August 18, 2016

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Buying Your Kid’s First Car

I always love getting into those “first car” conversations with people. “I had a 67 blah-blah-blah with a 289 and three-on-the-tree…” or “It was a little red convertible with daisy floor mats and a Roxy sticker on the window…” And then they usually follow that with: the year they got it how much they paid … Continue Reading

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Tips for Towing a Camper

Some of you might know I rehabbed a little popup camper. I got it for a song. Well, not literally, but if it was a song it might be this one. That song would probably have scared the previous owner into just giving it to me. Anyway, I got it cheap. It was a gamble … Continue Reading

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Last Minute Gift – Review of InstaBoost Car Battery Jump Starter

With the holidays sneaking up on us, it’s time to check your list twice and make sure you got everyone covered. If you’ve got some gaps there, we like to think the Dadand gift guides are a good place to start. Almost all of the stuff on the gift guides are things Pete and I … Continue Reading

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How to Change Your Oil

We use to say “Oil” like “Earl.” As in… “There’s earl in them thar hills.” Black gold. Texas Tea. And then the Clampetts pull into my driveway in their ’23 oldsmobile truck and help me change the oil. These are the things that run through my head every time I change my oil. And yes, … Continue Reading

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Project Popup – Cleaning Greasy Parts

Hello spring slash summer.  And spring slash summer for many means camping. And somehow I’ve been camping like three times in the past two months using a TENT. While project popup remains less comfortable than a tent. And remains in my carport. While I camp. In a tent. So in between practicing how to sweep … Continue Reading

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Building Countertops for a Popup Camper

Project Popup Camper: Countertops Okay, I got some work done on Project Popup. For those of you who forget, go here. For those of you are mesmerized by our handsomeness and don’t want to leave this page, our picture will be there too. Seriously now. Project Popup is a 2000 Viking camper trailer. I bought … Continue Reading

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I Know Jack

There’s a time in every man’s life when he has to install a new swing-away trailer jack. That time for me was now. I’ve been getting some shop time lately, mostly feeling guilty after writing the “too many projects” post. (Thank you, Star) One of those projects, the popup camper, has been getting some attention … Continue Reading

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I Live for the Projects

I think this post is not so much a “how-to” but more of a “how-not-to”. You see, I have too many projects. I don’t really know how I ended up down this cul-de-sac of never-ending DIY tasks, but I always learn something. The same thing. Over. And over. And over. Again. DON’T TAKE ON SO … Continue Reading

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Sugru rescues the scratched Harley Davidson fender

When attaching the passenger pillion pad to the fender of a Harley Davidson, I noticed that the rear bracket was at a weird angle, digging into the paint, and making some nasty scratches. NOT happy. I’m not a guy who sits around polishing and waxing and shining motorcycles. I ride them. I’m not THAT obsessed … Continue Reading

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Mow on…Wax off

Last Saturday I was trying to decide whether I’d wash the cars or mow the lawn. Well, with rain for like 5 days straight, the lawn was clearly the winner in fighting for my attention. So I mowed. It sucked. Man Florida is hot. But I’m glad I did. When I got the done, the … Continue Reading

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