This belongs to a guy I have worked with on shows for the past decade. He has a 996 Porsche and a Marauder too. He just got some damage fixed on the hood of the lowrider. It was in Lowrider magazine before be bought it I guess.
Vehicles: 1952 Dodge M37, 1971 Datsun 240Z, 1983 Mercedes 300D, 2011 Acura TSX Sportwagon
Well I found some pretty rare Michelin XZL 1100R16 tires, unused 2019 production. So I pulled the trigger, they are not cheap (shipping either) but they are the best tires that fit these trucks and people go a little nuts looking for them. From what I'm told you can go to a Michelin dealer and they act like these don't exist, I'm not sure if they have to be sold to the military or something first? It also seems like they make them in batches and then don't make them at other times, anyway it's weird. Usually you can only find them used with 70-90% from some Euro military surplus. They sit just about 40" high so I will get a little more rolling speed than the 38" Super Lugs. The ride might be a little less cushy than the Super Lugs but these apparently "wear like steel" and are pretty sticky, can be retreaded and you can also air these down really low because they have very tough sidewalls. I'm getting five so we can do the correct rotations.
And here are some examples of them on M37s, the light colored truck has combat rims and I have a set of those that we should be able to restore:
It isn't a difficult hike but they don't do anything to help you find it, in fact the trail that really gets you there is not on All Trails etc.. but there is a post sign for the mystery trail. I read about the trail but I couldn't find it on a map last night. The information and the sign you see is down by the crash site so you have to find it first. I actually did the dumb Marine thing and navigated across an area through the forest because I had GPS coordinates and the trail didn't show up on anything I had. So after we found it we realized we could have continued and possibly found the way down, but the way down is kind of overgrown and not marked so maybe it was for the best.
This plane hit fast and hard, this thing was blown to pieces, they buried parts of it back then, possibly because there were eight people in it. The accounts say everyone was burnt to a crisp but maybe they buried the fuselage parts because of that, there is little information from the Navy. I searched the area, I found only some small pieces away from this concentrated spot, I expect the engines are somewhere way down in the brush, it gets very dense.
How I never knew about this I don't know, but two Corsairs hit each other back then and the pilots bailed out safely apparently. They were flying out of Alameda doing some training. There is another crash site on the mountain we live on as well, but we'll get to that. There is some wreckage for these planes but I don't have coordinates for them, someone stole a wing in 1993, it doesn't seem like they want to tell people. I can guess they crashed uphill of this creek but there is no trail and it might be ugly. I'm pretty good at this though, I can take you to tons of aircraft pieces in the trees back home on Oahu.
There is a post of the wreckage by some rangers, but no location:
Now for the other aircraft, this one was a big Martin PBM-5 Mariner and eight people died in the crash.
People looted the plane before the navy could do anything about it, after the initial investigation and the bodies removed, there could be some big pieces around in Marin somewhere. Here is the story:
In any case we have GPS coordinates for that site and we are going to check it out! Stay tuned.
Over the past few days my wife (weird sense of humor) kept saying she and Sylvie were going on a trip and wouldn't elaborate. Then two days ago she would ask me if I was coming without elaborating. So I said yeah sure. Well I am in some foothill town surrounded by wineries with a creek below the house. Our adventure trip was not relaxing so this is to do nothing but read or hike or whatever, nothing planned.
I haven't been down to the creek, its past the patio and down the hill a little. Its dark now so I'll go tomorrow.
He literally just texted me the pics from Oregon as he filled it up with DIESEL for the first time. He is having fun with the right side drive. He will put some bigger tires on it. He bought some land up there and is going to come down for the big shows to work. I just fell asleep for three hours, I have to work tomorrow, no days off yet.
I had one day where I got off at 5pm and it felt like a day off. I left at midnight last night and had to strike a party at 8am today. Yesterday evening, a few hours before the party they realized the VR area didn't glow with the black lights we hung off the truss, the material they got was white but it didn't glow... so we bought some fluorescent paint and hit some strips to just frame the areas since we couldn't paint the whole panels. We also had to put some lights on the ground. Ahhh showbiz... last minute crisis as usual. I was there 6am to 9:30pm the first day, that feels like a long time ago, but it should pay for my truck engine so is it worth the....
It was Star Wars themed, they had the tie fighter game of my youth with the yoke controller. My favorite was Tron but I would like one of these too. This is in the Marriott that is connected to the convention center so we did this on top of the main huge show, it's a photonics show we do every year. They have another party tomorrow and I have to go back and get that in tomorrow morning, at least I was done at 1pm today, I'm not leaving my bed. I installed all the graphics you see below:
I don't think I remember the last time I saw a Sierra C3.
@Darkbrador Yeah they are sketch, my dad has a couple big four wheelers and I sensed what could go wrong with them.