@ttyymmnn Hey, film of the TASCO being driven! I've never seen that before. First car with a T-top, patented by designer Gordon Buehrig and later stolen by GM for the Corvette just before the patent ran out.
@just-jeepin wow... that's sorta scary and dare I say kinda unacceptable in 2021, no?
you might say that's the bronco's business. i think the jeep is a bit rough in a lot of ways given it's 2021. but it's sort of been in a class of its own. i think the idea behind the bronco is to do what jeep does, but improving a lot of the sore points. For example, braking.
@arch-duke-maxyenko They sure leave a big empty spot in your lives when they go don't they? A few years back our black and tan Kelpie passed at fifteen and a half and a German Shepard at a friend's place where my wife and I house and animal sitted (two dogs, two cats, geese, duck, chickens, pond fish, aquariums, indoor birds...) had her last day a year afterwards. Taking care of, being friends with and loving a dog is absolutely one of the best things you can do with your life.
@bicyclebuck I have the height just where I want it and I am trying to avoid spending money on a stem. At this point I am about $60 into handlebars though... I think a little more width is all I really need. Until I decide I need to change something else.
@hammerheadfistpunch I say I put this to the test and start wheeling my Pilot with 240k on the clock with half its life spent in northern CO. Just got to convince the wife to let me lift this thing up because it’s not going anywhere serious with this low height.
Just kidding, she’ll kill me if I break this thing.
@roadkilled Interesting point in particular about autocross use potentially reducing the car's value. The insurance clause about timed competition simply states that any damage incurred during an event would not be covered by my insurance. However, separate from that, if they were to figure out that use from investigation or asking me directly, then I could see the claim of lower pre-accident value being made.
Of course, it doesn't eliminate the fact that their insured hit me and that accident event diminished the value. It might change how much we could agree on.
@fintail I’ve met a few people who had Rampages and they all regret giving them up. I’ve had a few offers on mine even with the shit body on it. I really want to SRT 4 swap mine and get the body repaired properly.
@vincentmalamute Being an actual welder is all about either repetition or flexibility. You generally either get really good at a set amount of skills (I fall mostly into this category) or you fall into the jack of all category. But I can weld just about anything with enough warm up, BUT not nearly as good as someone very experienced in that process. Could I gas weld aluminum again? Sure. But I’d need some scrap and my welds would be crap compared to an expert.
The one thing I’ve never figured out is welding on rollers. Just can’t get my head around the part moving. I’ve welding while hanging from a fall arrest harness while someone moved me around with a crane, and walked down a ladder while welding. But if the part moves… nuh uh… can’t do it. But I’ve also only tried it a few times with no practice. So I could probably learn it if pushed. That’s a big part of why I suggested the no pedal all hands, and then all pedal scenarios and doing it on steel. It breaks down the complicated process into steps your hands and brain or foot and brain can get at a speed that makes sense with enough cues to understand what’s happening. Aluminum requires speed and has less cues. That’s like tossing you into a space ship and saying have at ‘er because you’ve got a drivers license.
I’m a better gun and stick welder than TIG. But primarily because I do it more. I used to be a boss with a plasma torch, but 10 years with gas cutting has moved my skill set that Direction. But I can’t cut for shit with propylene gas. So it’s all practice and repetition. My coworker lays sweet roller beads, but he’s not nearly as good at working in an awkward position as I am because I used to weld on trucks back in the day.