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  #101  
Old May 31st, 2008, 07:37 AM
johnlee johnlee is online now
John Lee
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisvonc
hey now.. not everyone can afford the high end bling.


Since when a solid field tool set become about money?

It's not about money. It never was.

For example, check out Steve's tools in this pic:




Sure, I can tell that Steve has lots of Knipex and Snap-on tools, but that's not what makes that field set so nice. Look at how tightly Steve's wrenches are organized. It looks to me as though he has two wrenches in each pocket. He also has a very useful array of different tools, and there's no wasted space in his tool bag. It's apparent that he assembled his tool set out of need rather than buying the largest "master tool kit" at Sears or Costco.

This tool set, though it may contain less pieces than that pile in the previous photo, is much more impressive. There's no duplication of socket sizes in 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 drive sizes, unless such duplication is desirable for whatever reason. Steve's set also allows for expansion. In contrast, that blow-molded case for that other tool set is fixed in capacity.

Steve's tools are sweet. That other set sucks. It screams rookie.
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  #102  
Old May 31st, 2008, 07:39 AM
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Greg Hirst
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Originally Posted by JSQ

I think you are correct that the Tourag is Bundeswehr. Why the MG-3 is beyond me.

If I was facing incoming fire I'd take a Fennek, thank you:


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  #103  
Old May 31st, 2008, 12:30 PM
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John Lee
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Peep this one:

http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ghlight=raptor

"I decided to stay with everyone else in the naming of their FJ. Like the Scorpion, Paco, Teia, Blue Ox, Trail Bus, Odyssey, etc. I decided to name it the RAPTOR. For Reinforced (Armor) Amphibious (SCUBA & Snorkel MOD) Personal (People) Terrain (Land) Observation (For Exploring & Expeditions) Rover (Just another word for vehicle), so it made more sense to name it the Raptor, it sounds cool too"

I wonder what what his "SCUBA" mod is.
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  #104  
Old June 1st, 2008, 12:26 PM
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Add more lights ....

then dark tint the lights I already have.
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  #105  
Old June 1st, 2008, 03:26 PM
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that FJ sucks
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  #106  
Old June 1st, 2008, 04:25 PM
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You have to admit, though, the fake beadlocks are pretty sweet.
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  #107  
Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:28 AM
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David Marchand
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johnlee

"I decided to stay with everyone else in the naming of their FJ..."
That is a defining statement. It says: "I'm too un-original and could not define my own path in life. Rather I choose to copy all of the ridiculous over the top shit on other people's trucks, right down to naming my truck. However with the name, I chose the name of a bird of prey which is traditionally used for planes. While my truck is not a plane, it is a big piece of flaming shit that gives me the sensation of flying."

Should have named it the Groundhog.
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  #108  
Old June 2nd, 2008, 08:41 AM
Eric Siepmann
 
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More like Retarded Groundhog.

Catcher's Mask Thread from days gone by at Disco Web comes to mind.
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  #109  
Old June 2nd, 2008, 05:09 PM
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I don't care how good the AC is, that thing looks like a huge heat collector with all that black. I've actually been considering repainting my green P38 to white for the very same reason. Well, and to minimize the amount of pinstriping that shows. But I suppose it's safe to assume this person is not going to have to worry about pinstriping.
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  #110  
Old June 2nd, 2008, 08:53 PM
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Steve Cooper
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hochung
indeed, they are perfect source for tires.

I'd take the tires only and discard the rest.

I thought you were over the XZLs? I little separation anxiety perhaps?
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  #111  
Old June 3rd, 2008, 06:07 AM
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Ho needs (5) 8.25 XZLs and an SD Disco I to mount them on...
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  #112  
Old June 3rd, 2008, 06:17 AM
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Aaron Shrier
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Something like this...

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  #113  
Old June 3rd, 2008, 06:40 AM
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That's a sweet truck. Ho you should build one like that from the ground up. This time you can do it right.
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  #114  
Old June 3rd, 2008, 02:40 PM
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Kyle would probably just give you that thing back. It's probably just sitting in the corner with my old 94.
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  #115  
Old June 3rd, 2008, 07:24 PM
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Ah, the good old days
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  #116  
Old June 3rd, 2008, 07:27 PM
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I have no excuse for the Swiss cheese steering guard or the Rubbermaid
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  #117  
Old June 3rd, 2008, 07:32 PM
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This is the shot that changed my life (and my wallet)
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  #118  
Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:18 PM
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stop it guys. please.
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  #119  
Old June 6th, 2008, 08:28 AM
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Aaron Shrier
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Got stuff?

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  #120  
Old June 6th, 2008, 08:38 AM
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David Marchand
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yikes.


Some choice ones I've come across...
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  #121  
Old June 6th, 2008, 09:35 AM
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Jack Quinlan
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hochung
stop it guys. please.

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  #122  
Old June 6th, 2008, 10:56 AM
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damn, the rookie days.
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  #123  
Old June 6th, 2008, 11:15 AM
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Jack Quinlan
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Indeed.

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  #124  
Old June 6th, 2008, 12:28 PM
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John Lee
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More rookie days:

http://www.discoweb.org/discus/messa...tml?1078539137

DiscoWeb never forgets.
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  #125  
Old June 6th, 2008, 12:40 PM
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Aaron Shrier
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My rookie days are much more recent.

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