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Stan Paralikis

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« Reply #45 on: July 16, 2010, 02:25:43 AM »

You sure you weren't a Marine???
"...the impossible just takes a little longer."

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« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2010, 04:39:43 AM »

Nahhh   He smells like a week old fish
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« Reply #47 on: July 16, 2010, 03:01:11 PM »

It's about using brain, not brawn... that's why Sapiens out-competed
all the lesser species of homo... and no bad jokes, if you please.

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« Reply #48 on: July 16, 2010, 07:19:58 PM »

No, not a Marine, but I am an honorary Seabee, at the age of 47 and by my Seabee squad while in Iraq, and they were all junior to me, not an "honorary pinning" by a bunch of senior guys I worked for.
 
I routinely had ship engineers and fabricators run things by me on four different ships, had a little reputation that followed me from command to command.
 
 
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« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2010, 02:50:37 AM »

Now, I'm NOT saying this is in the same category as say, sending your heads out.  That's being practical and smart.  Why invest more into the tools that you'll not need again, when it could be done for less than that.

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« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2010, 08:58:21 PM »

Quote from: Commando1
My point, as far as the topic is concerned, if the project needs to be farmed out to pros and specialists, it's not a project worth doing.  Nor a project that is any fun.  It doesn't fulfill the need to use your head,  and it lacks the camarderie you get when bench racing and trouble shooting amongst fellow enthusiasts.  

Not a single one of us here, me included, is capable of everything. I am pretty proud to be able to accomplish about 98 percent of everything myself, but I need practice welding, sure, and fabrication requires a few tools, but there are ways around quite a bit of that with a little ingenuity (you know, adapt, overcome, improvise, all done safely, of course), and asking a person for assistance should never be something to back away from, especially a second opiontion or another what if. I like putting my two cents worth into projects like this, so when it comes to things like needing a whole bunch of special tools to accomplish things, I rebuild automatic transmissions without any special tools at all, but having to ask someone else to give me a rare hand doing something makes me want to help others more, because it is a rare thing, I usually help others at about a ratio of 85percent to 15percent, but that's just me.
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« Reply #51 on: July 18, 2010, 06:27:33 AM »

What ever floats your boat Ed.
 
I have to agree with Ed.  I can do the mechanical stuff, body prep. ruest eliminations ect.  But I am in real bad shape for a place to paint in.  Even Elaine and I are going to take a whack at uphulstry
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