What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by NamelessStain » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:13 am

I've steadily been losing weight since mine, about 10# per year. I still enjoy most foods but my key was cutting down portion size. Your stomach will get used to it.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Halfapint » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:01 am

91Eunozs wrote:Just wrapping up three days of prepping for the rest of my life... About to be discharged, but came into The hospital ER early Wednesday morning with what I thought was really (really) bad heartburn that had been bothering me all day Tuesday at work. My wife tried me to go in, but like a stubborn jackass, I thought it’d get better. After a restless night of increasing pain, finally came in...convinced it would be a gall bladder issue at the worst.

Well, turns out I had a heart attack.

So two stints in my left artery (100% blocked) on Tuesday, then another two in the right side (95% blocked) yesterday. Luckily the hospital has a great cardiac catheter lab and I was even conscious for a lot of both procedures.

I feel 100% better...but this was a huge wakeup call for me.

So, lots of life changes...mostly more exercise and a better diet. Kind of like I used to do... more to follow.
Holy shit man..... Well I'm glad you went in and got it figured out. I suppose listening to your wife may not be a bad idea (jots that down). Glad you're on the road to recovery, hope all stays well and you get on the mend asap!
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by flybynight » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:36 am

91Eunozs wrote:Just wrapping up three days of prepping for the rest of my life... About to be discharged, but came into The hospital ER early Wednesday morning with what I thought was really (really) bad heartburn that had been bothering me all day Tuesday at work. My wife tried me to go in, but like a stubborn jackass, I thought it’d get better. After a restless night of increasing pain, finally came in...convinced it would be a gall bladder issue at the worst.

Well, turns out I had a heart attack.

So two stints in my left artery (100% blocked) on Tuesday, then another two in the right side (95% blocked) yesterday. Luckily the hospital has a great cardiac catheter lab and I was even conscious for a lot of both procedures.

I feel 100% better...but this was a huge wakeup call for me.

So, lots of life changes...mostly more exercise and a better diet. Kind of like I used to do... more to follow.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Laager » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:09 am

I took one of the Granddaughters (she's 9 years old) to the range with her AR15 for a day at the range. Afterwards I had her break down, clean, oil and reassemble her AR and put it back in the vault.

Since she was with me it was all bench shooting, her Rock River is a bit heavy for her but for some reason she likes the heavy foregrip it has on it. Probably because I carry it to the bench. Then again I don't really care since I got a twofer today. Range time with one of my favorite Granddaughters. Hard to beat that.

Then I sat on my old rear end of a while enjoying the cool Aircon and then went to the reloading bench and reloading 1000 rounds of 5.56mm.

Other than that I did not do a whole heck of a lot today.
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Brekar » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:50 pm

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My father and myself got this heavy bastard off the trailer and running. Wheels are powder coated. Working on new fuel tank, etc. But it moves, stops, etc under its own power now...

This heavy bastard is EMP proof, but very under powered. The engine in it is bulletproof though. trying to decide if we want to keep it old school or do a frame over 4x4 swap.

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by MPMalloy » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:19 pm

Brekar wrote:Image

My father and myself got this heavy bastard off the trailer and running. Wheels are powder coated. Working on new fuel tank, etc. But it moves, stops, etc under its own power now...

This heavy bastard is EMP proof, but very under powered. The engine in it is bulletproof though. trying to decide if we want to keep it old school or do a frame over 4x4 swap.
What is a
frame over 4x4 swap? What all is involved?
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Brekar » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:43 pm

By frame over 4x4 swap I mean essentially taking the body off and setting it over on a different frame, like a 4x4 Suburban frame or a 1 ton pickup frame of some sort, and going from there.

The hardest part is finding something that is very close in the same size as the original frame without doing a lot of fabrication, i.e. possibly extending or shortening the frame, making new mounts for the cab/bed, possible axle relocation, wiring up all needed parts, etc...

If it doesn't stay original then when done it'll look something like this...


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or a bit more extreme version


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We've even thought about repainting it all original, which would look very similar to the red/white above (no idea actual original color), which had a logo painted on it with my grandfather's business on the doors. It used to say Chester's Auto Repair on the doors...

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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by MPMalloy » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:49 pm

Brekar wrote:By frame over 4x4 swap I mean essentially taking the body off and setting it over on a different frame, like a 4x4 Suburban frame or a 1 ton pickup frame of some sort, and going from there.

The hardest part is finding something that is very close in the same size as the original frame without doing a lot of fabrication, i.e. possibly extending or shortening the frame, making new mounts for the cab/bed, possible axle relocation, wiring up all needed parts, etc...

If it doesn't stay original then when done it'll look something like this...


Image

or a bit more extreme version


Image


We've even thought about repainting it all original, which would look very similar to the red/white above (no idea actual original color), which had a logo painted on it with my grandfather's business on the doors. It used to say Chester's Auto Repair on the doors...
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Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Post by Brekar » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:21 am

It'll be fun to drive when it's done. It'll probably be at least a year before we're done with it since we've got 2 other car projects currently. A 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT AND A 1979 Pontiac Grand Prix. But who knows, my dad is a madman when it comes to working on automobiles...

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