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Here is some pics of my other hobbies. During the winter months I go off- road in southern California deserts. ( Ocotillo wells and Glamis sand dunes) My wife and I ride Honda ATV 400EXs and have a turbo 2386 Volkswagen powered dune buggy. Are home away from home is a 40ft weekend warrior 5th wheel witch I tow with my F350 powerstroke.

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Looks like a ton of fun!

 

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Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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When im not messing with the Stang or on the PC looking at what to buy,get,need for the car, I like to fish when the weather permits, play video games when it dont, building a die-cast model of 71 Mach1, like to full around with photography and Phot shop.

Going to be a long ride.:cool:

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Hey there are quite a few musicians here!

I am a dedicated guitar player and over the last 20 years became something like a collector. I have about 20 guitars (some of'em vintage like the the 64 Stratocaster or otherwise collectible) and a cellar full of amps and stuff and I play with two bands.

This being said, I gotta log off, as it is time to pick up our singer and drive to a rehearsal......

Gotta feed that tinnitus! :-)

 

 

 

 

Cool! What kind of music do your bands primarily play?

 

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I used to play in a lotta bands over the last 20 years, most of them rock bands, some of them very blues based. (Think "ZZTop, CCR" etc)

I also did some "Top 40" stuff, which is what we call bands that get hired to play covers of classic rock and pop songs and the top 40 stuff that is in the charts at that given time. Those are for dance nights on weekends (also New Year's Eve, Carnival, corporate parties etc). Those are a lot of work, as it goes for about 5 hours without a break and you gotta switch styles continuously. ( From Dr Alban to ZZTop in 5 minutes...!)

 

Right now, I play in two bands, as I mentioned before.

One is a rock band where we play mostly our own material and do one or two covers just for the fun of it. (Called "Pilli Pilli")

The other band is my "baby". It is a tribute band to Melissa Etheridge, where we obviously only play Melissa's songs. It's named "Little Secret" after the hit album from the nineties.

That one is really great fun, mostly Telecasters and vintage Fender amps. (The guitarholics know what I'm talking about!)

As our singer doesn't play guitar, I get to play a lot of the 12 string acoustic too.

 

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Just bringing this back to the top so we can learn a little more about our newer members. What are y'all doing when you're not hanging out here or working on your 'stang?

 

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Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=76]Doc's Garage[/button][button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-mustang-convertible-restoration-and-modification]Doc's Wiki[/button]

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I've been building & Flying Model aircraft for about 40 Years..For the last 13 years I have designed & scratch built a few pattern (precision aerobatics) aircraft which I Have competed with & won quite a few contests. I also love model building & Ho slot cars...The track pic is my home track I built(still in process) Besides that I also build computers, love electronics , photography & Racing go karts

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My other hobbies....

 

haha...

 

 

Anything and everything to do with a car, any car. Everything I do revolves around cars one way or another....

 

I bought a playstation...so I can play car games...

 

I have a computer....so I can order car parts....

 

I remodel my room....with car memorabilia...

 

The list goes on and on.

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Good to see others with similar hobbies/passions other than our 197123 Mustangs. I'm into almost everything that's under the sun like dirt bikes to scuba diving. Indoors are restoring vintage r/c cars, boats and helis. I get bored quick and put some the hobbies on hold and seeing your interests sparks the ole passion again, but too many hobbies can be overwhelming, so that spark gets checked quick LOL! Currently into cafe racers and bobber motorcycles. Working on a Honda cb750 cafe, 1972 900cc, 1974 1000cc and a 1981 1200cc Harley Ironheads. Recently started wrenching on the 1973 Mach1 and hopefully will get that one road worthy soon.

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Right now most of my free time is dedicated to reintegrating with my family. It's truely amazing how much changes after being seperated for over a year. Really enjoying helping the kids with homework, I feel like I'm reliving 1st, 4th and 7th grades all over again. (I'll bet my teachers would be getting a great laugh at that one!) Once spring finally shows itself here in Kansas fishing will be the next great event followed by numerous soccer games and dance (daughter, not me.. LOL). Oh and then there's that "honey-do list" that never ends. So along with still being an active duty Army Officer on a daily basis, life is good!!

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Right now most of my free time is dedicated to reintegrating with my family. It's truely amazing how much changes after being seperated for over a year. Really enjoying helping the kids with homework, I feel like I'm reliving 1st, 4th and 7th grades all over again. (I'll bet my teachers would be getting a great laugh at that one!) Once spring finally shows itself here in Kansas fishing will be the next great event followed by numerous soccer games and dance (daughter, not me.. LOL). Oh and then there's that "honey-do list" that never ends. So along with still being an active duty Army Officer on a daily basis, life is good!!

 

Good stuff, Marty! About time you let us know a bit more about you. :) I still think you're the guy that pointed me in this direction with a PM over in the Vintage forum - wasn't that you back in the beginning of August? Good to see you again, so to speak.

 

Doc

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=76]Doc's Garage[/button][button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-mustang-convertible-restoration-and-modification]Doc's Wiki[/button]

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Here is some pics of my other hobbies. During the winter months I go off- road in southern California deserts. ( Ocotillo wells and Glamis sand dunes) My wife and I ride Honda ATV 400EXs and have a turbo 2386 Volkswagen powered dune buggy. Are home away from home is a 40ft weekend warrior 5th wheel witch I tow with my F350 powerstroke.

 

I've got a 400EX myself. I've done quite a bit of work to it, too.

 

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And dad has an '85 350X. Thing is a beast.

 

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Right now most of my free time is dedicated to reintegrating with my family. It's truely amazing how much changes after being seperated for over a year. Really enjoying helping the kids with homework, I feel like I'm reliving 1st, 4th and 7th grades all over again. (I'll bet my teachers would be getting a great laugh at that one!) Once spring finally shows itself here in Kansas fishing will be the next great event followed by numerous soccer games and dance (daughter, not me.. LOL). Oh and then there's that "honey-do list" that never ends. So along with still being an active duty Army Officer on a daily basis, life is good!!

 

Good stuff, Marty! About time you let us know a bit more about you. :) I still think you're the guy that pointed me in this direction with a PM over in the Vintage forum - wasn't that you back in the beginning of August? Good to see you again, so to speak.

 

Doc

 

Thanks Doc, I'm usually on here in the background reading posts and enjoying. Great people and great information.

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Here is some pics of my other hobbies. During the winter months I go off- road in southern California deserts. ( Ocotillo wells and Glamis sand dunes) My wife and I ride Honda ATV 400EXs and have a turbo 2386 Volkswagen powered dune buggy. Are home away from home is a 40ft weekend warrior 5th wheel witch I tow with my F350 powerstroke.

 

I've got a 400EX myself. I've done quite a bit of work to it, too.

 

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And dad has an '85 350X. Thing is a beast.

 

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Very cool my wife and i have ridden in the small dunes just north of Las Vegas by the nascar track. Some times in late march we do Dumont dunes. I see were both running White brothers mufflers and maybe same nerf bars.Are those OMI air defeltors. The wife and i white bro's rev boxes and UNI filters. My wifes 01 and my 03 have been jetted thats pretty much it. I sold my 85 350X to by my 400. My wife and I had 86 ATC 250Rs for years sold them to build the buggy. My wife wanted to ride again so in 01 she bought hers and i bought the 350x then my brothers girl friend son needed a bike so i had him work for me he was using it all the time any way so i bought my 400. Mike

 

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Very cool my wife and i have ridden in the small dunes just north of Las Vegas by the nascar track. Some times in late march we do Dumont dunes. I see were both running White brothers mufflers and maybe same nerf bars.Are those OMI air defeltors. The wife and i white bro's rev boxes and UNI filters. My wifes 01 and my 03 have been jetted thats pretty much it. I sold my 85 350X to by my 400. My wife and I had 86 ATC 250Rs for years sold them to build the buggy. My wife wanted to ride again so in 01 she bought hers and i bought the 350x then my brothers girl friend son needed a bike so i had him work for me he was using it all the time any way so i bought my 400. Mike

 

 

Yeah, Nellis Dunes. It's a nice spot for day trips but a lot of the people that ride there now don't respect anything and have the place trashed. We ride pretty much everywhere in the south west. Dumont, Glamis, Armagosa, Rasor, Sand Hollow, Coral Pink, et cetera. The nerfs are AC Racing pro pegs and the air scoops are homemade.

 

My "short" list of mods is:

 

• 88mm (2.5mm over, 426cc) 11:1 Piston

• Stage 2 Cam, CRF450 Cam Chain

• 42mm 450r Carb (Jetted for E85 fuel)

• ESR Airbox Eliminator Kit

• Custom Fit KFX 450 Shocks

• Burgard +2 A-Arms, GForce Extended Rear Hubs

• ITP Holeshot HDs, Skat~Trak Extreme Paddles

 

My dad's 350X basically hasn't been touched since the day he bought it off the showroom floor. Only thing he has done is basic maintenance and that thing runs as strong as ever. Couldn't even estimate the miles/hours it has on it. Really shows how reliable these machines can be.

 

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Very cool my wife and i have ridden in the small dunes just north of Las Vegas by the nascar track. Some times in late march we do Dumont dunes. I see were both running White brothers mufflers and maybe same nerf bars.Are those OMI air defeltors. The wife and i white bro's rev boxes and UNI filters. My wifes 01 and my 03 have been jetted thats pretty much it. I sold my 85 350X to by my 400. My wife and I had 86 ATC 250Rs for years sold them to build the buggy. My wife wanted to ride again so in 01 she bought hers and i bought the 350x then my brothers girl friend son needed a bike so i had him work for me he was using it all the time any way so i bought my 400. Mike

 

 

Yeah, Nellis Dunes. It's a nice spot for day trips but a lot of the people that ride there now don't respect anything and have the place trashed. We ride pretty much everywhere in the south west. Dumont, Glamis, Armagosa, Rasor, Sand Hollow, Coral Pink, et cetera. The nerfs are AC Racing pro pegs and the air scoops are homemade.

 

My "short" list of mods is:

 

• 88mm (2.5mm over, 426cc) 11:1 Piston

• Stage 2 Cam, CRF450 Cam Chain

• 42mm 450r Carb (Jetted for E85 fuel)

• ESR Airbox Eliminator Kit

• Custom Fit KFX 450 Shocks

• Burgard +2 A-Arms, GForce Extended Rear Hubs

• ITP Holeshot HDs, Skat~Trak Extreme Paddles

 

My dad's 350X basically hasn't been touched since the day he bought it off the showroom floor. Only thing he has done is basic maintenance and that thing runs as strong as ever. Couldn't even estimate the miles/hours it has on it. Really shows how reliable these machines can be.

 

Very nice. The 350x are like that dam near bullet prof. Were is sand Hollow. We have been talking about doing Pink Coral for vacation. When is the best time to go. Mike

 

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Very nice. The 350x are like that dam near bullet prof. Were is sand Hollow. We have been talking about doing Pink Coral for vacation. When is the best time to go. Mike

 

Sand Hollow is in between St. George and Hurricane in Utah. So it's about an hour-hour and a half closer than Coral Pink. Sand Hollow also has a lake, so it's also good if you're into boating, jet skis or fishing. It gets into the 100s during summer, though. So be prepared for that. Coral Pink is a nice Spring/Summer spot due to the high elevation. It gets cold and sees a fair amount of snow during the winter. Just be prepared to push your bike to the limit if you go into the dunes, the altitude robs horsepower. The trails are absolutely beautiful, though. Here is a picture of one of the canyons up there. One of my favorite places to ride.

 

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I love it because the dunes are in the middle of a forest.

 

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I really enjoy traveling, especially cruises....watching football & boxing, but my real passion is riding my motorcycle with my honey, but I didn't start riding bike till I was just abut 60.......when I think about all the years I missed riding bike, it makes me sick

 

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i restore r/c cars. used to race them professionally.

 

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Hey 72HCODE,

My other passion is Vintage R/Cs, but been a few years

since I've done anything with them. Are you still heavily into the hobby? I've searched for years for the ultimate R/C toy.... The Otaki Mustang Mach1. Finally got it a few years ago and that was the end of my collecting. I'd love to see your collection. My very first is a Tamiya Blackfoot and still my favorite Tamiya just because LOL! Are you a member at Tamiyaclub? Buggies are also another favorite. Very nice buggies you have there! Seeing yours makes me wanna get back into it and probably not a good thing right now LOL! Very expensive hobby! All into nitro and gas 1/4 scalers also.

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Well I'm into pretty much anything that has to do with cars. I have just gotten into knife making. I have some Blade steel I'm going to be ordering soon.

 

This is my first knife made out of mild steel (bad idea) but at least I know I have the tools to do it.

Here's the design

 

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Here's the blank

 

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Here it is sharpenedish

 

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I guess I like any type of fabrication and I have been known to make a custom tool every once and a while.

 

This is a custom socket I made for my dad. It is for taking out a shower/bath water valve.

 

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94 Jeep Wrangler

 

 

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I'm into a bit of offroading with my landrover,a bit of waterskiing,also in N.Ireland we can get permisson to close public roads for motorsport events always well worth watching and finally I go to France and Belguim every year to visit the battlefields.

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I've played music since I was about 8 or 9 years old. Mostly guitar but I can play just about any instrument to some extent. Here is a video I did awhile back. I'm playing all music other than the drums which are drum tracks.

 

 

 

Another hobby is metal detecting which I've done for 30+ years. You'd be amazed at the stuff you can find others have lost over the years. I paid for 2 of my project mustangs from stuff I've found metal detecting.

 

Here is a picture of just the rings I found last year.

 

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Here is a picture of the gold I found in 1 quarter(3 months).

 

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Here is a picture of the $4,000 I got when I sold some of my finds at the first of the year.

 

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1965 D Code

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