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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Brotherhood
« on: April 27, 2018, 12:33:09 PM »
Thank you. All of you.

Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 26, 2018, 05:59:43 PM »
I think you're echoing Nate on that one Ryan, but he's too stubborn to listen to reason... doing it the hard way is like a penance or something :rolleyes:

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 26, 2018, 10:52:36 AM »
That's really cool Nate.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 24, 2018, 10:20:13 AM »
Still at work, still sucking... almost over.
OK, I guess I'm captain positive today

But, at least YOU HAVE WORK (and income)

Give thanks to the Lord that you have that job, that you get tired doing a good days work, and that you get to come home to a "home" and a beautiful family

See, I fixed it! ;-))))

I have work(s) and income(s), and you're right, I AM grateful from the looking back perspective. And the Home and beautiful family part aren't wrong either. Just kinda hard to see it when you're elbows deep in the muck, so to speak. Thanks for adding perspective sir. 

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 23, 2018, 06:35:22 PM »
Still at work, still sucking... almost over.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:50:20 PM »
She's a beach combing fanatic! She has a "smartphone watch" that allows her to call me, mom and brother, and GPS tracks her, so Momma bear is comfortable with her going out on her own, so she takes the dog and is gone for hours sometimes. never have to worry because she calls every 15 min to tell us what she's found of course.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:45:45 PM »
In our case, which I'm sure is unique, the main sponsor has collected donated cars over the years and has several shipping containers with custom racks to hold the cars and donates them to the cause to get the kids involved. A $25 registration fee and you're off and running. You could buy your own car kit and build yourself, but for the earlier stock classes, and for a first outing, it just makes sense to take advantage of what's being offered. She'll have done twice as much work as a kid with a new car, because she had to strip it down first from complete. we'll turn it back in when she's done, with her signature added to the inside of the body of the kids that have raced before her, and the cycle will continue.

Sophie definitely has her I-pad moments when she's inside, but she'd rather be outside doing something, so we're very lucky there. If the sun and the tide is out, so is she.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:37:44 PM »

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:17:12 PM »
Re-assembly is tedious and a little more "boring" for a 7 year old, but she hung in there just fine. Had a friend from her class doing it with her helped a lot.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 19, 2018, 04:35:54 PM »
God bless and keep you sir.

CIEMR / Re: Great Lake Off Road aka GLO
« on: April 19, 2018, 11:13:43 AM »
I agree with both of the above comments. Shawn does build some very high quality stuff, and the website was a very poor showing. we'll remedy that shortly though. In keeping with Throwback Thursday: http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/transmission-drivetrain/154-0708-bulletproof-test/#photo-20

Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:57:00 AM »
Bless your heart Chief.

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Having extended family from VA this had me cry laughing!

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:45:08 AM »
We're lucky enough to have a pretty sizable community involvement. The local real estate mogul is REALLY into it, like he does it all year as a hobby and has bought an old farm that he's building a dedicated track on for this year. we're very fortunate as this really brings the whole community together. God bless rural America I'm tellin you. food vendors, a car show, and the mayor usually makes an appearance at the opening ceremony. there's historically been an invocation as well, but I haven't been involved for the past 5 years, so I'm not sure if that's still happening. (fingers crossed).

CIEMR / Re: Great Lake Off Road aka GLO
« on: April 18, 2018, 01:05:53 PM »
Condolences and congratulations are always tough, but I'm sure Mike will have a great weight lifted off of him, you will have a new project and purpose to pursue, and hopefully many more real men will be reached through this venture. Like all here, I support you.

Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 18, 2018, 11:30:04 AM »
In some cases the blades on fans like this are not equally spaced.  Doing this can help reduce the noise that a fan blade will make.  The unequal spacing can disrupt the air movement and breaks up the frequency of the fan blade without having a large reduction in the volume of air being moved.

And finally facts surrounding the "missing blades". Don must have opted for the Dyson version with the "non-buffeting" fan.

Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: April 18, 2018, 10:42:21 AM »
Lookin really good there, she's gotta be pumped even if she's sacked at the moment.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 18, 2018, 10:41:14 AM »
Looks like she has a eye for the stuff so far. Do the ears help at all?
The ears are for speed JR :grin:
Really nice Tater!
Thanks Don. I really hope she sticks with it. We had so much fun with Sam the years he was competing and the super stock cars get to be completely customized by the driver.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 05:22:13 PM »
Tate, having them catch the racing bug at such a young age is a slippery and potentially expensive slope!  :likebutton:

That thought has not escaped me. Once in the LB7 I did a coal rolling burnout, now every time it's just me and her in any car it's, "can we go fast daddy?"

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:48:58 AM »
Thanks. She was super focused the whole time and that's saying a lot for a 7 year old with 4 of her friends running around the place.

Alternative Energy / Re: Off grid cabin. Solar setup.
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:47:40 AM »
That's pretty amazing Sam. I'll be looking into some solar once I get the remodel done. Oh wait, still dragging permits. (stupid waterfront rules).

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:26:17 AM »
The pic that won't post is the whole chassis stripped down to the bare wood. Tonight is the build up and hopefully we'll get some good shots that will post. She chose the Shark Car over a pink my little pony car... she's in it to win it.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:24:09 AM »
one more try. Sorry these are out of order

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:14:35 AM »
I'm going to play with my camera's resolution, I think they are just too big of a file for the site?

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:13:16 AM »
She would not let me do anything, which is great because I am not about doing the work for the kids and then trying to stick their name on it.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:12:33 AM »
Whelp. Looks like it won't let me post the car she chose, let me see if we can do the teardown pics.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:09:24 AM »
Sorry for the half teasers. Sophie was indoctrinated early into the sport as you can see with her here in her brother's car at 1-1/12 yrs old.

wooden cooking spoons and paint stirring sticks on bare skin. Lessons well learned.

Parenting / Re: Raising twin boys
« on: April 13, 2018, 01:08:55 PM »
I had both of those trucks in the 80's Dave, so cool! Although mine were involved in an unfortunate mining accident where the entire tunnel system collapsed on them, repeatedly, then the TNT blew and finished them off. It was a sad turn of events for Hawkeye and Lady J.

Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:47:41 AM »
That would go along with the manstep,,,,,,,,,,,,


and once the purchase is wrapped they parade you through the even higher pressure accessories, warranties sales guy masquerading as the "paperwork guy" that you HAVE to go through. Kinda like refusing rental car insurance, you don't have to get it, but they don't have to give you the keys either. I'm in sales, in two jobs, and these guys twist my stomach.

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: April 12, 2018, 02:54:01 PM »
Lookin good there fella

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 12, 2018, 02:52:33 PM »
From my old Les Schwab days, I'd have diagnosed that as overloading for the weight rating on the tire, but hey, that's none of my business.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 12, 2018, 01:18:20 PM »
Yeesh! Good thing you caught it before it blew out on you Nate.

Chevrolet K1500 99-00.5 rear end problems galore. 01-06, 07.5 I think, prior to fuel management BS and it's associated issues is the way to go. 246 t-case w/ possible pump rub issues w/ all of them, but that's an easy fix, and the front end will need going through, but dad had an 01 with a 5.3L and we threw 4.11 gears at it and he tows 30ft bumper pull over the cascades without issue and gets 15-18 without towing. the 6.0L in my wifes Yukon 2004 gets around 13-15 all the time, and about 10mpg towing, but power is a lot more apparent. if it were me, doing everything all over again, I'd have a 4 door 2005-2006 reg bed w/a 5.3L and be done with it. the ride quality in the Silverado is just so much better, even when the whole front end was wasted it rode better than the competition.

Wild Game / Re: 3 pig processing
« on: April 04, 2018, 06:24:20 PM »
And there it is. Well, at least only the pigs got butchered.

My 72 Wagoneer had a Brownish gold metal fleck vinyl that had become chalky and just awful by the time I got it. I used this stuff in black on it and the wheel and had fantastic results. wheeled it hard, hunted out of it, and overall just abused the crud out of it and never saw any deterioration or chipping/peeling. sanded lightly for better adhesion, ( I would strip your coating as much as possible), cleaned w/ lacquer thinner, and even shot it in cold humid weather. I don't have any pics as they were analog at the time...


Wild Game / Re: 3 pig processing
« on: April 04, 2018, 10:53:38 AM »
Well all 3 pigs got processed, i didnt get any pics and for the good of the group my tongue is very sore and my blood pressure was very high all day

Frustration with the processor? or their hired hands...

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 03, 2018, 04:40:24 PM »
My kid went to school like that once. it poured rain and slush and his moccasin slippers fell apart. Had to walk home in his wet socks. As he started to complain about it, my wife hollered from the back room, "if you were trying to dress like some white trash loser at walmart at 2am, I'd say you got what you were looking for!" We were laughing for a full 5 min while he sulked off to his room. Guess that wasn't the sympathetic response he thought he'd get from his mommy. He no longer wears pajamas in public

You were an honorable gentleman about the whole business. And either the principal had to put on their politically correct hat for you, or they were a professional as well.

In my SUPER progressive, aka LEFT as a Hillary supporter, high school, we read the OLD testament in my AP English class, in the King James translation. For an English teacher, and a woman, she was as conservative as it gets, and made sure to point out the differences between the Hebrew torah text and the "obviously terrible translations" from Greek to Arabic for the "abomination" that is the quran. If anything, this gave me a perspective of how incorrect they were and left me with a LOT more ammunition when it came to debating these idiots. It might not be a bad idea for her to be involved with it and gain more knowledge of their deceptions. Just my opinion from my very unique experience.

CIEMR / Re: Knockout game???????
« on: March 30, 2018, 10:27:03 AM »
Ill bet this kids still has not learned his lesson......and all his so called friends were and probably are still laughing at his dumbass......


Sadly I think he's thinking he's some kinda celebrity now that he's been on the news about it. probably posting to his snap/twitter/instagram/facespace B.S. from Jail.

D.O.T. / Re: Evil Red Dog Lucifer
« on: March 23, 2018, 11:03:13 AM »
Looks good! Grandparents had a Goldie, Sis. She was nicknamed "sinister" for the same reasons.
I have found that the red colored ones are the worst
I see what you did there :beercheers:

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 21, 2018, 10:53:58 AM »
Reno Tahoe?

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: March 16, 2018, 11:27:48 AM »
yeah, that boy could break a bowling ball......
   :laugh: THIS^!!!!

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: March 16, 2018, 11:03:18 AM »
Looking good there sir ;-) If you ever want to have a nice long Norm-esque conversation with the monster truck driver I can provide you with his number and he'll tell you ALLLLLL about it, lol. I'm a firm believer and living proof that "you can break anything if you try hard enough" and believe me, he tries REAL hard, almost as hard as Chief with a new farm implement, but since 2010 he's only on his 8th unit and he runs them front and rear. Detroit dropped him as a sponsor because he was breaking up to 10 per year of their locker! Now that I've said this I'm sure you'll break it on your first outing so apologies in advance for jinxing you.  :beercheers:

Rock, paper, scissors... APACHE TANK!

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: March 14, 2018, 10:43:41 AM »
Yes they are much more work, but I enjoy creating all the same.

Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: March 13, 2018, 04:32:55 PM »
The round corners really do look great. old paint brush handle taped to a plastic soda bottle cut out just the right way makes skimming those round corners a lot easier JR. Not that you'll ever want to do it again.

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: March 13, 2018, 02:28:16 PM »
I forgot that was part of the easement. Carry on sir.

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: March 13, 2018, 02:27:03 PM »
Thank you very much. She's always the party planner for everyone else and my wife really wanted to do something special for her for once, so it's a good thing I didn't screw it up!

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