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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?   

    not gonna get into a debate union vs non, my wife works in canada's biggest union (psac), just as many if not more deadbeats in her office, attitude is- union will cover my a**....
    lazy people in either, it's not exclusive, dont know what the roofing scene is like where you live, but up here, 99.8% of all roofing companys are non 
  2. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    yup, how true Mark, in fact, i'm out the door in 15 mins  (5:30 am) going in early, cause i WANT this job done today....
    yup, yup, & yup
    been with this guy since '81 with a 10 yr break in the mid '90's, he's retiring next yr & building his retirement home six hrs away, not there a lot, pretty much delegates EVERYTHING to me....i stay completely out of the paper end of the business though, other than estimates
    usually go threw 8-10 guys to find one who actually knows what their doing...these guys were just too much, when you got a contractor yelling at you cause a half million dollar job is being held up.....
  3. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic 1993 Chevy K1500 Sport   

    nice job Jordan!
    built one of these a few yrs ago to replicate my 1:1 '90 k15 stepper
  4. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    lousy help
    boss hired another crew to help on a big job, for 2 weeks could not get the whole crew to show up, or some of them would show up FOUR HRS LATE, caused more grief & hassles than any good.
    yesterday was payday-surprise, surprise, every idiot finally showed up, but not for long. 
    "can i go to the bank", "can i go cash my check" all i was hearing, & i'm like no, we're at work & need to finish this job. two of them left at lunch to cash their checks, did'nt come back for a hr & a half.
    finally did what the boss did'nt, gave them their walking papers & sent the other 2 home, dont call us, we'll call you....
    stupidest thing, these idiots only had maybe 2 or 3 days wages coming for 2 weeks, one guy had 7 hrs, then they whine & complain, i just tell them, you dont get paid for being on payroll & sitting at home....
    now i'm on my second day over our time frame, but me & our reg crew should have it done today
  5. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Death of the "Camera Counter"   

    yup, they made them, but not like a cd disc
    try finding film for the wifes polaroid insta-matic is a pain (up here anyways)
  6. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic lifted 55 cameo and 34 ford from the twisted mind   

    nice lookin' cameo!
    are those drop brackets for the springs?
  7. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic For-Link   

    thanks for the comments guys!
    if you saw how badly we get hosed north of the border JT.... make do with what ya got!
  8. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What's Everyone Profession,etc..job,   

    34 yrs & counting of keeping people & their possessions dry...
  9. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic what to do with old car magazines   

    i hear ya Al!
    alls i ever hear from wife is ``you got d*m car mags all over the bloody house``
    nope, they really are`nt worth jack, but i cant throw mine out, just too much money spent on them  and good luck finding someone with a 20 x 20 room for all them.
    a good chunk of mine end up in my ``office`` (bathroom). sorry i cant think of anywhere else to dump them
    `bout a quarter of my stash (approx 5 thousand on the shelfs)
    (ps, did ya see your driveshafts on my blue chevy, lol)

  10. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What are your other hobbies??   

    thanks Bill!
    yeah, pretty lucky, it is a nice chunk of the world  
    'bout 15 yrs ago, wifey & me went on a 3 week trip up to the northwest corner of bc, southwest corner of the yukon, & into alaska, wrangell/chugach area. i dont think (imo) there is a more beautiful place in the world. we blew off about 20 rolls of film (pre-digi days...) although i do have prob a thousand digital pics now- like a couple i took yesterday . took the dawg & the qwad to a local lake yesterday

  11. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic ECSB Blazerburb   

    thanks Carl!
    extended cab is under glass

  12. dieseldawg142 added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    4 linked coilover chevy extended cab short box. 
    cab is a glue bomb amt snap-tite c-3500, box is amt 454SS (glue bomb) motor is amt '89 firebird (also glue bomb). back of the cab was all melted & twisted. scratched rear frame, susp, axles, pre-runner bar, mirrors are f-150, 3/4's & rear window, shifter, t-case lever, exhaust & visor are also scratched. lights are ends of a air tank with scratched covers. grille is the way it was when i got it, would like to find a new grille & do it my way....
    350 TPI, getrag 5 speed, np241 & dana axles

    color is "shimmerimg metallic blue" pia to try photo the actual color....

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  13. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic GMC Pickup   

    very nice, i like that!
    had a 1:1 '68 910 Custom Cab
  14. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Scale Modeling and Youth?   

    my son was born in '04, so does that make him a "millenium""child?
    kids today are definitley into different stuff than we were, but they have so much more DIFFERENT stuff than we did. yeah, my kid is a "vididot", who's kid is'nt nowaday, but i try introduce him to all kinds of things. he does models off & on, he'll get on a rip for 6 mons, then nothing for a yr.
    and i dont know about the driving thing. i used to let my son sit on my lap & steer the crewcab when he was 5, now i take him to the bush, lock it in 4Lo & let him putter around the woods, he LOVES doing it, & is a pretty acomplished driver for not quite 11. he also started quad riding at 3, actually rode with the wife a bit, then bought him his own quad just before his 4th birthday, hopefully a future Ricky Johnson.
    and dont think all kids dont like old muscle, he's already decided he wants either a '67 camaro or a mid '70's (aka "bumblebee"), a '70 chevelle, or a '70 challenger (woo-hoo, lucky me, there goes my retirement fund....) thinking in a yr or two, buy a beat up (read affordable) muscle car & let HIM fix it up for when license time comes in 5 more yrs....(better hide the crew keys....)
  15. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What are your other hobbies??   

    other than building model trucks, my 1:1 & spending as much time as i can with my son.
    we spend alot of time outdoors, camping....



    and cause were surrounded by mountains, we go climb them

    we also collect hot wheels, between the 2 of us we have 2 or 3 thousand- all n. american muscle cars & trucks 
    grew up with them right from the beginning-had hundreds as a kid, played with them, beat on them, played some more, staggers me what people pay for them now....
    most special ones i got are these three. my mom found them a few yrs ago, belive i was 10 or 11 when i painted them