I'm a geek and these are the toys in my garage. Here you'll see me work on anything from a classic Mustang to a functioning replica of K-9 from Doctor Who.

29th August 2014

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Hating on insurance companies right now. I don’t want their money. I want my car. I’m leaning toward telling them off and fixing this car on my own. Alabama salvage steps are insane for a car that needs a new hood, bumper, and trunk lid. I will drive a multicolored car until I save up for a paint job.

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29th August 2014

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Follow them! Something cool is definitely happening wherever these two are going.

Follow them! Something cool is definitely happening wherever these two are going.

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27th August 2014

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I went to the Doctor Who “Deep Breath” showing at a local theater on Monday and my friend convinced me to bring K9. The manager had no objections. He was a hit but unfortunately I didn’t get a single photo. There was a line of people up the steps waiting to get photos with him so I was taking photos for them. I was going to leave him on the main floor while I watched the movie but the guys in the row next to me asked for me to bring him up. I obliged and carried his heavy butt up to the second level. He watched the movie with the 11th, Captain Jack, and the Master. I enjoyed myself but I hated that his sound is still broken. I have an amp ordered but it’s on the slow boat from China. On the upside, last night I watched an episode with the 4th and K9 said “I am not programmed to bark.” It’s perfect since everyone asks me if he barks. I captured the audio and filtered it. If anyone knows of other K9 quips I’d appreciate a heads up. I have “Your silliness is noted” and “You are a very stupid machine” to insult R2D2s. I’m going to start watching the Sarah Jane Adventures to see if I can get a couple of good insults from when he and Mr Smith are bickering. I accidentally bashed him into the car as I was putting him away and took a decent sized chip off his back. Also, on the way out of the theater a crack in the sidewalk jolted him hard enough to knock his door off where he lost the 9. I’m taking this as a sign that I should change his color to the proper darker blue-gray metallic. So you’ll see some photos him broken down to prep for new paint soon. I also need to work out the laser nose and balance him properly. On a smooth floor he loses traction because he’s front heavy. I’m not sure I want him front wheel drive. The other K9 in the photo was front wheel drive and his owner did not like it.

I went to the Doctor Who “Deep Breath” showing at a local theater on Monday and my friend convinced me to bring K9. The manager had no objections. He was a hit but unfortunately I didn’t get a single photo. There was a line of people up the steps waiting to get photos with him so I was taking photos for them. I was going to leave him on the main floor while I watched the movie but the guys in the row next to me asked for me to bring him up. I obliged and carried his heavy butt up to the second level. He watched the movie with the 11th, Captain Jack, and the Master. I enjoyed myself but I hated that his sound is still broken. I have an amp ordered but it’s on the slow boat from China. On the upside, last night I watched an episode with the 4th and K9 said “I am not programmed to bark.” It’s perfect since everyone asks me if he barks. I captured the audio and filtered it. If anyone knows of other K9 quips I’d appreciate a heads up. I have “Your silliness is noted” and “You are a very stupid machine” to insult R2D2s. I’m going to start watching the Sarah Jane Adventures to see if I can get a couple of good insults from when he and Mr Smith are bickering. 

I accidentally bashed him into the car as I was putting him away and took a decent sized chip off his back. Also, on the way out of the theater a crack in the sidewalk jolted him hard enough to knock his door off where he lost the 9. I’m taking this as a sign that I should change his color to the proper darker blue-gray metallic. So you’ll see some photos him broken down to prep for new paint soon. I also need to work out the laser nose and balance him properly. On a smooth floor he loses traction because he’s front heavy. I’m not sure I want him front wheel drive. The other K9 in the photo was front wheel drive and his owner did not like it.

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27th August 2014

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Looks like Doc Brown’s Kickstarter was funded. I like to call this a DeLostack.

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26th August 2014

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Space Core is getting more detail. I’ve found that common spackle is a great way to build up solid material for details. I ended up filling in a lot of dents. I thought I wanted to use them as weathering but they bothered me too much. I only left just a couple that I liked. 

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26th August 2014

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I got up early and did what I needed to do for the Monte Carlo’s estimate. I headed home and thought I might actually get something done on the Mustang. NOPE. Work needs me to log in since two people called out today. I did not gear myself to work with technicians all day. Especially ones this annoying. That is what sucks about working from home. The excuse of “car trouble” doesn’t work here.

I also forgot that I was supposed to go to the parent’s house for birthday cake. It’s a tradition. I already committed to work so I’m just sunk

Of course it’s a beautiful and cool day too. Perfect for welding. Argh.

24th August 2014

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Yes, I look awful. Keep in mind it was 100+ degrees in that building thanks to the dead AC. Did I mention it was the middle of August in Florida?
I am short but K-9 is also larger than you might think. He barely fit in the Tardis. I hope my friend eventually sends me those photos.

Yes, I look awful. Keep in mind it was 100+ degrees in that building thanks to the dead AC. Did I mention it was the middle of August in Florida?

I am short but K-9 is also larger than you might think. He barely fit in the Tardis. I hope my friend eventually sends me those photos.

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20th August 2014

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I’m trying to get back into my Mustang. The heat just makes it hard to get any work done. I think it hit over 100 degrees today. I really didn’t want to weld in a floor pan in that kind of heat.

I forced myself to get out there for two reasons. One, that Mustang needs to get finished. And two, I need to get my mind off that Monte Carlo. I’m going to have to write up another post about that.

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18th August 2014

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The black jeep in the third photo is the one that hit me and pushed me into the truck. Of all my cars this was my favorite. I bought her new and I’ve babied her for the passed 15 years. I rely on this car more than any of them. I’m worried they’re going to just total her out. I want her fixed.

18th August 2014

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Not having a good day. I love this car.

Not having a good day. I love this car.