July 31, 2011MAN , THAT WAS AWESOME ! just spent the weekend at yankee lake truck night for the TRUCKS GONE WILD weekend wow it was awesome huge trucks mud bogging and playing tug of war was incredible these guys know how to throw a party , it`s definetly something i will come back for again next time with more friends , tuesday i will try and post pics stay tuned
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August 10, 2011This past Saturday my Daughter and I threw a 30th surprise birthday party for her new husband. We used my boat club that has a beautiful view over the Delaware River and a huge Pavilion to stay out of the sun. There were about 60 people there from 2:00P.M.till 1:00A.M. We played horse shoes and a few of my buddies took people for boat rides. No one left pickled which was great!
August 10, 2011cool sounds like good times
August 13, 2011glad to see some of you are still posting and having a good summer!
just got back from the shore and now it is time to get back to work.
and time to get back to work on the truck and the modifications.
August 13, 2011no project is ever truly finished , they just keep getting better
August 14, 2011this is true!
and as long as I can keep thinking of things to do I will be building into the next decade!
August 14, 2011just spent some time at the bloom fairgrounds for the rod and custom cruise in saw alot of cool cars , my favorites were a 69 camaro with a supercharged 572 arias chevy hemi , about 1100 horsepower , right next to it was a pro street willys coupe supercharged big block very cool flame paint job , my favorite trucks were a 56 ford on a 4x4 chassis not too tall , on 35`s light blue paint , done very well , and a 56 chevy 3100 stepside , red paint , small block motor , very clean truck , and saw my buddy jesse duke and his beast a 73 nova with a 454 big block 600 + hp cage and all , his dad had his 69 chevelle there too it was a cool weekend fallowed by a family reunion , not a bad weekend
August 19, 2011well
today was a rough day
I got the chance to work on my truck so I fixed my nerf bars, changed my antifreeze. that took all morning of wrenching, welding, wrenching and changing fluids.
so I went and ran some errands. and the front end of the truck started making a grinding noise like I was loosing a unit bearing on the driver side.
now I`m already paranoid of them because of the failure rates on unit bearing.
so I baby it home and pull the wheel off to see what is going on.
I wank the caliper to find one brake pad is worn to the metal. but the other one is fine!
so I look around the garage for my old pads. I always keep a set just incase something like this happens. I can`t find them!
so I have to put it back together with the bad pad so I can baby it to the auto parts store to get new brakes.
I babied it the whole way, but I still wore a grove in the rotor.
so now next week I have to get a new rotor for the driver side
August 19, 2011so part two for today
was dinner time. it start to rain heavily. I went out to get dinner and the rain was quarter size drops coming down hard. street were flooding around the neighbor hood.
so I purposely drove the back way into my neighbor hood to check to see if our new drainage system would be working.
and it was! the water on the curb was high but was draining off the road with no problem.
went in the house, sat down and ate dinner. 30-45 minutes passed. I walked out to the front door to look out.
not it has been raining hard the whole time. open the front door and ther is 3-4 feet of water in the street and the yard.
down the street were the new drainage system is was about 4-5 feet of water,
needless to say the garage got flooded. but not the crawl space or the rec room.
but I just got in from pumping out crawl spaces and rec rooms
August 20, 2011man that sucks , time for a cold beer when your done with all that
August 20, 2011well the clean up is done.
got the garage cleaned out and hosed all the mud and crap out.
they sent a trash truck around to pick up the damaged stuff we had to get rid of. it took them about two hours to load the truck of everything in a six house area.
now I have my welding blower on in the garage to help dry it out.