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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by EatSleepTacos, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Jun 17, 2020 at 12:45 PM
    pabstsmeared

    pabstsmeared Simulated Weight

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    :thumbsup: Obviously common sense stuff like, make sure those hooks are in rafters, not drywall, protect your bedside, blah blah blah.
     
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  2. Jun 17, 2020 at 12:52 PM
    Greg.Brakes.Tacos

    Greg.Brakes.Tacos Don't Feed the Animals

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    Yeah, going on 9yr old PUPPY lab for sure...though he has contracted ecoli somehow (in his prostate and bladder originally, just reconfirmed still in his prostate...so suffice it to say he will have to get use to the adjusted trot/stride here in a month or two...) between when we left him with the in-laws on 28 December 2019 and when we got home on the 1st with our now almost 6 month old.

    He's getting used to not getting as much attention throughout the day, though the lock-down working from home has somewhat spoiled or negated some of that I assume...

    Funny garage story, my parents built a house back in '98 and it was on a hill sloped lot, builder/architect didn't account for that in the plans...I remember showing up in the minivan with mom, dad and sister...the garage had a 23.5ft. ceiling. One of the concrete guys jokingly said, well it'd make a good indoor basketball half courts, man did my Dad blow his top! They ended up with a finished room over garage (FROG) room, thankfully no-one in our family was over 6' otherwise you had the steel beam (wrapped in drywall) in the middle of the room ceiling!

    Anyways, back to the normal Lair shenanigans and betty bob white banter.
     
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  3. Jun 17, 2020 at 12:53 PM
    Comatose

    Comatose You snuff it, we stuff it.

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    We all make mistakes.
     
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  4. Jun 17, 2020 at 1:01 PM
    pabstsmeared

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  5. Jun 17, 2020 at 1:18 PM
    crashdb

    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    You remind me of something that happened to me. I used to drive a tow truck and we did service for a local Cadillac dealer. The dealer also sold limos, so all the Embassies bought from them. I got a call to go help another driver out at the Japanese embassy. He was driving a roll back truck and the garage the limo was in was low clearance. I was in the wheel lift that day and went to go drag the limo out of the garage for the roll back driver. I get going into the garage and have to lower the wheel lift a little so the pointy in doesn't hit. I'm good for level one. Good for level two. What wasn't shown was that level three took a drop. I'm scooting along and feel a tug at the rear of the truck, then there's water pouring from everywhere. Then the sprinkler pipe I had just hit comes crashing down. Right onto the hood of the limo I was supposed to tow. The end.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2020 at 1:35 PM
    My Name is Rahl

    My Name is Rahl President of the Taco-Obsessed fanclub!

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    Is this what inspired your username?
     
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  7. Jun 17, 2020 at 1:41 PM
    crashdb

    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Now that you ask..... There were two events at that job that could've inspired it. The other was way worse.
     
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  8. Jun 17, 2020 at 1:47 PM
    My Name is Rahl

    My Name is Rahl President of the Taco-Obsessed fanclub!

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    :popcorn:
     
  9. Jun 17, 2020 at 1:55 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A Not a Fed

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    Go on...
     
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  10. Jun 17, 2020 at 1:59 PM
    crashdb

    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Couldn't find the newspaper article, but the story goes is I was driving a three month old rollback with a two month car on the back. The car had been at a dealer five hours away.

    I was on my way back and apparently nodded off. Two lane highway and I started in the right lane. Drifited over on top of a semi. He drove into the shoulder to avoid me. I didn't come to until I bumped the semi. It scared me and I started sawing at the wheel. This put me into a sideways slide down the highway. I counter-steered which turned me the rest of the way around. By this time I had made it back across the highway to the other shoulder. I was facing the wrong way and still skidding. I also happened to be passing an exit ramp. The truck blew through the guardrail and onto an incline that leveled out at said entrance ramp. Me and the truck rolled down the hill a few times and ended up still facing the wrong way on the ramp. Right side up. I probably could have walked away. I needed a few stitches in my elbow and I had some nasty bruises.

    I guess the 72+ hour work weeks driving around in DC traffic had finally caught up with me.
     
  11. Jun 17, 2020 at 2:12 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A Not a Fed

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    Dang, guy. I was tired from being in DC traffic 2 hours each way, and I was riding in a commuter bus.
     
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  12. Jun 17, 2020 at 2:29 PM
    Slashaar

    Slashaar Trail Limo Supreme & Certified Hole Massager

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    Holy Shit! :eek:

    Worst I've had is I fell asleep on the way to my 3 straight 12s an hour one way job and woke up facing down a hillside. Luckily I was able to regain control and drive back up the hill and back onto the road. Of course as soon as i hit pavement my headlight flopped out of the socket and onto the hood blinding me. Here's your sign! :bananadead:
     
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  13. Jun 17, 2020 at 2:29 PM
    crashdb

    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Yikes. I was young and dumb. The whole job was kind of a bunch of garbage. I can remember alot of long days there.
     
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  14. Jun 17, 2020 at 2:30 PM
    deekyn

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    Just buy some clips off eBay with a foam washer on them. that way you don’t have to worry about fucking up your clips when you pull them or fighting with rubber washers. Also with these, No bondo was needed.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/264019833291

    And it really is an easy job if you’ve got a dremel. But I’m biased. I love the look.

     
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  15. Jun 17, 2020 at 2:31 PM
    RobP62

    RobP62 Bla Bla Bla

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    I was just messin' Brother. More jelly than anything. My ceiling is only 8'. It's such a PITA and a waste. It should be a law that 9' is minimum.

    If I was going to do this I would 4" screw mount 2x4's or 1x4's to the ceiling, then drill through them into the joists so I could 5" lag bolts. I have 92" to the bottom of the old florescent fixtures and 77" to the top of the cap at the tailgate end of the truck with it mounted. Actually, it might be 76" but I am being safe. So minus the 2x4's and pulleys, I definitely have room for this lift thing. The deal is, once this thing is on, I hope to never have it off again. Also it's not something I could do and let it hang in the garage. It would leave me 62" of space under it. I have a 2 car garage so................
     
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  16. Jun 17, 2020 at 2:32 PM
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    RobP62 Bla Bla Bla

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  17. Jun 17, 2020 at 2:36 PM
    Slashaar

    Slashaar Trail Limo Supreme & Certified Hole Massager

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    I saw on CARID you can buy the fenders without flares and no holes. (at least I saw them for 2nd gens, should be the same deal) They were pretty cheap, but unpainted.
     
  18. Jun 17, 2020 at 2:40 PM
    crashdb

    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Already have the clips saved on Amazon! I'm also looking into just doing button head bolts and washers..I'll make a decision someday.

    I was willing to do new fenders, but after painting it for ridiculous. And then what about the bedsides?

    It's neverending, I tell ya!
     
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  19. Jun 17, 2020 at 2:56 PM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This was my first time buying “bulk” steel as opposed to cut to length. Damn it’s so much cheaper. I paid $55 for a 20’ stick of 2”x.120 square tube. Built a stand for my bender. Just need to get the hydraulic ram on.


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  20. Jun 17, 2020 at 3:01 PM
    crashdb

    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Shame you didn't have a roof rack to cart it home on.
     

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