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Forum: Dockside Chat
03-06-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,480
Posted By Design59

I would enlarge the garage door into the basement...

I would enlarge the garage door into the basement workshop to 9ft wide. That way a 8.5 wide small boat trailer, utility trailer, etc will go in without issue.

as for the litter box, in another...
02-26-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,403
Posted By Design59

Funny how things change as we age. It was the...

Funny how things change as we age. It was the running joke at the boat company I used to work for - when you looked around the table with the senior leadership, all of our cars and trucks were 10-15...
02-25-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,403
Posted By Design59

Will be interesting to see what the OP buys. I am...

Will be interesting to see what the OP buys. I am driving a truck (Avalanche) that I bought new eighteen years ago. It has gone back and forth between daily driver and secondary, so it only has 200k...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-23-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 18,425
Posted By Design59

A lot of speculation. Iím sure Tiger will tell...

A lot of speculation. Iím sure Tiger will tell the world what happened when he can. For now I just hope the man walks again, and one day can return to the golf course. Even if this turns out to be...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-23-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,627
Posted By Design59

Old call center trick. I work for both AMEX and...

Old call center trick. I work for both AMEX and United Airlines call centers in college. The system tracks both average amount of time you keep people on hold, and average after hang up time - which...
02-22-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Design59

Properly sized, properly equipped, and properly...

Properly sized, properly equipped, and properly maintained trailer being towed by an appropriate truck is absolutely fine running many many thousands of miles per year. At least that is my experience.
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-22-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,645
Posted By Design59

Good thing they donít have a category for boats....

Good thing they donít have a category for boats. It would be a blank page.
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-20-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,058
Posted By Design59

Judging by the rest of the car, pinching pennies...

Judging by the rest of the car, pinching pennies wasnít the builders objective. Some people like the old school visual of the traditional manifold and air cleaner. The TBI fits that bill. They also...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-20-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,225
Posted By Design59

I just went through it with my 04í Avalanche. I...

I just went through it with my 04í Avalanche. I put it off as it got progressively worse. Evap canister, solenoid at the canister, and a solenoid on the intake manifold. I was too lazy to trouble...
02-20-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By Design59

Maybe itís because growing up standard cabs were...

Maybe itís because growing up standard cabs were essentially the only cab, but I actually like standard cabs. Iíve been in a four door for decades, but I think I could be happy again in a single....
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-20-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,058
Posted By Design59

Last thing - several posterís have referred to...

Last thing - several posterís have referred to that car as a 67í. Itís a 69í. 😳
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-20-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,058
Posted By Design59

Hmm. Lots of interesting opinions. I have a...

Hmm. Lots of interesting opinions.

I have a close friend of decades who is into the collector car scene hard core. To the point he has a shop down the street from his real business where he...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-19-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Design59

What a wonderful thing you and your wife are...

What a wonderful thing you and your wife are doing. I know there is the satisfaction knowing that you are a part of making someoneís life better / easier / safer, but man it must be tough giving the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-19-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,177
Posted By Design59

Working for the Government is like working in the...

Working for the Government is like working in the public sector - it has pros and cons, and people tend to over generalize them into a cliche'.

One of my closest friends of almost 50 years just...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-18-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,089
Posted By Design59

Not to fish, but when I was boat racing the...

Not to fish, but when I was boat racing the longest trip from home to a race was a 5062 mile round trip. (Ft Lauderdale - Sacramento - Ft Lauderdale)
Made the trip alone. I was 24. I donít think I...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-15-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,653
Posted By Design59

Have a friend that ordered early, and got one of...

Have a friend that ordered early, and got one of the first ones. Loaded, all in at 85k. Drove it 1k miles and then handed it back to the dealer and told them to keep anything they got over 100k. It...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-14-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Posted By Design59

My boss has an SL500 - had about 5 years since...

My boss has an SL500 - had about 5 years since new. He puts lots of miles on it with no significant issues.

His has the goofy mat finish paint which looks a little splotchy. I always assumed it...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-05-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,651
Posted By Design59

I have a friend (actually the sister of a friend)...

I have a friend (actually the sister of a friend) who took Architecture at U of M back in the eighties. Interned with a large international architectural firm in Miami while in school, and landed a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-04-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,552
Posted By Design59

The wedding is a celebration of the marriage...

The wedding is a celebration of the marriage before friends, family, and if so inclined, before God. Its is also usually a very important in the brides life. The marriage certificate, and the...
02-03-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Design59

All my vehicles are black with black interiors. I...

All my vehicles are black with black interiors. I rarely have anything but black exteriors, but I prefer black interiors no matter the exterior.
With dark tint itís really not much difference what...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-02-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,318
Posted By Design59

Letís see if I can predict how this will work...

Letís see if I can predict how
this will work out.

You buy the car for a grand, swap some good parts onto your car, and put the parts car in the garage to keep the neighbors off your back.
...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-29-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,431
Posted By Design59

I went back and finished college after being in...

I went back and finished college after being in the workforce for many years. I worked full time to support myself, and paid cash for about 70% of my college costs. Had student loans for that last...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-24-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By Design59

Youíre ok. My Dad said old didnít really sink in...

Youíre ok. My Dad said old didnít really sink in until the oldest turned 60!

Congratulations to your family.
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-24-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,629
Posted By Design59

I was 100% debt free for about 27 minutes in...

I was 100% debt free for about 27 minutes in 1998. But have a plan to be at zero except for mortgage by about July. Mortgage will take a bit more time.

I find myself staring at new trucks at...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-23-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,112
Posted By Design59

A guy I knew back in the 80's and have kept in...

A guy I knew back in the 80's and have kept in distant touch with is one of the go-to guys for restoration, repair, and maintenance of warbirds. He is living the dream - nice hanger on a grass strip...
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