  Will continue to espouse Real Man values and sense on that format - one plus is I can now access some of my son's former on-line presence and photos - mixed blessing to be sure.  Did start to reconnect with relatives across the country - avoiding the Political stuff though not common sense right and wrongs.  :facepalm:

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 04, 2018, 12:38:36 PM »
Good progress, now buy each Pre-ranger their own chain saw and start whacking and stacking for the future!  HH6 could probably use a hydraulic splitter and your Christmas shopping is done!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 26, 2018, 07:16:38 AM »
Thanks everyone!  Today is Bonus Vacation Day - snowstorm canceled schools all over our area so I get to reorganize after being gone for 10 days......and shovel!

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D.O.T. / Re: I salute this Cowboy!
« on: November 25, 2018, 07:50:53 PM »
A Cowboy......few people today know how to ride and sometimes horses have ejection seats, especially if you don?t know what you?re doing. Kinda like locking a stick shift vehicle nowadays-

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: November 25, 2018, 07:30:54 PM »
JR - sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother.  Being off the internet for the past 10 days and just seeing this now.  The depth of your loss cannot be filled, only softened by memories and time.  Prayers for you and your family - give thanks to God in all things, even adversity; he is faithful and a rock to lean on.

Gods Peace

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 25, 2018, 02:52:14 PM »
Spending today and yesterday getting things together to take my dog Hank to Booneville, AR for the 2nd annual trip to the National Championships.  Cleaned and oiled the saddle and other leather gear and packing clothes for whatever weather comes our way. Will drag the trailer home from storage Wednesday to toss everything in and double check things before leaving Friday around 4am to avoid traffic stupidity; at least that?s the plan. 9-10 days of watching some of the best Brittany?s in the country and great people. Hopefully Hank has his best run yet and we?re successful in showcasing his abilities!

Well gentlemen, I?m back from Booneville, AR as of 8 pm last evening after a 13 hour drive hauling the camper. The drive was better than expected since......Hank and I WON!  Four full days of competition, 7+ hours a day in the saddle and Hank defeated 44 other dogs from across the Nation; each dog competing for an hour in pairs to select the winners.  I am truly blessed by God!

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: November 15, 2018, 01:22:01 PM »
Pics, well in a word no. Taking pictures was the last thing on my mind at the time. Besides being almost dark, raining, and the camera flash would have really reflected off the aluminum. I can get a photo of the deck lid to show where it is located if that helps. This whole thing would be like you finding a long scratch down the side of wife's new ride  "after" it gets home. Yes, built in USA but leaks when put it in water, and it is not just a small riveted skiff only used next to shorelines. Where the heck is the quality one would expect. Rant off.  :angry: :angry: :sad:

It was probably, "hire a dreamer" day at the plant, and the best and brightest from way south........was dreaming.....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 14, 2018, 10:47:59 AM »
Early oil change on the Dmax last night in preparation for leaving for Arkansas tomorrow evening; Murphy did not visit me this time!  Laying on concrete with the garage door open in 25 degree weather wasn?t too bad, but still enough motivation to keep my gaze turned South for my next purchase of acreage!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:00:10 AM »
Tune in as we follow Charles on his search for a needle in a haystack.........FOUND IT......what do you mean the eyelet is TOO SMALL.........there?s gotta be another one in here a bit deeper...... :popcorn:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: November 12, 2018, 03:00:39 PM »
Nice work Don!  Any Bambi-Q while you were down there or was the only thing shot the breeze?

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 11, 2018, 07:47:53 PM »
Yep Shawn, has to shovel the deck and test out the new tires on my truck!  Hope you?re feeling better soon too.  Hey Don, how far from functionality are you?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 11, 2018, 09:31:04 AM »
GREAT story and great action by others to honor her and her dedication!  Happy Veterans Day and May God bless all who?ve served-especially the families of those who?ve never returned to them.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 11, 2018, 07:57:43 AM »
Spending today and yesterday getting things together to take my dog Hank to Booneville, AR for the 2nd annual trip to the National Championships.  Cleaned and oiled the saddle and other leather gear and packing clothes for whatever weather comes our way. Will drag the trailer home from storage Wednesday to toss everything in and double check things before leaving Friday around 4am to avoid traffic stupidity; at least that?s the plan. 9-10 days of watching some of the best Brittany?s in the country and great people. Hopefully Hank has his best run yet and we?re successful in showcasing his abilities!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 10, 2018, 02:52:13 PM »
I say Bailee coordinated with USAA guy in attempt to remove oxygen thief from the herd!  That flight Shawn, was SquareD being delivered to Norm for completion and title adjustment!

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D.O.T. / Re: Gun control laws
« on: November 08, 2018, 02:30:02 PM »
Hence the term LIBTARD........ :facepalm:

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D.O.T. / Re: Gun control laws
« on: November 08, 2018, 12:28:05 PM »
It?ll be Trumps fault if it was a .45 - just saying!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 08, 2018, 12:26:18 PM »
All those views are nothing but crumbs.......

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:06:13 AM »
Tuesday at work (school) teachers and all staff participated in ALICE training drills.  Active shooter scenarios and evaluation.  Finally seeing effective action being taken and forcing the sheep and snowflakes to evaluate reality.

Liberals are slowly acknowledging that the daily carry of a pocketknife and wearing a belt is common sense - amazing how quickly they let the redneck - Art Teacher, secure the door with a belt and fall in behind or listen to instructions barked out during evacuation!

At some point they plan similar training WITH students involved.

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CIEMR / Re: Mornin' Gents
« on: November 08, 2018, 06:20:48 AM »
Glad to hear from you Blaine and to know all is well; Welcome back!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 06, 2018, 06:54:33 AM »
 Happy belated birthday Nate!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:42:18 PM »
Prayers for an uneventful morning with boring results and a wonderful breakfast!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 05, 2018, 08:48:25 PM »
 :likebutton:  Good one Tate

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 05, 2018, 08:46:01 PM »
Just routine.  As a Crohn's disease patient, I get them every two years.

They've gotten better.  I get the Michael Jackson treatment.  A big hit of propofol and then you wake up wondering what happened.....

THE WAY TO GO!  Like flipping a light switch, asleep/awake!  Did you go with the pills or the jugs of goop?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 04, 2018, 01:09:48 PM »
Murphy comes, Murphy goes,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Murphy has his own cot......

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 04, 2018, 12:11:49 PM »
At 162,000 miles, today I changed the fluid and spin-on filter on the Allison of my Dmax.  True to form, after a spotless drain and filter change, upon refilling I discovered the hard way that I left a drip cloth INSIDE the funnel as it started to overflow!  Thankfully I was being cautious while I poured!  Murphy just couldn?t break his near perfect streak of hanging out when I?m in the garage!

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Parenting / Re: A Father's Lamentation
« on: November 03, 2018, 08:02:24 PM »
Thanks Nate-

So last weekend after the service I was in Michigan at a Field Trial where Jacob and I had spent some time together with our dogs and good friends.  I spread some of his ashes where I have a photo of him on horseback next to me.  The next evening I had a last beer with him as I spread some of his ashes next to a large tree near the start of one of the courses as the sun set. Spoke with God for awhile after saying goodbye.  Thought about the scene at the end of The Big Labowski and chuckled through the tears.   :beercheers:

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: November 01, 2018, 09:50:55 PM »
Tate, re-reading your August post reminds me of a Trace Atkins song ?Just Fishing? I think it?s called. If you haven?t heard it give it a listen.

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Build Threads / Re: Redneck Dually Build Thread
« on: November 01, 2018, 05:16:15 PM »
I want to buy my next truck from Charles - talk about customer service!  That?s awesome there TRN!

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Parenting / Re: A Father's Lamentation
« on: October 31, 2018, 10:26:36 PM »
Thanks gents; Dooley, God has a plan and we only need to wait to see it unfold and be amazed.  May God lift you up and provide you comfort

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: October 31, 2018, 04:11:21 PM »
Just incredible the amount of development down there Don!

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Parenting / Re: A Father's Lamentation
« on: October 31, 2018, 04:02:27 PM »
Been off-line for a bit due to the Memorial Service for Jacob, my son.  I'm posting my remarks from his service below; there were 200+ kid his age there from all over the country and Canada.  Vancouver, Oregon, Wisconsin, Illinois and a pair of his friend drove in from Seattle Washington in a Drift car.....that's dedication!  Hopefully the words planted a seed for some of them; I do know it spoke to my fathers heart as he was there with my younger brother and commented so.  Thanks to all of you for your prayers!

Jacob Michael Poehler

I want to thank everyone for this awesome showing of support to Jacob?s mother Jeanie and husband Dave, sister Alexa and her husband Dax and their son Toan, Jacob?s step-mother Stacy, sister Madison and I, during this difficult time.

Jacob was my only son; I was proud and excited about the man he was becoming.  Jacob was always a hilarious kid.  One Christmas Eve in church when Jacob was probably 4 years old, Father Jim called the kids up front to read the Christmas Story to them.  When gets to the part where it mentions ?the Ox and the Ass?, Jacob busts out, ?Ooooh, he said ASS!? breaking the place up in polite chuckles. 

Not long after that Christmas, Jacob continued with his at Church comedy routine.  After Sunday morning service, he was standing next to one of the women of the church (Ruth Kozlowski) he?d regularly give a hug to.   As he?s standing next to her, arms around her legs he proceeded to run his hand up one of her legs below her skirt proclaiming, ?Ooooh, SLIDEY? referencing the slick nature of her nylons; only Jacob could pull that off and make you wonder if he actually hadn?t planned it somehow!

I?ve recently learned things about Jake I didn?t know; for example, he LOVED karaoke!  Shouldn?t have been a surprise to me; before children, his mother and I had a mid 60?s Plymouth Valiant we called the Green Bean.  One Friday evening, out driving around in it we both spontaneously started belting out Show Tunes from Musicals without ANY idea where we were coming up with from!  Come to find out, Jacob LOVED to torture his friends, trapping them in his vehicle blasting John Denver tunes, with him singing at the top of his lungs!

His spontaneity involved road trips - like driving off to the I-80 Truck Stop in Iowa, labeled as the World?s Largest Truck Stop.  What?s not to like?  Acres of parking, hot showers, diner food, ice cream, shopping, haircuts, Semi-Wash and Detailing, Full Service Diesel Mechanic, Movies, Game Room, Fuel etc.  While he was there, he came across an assortment of truck stop t-shirts and thus started his collection of dramatic wildlife t-shirts.

The one that stands out in my memory was one of two wolves; a white one howling at the moon while a dark one slinks in the background. 

As I recalled this shirt of Jacob?s, it reminded me - Native Americans often compare man?s soul to being two indwelling wolves, a white one and a black one; a struggle between good and evil.  There is EVIL in this world, we all see it; sometimes we fail to recognize it.  Bipolar Depression is one of those evils and it cost us Jacob.

Alone in a motel room in Southwestern Iowa, the call I never wanted to make or receive came.  At the first sound of Jeanie?s voice, I felt my heart being rendt from my chest - a raw, burning emptiness growing with each minute.  After the call and subsequent calls I needed to make, ifs and buts swirled through my head.  Some of those calls I made that night were for request of prayers for all of us and especially Jacob?s mother Jeanie.  I spent that night myself praying for us all and especially Jeanie.  I feared for what awaited her once she and Dave got to Oregon to deal with it all. 

Those prayers worked miracles on multiple levels, which in turn, started to refill the emptiness in my heart.  When Jeanie and Dave arrived in Oregon, several of Jacob?s friends had of their own will and initiative, cleaned Jacob?s place, packed up his belongings, arranged for driving his truck, drift car, trailer and belongings back here to Illinois - YOU gentlemen, answered those prayers and I cannot thank you enough!

At times like this, people tend to ask the question, why?  I don?t think there?s ever an answer for that.  What I do believe, is that there is always something good that can come out of tragedy and evil.  Despite all the negative thoughts, self blaming and doubt I?ve had - what really stuck was the one failure I have to own through it all.  As a Christian father, I failed to make certain that Jacob knew about Christ?s love and gift of redemption for all of us.  Which wolf do we choose to feed?  I choose to feed the white one and starve evil.  That fatherly duty, that I failed to do for Jacob, I share instead with all of you-

 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth on him, shall not perish but have everlasting life.  God loves you all - He gave his only begotten son, Jesus; for salvation of this lost and dying world.  It?s his free gift to all of humankind, who must do but one thing - accept it.  We must only admit we are sinners, ask God for forgiveness of our sins and accept his gift of redemption.  If you would like to know more about this, please don?t hesitate to speak with me.

So, what proof do I have for Christ?s love and salvation you ask?  The strength and ability to speak to you tonight.  The answered prayers for Jeanie, where Jacob?s friends stepped up and did the remarkable.  The story of one of Jacob?s friends reaching out to Jacob regarding that friends own struggle with Depression and Jacob talking that individual out of ending their life; they?re alive today.  Untold acts of kindness and supportive words of friends and strangers for multiple members of Jacob?s family; these are the things that help fill that void rendt ones my chest from our loss of Jacob?s.

So, in my mind, funerals are catharsis for the living; we support each other in the loss of someone we love as we say goodbye.  Now what if we flipped that for a minute - JUST THINK how different our lives could be, if we all made sure to show and tell people how special they are with regularity while we are ALIVE?  Which wolf would we be feeding if we all did that? 

In this present age of the digital world, it?s too damn easy to tear each other down through social media.  Put down the phones, get off Facebook, talk face to face, look each other in the eyes and get to know each other on a deeper and more personal level.  Think how different life might be? 

Instead of stumbling now through the aftermath of the black wolf?s feast, we might all be watching that wild child with the long brown hair, shorts and his moccasins, singing karaoke with an impish grin, or smoking the tires on his yellow Nissan as he drifts around the track with glee!

I ask that you all:

SEEK GOD?S SALVATION-
SUPPORT EACH OTHER-
LEAN ON EACH OTHER-
BUILD EACH OTHER UP-
LOVE EACH OTHER-

Feed the right wolf as there?s a battle for your souls and I want that F___ing black wolf to starve to death, until Christ returns and defeats evil forever!

God grant you the serenity to accept the things you cannot change-

The courage to seek Christ and change those things that you can-

And may He grant you the wisdom to know the difference.

 

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 25, 2018, 02:56:43 PM »
Small request for prayers gents- tomorrow is my son Jacob's memorial service; prayers for the following:

-Strength for all of us to get through it.
-Gods peace for those still struggling with Jacob's death.
-Individuals whom should not attend don't; though if they do, may God's plan manifest itself for His good.
-May I get through my remarks, my words be spoken for God's will, and may those still alive and lost find their way to Christ.
-Safe travels for all afterwards wherever they are headed.

Thank you all for your support!

Small matter of housekeeping; we can take Jacob off the prayer list now.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 23, 2018, 06:50:30 PM »
Sounds like you expanded the property lines?!

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Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build for a flip. Former 6BT candidate.
« on: October 22, 2018, 03:19:56 PM »
:likebutton:

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 22, 2018, 06:17:59 AM »
Prayers sent Sam

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:07:16 AM »
Prayers sent Shawn-

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Firearms / Fantastic Deal!
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:06:26 AM »
So, if anyone would like to purchase my Christmas gift early - HERE it is at a smoking deal!

Thermal Sig Sauer sight for sub $900:

https://www.sigsauer.com/store/echo1b.html?utm_source=Sig+Emails&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ECHO+44%25+Off+Sale&utm_content=ECHO1+44%25+Off

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Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build for a flip. Former 6BT candidate.
« on: October 17, 2018, 07:07:52 AM »
In California to drop the gas tank he would probably have to have a one month EPA review and approval, local variance permits, and a tree hugger to monitor the entire process capturing any loose molecule of gas vapor!

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