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Joe Handley

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  • Location We-Go, Chitown, Ill
  • Full Name Billy Joe

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  1. Joe Handley added a post in a topic MPC Dodge 'Country' Charger Open Box Review   

    Think I was going to troll like that, it would have to be called General Sherman.
  2. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Little over a month ago I had to go to the doctor to have some long term swelling and a possible wound checked out on my right leg and initially her office ordered these special bandages for the wound until they could wrap my leg to try and keep the swelling down as well as get the wound to close up. I received the box of bandages about mid August with an invoice but no billing. At the time I figured that my insurance had covered it as I had never received any bill for a co-pay.  Well, I used about 6 of these bandages and have had my leg wrapped multiple times, plus lots of meds to control water retention swelling and any infection with the expected co-pays.  Suddenly on 9/11 I received a letter from the company that provided the bandages showing that my insurer cover not quite 1/2 the cost. I waited until payday and mailed in what I owed on 9/16 (my 41st birthday) and when I got home from running errands and getting some lunch before going to visit Mom at the hospital, there was another bill from them in the mail box. I thought that seemed pretty quick for a second one and just put the my part of bill#1 in the envelope with bill#2 and left them on the table. I get home from visiting Mom on 9/18 and there is bill#3 from them that my Sister tossed on the steps going upstairs when she got home from work that night?!  Now for those who are keeping score, that is 3 bills in 7 days from one company for the same items, at this rate, I'm hoping they won't have me going to collections before that check I mailed arrives!
  3. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Toys R Us   

    That was kind of depressing news, I worked at the one that was in St. Charles, IL from fall of '96-fall of '01.
  4. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Short Shot Fix   

    I sent a message to R2 after I got home from the hospital last night and got an email back this morning, they'll be sending a new body for my Ecto-1a kit.
  5. Joe Handley added a post in a topic My next modeling project... Maybe.   

    That is a nice looking car, but I agree on the colors.  To me, brown and beige tend to be the colors of throw away appliance cars that are cruising 5-10mph below the limit while blocking traffic.  If those are the factory colors and/or the paint is decent with an immediate repaint that isn't in the foreseable future, look at Dip-Your-Car.  They offer colors that would be perfect on cars like this and, so long as it is correctly applied, and will peel off when you no longer need it, plus will protect the original finish.  Some of the best parts of it is that if you need to start from scratch, they sell full kits with everything you need at a way cheaper price than it would cost for MAACO to do the work with less flashy paint finishes and if you feel like a color change, you just have to make sure the car is cleaned to what is preferred to apply, mask the car off, then start putting the new color(s) down, no wet sanding, scuffing compatability issues, ect, just make sure the car is cleaned to their specs and start mixing and shooting. A buddy of mine is doing rust repair on his  gunmetal grey '07 or '08 regular cab/short bed Silverado (that looks like it is getting nearly as rusty as my '98 Cherokee) and is planning on putting their Slate Blue on it with their Glossifier top coat, and paid about $400 for the DIY kit, which included the sprayer.  Cost will depend on the dip purchased, with some of the wilder pearls and flips costing more, but still being stupidly cheap compared to real paint, especially something comparable.
  6. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Short Shot Fix   

    I may need a receipt and I need to check if the store stuck one for the exchange in the bag.........which is 5 floors down in the parking garage of the local hospital where my 200 is currently parked. Mom is back in there again and I brought it up to the room in a different bag with me when I got here.
  7. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Short Shot Fix   

    Thanks guys, that's  what I was thinking of doing, I was just hoping for something a bit easier and quicker. I had wondered about getting a second one and maybe chopping the top a wee bit then using a section of roof from a second body to stretch that and patch that hole at the same time. I also have a couple  Revell '59 Eldo coupes with crushed roof pillars, will the grill and bumpers fit these bodies?
  8. Joe Handley added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    Short Shot Fix
    Any recommendations  on how to fix this short shot or should I just email R2? It's the AMT Ecto-1a kit and the store I aquired it from (got a KITT and General Lee glue kits for my birthday and I returned the GL) and it's a bit of a haul to get their.

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  9. Joe Handley added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    Short Shot Fix
    Any recommendations  on how to fix this short shot or should I just email R2? It's the AMT Ecto-1a kit and the store I aquired it from (got a KITT and General Lee glue kits for my birthday and I returned the GL) and it's a bit of a haul to get their.

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  10. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What do you drive?   

    Had this for a night while my 200 was getting a little recall work done.


    Drove ok and was way quicker than I ever expected a 4500lbs van to be.......well, at least compared to all the vans I've driven over the years!
    Got a laugh out of the infographic for when you turn the Traction Control on and off too.
     

  11. Joe Handley added a post in a topic A Fiat Van??huh??   

    The big Promaster vans also get the same 283hp version of the 3.6l/speed auto combo that my 200 has and had been put in the Chrysler Minivans from '11-'16/'17.  The little ones only seem to get the 2.4l/6 speed auto combo.
  12. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Foose Cadillac   

    I was wondering what it would take to make that top look like a Carson Padded Top, maybe use the wide whites and Caddy caps from the Merc kit on it!

    Is that an Integy board under the body?
  13. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Saw it while coming home from visiting Mom at the hospital, it's an '82 factory 5.0l and T-Top car that was converted back in the late 80's under license and has never seen the salty roads of a Midwestwern winter.  It even has a whole bunch of sounds that both KITT and KARR would make and the KITT sounds were actual William Danials (also well know as Mr. Feeney in the Boy and Girl Meet World tv series) sound tracks that were activated via pushbutton or in trying to enter the car, with the alarm system.

  14. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Sooooo, this happened tonight.............. by bjoehandley, on Flickr
  15. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Words of warning   

    It depends Jim, I hadn't gone for myself is at least a decade prior to Obamacare and finally did go right around the time we lost Harry due to coming down with what was diagnosed (and I think may have been cronic) bronchitis. Pre-Obamacare I was without insurance for a few years because no one would sell it to me due to my weight and would likely want nearly what I was making at the time, prior to buying my 200 if I could find one that would sell me a policy. Once I could buy after Obamacare, what I could afford was something I could buy, but wasn't making enough to be able to use it. Now with my current employer, I have good insurance through them and make enough money and have more availability to time off to actually use it......which I have done more since March than I have in probably the last 20 years.