Saturday, July 04, 2020

I used to be a car detailer and windshield repair guy, for about 12 months, and that was on rental car fleets... and I've never seen a vehicle as disgusting as this. But the Detail Geek is very satisfying to watch (on 2x speed) as he cleans for 6-14 hours per vehicle

compliment of the day, I prevented a single mom from being scammed by the But Light Wrap Scammer, of $3000

She wrote in the comment section:

I received a message from a Mitchell Williams yesterday letting me know that a check had arrived for me and low and behold when I checked my mail there was a check for$2550.35 and a letter with it (budlight car wrap) telling me to either deposit it electronically or use online mobile deposit or simply deposit it in my account at the bank then send him a snapshot of the deposit receipt thru text and that there would be a"STOP" put on the check if I failed to contact him at or at 619-860-1934 and said for security purposes to text him at that number with my full name,check amount and check number...

 I gotta say I was excited and was gonna deposit it today before noon but then something just clicked in my head to do some research and I can honestly say I had never heard of the car wrap scheme until now (being from a small little town and not being much into the whole online thing)...

I'm just so thankful I found this before I made a horrible mistake that would have done damage to a single mother... thank you

Damned if I know, some weird thing someone made? Or a real Case made tractor for a specific purpose?

Reuniting his dad with his old DKW motorcycle after 60 years apart!

1936 - Art Schultz and his Franklin PS-2 Secondary Glider at Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan.

jobsite pranks

Friday, July 03, 2020

Happy 4th of July

after getting a 2 movie deal with Disney, the Shaggy Dog was frequently spotted being chauffeured around town with panache

very 1970

its amazing how well they make a Marlin look by never showing a front, or 3/4 front view

the base for Big Muskie, a coal mining Bucyrus-Erie dragline excavator owned by the Central Ohio Coal Company, weighing 13,500 short tons and standing nearly 22 stories tall. The world's largest dragline and the biggest machine that has ever walked on the face of the earth.

It took three years to build, and it operated in the U.S. state of Ohio from 1969 to 1991.

I just came across an extremely interesting and helpful site, Home Made

No doubt that having a welder is a prerequisite for nearly half of the stuff you can make

International Harvester Sightliner with mixer.

"fines are doubled in a construction zone" cop...

I have made a lot of good banners today

When a building was torn down in the early 1960s, this ad was discovered

update, 10 days after posting this I discover that OleLongRoof Fan posted it over a year ago because his dad too the the photo back in 1969 or 1970 just off the downtown square in Springfield, Missouri.

I would not be downhill of a house on wheels.... nope.

Ford's 1930s Standards and DeLuxe trim levels

each new year would see the previous years DeLuxe become the new years Standard, a marketing move to get status-conscious DeLuxe buyers to invest in a new car every year

Back in 1891, railroads kept track of a lot of info, and some strange info, like who got hurt, and how

You tell me, how does someone fall asleep on train tracks? Is it more comfy than a ditch? Not as wet or full of mosquitos?

  you can also read how much it costs to operate this railroad company, and how much it made, in 1891, it's all in a Google scanned book

if you love steam traction engines, you'll like this

be careful with your volume though, it's loud

if you love dozers, you'll like this

Nice steam shovel photo

cutting a ditch, with only one front wheel, so the tractor rides closer to level or steers easier

farm kids, not child labor

Ever heard of rice planting by airplanes?

 Aircraft preparing to takeoff loaded with pre-sprouted seed rice at Kole Farms Air Strip--1964 

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Some people leave a stick shift in gear when parking, I've never respected that. I use the parking brake and have never had my car move when I was not in it. Unlike this El Camino which was "thought" to be in gear

Twin Side-by-Side (SxS) CAT D9H Crawler Track Tractors Equipped with a 24-ft Wide Semi-U Dozer Blade and remotely connected so as to require only one operator