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  • Location chilliwack, bc, canada
  • Full Name dan smith

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  1. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    sorry Mark, it did'nt happen to me, it happened in our town, if it had been my dog....-well, i wont go there....
    i just cant understand it, they give us everything & only ask for affection in return. how could anyone do this, especially to a smaller dog
  2. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    as lifelong dog owners, this kind of stuff REALLY TICKS me off!!! it bothers me much more to see an animal in distress than a human (does that make me bad?)
    WHY??? what could a dog have even done to warrant this kind of treatment
    sadly last yr we had the exact same thing happen, some low-life beat the snot out of "Captain", a beautiful shepard, then threw him in a dumpster, & the poor puppy died. low life's punishment? hundred buck fine, up here dogs are considered "chattel" by the law- something WRONG there....hopefully karma will pay him a visit....
    i've always said dogs offer unconditional love- lock your wife & your dog in the trunk of your car for 4 hrs, then let them out, one wants to kill you, one wants to kiss you 
  3. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Auto ID #173 Finished   

    sorry Ken
  4. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Stance   

    his axles are bent.....(need a sarcastic icon...)
  5. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    left with nothing, not by choice though 
    yup, so true.....
  6. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic New big ole' tire coming soon   

    perfect for a sub!
    how soon?? tomorrow? today? now? 
  7. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    that's exactly what i do- lowest of the low....just everyone wants to retire on shipping costs to canada....
    just picked this off fleabay (cheapest all around), surprisingly reasonable shipping on this one ( $10 to canada, $7 to states, usually it's 1 1/2- 2 times more...) 
    i get excited when i see the cheap price, wince when i see the shipping.....

    ....then get a headache when i get here....( and our buck is up a cent-woo-hoo!)  can also chuck in paypal fee & credit card fee for currency exchange, now it's a $40 plus kit, compared to $18.50 + $7 shipping to the states.

    the rescue blaze at the hobby shop is $24.99, with tax about $28, add in about $10 for fuel for the wife's Envoy, not a lot different than online, except i'm getting ripped-off electronically now.....
    thats why most of my builds are thrift shop/garage sale bombs 
  8. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    it's not just the shipping costs, which are are way more than you guys pay, our dollar is only worth $0.75, go to ebay, add the canadian shipping, then google money converter, & hold onto your heart!!
    i just bought 2 sets of Chief Joseph's awesome Krawler tires, about $25- $28 for you, all said & done with the above mentioned for me- $44.68
    i dont think you guys really realize how sweet you have it, low, fast shipping, waaaaay better selection, & a dollar worth a dollar.
    and only on payday do i make a trip just for the hobby store Harry  other than that i try to plan it on our Costco or Petsmart trips (we have neither)....our local hobby store closed 5 or 6 yrs ago, hoping someone might re-open, but not holding my breath
  9. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic 1955 Chevrolet crewcab   

    thanks guys! 
    mucho thanks to Carl for some parts to finish this one
    the green was'nt quite what i was expecting-  label said ivy leaf (??).....kermie was wife's idea, i wanted to call it s'not II
  10. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    mother nature got me...(and computers...)
    no hobby shop in our town, so it's a 50 mile round trip that i can only make on the weekend (my work & their lousy opening hrs)
    get out there, & there's a MASSIVE wind storm hitting them. 3/4's of the traffic lights are out, branches flying everywhere, accidents at every second intersection. make it to the model store, get the model i want (rescue blazer for a suburban project) standing in line with it (ONE person ahead of me) & the flippin' power goes out. sorry folks, no more sales-WHAT???
    cant use debit, no power she says, i'll pay cash, cant, till wont open, HAS to be scanned....KEEP THE CHANGE & SCAN ANOTHER ONE WHEN THE POWER COMES ON, boss will get mad---jeez, i had it in my hand, this close<> now i haft to spend more time, gas, another trip.....
  11. dieseldawg142 added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    1955 Chevrolet crewcab
    started out as the amt '55 street machine & a spare cab. 
    most of the chassis & suspension is scratched, as is the exhaust except for the 'vette muff & cat. 
    went with a modern drivetrain- back to the 'vette again, '92 LT1. looks kinda small in there compared to a Mark lV

    also did not like the big holes under the cab

    thought it looked a little too plain, so i scratched up a rollbar & lites

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  12. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    thats a good one Mark 
    i never seem to have that problem, maybe cause i got a giant "fish hook" hanging down.....

    what bugs me is on the freeway when they pull up beside you to gawk, then drift into your lane....
  13. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    try one of these
    i have one in my crew & leave it on the second setting (find euro sirens annoying...) it will definitly wake up the guy in front of you......
  14. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic '55 crew   

    sorry Sean, i used it, built a cameo couple months ago & spilt thinner all over the windshield & cracked it up, & the back window is the "filler panel" for the smaller window
  15. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Error code 404   

    mods can delete this if they want.
    for some reason it works now.....(bang head....)