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hobbies of minitruck talk members

Discussion in 'Mini Lounge' started by b_eastep, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    used to be anime. now its Remote control cars and trucks. i have a couple RC semi and couple electric trucks and i just got a nitro truck
     
  2. michaeltylerwv

    michaeltylerwv New Member

    i like flying my cessna 150 and operating my home built Paraset wwII replica spy "ham radio" using morse code. Also enjoy Karate . My son and I both have black belts in Shorin Ryu. mike
     
  3. Socal Sonny

    Socal Sonny Member

    never saw this thread before, its pretty cool.

    For the last 8 months mini-trucks have been more than just my hobby. I started off with one truck last June and now im up to 5 trucks including a 1964 Daihatsu Hijet. I also own a 71 Honda N600, 67 Impala with a 454 and a 2003 Acura RSX. When im not working on mini trucks i like to play basketball or go jogging in the hills behind my house. I also like to go riding, i have 2 quads. Im 21 years old so i also go out every other night but In 2 weeks i will be leaving to the Air Force Reserves and when i return i plan on buying a few more trucks :p
     
  4. zardoz

    zardoz Member

    Socal, I had no idea...

    Good on ya fella! If ya dont mind my asking.. what position are you looking for in the AF? I've worn all three uniforms.. so no name callin from this corner :pop:

    z

     
  5. zardoz

    zardoz Member

    Dude.. I cant pass you up either :)

    I would very much LOVE to have my pilots ... not to mention my own 150 to navigate.... I've had some pretty cool sailboats and whatnot...but a 150 is a dream of mine :D I thought I've been a cool dad ... you own the cake!

    "every landing you walk away from is a good one"


    z

     
  6. starpuss

    starpuss Member

    well... i am a GUN NUT!!! so thats my #1
    playing with satellite stuff #2
    hunting and fishing #3
    trucks and cars #4
    quading #5
    + lots more
     
  7. Don-in-Japan

    Don-in-Japan Member

    Spearing..

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    Foundry..

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    Machining..

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    Anodizing..

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    And hanging out with my little one..

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  8. Kitty

    Kitty Member

    I currently drift my 1987 AE86 at events and practice sessions.

    In the process of building it up with a neat engine swap and a cage. :D
    :cool:
     
  9. Socal Sonny

    Socal Sonny Member

    Im actually only doing reserves.. im gonna be working as a cardiopulmonary lab tech.
     
  10. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Heh, I'm also starting to get into R/C drifting. Used to be big into R/C awhile ago and now I'm hooked all over again :D
     
  11. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    what type of rc?
     
  12. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

  13. wreck

    wreck Member

    That video is nuts. I just bought a rc car last week after being away from it for 20 years. It's an old RC10B2, $50 complete running with some spares. My girls and I will will have fun beating on it this summer. I don't really consider the mini truck a hobby, It's officially "transportation" as far as I'm concerned

    My main summer hobby, Not just this one, I enjoy any 2 wheeled toys.

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    My winter hobby, Taking my ladies to Orlando. I know it's more of a vacation but it gets treated more like a hobby at our house. We spend more time, money, & energy on the annual Orlando trip than my bike gets. My youngest is 6 and I think she has been there 5 times???

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  14. fupabox

    fupabox Well-Known Member

  15. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    That drift video I saw a few weeks ago. very well done. only problem with drift RC's is that its like real drifters. there isnt a place in town to drive them without wrecking them from the bad roads!

    Im kinda big into the scale and equipment RC's. This is my Tamiya Mercedes Benz. I have a plow for the front of it now and a deck mounted on the back. I have another custom made cab for it but i havent finished it yet.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq6v7I3-stY
     
  16. momos

    momos New Member

    well i work 4 days a week designing menswear, then 2 days i collect nappies and get them cleaned at the local hospital and most of my remaining time is spent looking after my baby, other than family stuff i drive my horse, like shooting clays, off road meets with the Dastards, music, art and graphics, film
    :pop: making stuff, walking the dog and drinking. beers.
     

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  17. axle

    axle Member

    yummy-ngork zzzzz. uhmmm
     

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  18. Kitty

    Kitty Member

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    More recent events. :D
     
  19. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Lucky. You get to drift with a full size car :p
     
  20. Socal Sonny

    Socal Sonny Member

    nice kitty but where is the tire smoke?
     
  21. Don-in-Japan

    Don-in-Japan Member



    Dang.. looks like my old one..


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  22. Kitty

    Kitty Member

    Haha I'm so broke it's not enough funny because of it.

    86HP = No smoke. ;)
    Now that is cool, why don't you still have it. :eek:


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  23. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Being broke because of a cool hobby is better than being broke and not having a fricken clue where your money has disappeared to... then remembering the bills, bills, bills, and... um ... bills? lol
     
  24. Kitty

    Kitty Member

    Har har har, I hate bills... lucky I don't deal with it... YET ! :eek:
     
  25. Don-in-Japan

    Don-in-Japan Member

    I got divorced, and it was in the wife's name.

    I sold it cheap for $1600.. just before the prices quadrupled. :(


    86HP? Sure it wasn't an AE85?

    Stock 4AG was what... 120ish HP?
     
  26. Kitty

    Kitty Member

    Bummer, I love 86's with all my heart and soon I might start loving Vans !! :D

    EDIT : Well over the ages, I bet I lost a bunch of power. (Hehe 86hp was a little joke, hehe get it. 86... Not funny >_> )
    I'm doing a blacktop 20v so power might not be and issue, haha !
     
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  27. Don-in-Japan

    Don-in-Japan Member

    Stick with the stock engine... run solex carbs, metal head gasket, and 288/288 cams. Solid 160HP at the wheels... it's what I had :)
     
  28. Kitty

    Kitty Member

    I honestly really thought of that, with a highcomp redtop motor. But the cost is equivalent to my Blacktop swap which is 170hp aprox with my header, intake and exhaust, which is all I really want. Nothing more... I'm not power hungry haha, and ITB's stock, who could resist!


    I already got the engine too so, heh heh. Oops. :eek:
     
  29. Don-in-Japan

    Don-in-Japan Member

    A customer at my shop just installed an SR20 turbo engine in his. Good fit, and 200+ HP with some tuning.
     
  30. Kitty

    Kitty Member

    Oh we got several of those here, really good sounding stuff. Some rotary and 3TC swapped also. I really like the idea of staying within the family tree though.

    Even though the blacktop isn't great for drifting, it's really all I need haha. :cool:
     

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