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CIEMR / Re: Great Lake Off Road aka GLO
« on: April 18, 2018, 01:05:53 PM »
Condolences and congratulations are always tough, but I'm sure Mike will have a great weight lifted off of him, you will have a new project and purpose to pursue, and hopefully many more real men will be reached through this venture. Like all here, I support you.

Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 18, 2018, 11:30:04 AM »
In some cases the blades on fans like this are not equally spaced.  Doing this can help reduce the noise that a fan blade will make.  The unequal spacing can disrupt the air movement and breaks up the frequency of the fan blade without having a large reduction in the volume of air being moved.

And finally facts surrounding the "missing blades". Don must have opted for the Dyson version with the "non-buffeting" fan.

Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: April 18, 2018, 10:42:21 AM »
Lookin really good there, she's gotta be pumped even if she's sacked at the moment.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 18, 2018, 10:41:14 AM »
Looks like she has a eye for the stuff so far. Do the ears help at all?
The ears are for speed JR :grin:
Really nice Tater!
Thanks Don. I really hope she sticks with it. We had so much fun with Sam the years he was competing and the super stock cars get to be completely customized by the driver.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 05:22:13 PM »
Tate, having them catch the racing bug at such a young age is a slippery and potentially expensive slope!  :likebutton:

That thought has not escaped me. Once in the LB7 I did a coal rolling burnout, now every time it's just me and her in any car it's, "can we go fast daddy?"

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:48:58 AM »
Thanks. She was super focused the whole time and that's saying a lot for a 7 year old with 4 of her friends running around the place.

Alternative Energy / Re: Off grid cabin. Solar setup.
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:47:40 AM »
That's pretty amazing Sam. I'll be looking into some solar once I get the remodel done. Oh wait, still dragging permits. (stupid waterfront rules).

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:26:17 AM »
The pic that won't post is the whole chassis stripped down to the bare wood. Tonight is the build up and hopefully we'll get some good shots that will post. She chose the Shark Car over a pink my little pony car... she's in it to win it.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:24:09 AM »
one more try. Sorry these are out of order

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:14:35 AM »
I'm going to play with my camera's resolution, I think they are just too big of a file for the site?

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:13:16 AM »
She would not let me do anything, which is great because I am not about doing the work for the kids and then trying to stick their name on it.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:12:33 AM »
Whelp. Looks like it won't let me post the car she chose, let me see if we can do the teardown pics.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:09:24 AM »
Sorry for the half teasers. Sophie was indoctrinated early into the sport as you can see with her here in her brother's car at 1-1/12 yrs old.

wooden cooking spoons and paint stirring sticks on bare skin. Lessons well learned.

Parenting / Re: Raising twin boys
« on: April 13, 2018, 01:08:55 PM »
I had both of those trucks in the 80's Dave, so cool! Although mine were involved in an unfortunate mining accident where the entire tunnel system collapsed on them, repeatedly, then the TNT blew and finished them off. It was a sad turn of events for Hawkeye and Lady J.

Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:47:41 AM »
That would go along with the manstep,,,,,,,,,,,,


and once the purchase is wrapped they parade you through the even higher pressure accessories, warranties sales guy masquerading as the "paperwork guy" that you HAVE to go through. Kinda like refusing rental car insurance, you don't have to get it, but they don't have to give you the keys either. I'm in sales, in two jobs, and these guys twist my stomach.

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: April 12, 2018, 02:54:01 PM »
Lookin good there fella

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 12, 2018, 02:52:33 PM »
From my old Les Schwab days, I'd have diagnosed that as overloading for the weight rating on the tire, but hey, that's none of my business.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 12, 2018, 01:18:20 PM »
Yeesh! Good thing you caught it before it blew out on you Nate.

Chevrolet K1500 99-00.5 rear end problems galore. 01-06, 07.5 I think, prior to fuel management BS and it's associated issues is the way to go. 246 t-case w/ possible pump rub issues w/ all of them, but that's an easy fix, and the front end will need going through, but dad had an 01 with a 5.3L and we threw 4.11 gears at it and he tows 30ft bumper pull over the cascades without issue and gets 15-18 without towing. the 6.0L in my wifes Yukon 2004 gets around 13-15 all the time, and about 10mpg towing, but power is a lot more apparent. if it were me, doing everything all over again, I'd have a 4 door 2005-2006 reg bed w/a 5.3L and be done with it. the ride quality in the Silverado is just so much better, even when the whole front end was wasted it rode better than the competition.

Wild Game / Re: 3 pig processing
« on: April 04, 2018, 06:24:20 PM »
And there it is. Well, at least only the pigs got butchered.

My 72 Wagoneer had a Brownish gold metal fleck vinyl that had become chalky and just awful by the time I got it. I used this stuff in black on it and the wheel and had fantastic results. wheeled it hard, hunted out of it, and overall just abused the crud out of it and never saw any deterioration or chipping/peeling. sanded lightly for better adhesion, ( I would strip your coating as much as possible), cleaned w/ lacquer thinner, and even shot it in cold humid weather. I don't have any pics as they were analog at the time...


Wild Game / Re: 3 pig processing
« on: April 04, 2018, 10:53:38 AM »
Well all 3 pigs got processed, i didnt get any pics and for the good of the group my tongue is very sore and my blood pressure was very high all day

Frustration with the processor? or their hired hands...

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 03, 2018, 04:40:24 PM »
My kid went to school like that once. it poured rain and slush and his moccasin slippers fell apart. Had to walk home in his wet socks. As he started to complain about it, my wife hollered from the back room, "if you were trying to dress like some white trash loser at walmart at 2am, I'd say you got what you were looking for!" We were laughing for a full 5 min while he sulked off to his room. Guess that wasn't the sympathetic response he thought he'd get from his mommy. He no longer wears pajamas in public

You were an honorable gentleman about the whole business. And either the principal had to put on their politically correct hat for you, or they were a professional as well.

In my SUPER progressive, aka LEFT as a Hillary supporter, high school, we read the OLD testament in my AP English class, in the King James translation. For an English teacher, and a woman, she was as conservative as it gets, and made sure to point out the differences between the Hebrew torah text and the "obviously terrible translations" from Greek to Arabic for the "abomination" that is the quran. If anything, this gave me a perspective of how incorrect they were and left me with a LOT more ammunition when it came to debating these idiots. It might not be a bad idea for her to be involved with it and gain more knowledge of their deceptions. Just my opinion from my very unique experience.

CIEMR / Re: Knockout game???????
« on: March 30, 2018, 10:27:03 AM »
Ill bet this kids still has not learned his lesson......and all his so called friends were and probably are still laughing at his dumbass......


Sadly I think he's thinking he's some kinda celebrity now that he's been on the news about it. probably posting to his snap/twitter/instagram/facespace B.S. from Jail.

D.O.T. / Re: Evil Red Dog Lucifer
« on: March 23, 2018, 11:03:13 AM »
Looks good! Grandparents had a Goldie, Sis. She was nicknamed "sinister" for the same reasons.
I have found that the red colored ones are the worst
I see what you did there :beercheers:

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 21, 2018, 10:53:58 AM »
Reno Tahoe?

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: March 16, 2018, 11:27:48 AM »
yeah, that boy could break a bowling ball......
   :laugh: THIS^!!!!

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: March 16, 2018, 11:03:18 AM »
Looking good there sir ;-) If you ever want to have a nice long Norm-esque conversation with the monster truck driver I can provide you with his number and he'll tell you ALLLLLL about it, lol. I'm a firm believer and living proof that "you can break anything if you try hard enough" and believe me, he tries REAL hard, almost as hard as Chief with a new farm implement, but since 2010 he's only on his 8th unit and he runs them front and rear. Detroit dropped him as a sponsor because he was breaking up to 10 per year of their locker! Now that I've said this I'm sure you'll break it on your first outing so apologies in advance for jinxing you.  :beercheers:

Rock, paper, scissors... APACHE TANK!

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: March 14, 2018, 10:43:41 AM »
Yes they are much more work, but I enjoy creating all the same.

Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: March 13, 2018, 04:32:55 PM »
The round corners really do look great. old paint brush handle taped to a plastic soda bottle cut out just the right way makes skimming those round corners a lot easier JR. Not that you'll ever want to do it again.

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: March 13, 2018, 02:28:16 PM »
I forgot that was part of the easement. Carry on sir.

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: March 13, 2018, 02:27:03 PM »
Thank you very much. She's always the party planner for everyone else and my wife really wanted to do something special for her for once, so it's a good thing I didn't screw it up!

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: March 13, 2018, 01:15:02 PM »
She only cried twice, so I'll just have to try harder next time :wink: Really great group of 15 overall, all friends since grade school!

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: March 13, 2018, 11:47:00 AM »
Jumbo prawns wrapped around Alaskan weathervane scallops with garlic lemon parsley butter
Cilantro honey lime glazed Sockeye
Yukon gold potato gratin with Jarlseburg and Fontina cheese thyme and rosemary
Dark chocolate truffles with a 10 year tawny port
Flaming b52s at sunset

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: March 13, 2018, 11:24:07 AM »
Stepmom's surprise birthday dinner.
cucumber canapes with goat cheese, smoked salmon, (lox really) dill and capers
Dungeness crab cakes with lemon garlic aioli
Caprese salad crostini with balsamic glaze

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: March 13, 2018, 11:08:36 AM »
Maybe it's just me, but wouldn't it be easier to just yank out that lone tree that makes your road seem awfully narrow at one point? looks like it's already been pretty scuffed up anyhow. Good progress Don, looking forward to seeing that pond clear up. Will just be picturesque at that time IMO.

what are you running for a front axle? dana 44 or dana 60? there's a company called posi-lok that makes a cable actuated system that eliminates the vacuum version, or if it's a mid nineties dana 60, I have a CAD delete that replaces the 3 piece axle system w/ a single solid shaft, blocks off the vacuum motor area and then you could convert to manual hubs.

Share Your Recipe / Re: Whats for lunch?
« on: March 09, 2018, 02:39:44 PM »
I hate you. No Siracha in the ramen?

I was waiting for the punch line. almost turned it off too soon, hahahahaha :grin:

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: March 05, 2018, 06:23:08 PM »
taking a page out of Bobby's book; I hate you.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: March 05, 2018, 10:40:46 AM »
This is very close to home for me with my nephew and unfortunately my sister. I will say the therapists at Children's hospital have been very helpful, along with all the prayer. you are specifically in mine. Just love on her as much as you can and remind her NONE of it is her fault.

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: February 23, 2018, 11:31:42 AM »
I wouldn't gnaw on Charles like I would that smoked turkey neck!

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: February 23, 2018, 10:47:05 AM »
I want that neck! have you ever done clarified stocks Nate? I'd be game to play with a couple recipes, swap techniques if you're interested.

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