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Readying for the KW

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by DMiller, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. colson04

    colson04 Senior Member

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    My parents house burned down the Sunday after Thanksgiving in 2006 due to an electrical problem. Scariest thing I've ever been in. Woke up at 5am to massive smoke, heat, and my mom screaming frantically. Nobody was injured, lost the family pet. Lost all the contents and half of their house. The other half was gutted to the studs, sealed and rebuilt. My dad was a residential builder and worked tirelessly to rebuild their home over the next 6 months with help from me, my brother and various friends along the way. My mom went into a deep depression that eventually cost her her job. I still don't think she's ever recovered completely from it.

    I learned a valuable lesson about insurance policies, how they are negotiated, how the adjusters are crooked devils, etc. I also learned to have the proper amount of insurance and to regularly update your policy.
     
  2. walkerv

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    Does your friend have any inline dd blowers he wants to scrap lol
     
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  3. Truck Shop

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    He has several of those, problem is the freight to ship scrap iron doesn't add up. Hell he has two Hall Scott 1091's, a very complete 220 Cummins with Jakes, the list goes on.
    Most just junk.
     
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  4. Truck Shop

    Truck Shop Senior Member

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    Anyone neeeeeeeed one of these? He will sell this too.

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  5. DMiller

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    4560DBE5-090D-4E1C-8857-D45662EE384D.jpeg 1A104FA9-5D29-4F0A-ABB5-B512BB8E4EA0.jpeg 64DC11FF-47FD-4C6E-A56B-3CB4DDB107F3.jpeg This morning though colder was advantageous
    Carts and some odd stuff to sort but liking it
     
  6. petepilot

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    man do I know that drill
     
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  7. Old Doug

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    At work thats easy to do because some one else is paying for it and that guy dosent know that part that you need today was tossed last week.
    I wish i know the cure. If scrap ever got crazy high agin alot of stuff would go.
     
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  8. suladas

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    Cleaning up the shop is good, except when you throw out stuff from customers trucks. Last year when truck was in for inspection shop removed the chrome lug nut covers and caps and lost them/threw them out tidying up the shop, I was not impressed. Still gotta replace them, amazing how such small things like that make a truck look so much better.

    At least 1-2 times a year I clean out the garage and yard for stuff I don't need. Have lots of room, I just hate having things around that aren't worth selling and know i'll never use.
     
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  9. Welder Dave

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    You can have stuff laying around for years thinking you might need it someday. Then after a few years figure you won't ever need it and throw it out. 9 times out of 10, 2-6 month's later you need it.
     
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  10. Truck Shop

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    We don't throw out parts that are good--I send back at a restocking fee parts that are obsolete to our newer trucks. Parts that are used up are junk nothing else, keeping old air valves is a waste of time.
    We don't keep trucks past five years from the date we bought them. But keeping scraps of this and that because you might need it, that's a waste of shelf space. Most of our parts have core return so
    those automatically go away.

    Keeping old nuts and bolts--Grade 2 and 5 in the scrap bin only grade 8 and it better be in real good shape and if it could possibly been stretched in the scrap they go. U-bolts used are junk same with
    the tall nuts. Keeping old suspension parts is a waste of time. I can't have a truck broke down in Fargo because we short cut and installed questionable used parts-the boss pays me to take care of
    his equipment so that is what I do.
     
  11. Spud_Monkey

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    Soon as I ever get my trailer straightened out and the last load out I will stop by and he can load my trailer up :p
     
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    Do we get a discount for the color it is painted?
     
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    No discount, the price just went up.:p
     
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    Is that cause I am now getting a custom paint job done to my liking, sweet deal!!! :p
     
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  15. Truck Shop

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    The only color he has is Cat Yellow a 55 gal drum.:)
     
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  16. Spud_Monkey

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    Sounds like you got plenty of paint for that Mack and a matching trailer...:D
     
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  17. Truck Shop

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    That paint is reserved for Volvos and Freightliners only.:eek::D
     
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    I think that Mack looks absolutely pristine with the color it wears now.
     
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    See Theweldor knows.;)
     
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  20. Spud_Monkey

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    Trying to say something about my Volvo :rolleyes: I can care less what color that turns out to be, I will have it covered in clay dust in a day when back home. I think the Mack is nice in it's current color just poking fun. :cool:
     
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