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  1. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    this beauty-ous '72
    love that basic-ness
    and it's not a shorty.  eight is great!!

     
     
     
  2. dieseldawg142 added a topic in Trading Post   

    Junkyard
    some junkyard stuff.  the '70 impala and '68 elco, that's whats left, nothing else

    the ford stepper is the Krusher truck, mostly there except for the transfer case                

    two glue bomb fords put together. needs to be sanded, have already stretched the frame, have about 90% of parts to complete, all the important stuff

    really in need of a '64 or '66 chevy truck box, fleetside, not a stepper. will trade off whatever you need.
    painted, gluebomb or built boxes are ok 
     
     
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  3. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Winter Weather   

    see my neighbor across the street with the International Eagle, he had to make a run to the Kootneys the other night. he usually backs into my driveway, then swings onto the road. well that did'nt happen, had it stuck for a couple hrs in my driveway. he only has one tire chain at the moment, tore up his other ones last week dragging 55 tons over the Coquihalla hiway, and his new loggers being made are'nt ready yet. we were shovelling for awhile, when some guy in a mid '80's F150 (who has obviously seen too many ford commercials...) figured he could pull out buddy's 18 000 lb tractor... ok, your truck, went to put the strap around his hitch, and he says no and just drops it over the ball. first attempt he went at it slow and moved the tractor 0.0001 of an inch. so for the second try he decided to yank it (all 18 000 lbs...) he took off, hit the end of the strap, and just a micro second before the ball came flying off at 100mph, there was a loud bang as the rear diff exploded it's guts....and got himself stuck. i yanked him out with my truck and he limped off in front wheel drive (prob wondering what they do in the commercials that he did'nt do...)
    then my other neighbor with a '014 ram 1/2 ton decided to give it a try.  people should not belive everything they see on tv or the internet...put the strap around  his hitch, and he hit it so hard, it yanked his truck sideways and the strap damaged his tailpipe and rear bumper...and he also moved the tractor 0.0001 of an inch....and he got stuck sideways, so i also yanked him straight... 
    then we put the one chain on the drivers rear, dug threw the snow in his back yard for some gravel, and he adjusted his air to try get all the wheels on the ground. i should mention buddy paid off the truck yrs ago and has been turning it into a hot rod International, it has over 700 horses, and he used about 650 of them.... ever heard a N14 Cummins winding out to 2500? ate down to the pavement for a wicked spark show, also left a divot in my concrete, then looked totally awesome drifting down the street sideways...

    and we're having the winter that just won't end....ice storm blew in last night...luckily my crew is dry, in the shop getting a faster ratio steering box
    bring on the global warming..

    wife's clothes line is biting the big one, mind you, i put the pole up 21 yrs ago. nine o'clock in the morn ......and 20 mins later

    pole is getting pulled over                                                                                                                                          thought this looked kinda cool- literally...

    power went out at 11 am, did'nt kick on till 12 hrs later at 11:30 pm-ice brought down the neighbors wires, and a 70 foot Douglas at the other end of the street came down and took the wires, the pole, and blew the transformer

     
     
  4. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic 1985 GMC K3500 Pickup   

    nice, i like!
    imo could use just a little more lift. for the body lines Tom, i finish the paint completely then just use some dollar store kid's black water paint to hi-lite the lines, wipes off real easy and does'nt muck up the paint.
    have had my '85 k30 crew since the late '90's with no intention of ever letting it go 
  5. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic 76 Gremlin???   

    looks great so far Brian!
    good way to use a gremlin. judging by the way the tread on all 4 hawgs is pointing in the right direction, going to take a guess and say S.U.?
    black hood should pick up the black stripes nicely too. any idea's for the front end? stock bumper with a pushbar?
  6. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Whats your work area like?   

    i hear ya Mark!
    my spot used to be wife's craft area, that's the big shelving thing on top of the desk.  guess she felt sorry for me freezing out in the garage and said i could "share" her desk with her....took me 5 yrs to basically shove her right out of there...
    she hate's the way it looks and cleaned it once, could'nt find nothing for a week.  does'nt really bother me, i know where every single thing is, but the last 4 or 5 trucks i built were on top of the garbage can....maybe after this truck i mite see if i can migrate my builds back on the bench with a little re-organizing...never seems to last more than a 1/4 kit anyways...

    i do "share" my space with these holy little terrors, our two skinny pigs. some days they can be a real handful, freaking & squeakin' at you (their real talkative) and they get under your feet, they love cruisin' around the house and climbing up on ya

    Lenny and...........................................................................................................................................................Squiggy

  7. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Six more weeks of winter   

    grrr!! groundhawgs bite it anyways.....
    started snowing on friday, snowed yesterday, snowing today, and snowing tomorrow , tues and wed....jeez louise...

    opened my garage door this morning to this mess...                                                                                    thinking i'll get rid of this first 'fore it comes crashing down on my head....


    yay! only 50 more feet of 2 foot deep snow to get to my (as usual) unplowed road. we drive 4by so we can get out of our driveway and off our street....

     
     
     
     
  8. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Six more weeks of winter   

    i think some people throw this stuff off too lightly....
    darn groundhawg is about 1000% more accurate than any forecaster on either side of the border imo...
    little s.o.b. called it in my 'hood
    we just had our grass finally make a re-appearence last week after a couple mos, then Punxsi screwed that up. started snowing last nite

    still snowing today....

    and as of 10 minutes ago....

    this blows...

     
  9. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic RMR SSR Suburban   

    yes, it would be nice to know how to contact Ron.
    bought a crew from him 6 yrs ago, have not received a single reply to multiple emails since....
  10. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Learning to speak Canadian...   

    yeah, they do talk funny back east....
    tousands and tousands of cod in the bay, almost tree hunnered....
  11. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic '84 GM wrecker   

    thanks Dieselhead
    good suggestion Mike! was thinking the same thing.  kit push bumper looks good...on a '70's....not so much on an '80's
    have been thinking modify this warn enforcer bumper with some tubing and checkerplate and widening it a bit ( from the OBS USA-1) then adding a warn 16.5, more of a '80's look

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

    '84 GM wrecker
    hobby shop had a hurtin' chevy truck selection last Christmas, but wifey was able to find one gm, the revell '77 wrecker. second time around with this one, did one 20 yrs ago, and it's just as bad as i remember it....
    hate the "everything" molded in on these things. this will be truck 3 in my off-road recovery fleet, already have a '72 and a '77, want an '80's era for this one.
    goodbye molded...

    some rear winda trim. even though everything is molded, both wreckers i got had no rear trim....some spare inners. a little trimming and gud'n'tite...

    clip swap gets rid of major molded...spare '84 gmc clip from my cc dually conversion. also got rid of the funky "vents" or whatever they are on the wrecker body. never did like them
    cut the fenders cause i dont like etching lines...

    like the '72 and the '77, the '84 will also get 38" swamps. also chopped off the sucky molded in visor and replaced it with my own

     
     
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  13. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Why resin kits are expensive - with actual numbers   

    for $165 i would definitley buy one, i love the Futurliner. would make an awesome addition to the collection.
    but $165 is just a pipe dream for those of us north of the border. with shipping & exchange, the price climbs to $255. this is in no way the fault of the caster, but 255 is a little too hard to swallow for a model....
    if our buck ever comes up and there are some futurliners left, i would like to get one
  14. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Winter Weather   

    we finally broke out of 6 weeks of straight arctic outflows. tired of being in negative territory, finally hit above freezing.
    so what do we do? go for a drive up the Coquihalla......back into the winter 


    quite a bit of snow at the brake check still....this drift there was about 20 feet deep. be glad when everything turns green again...

     
  15. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What percentage of models do you think actually get completed?   

    same here
    but i'm at 99%, have a sailing ship i been playing with off & on for 'bout 10 yrs....