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UTV's / Re: Time for an upgrade
« on: October 16, 2018, 01:00:03 PM »
That?s the way my 700 was. 40hp. I drove a 570 3 seater last weekend. Although it?s only rated at 44 HP it felt much better suited to the type of terrain I drive on. I suspect the bigger single cylinder engine makes power at lower rpm than the 700 twin.


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UTV's / Time for an upgrade
« on: October 16, 2018, 12:14:09 AM »
In the last 4 days I?ve missed out on two good deals because I couldn?t get off work. They weren?t meant to be but I think if I hold out long enough I?ll find a 900 crew instead of a 570. I think the 44hp 570 will be plenty for my driving style these days but I would pony up some extra cash for the 68hp 900 engine. Plus, the 900 has 1.5? more ground clearance and larger tires from the factory. That would certainly help here in the hills.

Ken, if you see this will you remind me again which machine you have? Seems like I remember you turbocharging one of these things.

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UTV's / Time for an upgrade
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:12:36 PM »
So last week I accidentally sold my 2009 700XP Polaris Ranger. I immediately regretted that decision but there?s nothing I can do about it now. It?s at a new home in Georgia and a good man is using it to take his 12 year old son to hunting spots they couldn?t previously get to.

My criteria for the new machine is:
?Seating for 3 at a minimum (myself, HH6, and a car seat. 4-6 seats is even better.
?The ability to lock both front a rear differentials
?Minimum of 10? factory ground clearance. With aftermarket wheels and tires my last machine had 12? and would occasionally scrape on rocks. If I have to add a small lift and tires that?s no problem.
?Under $9,500

Right now it looks like I am limited to a Ranger 570 crew. I like the Honda Pioneer but I keep reading about people having heat issues in the cab. The Kawasaki Mule Pro-fxt and Honda Pioneer 1000-5 both have fold up rear seats but they also both get $12,500+ on the used market.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:51:48 PM »
There?s been a lot going on here in the last month since I?ve been around. To everyone having medical problems, I will say a prayer tonight. Sorry to hear about the granddaughter and the dog Chief, that?s a thought situation. Like most, cold fronts also moving through here, high of 75 today. It was wonderful.

Mom is fighting hard against some metastatic bone cancer. Spent a couple months with some experimental drugs that didn?t work so she decided to stop messing around and go the chemo route 3 weeks ago. Found out yesterday that a bunch of markers are still elevated in relation to her last visit so we?re not sure what?s going on now. I wish such bad things didn?t happen to such wonderful people.

Today my father in law shot some rifles and shotguns. Sighting in for deer season and polishing some shotgun skills for a quail hunt next month. The quail hunt was gifts from our wives. Wonderful women they are.


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CIEMR / Re: Nike picks Kapernick!
« on: September 04, 2018, 08:51:34 PM »
If I had a pair I would find some way to destroy them.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 22, 2018, 03:28:31 PM »
Taser taser taser!!!


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 22, 2018, 01:07:30 PM »
All of the things I need to shoot at night can be coaxed, or baited, to within 100yds but I don?t want to just throw away $500 on junk either.

Maybe the do actually use that WiFi name thinking that other people will think, ?no way they?d use that name? and connect to it.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 22, 2018, 12:03:57 PM »
Seems to good to be true. ATN was always a lower end optic compared to the mil spec stuff.

I?ve not looked seriously at them for a while so I would go over to arfcom and search around the forums or snipershide to get the skinny.


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I?ll do that. The features and images on their website don?t seem possible for a $600 night vision optic.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 22, 2018, 09:44:37 AM »
Anybody have any experience with these? Saw one locally on clearance (still new in box) but I cannot return it so I?m hesitant to take the risk.

https://www.atncorp.com/x-sight2-hd-day-night-rifle-scope-3-14x


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Firearms / Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 16, 2018, 03:22:50 PM »
I called Rugged and they do not recommend shooting rimfire calibers though their centerfire cans since they are so dirty.

But....this thing is rated for full-auto, belt fed, up to 30-06 and 300RUM in bolt action or other repeater. I don?t reckon an ultrasonic cleaner will hurt it.


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Firearms / Re: Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 16, 2018, 02:11:01 PM »
Could it be lead fouling from the 22LR that is the issue?  Not too many people using fully jacketed 22LR out there.


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I believe this is more of the issue. I didn?t read anything about avoiding 22lr in the literature I received. Maybe I?ll look again or send he company an email just to make sure.


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Firearms / Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:39:32 PM »
I really need to get one. I can shoot in the garage and no one else can hear it, but boy is it loud in the garage. It would be nice to do some shooting and not have my ears ringing. Would make it easier teaching the kids too. Plus there is the cool factor.


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This is money well spent.

https://www.larue.com/products/peltor-tactical-sport-ear-muffs/

If you order through LaRue you?ll get a bottle of Dillo Dust and other goodies in the box. Mine are 7 years old now and still work like new. I don?t shoot anything without them.

One of the reason I wanted a suppressor is so that my daughter won?t be startled by the noise when she starts shooting.


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Firearms / Re: Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:31:22 PM »
Puts a smile on your face doesn?t it??!!

Love suppressed 22s. For several reasons. :-)


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It sure does.


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Firearms / Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 14, 2018, 08:47:11 PM »
I decided on the Ruger American. I would?ve bought a 10/22 takedownbut they didn?t have one in stock. https://youtu.be/-nkZ-dyIsEk
It?s a good bit quieter than the video makes it sound.

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Firearms / Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 12, 2018, 07:39:19 PM »
Thanks for the clarification. I thought some of the sound of the powder ignition escaped out of the action. I did see today that ruger makes a 10/22 takedown with a threaded barrel. That may sway me to a semi-auto. I?ll price one when I get off work Tuesday.


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Firearms / Re: Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 12, 2018, 03:22:00 PM »
I?ve read a couple places that semi autos are louder than locked breach actions when suppressed. That?s the main reason I?m looking at bolt actions.


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Firearms / Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 12, 2018, 08:00:40 AM »
Just saw that Marlin also makes a rimfire with threaded barrel. I have one of these in a 17hmr and that thing is incredibly accurate. I hate that the barrel is 4-5.5? longer than the Ruger and Savage. https://www.marlinfirearms.com/rimfire/xt-series/model-xt-22rz


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Firearms / Re: Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 12, 2018, 06:11:43 AM »

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Firearms / Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 12, 2018, 05:57:58 AM »
Rugged Razor 7.62. It was last years Christmas present from my wife. We bought it during a promotion last fall so it had an two additional 1/2x28 muzzle devices and a 5.56 end cap included with it.
https://www.silencershop.com/rugged-suppressors-razor-7-62.html





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Firearms / Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 11, 2018, 11:15:43 PM »
Now that my suppressor is out of jail I?m looking for a factory threaded, 22 bolt gun to play around with and to use for dispatching critters in the yard. I have several 22 rifles already but non that I am willing to have cut on.

Place local to me has the Ruger American compact with threaded barrel on sale for $279. I also saw a Savage for $239. What else should I be looking at that is comparable to those two?


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And tlane?


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If I had that much time invested in a project I don?t think I could just part it out and end it.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:23:57 AM »
As seen in Missouri while I was there - Duck rides might not be so popular anymore!  Who?s the dumb ass who thought windows on the side was a good idea?
I grew up in southern Missouri and remember seeing those boats all the time when I was a kid. When I first heard about that tragedy I could not understand how so many people died. All the ones I ever saw were open tops with just a canopy. When I saw the video later it all made sense. The thing they were riding in the day it sank was a death trap.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:20:39 AM »
Eventful day, Jeep is still down waiting on DS which is supposed to show up tomorrow if fedex doesn?t screw that up & I?m not hopeful.

So took my better half to work, on the way there one of my moms friends called. My mother lost her mind, literally did not know where she was or who she was but she thought she was 24! EMS took her to hospital, initially they thought she had a stroke although she had passed all the cognitive tests, raise arms, smile etc.

So after several hours & speaking with a neighbor friend we think she had a severe migraine, potentially took too many of some med as well. As of this evening she knew who she was & who my wife and I are. Kudos to my wife and her management / nurse skills. I had to go to the mountain to pick up the lathe & was out of cell service most of the day.

I got this inspected and picked up



On way home grabbed wife unit & we discussed my mom further. She is 69, for some time we?ve questioned if she didn?t have early onset Alzheimer?s? So she was also diagnosed with a UTI, my nurse wife read directly from an Alzheimer?s website that in elderly with early onset getting a UTI can cause the dementia to is essence flare up. So there?s that, she was admitted and will be let go tomorrow. They ran some tests, mri & blood work up. So we?ll see where this goes.
I?ve seen uti cause altered mental status on several occasions. I can see where it could cause an increase in the outwardly visible symptoms if one were suffering from dementia but I don?t think it?s necessarily an indicator of the disease.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 08, 2018, 11:05:12 PM »
Very cool about the grandson. Fine looking young man.

Finally sent a few rounds through my suppressor between rain showers. I enjoyed the heck out of it and am really looking forward a 300blk sbr now. After that I had bagpipe lessons. Our department is starting a pipes and drums band and I volunteered to wear a kilt. Learning to play the bagpipes is just a bonus.


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 30, 2018, 09:30:48 PM »
1:20 of this video shows both the 7 pin and the flat connector in the rear bumper.
https://youtu.be/rTYmTfdzs1c


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 30, 2018, 09:11:42 PM »
Not Ken but the 2017 I test drove before I bought the Rebel did. It was recessed into the bumper. It was a SLT, not a Denali. Not sure if that makes a difference.

Got some good news from the ATF. Hunting season will be a little quieter in my neck of the woods this year.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 28, 2018, 09:40:10 PM »
Done deal. Traded the Traverse on a Tahoe.

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Looks like quite the upgrade Jon. Congratulations.

Small improvement here today. Hopefully be good to go by next weekend.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 26, 2018, 11:01:35 PM »
Hope you?re gtg soon Nate.

Always heard it should run 100 above ambient but I?m guessing 220 on asphalt.

Still have no strength in my hands or arms. Had to have my wife open ziplock bag for me this morning. Honestly getting a little worried now. First follow up visit tomorrow.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 25, 2018, 09:01:53 PM »
Shift kit in an Acadia is pretty freakin cool. I had to spend the night in the hospital last night. Monday morning I woke up with some pretty severe joint pain and stiffness in places where I usually don?t hurt. By noon I felt like I would be a liability at work so I went home. By yesterday afternoon the pain and weakness had spread to my muscles and was bad enough I had to use both hands to turn door knobs and walking down stairs was a challenge. As of now the dr suspects I have a some sort of blood illness from being bitten by a tick. I haven?t seen a tick in months but who knows. This morning they?re going to start another round of tests to try and narrow it down. They kept me over night because I had a high fever, pulse of 161, systolic pressure reaching 200, and was showings signs of kidney malfunction. Those are all far from normal for me.


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Holy freakin' crap!

On my prayer list. Feeling any better? getting to the for sure cause?
Shift kit in an Acadia is pretty freakin cool. I had to spend the night in the hospital last night. Monday morning I woke up with some pretty severe joint pain and stiffness in places where I usually don?t hurt. By noon I felt like I would be a liability at work so I went home. By yesterday afternoon the pain and weakness had spread to my muscles and was bad enough I had to use both hands to turn door knobs and walking down stairs was a challenge. As of now the dr suspects I have a some sort of blood illness from being bitten by a tick. I haven?t seen a tick in months but who knows. This morning they?re going to start another round of tests to try and narrow it down. They kept me over night because I had a high fever, pulse of 161, systolic pressure reaching 200, and was showings signs of kidney malfunction. Those are all far from normal for me.


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Dang man! what's their line of thinking, lyme? Hope they figure it out quick and that it's not that new thing they're talking about on the news where you recover but then you're allergic to meat for the rest of your life. praying for you.

They still don?t know what caused all of this but still leading with tick born illness. Thankfully not Rocky Mountain spotted fever as I had red meat for breakfast. Vitals returned to normal. Sent me home with meds. I?m still having a hard time using my hands and fingers. Thank you gents for the prayers.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 25, 2018, 07:50:45 AM »
Thank you gentlemen. The doctor said they have seen cases of anaplasmosis here in Alabama. Black leg ticks can cause it but they?re only found in Northern California. Deer ticks will also cause anaplasmosis but are usually found more in the northeast. A friend of mine got rocky Mountian spotted fever 3 years ago but I don?t think that is the case. I ate red meat Sunday and didn?t have any signs or complications.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 25, 2018, 07:26:01 AM »
Shift kit in an Acadia is pretty freakin cool. I had to spend the night in the hospital last night. Monday morning I woke up with some pretty severe joint pain and stiffness in places where I usually don?t hurt. By noon I felt like I would be a liability at work so I went home. By yesterday afternoon the pain and weakness had spread to my muscles and was bad enough I had to use both hands to turn door knobs and walking down stairs was a challenge. As of now the dr suspects I have a some sort of blood illness from being bitten by a tick. I haven?t seen a tick in months but who knows. This morning they?re going to start another round of tests to try and narrow it down. They kept me over night because I had a high fever, pulse of 161, systolic pressure reaching 200, and was showings signs of kidney malfunction. Those are all far from normal for me.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 22, 2018, 10:54:51 AM »
       I have been so busy once we got home from vacation. I haven't kept up on what up on here.
       Something killed all my chickens and most of my ducks while we were away. I set traps out. The critters just roll the traps over and shake out the bait. So OK fine. I just kept feeding them all week. Hot dogs and marshmallows. Tonight I staked the traps down and hung the bait in there. The easy supper wont be so easy this time.
    With the chickens all gone I started fresh. I went and got 1 sheep, 4 Geese, 11 ducks and 2 hens. One with babies, one sitting on eggs. Did a major no no and moved the nest. The guy I got them from was moving so it had to be done. We will see what happens.
     Picked up a new job trucking. Hauling rock for a big construction company on a highway job. Not a great paying job but its picking up the slack from the crop prices.
     Some of you might remember me saying my mother in law was moving up here to Nebraska from Kentucky. She is adjusting pretty well so far. She can,t stand driving by a hog confinement or feed lot. She holds her nose. We laugh and say thats the smell of money!
   
We lost our second Barred Rock last night. Down to 19 chickens and 1 rooster now. I?ve had a cage trap out but nothing has messed with it so I?m thinking it?s a fox. We?ve seen them in the yard several times and had pictures of them on game cameras back in the winter.



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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: millennial boo hoo
« on: July 19, 2018, 11:04:51 PM »
Alabama: we?re good at college football, bbq, and pissing off whiney liberal hippies. .


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 16, 2018, 04:30:58 PM »
Just put a ham in our new to us Traeger. Smoked 3 racks of ribs the first night, salmon last night, and now a ham. This thing is wonderful.






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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 14, 2018, 10:51:26 PM »
Ol junk lights and new cheapo from Costco



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I hope yours hold up better than mine did. I replaced both of our motion lights with those a few months ago and they?re both going out already.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 13, 2018, 07:41:08 AM »
Buddy of mine took this video yesterday in town. Bear sightings are becoming more and more common here in Alabama.
https://youtu.be/ENxvAyz22cg


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 12, 2018, 12:06:07 PM »
What?s wrong with the redwood interior Ken? We found a 2015 with it but felt this one was a better deal.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 12, 2018, 09:38:02 AM »
Charcoal is a pretty color, the redwood interior really sets them off too.

Does that year have the hydraulic suspension on the limited?
Yes it does. I think Toyota call it XREAS and it works very well. It feels similar to the air suspension on the Rebel I had but better. We drove a 2015 Trail edition with a Toytec suspension system and a new 2018 without XREAS and neither one rode as good as this one on the road.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:04:50 PM »
Found a good deal on my wife a new ?Mom car?. 2013 4runner limited with 65k miles on it. Purchased from somebody?s grandmother for payoff. She got all the bells and whistles she wanted and I got the only thing I wanted which was 4x4.

So far I am impressed with this thing. Rides much better than I thought it would.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 09, 2018, 08:44:49 PM »
That?s some funny stuff right there.


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:35:09 AM »
Is that sand or smoke?

Late last night a real deal rocket scientist slipped up a little and poured diluted mineral spirits on potassium. Potassium and water don?t play nice with one another.


Luckily he wasn?t hurt but the building was a pain to ventilate.

Started my truck search hard and heavy again today and found two possibles. A gold colored 2004.5 LLY long bed with cloth seats. 145k miles with an asking price of $17,800. He other one is a white 2005 LLY short bed with leather. 94k miles and he?s asking $20,500. Both 1 owner southern trucks so no rust. The 05 sounds like a better deal but the original owner was a smoker. It has new leather on the front seats and a new headliner but it supposedly has a little smoke smell left. A coworker who owns some rental houses swears an ozone generator will get rid of the smell. Anyone have experience with that?


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D.O.T. / Happy Independence Day y'all
« on: July 04, 2018, 03:26:25 PM »
You?re correct about him being released Nate. That was the second guy he?d knocked stiff as a board that day.

About 2:37 into this video is that he other one.
https://youtu.be/tgWmSUjDou8

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 04, 2018, 06:25:44 AM »
Definitely wasn?t his first rodeo. I?ve tried to spread gravel like that and it ain?t easy.

Happy 4th gentlemen.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:17:54 PM »
Haven?t seen your plans but probably so. It?s only 6 acres so it?s just big enough to be a pain in the rear but not big enough to do much on. This place is all about the dead end into the mountain. That way hopefully people will leave us alone.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:47:50 PM »
We put in an offer on a small piece of property that dead ends into a mountain to the north and east and is bordered by a creek on the west. Don?t know if they?ll accept but we?re hopeful. If it?s in God?s plan it?ll work out.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:55:21 PM »
Happy Father?s Day gents.


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Build Threads / 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 14, 2018, 07:58:23 PM »
Guy at work was having his windows tinted today so I had him do mine while he was here.




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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 14, 2018, 03:31:15 PM »
Get someone to sit in the truck, running w/ the tires on the ground and get low enough to see the steering under the front end. have them gently move the wheel back and forth without moving the tires and watch the movement in the tie rod ends, pittman arm (out of the steering box), idler arm and drag link ends. most likely all of those ends are shot. https://www.amazon.com/Steering-Suspension-Chevrolet-1988-1991-Adjusting/dp/B074Q38KKK/ref=au_as_r?_encoding=UTF8&Make=Chevrolet%7C47&Model=K1500%7C454&Year=1989%7C1989&ie=UTF8&n=15684181&newVehicle=1&s=automotive&vehicleId=9&vehicleType=automotive super cheap, I'm sure there are higher quality out there, but this is the 1st one I came upon. Knowing what I know about Chevrolet IFS, I would just do it all. you're experiencing bump steer and wander from worn out steering, most likely pittman arm and idler are shot. you should have very little to no movement in any of those connections.

$85 for all that? Kinda worries me just thinking about people running down the road with parts that cheap.  :facepalm:

The truck has some bump steer but it is different than the twist I feel when the suspension compresses. I'll slowly start acquiring steering parts. The poor ol thing needs it.

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:23:19 PM »
Yeah but the lift / tire & wheels were cool..... :likebutton:

For sure it was. And when young ladies grow up in a place with nothing but cattle and trees for 100 miles in any direction they dig lifted trucks. Truth be told that's probably why I did it.

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