signguy2108

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About signguy2108

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  • Birthday 04/05/1955

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-1/25

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  • Location Monticello, Arkansas
  • Full Name Larry Haney

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  1. signguy2108 added a post in a topic Lost a sister yesterday   

    Sorry to hear it Ray, I lost mine 3 yrs ago in pretty much the same manner.  Saying prayers for ur family...
  2. signguy2108 added a post in a topic My worst fears realized   

    Gosh Harry, I hate to here this! Hopefully they caught it in time.Now that u know, never give up buddy, let the doctors handle it. prayers go out to you.
  3. signguy2108 added a post in a topic I think it's time to say goodbye to Florida   

    Good luck to u Rob! My older brother lives Post Falls, just east of Spokan, he loves it.
  4. signguy2108 added a post in a topic Italeri is asking for new kit subject requests.   

    True, but as far as licensing goes, look what companys are doing in 1/43 and 1/64 scale. I'd like to see a freightliner m2, so many versions available for converting it, although with new tooling time and all,  i'll probably never see any of it! Not expecting anything other than reissues
  5. signguy2108 added a post in a topic What cool trucks (rigs or pick ups) have you seen lately?   

    Good looking ride clayton! I had a truck on a dedicated wood chip haul, about a 100 mi. round trip. Company I was leased to wanted us to haul chips from monticello to bogaloosa la. one yr. It was an 11 hr. round trip, 2 lane road, had to cross 4 permanent scales, lumber yard foreman said we could make 2 loads a day! ! stayed local and did my regular 5 load a day thing!
  6. signguy2108 added a post in a topic What kind of job do you have?   

    Thanks for replying guys. Some really cool jobs, past and present. It may sound stupid, but I really miss getting up and going to work everyday! Started out as a fork lift operater for 5 yrs, coin operated video game and pinball tech for 3 yrs., then bought a big truck and went trucking for 15 yrs., then bought a collision repair biz & worked it for another 15 or so yrs. (40%auto, about 60% heavy truck repair). After my first heart surgery, I went to work for an Entergy contracted tree service for a couple of years doing bucket truck inspections on about 20 pcs of equip. I loved it, worked 4 nights a wk, traveling about 250 mi. a night. I would go a month without seeing my boss, faxed paperwork in on thurs. get a ck on Sat.! Worked hurrican Humberto in 2007 transporting supplies to our crews on the gulf coast. I've had a small sign business since about 76, loved the hand painted and airbrush stuff, but kinda lost interest when vinyl came along. I've had 2 more heart surgeries (stayed in a coma for about a mo. with the second one) neck surg., p/m-defibulator installed and was  supposed to have been gone by 2012!  Now i'm nursemaid to my wife who's had alot of problems lately.
  7. signguy2108 added a post in a topic What kind of job do you have?   

    It's what happens when u hit the submit button 3 times, Harry took care of it!! sorry
  8. signguy2108 added a post in a topic What kind of job do you have?   

    Nick, I was kidding about the buzzards. I stay so busy with things around the house, I wonder how I managed to have a have a paying job. And the wife-shopping thing, I got fired from that job a long time ago!
  9. signguy2108 added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    What kind of job do you have?
    I have wondered about this for a while. I see a lot of extremely talented and knowledgable people on this forum and just wondering if that's being put to use in the real world ( and I assume for some, this might be the real world). I've been disabled for about 10 yrs now, but still do a little body and paint work, and a small amount of sign work from time to time, other than that pretty much just sit around and watch the buzzards hover over me!  I know a few who probably can't go into detail, but i'm just wondering... and their seems to be a few with fulltime jobs, but seem to be here 24/7.    And Harry, this may be in the wrong place, if so will you move it..
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  10. signguy2108 added a post in a topic 88 Times a Day....Smartphones   

    Still have an old flip phone.Since i've been retired (disabled) 10 years it doesnt ring much anymore, but  I dont mind that one bit! As for 88 times a day, I told a Walmart exec the other day they needed to consider traffic cops inside the store, people on phones pushing buggies, I hate to even go in the store anymore! No tatoos and not enough hair to worry about having to cut!
  11. signguy2108 added a post in a topic Models at the Office?   

    I built shelves in my body shop office and kept my truck collection on them. I did alot of truck repair so it was the perfect place to show them off. Seemed to have a calming effect on my customers too. They could look at something besides the estimate I just handed them!! They made for good conversation and in a way let new customers see that I took pride in my work! Still have a few out at different business in town,( tire, auto parts, equiptment supply store.
  12. signguy2108 added a post in a topic Big Rig Exhaust System, Help Needed   

     
    What I use is aluminum rod in 3/16 and 1/4 (measures out at .22 and .26) available at some hardware stores. Paint inside the end of the tips flat black or you can grind a little bit out of the tips if your careful.
  13. signguy2108 added a post in a topic Big Rig Exhaust System, Help Needed   

    Now you've got it! Also key word CUSTOM TRUCKS. Alot of them with the big stacks are show trucks that u don't have to listen to roar all day, hence the phrase "limited bobtail", "limited working truck"
  14. signguy2108 added a post in a topic Big Rig Exhaust System, Help Needed   

    I'm sorry, thought I was helping, guess not! And the pen is not used for an elbow, just a reducer between the stack and the elbow., and u still cannot just slide a 8-10" pipe over a 5"  and call it done, half of the exhaust (and smoke) will come out of the bottom!
  15. signguy2108 added a post in a topic '60s Drag Racing...a real deal reference   

    I started going to the drag races aruond 10 yrs old or mid 60's. All the local tracks by then were starting to running M/P classes. Anything that wouldn't pass tech to run s/s got put into modified production. There were some wild cars, slow by today's standards, but alot of fun to watch back then!