I know the feeling,some days I get a little pressure on the (spinal) column,and walking's almost impossible,other days,it just hurts like heck,but a few days,it feels fine...and then I overdo it. What has really sucked having only the one car for most of '10 till now is the walk to/from the school bus stop,some days it's a real pain,and I'll let em get off it in the evening alone and walk up themselves. Mine are 14 (next month,but she's already calling herself a 14 year old,LOL) and 8 (he'll be 9 May 13),so at least they can help me out a bit around the house. I HATE those days I can't walk to the bus stop in the eve though,pretty safe area,but this ain't 1973 anymore
Mine still wound up costing me $2,900 total (including deposit),but after looking at/seeing several both older and newer (only one as nice though),it's pretty close to half what they sell for in the area. The hlaf-way plan is to eBay my SS mtnbike (singlespeed),since my trail riding days are pretty much behind me (as is my fitness for singlespeeding,LOL) for $300 or so after shipping (a pretty good price for it),and try to sell her broken down (terminally,skipped time/warped head is my opinion) '00 Contour for $300 or so for parts,use that towards some of those parts I want for the Dime.
I have ONE AMT S10 Extreme (regular cab,obviously) kit,looks to be about a '94-96,on hand,and I scored a similar vintage Sonoma kit on eBay for $10 (inroute via USPS as I type)...the dude had 3 of em,I wanted 2 (and he combined shipping) plus that S-Blazer I also scored,but I couldn't swing 3 kits this payday (usually can't,LOL). I want to get one more,so I can build both a standard and extended cab versions. Pretty sure I'll hack up that Sonoma kit for the extensions needed for a S10 extended cab,and build either a replica of mine,or how it should
be sitting by year's end. I also have an old NIB Revell '91-93 3 n 1 S10 kit (1st gen),a NIB sealed rerelease of Revell's Sonoma Syclone,and a 98% complete first release Syclone kit (molded in black) that I'll make a regular and extended cab versions of. I also called my buddy at the LHS,and he's set me back a couple more Syclones,so's I can build another varient,and one factory stock version of it....you know,assuming my model-building-gumption gets as big as my plans do,LMBO!
I'd love to find another AMT Extreme kit (or SS),build one regular cab too,pretty much OOB (plus added details),as I really liked the ZQ8 package...matter of fact,I wouldn't mind owning a 2.2L/5 speed '98-03 Extreme (ZQ8) regular cab in 1:1,and make the '96 a project full time till done,teeheehee
I ALMOST had her talked into a '98-03 S Blazer 2 door as a replacement for her Neon in a couple years when Jamie (daughter) gets her claws into it with new driver's license in hand,she said..."It'll be a little old,but I like em. I'll lose my 33-36 MPG's (literally,thata's what she averages in the '02 Neon ES automatic),but gain 4WD for winter time...yeah,maybe!" until I let her catch me looking at slammed Blazers no longer sporting the 4WD gear,with 22's and LS-somethings
under the hoods,LMBO!
Edited by Olskoolrodder, 18 January 2011 - 09:02 AM.