My latest Adventure, update 7/11/21

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I shortly later took much of the suburban money and bought something a little bigger!!

Say hello to my 91 international! Dta360 mechanical


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The possible goal at this point. Would to be cut the back and make a poor man's toterhome. ( With the camper obviously)


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Also did some trading with a buddy, and got a couple rc crawlers. One complete, one mostly complete, and 3 different bodies. The goal will be to get the buggie looking body set up as a hard core rig, and get the other chassis set up mostly stock for the wife, or whatever


The two full bodies ( one is cut down)




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The other body

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After trimming some inner fender.


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Some upgraded tires!!

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Running the truck for the first time with the new tires.




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So got to use the generator again also! Had it running for 5 days. We had weather come in and some ice. Brought down trees all over and messed up lots of lines. I have a big tree to clean up at some point.



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Camper shelter to the rescue!! The ice melted the next day, and snowed the following day.




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The most inconvenient thing was keeping it fueled up. It will run everything but the hot tub at once. So for what it was we was doing much better than many in our area.




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And one of the most recent things is that I sold the Saturn this weekend. Good little car, but just a little bit toooo little. Fine for one person. But bumping elbows with two. So gonna get the nicer grand prix going again and use that for milage.



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Got new brake parts coming for the prix, so can get that in the road.

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Little brother wrecked his car and dad went to get it with the Tahoe. Had a tire throw the tread, ripped off the fender from the trailer. However it didn't loose air!



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Then the fun of dealing with seized caliper pins on the hoe. Had a little grinding, had to get the caliper bracket red hot to get the pins out. Drill bit in the hole, wire brush, and grease the snot out of them, with the cheapest pads I could get my hands on, as in a couple months I am hoping to have the pickup going, and be ripping the axles out for one tons and solid axle swap.



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So it has been longer than I realized, so we gonna get a bunch of updating done here. !

Got all the brake parts for the prix, got it fixed and driving, then new tires.


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Also got a set of wheels for her mom's car, as her stock ones have leaked for some time... and new tires on them.


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Also got something done that has made a nice difference this summer, and can't wait to see how much difference this winter. And had some blown insulation done. Supposed to have like 18". And we had like 4"



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Looking decent with a bath and new brakes.



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Swapped the stock air box for an SLP unit.




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Did some belt and pulley replacements.



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Took a few min to find the car. But once we found her.






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So, got the avy in and ready to start stripping.



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Grabbed a trailer made from an old uhual that will store some belongings for. Some family while when lives in France for a year. After she comes back I will being buying it from her, should be a nice addition to the yard for either storage and or hauling things.


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Had some footers put down so the porch stops sinking. They will finish and have a complete frost wall when done.



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Passports came in, if I forgot to mention we are headed to Florida for baby sister in law wedding then a 9 day Caribbean cruise after.


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Got a new realtor to help sell her mom's house, and this is what he showed up in. Not that it is my favorite, but is super clean good looking low mile car.




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Ok, ow for a bunch of fun stuff. Got some pew pew updates. I managed to grab a shield plus after having enjoyed the first gen shield. Managed to get it with a coupon, as well as an awesome rebate.

The standard shield plus is 400 on sale most places, and I managed to get this one with optic cut, and night sights shipped ffl fee iny had for 400 flat! Plus the rebate was for three free mags. Which is like another 100 worth of mags. In total I figure I got 650 worth of goods for 400. And I have to say I am quite happy with it.




Both together. The shield has a 7rd and 8 is the extended mag.

The plus is 10 / 13. And the free mags ended up being 15 rds.



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Got a couple hundred through it and it seems to be working nicely.





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And one that was super fun I finally got to restoring the .22 rifle. I will have many pics. Most of the metal was just a clean and lube , and the wood was sand bare and refinish. Anyway, here it was.


So it wouldn't let me upload as many as I wanted. Pics too big. But here are some in progress.


Sanded down


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Parts cleaned up




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Improvised a way to let it dry as finish was being put on.

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