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I have been meaning to post on this site for a while now, better late than never.I started to some time ago and figure while I'm deployed I will catch up. This is what I do for a living. I'm a CH47D/F test pilot in the Army stationed at Ft. Riley KS. This pic was taken in 2009 on the way to Ft. Lewis to drop this aircraft off at the reset facility located there. That's Mt. Rainier (sp) in the back round.
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Always wanted to pilot a helicopter. Screwed my life up when I was young and never qualified for the armed services, though I would do anything for this country. Envy everyone in the military. Managed to get educated on my own. Many hurtles but still pulled it off. I am currently a mechanical engineer running a 122K sqf commercial building in downtown L.A. Pretty much a glorified maintenance man, though I make ok money. Great perks include health and doing whatever the hell I want (as well as working on cars when I should be working). Above all happy.
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I'm amending my entry to this thread because I am a tow truck driver again. Specifically, this truck:



and yes, that is a 1971 Porsche 911T riding on a wheel lift wrecker with dollies...

I've actually been doing more roadside assistance type calls than anything else. Jump starts, tire changes, fuel deliveries, and a LOT of lockouts. People in Ohio seem to like to leave their keys on their front seat. I don't even UNLOCK the cars. I just snag the keys with a Big Easy and pull them through the opening in the door made by my little inflatable wedge. Why struggle to push a slippery Armor-All'd power door lock button or fight a lock knob or handle when I can just get the keys out and unlock it that way?
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A Few thousand gambling machines around the state.
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this is what i do, mostly i haul lumber, washington, oregon, a few times to idaho (gets interesting when having to deliver in downtown seattle)  95 kw w900b with a 3406e cat (575 horse) with a 18 speed trans. 92 western trailers 40' and 20'  AKA the road hammer
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

this is what i do, mostly i haul lumber, washington, oregon, a few times to idaho (gets interesting when having to deliver in downtown seattle)  95 kw w900b with a 3406e cat (575 horse) with a 18 speed trans. 92 western trailers 40' and 20'  AKA the road hammer


Gotta love the power and torque of a Cat 3406E, had one (475 hp) our '99 Freightliner FLD Classic w/ 13 spd that we used to haul our excavator to jobs. What kind of upgrades have you done to get to 575 hp in your '95? Sadly, we had to sell the FLD and lowboy along with a Hyundai 740-7 wheel loader not long after the economy took a dump in '08. BTW, you have a wicked and diverse selection of vehicles in your collection . Todd
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i don't know, i think they just tweeked the computer as far as possible? it will pump 35 psi on the boost gauge while pulling a hill at 105,500 lbs.the truck orig had a n14 "come-a-long"(cummins) in it. its a company truck.  someday... my next prject will be a early 90's 379 extdhood pete  chopped dropped  and stretched  (long, low, and loud!) as for all of the vehicles i drive---- i'll leave you guys with a noteable quote from me "LIFE'S TOO SHORT TO DRIVE JUNK!" Cool
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I retired from the Air Force where I did Reconnaissance Photography. Major security clearance, but that it all I can say about that. I used the GI Bill to get a degree in architecture.
 
Now I just draw purty pictures.
 
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WOW thought that was a photo at first
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That is the Center for the Arts that I did for Eastern Kentucky University. I also design residential projects.
 
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cool! i took 5 1/2 years of mechanical drafting and 1 1/2 years of architectual drafting in school, back in the day when we had to use triangles and a compass and dividers, no fancy computers to draw it for you back then LOL  most people thought it was boring, but i enjoyed it, paid off later, i can sketch out a rough blueprint for a part and take it to the machine shop, and get the part back perfectThumbs Up

Edited by californiajohnny - 15-June-2014 at 3:29PM
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Being able to draft out your idea can really be helpful for a lot of different things.
 
I can also kindof draw by hand too.
 
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I thought that first one was a picture as well. Finally saw the flag and realized it was a drawing. Superb.

I was very much into mechanical drawing from the time I was a kid and all through high school. Wanted to be an architect more than anything, but that dream was smashed.

Fantastic work!
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I couldn't draw flies on a warm day. Nice work, J.T.
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Originally posted by antlerfiend antlerfiend wrote:

I couldn't draw flies on a warm day. Nice work, J.T.
 
LOL, I hadn't heard that one.
Alex, I can't carry a tune if it was in a bucket.
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Took one samester in collage.I can draw stick people real good.bautiful work.
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Originally posted by antlerfiend antlerfiend wrote:

I couldn't draw flies on a warm day. Nice work, J.T.


Don't underestimate yourself Alex. I bet you can draw LOTS of flies....without even trying.   
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I've been known to draw mosquitos. LoL
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I am a General Education teacher at New Castle School of Trades. We teach a bunch of different trades between the two schools. The school I'm at has Diesel, Power Generation, Heavy equipment repair (one program) Motor cycle and power equipment, Commercial truck driving, Heavy equipment operation, and industrial maintenance. 











The Students did an in-frame overhaul on this detroit 60 series, and had some inspiration from an instructors at home project....




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I currently am an electrostatic painter for a company that manufactures push reel mowers.



I paint them as they roll through my paint booth.



It's a messy job working with 50 year old equipment sometimes...



Then there are the days you don't realize your mask leaks until your nose is all green.



It's a good job, great hours, and some decent perks like access to free sheet metal scraps, media blasting equipment, welders, etc. The plant supervisor is customizing a 58 Chevy Truck and is pretty cool about letting us use equipment on our time for our projects. As soon as I score some spare control arms I'm going to run them through my booth. We have a really nice metallic silver gloss, and a nice gunmetal metallic I want to try on them. The paint is really durable after it is baked on, I think it will work real well.




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lee: that's cool to have those kind of perks, especially for a car guy with upcoming projects! Big smile

zack: cool! i used to be a Detroit guy, until i started driving this kenworth now with a 3406E in it, LOVE IT! but i learned as a kid driving a Detroit 8V71 in a 69 cab over freightliner, nothing like the sound of those old 2 stroke detroits!!!!Thumbs Up you have any of those old 2 stroke v-8's in the shop 8V71's or 8V92's? for nostalgic purposes???
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