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CIEMR / Re: Landfill named after President Obama! Justice at last!
« on: November 27, 2014, 11:54:01 PM »
Now, wouldn't it be great if they could get the big oops to be there for the opening,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

CIEMR / Re: Snowfall
« on: November 27, 2014, 11:49:52 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving to all you boneheads too, it was a good one with inlaws to boot.

Brings back memories, my dad (gunny) was called a bull in a china shop all the time.

Did a 205 when I was a younger lad. It was easy and everything was solid and I replaced all but the new billet housings you have. Mine was hanging on an Art Carr 700R4 with a custom shaft. I had a TCI before that and my little SBC blew it up!! Then I blew up the Art Carr too,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Anyway I built a rear mount for mine as you are referring too. It had 2 bosses on the side that worked great!!

Yes. that looks great Don. Now it just needs the rest of the truck.

Firearms / Re: Glock 22 $309
« on: November 23, 2014, 01:17:33 AM »
I really should get an AK. I have a kit but just haven't had the time to build it yet. I have mags and rounds already.

I talked to Mike about these trannys since he is out here. He said he doesn't touch em, just the Allys.

Still good work and someone local. Wasted time, no. You learned and enjoyed it even without it just coming together.

Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: truck tracks
« on: November 22, 2014, 11:59:45 PM »
I Like the idea but the retention leaves something to be desired.

General Maintenance, How to/DIY projects / Re: Glow Plug Replacement LBZ
« on: November 22, 2014, 11:43:59 PM »
Yep, nice job there. I heard it was not that hard, like changing spark plugs really.

Heck I replaced my cooler lines with alligators and not all that happy with them. Seemed like a lot of work for what it did and they still have restrictions smaller than the stock lines inside the fittings. I plan to go to dual coolers on both sides that will double the cooling area and using Summit fittings with larger hose.

CIEMR / Re: So there may be hope
« on: November 22, 2014, 11:25:27 PM »
I read something this very morning about Mitch coming out and stating if the pres tries to legalize without the legislative process, then he will not confirm any of OB's appointees for the next 2 years. And, Boehner would refuse to fund any of this through congress. We the people still have representatives in a congress, and we spoke loud and clearly two weeks ago.

Ted Cruz said the same thing last night. That's their 2 step plan to "checking" executive power. First, not confirming appointees. And second, appropriations.

But will they follow through??

CIEMR / Re: Is that BO I smell?
« on: November 22, 2014, 11:19:38 PM »
I picked up someone who was Joe guest for some time. He called it cruel treatment. I asked how and sleeping in tents, 2 meals a day and pink undies came out of him.

I set him straight fast, was just a youngster and has much to learn. We were all there once, look at the paths we chose.

Tech/Electronics / Re: Video Cameras to get started. Wired and wireless
« on: November 22, 2014, 02:03:04 AM »
Of course you have the WIFI cameras too. I have one but be darned if I can get it to work and they have very limited range but the adjustability is big plus.

Another cool little item that comes in handy for security, Auto and plumbing/housework are wired snake camera via USB.

I just got one that works great, has a 15ft lead and its own led light. Under 3/8 dia so you can do about anything with it. Plus going right to your laptop (have to try it on my phone still) you have great viewing and record options. I am sure there are better ones, but for $20 how can you go wrong?

Tech/Electronics / Video Cameras to get started. Wired and wireless
« on: November 22, 2014, 01:27:50 AM »
Sure you have all seen the video systems from Walmart to Costco, so how so they really work?

I have this one from Harbor Frieght; http://www.harborfreight.com/color-security-system-with-night-vision-60565.html got it on sale for under $40. For what it is it works very good. It is wired so mounting somewhere is easy, plus it is 12v so it opens up lots of vehicle options.

I use a couple of the HF wired security cameras too, but they leave a lot to be desired. I have got some HD dome cameras off Ebay that work so much better for under $20.

I also have a few of these Wireless setups I got from Ebay and they works OK to for the price and being 2.4ghz. The little stand alone camera is nice as well as just adding a 9v battery. There are even recievers that plug right in via USB which opens up many options for viewing and recording. Software is a dime a dozen for this too.

Looking good Don. Randy must be very happy with all the "business" you give him.

Like the military type lettering, just fits.

Idea for the tranny, why not go to a local shop when they rebuild a similar tranny and watch? You might see that "oh thats it" and find you issue.

I am building a cover for this soon. Just happen to have a 2 story garage where I park it and just poured 3 DEEP fence-posts next to it just for that purpose.

Well, just got off the phone with eclipse and there is no way to get the wall paper to match what I have torn off. In fact I was told the wall is a composite type structure so just fill and covering would not retain the original strength of the wall.

So the plan is to clean off what I can. Fill the voids with expanding foam and glue a new 1/8 panel over the exposed area with a covering to match. Of course this may just change to gluing on a panel alone, then painting to match the wall covering. I also know a guy who does vinyl sheets and may ask him if the pattern could be matched  from a picture.

CIEMR / Re: Islam in the national Cathedral!
« on: November 18, 2014, 10:53:06 AM »
That took amazing courage. Much less by a woman against a male dominated religion.

GOD BLESS HER!!!!!!!!!

Tech/Electronics / Re: Camera Mast
« on: November 18, 2014, 10:37:16 AM »
I like the idea of aluminum for our purpose plus of just mounting a small camera.

Plus with the clamping used I think they would work better with compressed air.

I sure do like the height though!!

Better be careful about how deeply you tear into this thing.
I am somewhat of an authority about little projects turning into major ones.
When you start with repacking the wheel bearings and then deciding on the need to stiffen and lift the suspension a bit, we'll all know the balance has shifted toward the 5 year "Oil change-plan!"

Funny thing is I do need to check the bearings and brakes. BUT HOW WOULD THAT EVER TURN INTO A BIGGER JOB?

A little more glue and a few more screws and she is looking good.

Still need to fill the edges some as the new wood and the old OSB just don't see edge to edge well all the way around.

Thinking of using flexible body filler unless someone has a better idea. Could even mix sawdust with epoxy resin.

OK, so with rain and coming and the inside drying I took to the roof again.

Fitted a new piece of ply to the opening, then added a 1/8 reinforcement joining the panels.

First I put new insulation in and glued the puppies in.

Seems to be drying out very well and not finding anymore damage. I am actually quite happy with it.

Looks like up high I will have to reinforce some wood that is really mushy still, but I also maybe balsa wood by the touch and location. I am going to contact Eclipse and try to find out.

As for the finished repair I think I am going to fill the voids with foam, sand the surface smooth and fill it with, well I don't know yet. I am thinking FG which would tie it all together and give me a smooth surface to apply new wall paper. Other option would be to get a new 1/8 panel from eclipse and glue it on top.

Yep, the link works fine. Wish I could help with the picture orientation.   

I would love to get a set of that type rail for my El Camino, it has nothing in the bed at to tie things off.

How good do those straps work? Seen them around and they look stout.

It looks pretty local. In fact some of the dark areas are glue and not damage which is why the paper is not coming off easy.

Ooooh Nooooo!

I really think it could have been a lot worse, just wish I had done this sooner.

Real Man store / Re: real man apparel
« on: November 15, 2014, 06:18:28 PM »
Dang, put hair and a stash on him and you have me,,,,,,,,,scary.

Where is that, looks like a club/bar?

Build Threads / Re: 1998 Jeep XJ
« on: November 15, 2014, 06:13:35 PM »
Heck you ought to see the prices here in Kali.

Been looking for a lab, wife says maybe a gold, I am leaning to the black or choc. I have to get a puppy so it can grow up with the cat. Think the wife will say its "her or the dog" must go. To bad it would be so expensive to loose her,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Build Threads / Re: 1998 Jeep XJ
« on: November 15, 2014, 02:38:17 AM »
Always liked those Jeeps. It I needed a smaller ride than the sub, it would go that way. But I do like real frames!!

The dog does have nicer hair for sure,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

I am going to have to remove the bed rail to do this right. I have it opened up pretty well right now and have a heater in there drying it out. I will let this go for a few days as I finish the roof off.

I am sure there will be more teardown just to make sure it is solid and dry.

So now comes the tearoff. Wasn't all that bad really. The wood was delaminating itself than rotting. The water had dripped down between the steel frame and the insulating foam and ended up near the seat mounts. There was wood for mounting the seats too and only a small area was really bad and it was soft not rotten.

The wall looks to be 1/8 ply with the wall paper cover and that is glued to the frame and foam. Much of the black you see is glue for the wall paper as some still wants to stay put. I did find some fungus about eye level behind the bed rail. This is the right where the wet spot shows by the bed rail.

OK, now for pics;

After unbolting the seat and bed rail I cut around the affected area.

Found a mushroom growing behind a seat bracket.

All the screws that came out felt solid. Sure they were a little corroded but they were still doing their job.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, or tearing into the trailer wall!!

The Good, very little if any rot found. Its wet but there is a steel frame.

The Bad, I didn't get this earlier and now have more work to do.

The Ugly (besides me) is finding both fungus and more mushrooms growing inside the TH.

Pulled out the braces and it looks good. I showed the before pic here to so it is easy to compare.

Then I found the other water damage, need to open this up quick!

I got new hardware and added a couple screws from up top that holds the wood to the frame. I used stainless screws on the drip rail holding it all together.

For glue, the epoxy resin and a few layers of 5 oz cloth should do the trick just fine. I laid the first sheet in and up the wall, applied resin, placed the 2x2 in and added screws. Then I filled the truss and layered in more cloth both over and up all the edges to the trusses.

It all hardened up nice so I trimmed a little and covered it as the rain was coming. I want to get this buttoned up before we get real rain. Plus I want to open up the inside to see if there is any really bad news giving it a chance to dry out.

Ok, finally got a little time to finish this up. Well, there is good news and bad.

Good news is the repair is going great. Removed the brace and the ceiling is solid and stays right where it should.

Bad news is there maybe lots more damage than I thought to the wall. I found a part that looks like its delaminated and there is a stain on the other side of the bed rail. Good news about all this is the folding bed and the other things mounted seem solid. So I am going to open this up some and see the real damage is. Hopefully it is more superficial and just needs to dry out with minimal repair.

So here are a few picks of the repair.

First I fitted the 2x2 slotted to overlap for a little more strength. This also filled the gap when the trusses were cut out and helped to hold the wood down a little.

It needed shaving to match up so out came the power plane while it was clamped down in the Rockwell Workhorse. If you have never seen these they are great! I use it for anything you can think of of from welding to simple woodwork.

A Buyer was what I thought too,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

On the front axle, all or nothing cept maybe the hubs which should not affect the "all or nothing".

Don, as good as that lower shock mount works, it doesn't look Donafied enough,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Drones & Airborne Craft / Sureillance Quad heli Setup
« on: November 11, 2014, 01:07:06 PM »
OK, so this keeps coming up and I see links with with crazy prices for something that is not.

Also, stay AWAY from goggles, it screws up your head when you fly, looking at a small monitor is so much better.

So from a major company you can get this RTF (ready to fly) and just add the monitor of your choice. Not cheap, but not several K either.

The 350 quad from Horizon goes for $900 street price. Plus you can get spare parts at almost any Hobby Shop or online from US companies.


You get a Quad heli with Transmitter that has 3 axis gyro stabilization with GPS return, 5.8ghz real time video camera on a 2 axis gimbal. 

They also sell this without a camera or transmitter if want to upgrade or have GoPro type camera already.

There is also a optional fitted case and you can upgrade the transmitter for more range and more abilities with the camera in flight.

For a monitor, about the best I have found is from Hobbyking. It is a 7 inch with 5.8ghz reception and touch screen. $140


So for around $1100 you can have a "basic" system. Throw in another few hundred and you get more range and the ability to aim the camera in flight.

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Microwave trick
« on: November 09, 2014, 10:33:58 PM »
He would just mount a 3 axis gyro with auto stabilization and realtime video to watch it work.

Another option on the coating, thx. Just need to do a little more research there as I see the coatings from $60 to almost $200 for a gallon. Some are 2 part and some are not.

Guess I will look into a little more. I have a snake camera and there are a couple spots in the repair area where wires come up. With mine though the repairs would need to be done from the inside with the FB outside.

By the way, Welcome to the mess,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Trailer Roof Maintenance
« on: November 07, 2014, 05:00:14 PM »
When you look close you can see how the wood has split and rotted. The side skin is smooth, but is just FG over wood. I had to remove about a 2 ft wood section of an edge support and unscrewed the drip edge that held it all together. I will replace this with a 2x2 that overlaps some of it and all the ceiling that had warped from the water.

I will use tack the ceiling down first, then use FG as a glue with the new 2x2 hold it all together, then fill the one truss that needs it and lap the FG to them all making a big solid repair.

I also found that the ceiling sagging needed some support before the repair was done to keep it all straight. So used a couple 4x4s and a 2x6 on top of the electric bed and lifted it up just a tad over straight. Then I shoved a 2x4 into the drape holder making it level. That gave me at least a 1/4 gap from the wall which is another reason to tack it down so all that FG doesn't just run down inside.

You can see other cracks in the were the sealant is pulling away.

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Trailer Roof Maintenance
« on: November 07, 2014, 04:33:38 PM »
Ok, let this dry for a while and applied the stop rust from Rustolium. After applying it turned some the oxidation greenish, so looks like it is doing the job.

So a cup of coffee, another HF brush and a couple lights since it was getting dark.


Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Trailer Roof Maintenance
« on: November 07, 2014, 03:33:01 PM »
Well, I got her cleaned out good and all dry.

There were several tears where the water was coming in.

Got some Minwax for the Rot and some Rustolium for the truss plates that were beginning to corrode.

At first I got some other brand that I found was water based!! Wait, water to fix water, no way. The Minwax is solvent based and you junk the brush so off to my box of HF brushes.

The Minwax goes on until you get a sheen from the wood. I probably used 1/2 the pint can letting it soak in good.

You can see the worst of the trusses here too, got the real bad out, sealed-hardened the rest.

Firearms / Re: Spare Parts, what do you realy need.
« on: November 07, 2014, 03:21:16 PM »
I need to look into spare springs for the AK and Glock, covered on the AR easy cept mag springs. But I have mags a plenty.

I have a couple uppers to and BCGs when they went on sale ($80).

OBTW Don, how are those $20 mags you got for the glock working, I am shy on those with a 23, 22 and Carbine all in 40.

Firearms / Spare Parts, what do you realy need.
« on: November 06, 2014, 09:21:13 PM »
OK, so things have gone amiss but you and your loved ones are good. Your trusty M4, AK, Glock or 12 gauge is holding up fine, but is it?

What parts would you have for each? There are "spare parts" kits and such but what really breaks or needs replacing from the real world?

On my trusty old Mossberg 500A, the safety is plastic and broke in half. Not that I use the safety, but I do check it time to time.

Shouldn't it be 5 steels and 4 clutches or does the piston do the work of one steel?

I don't doubt your ability to stumble though this right,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Is there a way to raise that tie rod above the spring pack? Some KIA may bent it right back into the cover,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

CIEMR / Re: Good message about Duty and the NRA
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:44:32 PM »
Another Lifer here.

CIEMR / Re: So there may be hope
« on: November 05, 2014, 03:54:58 PM »
And the occupier has already said he will act with his pen before the end of the year,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I see more problems than hope for now.

Drones & Airborne Craft / Re: If it flys, we can put a camera on it.
« on: November 05, 2014, 03:21:12 AM »
Just to add to this don't get stuck with thinking all recon must be done in the air. If that wind is howling and its pitch black what are you going to see?

Now that cameras with IR are about everywhere, why not put one on an solid little 4x4 truck. There are RC cars and trucks that will rival anything real now, plus they are quiet and can sit and watch for a long time when an aircraft can't.


Drones & Airborne Craft / Re: video drone
« on: November 05, 2014, 03:12:37 AM »
Here is a quad ready to fly from Horizon Hobby;


Add this monitor and you are ready to go;


Add a couple batteries and charger and you have about the same thing for $1000

Drones & Airborne Craft / Re: video drone
« on: November 05, 2014, 03:01:07 AM »
Great find, but I think it is a little pricey, but then again it is all in one package.

There are so many of these out there now finding one is not the issue. Finding one to do what you want for a reasonable price will.

I was at Frys a couple days ago and they are all over. I think finding one with the GPS return features wanted and 5.8 ghz camera for a fair price will be the catch. I think the $1000 price is a good target, not the $3500 for this one.

Another thing is parts. From what I saw there everything is over the counter (futaba radio-3 cell lipo packs-charger) with a fancy name all packaged up. I am doing research on this ad have a large show to attend in Jan that I sure will yield a lot of info. I work for the flying venue there (volunteer) and get to see cutting edge things up close, even hands on.

I have been looking at flag poles to and think I can power raise/lower with air, time will tell soon.

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