JeremyJ
JeremyJ Reader
1/8/21 3:09 p.m.

Having owned multiple first and second gens, the second console is so much better. Way more useable. 

So, finally got the console mounted, a battery that holds a charge,  and it cleaned up.

Went for dinner to munchkin favorite restaurant for a daddy daughter date.

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UberDork
3/9/21 5:57 p.m.

Yu Rock Pop!!!

Probably should mention that the list i mentioned in the last update,  minus the alignment, got done too.

And im slowly collecting tires to bring the steelies back for something different for a while. 

In reply to 759NRNG (Forum Partidario) :

I try. Sometimes i feel like an oly semi-present dad. But, shes with me five days a week all day now. So i am blessed to have a lot of time with her, but need to be more intentional about QUALITY of time with her as well.

We're going to a cruise night Saturday. Her choice of car. This should be fun!

And i have no idea what car she will pick. 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) MegaDork
3/9/21 6:29 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

My only advice as a father is let your kid know that they are loved.  I tell Lil Stampie that I love him multiple times a day and remind him that he's the most loved kid in the world often.

Ok not my only advice.  From an early age he was told a correct answer to "Why?" from a parent is always "Because I said so." and "Because I love you."

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
3/9/21 7:20 p.m.

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

Your 100 times up from my old man. I was a burden by the way he acted. 

 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) MegaDork
3/9/21 7:24 p.m.

In reply to Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) :

Mine too.  There's a reason I'm like I am.

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UberDork
3/9/21 8:02 p.m.

"We're going to a cruise night Saturday. Her choice of car. This should be fun!

And i have no idea what car she will pick. "

The very fact she has a stable to choose from definitely makes you "Dad O' da Year"!!!!  

and yes YU still ROCK........

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/10/21 5:16 a.m.

I try to let her know i love her and enjoy her company many times a day. I try to show interest in her interests. Try to do things with her, and let her be her own person (within reason).

Doin the best i can, and praying its enough. 

 

Thanks y'all.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/18/21 7:33 a.m.

All four steelies have used tires. Tine to test them when my lig nuts come in. 

Not the optimal sizes, but good enough for a minute to see if i dig them as much now as i did at 22.

 

235/75/15 tear, 205/70.15 front. If i dig them, ill grab a set of 255/70/15&215/65/15 for it.

 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
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3/18/21 10:56 a.m.

JeremyJ
JeremyJ Reader
3/18/21 11:06 a.m.

I think they take away from the "pro touring" look of the car, but they look great regardless. There was a local guy with a heavily modified '68 Cuda and he had the factory paint matched steelies widened quite a bit to keep the sleeper look. It was a sweet car. 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
3/18/21 11:10 a.m.

I'm all in on the Steelies. Cant beat the look

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/18/21 11:30 a.m.

In reply to JeremyJ :

It does. But im ok with that.  Ive definitely wound up being more cruiser than pro touring at this point i think. 

Justjim75
Justjim75 SuperDork
3/18/21 11:31 a.m.

Steelies do not say "pro touring hot rod" to me, I liked the alloys

psteav (Forum Supporter)
psteav (Forum Supporter) Dork
3/18/21 11:46 a.m.

I like steelies, but if you're gonna put steelies on a Mopar, cop wheels are the way to go.  Think they're wider, too, IIRC.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
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3/18/21 3:57 p.m.

So, these are 15x7 steelies, with drill press cop car caps. Big enough for now. The cop car wheels were 15x8. 

This is also a test run to see if i dig them as much as i think I will, both stylistically and handling wise. The ride CANT be worse. 

Thats why it has "improper" sizes on it. Two rears were free, two fronts were $60. All have great tread, and the right diameters (more or less). This is as cheap of a makeover in style that you can get. 

We're going to run it for a little while. See what i think.

JeremyJ
JeremyJ Reader
3/18/21 5:21 p.m.

Looks beefy. I like it. 

wawazat
wawazat Dork
3/18/21 6:39 p.m.

I like them but not as much as the previous wheels.   I really like the 17" Mopar Rallye wheels and think they would be perfect on your car.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/18/21 9:05 p.m.

I dig it!

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/21/21 12:22 p.m.

Drove the car to lunch. Kids in the chick-fil-a thought it was awesome!

Red wheels still, and i think theyre coming back off. Just don't dig it as much as I thought I would. 

maschinenbau
maschinenbau UltraDork
4/21/21 1:50 p.m.

I liked the torque thrusts better than the red wheels. I think those steelies would look better satin black or silver. Mag slots might even be the ticket.

Justjim75
Justjim75 SuperDork
4/21/21 3:04 p.m.

+1 on the other wheels

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
4/21/21 3:31 p.m.

+2 on other wheels. 

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