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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: Today at 10:46:16 PM »
LOL JR, I might.  one month out of the week when they are all "in sync".  Either there or the shipping container....

I hope that while the knee is healing I can be building the cabinet doors.  Once the shower is done, its just paint in the bath, install the toilet and trim and hook up the drain and supply plumbing.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: Today at 09:43:55 PM »
I have a backup plan in case I don't finish.......

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Share Your Recipe / Re: easy dorito pie
« on: Today at 09:01:41 PM »
Might be worth trying to blind bake the crust and then add the Filling


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: Today at 08:52:26 PM »
Took off today and Monday to try to get some progress in since Tuesday I go in for knee surgery and won’t be able to squat or kneel for 4 weeks. Got trim pieces and drawers varnished and some progress on the shower



Seat was cut to small so they have to recut it and the curb top.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 20, 2019, 07:53:37 AM »
Norm and I were texting Saturday. Seems fine. Spending money on Miss Kay’s toys


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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Bataan Death march
« on: March 20, 2019, 06:46:18 AM »
Super cool!


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban Bumpers
« on: March 20, 2019, 06:25:10 AM »
Don, consider taking it to LineX. They have a newer UV stabilized bed liner guaranteed for life against UV fade and they have the ability to reduce the texture down to a minimum so it doesn’t hold dirt like a normal bed liner would.

The did the steps on my Dually when I went from chrome to black. There’s one near you in Erlanger


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban Bumpers
« on: March 19, 2019, 11:55:44 AM »
Factory wheels should be 4.56. Maybe like you did for the mount, you could tack a second ring around the smaller one in the event he changes back to a hub centric factory type wheels?


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 19, 2019, 06:56:56 AM »
Not sure what you mean that an overhead console not sold?

My 01 2500hd has an overhead console and I even took the home link garage door opener insert from a same year suburban to put in it since the trucks didn’t come with built in remote , only a compartment that held a big garage door remote and a door that had a button on it that aligned with the remote button inside so that when pressed it actuated the garage door remote.


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban Bumpers
« on: March 19, 2019, 06:47:02 AM »
Looks good. Hub should be 116mm or 4.56 inches.


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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: March 19, 2019, 06:38:01 AM »
Nate do you reverse seat the burgers?


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 19, 2019, 06:37:14 AM »
Hilarious. Well done Dave!


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 18, 2019, 09:10:28 PM »
Thought maybe that you saw it on TV!


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 18, 2019, 08:44:08 PM »
is that true?  May need to buy one...

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D.O.T. / Re: SpaceX launch
« on: March 18, 2019, 08:43:08 PM »
Good stuff.  Understood

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CIEMR / Re: 6.6L GAS!
« on: March 18, 2019, 07:40:51 PM »
So basically they took the 6.2 in my denali and bumped the displacement and lowered the compression and put it in the HD.....

That along with the AFM will give it better mileage potential.  My Denali gets 25 on the highway thanks to the cylinder deactivation

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 18, 2019, 08:00:16 AM »
I'll take them on a hike in the national forest to show them the big hole I dug....

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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: March 18, 2019, 07:58:38 AM »
Pay no mind to Ken....he's been in FL wearing shorts with black dress socks and flip flops....

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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: March 18, 2019, 07:56:33 AM »
Nice to have a builder that seems to be squared away Shawn.  Looking good

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 17, 2019, 09:24:16 PM »
Yes. and now you know why I have guns. Lots of guns.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 17, 2019, 07:23:44 PM »
At THE rodeo to see. George Strait



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CIEMR / Re: 12 places to invest money in the next election cycles
« on: March 17, 2019, 04:25:52 PM »
Shawn, always have a backup plan...and an exit strategy.  We either fix it voting or we wind up like Venezuela.

I agree with Ken.  The election of Trump was exactly that.  And what has the RINO and Libs completely freaked out, to think the populous is trying to take back the swamp and slide down to socialism.

I do not think we can convert enough people to conservative values to overcome the public education system which is stacked in favor or brainwashing our children.  We have to take back education as well, which is why Besty DeVos was so hated as Trump's pick for Ed Sec.

In the end, it may come to violence, it may come to the collapse of america or it may be the second coming.  I plan on being prepared in any event.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban Bumpers
« on: March 17, 2019, 04:17:36 PM »
Good thoughts.  Thanks for sharing.

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Brad at Calvin’s bit they don’t do hard parts anymore. They just do tuning.

If I were to do another it would be Mike L at Inglewood. Not sure how close he is to you but he’s in CA.

Calvin’s was about 150 miles from me in Sulphur LA and I would drive there for repairs and tuning.  They were good.


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I like!  The non tapered looking spokes are beefy looking

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Build Threads / Re: The Bus
« on: March 16, 2019, 10:33:55 PM »
Goal would be 700-750 RWHP reliable, driveable and towable.  Trans is already built for it.  It will handle 850


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Build Threads / Re: The Bus
« on: March 16, 2019, 07:36:38 PM »
Well, Think I may have just scored some LLY Heads and valve covers for $250

As soon as the never ending casita project is over I can start focusing on building the frankenmotor LB7 block I have and some LLY heads.  Nothing outrageous just studded bottom and top with Wagler rods and compounds with 50% injectors and a stroker CP3


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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: March 16, 2019, 06:18:34 PM »
Shawn you have a gantry crane or a forklift?


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 16, 2019, 01:58:44 PM »
Watching the daughter clean up at the dance competition.



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CIEMR / 12 places to invest money in the next election cycles
« on: March 16, 2019, 10:51:09 AM »
Dave I don’t disagree that it could be a slippery slope but it’s the current law.

The law is clear and you can read it here.

https://fairus.org/issue/fact-sheet-national-emergencies-military-construction-authority-and-border-barrier

It’s not trumps fault congress passed the law. But he damn sure intends to use it to accomplish the mission.


It’s congress’s job to change the law if they don’t like it. They all talk about ignoring immigration laws but none have the guts to actually legislate a change. (Patriot act also needs to be revisited.  Secret courts and invasion of privacy are serious threats to our democratic republic) Until then it’s not within their purview. That belongs to the courts. Just because Lee might think it could be used in the future by a dem and doesn’t want to set precedent doesn’t mean Dems won’t do it anyway. Just look at all the illegal executive order as that BHO issued. Dems do what it takes to win, period.

They all knew it was going to wind up in SCOTUS anyway. 

That’s one thing I can say about the Dems. They march in lock step. Which is why we keep getting our ass kicked because limp wristed, no backbone republicans “have a conscience”


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 16, 2019, 10:45:52 AM »
I do another version I got from MeatHead. It has more sugar, less pepper and some rosemary powder.


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CIEMR / 12 places to invest money in the next election cycles
« on: March 16, 2019, 08:25:26 AM »
This is, indeed a Coffee Induced Early Morning Rant.  Up at 0300 and well caffinated

I'm am sick and tired, no, very angry that supposed Republican's continue to fail to support our President.  The facts are clear and the law is clear.

You can research border facts here.  https://www.fairus.org/issues/illegal-immigration

Ken and I live in border states and can attest to the degrading cities that are a result of unchecked mass illegal immigration.

These so called republicans voted against the president and its time to send them a message and send them home for not supporting the most conservative president we've had since Regan.  I'll come back and update with their re-election years since they werent up for reelection in 2020 they thought they could weather the storm.  We will not forget.

Especially Rubio.  That jackass should have learned from his failed presidential bid.  The only reason he lost is because people remembered he signed on to the Gang of Eight amnesty bill.


 Here are the 12 GOP senators who defied Trump and voted in favor of the resolution and their statements. 



    Rand Paul of Kentucky: "Every single Republican I know decried President Obama's use of executive power to legislate. We were right then. But the only way to be an honest officeholder is to stand up for the same principles no matter who is in power."

    Mitt Romney of Utah: "We experienced a similar erosion of congressional authority with President Obama's unilateral immigration orders — which I strenuously opposed. In the case before us now, where Congress has enacted specific policy, to consent to an emergency declaration would be both inconsistent with my beliefs and contrary to my oath to defend the constitution."

    Marco Rubio of Florida: "We have an emergency at our border, which is why I support the president''s use of forfeiture funds and counter-drug money to build a wall. However, I cannot support moving funds that Congress explicitly appropriated for construction and upgrades of our military bases. This would create a precedent a future president may abuse to jumpstart programs like the Green New Deal, especially given the embrace of socialism we are seeing on the political left."

    Mike Lee of Utah: "This is not about the president. This is not about my disagreement with or disapproval of the president or his approach to border security or his approach to build a barrier along our southern border. I think all those things need to happen. But this law, Mr. President, is wrong. It's not President Trump's fault. It's Congress'. We need to change it."

    Roy Blunt of Missouri: "This issue will be settled in the courts. That could take months and result in future Presidents having emergency authority to use in other ways...I was aggressively opposed to the Obama administration's attempts to circumvent Congress's appropriating authority to prop up Obamacare. The same principle should apply regardless of which party occupies the White House."

    Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania: "This is not about border security.It's about the process the president has chosen for funding that policy...The biggest concern is that it's very, very important that we honor the constitutional responsibility that is assigned to Congress to determine spending."

    Lisa Murkowski of Alaska: "I take very seriously my oath to uphold the Constitution, and my respect for the balance within the separation of powers. Article 1 provides that the power to appropriate lies with the legislative branch...We can and must address the President's very legitimate concerns over border security, but we must not do it at the expense of ceding Congress' power of the purse."

    Susan Collins of Maine: "By declaring a national emergency, the President's action comes into direct conflict with Congress' authority to determine the appropriation of funds — a power vested in Congress by the framers of our Constitution in Article 1, Section IX. That is why this issue is not about strengthening our border security, a goal that I support..Rather, Mr. President, it is a solemn occasion involving whether or not this body will stand up for its institutional prerogatives and will support the separation of powers enshrined in our Constitution."

    Roger Wicker of Mississippi: "I am concerned about the precedent an emergency declaration sets, which might empower a future liberal President to declare emergencies to enact gun control or to address 'climate emergencies,' or even to tear down the wall we are building today...The system of checks and balances established by the Founders has preserved our democracy. It is essential that we protect this balance even when it is frustrating or inconvenient."

    Rob Portman of Ohio: "The Congress, not the president, has the sole authority to determine how to spend the money. Although there is a crisis on the southern border, we are not in war time. Today I will vote to support the disapproval resolution."

    Lamar Alexander of Tennessee: "I support the president on border security...But his declaration to take an additional $3.6 billion that Congress has appropriated for military hospitals, barracks and schools is inconsistent with the US Constitution that I swore an oath to support and defend...This declaration is a dangerous precedent."

    Jerry Moran of Kansas: "I share President Trump's goal of securing our borders, but expanding the powers of the presidency beyond its constitutional limits is something I cannot support."

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 16, 2019, 08:13:19 AM »
wow,  aerials really tell the story

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban Bumpers
« on: March 16, 2019, 05:10:21 AM »
I'm hoping this is not DOTing too badly, but I've had bumpers with and with out the tubes/brush guards.  I've debated whether they are really functional.  If running into a branch it only delays the impact to the fender as it bounces off the guard.  if you hit someone or something really hard it might reduce the amount of damage to the sheet metal but it's going to bend up.  Add to that the difficulty in cleaning the front of the vehichle from the tubes (and is some cases expanded metal grates) in front.

Wondering what the builder has to say about the usefulness of the tubes?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 16, 2019, 04:54:30 AM »
No Dave, not kidding.  I recorded the episode and rewound it and watched it about 100 times as he dumped the ingredients in the bowl.  He was using standard plastic containers so I estimated ratios based on container side.  I think it turned out ok.

Shawn,  Thats a pretty neat bench.  Bamboo top?  That's a welding table upgrade for Don!  What was your source and what did it set you back?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 15, 2019, 09:43:24 PM »
Dave, sure hope you like it.

I stole it off diners, drive ins and dives.  I estimated the amounts from watching them dump it in the bowl.

I call it DDD (triple D)

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Hide Site / Hide site, retirement site.
« on: March 15, 2019, 04:59:40 PM »
Thanks guys. Today’s agenda was remainder of the trim in the living area around the pocket door, the arches over the doors and the drawer fronts install.

Found my first real mistake. I’d never framed a pocket door before and used a kit.  A cheap kit but it’s what the door place had. As I trimmed it out I realized it’s about 1-1-2 inches shorter than the closet door. The video from the mfg on YouTube I watched didn’t show a 2x4 wall plate at the bottom so I attached the uprights directly to the subfloor and now it’s 1-1/2 inches lower than it should be. It looks good and other than the height difference there aren’t any problems. It’s way too late to fix now. If it keeps eating at me I’ll take the closet door out and cut it down 1-1/2 inches to match. There’s enough molding to cover the gap.



I also bought all the waste and supply plumbing for the sinks.

I also ordered more rough cut pine to make the cabinet doors next.

Punch list:
Fabricate cabinet doors,Stain varnish and install
Install finish plumbing- supply and waste for sinks
Buy and install ceiling fans
Install drawers and fronts on vanity
Run conduit and circuit for sewage lift station
Reconnect shower drain after plumbing a valve in it to divert grey water to the area out back (10 teenage girls can over power a septic with showers)
Handrail on steps to porch
Install railing at top of stairs
Finish tiling shower and grout.
Finish plumbing in shower
Have a glass enclosure fabricated for the shower
Install toilet
Install vanity lights and mirror
Install towel racks and toilet paper holder
Install backsplash
Build and install upper cabinets in kitchen



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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 15, 2019, 07:50:53 AM »
Good times Dave.

Congrats Ken. Is that a pay raise?

What’s the back story on the MIL and is she ok?


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:02:59 PM »
So the actual teardown is easy and straight forward. The snap rings presented the only challenge

A rubber plug covers the snap ring, and then there are two speed sensors on the output shaft. Odd, but the MA vid only showed one, but my NP246 definitely had two

Anyone ever tell you , that you could be a hand model??......no...thought not..

It probably has 2 sensors becaus they knew it was going to a pilot. One for airspeed and one for ground speed.....


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: March 14, 2019, 12:41:28 PM »
Here’s the kitchen




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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: March 14, 2019, 11:31:55 AM »
Well granite guys called yesterday and said they’d be here this morning!  Wow. One place in east texas that moves with a sense of urgency.




Just about done with drawer fronts. Gonna have to get some more wood milled to make the doors.


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 14, 2019, 11:29:44 AM »
Well that’ll test your tie downs!


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 14, 2019, 07:48:07 AM »
Hope you didn’t put her  there Ken....

Jon, stay safe!


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 13, 2019, 08:56:55 PM »
Hey Ken. Any experience with the active engine mounts on the Odyssey (Touring, if that matters ). Lots of vibration at idle. Seem like engine mounts.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 13, 2019, 08:54:53 PM »
God no.  That’s the 14 year old minivan


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 13, 2019, 07:28:45 PM »
Today was a tough day. Had my 15 year old behind the wheel for only the second time.




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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: March 13, 2019, 11:49:13 AM »
Trying to replicate the cabinets in the main house has me doing things in a weird order. Made the boxes then installed and then made face frames and then stained and varnish the face frame. Not ideal but it works.

So made some progress on the trim. And got quite a few drawer fronts made. I only have two sets of pipe clamps so it’s slow going as I alternate between other work and gluing up drawer fronts.




Now I have to make the arch tops for the doors, trim the pocket door height and a few other little details.

I’m doing anything I can to avoid the shower tile.

Countertop guys are fabricating the counters and hope that’s about 1-2 weeks out. I can almost. Almost see the finish line.




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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 13, 2019, 08:39:16 AM »
You started at 1pm and finished the next day at 11:30am?


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Wheat is a softer taste and probably why I’m not as fond of Maker’s.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 12, 2019, 06:54:53 AM »
What did you rub on that Tex.  I have some ribs I need to cook up


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Here’s the rub

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup Paprika
1/4 cup garlic powder
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup cayenne pepper
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 cup cumin
1/4 cup onion powder
1/4 cup salt
1 Tablespoon allspice
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon nutmeg

Although I don't put salt in my rubs anymore. I salt an hour or so before seasoning


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