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About ftpiercecracker1

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    Ft pierce, FL and here to stay : )
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    Outdoor stuff
    Welding, fabrication, wood working
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  1. "A fool and his money are soon parted." - someone smarter than me.
  2. So many amazing gems hidden within youtube. I was about to say something about what a shame it is them being covered up by a gargantuan pile of click bait, flashy, loud, colorful garbage, but without the dumpster fire that is the majority of YouTube content we wouldn't have our little secret gems. Lots of bad makes whats good stand out all that much more.
  3. If i was a baller GC who needed to haul around clients, a few workers or a bag or two of concrete i could definitely see myself buying a gladiator. But otherwise i see very little functionality to this truck.
  4. I second the joe rogan podcasts. I probably listen to them a little to much. Also radiolab podcast on NPR, not on youtube as far as i know, but they discuss/research some of the most intriguing topics imaginable. Highly recommend it. They do interviews with top experts of whatever field they're investigating and have a pretty significant library of shows too. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/452538884/radiolab
  5. I can attest to this too. I was forced to drive mine until the engine seized. Came back the next day and she fired right up. That was 75k miles ago.
  6. Friggin sweet yo! I missed the promotion by a few days, but they had a pretty good discount on dewalt tools at my local Lowe's. Got there brushless 20v for $100 instead of the usual $160. Came with bag, 2 batts and charger. Same deal for impact. Would have bought it too, but mine still works and I didnt have the extra dough.
  7. Please excuse the atrocity against mankind that is my welding. Sorry, no pics of the fabrication process. There was no real method to this build, just cardboard and tack it up until its "right". This is just a proof of concept that it can be done. It was pretty hard . . . .me being retarded and all. Nickintime has made one too, but his uses a different belt route, the renix era compressor and a larger alternator. A couple things to mention: The battery will not fit in its factory location. A small amount of the wheel well had to be cut out so the battery could be 6pivoted and made to fit. Now a small corner of the battery extends into the wheel well. Battery relocation would have been ideal. As it sits I somehow managed to max out my clearance pretty well for everything that could have been problematic. Idler pulley hitting a/c or timing cover. Alternator hitting hood, etc. But the factory alternator just barely fits meaning a bigger high amp one won't. Nickintimes design does allow for the larger high amp alternator, but sacrifices some belt wrap on the a/c compressor. Is it enough to matter? With the battery as it is now, the upper radiator hose has to be removed in order to remove the battery. Custom A/C lines will need to be purchased/fabricated. I wonder if the compressor could be put where the alternator originally went...... For your viewing pleasure.
  8. In FL on my "old" 3 blade cub Cadet I had to sharpen them every other cut to razor blades or else they would just tear the grass. It was maddening. I now have a two blade rider and that thing cuts excellent with two pieces of flat stock for blades. Exaggerating for effect but you get the idea. I like the outer perimeter of the property to look more natural, but at the same time I would like to try keeping the immediate front and back yards more well kept. Problem is most Florida grasses SUCK under foot. In TN my dad likes to mow rocks, so keeping blades sharp is a fools errand. Keeping blades straight, now thats part of routine (daily) maintenance. Wish I could bring some TN grass to FL, stuff is like walking on a velvet carpet and we don't do a d**n thing to it, it grows like that all on its own.
  9. I wonder if ever in their wildest dreams did they imagine their dumpster fire of a video would end up on an obscure jeep enthusiast forum?
  10. Also, steering stabilizers only mask potential problems/death wobble. I'm not recommending anybody to run without one, especially on a daily driven MJ but personally I havent had one on mine for years and have zero shaking/death wobble issues. 80mph on high way, hitting pot holes, etc. Nothing, smooth as glass. Edit: I should mention hitting puddles at speed without a stabilizer is the only issue I've encountered, but it is a BIG issue. Puddles should be avoided at all costs. They can jerk the wheel clean out of your hand.
  11. This work of art was at the Florida gambler 500. Several videos of it. Will try to add links. https://m.facebook.com/events/440-co-rd-310-palatka-fl-32177/gambler-500-florida-2019/946006858922963/# Its official name is 'peep' I imagine like those horrible marshmallow peeps.
  12. Pics please 2.8 is the least desirable of all available comanche engines.
  13. Slightly off topic, but speaking of people with more money than brains. https://selecthomedecorandmore.com/natural-tree-stump-side-table
  14. My brother will be in attendance of the G5 in palatka FL next weekend ( April 12, 13, 14) Hopefully he will get some good pictures. He will be driving his 4runner, 33 ATs, coil spacer lift, modded factory rear E-locker. He's pretty gentle offroad, but I have had to pull him out once. Did it with the MJ, what a sweet sweet day that was.
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