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Build Threads / Re: Redneck Dually Build Thread
« on: September 24, 2015, 06:21:13 PM »
Thanks guys.  I'm going to self medicate with a toddy and a hot shower and see how it goes.

Apparently there is a recall affecting Dodges so rental trucks are hard to come by

The Lord granted me a zen moment.  My old self would have wanted to have inflicted some body work on the guy but He granted me some level headedness and the I was able to deal with it without bearing a bad witness.  I'm grateful he has insurance and he was apologetic.  Just glad my family was not with me

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Build Threads / Re: Redneck Dually Build Thread
« on: September 24, 2015, 05:44:32 PM »
Thanks Kyle, prayers are always welcome, but the Bus is safe and sound in the shop at the other house.

The kids call this one the Dually

This is the Bus.


5303
CIEMR / Re: I.I.L.E.R.
« on: September 24, 2015, 05:37:40 PM »
haha....so funny!

Back a while ago I was stopped at a light....kid pulls up with his "souped up" muscle car...which for him meant lifted in the rear and what I would guess was a blown exhaust  ::). but who knows maybe he had something I have no idea...but he thought he did for sure. his girlfriend is looking at me. The light goes green and he tries to take off....I just stayed with him but totally ignored him....just kept my car even with him....I hear his engine spool up...he's trying to pass me....I just keep speeding up keeping pace but not looking at him....he then floors it....I keep pace....I can see him looking over at me occasionally like "wtf?"....I'm just an old guy in a suit with white hair....so then we get to my pull off, which paralleled the highway for about 1/4 of a mile....he's got it floored....I look over at him and his girlfriend and just wave and bury it...When I had to slow down to make the ramp I was about 50 yards ahead of him doing about 110 or so. haha. Gotta love 540's! Total sleepers. Add white hair and a suit and kids have no idea what to do.  ;)   

Yeah, reminds me of hunting mustangs in my 1995 Impala SS with heads, exhaust, cam and tuning.  4400lb four door a mile long just making mince meat out of mustangs and vettes....

The only hint was the 335/35 17 Gatorbacks on the factory wheels...

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: The "Big Red" Thread
« on: September 24, 2015, 05:34:44 PM »
can you post any pics?  That's classic.

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Build Threads / Re: Redneck Dually Build Thread
« on: September 24, 2015, 05:32:28 PM »
Well, here is an unwanted update.

On the way to my last meeting of the day I was sitting stopped in traffic on the freeway and a guy not paying attention never hit his brakes.


I don't think I've been hit that hard in a long long time.  Hard enough the airbag tried to fire.  Smelled like smoke inside.  I actually pulled my Glock to make sure it hadn't gone off because I couldn't think of anything that smelled like that.

Drove the bed into the cab and bent the trailer hitch.  His Tundra was towing a 12ft utility trailer with a mower and some other equipment.  You can see he had a ranch hand bumper on the front and his truck was not drivable.

So I declined a tow and climbed back in to find the "service airbag" light on.  That's when it hit me that I probably shouldnt be driving it for fear that the bag might deploy while I'm driving down the road.

So I'm on hold with a rental car company while i type this.  Hoping to find a half ton truck to rent and get a rollback to come get my truck.

Gonna need a new bed, trailer hitch, receiver, and repair to the tailgate and cab and who knows what else....

Praise the Lord no one was seriously hurt.  My head and neck are sore but I'm hoping that goes away in a day or two.

5306
Site Rules & Introductions / Re: A Flatlander hello
« on: September 23, 2015, 10:56:43 PM »
^^ I like this guy already....

5307
Construction and Building / Re: Fort RealDawg
« on: September 23, 2015, 10:55:33 PM »
Hey Kyle its looking like a house!  Congrats man!  Thanks for the update.

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CIEMR / Re: I.I.L.E.R.
« on: September 23, 2015, 09:49:09 PM »
There's one in every crowd....in your case, two.  You must be special! You feel blessed?

5309
Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Lifting the 5th Wheel
« on: September 23, 2015, 06:19:32 PM »
tell us about the process of ensuring your rails were square and even side to side when you welded them.  I may want to undertake this sometime

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Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 7 Start it up!
« on: September 23, 2015, 05:55:13 PM »
Birthing pains, Don.  Did you try bleeding the injectors again?

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Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 7 Start it up!
« on: September 23, 2015, 05:27:07 PM »
Hmmm...

Look at the bright side, you still have all your teeth and thats a major accomplishment in KY....

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Build Threads / Re: Helping out at local air museum
« on: September 23, 2015, 05:23:53 PM »
Someone say, pig hunting?  I'm IN!

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Hey Tedram,  I have almost the same set up as you.  Bone stock suspension and wheels on a 2013 dually crew towing a big fiver with bags.  I had 500 miles on the odo when I changed my shock shocks and one was already bad.

I have 5100s all around and love them.  The only thing that would make me swap them for other shocks would be QA1s where I can tune damping and rebound to deal with big undulations in the freeway towing heavy.  But I'm not that motivated to spend 4X the amount on shocks.  Bilsteins are good enough, especially with the bags inflated to about 35psi under loads.

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Message from the Owner / Re: Guests, Please Join!
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:22:38 AM »
Attention lurkers!  You may benefit from the pithy comments herein, but we need yours for the rest of us to grow and benefit.

Sign up.  It's painless and quick.

(wow, kinda sounds like a mercy killin')  But seriously join already if you like what you see!

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Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 7 Start it up!
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:16:45 AM »
Oh yeah i was an a team fan, and yeah he does resemble Hannibal.
I think I'm more of a Robert Redford/Ronald Regan look alike
No, I haven't been using street pharmaceuticals!

Remember God in Your Youth

12 Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, ?I have no delight in them?; 2 before the sun and the light, the moon and the stars are darkened, and clouds return after the rain; 3 in the day that the watchmen of the house tremble, and mighty men stoop, the grinding ones stand idle because they are few, and those who look through windows grow dim;

He's referencing what happends when you grow old Don. Your vision is already suffering......

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: The "Big Red" Thread
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:11:43 AM »
Don, what's next?  Between this progress and starting Square D, what else is there to accomplish?

Looking good!
Are you flippin kiddin'??
Well, repaint and roof the outhouse
Dig a hole for it
Haul it down there
Fix the road down there
Dig a pond
Oh, haul Sarge down there
Before that, fix hydraulic leak
Install lights, tool box, and gun rack
And maybe a child seat for the babies!
Put up a building
Build a pistol/shotgun range and erect berms for rifle targets
Dig a hole and build a cistern
Set up a battery house, and windmill, and solar cells
Get the actual cabin started
Put up a good sized barn
Put up a medium sized critter barn
Fence off one field for pasture
Dig a well
Truck: Build the rock rails
Install two more leaves in the front spring pack
Install the Silverado rear springs
Install the aux fuel system
Build rear hatch/door thing
Finish up the wiring
Invent and install telescoping camera pole
Get the thing all dialed in
C-Max:
Prep for winter
Spray cavities with anti rust
Build a roof rack
Install more LED lighting
Paint the wheels
Up-size the tires
Touch-up paint the entire thing
Bike: Dual headlights
Dual Sport windshield
790 cc big bore kit
Panniers and racks
Add in computer and GPS
Install Knobbies

So, there's a few things to do just yet!


Ok, so what will you do NEXT week? ROFL

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: A Flatlander hello
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:06:43 AM »
Welcome to the best kept secret on the web!  Look forward to your pithy comments and occasional DOT...

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Firearms / Re: Long Range Shooting
« on: September 22, 2015, 09:07:13 PM »
My gun out shoots me all day long.

Sell it, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.....


Maybe I'd get better Karma donating it....

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: The "Big Red" Thread
« on: September 22, 2015, 09:03:22 PM »
Don, what's next?  Between this progress and starting Square D, what else is there to accomplish?

Looking good!

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Firearms / Re: Long Range Shooting
« on: September 22, 2015, 09:01:31 PM »
I probably need to expand my recipie collection.  I tend to find one that works and then spend a lot of time learning the dope and practicing.  190SMKs in my recipie really closely approximate the FGMM 190s, which means that I can pick up factory ammo and not have completely different dope.

Why I went with the 155 scenars in the 308 is a completely different story without an explanation.  They don't approximate anything.

I tend to think too practically at times.  I don't mind getting beat by guys running AW 243s all hopped up because they aren't "real life" rounds.  Thats why I like 308 specific matches.  Everyone on even footing using real world rounds.

Its really more about practicing your craft than it is the equipment 

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: M923 Vs LMTV
« on: September 22, 2015, 08:30:46 PM »
Maybe I was dreaming, but did I already ask if the rumors about the LMTVs having electrical gremlins are true?

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: hello from central Texas
« on: September 22, 2015, 08:27:04 PM »
Sammy, great to have another Texan.  We need more to offset all the huskers....

Welcome aboard and dive right in.

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Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 7 Start it up!
« on: September 22, 2015, 08:24:50 PM »
Kinda reminds me of the 80s show, The A Team.

I love it when a plan comes together



Don as Hannibal, Ken as "Face", Tate as Murdock, and I'm not sure about BA, that would probably fall to HigherCaliber(Blaine) or Nate

#facepalm

Tell me Don doesnt resemble Hannibal??  I know you're old enough to remember that show.  Hell it was probably based on some of Don's antics.

5324
Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 7 Start it up!
« on: September 22, 2015, 09:22:34 AM »
Kinda reminds me of the 80s show, The A Team.

I love it when a plan comes together



Don as Hannibal, Ken as "Face", Tate as Murdock, and I'm not sure about BA, that would probably fall to HigherCaliber(Blaine) or Nate

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Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 7 Start it up!
« on: September 21, 2015, 11:46:34 PM »
Yikes!  Lions have lain down with lambs....

Hell hath frozen over

Pigs are flying


Time to change the sig.....

Congrats Big D - two births this week

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Food Preparation and Cooking Techniques / Re: woods suitable for smoking
« on: September 21, 2015, 09:04:44 PM »
Thanks Nate.  That's really helpful.  Unlike that Kenneth feller....

I guess Elm is out. I'm stuck with Oak and Hickory

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Bikes & Motorcycles / Re: DR-650 Build Thread Part 1
« on: September 21, 2015, 08:58:55 PM »
Claymore inside a bag of pork rinds.....

Don, looks great.  Might consider a screen over the new larger airbox opening?

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: DIFFERENTIAL TECH TIPS
« on: September 21, 2015, 08:56:45 PM »
thanks


5329
Parenting / Re: Starting School, starting over, just getting started.
« on: September 21, 2015, 08:54:10 PM »
^^ Now that's funny, right there!

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Firearms / Re: Long Range Shooting
« on: September 21, 2015, 08:52:45 PM »
Oh and consider this.  Any good repeatable 1MOA gun is suitable for long range engagements.  Accuracy is like horsepower.  It take a lot of money to gain a little accuracy.  Consider my 308 at a 1/4 gun vs an out of the box 1 moa gun is 7.5 inches at 1000. 

Like most wanna bees, I have more weapon than skills for sure.  My gun out shoots me all day long.

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Firearms / Re: Long Range Shooting
« on: September 21, 2015, 08:48:57 PM »
Na,  I have and shoot both.  If all I was doing was sending rounds downrange at 900-1500 I would exclusively use the 300 with 190SMK and 71.6gns of RE22.  Its just a lot of weapon to shoot in a run and gun UKD engagement.

My little 308 with a 19.5 barrel is lighter, more compact, maneverable and I can shoot it all day without getting the yips.  And follow up shots are quicker too.  Out to 700, I'll take it over the 300 any day.

And you are correct.  The wind is the real challenge.  Distance is easy.  Just dial it and send it.  The wind read is what makes a great marksman.

The difference between mine is about 5 ft of vertical drop and about 20 inches of wind deflection for a full value 10mph wind at 1000yards.

Here the the modelling out of my ballistics program, which is pretty close to the real world dope in my log books.

And keep in mind, the 308 only has a 20 inch barrel so with a 24 inch barrel it would be a bit closer.


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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: DIFFERENTIAL TECH TIPS
« on: September 21, 2015, 08:14:41 PM »
You look a lot younger than I expected Tate!

I followed most of them but the 2 cut vs 5 cut.  Not sure I understood the heel/toe comments and why are there different types?  Pros/cons?  What is meant by the 2 cut or 5 cut? 

5333
Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: DIFFERENTIAL TECH TIPS
« on: September 21, 2015, 08:05:24 PM »
Why do I get the feeling my head is about to hurt.....

5334
General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: M923 Vs LMTV
« on: September 21, 2015, 07:13:37 AM »

Mines an 83 M925. Not an A1 nor A2. It left the military before it got converted... does not have singles, and doesn't have abs

...difference between 923 and 925 is 925 has a winch.

I like the truck, but I would think the LMTV might be a bit more practical, efficient, etc. but have zero experience with them. I'm waiting for nate to chime in....he's around them every day.

The 5 ton is just plain BIG.

Bobbing them seems popular. As does a quad cab conversion


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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: M923 Vs LMTV
« on: September 21, 2015, 07:12:35 AM »
I've been lurking on Iron Planet for auctions. What site have you been looking at for auction items?  Most of the ones I see are at Bragg


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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: M923 Vs LMTV
« on: September 20, 2015, 08:25:32 PM »
You have one?

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: Hello from NC
« on: September 20, 2015, 07:26:43 PM »
Then you'll like Bobby and HigherCaliber.....

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / M923 Vs LMTV
« on: September 20, 2015, 06:57:12 PM »
Always looking and thinking about a decommissioned military vehicle.

At the place where I store my RV, there is a guy with what I believe to be a M923 (drop sides)

According to the owner:

Its a 1985 with 16,000 miles, 100 hours on the engine.  Completely rebuilt by the military in 2010.  Street legal and he is the second owner (the first was the Airforce).

I looked it over today.  It looks really clean with only a few leaks (more like weeping) Top looked new on the cab and rear.  Tires looked new.

He wants $14,800, which is about what I see LMTV going for at auction.  Many M923s sell for $10,000 so I'd have to understand what makes this one worth more.

So the question is: I've been looking at the LMTVs, which makes the better vehicle? The M923 or the LMTV? 

Which is easier to work on/get parts?
I assume the 1985 is an A1 and not an A2? and has the naturally aspirated 14 litre cummins??. Pros/Cons over the 8.3L turbo in the A2 versions?

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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: September 20, 2015, 06:22:32 PM »
interesting.  Never owned a cummins so now I know.  Thanks for breaking it down for me, Ken

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Firearms / Re: Long Range Shooting
« on: September 20, 2015, 06:12:59 PM »
I'd love to easy access to a 1000yard range.  I have a 600 close by but 1000 is a 5 hour drive.

There is a 1000 yard about 35 miles from here but they don't allow steel.  Rubbish! 

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: Hello from NC
« on: September 20, 2015, 02:33:02 PM »
Welcome!  Jon?

You will fit in just fine.  Dive in and contribute.  We look forward to hearing more.

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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: September 20, 2015, 02:22:20 PM »
Whats the cure to keep them from doing that?

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Food Preparation and Cooking Techniques / Re: woods suitable for smoking
« on: September 19, 2015, 09:54:38 PM »
As does a 10lb maul


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D.O.T. / Re: Chrysler is buying my trucks back.
« on: September 19, 2015, 09:33:50 PM »
Try to get on a cash basis. There is freedom in cash


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Share Your Recipe / Re: Sloppy Joes
« on: September 19, 2015, 03:49:14 PM »
Nate, your recipie is off a tad. Should be 2 beers. One for the pot and one for me!


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Food Preparation and Cooking Techniques / Re: woods suitable for smoking
« on: September 19, 2015, 03:46:21 PM »
I cut the logs short, about 14-16 inches.  Makes splitting by hand easier.


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Food Preparation and Cooking Techniques / Re: woods suitable for smoking
« on: September 19, 2015, 01:03:14 PM »
I have oak, elm and hickory on my place. All those good for smoking?  Way too many sweet gum too. Any chance those are good for smoking?


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CIEMR / Re: Grrrrrrr....
« on: September 18, 2015, 12:45:21 AM »
Kyle, If after weighing the situation you opted for non compliance, I would opt for disarming the attacker or using this.

I can deploy this in far less than 1 second.


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CIEMR / Re: republican debate
« on: September 18, 2015, 12:15:50 AM »
Kyle, look into Cruz's record and experience.  No one up there knows half as much about the constitution as he does.  He was Texas' solicitor general and argued before the Supreme Court on behalf of our state.  He will eviscerate Hillary in a heads up debate.

He beat a well backed republican establishment candidate in Texas for Senator when everyone thought Dewhurst could not be beat due to his backing and endorsement by then Gov Perry.

He campaigned on a constitutional conservative and he has gone right into the belly of the beast in Washington and challenged all of them, even calling McConnel a liar and flat out accused McConnel of misleading him and other senators before a major policy vote.  He is hated by the establishment and has the gonads to go toe to toe with the RINOs and has proven he will do it.

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