What if it Snows?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Dave_in_AZ, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    Well, that's the first time I've ever seen a 389 with Hood mirrors. Didn't even know that was a thing......huh.
     
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  3. Rideandrepair

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    Same here, I’ve often thought about cutting mine down a bit. Easier on the rotator cuff. They’re just trying to look cool. They’re also very proud of being able to shift a manual. Must have took them a while to learn?? Goes well with a stupid saying on a Truckers T shirt. Like “ Do you even shift Dude?”. Yes it’s a real saying on a real T shirt being sold at Truckstops now. Too much time alone in a Truck sometimes affects the mind. Some become very self important, center of the Universe types. I’ve seen Trucking ruin a lot of folks personalities. Humble to Arrogant in no time. Me Me Me. That’s all they focus on. Everyone else is Stupid.
     
  4. Cat sdp

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    Very cold on the tundra tonight……..boo .
     
  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Same. Almost rates a chicken.
     
  6. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    Different strokes for different folks. Just like some guys like to sit on the floor. Some guys like plastic trucks. Some guys like chrome. Some guys like the way it looks. I like things that look good, but they also have to function. I don't get half the crap guys spend money on. Why do the plastic truck guys buy the early warning system? Beats the heck outta me, but they obviously like it. Same with the tall shifter thing. Guys must like them. Why? Beats the heck outta me.
     
  7. sealevel

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    Sheejus. Man I am so sorry. I remember about a month ago you saying you and your wife came down with Covid at the same time my family did. Wish I had taken the time to reach out and ask how things were going. My sincere condolences. When everything gets turned upside down your kids will know, even in the face of the unspeakable, how fortunate they are to have a dad who did whatever was needed to be there for them. I'm so sorry man.
     
  8. Donk

    Donk Have a Cup Of Concrete

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    I dont mind the standard shifter length, but i want a short throw setup
     
  9. Cat sdp

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    But the vaccine constantly gets ridiculed
     
  10. JolliRoger

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    In the old days of manual cable wire range change. We would disconnect the wire cable, sit in the seat and mentally map out a reposition of the lever. Try to get it to be close to your leg/thigh and between hip joint and knee location. You could then ride with hand on knob hanging in a more natural position, but in easy reach of the rest of the H pattern. Then remove the knob; slip a joint of stove pipe over it for heat/sparks shield. Have the shop man reach in with the torch and heat where you said, as you positioned to you and f and b as he heated. Usually two bends put it where you wanted it.
    Weird doings in the old days to customize. In 1953 trucks did not come with any radios. Deal was you buy one at say a Western Auto, and an antenna.
    The shop would install. You quit, you could take your radio. Leave the antenna, or pay for shop to fill the holes. Came off road in 1958 and left the radio in it.
     
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