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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: GOV surplus auctions
« on: March 10, 2018, 10:45:33 AM »
Yes..... I am "grounded" from said sales for a while. A new self help program I invented. I call it.... "NMJBAF"  which simply stands for No more junk barns are full. I expect a full return to buying junk after this springs Inventory reduction program is put into effect.

Ok so, maybe sooner, a birdie mentioned more NOS Dana Spicer junk has been found at my favorite scrap yard emporium of junk I don't need shopping center. I swung over yesterday to take a look, I controlled myself and only bought $20 worth of PTO units. So 12 or so, maybe one will fit something I own?

Don... if ya haven't already mounted a decent size fire extinguisher on that machine, do it.  Dry debris, hot machines/bearings and such have a funny way of igniting at times. And be careful with those tracks. They may not be as easy to ruin as a tire...but wreck one on a old tree stump and.... well our Skidsteers all have tires these days LoL

I agree with TRN ya need a few grand worth of Hydraulic line "consumables"  This is standard issue farmer stuff  :cheesy:

Funny story about that.... last night my parts washer in the shop spring a leak where the line runs from the pump to the "faucet" and made a nice mess. Not wanting this to happen again I ran to the farm and whipped up a 1/4" feed line from hyd hose and likely $40 worth of fittings LoL  But hey it was 9pm and I don't want it to leak again.

CIEMR / Re: Bears repeating...Obama was an imposter!
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:53:29 PM »
Obummers activity in Chicago was/is well known by most who bothered to pay any attention. He was know to frequent "bath houses/bars" in Chicago's "boystown" That was common scuttlebutt when he was in Chicago politics....I can remember it very well.

His "friends" well known as being art of the DLC (down low club) all that went to a particular church. He was seen multiple times in Wis resort communities with  a male his age, and a certain bomber/professor that baby sat his "his" kids....

I could go on all day.... it was well known..the issues is, those that talk that can prove their claims...they aren't around anymore.

CIEMR / Re: Bears repeating...Obama was an imposter!
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:13:12 PM »

Notice the "plates" on the station wagon to his left.

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: March 09, 2018, 09:26:00 PM »
Looking very nice man. Our hide sight looks like a tent LoL

Hide Site / Re: Long term gun/ammo casche/storage
« on: March 09, 2018, 08:49:00 PM »
Why not store ammo and reloading supplies?

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: March 09, 2018, 08:37:29 PM »
Look good Don, that's a better road than our county road LoL

D.O.T. / Re: Retro Cheyenne Super 10
« on: March 09, 2018, 08:28:46 PM »
At $5,995 that's a chunk of change for a downgrade in wheels LoL The paint is pretty cool old school concept.

Glad no one was hurt.... but because it's now funny +)

Build Threads / Re: "Shorty"
« on: March 09, 2018, 09:54:18 AM »
I think the Chevy will go down the road around $3k  At that price point it will run and drive.  Bring a trailer, it will still need rubber....and refinement. LoL  Engine is out right now getting some work done to it to make it reliable and semi fresh.

If it doesn't sell at that price point, I will put some 1 ton axles I have and other parts in it and move it higher.

Build Threads / Re: "Shorty"
« on: March 09, 2018, 07:56:29 AM »
Thanks Ken... I am kinda looking forward to her turning it into a lil Swiss Army Knife of a vehicle.

Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: March 09, 2018, 07:07:00 AM »
Baylee.... welcome ma'am.

I'd wager that's more than a 4.5 lift. I have one of these behind the barn that died via oil pump failure, and it has a 4" lift on it. The fenders had to be cut to fit 31's. Just FWIW.

But either/or, nice rig.  Hard to go wrong with the XJ platform honestly.. solid little Jeeps. I look forward to watching you guys have fun with it.

Here ya go.... OEM Dodge

Build Threads / Re: "Shorty"
« on: March 08, 2018, 05:08:31 PM »
LoL Shawn... the "truck" took a huge leap forward when she bought this Jeep. The Jeep "purchase" was tied to a promise she would not race the entire autocross season this year, and just compete in local autocross/standing mile events. This free's up a LOT of preparation time on the Mustangs...She also agreed to sell the yellow Chevy.

She can change springs/wheels tires without my help. Actually most everything she wants to do she can handle. Trust me she can run a credit card when she wants to.

As soon as I get a week of nice enough weather to spray some paint, the "truck" will start going together. In the mean time the old Yellow Chevy needs to be reassembled,engine installed, and out of my shop and put up for sale. Freeing "Dodge space" finally. I have tell June, whats the hurry? 

Gun Control / Re: Trump to Sessions “ban bump fire stocks”
« on: March 08, 2018, 04:54:48 PM »
Jr... I think if we were brutally honest, go back a few decades, gun "handling" and responsibility was likely taught at home by a Father or Grandfather. This was that "fire arms safety" course they have today in Cali.

I am sure country wide this is slowly eroded by separated families and the increase in single parent families. It's not just firearms either.

Last night our community lost a 18 and a 19 year old  in a gravel road T bone collision. Another 19 year old hit them in his Dodge 3/4 ton when they ran a stop sign in a Taurus. An officer at the scene said they must have all 3 had their eyes closed. He couldn't understand how that actually even happened if they were paying attention at all...I rolled through a gravel road stop sign when I was 12, my grandfather about beat me on the spot. I remember his words...You NEVER DO THAT BOY, EVER, you could kill someone. I don't care what you THINK ... NEVER you understand? LoL I can still hear him and ya know... I stop.

Build Threads / Re: "Shorty"
« on: March 08, 2018, 03:44:58 PM »
Kays "plan" : She wants it to stay looking original as possible but "update" a few things to make it more useful in it's intended role.

The springs are 44 years old, although holding up well they are rather "soft" something you wouldn't complain about on a Jeep normally LoL That said it sways around a fair amount with it's hard top, and the wore out shocks/springs/tires. So this will be the first change...

She is thinking some wheel vintiques 8" wide wheels that look just like the OEM 5.5" wheels. These will slightly widen the stance which can't hurt. Some fresh BDS Military wrapped 2" lift springs. (word has it these are almost zero lift in reality) and some new gas shocks I imagine.

She is debating what tires she wants, something in the 30x9.50 range it sounds like. I am sure a MT tread that can cope with it's intended use.

We have a old Cherokee sport out behind a barn that is basically scrap. She claims it can provide it's pulleys, power steering pump/alternator and steering box. It also she says can donate it's power steering box as well.

She then claims it can also donate it's 4.0 HO Head, exhaust manifold, and that they are worth 40hp on that old 258. (couldn't hurt)
That will be topped with a yet to be found 2bbl intake, and a Ford 2bbl carb which should work exceptionally well off road and on.

She has "requisitioned" a old mid 70's Jeep wagoneer front axle from my pile of parts. Sounds like she plans to narrow it to just over stock CJ width, install a locker,disk brakes and toss it under Shorty. I am sure she also has plans for the some traction adding "something" in the rear axle as well.

A roll bar. recovered original seats, and eventually some paint and address the small rust issues and call it ready to go to work..... hence this thread. Ya all can follow along and do what you do and discuss something else while we build a Jeep LoL

Build Threads / Re: "Shorty"
« on: March 08, 2018, 03:23:40 PM »
Fist step.... it's new temp home

The "power plant"

Outside the cave...

The next step is under review. Kay wants to keep it largely stock appearing...So to that end goal  a serious evaluation is required.

Engine: It runs smooth and solid, 45psi oil pressure, quiet, typical assorted Jeep stumbles at idle.
Tranny: Shifts fine, solid and pretty much your typical T18
Transfercase: Same as above,a model 20, hard to find fault with these.
Axles: Drum brake Dana 30 front, Drum brake Dana 44 rear. The power lock in the rear is "semi functional" The brakes are new and almost stop in your average old Jeep way.
Steerng: Manual..tight, works fine, the school bus sized steering wheels horn even works. (odd)
Body/frame: Very solid, two small, almost to be expected spots of rust in whats called the "hat channels" under the front most body mounts. (Jeep used wood in these to stop them from crushing)....the wood caused as it always does, a small amount of rust. There is a small amount of rust in a pinch weld in the rear under the one taillight...maybe a dime in size. Floors still have paint on most of them inside and underneath. The frame....still has most it's paint. It measure straight as any Jeep I have seen and is unmolested.

So now what?

Build Threads / "Shorty"
« on: March 08, 2018, 03:06:37 PM »
Over the last few months my wife and I have been discussing the idea of acquiring a vehicle that can go places we should't take a full size truck. Something that can be flat towed, can it's self tow a small trailer, and hopefully a rig that's tractor simple, with license plates.

So a while back that rig came into focus for us rather rapidly.  Meet Shorty....

1974 Jeep CJ5, 8,834 original miles, original paint/top, and still sporting the OEM spare tire on it's side. Effectively just the way Jeep built it in late 1973.

Shorty was ordered by a post man at a semi local lake community here in Neb. He optioned it with H78 whitewalls, the "big-six" (258) the rather rare hard to find T18 4 speed, power lock rear limited slip, 4.27 gears. He also ordered the optional Arctic hard top as well.

It spent it's days going fishing, hunting, and running to the bait shop and not much else. It then after many years but not many miles, rusted out a head gasket around 1982-3 somewhere. It was left in the heated garage until 2 years ago... the "neighbor" a street rod kind of guy bought it, replaced the engine with a "fresh" rebuild. He then redid the brakes, tossed a battery in it and then put about 45 miles on it in the next two years. Somewhere along the lines replacing the original tires with some wore out "spares" he had.

Kay bought it after some haggling and it now has a new home...

It come as no surprise to me that stupid people are stupid. Just saying...

Gun Control / Re: Trump to Sessions “ban bump fire stocks”
« on: March 08, 2018, 11:50:02 AM »
Funny deal Shawn... we pretty much agree.

Laws won't fix mass shootings (correct) Some well thought out rules, may prevent some...if enforced... (debatable) As I see it, the laws are coming, regardless. That's what a society that's morally decayed does. They make stupid laws to replace common sense and moral values. Study history....this is quite clear, and factually what has always happened.

So...the laws will come, which side do we want to be on? Do we want to be Morally valued/responsible to see/call out... there is a issue, and in some areas we as gun owners can bring forth more common sense, responsibility and do what we can to make sure we have set a standard? Or we will be dictated to how we shall live by that very decay we have discussed? It's not just about laws new or old.. it's about the big picture.

Lets face it... if society was "healthy" that Sheriff, much the school administration, and some FED's, and who knows who else would be unemployed, and likely in a few cases, detained and held responsible. As most are, this was preventable on many levels of obvious reality. Your right, society failed... I just don't buy into the logic that we as gun owners don't hold some of that responsibility.

We can do better and not infringe our rights.  We can as a HUGE part of this country's citizens say we will not tolerate this decay...we will do WHAT it takes to put a stop to this. The "what" regarding laws/rules whatever should be OUR rules of said engagement....not some politician or professor or media personality. Our Ideas offered, vetted against OUR constitution, assuring no one gives up rights. But towards a goal of doing our part... to PROTECT our rights.

Once that has been established....maybe society will see the REAL issue. Some of that decay falls at the feet of gun owners who can't seem to distinguish between the right to bare arms.... and the convenience of bearing arms.

If I bitch slapped every person I saw with a AR15 at the range who has ZERO clue how to handle that weapon (likely any other weapon also) and confiscated said weapon, I'd own a few hundred AR's. We have all seen it, we all know that's true, and maybe we should establish exactly what should be done about it?   

These "shooters" by default, despite our wishes, are gun owners. Are we policing our ranks to the best of our abilities on ALL levels?

Obviously we are not...

Funny this subject of firearm training comes up. Personally shooting quite frequently with our local LEO's/fire department, I can say I'd not want to be on the receiving end of that at anything under 40 yards.

In the last two years local PD has hired 4 officers from other states departments. They all failed the "range qualifications" of our local PD multiple times. They also have hired two Vets, who also failed the qualifications more than once..... what this means in reality is, these established LEO's from other departments.... can't shoot as well as my wife who is qualified on both "courses" Interestingly, my wife shoots maybe on average 20 rounds a month. And has a failing eye.....yah

Our fire department is also required to pass the same qualification (with the exception of rifles) and most first responders outside the departments are also qualified.

FWIW our dog catcher is one heck of a shot, she often challenges the Department "men" to quite fierce "target battles" as she calls them. It's a bit amusing to think about, but if the SHTF our dog catcher rolls up, you can be assured she won't likely miss if required to draw. She also doubles as a well armed meter maid... when she isn't chasing stray animals she's always downtown enforcing her parking tickets like a Nazi hell bent on financing the new city aquatics park solely on us "violators"  I donate at least $20 a month .....I never have change.

The above all said, generally speaking I'd still not arm 90% of our schools employees. Grounds keepers, janitors, bus drivers.... sure. Teachers/academics.... sadly can't think of a one I'd hand the safety of children to with a firearm. I am not the only one with that opinion....and I can see some staff changes happening soon due to this very issue.

Last month I got the chance to watch a semi local Military "qualification" ... "hit the barn Gomer"  Ok.... My teenage Daughters could out shoot 90% who qualified... and they are what I'd call Proficient, not by any means as good as I'd like to see them.

Gun Control / Re: Trump to Sessions “ban bump fire stocks”
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:13:57 PM »
I agree, enforcement should be considerably reviewed AND improved. It's time gun owners impact this issue to this exact point/end goal.

Jr... the NCIS checks are done by the FBI... any guess why they often fail to be of much use? The FBI was aware of this latest shooters desire to be a school shooter... but he passed THEIR background check. If the local Sheriff was the POC initially in purchasing that weapon..would it have been sold? Hard saying...but there is room for improvement.


Gun Control / Re: Trump to Sessions “ban bump fire stocks”
« on: March 06, 2018, 06:03:39 PM »
TRN..... Your points are well understood. Especially the voter ID point.

I feel the states are the ones we really need to get on board with the voter ID issue especially. Here we have that and it works very simply. Register to vote, which requires proof of address, two forms of ID and you can vote. Neb doesn't give you a DL unless you can prove citizenship. They also don't allow voting unless you can prove the same.

The fed form 4473... I assume you mean violators as those that do not disclose or flat lie on their forms? They do enforce that but yes agreed, not near to the level they should. They should also shut down stores/dealers that do not have them properly filled out and still sold a weapon.

Our "hand gun purchase permit" is largely a form 4473 in effect. It asks the same basic questions, and the concept is rather simple. If your local Sheriff's office does not find a "issue" that a records search turns up, then your permit is issued in prompt order. So they check for a felony, domestic battery, and all such questions. If your denied a permit, you can apply for a review if you feel it's in error.

I feel what largely makes this work rather well is anyone who has such "convictions" just doesn't apply, unless dense. They also then do not buy a handgun. 

The gun dealer can be assured then to the best of his knowledge the individual who had said permit isn't hiding anything on his or her  4473. No ATF "call" to "check" is then required.

If you are convicted of a felony/battery etc while in possession of this permit, you are required to surrender it. The only way you can buy a handgun without said permit is if you have a current carry permit.

How this works in reality is this. I can buy a handgun every day and other than the form 4473 sitting in some file cabinet in the gun shop, the "government" doesn't have any knowledge of it at all.

I feel if we implemented the same concept for long guns with a capacity of over 5 rounds it would cause very little actual problem, the purchase would still be "unknown" except for said filed 4473, and we have now improved the system which may help. Just lying on a 4473 becomes much more unlikely.

In the case of the Florida School deal, it would have prevented the purchase of the weapon used by that individual. He may have gotten a weapon illegally...but that as you said earlier, is on the local PD and such regarding their clear lack of give a crap. That's not a weapons issue or a rights issue, that's law enforcement not doing their job issue.

Just my two cents worth....

Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Intelligence
« on: March 06, 2018, 12:15:19 PM »
What makes me smile is when people ask how many cows we have... and I say none. They point to the animals in the pasture and say what do you call those?  "Steers".....

See what happens when I don't watch TV for a month...I have no clue what you all are referring to.

I have never used Poly Bushings on any of my builds. But the OEM rubber bushings under the cab are two pieces. The tapered side is under the mount, the flatter is between the cab/body. If it wasn't a blizzard here I could snap some pics. But we should figure this out... my present project is going to need a set soon.

As for motivation... I will race yah, mines just a bare frame ATM lol And it needs to be running by June also.

Whats worse my wife has two of her projects taking up space in my shop...and she just bought a third one.

Gun Control / Re: Trump to Sessions “ban bump fire stocks”
« on: March 06, 2018, 11:41:04 AM »
Sorry haven't been online of late..

For the record: I don't feel "beat up on" I feel it's a discussion, If I thought everyone agreed with me,I'd have not bothered. Brass tacks as they are.... I will respond to a few things that were posted.

I fail to understand why anyone who is a gun enthusiasts thinks they aren't already "registered" Sure, maybe someone here has a weapon and has never once purchased one from a gun shop or similar retail business. It's possible... but those of you that have, are on file as a gun owner responsible for that weapon. So likely the majority of us....has this caused you a problem of any sort? Other than the NRA using such purchases to market their add campaign for you to join....and then you join? More registration...and the NRA does sell those lists for marketing.... lets be real here. Its LONG past time to worry about if someone knows you own a weapon.

Do you insure your weapons? I do... pretty sure that "list" is also available. Do you have a trust...a class 3?....because LoL at paranoia regarding them "coming for your guns" if you do.

It is a right to own your weapon... it's long ago been a right that's been trampled on. Ya ever hear anyone lobbying against the insurance companies, or the box store that records your credit card transaction when you buy a weapon or ammo? You see anyone lobbying against the NRA wanting your personal information to join? How about Amazon and their data base of gun parts purchasers...to go along with their data base of every other thing they send you?

Ever purchase a 80% lower? A jig? did you use that credit card? Maybe your Pay Pal.... common be realistic.

Bottom line....it's not even a valid argument that a "permit" to purchase a gun is really any kind of problem in regards to the basic concept. We need to scrap the entire system as it is today and take steps to putting it back they way it should have been from the beginning. Before they take the above mentioned lists and actually remove your rights in practical reality.

I myself would rather apply for a gun buying permit (I did 12 years ago) which assures me that right without question... than to alert the ATF to every single purchase with a new background check each time, Just wait tell they start denying background checks via computer because they cross referenced your wallgreeen script history and decided you can't have a weapon.... it's coming.

My argument is and always will be, gun owners who stand up, show responsibility and create the rules/laws/policies are the gun owners that promote the sec amendment. We can under our constitution create safe guards/checks and balances without restricting our rights in practiced reality for law abiding citizens. What we can not do is preach a ideal that is already long lost that we should be able to purchase said weapons with no knowledge of our government.

In addition our government isn't the threat anyway in my opinion. Those clowns can't agree on anything, execute anything, or even control their own selves in well documented history. And regardless of the problems we citizens often encounter regarding our "rights" with the government....they are largely not the issue.

The constitution does't apply to big business in case you haven't noticed. You might consider worrying about that very real issue.... because that's where your rights are eroding in day to day reality.

Interesting discussion fellas.

Gun Control / Re: Trump to Sessions “ban bump fire stocks”
« on: February 23, 2018, 05:35:52 PM »
I did not watch the CNN thing. I long ago decided the news was nothing but manipulation of society by both sides to chase their agendas. That said.....

if the majority wanted guns gone.... explain the sales LoL

Gun Control / Re: Trump to Sessions “ban bump fire stocks”
« on: February 23, 2018, 01:13:20 PM »
Are you suggesting that the "smart" people who possess common sense can't out think the ones you fear?

Fearing an attack on your rights is hardly how you defend them. An attack raise the call to arms..the requirement to fight, the battle won by those that fight smart, not in fear.

MOST attacks levied against our right to bare arms fall directly inline with the complete lack of common sense regarding that exact topic.

Felons. mentally ill, they don't HAVE the right to own/or be in the company of weapons now by law. We just need to enforce laws we have that are NOT being enforced. And guess what....the NRA is the force behind them NOT being enforced. That makes them the enemy of YOUR right to bare arms. Do you believe the stock holders, company officials and such of these gun manufactures are defending your rights? They are not.... they are eroding them to sell more product. Possibly to even cause the loss of the "right" or more restrictions thus allowing them to charge even more of a premium.

Study Mr Browning, one of the true enemies of the Sec Amendment and thus the people.
Ask yourself if you have any real way to know who got wealthy off the most recent surge in sales due to that school shooting? The stockholders did.... America lost our wealth in those children's future.

We need to develop FIRM regulations that are enforced on what constitutes mental illness. Who makes the call, oversight, and then enforcement. We need FIRM rules regarding how a felon who has paid their dues and is now possibly wanting his rights returned goes about this.

The rules/laws should be at a federal level, across all 50 states. They should protect all law abiding citizens today and into the future. They require state level and local level oversight. That oversight should not be exploitable by any one agency. They need to be so straight forward clear cut and absolutely in stone that it could be set as a Amendment it's self. Thus assuring the future of our children to bare these same arms and protect our nations future as our forefathers designed it to.

The opportunity is NOW... the "left" as they are seen are rallying for a change. They could care less about our children, our country and our future. And THAT is the weakness we need to exploit. It;s time gun owners face the truth....

we spend too much time preaching and whining about or rights and zero time seeing we already have them. Lets make them work thus protecting them.

Gun owners who see their "right" to own weapons as the battle are short sighted. How about your children's right to that exact same thing? If we don't protect through simple common sense now.... it won't be here for them.

Think about this recent shooting.  What if the media was reporting the man had a gun buyers permit, went nuts and shot up a school. We as society did all we could strictly enforcing our laws based on simple common sense. The left could then ONLY argue it's simply obvious a mentally ill person shot up a school. They may try and argue gun control...would it get any traction?  Any buffoon with half a brain knows this country has more weapons in personal possession than Canada has maple trees. Gun control is about just that.....not giving them the ammunition to wage a discussion....

reality....he bought the gun at a box store from some NON professional. He was known to be unstable but family and friends did nothing of any real use. The FBI/ATF dropped the ball, the locals dropped the ball the school dropped the ball... and so did you and I.

PART of that discussion is why we have people on the level of fast food employees selling weapons. The left asks that question.... its a good point. The fact is he was unstable... why was he able to get that weapon... again the left makes that point...I agree. See the entire conversation because their agenda is to
ban weapons" the conversation on the gun owners part...Yr not getting my weapons"  Two fools meet. We can stop things such as this if we on the side of our ec amendment actually saw what the battle is..... its about US being responsible and fixing this mess.

Gun Control / Re: Trump to Sessions “ban bump fire stocks”
« on: February 23, 2018, 12:41:24 PM »
Bob.... that "tax" is your state being greedy. There is ZERO reason why we can't have diff levels of FFL transfers.

Say as an example passing a gun to a child. Show ID "proof" of said relation and pay a set fee.. $10 maybe to cover said paper work and as long as that child has a purchase permit it's done in 5 minutes at little cost to anyone. I'd happily pay $10 to pass along weapons....why does it have to even be per gun?

We would not agree on this issue... :laugh:

Have you ever spoken to some of these teachers? And you want them to have a weapon in school? Half of them these days are the very nut bags we are worried about. They are teaching the agendas and the mind sets that are causing mass shootings.

I think I agree with the idea we should have people armed in schools. But I think they should be well trained specialists with skill sets that apply to such a detail.

In other words a well trained, individual who has been through a specialty developed program for just such a challenging protection detail. I would not even be ok with many veterans having that job unless they passed such a detail. What we are facing is needing a "body guard" for 100's of kids, each school being a unique "zone" with situational specifics that are unique to that school. The last thing we need is a Militarized zone, kids hate school already LOL

Maybe we could have such specialist double up and teach a course daily on common sense... win win.

Gun Control / Re: Trump to Sessions “ban bump fire stocks”
« on: February 23, 2018, 12:25:55 PM »
Bobby that's a valid point..I recently just ruined one myself actually. I went to the gun shop and purchased another one. It would have taken me exactly 5 extra seconds to show my purchase permit or concealed carry (which works the same way in Nebraska) to buy the part.

I can purchase a weapon the same way, that concealed carry permit or my gun "purchase permit" which one or the other is required to buy a handgun here, allows me to buy a weapon such as say a handgun as fast as I can fill out the FFL form and hand em the $$$$. No ATF background check is required. In Neb if say your convicted of a felony you are required to surrender your permit at such time. The theory being then the ATF background check should "catch" the felony record and deny a sale.

I have personally seen that system fail as the ATF does not update daily (likely impossible at this time) so a felon gets his/her weapon. A better approach would be the pre screening of requiring a purchase permit for any sale, thus allowing a actually simpler more stream lined, and likely better system.

They system we have in Neb is not perfect....it could be improved easily. The reason I suspect it hasn't been is largely the box stores don't use it anyway so.... it's not going to matter how well they screen the law abiding people, They  are not the issue anyway.

Gun Control / Re: Trump to Sessions “ban bump fire stocks”
« on: February 23, 2018, 12:02:24 PM »
I own a LOT of guns. Probably more than most of you honestly. Not at all bragging, just for reference to what I am about to type.
Lets entertain a "reality" conversation.

FACT: We have a population in this country of mentally ill people walking around with weapons.
FACT: We sell mentally unwell people rifles such as an AR at Wal mart, bass pro similar places.
FACT: The idiots selling these weapons are in many cases also unstable.
FACT: We have gun manufactures making it easier and easier to acquire weapons of such nature.
FACT: The ATF back round check is a joke.
FACT: Most states you can buy a AR 15, some 30 round mags, and 1000 round of ammo from a non ATF approved "employee" of a box store at 18 years of age.
FACT: that same kid can't buy some cold meds at that same store.
FACT: high capacity shotguns also can be bought at these stores.
FACT: Gun manufactures are skirting ATF rules that are outdated and based on these technical loop holes are arming "idiots" across our nation... suppose that's an accident?
FACT: One of the most powerful lobbies in DC is supporting this based on the idiocy of peoples fears of being unarmed.
FACT: There are solutions of common sense to many of the above issues that do not in any way infringe on our rights.
FACT: nothing we do regarding guns will stop what happened at that school in Florida from happening again is a BS statement.  That logic is that of the activist minded.


FACT: requiring all gun sales to be conducted between a FFL holder and a customer is not going to restrict your rights in any way. It just means you can't buy a weapon at Wal Mart anymore...Each and every transaction by law would be required to be done by an actual FFL holder... NOT an employee, unless said employee has a FFL.

All FFL holders need to pass a basic "Psyche" course that may help "slow" nutters acquiring weapons. Sure couldn't hurt.

To purchase a weapon you MUST face to face apply for a purchase permit from trained law enforcement. Nebraska has done this with handguns and it causes no issues. And likely does "catch" a few who should not own weapons.
"Most" gun shops in this state/pawn shops included will not even sell you a weapon of any sort unless you have that permit. Guess what....walmart could care less. They rely on that failed ATF back round check.

Would it be a problem to have all weapons with a magazine capacity of more than 3 require a unique purchase permit? I don't see why it would.

Lets make these permits expire every two years. We go to the DMV and renew our privilege to drive, why can't we do the same regarding buying weapons? We require you pass a eye test to drive a car, but not shoot a gun?

Lets require all private party transfers to be done through a FFL That way both parties have a purchase permit? Seems very simple, and causes zero actual problems. I have actually done this for years now...it's not a restriction, it's responsible.

Lets put a serial number on the AR's bolt carrier group. Sales/transfer require a FFL. Or if that bothers the ghost gunners then lets require that purchase permit to buy ammo/gun parts. That way they can own their home built weapons legally, but still have to be screened.

I can't see any violation of any "right" in the above ideas. I am sure they may "help" reduce such things as society is dealing with. I believe a ounce of common sense says gun owners and sec amendment supporters should themselves bring ideas to congress such as the above. That in itself would send a powerful message of "responsibility" to America. It says we see there are problems, we see solutions that fit within our constitution and we are advocating these changes.

The upside to this is in the process we could protect our rights. We could possibly achieve constitutional carry, we could get states to back off their Nazi restrictions (Cali) done correctly we could eliminate then gun free zones/cities... and thus we WOULD be most certainly be able to look our kids in the face and say....we did well.

The LAST thing the left expects is gun owners fighting for a safer America through common damn sense.

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: February 23, 2018, 10:05:16 AM »
Sill not done?    :grin:

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:32:55 AM »
A new line of "Garage Armour"  it's a Jeep thing....=P

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:12:03 AM »
Considered the TRXUS? Amazing in the snow, tough, most I know that run them have zero complaints.

I am shopping rubber for the Daughters Eco Beater myself.

Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 8, This thing ever going to get finished?
« on: February 05, 2018, 12:08:55 PM »
Don... the brake thing is likely simple, as you well know.

Didn't some of those HD/Custom converters require a spacer for clearance to bolt up to the flywheel? Pretty sure Patch has one between the block plate and the trans to allow the ATS converter to bolt up.  Might be worth a call to your converter manufacture.

Offers still open man...

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: January 07, 2018, 06:35:33 AM »
 The Sterling is not a horrible axle. That said, the crush washer pinion pre-load issue doesn't lend well to big heavy trucks and Cummins torque. They are more suited to Power Stroke and Duramax type applications=P  The other issue is wheel seals always leak....like always.

Dons will be fine until he hooks up his torque converter.

You going to narrow your front 60 or leave it full width?

Build Threads / Re: The Bus
« on: January 07, 2018, 06:22:24 AM »
That battery tray is..... delightful  :grin:

Don...if you need to send it this way...done deal. But I think you "got this" if that's your desire.

Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: December 28, 2017, 10:28:39 AM »
If ya take off the top and knock out the windshield, they pick up power noticeably. Per my hired hands claim anyway.

He is now swapping a Hemi into it because...I guess I over pay him.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 28, 2017, 10:15:36 AM »
Yesterday it was -14 or something. I decided it was a good day to work outside. Got lots of fence fixed and hauled more corn to the house for the furnace. Then more drywall.... exciting huh?

Today I am supposed to be wiring my shop in town, but at the moment I am stuck at home with business calls.

CIEMR / Re: this is most interesting
« on: December 24, 2017, 11:13:07 AM »
Just remember this conversation, and lets see how it works out?

Tomorrow is the day...  :laugh:

D.O.T. / Re: Merry Christmas everyone! What are you doing this year?
« on: December 24, 2017, 09:38:20 AM »
Sounds fun man...

We have church at 8:30 Christmas Morning. Then the 30 miles to my Mom's for Christmas. Unload the smoker, light it, toss the Ham in and go about hanging out with family.

Two of our kids and their families won't be here they live in Wisconsin. But we will have the 6 kids that live here, and their kids, so it will be busy and enjoyable I am sure. Neither of my two sisters will be attending, so it should be a peaceful day.

now that we have been blessed with 6" of snow, maybe some sledding will be in order Christmas Morning.

Cooking equipment / Re: So we bought s smoker....
« on: December 23, 2017, 08:01:43 PM »
Thanks guys.... we shall see how the Christmas Ham turns out.

Cooking equipment / Re: So we bought s smoker....
« on: December 23, 2017, 04:27:45 PM »
The pic was right next to this one on ma phone...

Cooking equipment / Re: So we bought s smoker....
« on: December 23, 2017, 04:09:09 PM »

Cooking equipment / Re: So we bought s smoker....
« on: December 23, 2017, 12:39:53 PM »
An update for those who are interested:

We smoked a 12 lb turkey in the Pit Cooker last night. Took just under 3 hours. Ran the barrel at 270 degrees... basically lit it and forgot it.

The Turkey came out extremely moist, golden brown skin,with wonderful Mulberry smoked flavor.

I had to hang the turkey a bit to the side, this worked out well because I wanted to test if it could do two 12lb birds at once... it can. Despite being within a half inch of the barrel side, both sides of the bird heated evenly and temped the same when done. So two 12-14lb birds at once is very doable.

Of interest: We smoked this bird with 6lbs of blue Kingsford roughly. The barrel warmed up to 312 degrees, then settled to 270 ish for the remainder of the cook. I never touched anything...

After we smoked the bird I played with it and found the temp can be moderated lower or higher very easily. At 7 hours it still was rolling along at 240 degrees. Outside temps were down to 20F most of the cook...so no problem using this in a blizzard looks like.

overall quite happy, we now have a handy portable use anywhere smoker that doesn't require electricity.

Christmas day it will get a real test.... smoked Christmas ham/red taters and sweet corn.

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: December 23, 2017, 12:28:45 PM »
Turkey turned out excellent. With almost no "prep" except some pit rub and the Mulberry smoke, it tasted amazing.

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