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N.Penley

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  1. In my last house I finished part of the basement garage. I insulated the walls very well and then placed pegboard on the garage side. I liked the fact that it was inexpensive, primed white. and very functional. My new garage is perfect for me. I have white 6"x6" ceramic tile from the floor up to about 4' then 5/8" drywall painted a light gray that matches the grout. The tile and epoxy floor make for a great place to wash cars in the winter if needed and are vary easy to clean sawdust, oil, water, and other garage gunk from. I cannot take credit for the idea as the tile was done when I bought the house but the previous owner knew what he was doing. I just wish the floor was slightly sloped to a trough drain near the driveway. Squeegees are not fun to use.
  2. My wife is just not interested in the truck. She does not mind me spending time and money into it. This would in no way be a financial burden on our family or anything. It would be a hobby and interest she would not share with me and typically our hobbies do align. She also doesn’t want an ugly vehicle sitting in the driveway at the house but I have shop space at the farm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I appreciate all of you verifying my initial instincts. I just hate watching the old truck rot away and I wish I could bring it back to life in some way. If it was a vehicle that was more desirable, valuable, etc. I would have started restomodding years ago.... buts it’s a dime-a-dozen (pun intended) truck. I do not usually get sentimentally attached to anything and I really am not at this point. I just hate to take an inherited gift and trash it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Back in 1985 (the year I was born) my dad bought a brand new 1984 S-10. The truck is a long bed 4x4 with a 2.8 L and a 4 speed manual and essentially a base model truck with vinyl floor and power nothing. Dad was ready to trade it in the mid 90's and the dealer offered him almost nothing so my papaw bought it to use as a farm truck. After a few years pulling farm truck duty it was replaced with a 1998 1500 and was retired to the field next to the shop due to a bad starter. Now approximately 20 years later it is still in the same spot. Every few years I have talked about getting it back on the road but airing the tires is as far as that has gone. When parked the truck had a fairly new motor (2.8), cheap repaint, and was in overall good condition other than the starter. I have many memories with the old truck like riding in the blue & white booster seat as a kid, hauling hay and tobacco, and learning to drive. Papaw passed away over a year ago and most of the memories I have of the truck include him. I know the old truck is absolutely worthless and putting money into it would be asinine but I am starting to loose sleep thinking about my options. I have 2 car payments, 2 kids, no free time, and my wife is definitely NOT on board. However I also currently have no other hobbies occupying my time and money or anything to daydream about or research while sitting in meetings at work and winding down in the evenings. I have little to no experience with mechanic work but I am not afraid to learn. So what would you do? 1. Forget about the old beater and sell it for scrap or parts. 2. Get it running on the cheap and enjoy it as a beater. 3. Build it up with a V8 swap (400sbc or LSX), lift, fresh paint, interior, etc. 4. Do something really stupid and build a long bed, V8, forced induction, AWD, syclone SS What would you do with a free old S truck that had a few family ties and memories?
  5. I have only driven my truck a couple times in the past 2 weeks. We had our 2nd baby and car seats are in the wife’s ride. Also she hasn’t been driving. I did use my truck today and no update alerts were noticed . I did have an update download about a month ago but haven’t noticed any real changes. I drove the truck today and missed 2 calls due to low volume. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. If this is true I can’t wait for the update. Missing countless calls a day is getting old. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. So far I don’t have any regrets but I do notice that every time I pass a Ram Rebel I can’t look away. They are also very impressive trucks and the only reason I bought the LT Trail Boss was the lower price. I’ve always been a GM guy but the 19+ Rebel is very nice too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Add me to list of leaky window owners. The dealer said to bring it in next week for a rear spoiler reseal. I suppose that’s my only option at the moment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Add me to the list of folks with leaking back windows. I take mine next week for “repair” and hopefully it’s fixed professionally rather than a high school kid with a calk gun. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Did you setup a trust or just put your name on the form? Class 3 stuff is always fun. I have recently been looking into multi caliber suppressors and am leaning towards the Liberty Mystic-X. The first time I shot a 300 with a can and subsonic ammo I was shocked at how effective the can was. I would love to have a bolt rifle in 300 blackout. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Thank you! From my understanding of your comments this "Putco adapter" is all I need to tap into the brake light circuit once I find the tail light harness. I hate to get too off topic but I am trying to find a way to tap into the brake light circuit in order to run the 3rd brake light on the sport bar/ roll bar. The dealer gave me this bar when I bought the truck and I want to put it on for a while to see if I like it or hate it. No drilling is required other than the plastic bed rail covers since the metal is pre-drilled. The only thing stopping me is the wiring. Can you provide any additional advice on where to tap into the brake light circuit? My dealer is quoting $250 to disconnect the third brake light and wire up the one on the bar they "gave" me. I am wondering if this additional service sell was planned. I would rather figure it out and do it myself in case I choose to remove the bar later and reverse the lighting.
  12. How do these wire up? Do they plug into the trailer lighting or splice in elsewhere?
  13. Dolly the Dalmatian is definitely a guard dog. She is my second Dalmatian and the best dog we have had. We got her in Feb. 2019 as a 6 month old pup. in May she jumped out of the bed of my last truck when a neighbors dog got too aggressive when we stopped to visit. Dolly shattered her right rear leg when she landed but still got the best of the other dog (20 lbs. heavier mut). 7 screws, a 6' bone plate, and 40 stitches later she has almost made a full recovery. If it wasn't for my 5 year old daughter seeing the dog break her leg I would have but it down. She is a great family dog and wonderful with kids but she is a Dalmatian and very territorial. Any adult better not get too close to the house, truck, or boat it doesn't matter if she knows them or not. She loves the lake, farm and running so she fits in with our active family.
  14. I have listened to classic country music from the 70's through late 90's the majority of my life. Listening to The Kentucky Headhunters, Sawyer Brown, Joe Diffie, Chris LeDoux, Travis Tritt, John Anderson, Aaron Tippin Marty Stewart, Clint Black, Mark Chesnutt, The Tractors, Confederate Railroad, and so many others bring back memories of growing up on the farm. Currently I have been listing to music from artist that remind me of those "good ol days" like Creed Fisher, Frank Foster, Granger Smith, Cody Jinks, Chris Stapleton, etc. Most of these folks are not played on today's country radio but they are what I consider traditional or classic country music rather than the pop country snap track garbage the FM stations play. Maybe you folks will enjoy the links below in your trucks. I do listen to a lot of up and coming music out of Nashville plus a few other local folks. Growing up in Tennessee I have frequented my share of bon fires and honky tonks and had the privilege to see a handful of songs go from a local favorite to top 10 hits. Here is one from some local fellas that I feel may have potential. They put a lot into this video and seem to have a good time on stage.
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