Hello Guest

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - longball

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 13
1
Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 14, 2019, 11:21:24 AM »
I’d like to take back anything I might have said about how having a trailer makes it harder to go off road.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

2
D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 13, 2019, 11:10:49 PM »
Finally got bagpipes. If UK Customs would’ve have dorked up the paperwork twice we would’ve had them a month ago. These are hand made in Scotland and are a custom 343 firefighter set made in collaboration with a band called The Red Hot Chili Pipers. Part of the revenue from every set goes to the Fallen Firefighter Fund and the final set, labeled 343 will be auctioned with the entire proceeds going to the same charity.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

3
Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 13, 2019, 11:00:09 PM »
Lookin good there Chief. Where is do you source the padded clamps and other odds and ends like that?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

4
Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 13, 2019, 11:07:20 AM »
I’ve never had a seat cover that would stay where I put them. Coworker of mine has a set of neoprene covers in his Jeep and and says they stay better than most and are holding up well.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

5
D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 11, 2019, 04:45:33 PM »
Why not both? 55gr FMJBT makes some cool looking holes in steel. Call it “custom venting”.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

6
Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 11, 2019, 11:39:58 AM »
I don’t know what one of those cost but it’s be hard for me to go that route if I already had a mil trailer. Is your trailer the same lug pattern as Ravin?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

7
Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 08, 2019, 04:35:43 PM »
Sure, I’ll see what I can work up.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

8
Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 08, 2019, 04:03:13 PM »
I do have a couple more that may be useful. Sorry for the DOT boss.





Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

9
Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 08, 2019, 01:01:42 PM »
Don had a thread about med kits a long time ago.  I've been building kits from supplies from these guys

https://www.chinookmed.com/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=**LP%20Search%20-%20Branded&utm_term=Chinook%20Medical&utm_content=Chinook%20Medical
That's what I'm doing, as I just mentioned.
This is not a "Combat" medkit, but an "Overlander" one. Combat medkit is already built up in a small ruck. Should I get into a more serious situation, that ruck would get tossed inside prior to lighting off the spark plugs

Nevertheless, a throat tube, some clotting bandages or powder, some steri closure strips, a big abdominal bandage and am asherman chest seal along with my fav Israeli battle bandage is always along for the ride. For anything beyond that, there is one of my aviatin' brothers in a whirly bird
Since we travel with a small child I bought a couple RAT tourniquets because windlass styles like the CAT aren’t effective on pediatrics. The RAT isn’t on “the list” but it’s the best option I could find for limbs that small. Something is better than nothing. A nasal airway is cheap and is a good alternative to the oral in case someone still has an intact gag reflex. I’d also consider a pocket mask (with one way valve) if you don’t already have one. I am extremely picky on who I’d use one on but since I usually travel with family there could be a need for it. Aspirin is good also. Been on more than one car wreck that was the result of cardiac failure.

Just FYI on the aspirin for cardiac issues should the need arise for.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

10
Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 07, 2019, 11:31:43 PM »
We use a bunch of different protective cases at work. Everything from Flambeu to Pelican in all shapes and sizes. I think all of them are broken in some fashion, expect for the pelicans.

Building a med kit is definitely the way to go. Unless you’re planning on spending some major coin the pre bundled kits are mostly junk.

Compared to other you’ve had, what are your thoughts on the BDS kit so far Chief?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

11
D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 05, 2019, 10:57:09 AM »
Had to take the day off with a sick kid, fever and a nasty cough.   


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I’m doing the same today. I don’t think she’s sick but she vomited yesterday on the way home from daycare and they have a 24hr rule.

35 now with a 18 month old.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

12
Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 04, 2019, 10:31:05 PM »
Careful on the soft shackles guys, make sure you know how to hook them up properly. They work well when used correctly, I’ve wheeled with guys who had no actual pick points (saving weight) but would hook these up off of tube bumpers or rock sliders etc. mainly Toyota rigs for the record has been my experience (you know the motors that when wound up sound like my wr450).....
What is the proper way to use them? I don’t have any but am thinking about adding a couple to my UTV kit.

Y’all probably already know this but I’m gonna say it anyway just in case.  If you have to deploy an extinguisher or water can keep in mind that spraying flames doesn’t accomplish anything. Get as close to the source of the fire as you can before pulling the trigger, then close up the compartment where the fire is located to limit the amount of oxygen the fire can get. Even if it’s not completely out it may buy you precious seconds to retrieve another device or come up with another plan.

If the fire is in the engine compartment always approach and work from a 45 degree angle. When the hood struts get hot and fail (under pressure) they WILL turn into arrows and usually exit through the front. I’ve seen them pass through garage doors and embedded in sheets of plywood. Catching one of those in the chest would be no bueno. Same goes for the struts on rear hatches. Working from that 45 also keeps you away from the tires as best as possible. In all honesty though if the fire is big enough to pop tires you might as well eat that extinguisher because it’s no longer of any use to ya.

13
Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 03, 2019, 10:22:42 PM »
If you’ve got the time before your trip a smoother ride and more articulation never hurt anything. Are you accounting for the weight of these new bumpers in your lift heights? I’m assuming the front will be a good bit heavier than the rear.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

14
Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 02, 2019, 10:20:38 PM »
I think the factory flares look good on that body style. My truck lived in Missouri salt country for 7 years before I moved to Alabama. I kept it for another 4 years after moving and never had any rust issues around the fender flares. Never removed them to clean behind there either. Either way, Ravin8 is looking really good Chief.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

15
Firearms / Re: AR15 Shopping
« on: March 02, 2019, 12:00:58 AM »
For a rifle that will get beat to snot I think Bravo Company USA is hard to beat. If I were buying a complete rifle right now though, I would take a hard look at the Ruger MPR. A friend from work bought one recently and I believe total cost, after the FFL transfer, was under $700. Hard to build that rifle for that price.

ARs that shoot under a minute aren’t real common. There’s some around out there but they are rare. I’d agree on previous comments about sticking with the 5.56 for the first rifle. You can always add a Grendel or SPC upper later and just put it on your lower if you want to shoot something a little more exotic.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

16
D.O.T. / Re: Amazing reaction time and restraint
« on: February 27, 2019, 11:24:31 PM »
For a southpaw you can take the muzzle up while getting a purchase on the butt of the grip with your right hand. Try to make the muzzle touch the back of the left hand (the one holding the gun in this case) then take a step back and rip the gun towards you. Same outcome for whatever finger is inside the trigger guard.

*disclaimer: I’ve drilled this stuff in LE and civilian classes but never had to disarmed someone in a real life or death situation.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

17
D.O.T. / Re: Amazing reaction time and restraint
« on: February 27, 2019, 12:29:20 PM »
Back when I was with the highway patrol and going through their handgun/defensive tactics courses their school of thought was that if you have to go hands on (against a gun, knives are different) do so with both hands just long enough to gain control of their weapon. Once you have control, maintain that control with your off hand while drawing your weapon to fire if disarming isn’t an option. Another point they made was that if you are maintaining control while firing from retention, get as close to the subject as you can. It lessens the chance of inadvertently shooting yourself and being close allows you to maintain better control.

*By no means am I questioning the officer in the video, just providing some food for thought.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

18
D.O.T. / Re: Amazing reaction time and restraint
« on: February 27, 2019, 09:05:02 AM »
I can’t tell where did they guys gun go before he fell.  Cop had his hand in his own the whole time right?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
He dropped it as he was falling. It kinda gets slung into the grass away from the sidewalk.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

19
D.O.T. / Re: Amazing reaction time and restraint
« on: February 27, 2019, 07:12:14 AM »
Somebody get the guy from the porch a new set of britches. He’s gonna need em.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

20
D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 24, 2019, 06:19:20 PM »
He didn’t want to sell it to me, just wanted to sign the title and give it to me. I told him I’d take it once he didn’t need it anymore but he should keep it for now. If he gets rid of his Dodge he’d have to use his 02 Duramax (with 61k miles on it) for some actual work. That’d be terrible.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

21
D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 24, 2019, 03:39:26 PM »

Fired up dad’s old Dodge to move some stuff for my brother in law. It quickly reminded me why it got the nicknamed “the death trap”. Not too many years ago dad had every component of the brakes replaced with new parts. Still doesn’t stop worth a darn. He said if I wanted it I could just have it. Said he’s put about 40 miles on it since thanksgiving and other than the brakes his biggest complaint is that he can’t take it anywhere without someone wanting to buy it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

22
Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 18, 2019, 10:08:30 PM »
Glad the pre Ranger is back home Chief.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

23
Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 14, 2019, 07:42:58 AM »
That thing would look pretty mean with a HD truck hood on it and give some extra clearance just in case you wanted to throw a 12v Cummins in there.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

What a great idea Tex.

24
D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 13, 2019, 11:01:17 PM »
Sorry to hear that Chief. Hope it's not major, but remember, he's got a long way to go, you don't want to risk his potentially long list of accomplishments by pushing it too hard before he even enters high school. My knee in this weather is speaking for me, just so you know.
I’ll second that. At 22 I had a third left shoulder surgery and was told I needed a complete joint replacement. All because I wouldn’t sit out part of my freshman high school season and failed to properly vet the surgeon who performed my first surgery. This season, state championship or not, is not worth risking the rest of his career and going through life with a body part that hurts constantly and/or doesn’t function normally.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

25
D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 13, 2019, 12:05:21 AM »
Raising her right! That’s wonderful bear! Hope the knee injury is only minor Chief. How long until the next match?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

26
UTV's / Re: Time for an upgrade
« on: February 11, 2019, 07:12:43 AM »
What app is that you are using to track the fuel??
Fuelly.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

27
UTV's / Time for an upgrade
« on: February 09, 2019, 11:04:14 PM »
I haven’t done anything to thins machine other than use it, hard. It works great in the mountains. Still keeping my eyes open for a Ranger or Honda Pioneer 1000-5 because the tiny, non dump bed and locked rear end will be useless around the house.




Found a logging trail cut on the backside of the mountian I hunt a lot. It would cut my travel time by quite a bit so I gave it a shot a few days ago. I was by myself, no cell service, nobody knew exactly where I was so I lost my nerve on the last hill climb. When the front wheels hit these rocks the front end felt like it was getting a little light. The pic doesn’t do the hill justice.






Not that’s it’s all that important for a machine like this but I like to keep up with fuel mileage on everything. Overwhelming majority of the miles is up and down the mountian. About 1,000ft of elevation gain from cabin to where I hunt.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

28
D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 09, 2019, 01:08:46 PM »
But with all these things our vehicles own, in the long, long run we will be far better off. Dave, no way I'd part with a classic like that.
I also am on the need to do some repairs. Drivers step is somewhat boggered. Will need tires by summer, bumpers need paint. It has lots of rock chips out of the paint because of constantly off roading it and slinging mud.

But, since 2012 it has been paid for and delivering reliable service. I love it! Well, I like it alot...
Didn’t you just recently put tires on you LML Chief?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

29
D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 08, 2019, 10:14:37 PM »
Still cheaper than payments on a comparable, newer replacement. Even if you’ve spent $5k, that’s what, 6-8 months worth of payments on a L5P or non ragged out LML?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

30
D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 03, 2019, 02:27:35 PM »
Aw come on.  Nice weather, plenty of whiskey, place to shoot and no liberals at my place.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

But you just invited Ken..... I thought Shawn said he and H had a thing. 

31
D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 26, 2019, 04:28:06 PM »
What’s your method for getting the skin off of heart and tongue?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

32
D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 26, 2019, 03:39:10 PM »
Rotten luck Ken. Wife and I are having an afternoon date. We’ve got three deer in the freezer so if we can get one more we’ll make the whole thing into sausage and jerky. She’s in a tree stand near a trail that goes to a food plot and I’m overlooking this hillside that was logged last summer.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

33
D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 25, 2019, 10:47:49 PM »
Cooked up some deer heart at the station. Non of our wives will eat it so everybody brings theirs in to cook it at work. Soaked in Moore’s for a few hours then breaded in flour and corn meal.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

34
D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 25, 2019, 10:35:18 PM »
I spent 15 hours at work spraying a kitchen this color.

What do you guys think?

Building a $700K house and the wife says this is what she wants? Y


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Looks like what my wife wanted in our guest bathroom. She got it, and now agrees it looks awful.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

35
Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 Build Thread, Part 1
« on: January 22, 2019, 12:44:05 AM »
Prices of new SUVs are insane. Sadly, Duramax, or any other diesel trucks, have become a status symbol for a whole other type of people. Saw an example today. New Duramax Denali (still had temp tags), leveled, 35”ish Toyo‘s, hooked to a 10’ trailer loaded with a 2019 Polaris Ranger. Ranger was limited edition browning camo, lifted, arched a-arms, and 30” tires. Guy tried for what seemed like 10 minutes to back out of a nearly straight driveway. Pretty sure he put the trailer into the rear bumper not once, but twice. Easily had $80k into that setup but couldn’t back it thirty feet without creating an insurance claim.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

36
Firearms / Flash survey - what did you CC today
« on: January 20, 2019, 07:26:47 PM »
Heidi and I went to Cabela’s this afternoon to give mamma a few hours to herself. Replaced the LCP with a S&W Shield 9mm in a Milt Sparks Versamax 2. Spare mag rode in a Neomag. If y’all are like me and don’t like the size of a mag holder on your belt, the Neomag is worth a look.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

37
Firearms / Re: Flash survey - what did you CC today
« on: January 20, 2019, 10:51:50 AM »
Officially, we have a no firearms policy. Unofficially, it’s don’t ask don’t tell. LCP in the pocket keeps everyone happy.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

38
Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 20, 2019, 10:11:46 AM »
Tick born illnesses present in strange ways. That’s worth looking into. They checked me for all kinda of stuff related to ticks last summer when I went down. I was surprised to see how many different tick born illnesses there were.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

39
D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2019, 10:48:17 PM »
Spent all day in the fog searching for groceries on the hoof. Unsuccessful, but I gave the Kawasaki a good workout. Finally found a spot that required the front diff lock. That hill behind the machine drops off into a valley that had seen nothing but log skidders in over a year.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

40
Firearms / Re: .35rem “brush gun”
« on: January 17, 2019, 09:31:26 PM »
Nice! I have a soft spot for the .35 and have two of them. A pre cross bolt safety Marlin 336 and a Remington 14 carbine. The Remington rode in my grandpas saddle for several decades before being passed to my dad, and now to me.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

41
Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 16, 2019, 09:16:16 PM »
Hate to hear that Chief. Y’all have prayers coming from Alabama.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

42
Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:03:53 PM »
For some reason I thought I read you were going to a less aggressive tire for your trip. BFG mud terrains come in that size. https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=BFGoodrich&tireModel=Mud-Terrain+T%2FA+KM2&partnum=875QR7KM2RWLV2&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

43
Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:49:51 PM »
I don’t know how you feel about changing wheels but with the smaller lift you’re talking about a 285/75/17 might be worth a look.

Prices in that size range are also not outrageous. I was happy with these Coopers in 285/70/17 on H2 wheels.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Cooper&tireModel=Discoverer+AT3+XLT&partnum=875SR7DAXLT&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes



Come to think of it, I still have those 5 H2 wheels in my shed and nothing to mount them on.....

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

44
Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: January 11, 2019, 09:14:32 AM »
Its a little better once it gets to operating temp but still not fixed. I’ll go after the fuel filter next. When I bough this truck back in 1999 I put exhaust on it with hollowed out catalytic converters. I see part number for both upstream and downstream 02 sensors but I do not have a downstream sensor. Over the course of the last 20 years I’ve had several 02 sensors replaced. Wondering now if going back to an exhaust with both sensors would help?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

45
Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: January 11, 2019, 01:45:30 AM »
Truck started running rough recently. To the point that it will barely move out of its own tracks until I (eventually) get it to roughly 3k rpms. Then it picks up and accelerates at what feels like a fairly normal rate. Started today with some simple stuff. New plugs and wires, then coolant temp sensor. Started bending wrenches trying to pull the old 02 sensor out. It’s been salt welded so I moved on to fuel filter. Once I look closely I start thinking that the lines are so rusted I’m not sure they wouldn’t give up before the connections at the filter so I had to put that off until I get some time at home. Can’t take the chance of having a broken down and rusted out POV taking up space in the truck bay at the station.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

46
D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 02, 2019, 02:04:51 AM »
I need to keep up on that better. Just ran my big gen and was a bare to get going. Does the marine additive help with the ethanol?
Not sure about that, never used marine additive. My dad uses stuff made by Schaeffer lubricants. I believe it’s called soy shield. He’s also had pretty good luck with his small engine machines but the stuff he has gets used pretty often.

Just looked it up. Soy shield is for diesel fuels, soy ultra is for gas/ethanol blends.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

47
D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 01, 2019, 07:47:02 PM »
Everything at my house except automobiles gets 89 octane ethanol free gas. Everything that’s not used regularly gets started and ran to operating temperature about once a month if it’s not being used regularly. No troubles thus far.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

48
Construction and Building / Re: Hardwood floor refnishing
« on: December 28, 2018, 09:27:06 PM »
I sent one of those pictures to a guy who used to build cabinets for a livin.  He’s looked at a lot of grain in his day. Other than that I am of no use on this topic.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

49
D.O.T. / 2018 merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2018, 11:27:39 AM »
Merry Christmas gents!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

50
Parenting / Re: Christmas gifts for the kiddies, what did you get for them?
« on: December 20, 2018, 10:50:58 AM »
Mine is a 20v but not the xr version.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 13