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planning trip out west,

we are foolish and invited 4 grand kids to tag along, but their great kids and we feel will benefit from the experience and none of them been much out of state yet so be a great experience for them,since i enjoy getting out little more then wife, will be nice to have someone to talk too when i get lost , and them being smaller, the buzzards will go for them first,lol

Added by mike wilson on January 23, 2014 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

413 dodge industrial engine parts

these are kinda hard to find as differ from the engines in the cars of this size, i've found their from the 361 block family,so far i've find parts from 440/383/361 work, finding push rods was the hardest part as there 10 1/4" long, but was able to find them thru summit racing out of ohio would found a warehouse in sparks ne that had a few on hand yet.

Added by mike wilson on November 25, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

this i call my buggy

i wanted something open, light, and for off road use as well, and economical, is a s-10 frame and drive train, moved engine back bout 30 " steel plate firewall and floor board, seat 2 adults and 2 kids, putting little bigger tires on back come spring,few things to add yet,has seat belots,lights, back and trurn signals,something to go from point a to b.

Added by mike wilson on November 25, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments

often thought of down sizing

we or i should say i, sometimes get frustrated and let my thoughts wander to the idea of downsizing back to a small pull camper since just me and the little lady,but when we go and grand kids come along, it makes nice that if strom comes up ,they all migrate insaide,other wise they sleep in tents we keep on hand, we went with a friend and his wife this summer to place just south of muncie(summit lake) and was reminded how easy for us was to pull in, hook up and done,with our other campers,…

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Added by mike wilson on November 25, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

1971 rectrans discover25

bought this nov of 2012, worked on getting it to where we could use it by start of season, put a quick paint job on it, fixed inside bunk areas,replaced fridge, took furnace out ,cleaned it and bench tested it in basement,replaced holley carb, took intake off and replaced 5 bent push rods, replace the old 20 watt inverter with newer 40 watt, lights are much brighter now, water heater surprisingly was good and works fine,we replaced the counter top with matching table material we found at…

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Added by mike wilson on November 24, 2013 at 9:57am — 5 Comments

cheap paint alternatives

 getting our camper ready for camping the first year was gone quick and rude but turned out descent looking for going this year. ours is all fiberglass except for bumpers, glass and grille, and so i painted it with implement paint from rural king for $28 a gal compared to about $200 a gal for auto paint, we sprayed it on, i think is best way,with hardener,catalyst, total cost was about $100, for the  time being just wanted it to look better thewn did, now have started sanding it down to get…

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Added by mike wilson on November 19, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

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