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      11-18-2020, 06:25 AM   #23
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This candle as I've had about enough of the meetings we have to endure where people love the sound of their own voice.
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You had me at "precision." Machinists hated me when I did actual engineering as an engineer. GDT in the thousandths of millimeters It may be time for me to dust off the SolidWorks and Siemens NX and come up with something for the, yes, 80 Series Land Cruiser.

The rarest of North American spec 80s actually (1 of 9 - may be the only one without OEM roof rack or side steps). '97 Collectors Edition in 6M1 Emerald Green Pearl over Oak. Triple locked from the factory, adjustable BP51 suspension, ARB things, winch, Scheel-Mann Seats, ALL the maintenance (dat spreadsheet doe), low miles (for these things at least)... I've been looking for years. But I don't want to turn this into a Toyota thread.

Or do I...
Ugh, the Scheel-Mann seats! Gonna PM you to so as not to further derail this thread.

Did you buy this 80 from jmlockwood? I thought it looked familiar.

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Something for the zoom meetings. Arrived in the mail.
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I finished building this vintage RC airplane from a pile of balsa just last month.
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I finished building this vintage RC airplane from a pile of balsa just last month.
Whhhaaaaaaattttt????

That's amazing!
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Every time that I built one of those planes back in the day, it would lawn dart into the ground and revert to a pile of balsa wood and MonoKote.....
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Nothing impressive but made some sweet potato treats for the puppers.
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Whhhaaaaaaattttt????

That's amazing!
The airplane is a vintage design from the late '60's to early '70's. The original kit is no longer available, but a manufacturer in Arkansas reproduces the kit, along with dozens of other vintage RC airplane kits. It took me 6 months to build it.
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Does it annoy you that the tire in the back doesn't match what is on the wheels? Nice restoration though!
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Does it annoy you that the tire in the back doesn't match what is on the wheels? Nice restoration though!
yes! I found this truck in a backyard, kids were playin with it in sand and dirt. So it misses few items, I got 3d printed parts since Im not the only one doing those restoration.

Luckily, the house owner kept the remote inside. So it runs.
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The old 9.6V. Brings back memories! Back in the "old days", like, 1985, we didnt have proper chargers. Or at least not ones my family could afford. Charging was done by a pair of alligator clips to the car battery on Dad's Ford LTD station wagon. I knew nothing of voltage at the time and didnt know the positive charging cable was a resistor wire that cut the voltage from 12 volts to 9.6, so the length was crucial. I cut it down for some reason I cant remember and ended up sending more than 9.6 volts to the battery pack. Came back 15 minutes later to check on my charge and found a melted battery pack on the front fender of dad's car. He was none too happy!
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lsturbointeg So when does your home improvement show air on HGTV? Been watching your home posts for a while now. You do it right at the turbo household!
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lsturbointeg So when does your home improvement show air on HGTV? Been watching your home posts for a while now. You do it right at the turbo household!
haha thanks dude! i probably should lol the wife and i was talking and i was telling her how much money we saved in labor if i was to hire a contractor. crazy to figure out the #'s and realize a lot of these projects a contractor would charge you almost 10x more in labor than the actual materials
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