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    What have I learned in 59 years on this planet? 1) Love the the people in your life that truly have your back no matter what! Not because of what you can do for them, but just because they want you in their lives. 2) Take care of those people and do your best to make them proud. 3) My children and grand children are absolute gifts! I could not be more proud of all of them! (4 My wife means everything to me! My partner in crime! The voice of reason, the calm to my storm. The one true thing that when the world is falling apart, she is always there to help me through it and never waver on how she loves me! )5 Have fun!!! Do the best with the time you have! Work hard, love your life, but have fun!! It's all ends way too soon!!
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    My son, Jacob, and I had a fun President's Day trip. It was different from our normal trips. It was just the two of us and we focused on his photography. This meant taking the truck to Olds and the Drags everyday, so that he could try to capture the action. Here are some of his favorite shots from the first pass he took through the photos. He took over 15,000 photos, so it will take him several days to go through them in detail. Once that is done, they will all be available on his website. I'll reply to this thread when they are all on his website. A few things have changed since I posted his New Year's pictures. On the advice of some of the members here, he opened an Instagram account (@j.nuibe.photography), so you may have already seen these posted there. Since becoming active on Instagram, he was noticed by the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA. They asked if he'd be willing to come in as a volunteer photographer before museum hours and take some photos they need for their website redesign. In addition, he's taking a stab at selling his photos from his website. We'll see how that goes. His site is http://nuibe.smugmug.com. The President's Day content won't be on there for a few more days, but all of the older stuff is there. BTW, these are fairly low-res version of the originals...
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    I did not transport this car so I don't know if it went to the shop or not. He told me he had someone that would do it for $100 less then the price I gave him. I guess when you drop $199k on a car you gotta save a few bucks where you can.
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    I recently pulled the trigger on a Desert Dynamics car a couple weeks ago that had a blown up turbo'd 350z motor in it and the previous owner decided to toss in the towel on the rebuild. The car was in rough shape when I went to look at it but I decided that since my last car was as dialed in as I could get it, I was ready to start turning wrenches. The frame and bones looked promising so I took a shot on it and got started. The plan of attack is to take the car down to frame, clean, inspect, fix anything that needs fixing, weld up new seat brackets for rears, new engine mounts, etc. Paint the frame and arms with Steel-It. The 2D has been dropped off at Rancho to be freshened up. Replace the 350z motor with an N/A LS1 (possibly with 243 heads and a cam, or just stock, haven't decided yet) and a new CBM 9" single disk 6 puck clutch. Starting the process of putting it back together and taking my time to do everything as well thought out as possible. New wiring, new bolts, new seats, etc. I'll eventually have the shocks rebuilt but I probably won't have the cash flow to make that happen for a little while. I also would like to get a hood, windshield, and new dash made for it eventually as well. It'll take me some time to get it back together but I'm looking forward to the process. How it looked the day I bought it: After the rebuild I'll get the panels and wheels powdered. But I may do a wild wrap on it at some point. Here's a quick and dirty photoshop Idea i tossed together:
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    I just wanted to take a moment and shout out to Jason Alper from Alper motorsports. The level of caring / time spent with updating me and overall GREAT EXPERIENCE is off the hook. He has renewed my faith in the buggy fabrication world and got my rail back to me BETTER THAN EVER! It flat out RIPS!!!!! I replaced my Honda motor and was unable to go to glamis for over a year. The rail sat in a cargo trailer and was ready to go but life didn't align with the glamis gods with work, travel, kids lacrosse....bla bla bla......I just wanted to get back to the dunes with the family and have some fun. Fast Forward to Vets day.....Drove the new Honda around wash 22 for less than 10 minutes and the motor smoked clouds of white smoke and then just died right by Stugots trailer.......BOOM.......Game over..... I was pissed to say the least..........ended up having a great time with the quads but was unable to get the family out for a few buggy rides........THEN.......Squatcher called Jason Alper and convinced me to sell off the blown Honda motor with all the turbo / intercooler / harness / computer ..etc and use the $$$ on a 5.3 V8 conversion. I did not want a V8 and was just bummed out that after all that time and work I was in a situation to have to spend $$$ I didn't have and after waiting all that time and work to get back to the dunes I had a heap pile of metal that was more like an anchor than a toy. Jason Alper said if you can get it to Vegas that he would make a "budget build happen) THANKS Ken YFZ4KT for hauling it to Alpers house on way back home from Vets day! That was the key to getting it in line for the motor swap. Within 5 days Jason called me and let me know the Honda motor was out and I could come get it. At the time I had to go to Nevada for work so I flew out and was able to get a pick up truck rental and drive back to So Cal and deliver the motor to the Burbank area. To make matters more colorful, the fires were in full force in LA and that was a bit of a process to get the motor delivered but It all workd out for a successful delivery.........Now, I was able to get Jason some $$$ to get started Jason texeted me constantly with pictures and updates on my build and gave me all the options on what to do. The goal was STOCK Relibality PERIOD. I have a CR500AF that is my favorite ride in Glamis when I need that VAAROOOM.....The rail is a family minivan........Wel, lets just say that my stock 5.3 is INCREDIBLE......Power is insane after Jasons buddy Lance tore into it....... It is MORE than I ever imagined. Instant power / Easy start / Clean workmanship / attention to detail and ALL WITHIN TIME AND BUDGET!! I was shocked. What made it a better experience than anything was the friendship that developed with Jason Alper. This guy is a class act and a man of his word that is into the off road industry with actual care and complete understanding of what his customer wants...ZERO BS and GETS IT DONE with Quality and passion like its his own car. I could not be happier with the end result. We added B Pillars that look like they were done back in the day at SCU...... I got it back a few weeks ago....shook it down.......took it to the dyno in San Diego.....trailerd it back out for Presidents day and enjoyed it to the MAX....Here are some pics of the journey since Vets day to Today! Thank You Jason Alper! You Rock buddy!
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    CBM is building my new HP Wars motor. An RHS 2000HP monster on C16. Get ready to see a lot of Tatum tail lights!
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    Wow that was quick! The desert community at its finest! Thanks everyone for the help!
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    Ductless mini split and bucket of water
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    We have a poster with this hanging up in our kennel area: We got a Labramutt mixed puppy from the pound to ward off the coyotes. She stays in the fenced portion of the yard and only chases them out, never beyond. Hate those damned animals.
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    Funny I saw both you and Andy's rigs in two separate video's about how crowded Gecko was this weekend.
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    No, he called you sketchy.
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    Nothing better than no tracks after a big weekend
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    Sweet! ......15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance
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    Epic! That read like it was told from J Peterman on Seinfeld!
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    I used two blue sea panels. One is constant hot, one is ignition hot powered by a 100 amp solenoid 100% duty cycle. All high draw devices are powered thru weather proof relays. All wiring is TXL. All connectors are either weatherpack or deutsch. All terminals are non insulated then glue type heatshrink with heatshrink labels. The harnesses are covered in braided sleeve then the ends are heatshrink tight.
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    very cool. looks great. with the lack of rain this year coyotes are going to be especially bad this summer.
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    The 5 speed gears can handle much more power than most people realize. Without putting a "hard" number to them, I usually say they can handle upwards of about 800 HP in a typical sand application with a "not super aggressive" tire.
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