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Cricket Junkyard Adventures

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cricket, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. Cricket

    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    Get up, have coffee, irrigate, feed horses, decide spontaneously to hit pick-a-part in the hope of finding a Burb tbi fuel tank. Congratulate self for sheer genius

    Take tools and swollen thumb, drive North.

    Arrive, grab wagon cart, proceed with swiftness, congratulate self on organizational skills.

    Find 88 Burb with tank and skid plate, get excited, pull skid and tank, make sure to slip off wrench and bash thumb, scream and cuss. 1 hour later remove tank, skid, lines, filler, and congratulate self on a job well done. Walk around to front of Burb to scope TBI parts and realize you've just spent an hour pulling a diesel tank in 90 degree temps. :rolleyes:

    Chin up, stay positive, find another burb, check for TBI. Good to go, pull all the same parts, bash thumb again and curl into fetal ball, try not to pee self. 1 hour later in 95 degree temps congratulate self once more. Remove sending unit to peek inside and find 1/2 of unit, pieces in tank, and busted baffle assembly. :rolleyes:

    Slouch, cuss, and stomp off in search of another Burb. Bring sending unit because it's got a pump on it. Walk around and search, find 1 remaining 1995 G20 FS van with no tank and fuel sender hanging. Stop and think, look around and find tank in adjacent car, tank looks good except for hole in bottom edge. :rolleyes:

    Get tank anyway with plans to MIG. Go back to van crawl underneath, and grab sending unit, fuel lines, wiring, brackets, fuel filler, hoses, et. Load cart and make sure to bump throbbing thumb with toolbox. Stumble back to main building looking like a tar ball that blew through the ass of Texas. :rolleyes:

    Berate self for stupidity. Down 4 canned ice teas, slink home with thumb for an ice soak.

    :D
     
  2. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Thanks to you and your thumb for the good laugh that I needed after a long day.
     
  3. 3 on the tree

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    I wish I lived close to a salvage yard. I get tired of inflicting pain upon myself with only a hammer. I wanna try it with a wrench again. Dumb ?-why can't you use a diesel tank??????
     
  4. Can Can

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    I can just picture Geri's expression when you walked in the door favoring your sore thumb, cradling a crappy old gas tank under your arm.......:rotfl:
     
  5. sweetk30

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    i dont want to pop your bubble but you might find that van tank if 40 gal unit wont fit to darn easy up in the 73-87 frame rails. i tryed one time. :doah:
     
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    Your not the sharpest marble in the box are Ya.........
     
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    :doah: :haha: :haha:

    Wow, thank you for singlehandedly making me feel better about myself.:bow: Seems that "Crawlarado" isn't that far ahead of the power curve after all.:wink1: :D

    I certainly woulda been goin' after something a little stronger than "canned ice tea". :laugh:

    John
     
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  8. dontoe

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    Thanks! :bow: :bow:
    I needed the chuckle!!! :wink1: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    Thanks for the laugh!:haha: :haha:

    I know exactly how that is... LMAO!!:haha: :haha:
     
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    :haha: Thanks for a classic junkyard tale. :haha:
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
  12. Can Can

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    So, how did you injure yourself today, James??? :rotfl:
     
  13. Cricket

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    Only thing I found today was a couple of purple bruises on my upper arm. Wrenching the skid bolts off took a good effort, enough to leave marks. Snapped one bolt in half which was the first thumb basher.

    Other than that had to run a dull blade under the thumb nail to scrape out puss. It'll be coming off soon I imagine. :D

    Hee-hee.
     
  14. Can Can

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    Yummy..........:yikes:

    I like you a lot, but if you NEVER EVER talked to me about puss again, I would like you a whole lot more. Excuse me while I go rinse the bile from my mouth.:crazy:
     
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    James, you should start a new support group: Band Aids Anonymous. I just know that 72 hours w/o a band aid would send you into withdrawal.:haha:
     
  16. Cricket

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    Perfect opportunity for a Musical Interlude: ahem.

    Did you ever think, as a hearse goes by,
    That you might be the next to die?
    They wrap you up in a big white sheet,
    And bury you down about six feet deep

    They put you in a big black box,
    And cover you up with dirt and rocks,
    And all goes well, for about a week,
    And then the coffin begins to leak!

    The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out,
    The worms play pinochle on your snout.
    They eat your eyes, they eat your nose,
    They eat the jelly between your toes.

    A great big worm with rolling eyes,
    Crawls in your stomach and out your eyes,
    Your stomach turns a slimy green,
    And pus pours out like whipping cream.

    You spread it on a slice of bread,
    And that's what worms eat when you're dead.
     
  17. 3 on the tree

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    James, you are a sick, twisted puppy. That must be why we get along so well.:bow: :bow: :bow: BTW, that was cool. Don't listen to that no hair from nowhere:D
     
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    Whoa, Can Can has infection aversion?

    What about blood clots, I remeber once I coughed up one the size of my entire thumb assembly, all gigantic and glorious
     

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