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Old 05-11-2004, 03:48 PM
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Geo any better pics ? I will have to wait for the BBQ
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Old 05-11-2004, 04:00 PM
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BILL....Still trying to figure out how to get the pics to post
here ! I got a site over at Cardomain.com and it posts there
fine. Working on it tho.!

Been scanning all my old Caddies and truck pics and posting
them there,

I finally got my GM underseat storage bin yesterday. Nice......
Got it for $200 bucks from a guy the PUTC site.

When ya gonna spring for that CTS V ?
$45,500 GM Employee deal price. $52,xxx sticker !

Wish that dealer would of let me have theirs for a day or so ! ...................geo

BTW: My momma is ready to retire her 98 Deville....45k miles!
A 'Lade is nice but toooo big for her. Maybe a V-8 SRX ?
We will see what she picks !
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Old 05-11-2004, 04:15 PM
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CTS-V

There is some serious talk of bumping the horsepower of the new Vette and CTS-V to 500 ! Why buy the 400 HP version
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Old 05-11-2004, 04:16 PM
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Add .jpg to the end of your image names when you save them and make sure they are saved in JPEG (.jpg) format also. Thats all I did to get that other pic working. Otherwise just Email them to me again



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Old 05-17-2004, 05:45 PM
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$15 camera?
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Old 05-17-2004, 11:36 PM
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Jay.....The pics come up as a bmp? file when I save them. Will figure it out ! I think Chuck took pity on me (as you did) and
fixed me up with a avitar pic too ! LOL!
Thanx..........


SI...........Yea..... a $15 dollar digital cheapie I got at office max!
Came with patch cord, batteries AND software too !
Works great with my new $49 scanner/copier/printer.
It can be used as a live cam too ! Good to practice on !
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Old 05-18-2004, 12:54 AM
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Gotta check this out!
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Old 05-18-2004, 02:45 AM
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George,


BMP (Bitmap) is the standard file format used in Microsoft Windows. Bitmap files can contain either 2 color,black and white, or 16, 256, or 16.7 mill. colors. Most bitmap images are NOT compressed


The format which you need is the jpg or JPEG format. A jpg format compresses the file by selectively reducing the detail contained in the image.


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Old 05-18-2004, 08:51 AM
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Thats a great looking truck .. I 'm thinking about buying a 2004 Silverado also . (Same color too or Pewter.) I rented one for a week and I fell in love with it.
Best of luck with it.
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Old 05-19-2004, 06:35 PM
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Congrats on the new ride
Hopefully you wont be plauged by fuel guage isues like mine is. GM may have to buy it back under CT lemon law. 3 strikes at the issue and they are out. Has been back 3x and still no worky. Have an 11 am call with GM customer support on Thursday.
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Old 05-19-2004, 07:47 PM
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DINO........Fuel guage problems with your new rig ?

BUMMER.........Sure the body installers didn't mess up a
wire or 2 putting on your contractor body ? Sometimes
those tech guys overlook the obvious...................

Before I signed on the dotted line for this one. I went
to the dealer for 3 mornings in a row to cold start this
mother to check for cold start knock!...............

No problems found..........Hopefully none will come either !

Can't wait for snow!.................geo
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Old 05-29-2004, 04:50 AM
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Give todays fuel prices and their likely future path, dealers are very motivated to move some big iron. As a side note, I always get extended 5 or 6 yr warranties on my replacement rigs and run then a while. Besides, it takes a few years to get one tweaked properly anyway so I do not like changing trucks much and if is properly choosen and equiped for the job for the money they cost they should last a lot longer than 3 years! I had one old truck last more than 20 years with no chassis or drivetrain failures! It was fully servicable when it was replaced and it was not a "beater" either as it still looks pretty good and is straight with no dents.
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Old 05-29-2004, 06:44 AM
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Snow...........I don't know.......I like to trade my trucks every 3
years. Plowing beats the snot outta them ! I am not one to
spin a wrench anymore.........

Its hard enough to keep my old GTO or Triumph at the ready for summer fun much less messing around with a broken plow rig at 4am in the blizzard !!!!!! Especially now a days mr. dealer
gets $75 bucks an hour to fix them...ahem.....THROW parts at
them sometimes....................
I LOVE that warranty !

Besides I get that killer GM employee discount and such along
with awesome trade in $$$$. So the payments stay at $250
or less for 3 yrs. while the warranty is there.
So all I have to do is wash it and keep the oil changed ..........

I buy them and lease them to my business corp. so its all a TAX
write-off (aka: tax dodge) anyway. Costs me nothing !!!!!!!

Gotta keep those GM factories running......So those folks can
spend their $$$ here where WE all live !
And keep plowing those shopping centers and driveways so
WE can make some $$$ too...............

Those folks in mexico and china sure don't need OUR services ! .....................geo
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Old 05-29-2004, 08:54 AM
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I do not know. Properly designed and used you can get many season out of one I do and I have never had a major mechical failure either. You beating your truck badly to need replacement in 3 years and if that is the case I feel sorry for next owner of it. As far a write off, I know all about that but there are other writeoffs too that will give you more money in your pocket long term than a new truck every 3 years. I figure on 10 to 15 years myself out of a truck (my 2000 K3500 only has 26,000 miles) and I even pull all the plow pins and pivots to lube them every year and store them inside too. I also check all mounting and plow bolts at the start (and in the middle too on busy years) of every season too. I have been using Fisher equipment for 10 years now and my oldest one is still fully serviceable and do not fully look its age. Knock on wood but I have not had any down time to equipment failure yet. Good PM will avoid 99% of that.
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Old 05-29-2004, 05:51 PM
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Snow.......its more WANTING than needing a new truck for
me.............LOL.............

I spent tooooo many years riding beaters when I was poor.

I have owned my GTO since 1974....the Bonne since 83.

I hear ya about a rig lasting more than 3 years tho.!
But if the payments are gonna stay the same for a new
truck instead of a 4 plus year old one and I don't have
to worry about a $2500 transmission job outta warranty.......

Thats why anybody should RUN away from a ex-plow rig
and buy a virgin one !

Usually the prospective buyer contacts me before they purchase
my used rig from the dealer. I welcome the call.
I am honest with them and strongly suggest they purchase a extended warranty !
But my old one is always under 30k miles, loaded, black and beautiful......so the dealer "rolls" them in less than a week.........

My last Western plow rig lasted me 10 hard winters and 3
new trucks. My bud in bought it from me and is still running it.
My new Ultra has 3- 200 plus inch. winters on it already !

.............geo
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Old 05-30-2004, 07:29 AM
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A 10 year old truck that is clean, striaght and in good repair is not a beater. I have a cherry 89 4x4 Suburban0 that I have had since new and has no rust, do dents and paint looks like new and runs great to. It is 15 yrs old now and not a beater either and was in Colorado for several weeks last year (it has been out there more than a dozen times) I buy truck and plow at same time when I upgrade so everything starts out the same.
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Old 05-30-2004, 08:40 AM
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SNO..........Must be nice to live in a salt free state !

Heck ANY 10 yo. truck in my neck of the woods is RUSTED to
death but still working none the less !
Esp. a plow rig..............
With 200 plus inches of snow we get here yearly you know the DOT uses TONS on salt and such !

Nature of the beast tho. !...................geo
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SNO..........Must be nice to live in a salt free state !

Heck ANY 10 yo. truck in my neck of the woods is RUSTED to
death but still working none the less !
Esp. a plow rig..............
With 200 plus inches of snow we get here yearly you know the DOT uses TONS on salt and such !

Nature of the beast tho. !...................geo
Actually we are not salt free by any stretch, They pour it on if there is a 1/2 inch. I park my Suburban in barn from December til march and I used to spray the underside of my old plow trucks with 140w oil in a old paint sprayer and the plow equipment as well at start and end of season. This little trick keeps plow equipment looking real good and greatly limiting any rust on them.
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