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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:35:20 PM »
Nice job on the axles Hercules!! Also, I’m always impressed at your level cleanliness. I try to keep things clean, and with those efforts still looks like rust,dirt,paint, grease, rubber, you name it bomb went off in the garage.

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I've made it so much worse. Lol

I am already thinking that "saving" money by butt welding the tunnel in vs buying a flanging tool was a mistake. It turns out that laying the patch panel over the existing floor and tracing it can cause some inconsistencies when it's sitting in the floor vs on the floor.

As my friend said, it's a good thing it's going to be covered by sound deadening and carpet. Lol. I'm going to have  to make several smallish pie shaped pieces along the seam.


So what your saying is.... use a flange tool! Noted, Im currently pulling the floor out of our 74 crewcab.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 20, 2019, 10:56:53 PM »
You guys looking at the lunar eclipse?  Starting to get pretty cool.

Yep, watching and waiting for the full!! They’re calling it a super blood wolf moon, I believe.

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: January 20, 2019, 07:29:58 PM »
That’s a great story, because of the whole army marine thing is so real for me personally. Been yelled at by both army and marines. Of course never got to have any fun flying like you did though! If You could post a story like this every few days, that’d be great, thanks!! :)
Every few days, hugh

Got a better idea

I'll start a new thread, call it, "There I was"

Folks will have to post up some of their own good stuff to share, military or otherwise, doesn't matter

I'll get it going in a bit

Oh this will be grand!!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 20, 2019, 06:43:56 PM »
This van has the Nissan Cummins motor, seating for 12 and 4x4, the tires on it are 35x12.50/18.   It was actually a decent looking rig really
Plus the roof tent, rear tire rack and so forth.


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Dave, did they have a price on that thing? Had to have been through the roof. The titan with that engine is ridiculous.

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: January 20, 2019, 06:40:14 PM »
That’s a great story, because of the whole army marine thing is so real for me personally. Been yelled at by both army and marines. Of course never got to have any fun flying like you did though! If You could post a story like this every few days, that’d be great, thanks!! :)

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:39:52 PM »
Continued prayers from us too, Chief. Same as others here, my wife runs 80s/60s or so, regularly. Run a half marathon still under 100. Please keep us all updated. She will be covered in prayer for a good long while.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:30:25 PM »
Found some foam... and rust, and some holes.... interesting repair job!




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CIEMR / Re: Pelosi gets spanked....
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:27:03 PM »
I want to print 5.6 billion of these and flood her office and home with them.

There is a website who is sending foam bricks to her office. Every coin an individual buys also purchases a foam block to send to her offices!! Can’t recall the website, saw it on whatfinger. They had already mailed her 7k!!!

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I’m not sure if was consolidated welding or not, it is on the south side though, the store I’m thinking of in Tucson. Only been there a couple times.

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CIEMR / Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: January 17, 2019, 11:18:32 AM »
as nate sits here drinking his morning coffee in peace and quiet  :popcorn:

I’d wager it wasn’t always this way! But yea I too drink my coffee in somewhat quiet, our boy is just driving cars around in the morning waiting for breakfast. But I imagine it’s because there is only he and I most mornings.

Dave Sorry to hear that’s what you have to wake up to. Can you just make the boys wear and use all identical items? Back to that no choice thing!

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We have Phoenix welding supply and then another metal shop. Tucson has a great shop for metal supplies but no gas at that one. I was just curious if you’d purchased from Phoenix welding supply, there prices seem high, but when your the only gas and true welding supply you can charge whatever you want I suppose.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Welding Stainless to mild steel?
« on: January 16, 2019, 08:54:25 PM »
I would add that stainless wire will burn through mild sheetmetal faster.  Iirc I couldn't find smaller than .035 stainless wire locally.
Just use .023 mild wire and it'll work fine as long as the stainless sheet isn't much thicker than the body metal.

I think the stainless sheets are either same thickness or just a hair over.

Ok just measured, stainless is .1005 so approximately 12ga... where as the body is 14 ish.

Ken, where do you get your metal working supplies up there? Do you use phoenix welding supply?

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Build Threads / We are going to build a Dodge...
« on: January 16, 2019, 11:38:53 AM »
And in fairness if you priced even a basic new truck you going to spend 50K

Nothing like driving around a mortgage payment! Thus the reason my wife drives an 88 Ramcharger and we’re trying to make new the 74 crew cab.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Welding Stainless to mild steel?
« on: January 16, 2019, 10:53:22 AM »
Not sure where to post this so I figured here would be best, if it needs to be moved please do so.

I need to replace some sheet metal in a cab floor of a truck. I have ten or so sheets of 4’x4’ stainless that I paid nothing for needing to be used or discarded.

It seems that combining stainless to mild steel is doable and done plenty. But as only a novice welder I’m not exactly sure what need a to be done to ensure long lasting welds.

Stainless steel wire and C25 gas and run it?

I know there’s a great wealth of metal melting knowledge here and was hoping y’all might be able to help me save a little money by not having to buy more steel.

Thanks in advance.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 11:32:08 PM »
May God’s healing hands work through her doctors and rejuvenate her body to better than it was before being hospitalized. Peace be with you and yours while you go through this trying time.


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Build Threads / Re: We are going to build a Dodge...
« on: January 15, 2019, 11:26:32 PM »
Awesome! A little sad to see such a rig be some what dismantled, BUT, it’ll be great to see it with a 360 and your build with a well built Cummins!

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Build Threads / Re: M715.9
« on: January 15, 2019, 11:24:41 PM »
JR, I think the front bumper is done, but I may be incorrect.

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 11:23:48 PM »
Stupid question, cuz I like asking them... what flavor of self etching primer do you use? It’s something I need but for some reason have never really sought it out.


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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 07:22:35 PM »
Let’s bring another back from the dead!!!

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Build Threads / We are going to build a Dodge...
« on: January 15, 2019, 07:16:10 PM »
I thought you sold Anvil to one of your daughters? If you need more dodge parts, bring a trailer I’m in southern AZ :)

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Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:02:30 PM »
Honestly Ken zero complaints. Wearing well, work excellent, developing a slight hum around town...but to be fair I keep bending the drag link and that might be the "hum" issue. Only thing, like any MT tire.... front end alignment is everything when it comes to wear.

I can attest, on both the F250 and the power wagon they wear well.... a Chevy...guess you'd have see.

One other thing.... for a 35/12.5 they tow well....maybe the best tires of that size I have towed with. Very little squirm even when pushing the F250's capacity spring wise.

What do you have on them for miles?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 08, 2019, 03:04:24 PM »
Pinedale is a pretty area, I recall driving thru there on way to Jackson hole....

Yea that side of the state is nice mountain country. Lots of space to get away from people!

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Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 08, 2019, 11:04:53 AM »
There’s all kind of to visits between your house and Seattle, will be a great trip. Pinedale ain’t much, just another small Wyoming town, it’ll be worth seeing though simply because it’s Duane’s home town.

Friend of mine back home, goes there about once a month sometimes more depending on what the weather has destroyed.

Depending on the dates we may be up that way for a race weekend in Jackson, would be great be able to have a coffee with you guys.

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Nice job chief! I don’t know much about wood so me personally would run something like that until it fell apart.

Fabric on the other hand, I look forward to seeing how that felt holds up. As it’s not very good stuff. If I was a guessing kind of guy the stuff in the drawers will disintegrate in short order and the stuff on top will begin to pill and show wear in similar fashion. I have used that brand of felt and color for key chains, and this is what it does in your pocket. Same brand in black and white, we’ve used full bolts of the stuff!

If you ever have to replace the felt check out sailrite they’ll have something a we bit more industrious. But that felt serves the exact purpose your looking for, cheap and effective.... for a time :)

Again, nice work!

Sailrite? The marine outfit?


Yea that one. Their fabric, canvas, sail cloth selection is vast. It’s where a lot of camper builders/re-furbers purchase material. Specifically the ones who have a pop top partial soft sided pickup camper.

https://www.sailrite.com/Fabrics/RV-and-Auto-Fabric/Car-and-RV-Covers?t=1546455335061

Of course it’s a little more spendy than Joann’s but it’s aimed at a different long term use. If I attempt a redo of a seat of bench seats we have I’ll purchase upholstery cloth from there....


small world, great company btw

This is great to hear! I personally have not yet purchased from them, my brother on the other hand, has quite a bit for his from scratch pickup camper build.

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Nice job chief! I don’t know much about wood so me personally would run something like that until it fell apart.

Fabric on the other hand, I look forward to seeing how that felt holds up. As it’s not very good stuff. If I was a guessing kind of guy the stuff in the drawers will disintegrate in short order and the stuff on top will begin to pill and show wear in similar fashion. I have used that brand of felt and color for key chains, and this is what it does in your pocket. Same brand in black and white, we’ve used full bolts of the stuff!

If you ever have to replace the felt check out sailrite they’ll have something a we bit more industrious. But that felt serves the exact purpose your looking for, cheap and effective.... for a time :)

Again, nice work!

Sailrite? The marine outfit?


Yea that one. Their fabric, canvas, sail cloth selection is vast. It’s where a lot of camper builders/re-furbers purchase material. Specifically the ones who have a pop top partial soft sided pickup camper.

https://www.sailrite.com/Fabrics/RV-and-Auto-Fabric/Car-and-RV-Covers?t=1546455335061

Of course it’s a little more spendy than Joann’s but it’s aimed at a different long term use. If I attempt a redo of a seat of bench seats we have I’ll purchase upholstery cloth from there....

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Construction and Building / Re: Property thoughts, advice
« on: January 02, 2019, 12:03:47 PM »
One thing I’ll throw out in regards to power and water, look at the regulations of the county the land is in. Seems certain areas are making it harder and harder and even illegal to harvest rain water, or create an entirely off the grid house.

Certain places are also making solar for a home too costly to own. Like it is down here where we live, luckily ours was in before the power company made it this way.

In looking at land, try to find an average (kind of a loosely used term) well depth as drilling a well can be a significant expense, especially if you have to go 300 feet.

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Nice job chief! I don’t know much about wood so me personally would run something like that until it fell apart.

Fabric on the other hand, I look forward to seeing how that felt holds up. As it’s not very good stuff. If I was a guessing kind of guy the stuff in the drawers will disintegrate in short order and the stuff on top will begin to pill and show wear in similar fashion. I have used that brand of felt and color for key chains, and this is what it does in your pocket. Same brand in black and white, we’ve used full bolts of the stuff!

If you ever have to replace the felt check out sailrite they’ll have something a we bit more industrious. But that felt serves the exact purpose your looking for, cheap and effective.... for a time :)

Again, nice work!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 01, 2019, 11:27:35 AM »
Thanks for the link Shawn. As I kind of expected nothing down in the southern part of AZ and it seems regional else where. I’ve been looking for it dune here, then of course while on the road for Christmas I found in small town WY. Oh well, time is short in this locale.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 31, 2018, 10:21:38 PM »
Jon, sounds like a horrible day. I wish you and your family a great tomorrow.

Charles, they still have the multi-purpose set-up. Not sure if it's been updated/changed like everything else. I was not impressed with the way this new one revs up, but after some time on google I have since learned that they are 4 stroke engines now, that still take a 2 stroke mix. Well, it's probably good and broke in now after I tached it out about 50 times. (just sounds super weird...I thought it was running lean).

Shawn, yes it's a total pain. Most of my stuff usually gets used frequently, by me or someone else. Seafoam (I found issues w/stabil and hot summers), high test, and synthetic oil helps. Truth is, the fuel is just horrible now days. Varnish in 3 months...never happened 20 years ago.

Ken, is there any where around you that sells “clear gas” I think is what the Maverik in Wyoming, Utah and the one in Page called it... it’s ethanol free. I’ve not seen it down here. Also, how are you getting anything done up there, seemed like it was all good and wet when we drove through today.

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Build Threads / Re: M715.9
« on: December 18, 2018, 05:42:38 AM »
Hey you still Alive???  Any updates???


Phil, not sure he gets on here much or if at all any more. This build is finished and been on the road for a while. His newest build, the Chevy he bought a while back, is where he is at now.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Propane Tank Forge
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:03:09 AM »
If there was a production quality forge out there, this would have to be close to that level. Nice work!

I’d like to have one to build shovels, garden tools and the like. Was almost talked into building one by a friend back home.

Let’s see the first run of your knife you started!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 02, 2018, 11:36:01 AM »
if you are talking about building a swappable motor while you drive it, don't you have a high dollar built cummins just sitting there?  was that cummins not built for pure power, or am I missing something completely here?

by no means am I trying to throw you off your intended course, just a question that was going thru my grey matter.

Boss, needs to suck it up and just finish SQ D & add it to the fleet. Why don’t you go pick that up Bate and drag it back to Norm?  :popcorn: I heard thru grapevein he was still willing to get it running.. :tongue:

Nate could probably go get it and Chief not know it’s gone!!! Since it has moved to a new shop it could move to another without anybody really knowing... the whole out of site out of mind thing....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 01, 2018, 01:16:50 AM »
Cheese is finished
Nate,

You started with 6 different cheeses, and ended with 18 vac pacs... did you give some more smoke to some parts of cheese or just cut it all into smaller package able chunks? The phone pic may confuse me, but I’m hoping for more smoke....

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 29, 2018, 09:40:47 PM »
I suggest scrapping the burb

Buy this




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TRN, couldn’t he just hire a full blown rebuild of the burb for the less than the cost of that thing? Definitely a hired duramax swap or two....

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 21, 2018, 11:15:11 PM »
I started watching the walking dead series and I see old trucks like square D sitting in over grown grass and it just sounds like a good idea.  We park it in front of the gate at the hide, anyone who sees it recognizes it as a sign of safety ahead and can come with hands held high as we know done will be there to run us over with a green tractor


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Dave,

In all likelihood, the green tractor will be broken down.

I am seriously considering breaking it down into parts and selling to recoup my investment. I don't know if I have the time or "drive" to tackle that thing anymore. So much else that I do is more important. I mentioned that there is a "problem" with the thing that is nearly insurmountable, and aside from that when I finally get it done, it will only fit two peeps.

Kat suggested yesterday that I remove all the expensive parts, then install a "Normal" engine and transmission and give it to the oldest pre-ranger as his first "Car." That suggestion is actually gaining some traction in my mind...

So something such as a 318?
No. a 6BT with the rotary pump, as in what came stock in it

Well shoot, I got a fully functional one of those in the garage!!! Call me sometime if that’s the route you want to go maybe I can afford to trade you.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 21, 2018, 07:21:14 PM »
Sell those bumpers, shed about 1000lbs and then the 318 might be able to move it too.


It moves ours well enough! But ours also only weighed out at 5450!!!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 21, 2018, 07:19:08 PM »

Pulled sweet potatoes from the dirt to make some food tomorrow!



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Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 21, 2018, 02:41:03 PM »
Guessing he meant a v8 5.2L gasser?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_LA_engine

Yep, one of those. I’m pretty sure it was still an offering in 92, which I think is the model year of sq d. It’s definitely on the small scale of the V8s, but it would be a direct bolt in as far as I’m aware. However I may be wrong so don’t quote me :)

Or maybe the 5.9l that dodge also rocked many years?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 21, 2018, 11:49:27 AM »
I started watching the walking dead series and I see old trucks like square D sitting in over grown grass and it just sounds like a good idea.  We park it in front of the gate at the hide, anyone who sees it recognizes it as a sign of safety ahead and can come with hands held high as we know done will be there to run us over with a green tractor


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Dave,

In all likelihood, the green tractor will be broken down.

I am seriously considering breaking it down into parts and selling to recoup my investment. I don't know if I have the time or "drive" to tackle that thing anymore. So much else that I do is more important. I mentioned that there is a "problem" with the thing that is nearly insurmountable, and aside from that when I finally get it done, it will only fit two peeps.

Kat suggested yesterday that I remove all the expensive parts, then install a "Normal" engine and transmission and give it to the oldest pre-ranger as his first "Car." That suggestion is actually gaining some traction in my mind...

So something such as a 318?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 20, 2018, 10:47:39 PM »
Do the tires in square D still have air? Did the shop owner that moved shop ever move the truck?


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Ya know, I don't know. He said he was moving it some time ago, I just took him at his word, I never checked

You should probably go get it and bring it home. Let it rest and protect concrete at home while you figure out the plan....

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 17, 2018, 09:05:02 PM »
Nice find Chief! That’ll be a good rig, especially once it’s duraburbed!!! However I too am on the minimal lift crowd.

I mean, once it’s got a duramax, just put some 1/2” bumpers on both ends, and some home made rock sliders to direct vehicles being pushed out of the way by the bumpers!!! No need for a giant lift.

Also, that guy has some nice rigs in there, particularly the Bronco Sport.

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CIEMR / Re: CIEMR, Christmas
« on: November 17, 2018, 08:34:24 PM »
May God bless you chief. For all you have done to try and bring folks into HIS kingdom. 

What year was Kandahar if you don’t mind me asking?

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Gun Control / Re: & here we go again.... D’s propose 80% ban
« on: November 16, 2018, 03:33:35 PM »
Black Friday & cyber Monday coming soon

PSA is already throwing out Black Friday deals, 1600 rds of 22 for 59.99.... then there is a mail in rebate for 20$. And free shipping. Then they have 300rds of 223 for 89.99 and again 20$ rebate.

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Gun Control / & here we go again.... D’s propose 80% ban
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:43:09 PM »
I just saw the other day midway had 80s on sale. May have to see if they still are. I’d say it’s highly unlikely anything will happen in a timely fashion though. 

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:56:09 PM »
just watch the video tate

https://youtu.be/Ffs4gSJjjV4

Happy belated birthday you old fart. me and you aren't that far apart. the wife is taking me and Sophie to AZ for my birthday on the 10th. Ken, my AZ geography is no bueno. how far from Marathon are you?

Tate, any idea where youre going? I can’t find a marathon in AZ. I’m down SE of Tucson.

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D.O.T. / Re: Gun control laws
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:40:41 PM »
This is a big one too, because so many people have been labeled by doctors to have PTSD, most who are trained to fight. So disarm them they disarm the existing civilian militia.  Yea linkage to PTSD is always bad. Weird how it happened just after the demonrats just gained a majority in the house.

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Chief, I’m only close to one NCO and she doesn’t whine about much of anything..... other than the crap officers she is surrounded by. This woman deals with 300 plus pvts every day, but generally they are just being stupid so she doesn’t whine, but today’s occifers, oh man it’s like they forgot how to Army.....

You’d be appalled by today’s brass
No doubt I would. But for the most part the narrow segment of the Armee I was in remains well separated from the regular army. The way we operated was getting to be so different than the mainstream forces that compatiblity with us working with them was just not there. In my opinion safety is to blame. In spec ops we are focused on getting the mission done. The regular Army is focused on not getting people hurt, so they have all these checks and balances which amounts to tactical red tape. Heck by the time they get permission to do something, we have already done it, are back in the chock blocks eatin' our spaghetti.
So if you serve in those small team places that require a whole bunch of training to get in to, then you operate behind a veil that the regular forces do not get to peer behind.


Oh man don’t even get me started about red tape. They did a 7 mile ruck had to re-recon the route after we got several days of rain to ensure the platoons could still ruck it.. I lost my mind a little on that one, as our feet are pretty agile and can take us lots of places, specifically ANYWHERE this installation has to offer before, during and after heavy rains.

But yes, you did operate in an entirely different entity. Wish she would go get on with them. Then she could just aid in bad guy removal instead of tradoc horse manure.  Ehh, either way life is still a blessing every day!

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Chief, I’m only close to one NCO and she doesn’t whine about much of anything..... other than the crap officers she is surrounded by. This woman deals with 300 plus pvts every day, but generally they are just being stupid so she doesn’t whine, but today’s occifers, oh man it’s like they forgot how to Army.....

You’d be appalled by today’s brass

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: October 29, 2018, 12:38:03 AM »
You received the parts? Great, glad we could help get you squared away.

Real world feedback is always appreciated too!

I did!!!! On thursday actually, but I just got back to the house to get them opened today. As far as truck parts go, theyre basically art work! Once I gather the rest of the parts, I'll revive my thread from the depths and post up the install. Sorry to clutter up your shop build, but wife and I wish you the best getting back into GLO.

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