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Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:56 am
by Aaron
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Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:13 am
by Shannon
Dia wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:16 pm
Poor California.

Also, Shannon, you should do a meet and greet.
That is something I would like to do sometime. I do from time to time meet fans ( I use that term loosely ) by accident at events, on the street or in big box stores sometimes and its always an interesting conversation. It was really awkward the first few times for sure but I have gotten more used to it. My wife just smiles ,giggles and steps away cause she is not as comfortable with it. ,LOL.
I would like to arrange something sometime, some how, some where. I would hope many of you regulars here could make it out if I ever do that , you have become like family really, family I have never met.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:18 am
by Shannon
I had to remove a rotted broken off fence post a few years back. I drilled a bunch of 1/2" holes in it as deep as I could and kinda whittled it apart after and then smashed out the concrete that was around it. Not a fun process at all.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:44 am
by A. Spruce
I think you'd have better luck with the awl than an auger. Like I said, the ground is full of 1" to 6" river rock, those things don't just jump out of the way. And, an auger is useless against old cores, which is what I was pulling yesterday.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:18 pm
by Aaron
Jackhammer and auger.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:22 am
by emtnut
Shannon wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:13 am

That is something I would like to do sometime. I do from time to time meet fans ( I use that term loosely ) by accident at events, on the street or in big box stores sometimes and its always an interesting conversation. It was really awkward the first few times for sure but I have gotten more used to it. My wife just smiles ,giggles and steps away cause she is not as comfortable with it. ,LOL.
I would like to arrange something sometime, some how, some where. I would hope many of you regulars here could make it out if I ever do that , you have become like family really, family I have never met.
Last fall I was at the park with my grandson. I was wearing my HI shirt. A guy there recognized it and mentioned you and your videos and how they really helped him.
I asked if he was on the forum at all and he said yes ... Mentioned 'EMTNUT' to him ... got a blank stare :(

If I do ever make it out there, I'll need to do an electrical video with you ... I want my 10 seconds of fame 8-)
Will I have to hide the labels on my beer?? Or can Mr Admin Guy edit it out :lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:22 am
by Shannon
emtnut wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:22 am
Shannon wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:13 am

That is something I would like to do sometime. I do from time to time meet fans ( I use that term loosely ) by accident at events, on the street or in big box stores sometimes and its always an interesting conversation. It was really awkward the first few times for sure but I have gotten more used to it. My wife just smiles ,giggles and steps away cause she is not as comfortable with it. ,LOL.
I would like to arrange something sometime, some how, some where. I would hope many of you regulars here could make it out if I ever do that , you have become like family really, family I have never met.
Last fall I was at the park with my grandson. I was wearing my HI shirt. A guy there recognized it and mentioned you and your videos and how they really helped him.
I asked if he was on the forum at all and he said yes ... Mentioned 'EMTNUT' to him ... got a blank stare :(

If I do ever make it out there, I'll need to do an electrical video with you ... I want my 10 seconds of fame 8-)
Will I have to hide the labels on my beer?? Or can Mr Admin Guy edit it out :lol:
Ya its kinda crazy how many people actually know what HI is.
a few years ago, maybe 3 years into our existence Admin was purchasing some used auto parts from a guy and when he went to see the parts and walked into the guys house he seen that that guy actually had our website open on his computer screen and had been looking at it before he showed up. Very coincidental cause he would have had no idea who admin was at the time! LOL.
I like the idea of having a guest pro in a video! Beer sounds good also...maybe not in video?

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:23 am
by A. Spruce
A meet and greet would be great! So, when are you boys, and Dia, coming to California? :mrgreen:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:29 am
by Shannon
A. Spruce wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:23 am
A meet and greet would be great! So, when are you boys, and Dia, coming to California? :mrgreen:
Are you going to hide behind the burb so we cant see you? :lol: :lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:05 am
by A. Spruce
Of course! :twisted: :lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:26 pm
by Aaron

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:10 pm
by A. Spruce
Stop the vid at the 39 second mark and check out the bed/cab gap . . . can you say FRAME FLEX? I knew you could! :lol: They also put a lot more than overload springs on that sucker, like 10:1 gears in the axles, no other way it could get that load to budge.

I'd guess late 70's truck, probably '77 or '78.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:49 pm
by Shannon
love the old squares!

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:09 pm
by A. Spruce
Yeah, me too. It took me a very long time to warm up to the post square body trucks. '95 is when they finally did away with all the square styling, inside and out, to what we'd consider a "modern" interior. Then again around 06 or 07 they changed the body again and they started getting a lot taller and boxy and ugly, IMHO.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:08 pm
by Aaron
Yeah trucks are so less utilitarian than they used to be. Can you even order a manual transmission, vinyl seats, and no carpeting? I highly doubt it.

Those old vinyl seat no-carpet ones you could just hose down the interior!! Lol

Look the bed!!! I also LOVE the two-tone.

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Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:19 pm
by Shannon
My various Chevy and GMC trucks over the years have been (in order of ownership)
1969 C10,
1989 S15,
1986 Silverado,
1989 Silverado,
1984 High sierra,
1991 Sierra,
2007 Sierra,
2015 Silverado

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:22 pm
by A. Spruce
So, you're somewhat of a GM kinda guy, then? :mrgreen: :lol:

For me the list is:
64 Dodge wagon
74 Plymouth Voyager (full size, before the mini's were a thing and just what every teenage boy needs! :twisted: :lol: )
80 Mazda 626
80 Pontiac 6000
80 Toyota pickup
'95 Sierra 2500
Roommate's 02 Sierra
Currently my 03 Burb

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:52 pm
by Aaron
'86 Olds Cutless Sierra
'90 Plymouth Acclaim (hated this pos)
'96 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
'98 GMC Sierra 1500
'02 Ford Ranger (hand-me-down from Dad)

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:48 pm
by Shannon
Yes those were just my trucks.
had a few astro and safari vans,
dodge voyager van
01 Grand Prix
05 Acadia
14 Durango
14 Jeep Wrangler (LOVE IT!!)
Hmm that may be it I think??

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:25 pm
by A. Spruce
I definitely need to acquire more vehicles! :lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:13 pm
by A. Spruce
And THIS is why Aaron isn't allowed to coach little league anymore! :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lux6XnZ3YZ8

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:39 pm
by Aaron
The beer makes me snarky! :twisted: :lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:49 pm
by A. Spruce
Hey, I get snarky too when I miss happy hour and $5 dollar table dances. :lol:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:35 pm
by emtnut
'94 chevy Vega , 4 cylinder 3 speed manual :lol: (hey it was $250 bucks, and got me to school ! )
'82 honda civic ... trashed it :o
'85 honda prelude ... kept that car for 14 years
'84 Chev S10 pickup
'92 Honda accord
'84 Chev chevette (beater for work cause I was on mileage)
'94 Dodge dakota
'95 GMC Jimmy
'03 Mazda protoge
'05 Chev blazer ZR2
'03 Dodge pickup
'12 Honda civic
'17 honda civic

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:51 pm
by Aaron
Oh how can I forget, I briefly owned a '93 Honda Civic Del Sol. That car was cheap and fun, and had a removable hardtop roof! The two-seater also had amazing legroom.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:03 pm
by Shannon
emtnut wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:35 pm
'94 chevy Vega , 4 cylinder 3 speed manual :lol: (hey it was $250 bucks, and got me to school ! )
'82 honda civic ... trashed it :o
'85 honda prelude ... kept that car for 14 years
'84 Chev S10 pickup
'92 Honda accord
'84 Chev chevette (beater for work cause I was on mileage)
'94 Dodge dakota
'95 GMC Jimmy
'03 Mazda protoge
'05 Chev blazer ZR2
'03 Dodge pickup
'12 Honda civic
'17 honda civic
Nice assortment !

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:44 pm
by A. Spruce
The Mazda 626 I had as a teenager was the most fun vehicle I've every had, good handling, got out of it's way well enough, for a four banger. My favorite vehicle was my '95 Sierra, I still miss that truck.

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:52 am
by emtnut
Aaron wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Yeah trucks are so less utilitarian than they used to be. Can you even order a manual transmission, vinyl seats, and no carpeting? I highly doubt it.
They used to order some of them where I worked.
They do have to be ordered, but can still get them. And yep, you can just power wash the inside :lol:

They were automatic thou ... so not sure if that's an option still.
They also had the manual 4x4 stick on the floor ... locked in, so if you didn't take it out of 4x4 on pavement, the truck would do little bunny hops when turning :mrgreen:

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:55 am
by emtnut
Shannon wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:03 pm
emtnut wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:35 pm
'94 chevy Vega , 4 cylinder 3 speed manual :lol: (hey it was $250 bucks, and got me to school ! )
'82 honda civic ... trashed it :o
'85 honda prelude ... kept that car for 14 years
'84 Chev S10 pickup
'92 Honda accord
'84 Chev chevette (beater for work cause I was on mileage)
'94 Dodge dakota
'95 GMC Jimmy
'03 Mazda protoge
'05 Chev blazer ZR2
'03 Dodge pickup
'12 Honda civic
'17 honda civic
Nice assortment !
Notice the lack of Fords :mrgreen:

I forgot, I also had an early 80s buick. Mid-size, can't remember what it was. It was like driving a couch down the road ... I didn't keep it very long !

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:15 pm
by Aaron
emtnut wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:55 am
I forgot, I also had an early 80s buick. Mid-size, can't remember what it was. It was like driving a couch down the road ... I didn't keep it very long !
That is what is *always* said about Buicks, that it's seats are couches. :mrgreen:

Also, why isn't Buick pronounced like Quick?