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Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by rolliges, Apr 22, 2012.
Correct! F$&% Texas!
New (to me) 16" Toyota Enkei rims. They came off a Tundra and look much better than the rims and had just put on from a Tacoma. To me they look like a modern take of the original ca. 1994 rims.
turned 15 min paint job into a production without an end.
Been towing our new boat (1984 hobie holder dinghy) a lot, and the hitch was looking rusty, so decided to hit it with the grinder, primer and rattle can. Well 5 of the 6 bolts spun off, the sixth torqued off the backer stud inside the frame rail. Mother$%#&%...., It's the shorter bolt towards the front, not long studs in the rear, so I pivoted off that bolt, paper and taped off the back of the rig and sprayed in place, total hack job, but it worked. Fortunately, our "yacht" and trailer are under 500# combined, but will need to weld hitch to the rail, unless there's a way to get in there. whatevers.
Have an appointment with Georg/Valley Hybrid next week for some real work....
FINALLY! Someone with a real, CORRECT use of a 60" HiLift jack!
THAT was LOT of work!
Weekend camp trip. One of our sites, Poverty Gulch.
Got out for a little more adventuring. Drove up to a logging helipad that hasn't felt the weight of a real 4wd in a long time! A lot of work, a lot of scratches and a torn mud flap, but worth the views!
Spent all week taking my Boy Scout troop to summer camp. Riding herd on 50 teenage boys can be a bit taxing at times but it was well worth the experience. I look forward to summer camp as a leader almost as much as I did as a Scout.
The 80 pulled our gear trailer 450 miles to and from camp without a hassle. It even got a big thumbs up from someone in a late model 4 Runner who passed me on I95 in CT yesterday. I love having someone walk over to the 80 admiring it and I casually mention, "it's got a quarter million miles on it"
That brings back many good memories of when I was a Scout.
Gave her some shine
Spent a week in the Outer Banks of North Carolina drinking cold snacks under my awning and waiting for waves. Got a nice 24 hour run of swell (rare in midsummer) and learned what happens when you don't stake an ARB awning down IMMEDIATELY on a windy beach....
Ummmm.....Half-naked women gather under it while you're away?
Same here. I made Eagle Scout and did a ton of cool stuff during my days in scouting.
...be a lot cooler if they did.
Picked up a new to me 97 LX 450 last week for my wife so that I can claim back my 97 landcruiser from her Spent the last few days starting to get familiar with it - coolant flush, oil change, new belts, checked diff oil and knuckle grease which were surprisingly clean. Ended up giving her a deep cleaning as well to get rid of 20 years of other people's mess by stripping the carpets and washing them and cleaning out the interior.
Now to go take her for a long drive and see how she does.
Are those CHROME Lexus wheels? My LC came with the chrome package and all the center caps were missing. Are those center caps CHROME or painted silver or ??? Close-up pics would be appreciated.
They are chrome - I'll try and get photos of them some time.
Good memories indeed. I learned to drive off-road as a young CIT in the camp army surplus pickup. Someone made me a bet that I couldn't drive across the pond. Who knew that a '67 M715 would make a REALLY COOL bow wave until it stalled out in 4+ feet of water, in full view of the Ranger’s cabin. I’ve never dried an ignition with my shirt so quick…
I find Boy Scouts more important than ever to today’s kids. The skills and experiences Scouting offers are harder and harder to come by in the environment today’s youth grow up in. Leadership, personal responsibility and accountability, creative problem solving, positive attitude, and survival skills whether in the wild or not.
Something about seeing a Scout in his Class A uniform saluting during flag ceremony, doing his “good turn daily”, or hearing Taps echo across a lake each evening, still stirs my heart. I still can’t make it through Scout Vespers without tearing up.
It’s even more special now that I am watching my son come up through the ranks and get to see him transform from a boy into a young man.
Clearly you are mzungu kichaa.
I mirror all those sentiments for sure except for the children of my own part.