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ericbphoto

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Ford Ranger
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6"
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35"
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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
But with levers you know the computer isn’t going to mess it up, you have more control of the vehicle.

And with the wood spoke wheels you can just replace the bad one instead of throwing away a whole wheel.

:ROFLMAO:
Some things should be automated slightly.
 

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PetroleumJunkie412

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2.9l Trinity
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Give 'yer balls a tug. Fight me.
But with levers you know the computer isn’t going to mess it up, you have more control of the vehicle.

And with the wood spoke wheels you can just replace the bad one instead of throwing away a whole wheel.

:ROFLMAO:
Plus, carbon neutral.
 

rusty ol ranger

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A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...
73-79 f-Series. Mine needs a good amount of work to look that good.
Mines not bad inside...but definatly not as nice as the one i posted.

Im still a firm believer the 73-79 F series was the most perfect truck ever produced.
 

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My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
Mines not bad inside...but definatly not as nice as the one i posted.

Im still a firm believer the 73-79 F series was the most perfect truck ever produced.
I'm partial to the early broncos
 

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It's up there.
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It's down there.
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Round.
Ford never made a good 4x4. There I said it.
 

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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.

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I thought of something for this list today, and I have no idea what it was now.
 

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I don't count birthday's anymore...just happy to be looking down at the ground instead of looking up
I thought of something for this list today, and I have no idea what it was now.
That is what us old folks call a "brain fart"
You think of something, and then "thfhhhhhhhpooosh", it's away in the wind.
Grumpaw
 

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My world is filled with stuff that needs to be fixed
And that is the first step towards fully automated cars. :fie:
Yup, automatic spark advance was the first step down the slippery slope!
I thought of something for this list today, and I have no idea what it was now.
If you walk back to the other end of the shop you'll remember why you came over here.

The best part of Alzheimer's is that you meet so many new people!
 

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If you walk back to the other end of the shop you'll remember why you came over here.

The best part of Alzheimer's is that you meet so many new people!
I am often not allowed to forget why I walked across the shop. I am one of the three most senior techs, and I am one of the top two diagnosticians in my dealership. If I walk across the shop whoever's bay I end up in reminds me why I am there. If I walk across the shop and have no idea what I am doing when I get there, I am most likely in my own bay.
 

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I am often not allowed to forget why I walked across the shop. I am one of the three most senior techs, and I am one of the top two diagnosticians in my dealership. If I walk across the shop whoever's bay I end up in reminds me why I am there. If I walk across the shop and have no idea what I am doing when I get there, I am most likely in my own bay.
I've been at work for 6 hours now... There have been so many stupid questions today that I only had time to open the top of my toolbox. The bottom half and the cart are still locked.
 

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A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...


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