Friday, September 7, 2012

silverado update #3 , and what I did on my day off . . .

So my Friday started pretty normal . Actually it was kind of exciting because my new rims from Cragar arrived and I was on my way to have them put on at the local Tire Depot over on Adams Avenue . Good guys and fair priced tire work . Anyhow . . .

I get to the tire shop and this guy pulls up . All the tire guys start up with , Oh yeah I see , you need a new set of tires , etc etc . I guess the trailer needed a tire filled up or something , but oh man . I didn't ask why t hey were transporting this mess but it was creepy .


A few years back there was this drag racing accident down on Imperial avenue and a few kids died in this car . It gave me goose bumps looking at it . I felt like it was going to ruin my day through bad juju magic , but as it turned out , my rims were going on fine and there were no foreseeable problems to mess me up . I even went for a walk to Starbuck's ( yeah I know ) for my favorite iced sweet black tea .


When he gets to the back rims he figures out that we need a 1/4 spacer because the rear drum is kind of dished and the center of the rim isn't seating . As he's telling me this his buddy tells him , wait I have a set of spacers that will fit in there , one sec . Sure enough he does and they do and the rims start going on again , no problems .


I decide when we're all done and back on the road that what I need is a delicious bean & cheese down at Sombrero's in Golden Hill . It's a really nice day and i have new kicks on the truck so I'm taking my time and letting people go in front of me and stuff , because you know it's a nice day and I'm feeling it . I order my deal at the restaurant and what do I see on the receipt . . . .


Booyah . Could it be that mother nature is trying to fuck me up somehow ?!?! No way . I don't believe in any mystical sky gods , and certainly don't believe in center of the earth fire monster dudes , I'll take that challenge . I say thank you and load up on the hot carrots and go on my way .

By the way , for those of you who would like to enjoy this demonic delight, it's a bean & cheese burrito with rice inside , and a cheese quesadilla . Comes out to $6.66 . Good times .

I realize that I need to gas up and shoot over to the 7-11 for $30 of regular and then get back on the road home to chomp on my snack . This is where the paradox of timing starts to fuck with me .

Old lady #1 & old girlfriend shopping buddy ( clearly not from here ) scooting up on her stop sign , decides to go for it at the last minute . I'm watching her so naturally I lay back and let her get lost right in front of me for a whole block of slowing down and speeding up . Whatever , She's probably from Rancho Bernardo and never been to the " ghetto " before , but she's seen on the news that it's a really neat community and there is great kitchy shops to check out if you don't mind mexicans or scary tattooed people with mustaches & tight pants . . .

Old dude #2 pulls the same shit on me even closer but I decide to lay on the " stupid horn " and let him know he almost got crushed by a big ass truck .

He flaps his hand around at me as if to say sorry , I'm old and mostly blind . I throw my hands up as if to say " what the fuck , old blind dude " and he flips me the bird ! At this point I start laughing out loud . ( that's LOL for you internet only folks ) . Seriously , old dude . You cut me off and then flip me off because I point it out to you ? I take my foot off the gas and let him wander home and as he's making a left in front of me and I go by him , I hear him yelling at me about this or that . I give him the patented " thumbs down " maneuver followed quickly by the " oh and , fuck you too " hand signal .

After that it was smooth sailing all the way home to enjoy my satanic meal and watch a few episodes of cops with a tall glass of ice cold sweet tea . I dare life to fuck with me any more today . I might have to get out of the hot tub later on to slap the shit out of someone if I don't get a little driver's respect in my own damn neighborhood ! Come on people , it's Friday . Slow down and get home alive . Have some ice cream or something . Just leave me out of your problems cause I feel good , my truck looks good and I don't have time today for this mess !

Sneak peek . . .

4 comments:

Frank said...

First of all, that truck fucking rules! Second of all, thanks for that epic tale!

grant said...

funny, but the spacers should go on the front with cragars and disc/drum brakes!? I believe even Cragar says this. looks good

=mike= said...

thanks guys .

Grant I was there while they were doing the work and saw why it went down the way it did . The rear drum was dished out so that the center of the rim where the lugs were , wasn't sealing when the nuts were tightened .

There is a weird crown on the rear drum mating surface that was preventing it from seating , hence the 1/4 inch spacer . On the front there were no clearance problems at all .

I think with reverse spacing the front clears nicely , but the back one was a little too deep to make it work . Also as I'm told the truck is a " Big 10 " The drums and suspension are a little larger than the standard C-10 set up . . .

who knows , They're on and they roll and they seem to look pretty okay .

Rik no Orkut said...

Eita!