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Re: Today I...
« Reply #7440 on: April 02, 2019, 08:04:12 PM »
Wow, nice truck!

Today I... did absolutely nothing out of the ordinary, LOL! 

FormTA:  Nice job.  You've got some skills there.  Personally, I took a welding class a few years back and Aluminum TIG was on the curriculum.  IIRC, the concept itself is not overly complicated, but it does take practice to get it right and make it look pretty.  It looks like you've all but mastered the skill.

I'm pretty sure mine looked like this back then, and probably still would today.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Welding/comments/3uynu6/trying_my_hand_at_aluminum_tig_dcen/

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« Reply #7441 on: April 02, 2019, 08:40:20 PM »
I appreciate the kind words but for the most part I think they still look like a hack. I get an inch or two that look good sometimes. I am trying to get a rythm down and can hold one for a bit bit I can't quite get the feed of the filler just right once I use what I have extended. (I'f that makes any sense).

I just thought some might like to see some aluminum welds I was working on. Thanks again guys!

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« Reply #7442 on: April 03, 2019, 06:26:11 AM »
Luke, that Alpha Tig was the one that I was looking at. Although I keep seeing this older miller tig welder on CL near me, but they don't have any contact info listed.

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« Reply #7443 on: April 03, 2019, 11:49:47 AM »
The only complaint I'll have on the whole thing is the foot pedal.  It really is awkward to use and will cramp your foot.  I have a piece of 2x2 sq tube that I rest my heal on an then push down with my toe on the pedal.  I'd love to get a wireless one to replace it. Or at least a normal style one. . Other than that it is pretty awesome.
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« Reply #7444 on: April 03, 2019, 02:00:58 PM »
2019-04-03_01-17-23 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
I put this on PY forum, figured I would post it here for those that like this kind of thing. GM motorhome down the road from me. It looks to be in pretty good shape. The history of these things is very interesting if your inclined to do a google search.
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« Reply #7445 on: April 03, 2019, 02:27:44 PM »
I put this on PY forum, figured I would post it here for those that like this kind of thing. GM motorhome down the road from me. It looks to be in pretty good shape. The history of these things is very interesting if your inclined to do a google search.

Is that an EM-50 urban assault vehicle?
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« Reply #7446 on: April 03, 2019, 02:32:40 PM »
Indeed, I am pretty sure that's the same type of vehicle they used. It was the first purpose built rv. Had front wheel drive, and a unique air ride system in the rear. It did not have rear axles which with the front drive allowed for a very low centre of gravity.
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79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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'39-BSA Gold Star
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« Reply #7447 on: April 03, 2019, 03:24:19 PM »
Looks like the air springs went down on that example.   :P :P :P  Which on a 45 year old vehicle is to be expected.  I think they are really well designed and they look great too.  I never had a huge urge to own one, but I wouldn't mind.

These days you could probably make some wonderful improvements to that drivetrain.  I don't know what they weigh, but just based on looks, the front suspension seems to hold up okay.   These days a 2 liter engine has more power than that does, and plus halfshafts cost $49.95.  I had several Toronados back in the day, and they were not real fun to take care of.

I will never forget driving up to Shoeshoe to go skiing around January of 1989, and I passed one that got stuck on an upgrade.  They didn't have a huge percentage of the vehicle weight on the front.
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« Reply #7448 on: April 03, 2019, 05:20:47 PM »
For a minute I though you got that truck. Nice pic.

It will be in mine one of these days...I was told by my wife to be that the Firebird needed to be put back together first!!
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« Reply #7449 on: April 03, 2019, 10:45:48 PM »
Painted the closeouts again. They look much better.

Have been sanding and filling all of the little nicks and scrapes in the bumper cover. I'm hoping to get some paint on it this weekend.

Still looking for two of these and four good washers.




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« Reply #7450 on: April 04, 2019, 07:03:29 AM »
My 26 yo son is obsessed with the motor home. He read about them on the net, then we spotted this one day whilst driving down the road. Finally stopped by yesterday to take a pic. He wanted to go in the gate and get a closer look and see if it was for sale but we didn't have time. Im afraid if it were in great condition and the price was right he would pull the plug on it. Fortunately he doesn't have a place to park it!
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79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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« Reply #7451 on: April 04, 2019, 10:10:27 PM »
My 26 yo son is obsessed with the motor home. He read about them on the net, then we spotted this one day whilst driving down the road. Finally stopped by yesterday to take a pic. He wanted to go in the gate and get a closer look and see if it was for sale but we didn't have time. Im afraid if it were in great condition and the price was right he would pull the plug on it. Fortunately he doesn't have a place to park it!

I realise my RV's aren't motor homes but they are great to have...if your gunna use it. I have a 32 V-Cross RV that get gets used often out at camp. Also my parents have my 31 ft Airstream that I got off my grandfather and I have one more RV that will get the remodel touch. New roof this year, gutted and repurposed as the entertainment trailer. All in good time!!
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« Reply #7452 on: April 06, 2019, 12:54:35 AM »
Not even sure where to begin this one... which I guess is why I took so long in coming back again.  I figured it was well past due and time to let everyone know that I'm ok, well the Casey that's posting now anyway as the one that was last here is officially dead.  Long story short over the past few months I've been seeing one of the few psychiatrists in the state that specializes in gender, and as of Wednesday this week I've been started on hormone replacement therapy.  It's something that's been long overdue and something I should've addressed over 15 years ago, but I was always too scared of what others might think so I just denied it and tried to convince myself otherwise.  It was something that only got worse over time and culminated in deep relentless depression, self harm, self hate, and failed suicide attempts.  I don't expect anyone to understand it, how could you unless you've at least been through something similar, but I hope everyone can accept it.  I know at the end of the day I'll always be cursed with a Y chromosome and never be who I want to be fully, but I figure it's better to be 80-90% of who I want to be than to be 10-20%(if that) or worse be dead having killed myself.  I was tired of letting it dictate my life and being absolutely miserable and bitter all of the time, and it had gotten to the point I was ready to attempt suicide again so I did something about it finally.  For the first time in at least 15 years I've not been overwhelmingly depressed, which things are still a little rough since literally just having started but at least now I know things are working out for once.  The support of my mom, siblings(my sister more so, though I think she might have ulterior motives), best friend, and psychiatrist have really helped me so far.  Of course dealing with the rest of the family I've yet to figure out how to handle that, but I guess I'll play it by ear at this point.  Which I had kind of blatantly hinted towards this happening before disappearing last time, but this time no beating around the bush at all.  So **** it, that's what's been going on.  Also not like it should matter to anyone or determine how you feel about all of this, but I'm still gynesexual; id est I'm only attracted to bio and trans women as well as overtly feminine males, so meh...  I hope to finally start actually living life and be in a place I can be happy about by the time I'm 30, that's my goal anyway.  Still have regrets on waiting so long, but better late than never I suppose and once things have time to take effect that should go away somewhat.

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« Reply #7453 on: April 06, 2019, 06:27:44 AM »
Glad to hear from you Casey,

You know what, what ever makes you happy.  Glad you're doing something about it and are making yourself happy. I personally have no problem with stuff like this as long as it's not pushed on me. I have had some good friends in similar situations.  Good luck and be the best you, you can be. Make yourself happy,  not others. Good luck, enjoy life.

On a car note. I found  this old picture of me going to prom decades ago with my T/A. I didn't even know this picture existed.

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« Reply #7454 on: April 06, 2019, 07:56:33 AM »
Good to have you back, Box!

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« Reply #7455 on: April 06, 2019, 08:57:22 AM »
 Good to hear from you after so long. I have been wondering how you were making out. I truly hope you find happiness, it sounds like you have been travelling down a bumpy road for some time now.
Form, that's a pretty cool pic! I borrowed my brother in laws gran torino (which I later bought off of him) to go the prom myself. Back in the day showing up in a cool car was half the battle. Now I guess everyone just rents a limo, which is probably a lot safer and wiser!
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« Reply #7456 on: April 06, 2019, 06:55:37 PM »
First, thanks for posting that "Box". I imagine that took courage to post and glad you are finding happiness and peace for yourself. My guess is the long is road and twisty, but those are the best kinds of roads. Stay strong.

Picture wise, this one is not from prom, but thought was a good one to post. I've told many people that I've been a fan of Trans Am's since I was a young kid watching Smokey and the Bandit...this one proves it. I had my mom paint my big wheel just like a 77 Trans Am!!!


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« Reply #7457 on: April 06, 2019, 10:42:46 PM »
Today We got the Jeep back from the Paint shop. It turned out really fantastic and it was done in a month as promised! We had the stripes painted on and they really turned out great. Now we just have to put on the exterior stuff and install the new interior. Very Happy with the results!
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« Reply #7458 on: April 06, 2019, 10:51:05 PM »
Thanks everyone, means a lot.  Which I'd like to think it'll be easier from here, at least for now anyway.

A vehicle actually painted in a month as promised?  Well if that doesn't give everyone hope that anything is possible I don't know what will.

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« Reply #7459 on: April 06, 2019, 11:26:53 PM »
Thanks everyone, means a lot.  Which I'd like to think it'll be easier from here, at least for now anyway.

A vehicle actually painted in a month as promised?  Well if that doesn't give everyone hope that anything is possible I don't know what will.


I couldn't believe it either. It was really clean too, no paint shop mess all over it either! I was really impressed by the work and professionalism. Even the estimate was within $500 of original. I am definitely gonna use this painter again!

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« Reply #7460 on: April 06, 2019, 11:43:48 PM »
Box- Good on ya. Live your life the way you want and no one can ever fault you for that (and if they do, it really makes no difference)..

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« Reply #7461 on: April 07, 2019, 05:48:59 AM »
I like the paint scheme on the jeep, Jim! Was this the same shop that did your lemans or did you luck out and find another shop that does work in a timely fashion?
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79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
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85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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« Reply #7462 on: April 07, 2019, 08:32:15 AM »
Welcome back, Box!
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« Reply #7463 on: April 07, 2019, 08:45:52 AM »
Jim,
The Jeep looks fantastic. So you're installing the big Firebird decal on the hood or was it an oversight on the part of the shop?!  ;)
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« Reply #7464 on: April 07, 2019, 09:34:06 AM »
I like the paint scheme on the jeep, Jim! Was this the same shop that did your lemans or did you luck out and find another shop that does work in a timely fashion?


I used another painter based on the recommendation of a friend. I was real happy it turned out to be a good experience. He was in Pahrump Nevada which is just over an hour away from Las Vegas. I plan on using him again on the next car as well.

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« Reply #7465 on: April 07, 2019, 11:59:23 AM »
Box- Good on ya. Live your life the way you want and no one can ever fault you for that (and if they do, it really makes no difference)..

Jim

Thanks, I'm finally starting to do that.  Having support wherever it comes from does really help.

Welcome back, Box!
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« Reply #7466 on: April 07, 2019, 03:40:22 PM »
…….spent what seemed like all day waxing the t/a. I used a 2 step process, first was a cleaner that applied and removed like a wax, then the second step was wax. So I went around the whole car twice. I used to enjoy cleaning cars but at this point I like driving them a whole lot better. Then we took it out for a short drive. Show season starts next Saturday hoping to meet up with Dano for the day. And a cruise night on Friday if the weather permits.
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« Reply #7467 on: April 07, 2019, 06:41:57 PM »
That's why once my brother finally fixes the Firebird(long story) and I sell it for another Miata I'll enjoy cleaning cars more again. :lol:  Cleaning a Miata is as easy as it gets with cars.

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« Reply #7468 on: April 07, 2019, 10:58:45 PM »
That's why once my brother finally fixes the Firebird(long story) and I sell it

Now you peaked my curiosity. What happened?
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« Reply #7469 on: April 07, 2019, 11:27:51 PM »
Ugh, shortly after I last logged on here my brother decided to take the Ford LeTurD through the garage door and into the front of the Firebird.  So now there's a broken support tab on the nosecone and it's all gouged and scratched up, there's a gouge in the hood and in the passenger fender too.  All in all it fared well for having a 4,000 pound hunk of 70's garbage ram into it, I think most of the damage was from the garage door collapsing and being pushed against it.  He had put on an aftermarket intake and carburetor on the LeTurD and couldn't get it to idle right and the brakes were acting up too, so instead of listening to me and just limping it around to the back of the house he decides to move it back up the inclined driveway and park it in front of the garage instead.  I even mentioned getting it out of my way so I could take the Firebird out.  Did he listen?  NOOOOO!!!  So now selling it has been put on hold since October waiting for it to get warm enough so he can fix it, and now that it is he mentions just taking it to Maserati to have the paint and body guy do it instead.  Well if that were the case, why didn't you just decide on that MONTHS AGO...  I've been trying to be as nice and patient about it as possible as it was an accident, but my patience has run out and I'm about to be a bitch.

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« Reply #7470 on: April 08, 2019, 07:33:22 PM »
Well once brother fixes the Firebird I've definitely decided on getting a NB2 Miata in one of the various shades of blue or that one year only teal. I tossed around the idea of a 3.0 Z3 but for what a remotely decent one costs it'd take all the proceeds of selling the Firebird and then that's not wise for a car you don't know the history of much less a German one. Plus it's yet another compromise for power given its weight and E30 trailing arm rear suspension, and the BMW I6 is ok on sound. Then I thought about the MR2 and MR2 Spyder, but then they're harder to work on and would need LSD added though I suppose if a not fire engine red hardtop SW was found I'd put up with such. Really that's about it. I like smaller and lighter cars and I've reached a point where I rather not have power in something I like and can drive versus something I barely use the power in and don't care for driving much aside from the exhaust note, but none of that matters when you can't even drive it. That and I know how well the NB2 rides stock and I know I like it overall as a car already, so there's that too. Oh yeah, there's also the Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky but don't think could find a GXP/Redline within budget otherwise that'd be a stronger contender.

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« Reply #7471 on: April 08, 2019, 08:51:06 PM »
Am looking more and more like a body shop. I painted the nose of my T/A on Saturday.





Then today I received my replacement rear bumper for my RAM and I started to repair its front bumper. Pictures to come.

My wife didn't like the angle of our basketball pole so she moved it with my truck. I may have accidentally got out of my truck while it was still in gear and it drove itself into a pole while I was building my barn this past winter. (This is just hypothetical  :D )
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« Reply #7472 on: April 08, 2019, 09:40:13 PM »
Hey you should come fix the Firebird for me, probably could get here and fix it faster than how things are going so far...  Odds are it's even the same shade of black since it goes back to at least the 50's that GM has been using the same shade of black.

I'll even pay you in pizza, I don't think we have Marco's around here but we can figure it out.
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« Reply #7473 on: April 09, 2019, 04:53:24 AM »
Pizza night is Friday here. We have 7 pizza places near by, 7! How many pizza places does one area need?
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« Reply #7474 on: April 09, 2019, 06:06:18 AM »
Box, great to hear you are on the right track and doing better. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has been thinking of you lately.

Bummer about the Firebird, but that's pretty cool you're looking at a Miata. Definitely need to post up some pictures.

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« Reply #7475 on: April 09, 2019, 07:03:35 AM »
Nose piece looks great!
We have 4 pizza joints in our small town, and 2 more within a few miles!  I was doing work near a  small town (Frackville, pa) that had multiple pizza joints. Town was booming a century ago with coal, but is mostly run down now. About the only thing there were pizza places and a couple of bars. It was almost comical.
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79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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« Reply #7476 on: April 09, 2019, 02:27:20 PM »
It's crazy how well established fast food places are, even in small towns...  We have Papa John's, Domino's, Pizza Hut, and Little Caesar's not to mention TWO Jack's(southern chain), Taco Bell, McDonald's, Hardee's, and a host of privately owned places I can't be bothered with remembering.  I guess America has its reputation with food for a reason...

Box, great to hear you are on the right track and doing better. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has been thinking of you lately.

Bummer about the Firebird, but that's pretty cool you're looking at a Miata. Definitely need to post up some pictures.
Thanks!  I promise not to off and disappear again barring any unforeseeable circumstances.

Yeah tell me about it, I'm going to light a fire under him this weekend if the weather is nice...  Well I really liked the NB2 Shinsen my brother had gotten, so it's the safe choice and the aftermarket is nearly endless with them.  Whenever I can actually get one I'll definitely post pictures and anything I do with it here in the "Today I..." thread.  Since apparently I'm never allowed to leave a forum after joining it for some reason, I guess I'm just too likable. :lol:  That's ok even getting to where I have the money and ready to buy, finding a LS(highest option package aside from special editions) with the 5/6-speed in blue or teal should be fun, that or the '03 SE with the 6-speed as there were only some 1,550 of those minus however many automatics.  Being I'm tired of the car buying and selling game this will be exactly what I'm wanting, and I've always wanted a car where I loved the paint.  Sadly not very many cars come in purple, so blue and teal being my other favourites are a close second.

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« Reply #7477 on: April 11, 2019, 07:24:52 AM »
Picked this up.



$900 with an ownership paper trail.

I needed another ATV because every time I take the one back to my other barn (1/4 mile away) one of the kids ends up taking it and leaves me stuck. A young girl owned it, hence the pink paint here and there. It needs a little bit of work but seems to run and shift well.

I also picked up some paint for my 2012 RAM 1500. I am replacing the rear bumper and repairing the front one. PPG DBC is $800 ! quart, that is without the reducer and clear coat materials.  I ended up with BASF R-M Diamont for $250 and the variance matched better. So more work this weekend....  :-(
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« Reply #7478 on: April 11, 2019, 02:33:09 PM »
Do ATV's not have keyed ignition like motorcycles?  Suppose not since they couldn't take it if you had the key on you.  Should've just played the angry parent card, ground them if they do it again.  :lol:

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« Reply #7479 on: April 11, 2019, 03:03:14 PM »
They do have keys. I probably should have thought of that...
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« Reply #7479 on: April 11, 2019, 03:03:14 PM »
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