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Old 05-29-2019, 03:37 PM   #3426 (permalink)
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Sent some money yesterday, recipient is having a hard time collecting as the store has never done it before...WTF? No training for staff at WU locations? Of course all the "help" people can barely speak English on the phone. I've never used WU and I will most likely never use them again. He's going to try a different store today, hopefully it goes well!
Well he went to a different store this morning and they at least knew how to do it but didn't have enough $$ in the till He went back at lunch time and got his money Now my steering box is on it's way! Yeah
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Was welcomed to the old shop to get a set of tires and wheels I left there, He ignorantly suggested I put the intake manifold back on the red ford escape, "try popping a hood before you tell me what you think needs done" I told Him I never took it off cause it takes too long and nothing gets fixed around here, picked up a part of a workbench I was told to scrap a month ago, told me to put his shit back "don't walk around like you own the place" Dumped his shit off my table then Got gripped up and shove dragged to the back of the shop, nearly slammed into a block wall but my head level was too close to a shelf with screws on the face to hang shit. I'm 5'10" 145 he's got an inch or two and at least 70lb on me. fatasses always like to throw their weight around when they hear uncomfortable truths.

was bs'ing about a tblazer ss I suggested he snag for the lot that morning, cool as a cucumber.

Funny how he was crying when some 7 ft 300lb black dude did it to him in his old in the ghetto shop.

no cops, no charges, but I'm sure I'll get a fine for laying stripes out his lot and down the street away from it.
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:51 PM   #3428 (permalink)
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I'm trying to sleep since I work tonight and the damn wild turkeys keep packing at my sliding glass door waking me up.
We have a couple plastic owls in front of my office building to keep the wild turkeys from shitting outside the front door.

Amazon linkage <-- that looks like what we have.



I never would've expected it to work, but those stoopid mu'fuggers steer way clear of the plastic owls
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:05 PM   #3429 (permalink)
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Super stoked for my extended "family" for an indy500 win yesterday! My cousin (chick) is Simon Pagenaud's fiance and he swept the month of May in indycar- ending with probably the most epic indy500 finish in years. Great racing and its exciting to see him kicking ass. Really cool guy who always gets me pit passes when they race local!
Were you there? I was, pretty cool to see in person. It was a close race! Then we got to drive one of the knuckleboom trucks home from the track, as my buddies work bought it, and gave us free tickets. was an awesome weekend.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:20 PM   #3430 (permalink)
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At 11am we had to medevac a supervisor for likely stroke, we had to reschedule our 3pm grievance, I wish him the best, but he's wound a little tight
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Old 05-30-2019, 03:57 AM   #3431 (permalink)
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Was able to drive my project car for the first time

1978 Impala Wagon. 6.0 LS swap, T56 6 speed.

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Was able to drive my project car for the first time

1978 Impala Wagon. 6.0 LS swap, T56 6 speed.
Way cool junior. More please.
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:05 AM   #3433 (permalink)
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Way cool junior. More please.
There is a Full build thread on LS1tech and Grassroots motorsports.

But 2005 LQ4 6.0 with a moderate cam and 5.3 heads, 2000 camaro T56 6 speed. Used all stock Camaro Clutch stuff. Had to replace the floor pans and trans tunnel to fit the T56. (and pans were rusty) Goes on the Dyno next friday, just getting a baseline tune for now so I can put some miles on it to break in the 4.10's and new clutch before dyno day.







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Old 05-30-2019, 09:42 AM   #3434 (permalink)
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:52 AM   #3435 (permalink)
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Was able to drive my project car for the first time

1978 Impala Wagon. 6.0 LS swap, T56 6 speed.

How much? I am on the lookout for a family hauler! Looks awesome!
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How much? I am on the lookout for a family hauler! Looks awesome!
Thanks! Pretty much what i built it for, Family road trip car.

I've got about $7k invested in it thus far and its still not "done" but done enough to drive around, hit up a few stops on the power tour and LS fest with this year.
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:16 AM   #3437 (permalink)
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Thanks! Pretty much what i built it for, Family road trip car.

I've got about $7k invested in it thus far and its still not "done" but done enough to drive around, hit up a few stops on the power tour and LS fest with this year.
I would flog the hell out of that smiling the whole time! Hopefully you did a test burnout at the very least lol
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:22 AM   #3438 (permalink)
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I've been thinking about a wagon build

That's pretty fucking sweet, down to the SS wheels, needs the ac hooked up, but leave the roof rack
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:33 PM   #3439 (permalink)
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I still have the electric sunroof section I cut off a 76 or 7 or so Buick wagon. I bet it would fit that perfect.
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:25 AM   #3440 (permalink)
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Finished up the shelter last night. Still need to trim the stall mats around the posts, and I want to add some facia boards to finish off the roof. But it's usable. Just in time! We had a little colt yesterday around 2pm.
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:43 AM   #3441 (permalink)
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Finished up the shelter last night. Still need to trim the stall mats around the posts, and I want to add some facia boards to finish off the roof. But it's usable. Just in time! We had a little colt yesterday around 2pm.
You can definitely tell a southern persons construction. You would never make it up in the great north. Roof Perlins running in the weak direction.
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You can definitely tell a southern persons construction. You would never make it up in the great north. Roof Perlins running in the weak direction.
They're mostly 2x8 white oak. A few are 2x4 and 2x6's in there. But it's all true dimension, old growth that was rough cut off my parents property. I actually had a heck of a time with the roofing screws breaking the heads off instead of seating. That white oak is some hard ass lumber.
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Old 06-01-2019, 10:24 AM   #3443 (permalink)
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I dont understand why you put such a big pitch and tall enough for a giraffe. Along with not welding metal purlin...

But I'm sure the wife is happy and people think it looks fancy, which seems to be the overall goal.
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I dont understand why you put such a big pitch and tall enough for a giraffe. Along with not welding metal purlin...

But I'm sure the wife is happy and people think it looks fancy, which seems to be the overall goal.
It's just a 3-12. So really not that steep. Back right corner post is only 9' above ground. Left front post is only 14'. It's probably the 3' overhangs that make it look so tall. I'm able to squeak my tractor in there just barely.

The pipe is only $0.60 a foot. I was able to build this thing for very little money. At that price, metal purlin seemed like the much more expensive and unnecessary route.

$288- 16 30' sticks of 2 3/8
$35- 12 bags of concrete
$76- 4 sticks of .120 flat bar
$45- 10lbs of 6010 rods
$0. - rough cut lumber
$68- 5 gal clear sealer
$296- 10 16' sheets of tin
$140- 15 tons of road base
$590- 12 stall mats
$78- screws and miscellaneous
$150- fuel

Call it $1775

I'm just making this construction stuff up as I go. This kind of work is pretty new to me. I helped my parents build their house, and I've done quite a bit of renovating over the years. But this is the first free standing building I've ever designed and built myself.

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Shop got finished recently. still need to build benches inside to call it done

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Shop got finished recently. still need to build benches inside to call it done

Looks like a nice shop, what is the size? Congrats
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Looks like a nice shop, what is the size? Congrats
Thanks its 35'x30' + the carport. Its not huge but so much better than working in the driveway. plenty big for me
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Thanks! Pretty much what i built it for, Family road trip car.



I've got about $7k invested in it thus far and its still not "done" but done enough to drive around, hit up a few stops on the power tour and LS fest with this year.


THats awesome for a family truckster
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THats awesome for a family truckster
Thanks.



Got the Wagon tagged today. fully 100% legal for road use.........instantly pulled over. literally feet from the courthouse after getting it licensed.

No tool to put the plate on (hex head screws, not standard flat head) no issue, cop saw i had the plate in the seat and sent me on my merry way.


Just ironic i have out close to 100 miles on it un-tagged (but insured and titled) to test and tune the car without issue, but pulled over the instant it is legal.
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Was able to drive my project car for the first time

1978 Impala Wagon. 6.0 LS swap, T56 6 speed.
Very cool car. I bet it is a blast to drive around.
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