Making progress...

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Re: Making progress...

Post by Skidmark » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:06 pm

I was able to re-register and transfer the titles on four vehicles in about 30 minutes. All for less than $500 total. The four license plates are actually sequential as well. My truck was going to be over $500 in registration alone, plus smog test costs. No more smog tests on any of our vehicles. Loving this place so far!
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Re: Making progress...

Post by dustymojave » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:05 pm

Welcome Home! Hope you guys like it up there. Glad that your governmental experience was relatively good.
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Re: Making progress...

Post by Skidmark » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:16 pm

I found another guy with a baja very close to the new place. He has an A-arm baja that looks pretty well set up in pictures. I am going to meet up with him this weekend over some trail maps and line up a run into the BLM land to the east of the valley. I am getting itchy and want to drive it again! It's been a while, so when the weather clears in another day or two I will run it around on the streets to get my fix. I have already contacted Matt that posted on here a few pages ago, so hopefully he has a running car.
"Your car sounds angry, and it wants to go fast all the time..."
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It's not complicated, it's just expensive...

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Re: Making progress...

Post by CentralWAbaja » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:49 am

Super excited for you Skid! Enjoy the next chapter and have some fun, you earned it!
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Re: Making progress...

Post by Skidmark » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:05 pm

I met this guy for lunch the other day. Turns out he lives 2-3 miles away from our new place. Still trying to get the schedules to align to meet Matt Wright (posted on here a couple pages back). I have a nice looking loop over the Pine Nut Mountains laid out already, but we need to time it with the weather. Apparently it changes pretty quickly up here in the spring. Wind gusts up to 70 mph today, and 1-3" of snow on the valley floors tomorrow.
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It's not complicated, it's just expensive...

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Re: Making progress...

Post by Skidmark » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:07 pm

Another shot
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Re: Making progress...

Post by dustymojave » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:28 pm

Very Nice Baja for an a-arm car.

I like a-arms, but I'm philosophically opposed to them on Bajas. Sort of the "If you didn't want a Bug, why did you build a Baja?
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Re: Making progress...

Post by Skidmark » Sun May 20, 2018 11:22 am

To each their own, Dusty. I hear what you're saying, but I am not much of a baja purist myself after going water cooled.

I finally got my 220v circuit put in my garage, which means I can weld again! YAY! First job is to start scouring the car for cracks or breaks. I already know the source of a couple rattles whose days are numbered. :)
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Re: Making progress...

Post by chuckput » Sun May 20, 2018 12:01 pm

Skidmark wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:07 pm
Another shot
Personally, I like the powerplant.

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Re: Making progress...

Post by Skidmark » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:07 pm

Finally out running around in the Nevada mountains!
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Re: Making progress...

Post by ajdenette » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:18 pm

Glad to see you out enjoying your bug!
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Re: Making progress...

Post by ajdenette » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:18 pm

Glad to see you out enjoying your bug!
Alex

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