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Don't Laugh

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 73K5Kid, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. 73K5Kid

    73K5Kid 1/2 ton status

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    Don\'t Laugh

    After posting about the 1 ton truck on ebay. I go home and go to bed. I work nights 12 hr shifts. To make a long story short I go to bed and have a dream that I find a d60 and a 14 bolt ff. In some guys barn. He wants 600 for it but all I have is 475 and he takes. There is not to many barns in Arizona for one thing unless you have some horse property. So the dream is not to realistic. So I wake up as I am loading the axles in my truck. Now I know why they call this an addiction. I never thoght I would be swapping axles. But after reading and learning more about axles I am going to be doing an axle swap. I won't dare tell my wife that I am dreaming about axles. She use to like the k5 but is starting to hate it. Cause I am always looking for parts. Now she asks me why I need to buy new parts. What is wrong with the k5 the way it is /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif.
     
  2. rick88blaze

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    Re: Don\'t Laugh

    you're not the only one like that. i hear stuff like that from my wife all the time. she just doesn't understand what it's all about. we finally came to an understanding, though. i don't bitch about her gambling, and she won't bitch about my truck. (don't worry, she only gambles $20- $30 a night after she gets off work, she usually makes about $50 a night in tips alone.)
     
  3. Rolled

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    Re: Don\'t Laugh

    Simple, fake a break down so you can buy parts easier /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif I am the king of my castle so I don't have those problems /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: Don\'t Laugh

    believe me, i've done that more than once. that or i just don't tell her when i'm buying parts, if they aren't too expensive that is.
     
  5. Shorts

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    Re: Don\'t Laugh

    hey, i get that "why are you spending money on your truck?" thing from my fiance...what gives??????? /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif he doesn't get it either /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif he said he wants to see some resemblance of a paycheck when i finally get home on payday, and not a truckload of "truck stuff" /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  6. rick88blaze

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    Re: Don\'t Laugh

    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif hey shorts, why don't i leave my wife, you leave your fiance, and we'll spend the rest of our lives together building monster Chevy trucks!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif the only problem is that i won't have much money left over after alimony and child support every month. child support on 3 kids alone would kill my monthly income. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    on second thought, i think i would rather deal with my wife, than the court system for a divorce.
     
  7. Calclips

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    Re: Don\'t Laugh

    Well.... I'm not married yet... I'm 19, gonna be a mechanical engineer... you know you wanna...
     
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    Re: Don\'t Laugh

    Well, I don't have a wife so I can't help ya there, but pretty much all of my dreams have something to do with my K5. Sometimes the whole damn dream is a just a me rebuilding a carb they even include trips to the parts store. And about once a month there's a dream of me walking around the junkyard just looking at stuff. My name is Corby and I have a problem... [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Don\'t Laugh

    When something goes wrong with the truck, think of an expensive way that it could be fixed. This needs to be a figure larger than the cost of the upgrade you want to do. Then explain how you are so smart that you can fix it, make it better than before and save money all at the same time. Then you not only get your modification done, you are a hero as well, so you win twice /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Let's look at an example. My truck has exhaust leaks around the heat riser and warped manifolds. It would be expensive to find a new heat riser, another manifold, replacement AIR tubing, etc.. Plus, this restrictive setup is costing us a lot of extra gas money. However, a new part of Afterburner headers is only $140 and fixes all of the problems.

    Not only does this help you to see eye to eye, it also aids you in actually finding the most cost effective way to do things instead of just druelling over new parts and spending money. Wives are actually good at helping us to be smart. Besides, it's not very cool to have everything on the truck be kick-butt and not even have shoes for the kids in the back...
     
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    Re: Don\'t Laugh

    lol rick, looks like we'd have to have some sordid affair.

    "so, why'd you do it?"
    "he had a chevy" /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Hey Shorts, got a sister /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: Don\'t Laugh

    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif/forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif/forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif/forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    that would have to be pretty much the same answer my wife would get:

    wife:"how could you do this to me?"

    me: "because she drives a chevy and she actually understands the point of upgrading a truck."
     
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    I have corrupted my wife. She sees the new Dodge and Ford trucks and always says how stupid they look with those little tires on them. And asks why Chevy's are all so low from the dealer. And I love it when she asks to lift hers. But, its a lease S-10 Blazer. Her next is a 1/2 ton pickup. It will be lifted. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    Ken H.
     
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    Re: Don\'t Laugh

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    What is wrong with the k5 the way it is /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif.

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    ouch...been there
    my gf knows whenever i say "you know what i want to do" to say "no your not"
     
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    Re: Don\'t Laugh

    Your gf is telling you what not to do?

    Wwwwwwhtish
    Wwwwwwhtish
    Wwwwwwhtish

    Ken H.


    [ QUOTE ]
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    What is wrong with the k5 the way it is /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    ouch...been there
    my gf knows whenever i say "you know what i want to do" to say "no your not"

    [/ QUOTE ]
     

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