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You GM guys are so lucky!!!!! 

Yes we are..just think, we get the best running and the smoothest riding vehicles. :PokePhilintheEye

Can?t believe I?m saying this but.... I agree with Ken. Only on this one statement though. I hope this doesn?t loop me in with the likes of H.


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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: October 14, 2018, 04:17:01 PM »
Of course now I look and can?t find the shelves of which I speak in the Costco app...

I like my dewalt mitre and table saws, but I like my Makita drills.


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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: October 14, 2018, 04:07:22 PM »
Costco usually has shelves like that, too, and they aren?t bright yellow... might save a few $ on the brand name, but judging from your previous pics you like those yellow tools ;)


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 12, 2018, 02:24:38 PM »
One of our other houses is going much better than mine



Brick back splashing I did, I don?t like the idea but it will look nice


Concrete simulator tiles we put up on the fireplace.  Again differing opinions but it looks great



Custom hand rail by our welder/fabricator inside and outside of the house.  It gets paint after inspection and all other trades are finished


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That customer obviously prefers a more ?modern? look with the concrete on the fp and steel handrail. Not my favorite either Dave, but it looks nice I guess.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 10, 2018, 08:45:15 PM »
Darn you beat me to it JR! :)


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:57:59 AM »

Ken, I sure you factored for this.  It doesn?t look like you have enough material on top of the culvert to support an H1 load.  Isn?t there a label on the pipe that shows the depth of material required to meet spec?


At first I thought H1 was in reference to Hillary...



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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 02, 2018, 12:07:19 AM »
Buddy is selling his clean clean garage queen, 76k miles 2006 $18k if anyone wants to drive to Utah



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Half ton... Kbb is closer to $15k. Does look nice though. Never understood the purpose of that fat lip (bull bar) though.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 30, 2018, 01:37:42 PM »
Nice crew there, got it done!

Is that fire warming the Kabota?

At least it isn?t a JD - probably would have melted if Don?s experience is anything to go from.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: September 28, 2018, 07:57:57 PM »
9? ceiling downstairs? Like advice in many of Don?s threads (ie, too little, too late)... ya know they make 4.5? tall pieces so you only end up with one seam on those walls? :) Looks good though! Will look even better once it is mudded, textured and painted!

Hope they used screws and not nails on the ceiling pieces. I spent some time last Saturday pulling nails, replacing with screws and repairing about a dozen pops on my ceiling.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 26, 2018, 01:21:05 AM »
Speaking of 6-wheeled red trucks...

Found Tex?s next truck.
(Note, Ken may not want to look since it?s a Fox news link and not cnn...)

http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2018/09/25/hennessey-chevrolet-silverado-based-goliath-6x6-is-giant-truck.amp.html


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Build Threads / Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: September 22, 2018, 09:25:36 PM »
About $25k is what I value mine at as well. Only 113k on it.


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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: September 22, 2018, 12:54:08 AM »
She's sure whining on twitter. I think even lefties wish she would just go away,

Insert ?Ken following H on Twitter? joke here...


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Build Threads / Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: September 20, 2018, 10:51:07 PM »
You?re only an 8hr drive.


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Build Threads / Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: September 20, 2018, 10:02:47 PM »
I?d be interested if I had the cash available :(


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Build Threads / Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: September 20, 2018, 09:29:46 PM »
Which cognito lift do you have? The 4-6??


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 16, 2018, 10:53:52 PM »
I put together a lighted plant stand for all of wendys succulents, and I am making a cookie dough crust oreo cheese cake for somebodys birthday today

Oreo cheesecake?  Sign me up!  I get one in Nov for my birthday :)


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:56:08 PM »
Little late, but your mention of the garage door opener in the way -- I would have put in jackshaft openers on the two doors. Gets that darn motor out of the center of the garage where you might be wielding a 2x4, etc around and hit the thing. And yeah -- not sure texturing is the best idea in a garage - will hold onto dirt/sawdust/grease.
I am putting a loft above the small door so the vertical door won?t work so well.  The large door sits on the ceiling pretty close now.
Plenty of space in the back of the garage (30feet) for activities 


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Jackshaft doesn't mean you have to have a vertical door like most of the large commercial doors.

https://www.liftmaster.com/8500-wall-mount-garage-door-openers/p/8500

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 12, 2018, 06:14:25 PM »
Little late, but your mention of the garage door opener in the way -- I would have put in jackshaft openers on the two doors. Gets that darn motor out of the center of the garage where you might be wielding a 2x4, etc around and hit the thing. And yeah -- not sure texturing is the best idea in a garage - will hold onto dirt/sawdust/grease.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 08, 2018, 04:38:07 PM »
One thing I?ve learned from this thread is to stay away from JD when the time comes for me to need a tractor.


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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: Cooper MTPs for the Dmax
« on: September 06, 2018, 07:31:57 PM »
I keep mine in 5th as well, up until about 70. Rough on mileage, but sure is smooth, and easier to pass someone :)
Cummins' are better at lugging.

Drove a 26' Penske truck with a Cummins in it a couple weekends ago and yeah... that thing didn't want to downshift to save its life! Merging onto the highway I had the pedal to the floor and nothin. Only had 1000lb in it, too.

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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: Cooper MTPs for the Dmax
« on: September 05, 2018, 05:44:25 PM »
Interesting 'Pallet jack' you have there.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 05, 2018, 05:42:48 PM »
Not sure where I am going with mom now.

What did I miss? Thought she had a place?

Looks like she had a health event...  prayers JR.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 05, 2018, 11:08:52 AM »
Yep, we had DE in school still. Gave me my CDL in no time and passed the first.

Well, mom is back in the hospital for a day or 2. Got into the seniorhome OK, but the toilet flooded (unknown cause, but not the first there). She tried to clean it up and fell without her walker (Again!) and laid there for a couple hours in the muck until rooms flooded around her. 2 others are out of their rooms too because of this.

Starting clean her home out now, what a mess!
Sounds like your mom really knows how to make a 'splash' in new situations....   :facepalm:
Ryan,
You trying to compete with Chitown Cuda-Mike?

Compete? Nah.  Just adding another :knucklehead: to the conversation.  :beercheers:

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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: Cooper MTPs for the Dmax
« on: September 04, 2018, 09:23:55 PM »
Another reason why I pulled the lever now. Got 15% and may get another $50. Plus the rear tires are under 1/8th, one front has a 1/4.

Yeah I probably could have milked them a bit longer, but with winter rain coming it is probably best. I had 3/32's left on the rears at the end of July and then took a 3000 mile road trip the first week of August. Since there was so little tread, it was hard to get a perfect balance on them (or so they told me) and I fought a shimmy in the steering wheel for most of the trip. Wasn't so bad once I hit 80mph, but 60-65 was pretty bad. Seemed to get better by the end... or I was just so numb I didn't notice it.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 04, 2018, 09:18:55 PM »
Yep, we had DE in school still. Gave me my CDL in no time and passed the first.

Well, mom is back in the hospital for a day or 2. Got into the seniorhome OK, but the toilet flooded (unknown cause, but not the first there). She tried to clean it up and fell without her walker (Again!) and laid there for a couple hours in the muck until rooms flooded around her. 2 others are out of their rooms too because of this.

Starting clean her home out now, what a mess!
Sounds like your mom really knows how to make a 'splash' in new situations....   :facepalm:

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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: Cooper MTPs for the Dmax
« on: September 04, 2018, 08:39:59 PM »
Discount tire 10% + 10% for new card members?  I just did that for the wife's rig... plus a $50 MIR for a total of $200 savings. Trying out some Hankooks this time...

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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 24, 2018, 02:59:35 AM »
Nobody is going to comment on Dave?s wife wearing business suits like Ken?s girlfriend?


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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: August 14, 2018, 02:03:09 PM »
Ryan, not sure if the question was serious, so forgive me if I?m too dense to pick up on subtlety. 

A solid one piece third member that mechanically fixes the axles.  100% direct drive on both shafts. Zero slippage. Maximum torque and maximum tire wear....


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Question was serious lol. Didn?t know what was meant by ?spool?... I was thinking a bare rim since it kind of resembles a spool (thread, wire, etc...)

Looked it up and now I see that it is just a simple traction locker/diff replacement.


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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: August 14, 2018, 03:02:34 AM »
Spools? i.e. wheel with no tire?


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: August 12, 2018, 12:25:10 AM »
Since I?m storing my surplus fireworks that might not be a bad idea. Halon pipe right down the outside long wall. Shouldn?t take much in an enclosed space like that.

Now I have the can finished and I?m filling it up with stuff the kids are asking questions. Interesting convo with them about my concentric circle planning and where the next piece of property will be for the last circle. I did have to detour a bit to ?resort up? the place because life with kids, ya know!

They used to joke about my ?phases? as they would call them. Weapons, reloading, HAM radio, Ready Store, etc. now they are starting to see all of it put in order in the ?plan?

Will run inventory on all my stuff with a eye towards one year self sufficiency here. Next step is looking for some acreage in ID or MT as the last and final circle.

In retirement it will be the summer get away from the heat for a couple months and the permanent get away if something really really bad happens


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Having been through both of those states in the last week, the heat during summer isn?t much less than Texas. Still hits the low to mid 90?s. The southern parts of both are pretty blah, but up north it is very nice.

We?re contemplating moving to Montana...


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:11:00 PM »
Had to replace the battery in the Acadia in the middle of the road trip... wouldn?t start yesterday nor again this morning. 7 yr battery, likely original to the car since it is a 2011. I think it lived a good life.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: August 09, 2018, 09:35:14 PM »
I?ve been using Tapatalk exclusively this last week and this morning it would throw an error when I?d post something and act like it didn?t post, but then the post would go through... seemed fine over on DF when I posted some stuff last night.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 09, 2018, 10:50:26 AM »
Ugh. Tried multiple times to post and each failed, yet succeeded. Sorry for the clutter.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 09, 2018, 10:40:11 AM »
In Park City, UT for a couple days. I gotta say, Dave, Utah wasn?t very welcoming. I didn?t see a ?welcome to Utah? sign on I-15 when coming in from Idaho. :P

What is with the weird left turn lanes?? Wife had us go by the ?Up? house out in Riverton/Herriman first and came across these a few times.




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We never said welcome because we get to many from Tate and Jrs side of the world and don?t need them staying

They have tried some off ball things like that.  Four leaf clover things that are weird U turns.  Not sure what the hell actually



These things are supper comical to watch big trucks go through. 


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Lol I hear ya there. Too many coming to Oregon and WA as well. Sister told us the SLC is one of the fastest growing cities at the moment.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:37:35 AM »
In Park City, UT for a couple days. I gotta say, Dave, Utah wasn?t very welcoming. I didn?t see a ?welcome to Utah? sign on I-15 when coming in from Idaho. :P

What is with the weird left turn lanes?? Wife had us go by the ?Up? house out in Riverton/Herriman first and came across these a few times.




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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 03, 2018, 03:35:32 PM »
Yup we?ll be hitting up Glacier and Going-to-the-sun road. In Post Falls, ID now for lunch.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 03, 2018, 11:54:03 AM »
Eastbound and down (err, up I guess). Montana here we come. Left the house at 5:15am.



Spend the weekend in Whitefish visiting my brother than head south to Dave?s neck of the woods to visit my sister in Park City.


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LOL thats great!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 30, 2018, 11:34:32 PM »
Shawn is just like my buddy who just bought a F-150 last weekend and wore a Ford t-shirt to my daughter?s bday bbq yesterday just to egg me on... almost went and put on my Chevrolet shirt.

I was at discount today, too. Second time in a week and a half to have the tires on the Acadia balanced again before our road trip this coming weekend. Half an ounce out on LF and RR. Little annoyed I had to go back, but it is what it is. Last time I was there one tire was a few lbs low, had to fix that when I got home.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: July 29, 2018, 11:53:43 AM »
Because they?re snowflakes and can?t stand the extremes. Look at Portland... rainy/cool most of the year.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 25, 2018, 09:57:51 PM »
You put a shift kit in hour wife?s Arcadia????for real how awesome is that!


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Lol I figured while I had it apart might as well try to make things mo-better!

TransGo sk-6t70 it was like $70. Just replaces some valves just like the one for the Allison and included the rubber grommets for the shift solenoids which is good because I had one that was bad. Didn?t get any pics of that though.






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There's a shift kit for Allisons?

Haha, yes, but It?s for the 2005-2010 6 speed models. The LML doesn?t need it as they beefed things up a bit from the factory, as you?ve been telling us ;)

http://www.transgo.com/products.php?category_id=35&parent_id=25&product_id=55


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 25, 2018, 09:53:58 PM »
Shift kit in an Acadia is pretty freakin cool. I had to spend the night in the hospital last night. Monday morning I woke up with some pretty severe joint pain and stiffness in places where I usually don?t hurt. By noon I felt like I would be a liability at work so I went home. By yesterday afternoon the pain and weakness had spread to my muscles and was bad enough I had to use both hands to turn door knobs and walking down stairs was a challenge. As of now the dr suspects I have a some sort of blood illness from being bitten by a tick. I haven?t seen a tick in months but who knows. This morning they?re going to start another round of tests to try and narrow it down. They kept me over night because I had a high fever, pulse of 161, systolic pressure reaching 200, and was showings signs of kidney malfunction. Those are all far from normal for me.


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What kind of a tick does that? That is scary. Will be praying for you.

Ticks can carry Lyme disease and that can cause paralysis. Have a close family friend that was bit a few years ago and while she is doing a lot better now, she still is not 100%, and she might never be.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 25, 2018, 01:10:57 AM »
You put a shift kit in hour wife?s Arcadia????for real how awesome is that!


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Lol I figured while I had it apart might as well try to make things mo-better!

TransGo sk-6t70 it was like $70. Just replaces some valves just like the one for the Allison and included the rubber grommets for the shift solenoids which is good because I had one that was bad. Didn?t get any pics of that though.






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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 24, 2018, 12:01:00 PM »
Doing some SUV shopping. The steering on my wife's traverse has locked up on her twice now. Mechanic says he cant find anything wrong. Everything looks good. no leaks and so on. But what he did find is the entire rear suspension is shot. We just put new struts on the front and alignment. but it is still chewing up tires. So its parked for now until we find something else. I bought it with hail damage at a "hail sale" so we wont get much for it. She wants an infinity. I don't know anything about them so time to read up on them.

Tell me about it... just got done replacing the steering rack and struts on my wife's Acadia which involves dropping the engine/trans...  So, since that required disconnecting the A/C, I took the opportunity to replace all the A/C components, minus the lines. These Lambdas are plagued with A/C issues - turns out it looked like our leak was at the rear evaporator (had green dye all over the fins). Also noticed a drop of oil on the bottom of engine - looked dark enough to be motor oil, so my thought was rear main seal, so while it was dropped, I pulled the trans and flexplate - seal looked fine. Only other thing it could be is the torque converter seal into the trans, so replaced that instead.  Oh, and then noticed the water pump had some gel looking stuff around the outside of it on the front cover, so replaced that too, along with a new t-stat. Put a Transgo shift kit in the trans at the same time (like for the Allison).

If you want to keep it Jon, there is a 150K mi extended coverage program on the P/S pump if it is experiencing the issues that they deem warrant replacement. Ours was whining and stuttering when you'd turn the wheel. Got the pump replaced for free, that's when they told me the rack was leaking and it needed struts -- to the tune of $3K. All in - I did all of that above for about $1200.

Look into that P/S pump. If the rack needs replaced, you could do it without completely dropping the engine, but you'll still need to disconnect the rear drive shaft (if AWD), exhaust pipes, various things on the engine, then drop the rear end of the engine cradle so you can snake the rack out/in.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 21, 2018, 12:29:33 AM »
I VERY PATIENTLY waited exactly 10 years and 20 days for this moment!

What does that mean Nate?


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Hide Site / Hide site, retirement site.
« on: July 18, 2018, 08:30:07 PM »
Hey Tex, keep the dually and do a 6-door conversion?







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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 18, 2018, 07:12:29 PM »
Dang Bob. Time to invest in a dash cam, then you could have reviewed footage and got a license plate... assuming they have one on the front like they're supposed to.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: July 16, 2018, 05:22:35 PM »
Break time. Thermometer says 97 already. Finished the inside except the base board


Base board!?!?  IN A SHIPPING CONTAINER!?  :shocked:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: July 08, 2018, 02:28:56 AM »
So let's add a couple thousand pounds to it before we try to move it, maybe it'll be easier. : Knucklehead

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I was thinking the same thing!

Why not double or triple (maybe 4x?) over some line in pulleys to a big tree behind the sea can? Will increase your pulling power with less effort.


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D.O.T. / Re: Happy Independence Day y'all
« on: July 05, 2018, 04:28:19 PM »
if I remember reading some where correctly, that guy ended up in the ER and was unconscious for quite some time and the guy that hit him was pending charges of some sort until this video came out and proved that he hit the guy in self defense.

folks, don't get the wrong idea about Portland!  that place is almost as bad with tree huggers, hippy's, LGBT (or whatever the fark it is today), etc, ect as San Francisco!  that city is dirty, it smells like straight un washed ass/private parts...???...

This is exactly why i can't wait to get out of this area... i feel dirty when i have to go downtown.

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