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Pixel Pixel Jul 20, 2019 at 00:59. 3 comments

Improbable Garage. Voiding warranties everywhere.

Improbable Garage. Voiding warranties everywhere.

That is a homemade adaptor to allow me to run 18v Ryobi tools with a Dewalt 20v battery. Built in an hour from a dewalt 18v to 20v adaptor and a dead Ryobi battery.

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Pixel Pixel Jul 19, 2019 at 08:08. 6 comments

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Pixel Pixel Jul 16, 2019 at 23:03. 5 comments

Houselopnik attempt 2

Houselopnik attempt 2

After the structurally deficient prior house, we happened into this house. I haven’t posted about it partially because i didn’t want to jinx it, and partially because most of what has been happening has been boring paperwork hassles.

But baring any new surprises we are closing next friday, and for $25k less than the other house. This place has been in the same family for almost 50 years and...

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Pixel Pixel Jul 15, 2019 at 18:57.

Driving in my Chevy Van

Driving in my Chevy Van

The 70s were not a subtle time...

Pixel Pixel Jul 15, 2019 at 13:31.

Intriguing...

Intriguing...

1950 Dodge Meadowbrook. Described as mechanical sound with minimal rust. But with bad paint and a bad interior.

If it wasn’t out on Long Island I’d go take a look this weekend. Would be more useable replacement for the motorcycle, if I could only find a buyer for the bike.

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Add link, because kinja: https://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/6167064741.html

Pixel Pixel Jul 15, 2019 at 13:06.

Culling Post #2, Electric Boogaloo

Culling Post #2, Electric Boogaloo

I’ve culled even more from my collection, and these are up for grabs as well. Please pay attention to photo notes, as the pricing is a bit more complicated this time. As before, I am very open to trades.

All mainlines are $0.50 each (carded or loose),premium stuff (noted in photo description)are $2.00 each. MBX Semis and the bus are also $2/each. Big Stuff are $1/each. Customs are $2 each,...

Pixel Pixel Jul 15, 2019 at 12:52.

Operation Hassle Reduction has begun.

Operation Hassle Reduction has begun.

After my oven errored and shut off halfway through cooking dinner last weekend, I realized how many things in my life are half-functional and I just sort of deal with them instead of fixing or replacing them.

And I realized it causes a lot of hassle, and having to explain things to people, or getting pissed, or apologizing for something not working. I’m 38 years old, and make decent money, so...

Pixel Pixel Jul 15, 2019 at 11:16.

More wrecks for the junkyard. 

More wrecks for the junkyard. 

I don’t know where Bobby keeps finding these junkers. But something interesting is always showing up.

The pink Cuda is defintely the rougher one, with its Hemi and wheels long since gone. The interior can’t bein good shape with that busted window, and the vinyl top is rotting off the car.

Despite the massive rust, this AAR Cuda is definitely worth saving. Shame someone bent that rare hood...

Pixel Pixel Jul 15, 2019 at 10:28.

Wheel swapped Riviera

Wheel swapped Riviera

It is amazing how much a set of wheels changes the look of a cast.

Pixel Pixel Jul 15, 2019 at 04:24.

Nissan Junior Drift Rat

Nissan Junior Drift Rat

Sitting on a 180SX chassis.

This was my first attempt at milliput fender flares. They came out ok, but i definitely need to work on making them symmetrical side to side.

It also got a Time Attaxi front intercooler and some buck seats from the donor pile.

I realized when i was uploading these photos that i forgot to add an exhaust, so this is going to spend a little longer on the bench.

Pixel Pixel Jul 15, 2019 at 03:59.

Not going to be posting as much for a bit.

Not going to be posting as much for a bit.

Im repainting the outside of my house, which will involve scraping/stripping/repairing the 120+ year old wood trim. I’ve made a rule that I’m not allowed to buy new diecasts (especially expensive ones) until the job is done. Though i am still allowing myself to buy sub-$1 ones out of the dump bins at the flea market.

Also my usual customizing time is also being eaten up by this project. So i...

Pixel Pixel Jul 15, 2019 at 03:53.

On their way

On their way

All the packages[1] from the culling post went in the mail yesterday. Anyone who wants to make offers on the leftovers, let me know before they get stripped or donated.

Also let me know if you want you tracking #, as transcribing all 11 is more than i want to do.

[1] except for the one I’m doing a trade on.

Pixel Pixel Jul 14, 2019 at 23:30.

I knew I'd regret it...

I knew I'd regret it...

Went to a sci-fi convention in Boston this weekend. Valet parked the xB because I had too much going on to deal with hiking in from far off free parking and/or a cheap lot.

Now I hate the idea of strangers driving my car. I’m fine with friends and loan them out regularly, but having my car in the possession of strangers puts me on edge every time.

But everything seemed fine, and when we were...

Pixel Pixel Jul 14, 2019 at 23:13.

Beast of Turin Road Trip!

Beast of Turin Road Trip!

The owner of the Beast of Turin, Duncan Pittway, was displaying it at the Goodwood Festival. So the only logical way to get a 105 year old, 28.5 liter, flame-spitting, land-speed car the 150 miles each way to the festival was to drive it there.

I also love that the two chase vehicle are also around a hundred years old themselves.

Pixel Pixel Jul 14, 2019 at 23:06.

Wagon Wednesday, Go mad with a Nomad edition

Wagon Wednesday, Go mad with a Nomad edition

For Wagon Wednesday, enjoy a classic Nomad wagon from johnny Lightning.

Pixel Pixel Jul 14, 2019 at 21:33.

It is all about the attitude.

It is all about the attitude.

I found another Night Shifter, so I thought I’d take some pics alongside the Rough Night custom I posted last week .

Pixel Pixel Jul 14, 2019 at 17:50.

The need is real.

The need is real.

1997 extended cab Nissan hardbody 2wd 5spd from Texas for $1500. This would be a perfect small truck to do house stuff in. I am a bit suspicious though as it is a cheap price from an account who’s last public activity was from 2015.

Pixel Pixel Jul 14, 2019 at 15:53.

Have too much stuff?

Have too much stuff?

Low Moving Vehicle not big enough? We’re now renting rat trailers! Stanced and ready to go.

Found another Maisto U-Haul trailer in a quarter bin, decided to have some fun with it.

Pixel Pixel Jul 14, 2019 at 15:18.

Want list.

Want list.

Last updated 2/5/19

What I’m currently obsessing about:

-gassers

-lowriders

-1970s Custom Vans

Specific stuff I’m looking for:

(most are for customizing, so I’m open to any condition. Cards/Packaging is irrelevant to me)

Matchbox:

-33 Ford Coupe (from the Dirt Mudders 5-pack)

-35 Ford Pickup 

- Mr Softee “snack truck” from the 90s.

- Old Lesney era “Refreshments” trailer. Just need base and interior,...

Pixel Pixel Jul 14, 2019 at 12:57.

Weekend is almost here!

Weekend is almost here!

Have an Allard J2X roadster that showed up at my local cruise night a couple years ago(notice it surrounded by a 2000’s T-bird and a corvette with a terrible retro body kit).

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