Ford Ranger-Update

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/402642055.html
I turned in all my pop bottles and my tinfoil ball and dug up some
dead presidents..and drove down and put this on my truck yesterday.
Crom but its nice. So why am I having buyers remose?
Perhaps because I paid only a few hundred less than I paid for the truck?
Sigh.....
It is nice..looks good, surprisingly light. WIll be a real asset.....
ouch!
Gunner
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You're moving up in the world, looks like you've got a nice ride now. I 'd like to see it when its loaded with tools.
Karl
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"Karl Townsend" wrote:

And a nice logo on the side, too.
Jon
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On Sun, 2 Sep 2007 21:48:44 -0700, "Jon Danniken"

I have a logo..but none of my vehicles will ever bear a sign, unless its a magnetic one..and then rarely.
I work in at least 15 different So. California cities/towns/municipalities.
Im not wanting to buy a business license in each of them.
And that unfortunately happens all to frequently with us little guys.
I can think of only one, maybe 2 independants like myself, who have signs on their trucks.
Thats why the freeways in So Cal are filled with comercial service vehicles...with the logo'd ones part of Big companies, like Otis and so forth.
Gunner
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Gunner Asch wrote:

Yeah, God forbid, you'd make a success of yourself, and maybe manage a real company, with guys driving trucks for you in 15 cities instead of you driving the truck yourself.
You sure live the American dream, don't you.
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wrote:

Oddly enough..and typically..you snipped this part
"And that unfortunately happens all to frequently with us little guys.
I can think of only one, maybe 2 independants like myself, who have signs on their trucks.
Thats why the freeways in So Cal are filled with comercial service vehicles...with the logo'd ones part of Big companies, like Otis and so forth."
Heads up, Abnoxious...if I make a sucess and have other techs working for me..then Ill be a Big Company...and then Ill have signs.
What part of not being able to afford a $500 business license in a town I might do $300 worth of work in a years time, do you not understand?
Fucktard.
Gunner
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On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 23:36:39 GMT, "Tom Gardner"

1. Because he is a Dutch queer 2. Because I love his artistry, but hold everything else he says in amused contempt 3. Because he is a Dutch queer, he is a socialist, and Im not.
I could come up with various other reasons...shrug..but I dont bother myself with pissmiers.
Gunner
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Abrasha wrote:

Who says that success requires having employees? I'm quite happy with _my_ little one-man business* -- why can't I be a success when it's just me?
* And almost nothing to do with metalworking, except for soldering up the occasional circuit board, mounting prototypes in cases, and maybe telling off the occasional mechanical engineer who really _should_ know more than I do about their job.
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My brother, who is a state licensed master electrician, put logo's with the phone number on magnetic signs. He figured if he was too busy, he would pull the phone numbers off but leave the logo up for advertizing. Always the optimist. ;)
Wes
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Logos are an attractant for low-life insurance scammers.
-Carl
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On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 12:37:57 GMT, "Carl Byrns"

Indeed..thats rather common too.
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Jon Danniken wrote:

I would never put a sign up on my vehicle. I have more than enough cnc and manual customer repair work than I can handle right now. I don't even hand out business cards. A sign on the vehicle just advertises I have a lot of tools.... please break in and take some.
John
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wrote:

Which is why Im tickeled there are no side windows anymore. And expanded metal on the rear windows.
Used to scare the piss out of me that someone would clean me out again like they did in 2000. $11k worth of tools and spare parts evaporated one night. Which is why I dont keep my SnapOn/Proto/Sk/ etc tools on the truck anymore. Swap meet/Harbor Freight tools only.
Gunner
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Gunner Asch wrote:

I was working on 138 street off Bruckner Blvd. in the south Bronx several years ago. I left my keys hanging in the trunk lock..with all my tools in the trunk. Nobody ever bothered it.
John
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Nice going Gunner!!
My son uses similar canopy for surveying. Being able to step into the back and pull stuff form the side is a great benefit. Good choice.
Ivan Vegvary
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Gunner Asch wrote:

You paid $900.00 for something that costs $2,800.00, and you have buyer's remorse?!?
Cheapskate!
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wrote:

I prefer to think of myself as "thrifty", which goes along with my Master Scrounger classification.
Such shells are easily enough to find for long bed Rangers. Every alarm/cable/CCTV company has them, and ya can pick em up for $250-400.
Shells sized for the extended cab trucks..6',. are much rarer, which is why I bit the bullet..and paid serious money for it.
And gritted my teeth..actually had my lady pull the money out of my wallet and give it to the guy..I couldnt stand to watch. Shrug
6 months ago..that would have been nearly an entire months income. Im only temporarily prosperous. Time will tell it it keeps up. However..it was really something I had to do. I could have continued with the old fiberglass shell Ive used for the past 10 yrs....but it, like me...is getting a bit long in the tooth.
Now Im trying to find a complete set of racks/bins/shelves and a safety cage for Moby Dick, my high topped extended 1 ton E350 van.
Gunner
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Gunner Asch wrote:

IMHO the best time to buy durable big-ticket tools is when you're temporarily flush, and can buy for cash. Then when the next squeeze comes along you have the tool, and can use it to get more business.
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Your (gulp-$60) book looks interesting. I'd like to find a book that teaches servo loops in an intuitive rather than formulaic way. Before I order a copy, how much programming experience is necessary? I've written a lot in Qbasic and Pascal and slightly understand c, but have only done motion control open-loop.
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