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  1. It's been done a few times, but still funny. Back when I was working at Lowes, a very good friend of mine let me borrow his car so I could go get some lunch. Instead of getting lunch, I went to the store and bought about twenty packs of post it notes. I spent my lunch hour covering the entire interior of his car in post it notes. He thought I was eating in his car the whole time, so he didn't suspect a thing. The look on his face was priceless as he walked up to his car and found all those sticky notes plastered all over the inside. But, being the good friend that I am, I did help him get them all taken down. I had to use my own car after that.
  2. Shawshank Redemption The Green Mile A Night To Remember Chronicles of Riddick/ Pitch Black Iron Man 1 and three( two was kind of lame) Captain America: The Winter Soldier Sin City. I don't know why, but I just like it. Blazing Saddles. I can just about recite that entire movie! The Evil Dead( the original one) Letters from Iwo Jima The Longest Day Spaceballs. Mel Brooks was just awesomely funny!
  3. Ironically, I freeze my gonads off at work. I'm a forklift operator in the freezer section of our warehouse. It's -10 in the "warm" part and right underneath the blowers, it's -30. So, I'm sweating buckets and almost freeze to death during the duration of the day. It's especially brutal during the winter.
  4. Lordy! What's with the shirt drenching days this week? Well into the high 90's with the humidity at 100%. I instantly start to sweat as soon as I walk out the door. I'd hate to know what it is in Arizona or California! Unfortunately, this means no painting for a good while. It has been almost 100%humidity for well over a month, now. So, what's the temperature where you're at?
  5. Please, by all means, don't stop being a gear head. But please, be a sensible gearhead and respect the other people on the road. Their taxes pay for it just like everyone else's.
  6. I have a 2003 Ford Ranger with just over 100k miles on it. Very well maintained and it has a four cylinder in it. I'm 26 and more than happy with it. These twenty something people who drive these monsters that want to make a statement is nothing more than an excuse to make up for the lack of size elsewhere. I'm a very hard working man trying to earn a living and I'm proud of what I have accomplished. That's the only statement I ever needed to make.
  7. Dave, I just wanted to say thank you for even considering making new truck kits. I think we could do with more trailers ,myself. Like a new tool Beal tanker, dry bulk, lowboys, ect. And thank you for taking the time to respond. Not many kit manufacturers do that.
  8. You misunderstood me. I was saying that the recently re-issued can do wrecker had the historic series logo on the box as well. I know it isn't the snap kit.
  9. It looks like you were signed on as a guest. I may be wrong, but when signed on as a guest, you don't have all of the posting privilages that a member has. Therefore, you would have to create an account and sign in as a member. It looks like you have done that, so I think you are good to go. Excellent project, by the way. I was thinking about getting this kit, myself. I'll be following your build closely.
  10. Yes, it's the old snap kit. Revell has a few kits out with the "historic series" logo. I believe the recently re-issued Can Do wrecker has this as well.
  11. I just looked it up. Both models were recalled in 2006, 2007 for fuel-related problems as well as the transmission problems.
  12. I had a 96 Chevy Corsica. Just something to go back and forth to school with. During the year that I had it, the transmission went out, three window switches quit working, and it overheated a lot. I had to keep two gallons of coolent in the backseat just in case. Later that year, I bought a 96 Chevy C1500 as that was my favorite body style. Well, the transmission went out on it as well. A few weeks later, both door handles broke and the passenger window switch quit working. I seem to recall that the 96 models that were coming out that year had the same problems. I can't remember if there was a recall for these particular year models or not. I ended up giving the truck to my brother as an early birthday present as I was fed up with trying to fix the blasted thing almost every week.
  13. I finally managed to get a good paint job on my Revell Lightning. I used Testors wet look clear and sprayed the bed and put it aside to dry. I must have a really short memory because I picked the bed up and managed to get some really lovely fingerprints on it. And they were deep. Deep enough to have to strip the entire bed and start over.
  14. So, my mom is having some serious problems with her. Being a type two diabetic and can't walk much doesn't help, either. Also being run over the shoulder by a 75 Impala back in 1998 has pretty much messed her back up. She hasn't been able to walk very far without the aid of her wheel chair. Now, she's telling my that her kidneys are failing. She's talking about death like it's casual conversation. Going over her funeral plans just as casually as if I were talking to a friend on facebook. I fear that I might not have my mom much longer and honestly, I wouldn't know what to do without her. She is the glue that's holding my life together right now. I'm scared that I might wake up one day and find her lifeless and I'm fighting back tears every time I think about it. I know this isn't really the place to be talking about this kind of stuff, but it makes me feel better getting it out.
  15. I actually found myself turning my head every time they turned. Flinched a couple of times, too
  16. Yeah. Try backing that thing up to a loading dock and we'll see how pretty that back end stays.
  17. Stupid dayshift at work. Constantly putting me an hour behind because they want to talk to the useless supervisor for twenty minutes and not doing their actual job. I get paid by production. So, when I go to my nightshift boss which is the director of operations, he tells me to quit whining. So I am losing money, I have a manager that doesn't want to be bothered, and to make things worse, our forklifts are old and really worn out. I had three tear up on me just this week alone. Dayshift lift drivers constantly on their cell phones. Lumpers that don't break pallets down. Is it that hard to break one layer down so I can fit the pallet into the bay that it goes in? So, I'm losing even more money because of that. And to top all of this off, I had a pretty interesting conversation with my boss today about our production. He basically told me that my production was lacking and that I needed to do better. I wanted to tell him that some people really need a high five in the face as well. But, I need this job until something better comes along. Can't win at all, I guess.
  18. Wait, Mobius has a wheel and tires set??? I need to order about a dozen of these!
  19. I would love to go, but I wouldn't have the time for that weekend. I have to have a colonoscopy done. I will be there for the April 5th show
  20. I had a case of limes fall off it's roller rack while restocking it. As I was putting the fallen case back into the rack, I pushed another case of limes off. Anybody that knows me can tell you that I have a really bad temper. By the time the second case fell, I was shouting and swearing as loud as I could. Not good when your bosses' office is ten feet away. To make things worse, I toppled a stack of pallets bringing them to the pallet area. So, might have a broken finger because I punched my forklift. Steel body. Didn't feel good, but I got my anger out and calmed down after a cigarette. The rest of the night was uneventful.
  21. Awesome! The trailer looks really good, too! If you don't mind me asking, what was your preferred method of assembling the trailer? For the life of me, I couldn't get the sides to fit. I cut the tabs off and tried to line them up a little bit at a time. Still, I had gaps and steps. Finally, after a fit of rage that I can relate to a pack of ravaging, howling dogs from down under, I gave it to my friend. You make it seem so easy.
  22. If you can find it, LA's totally awesome works wonders. It can usually be found at Dollar General. Strips chrome and all of the coating in less than an hour.
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