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

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  1. dieseldawg142 added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    '55 crew
    got four '55's, so i figure this is a good way to burn up 2 of them...

    so far...

    • 12 replies
  2. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic First vid with the go-pro   

    yeah, thats how i was. gift from the wife, prob would have never bought one myself. now my son wants to put it on his helmet, his quad, his bike, his scooter, his trampoline.....now think back 40 yrs, would'nt you have liked to have some kind of video from your youth, instead of some static pictures & fading memories.....he'll have something to show his kids & now i see it as insurance, when i got just a couple marbles left rolling around upstairs & memory fading.....

    well, i do have this one on my handlebars, the helmet strap thingy is too short ( i say genius, wife says fat head....) it's a little bit bouncy being on the handlebars, & the audio is horrible, i have'nt dumped some music over it to cover it up yet...

    this was taken with my 11 yr old canon, this was planned....

    this one was not planned....

    and if it's still a little to bouncy to see, here's some static pics
    heat was intense when we left, nudging 100, & even though we were 200lbs lite this yr (my beloved passed mastiff ) we came in at just under 16 k, that plus the "smasher" on the Coquihalla hiway, about 15-18 miles of 4-6%, then kicks up to 8-10% for another 5-6 miles, even the mighty 454 was feeling the heat, ran up to 207, so for the first time ever, i decided to pull over for 20 mins & cool down for we hit the steep. she never broke 205 all the way to the top, & we passed 8 cars & trucks that did'nt make it, tow trucks were having a field day....

    hiding in the shade cooling down, & at the top

    we're not KOA kind of campers....prob a good 3 1/2-4 hrs to nearest house/store
    first couple hrs in road is real good

    last few miles it gets narrow & pot holy, nothing crazy, but still, i'm 8 ft wide, & almost 12 ft high & 40 ft long....we be pruning & there goes the beer & pop.....

    but we're there...

    awesome place to ride

    this guy was constantly raiding us...

    there was a forest fire a couple hundred miles away, but we still got smoked out, taken at 2:30-ish in the afternoon

    was able to launch the boat a few ft from the truck, notice the hurting little dock

    until we found this old submerged dock & muscled it over to ours, where i spent every night- there's NOTHING better...

  3. dieseldawg142 added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    First vid with the go-pro
    my wifey got me a go-pro last Christmas, finally had a chance to try it on our holidays.
    trying it everywhere, had it mounted to the crewcab mirror, but my camper extension mirrors forced it inwards- nice footage of my front fender...
    mounted it on the back of my quad

    also tried mounting it to the front of my car-topper boat

    foreseeing lots of fun with this thing.....
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  4. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    today, yesterday, day before, day before that & that.....great way to end the day....

  5. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Junkyard rollback   

    thanks guys!
    just got back from holidays....
    Jesse, best thing i can suggest is start with 2 WHOLE cabs
    other than that, the rear doors are shorter (fronts 42", rears, a little over 32") & squarebody crews have 5 ribs in the roof, everything else is pretty much same as a reg cab
  6. dieseldawg142 added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Junkyard rollback
    started out with this junk & a big pile of styrene.

    ended up like this....

    functional bed & wheel lift

    the "fleet" so far....

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  7. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Moebius 1971 Ford pickup...lifted 4x4   


    whatcha putting under the hood?
  8. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    yeah, did anyone catch this a few days ago?
    think he would have stopped after the first......

  9. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Challenged   

    naw, thats the challenge, bringing junk back from the dead. thats how half my models look like at start.....

    when you said vette drivetrain, a LS, 6-spd would look nice in there
  10. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    wow, that would prob last me 'till i'm dead!
    we have to re-new every 5 yrs at $75 a pop unless you got tickets......
  11. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Happy Fathers Day   

    tough loss Clayton & Tom, i have learned SO much from my dad over the yrs.
    i just hope he's around longer, old bear had a heart attack last jan.
    i'm lucky, my son & me still hang out a lot, but i imagine in 2 or 3 more yrs when he hits his teens, that will be it for mom & dad till his 20's
    as for fathers day, cant complain. beautiful weather today, my son could have went to the waterslides or hung out with his buddy's, instead he wanted to climb Mt Cheam (6900 ft) with dad on fathers day.
    it was a great day with my son!

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

    i do. got into a beef with the cable company & CUT their lines off my house 9 yrs ago.....
  13. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Any electricians in the house?   

    i hear ya!
    we had a hiab crane hit some wires once. blew the driver 10 feet from the truck, caught his shoes & feet on fire, set the truck deck on fire- was not a pretty sight.
    i think most people get nervous around wiring because you cant see what your working with. i dont claim to be an electrician, but with careful work & some forethought, it's not rocket science.
    whole new engine harness for a mpfi conversion, and a complete dash re-wire including auto meter gauges

  14. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Any electricians in the house?   

    well, i dont know what your standards are, but the BC code book has EVERYTHING, it even has diagrams on how to wire anything up. and no, a GFCI does not meet all the safety requirements, but would you stick your hand in a car fan while your buddy cranks it? barest minimum to do when wiring around water
  15. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Any electricians in the house?   

    electricity can be dangerous, but with some planning you can do it.
    my house had old solid wire/fabric insulation & needed a complete re-wire & upgrade. i went to city hall & bought the code book, it has EVERYTHING you will need to know about electricity in your house. having a basic knowledge of electricity, i decided to hire a contractor to install a new bigger breaker box, then did the rest myself. the first thing you might want to do before anything is put a GFCI breaker in your box that will be powering your tub. as your near water, all your outlets should be GFCI as well. these will do an excellent job of preventing you from getting zapped.
    just be careful & meticulous & it's not such a scary job.
    oh yeah, when my wiring job was inspected, the inspector asked what company did it, said it was well done. that was 21 yrs ago.....