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Old January 9th, 2010, 02:40 PM
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BeastLee's friend is home!!

just wanting to share some happy news. the little truck is all fixed up (thanks to Gord'n at Lamorna) and ready for her very important job of babysitting the new teen driver. I'm still scared *&^%$# at the thought of of my son behind the wheel. We don't want anything to happen to the little truck afterall Only kidding. She needs new tires but other than that (for now) runs strong and slow. So happy.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 03:20 PM
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Awesome... I wish my parents had provided me with a Series truck at 16. You should have him work on it too.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 03:38 PM
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we are making him pay for the truck - almost 1/3rd down so far (and will continue to make payments if he wants to own the entire truck - which i hope he doesn't cause i want it too!!) With the guidence of a dear old friend who also has a series truck, Shawn did all the oil changes, lubed zerk/swivel balls etc himself. Unfortunately there was a little matter beyond our ability that Gord'n had to see to. The kid has even learned the art of re covering seats!!!! Now i just gotta get him to cook.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 05:19 PM
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Nice! I'd like to come over and see your trucks. I'm just a over in Redmond. Glad Gord'n could fix you up!
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Old January 9th, 2010, 06:09 PM
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That is great. I think a slow manual vehicle without many features is a perfect 1st driver for kids. My dad started teaching me at 14 on our property on a 60 something GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 with manual gearbox, steering and brakes. I think I remember him saying - "If you could drive this you can drive anything". I still cringe thinking that I traded my Audi S4(4.2 w/ 340HP) in on my D90 and it was going to a new 18 year old driver.

It's a very nice looking leafer and the fact that he is paying for it himself and learning to work on will be something both you and he will be proud of in later years. Hopefully we'll see some future pics of the 2 trucks on the trail together too.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 06:21 PM
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I had the same deal with my parents for the portion they paid for, but I also negotiated in percentage discounts for each period my grades or GPA hit a certain mark. Yours is definitely a smart choice for his first vehicle; respect for cars through sweat and tears is something I'm proud my father taught me at a young age. You've pretty much guaranteed no speeding tickets too which is always a plus!
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Old January 9th, 2010, 07:57 PM
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well it's just the darndest thing...i ran to the littl store close to our house and when i walked back to my truck saw this blue series pull in next to BeastLee. Immediately i'm in "yelling" mode, ready to tell Shawn off for taking the truck without permission. Turns out it was a older gentleman with the exact same year, colour etc as our little truck. I had to swallow my shout and had a good chat with the guy. Exchanged numbers and all so will get together soon no doubt. I snapped a pic with my cell phone so the quality isn't that great. "Chaucer" - would love to get together. I know of a few other local series/d 90 owners. Maybe we can organize a trip to XXX
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Old January 9th, 2010, 08:00 PM
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BeastLee to his rescue then!! can't wait
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Old January 9th, 2010, 11:55 PM
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that photo really puts things in perspective between the D-90 and the Series thanks for posting.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 07:53 AM
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Lee- so good to see Beastlee back in the game!! And glad the Series is getting used by Shawn (after fighting Mum) at least some of the time besides working on her :-) Hope all is well- thought maybe you had a little 'jail time' as a result of the neighbor-LOL!! Cheers my friend.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 12:24 PM
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Hi Dale, it's nice to be back - after much blood letting, sweat and tears. THANKS so much for helping to get BL back on the road and trail. I sure missed my little workhorse/escape mobile. haha, not me in jail but the neighbour! I think he has made some new friends. I sent you a couple of emails but it sounds like you didn't get them. will re send. Chat soon. Happy New Year to all at home and here on the forum!!!
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Old January 10th, 2010, 12:33 PM
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Jail time for the neighbor? Was this resulting from the accident?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:07 AM
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No, long funny story concerning horses- Lee can expand if she desires.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:08 PM
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yeah it's a long funny story but I will stick to the condensed boring version as best I can.
Long before we moved here, the neighbourhood has been terrorized by a stay-at-home, big bodybuilding bully. Then we moved in and said bully asked me if he could bulldoze a horse trail through our back yard. Silly me said no and so the email threats began. I continued to say "no" by ignoring him so he decides to make verbal threats and, on a regular basis escort me and the kids as we're riding to school on the horses. He'd always be in his huge truck and drive right behind us. Of course this big muscled man needs a big muscle truck (a Harley and a gun to boot). 2 anti harassment orders later and still a big fat NO he "ups the ante". One day he sees me out on my horse and decides to hop in his big ol' truck and wait for me on a dedicated horse trail - drives up behind me as i'm leading my horse back to the paddock, and attempts to ram his truck close enough to my horse so she would bolt. Well, big fat bully picked on the wrong little stay-at-home mom cause now he is the one running scared.
He spent 3 nights in jail before posting bail, and as my Mom says, with a body like his he sure won't stay a virgin for very long
He has been charged with stalking and assault 2. Plea bargained guilty to stalking if assault charges were dropped. All the neighbours are car pooling to court on Friday to see him squirm....
sigh...and all i want to do is drive my truck and ride my horse
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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:19 PM
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OMFG - that is some awful stuff! How does that relate to the Defender getting damaged? Did he run his bulldozer into it? Did I miss something?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 05:54 PM
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Hi Dale, it's nice to be back - after much blood letting, sweat and tears. THANKS so much for helping to get BL back on the road and trail. I sure missed my little workhorse/escape mobile. haha, not me in jail but the neighbour! I think he has made some new friends. I sent you a couple of emails but it sounds like you didn't get them. will re send. Chat soon. Happy New Year to all at home and here on the forum!!!
So did you end up finding a shop in the Pac NW to repair the accident damage to your Defender?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 06:22 PM
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I would have shot him.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 06:37 PM
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I would have shot him.
Ron has the right idea. Your expecting the system to save you. Not to be mean, but if he wanted you dead you'd be already. The system worked this time because the guy was indecisive about what he was trying to accomplish with you. You obviously did the right thing by calling the authorities but if I were you, I'd start open carrying a loaded pistol or apply for a concealed permit by citing this incident.


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Old January 11th, 2010, 08:28 PM
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.Dale, look what you've done!! My nice little thread took a twisted turn with all that jail talk!
Defender damage: Not related to evil neighbour. My husband took the kids camping up in the mountains and on the way down some idiot came screaming round a bend in the (dirt) road leaving hubby with no choice but to head back up the mountain rather than over the cliff. The truck ended up on her side and hubby has never asked if he can borrow BL since.
Repairs: I followed up with Kelly who pointed me in the direction of a really good body shop - Collision Masters in Kirkland. Excellent service and with Dale's expert guidance and knowledge, got my truck back on the road. She looks really good and is hard at work again. THANKS DALE for all the help and also to those who posted leads to body shops!
As for the ass next door... i shoot every time i see him. but only in my mind as I don't think my kids would delight in saying that mommy shot the man next door!
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Old January 12th, 2010, 10:22 AM
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.Repairs: I followed up with Kelly who pointed me in the direction of a really good body shop - Collision Masters in Kirkland.
May I ask who your contact was there? (I still have a D-90 in Seattle.)
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