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Unread postby Norm » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:19 pm

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T'Bone,

Ya just gotta move to a place where there are some paved roads. :lol:
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Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:59 pm

Mike Tabone wrote:
Conrail Jon wrote:Well here's my beast:

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To clean for my taste.
Sorry country boy :P , but this city boy HATES having a dirty car. My dad's a car nut, and I was always raised that when you can, keep your car clean. Obviously in the winter it's tough, and it does get dirty railfanning, but I try.
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Unread postby CAT345C » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:24 am

I'd still rather look like this:
Both of these were yesterday in Ann Arbor.
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But I do clean it on the weekends, if I did not have it Zee-Barted I wouldn't even drive it in the winter or the mud.
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See the black stuff on the rear fender, thats the Zee-Bart coating, really cool stuff.
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Unread postby Racer » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:47 am

So that's where you were yesterday. -Chris
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Unread postby CAT345C » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:45 pm

That was between classes at WCC, I had a feild trip on Tuesday to the National Weather Serivce, but they post poned it to yesterday, so I did not have to go to Romulus for Class, I only went to White Lake. Sorry, I tried calling you ,but you already left.
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Unread postby tsinoms » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:06 am

Hey Mike why dont you remind them of the door incident......

Also anyone have pics of russ's chase vehicles?
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Unread postby CAT345C » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:31 am

Chrisracer8903 wrote:Here's my car while waiting for D716 on the Kelsy Hays Branch. It's all dirty! :P I do have an antenna on the back of the car, but it is hard to see. -Chris

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So if its dirty, wheres the mud? I see it on the road, but not on the car, i've seen dirtier cars on a salted road that yours, how bout the tree incident now thats a story to tell, but I won't... :twisted:
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Unread postby Racer » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:09 am

Mike Tabone wrote:......how bout the tree incident now thats a story to tell, but I won't... :twisted:


You tell them. Almost became a failed attempt to catch the GLC that's for sure! :o -Chris
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Unread postby Brian_F » Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:32 pm

I found the dirt.

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I haven't lost my mind, it's on tape backup here somewhere...

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Unread postby Railnut » Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:09 am

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My car..12-18-2007..posing with the last TCW transfer I will see in a while...Tuesday was my last day of railfanning before my drive home 12-19-2007.
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Unread postby i995impalass » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:24 pm

Location: Minnesota (was Michigan)

Dave I think its time to change that around
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Unread postby CAT345C » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:54 pm

Conrail Jon wrote:
Mike Tabone wrote:
Conrail Jon wrote:Well here's my beast:

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To clean for my taste.
Sorry country boy :P , but this city boy HATES having a dirty car. My dad's a car nut, and I was always raised that when you can, keep your car clean. Obviously in the winter it's tough, and it does get dirty railfanning, but I try.


Looks like you got Toyo Open Country Tires, if so, why have Off Road Tires if your not going to use them, you would have been fine with the regular M+S tires
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Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:21 pm

Did I ever say I never go off-roading? No. About 4 times a year we take all the Hummers up to the Silver Lake dunes and have some real fun. There's also a guy up in Newaygo that owns a bunch of land who invites us up to go boonying regularly. Ever get an H1 stuck in 3 feet of muck, then get pulled out by a front end loader? Not to mention all the off roading that railfanning involves.

They're not Toyo's, they're 33'' Bridgestone LT285/75R16C on road/off road tires. I ordered those because they look funny with the smaller standard wheels. Can you blame me?
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Unread postby BerkshireKid » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:15 am

If I'm gonna get a hummer i'm gonna cal the Army and get the real thing!!!! Just plain old hummer no ac or radio just the hummer. Ok and maybe a .50 cal for removing "foreground cluter"
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Unread postby J T » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:55 am

Conrail Jon wrote:There's also a guy up in Newaygo that owns a bunch of land who invites us up to go boonying regularly.


Jon, I've been to four county fairs and a pig roast, and I've never heard the term "boonying" before. :lol:




DR wrote:If I'm gonna get a hummer i'm gonna cal the Army and get the real thing!!!!


Don't ask, don't tell? :lol:
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Unread postby CAT345C » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:38 am

I've heard: Muddin' Boggin', Swamp draggin', Off Roadin', Wheelin' in the Mud, but never bonnying. I assume you were talking about going out to the Bondocks and having a good time in the dirt correct?
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Unread postby SD80MAC » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:10 pm

Mike Tabone wrote:I've heard: Muddin' Boggin', Swamp draggin', Off Roadin', Wheelin' in the Mud, but never bonnying. I assume you were talking about going out to the Bondocks and having a good time in the dirt correct?
Correct. We've always called it boonying. Boonying, off roadin' whatever, all involve dirt. :P
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Unread postby i995impalass » Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:52 am

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I guess I need to change my name to 2005 Impala LS
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Or My Rust Truck on the MIGN Right - of - Way in Comstock Park
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Unread postby Racer » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:42 am

A new pic of my car with the new scannar antenna on top :wink: ! Off camera to the left is the tracks of the CSX Saginaw Sub. -Chris

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Unread postby trainjunkie47 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:57 am

The Trainjunkiemobile at Delray.
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