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NW WA BS Thread (Whatcom, Skagit, Island counties)

Discussion in 'North West' started by LVTheMadness11, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Nov 3, 2017 at 1:04 PM
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    Louisd75

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    I've been busy busy. Got promoted at work. My pay didn't go up nearly as much as my responsibilities. I'm running point on some of the larger jobs and doing more to take the burden off of my boss. Here's a video of some maintenance we did last time I was out. Just redoing the rings on one of the the pistons:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xBV5z_2et0

    Home has been busier than work with projects. I redid my deck and then found out that I'd been sold the wrong hidden fasteners, so I got to pull all the boards back up to install the right ones, and of course the right ones weren't the same width as the old ones, which led to more fun. I still have a massive pile of parts for the DCSB to install. I've been whittling it down little by little but it's still a big pile of stuff. I did get my canopy, but I've had a couple of issues that I'm currently working with the dealer to resolve. I'll wait til that's squared away before writing any more about it, but the truck looks good with it:

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    Kids are getting bigger, I'm getting older, my crap still stinks :) How's life on the little boats?
     
  2. Nov 15, 2017 at 9:07 PM
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    Sounds like a lot going on! Still making the trips to Oahu? I miss working on big ships, that video was so bad ass thanks for sharing! What kind of engines are those? Canopy looks good on the truck too!

    Let me know If you need a hand with some installs, I'll bring some beers! Life on the little boat I pretty good, we tore apart one of our engine's exhaust system looking for a failed o-ring which was causing coolant pressure to drop and burn off. Found it in the turbo carrier housing. My hand was silver from tons of anti seize, it looked like I fisted robot cop.

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    I'm the dude in the back haha
     
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  3. Dec 5, 2017 at 6:02 PM
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    Super Excited, any suggestions on what to do first?
     
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  4. Dec 15, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    Navelfunk

    Navelfunk Fair is fair.

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  5. Dec 18, 2017 at 8:14 PM
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    Somewhat new to Bellingham (~3 years) but just re-joined the Tacoma club with a 2001 extended cab. I have a couple weeks of free time and am wondering if there are any forest roads worthwhile/drivable on a stock 4x4. I'm not looking to do anything crazy, just interested in exploring the county more and scoping out some easy camping (also picked up a Wildernest). Any favorite, easy drives you'd recommend for me and the doggo? Thanks!
     
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  6. Dec 19, 2017 at 5:58 AM
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    Welcome! When heading down the Mt. Baker highway you can take a left just after the Northfork Brewery and head up that forest service road. I'm not sure if you'll run into snow or not this time of year but worst case scenario is you just head back to the brewery and have some really good pizza and beer.
     
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  7. Dec 19, 2017 at 1:32 PM
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    Navelfunk Fair is fair.

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    :wave: Welcome!
     
  8. Dec 20, 2017 at 11:48 AM
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    Thanks! Think I'll hold off after the weather yesterday but it seems like this sun might stick around a few days. Need to do a brake job before teaching starts again in January and would love to not freeze my a$$ off. Hoping to start building the truck up more this summer but just tackling some basic maintenance stuff in the meantime. Having fun and learning a lot with this truck.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2017 at 7:51 AM
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    Anyone here do much welding? I'm thinking about buying something from https://www.coastaloffroad.com/ this summer but really don't have the time/money for a new expensive hobby. I pay well in barley soda or regular forms of reimbursement for time and materials.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2018 at 9:58 AM
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  11. Feb 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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    Anyone have a shop they are willing to let me use for a few hours. Have to do my needle bearing. I pay well in beer.
     
  12. Mar 12, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    Canooooooooing weather, finally!20180312_110007.jpg
     
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  13. Mar 12, 2018 at 10:00 PM
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    Where’d ya go?
     
  14. Mar 12, 2018 at 11:14 PM
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    Just over to Padden. I paddled out to the middle with a thermos of oatmeal and drifted for breakfast. Then I cruised around the perimeter.
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    I need to work on my left side. I can go anyway I want with the paddle on the right bit as soon as I switch to the left then boom, circles.
     
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  15. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:39 AM
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    Nothing like a great deal & a title.

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  16. Sep 28, 2018 at 7:22 PM
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    Dead in here. Where's everyone taking their trucks out to for day trips?
     
  17. Sep 28, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    I did a night drive up to Artist Point earlier this week. It was foggy and pretty spooky near the top, especially with the underwhelming stock lights on my 1st gen. The mountains were awesome peaking through the fog and clouds with the full moon. Only saw two cars while east of Glacier. I'm trying to fit a daytime drive up to Twin Lakes or Heliotrope Ridge but not sure when that will happen.
     
  18. Sep 29, 2018 at 12:34 PM
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    Twin Lakes is gorgeous and the last couple miles of the road up makes for a fun drive. I haven't driven to Heliotrope Ridge, I'll have to give that a go.
     
  19. Sep 29, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    Glacier Creek heading up to Heliotrope Ridge is fun, just beware of Subarus. I swear sometimes that I think that's the real reason for getting an aftermarket steel bumper. Most people stop at the Heliotrope Ridge trailhead but few continue up the road to the top. I've camped at the big gravel turnaround at the top and even through the trailhead was packed with people (stopped counting at 30 cars) we didn't have a single person go all the way to the top. There is a great view just before the road ends.

    The first left off of Glacier Creek Road (NF 37) is also a fun drive with some twisty switchbacks.

    Keep in mind that from Monday to Friday they're supposed to be doing a lot of tree removal along 542 for the winter. It'll likely be slow going. The article I read said they were working from 0600 to 1600 or so.
     
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  20. Oct 12, 2018 at 5:01 PM
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    Louisd75

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    Getting chilly up at Twin Lakes.

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