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post #781 of 8099 Old 05-10-2012, 10:00 PM
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I'm a LEO in Boone, and can't say I've ever had anyone cutting of the heads of parking meters. You must have been real bored. Rubitrux is a nice outfit, I bet they can set you up with the GR8top as well. (although that reply is 49 pages late) I bought my LJ from them.


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post #782 of 8099 Old 05-11-2012, 07:34 AM
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You've got one cool hand there, Sundowner...and a knack for keeping your head outside of the box.

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post #783 of 8099 Old 05-11-2012, 07:38 AM
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They threw me out of Boone, way back when. I don't think I'm allowed back there, yet.

We'll be heading down to Uwharrie, for sure. I might have to get an official Republic of Dave Wasteland Trail Ride together.
Nice Sundowner I didnt catch where you were from NC. Im from Unicoi TN just over the hill from boone. Getting stationed in Charleston later this year maybe I will be able to make it to one of the wheelin events . Would love to see Greta in The Wasteland!

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I'm a LEO in Boone, and can't say I've ever had anyone cutting of the heads of parking meters.
You'd have heard of this guy. Legend has it he can eat fifty eggs in a single sitting.
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post #785 of 8099 Old 05-11-2012, 09:01 AM
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You'd have heard of this guy. Legend has it he can eat fifty eggs in a single sitting.
i heard someone saw him drink an entire gallon of milk in one hour, and top it off by eating three pieces of bread in under a minute.

and he killed a man by using his beard as a garotte. stealthy.

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post #786 of 8099 Old 05-11-2012, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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You've got one cool hand there, Sundowner...and a knack for keeping your head outside of the box.
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You'd have heard of this guy. Legend has it he can eat fifty eggs in a single sitting.
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i heard someone saw him drink an entire gallon of milk in one hour, and top it off by eating three pieces of bread in under a minute. and he killed a man by using his beard as a garotte. stealthy.

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Just make sure you play nice with the Republic of Pineland... They don't play fair! Hahaha

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post #789 of 8099 Old 05-12-2012, 02:16 PM
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^^^ Indeed the Pinelanders seem to change the rules just when you're finally figuring them out.

Sundowner, it's now my turn to say what everyone else has been saying: this is great thread man! The information, the just-past-acceptable levels of nerdiness, the beer and chicks, and of course - the beard, make this an epic build worth many laughs and even more "**** why didn't I think of that??"
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post #790 of 8099 Old 05-12-2012, 02:41 PM
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Cuttin' the heads off parking meters...and creating a nuisance. Boone's a small town...there's not much to do in the evenings.
You mean it didn't have anyting to do with defiling the local virgin women from App U? Oh wait, I am sorry, there ARE no virgin women at APP U!
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The Saga of The Problematic Rear Shock...Concluded.

Well, it's finally over...ARB made good on their promise to get me a replacement shock and it showed up several days ago. I've been busy with all manner of other things, however, so I haven't had time to do anything other than shoot it with a coat of black paint and leave it hanging in the garage in an out-of-the-way space. Today brought pleasant weather and no new disasters or fires requiring immediate extinguishment, so I parked Greta outside the garage and decided to see if the Ultralight TJ Toolkit was up to the task of forcibly removing an Invisible Chipmunk from her rear suspension. I suppose I could just tell you, but we're all aware of the fact that I much prefer to go about things in a more obtuse way...all of us, that is, excerpting the slower members of the class. They still miss the stuffed chicken.

Pop Quiz: What tools are required to forcibly remove an Invisible Chipmunk from a TJ's rear suspension?

A: An adjustable wrench, the Knipex pliers, a ratchet, a 15mm socket and an 8"-long extension.
B: A 15mm wrench, a ratchet, a 13mm socket, an 18mm socket, and an 8"-long extension.
C: A leatherman, a sammich and Professor Charles Xavier. Wheelchair optional.
D: Richard Dean Anderson and some bailing wire.

Correct Answer: B. Why? Remember that the question asked what tools were needed...and since the upper shock bolts require a 13mm socket, Answer A is out. Answers C and D are incorrect because neither Professor X nor Richard Dean Anderson are tools; Cyclops is a tool. In any case, the use of the kit was a resounding success. The only thing we pulled from the garage was the torque wrench: there's still no way that I'd want to include it in a toolkit for trail repairs, but there's also no way that I'd avoid using one when it's close at hand. In matters suspensive, there's no excuse for failing to make sure that the fasteners are torqued to spec...and since Annabelle wanted to do some of the work I figured that there was no excuse for failing to use a camera.

Pictured: Best Invisible Chipmunk Eradication of All Time.




After we got the shock bolts torqued down we went for a blissfully-silent drive...a drive that was totally free of squeaks and chirps and Miscellaneous Annoying Noises. I intentionally drove over one of our worst local roads and through a couple of speedbump-covered parking lots just for the sheer pleasure of doing so and NOT sounding like I was being chased by angry rodents.

There was something a bit odd, though: we began to feel that the rear suspension was handling somewhat differently. If felt marginally more stable when we went over some bumpy corners and turns in the road: nothing earth-shattering, mind you...just enough of a difference to notice. My best explanation is that there is something more seriously wrong with the shock than we originally guessed...perhaps something inside the valving that is basically preventing it from effectively dampening vibration and impact. I'm not sure what it could be, but I'm halfway tempted to send it back to ARB and ask them to pull it apart and let me know what went wrong.

Or we'll just go all Muppet Labs on it and find out, ourselves...

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post #792 of 8099 Old 05-12-2012, 05:17 PM
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I would cut the shock apart myself.

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post #793 of 8099 Old 05-12-2012, 06:15 PM
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Cyclops is indeed a tool. He is the Luke Skywalker of XMen. Gambit and Wolverine are my personal favorites.

I appreciate the torque wrench comment. It made me feel included

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post #794 of 8099 Old 05-12-2012, 06:39 PM
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Nice that you have evicted the nurotic forest rodent. Cant say I would cut open a shock myself I guess it depends on the type of shock in question but either way Im sure any shock would make a mess.

Also, any mutant that requires technology to control his mutant powers is a tool and an accident waiting to happen. And unfourtunatly Richard Dean Anderson could not be bothered with something as trivial as a noisy shock, he only works under dire pressure, such as a daring escape. It would be nice if he could learn to do things to benifit daily civilian life, but alas, he lives a life of danger and excitment, few of us will ever experiance.

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post #795 of 8099 Old 05-12-2012, 07:22 PM
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Cyclops is a tool.
i have always felt this way and never understood why anyone ever thought that f****r was cool.


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