Was It Something I Said?

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PJ's Comment
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I may not be the right person to chime in here, but I’ll give you my perspective since I’m one of those sterotypes. And yes I mean Sterotype. Often people make assumptions based on perception not fact. We all develop preferences as we go through life. For me, I’ve always been a gear head... I grew up on a farm in the midwest and learned the art of tractor pulling at the county fairs. I learned alot during those years about not only mechanics, but about competing, good sportsmanship and so on. I turned that into a love of auto racing. Again alot of life lessons learned, refined, and passed onto my daughters. Now later in life still a passion for vehicles, just bigger in the form of a truck. For folks like us we appreciate the challenge of making something better, nicer, and better in performance while combining preference. Not everyone shares the same preference. Myself I appreciate nice things, and my truck is no different. It in no way makes me any different as a person than the next person. It just shows I take pride in myself and my equipment. What I like, the next person may not and that is perfectly ok. I get alot of folks that see my truck, my car, or my bike and make an assumption I’m arrogant. For those who know me, they know that is the total opposite who I am as a person and driver. My truck being large and long wheelbase effects noone but me. As long as I get the job done safely it shouldn’t matter. Now the action of this guy cutting in line is what is wrong here, not what he’s driving. It’s our actions that should define us, not what we drive, or wear, or how we choose to live.

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That was taken in front of my shop... I enjoy both very much but neither define who I am as a person... Here is a test question??? Based on nothing more than you know of me here on TT what drivetrain do you think is in my car?? Choices are

A: V-6 B: V-8 Standard 5.9 L C: V-8 6.2 L supercharged Hemi

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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If it is anything other than B I would be shocked.

This is my spring/summer project.

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PJ's Comment
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That is a great looking project Bobcat. I see alot of potential!!! You will have to let us know how it turns out.

I’ll give it a few days, probably monday afternoon and I’ll devulge the answer!!

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Looks like the SXT which would make it a V6 model but still a quick little devil in its own right.

Brian's Comment
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I'm going to say C. With that sunroof I'm going to guess a full loaded supercharged hemi.

Greg M.'s Comment
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Seems like I may have come across as the drivers lounge bully but that was not my intention. I just thought I "made a funny."

What actually happened was that this guy "jumped line" by driving past all of us waiting our turn to turn left into the facility by going to the end of the street turning around and coming back and turning right ahead of us. He was bobtail while most everyone else in line had trailers.

Everyone saw what happened and by the time I dropped my trailer and got to the office he was getting called out on it by some of the other drivers. To lighten the mood I made the comment about the parade float going by. Everyone laughed and went about their business. Did not mean to offend anyone.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

PJ's Comment
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Greg no offense taken by any means. This drivers actions were wrong, plain and simple. But it did make me think how some folks tend to sterotype others and is why I brought it up, for healthy discussion and to provoke thought process... There are many areas in this industry where people can and will be sterotyped by others. This may help drive some points home in that area for new drivers, depending how the conversation goes..

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I love nice vehicles as well. Although I can appreciate the craftsmanship of the work done to stretched trucks, I for life of me understand the purpose. You take away from the handling and fuel economy for what? I have seen many beautiful trucks that are not stretched. I just don’t understand the reason to stretch a truck unless you plan of doing something with that space. It just seems such a waste of money and effort. I am a firm believer in functionality. I have seen a stretched Pete with a motorcycle lift on back. That was such an awesome thing to me. Guy had a nice HD sitting up there. I just don’t get doing it, with nothing gained. To me it looks silly. I’m sorry if my view offends. Form should enhance function.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I'd say it's because they want to. Kinda the same reason I have my race car, it's impractical, it's a money pit and it serves absolutely no purpose other than to make me smile when it pulls an 8 second 1/4 mile time. I don't care that anyone else likes it, I didn't build it for them. I built it because I wanted it.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I vote A

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