Tom Geiger

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  1. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic What's Next? Follow up.   

    Cool. I approve as a past owner of a 1960 Buick Electra.   Check out the background.... the dealer was using those two story space saver parking devices and the cars up top are all LaCrosse's like mine.
  2. Tom Geiger added a topic in General   

    A Great Heavy Commercial Build Opportunity
    The US Post Office moved a lot of mail via the rails, thus the Railway Post Office car on many trains.  Not only did this car carry the mail, but it was a mini postal sorting hub, with postal workers sorting mail as the train moved between cities.  Many of these cars had a mail slot in the side of them so people could insert mail directly into the car.  As time went on and rail service started to become limited in the early 1940s, the post office created highway post offices, replacing the railroad cars with a mobile sorting center that traveled the highways instead of the rails.  Here's a photo and interesting article, anyone up to build one?
    http://postalmuseumblog.si.edu/highway-post-office/
     
     
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  3. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    I was going to post that if you are 50 and you want to keep your new car 10 years, then you better get yourself that old man car! Then I read that you have a Caddy, so you already have your old man car! 
    My Jaguar is a 2000 S Type. It's pretty much a Lincoln LS, I've done some parts research and found that parts like the fuel pump listed both cars.  I bought it from a Rolls Royce dealer a few years ago, it having been traded in on a Bentley.  It was a spare car on an estate, always garaged and had 23,000 miles on it.  It now has 30,000 miles. I don't use it as a daily driver,  more like a collector car.  I had put it in the garage for winter and with all that went on with my wife's heart surgery, it's just been sitting there.  I need to charge up the battery and get the state inspection up to date.  
    Most of my fleet is like yours Rob.  My 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Mark III high top is 600 miles from hitting 200,000 miles.  1991 Geo Tracker has 245,000 on it and will get historic tags next spring.  I bought both of these new.  The car I put my business miles on is a 1999 Plymouth Breeze that I bought many years ago for my daughter to use for college.  It has served us well since she has been teaching 8 years!  It currently has 160,000 on it and chugs along just fine.  I don't worry about driving high mile cars since I take care of them.  And if one of them dies on the highway, I have AAA 100 mile towing insurance!
  4. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Lindberg Crown Victoria? New Or Reissue?   

    Nothing new here.  When Revell came out with the 49 Mercury,  Round 2 reissued theirs.   There will be people who will buy the older AMT kit just to do a side by side comparison.   And then there will be those who heard about the new Revell release and bought the wrong one!
    Here's a story.  On anudder board, there was a guy who obviously isn't all that well informed, who posted that he wanted a Moebius Ford pickup. He went online and ordered one... then he realized he bought the MODEL KING Ford pickup.   It seems the only Model King kit he had ever bought was the old AMT '59 Imperial kit.  He didn't understand that it was a repop of an ancient technology kit, and equated it that Model King  sold thick, clunky kits.  Once he saw that, he never bought another Model King kit!  (note that he totally missed the bus on what Model King kits were) He was really upset, thinking he was going to get a Ford pickup to the makeup and quality of that original Imperial.
    Of course that was followed by a tirade paragraph about Model King being a big greedy company getting rich by taking advantage of the little guy.  
    It took a couple of posters to set this guy straight.   I just wanted to illustrate how far off center some folks can get!
  5. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic 1974 Ford Ranger XLT Camper Special   

    Here's the camper in detail for those interested:

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  6. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    The tools have probably been paid for many times over. 
    a common misconception. Remember that Round 2 only bought the company a few years ago. So all that tooling is heavily mortgaged and must be worked to earn it's weight! 
  7. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Do you still own your Jaguar ?
    Yes.
  8. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic 1974 Ford Ranger XLT Camper Special   

    I bought the '66 Chevy pickup with that camper on it at Wally's.  The camper is okay if you are satisfied with a curbside camper.  The windows you see are painted black, they aren't open.  The unit is held together with screws, and when you unscrew the whole thing, the interior is full of screw posts and such. It would be a real chore to clean that all up well enough to put an interior in it.
  9. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic 65 Galaxie d   

    "The first car I remember as a kid was my mothers first station wagon.  A white '65 Country Squire with wood grain."
    My memory of my first job!  A neighborhood guy with a flat grey, as in never washed, '65 Ford wagon hired me to assist him at a local flea market. I'd go load up this wagon from his garage every Friday evening, then met him at 5am Saturday to ride in that wagon to the Englishtown, NJ flea market.  It didn't last long, he was a cheap creepy guy who would always try to cheat me out of a few dollars.  So I quit! 
     
  10. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Rob, when we were due for an upgrade of the family car,  I found a 2006 Buick LaCrosse with 32,000 old man miles on it and paid $8000 cash.  No electronic light show on the dash,  great car that drives and looks new, and it's paid for!    I bought it around Thanksgiving so it now has 38,000 miles on it and the wife loves to drive it.
  11. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    "And let's face it, there are more than enough lousy drivers on the road already."
    I hate driving from PA to NJ on the weekends! It's surely amateur hour out there!  Nothing like drivers who  think they can do 50 in the center lane on the Turnpike, creating a hazard as everyone has to go around them.  And toll plazas?   These idiots cannot seem to pick a lane. Some of them just stop there in the middle of the plaza while they contemplate their move... and none of them have EzPass, so the turnpike doubles the number of cash lanes on the weekends.  
  12. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    Very nice Ed!  I just love your corner of the world!  
  13. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    "Do you guys see the "Insert other media" grey button above the "Submit Reply" black button on the bottom of the reply to topic?" Yes, it appears just as you describe
    That has two options, existing attachment, and "insert image from URL"Do they not work?   No, the button brings up pop up. The "insert image from URL" allows me to put in my image location text, but once you hit "insert image in post"  the squirrel cage just turns and turns, never ending. It's stuck.   I just tried the "insert existing attachment" button.  It gives me an error message, "The page you are trying to access is not available for your account."  Maybe because I have no images saved?  I dunno
     
    Also, I really want the image to open in a new window, not your existing one.  It does bring up a pop up
    Thanks for all the work and concern.  
  14. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Cuban Chrome   

    I watched both episodes last night on On Demand and enjoyed them. I'm not going to nit pick little details.  I liked the characters, and sympathized with the situation they are in and their passion to get their cars built against major odds.  I did find it interesting what they have done to old US cars to keep them running, like the different power trains and how hard parts are to come by.  And anyone who has kept a '54 Olds running with a diesel boat motor, so to earn an income to support his family is alright with me.  Some of our whiney Americans could take a lesson from this guy!
  15. Tom Geiger added a post in a topic Motivation, wish I could find some.   

    "Thought about selling off your models, tools, parts, paints, etc. DON'T do it! Box everything up and put them in the corner or something, but DON'T get rid of your modeling stuff. I did back in 1990 only to find myself starting all over 'bout 7 or 8 years down the road. Boy was I ever sorry. "
    I agree.  Right now I've gotten the bug to go through my old stamp collection.  I was into stamps big as a kid and teen, giving it up when I got into the real life stuff of jobs and family circa 1980.  I never sold or ditched anything. I packed it all up and moved those cartons through an apartment and three houses.  And suddenly this year I get the bug to check it out again!  And it's been a blast.