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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby bradzuzu » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:45 pm

Finished up the bucket today , man that 1-1/2" thick edge is heavy !!

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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby N law » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:49 am

I saw this one driving home the other day. Poor guy was clearing the chains and hoped in it as we passed to try to drive it back on. Looked like a real mess!
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby DSUZU » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:30 pm

That couldn't have been fun. Looks like the Po-Pos haven't showed up yet, maybe he got loaded and gone before any "Imperial entanglement" arrived.
I was coming home from work yesterday (my week to work Saturday plus a bunch of "shift hopping to fill needs). At one place there were 3 Police cars, 2 fire trucks, and a huge crowd across the street. Found out a couple hours later they found a stiff in the ditch. I'd rather deal with a dozer off it's trailer. Dennis
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Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years. 1994 Amigo devoured to provide head and EFI system.
Heavily damaged by engine compartment fire while driving on March 24th 2018, condemned by insurance company and taken on March 30th 2018 :cry:.

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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby Von » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:26 pm

N law wrote:I saw this one driving home the other day.


Load binders laying in the road are never a good sign.

What are cronuts? There's a big sign out for them so they must be better than they sound.
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby N law » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:03 pm

It's some sort of croissant donut thing. I'm not really sure. My wife's twin sister's mother-in-law was the manager at the donut place right there until recently. I'll ask her next time I see her.
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby DSUZU » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:17 pm

Been a long time since I've posted anything here. Had a few interesting "work things", but never took pics or posted about them. The one today, I have to tell about (no pictures). I had to go to the battery place to pick up 8 (yes EIGHT) 4D batteries. One thousand, three hundred, ninety six dollars. The batteries were for one of our Police department "lighted sign trailers". Last weekend, someone stole the previous 8 batteries from the trailer where it had been parked displaying a sign. The sign? "Lock Your Car Doors". :mrgreen: Dennis
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Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years. 1994 Amigo devoured to provide head and EFI system.
Heavily damaged by engine compartment fire while driving on March 24th 2018, condemned by insurance company and taken on March 30th 2018 :cry:.

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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby gwana66 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:41 am

You need to wire those batteries to the chassis of the sign - at least give the meth-heads a bit of a challenge.
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby paulevans76 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:22 pm

Hahaha that's too good!
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby bradzuzu » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:02 am

That's crazy , I didn't know those things held that many giant battery's wow !! We sold the old Pete off , but I've been elected to still do the repairs on it and now we're making even more money off it lol

First was snapped driveline going into the front driver , second was power divider gears sending power down to the pinion , third (2000 miles after a full third member rebuild) the through shaft sending power out of the rear of the front driver to the back driver bent :shock: , I didn't realize it till I had pulled the whole front two sections apart and then spun the rear driver (had one side jacked up) and noticed the shaft going around in an oval ... still pulled everything out to double check which was allot of work again but the only thing I could find was that shaft ... Trucks been running for three weeks maybe a month , hope I don't see it for a while ...

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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby DSUZU » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:48 pm

Our fiscal year ends Sept 30th. The closest Saturday to that, we have to do year end inventory with the auditors :roll:. Between now and then, "we" do a "pre-inventory". We stock over 5,000 parts - Guess who gets to count them all. everything that has any kind of descrepancy, someone else goes behind me and double counts it. For now, it has been going through item by item, and going by the different ATA system codes. I just finished "42" cooling systems. Our stuff goes up to like 79 which covers the spray systems on our sprayer trucks, then it skips up to 98, which is our communication and on board computers (not ECMs or PCMs). The most frustrating part is we've had a couple of little "dweebs", who pay more attention to their cell phones than what they are doing. Finding parts that have been put in all kind of wrong places. Dealing with them (well HIM, one of them we finally got rid of to another department). Oh, did I mention that it's AUGUST and it's been around 90 degrees in the warehouse. Dennis
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1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N air filter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar. Engine is bored .020 oversize and upgraded to 1994 pistons, head and EFI system.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years. 1994 Amigo devoured to provide head and EFI system.
Heavily damaged by engine compartment fire while driving on March 24th 2018, condemned by insurance company and taken on March 30th 2018 :cry:.

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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby DSUZU » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:14 pm

Wow, so it's been just over a year on this thread. Again, been working on the inventory. THIS year, the supervisor has assigned others to do other parts so I didn't have to count the whole thing. Auditors come in for final quick "team count" this Saturday.
Now for the big (maybe) news. After 35 plus years, I was (am) all scheduled to retire in 10 weeks (they are going by fast). A few weeks ago, the City posted the position for Department Director of Fleet Maintenance. Our previous Director, 6 months younger than I, had retired last April after 44 years. In a "what the heck" deal, I applied. An email came out last week stating that there had been 100 applicants when they closed the posting. They planned to interview the top 20, then narrow that down to 3, then chose from the 3.
Today, was the "Dog and Pony Show". This is a quarterly recognition ceremony for City employees. During this ceremony, I was recognized for 35 years of service. They Administrator who did my award was also the same guy who is interviewing for the Director position. As he read my bio, it really stuck out (I've had an interesting life, an interesting career, AND, as part of my "interesting life", my Father was a career Police officer with the City for 21 years, and my (maternal) Grandfather was one of the City's original trolley drivers back in the 1920s. That really made folks take notice. The Deputy Mayor, was really paying attention as the story was being told. At the end of the presentation, the Administrator announced that right after the ceremony, he would be interviewing me for the Director position (I had already received an email to schedule this). We had a great interview - went for an hour. The Administrator said it was a great interview and that he really enjoyed talking with me. He also mentioned that there were still 19 other candidates, so this might take a while. I felt really good about the interview.
As I'm walking down the hall to leave, I hear a voice saying "Hey!, come here a minute". I step back and it's the Deputy Mayor calling me into her office. She has the Mayor and the other Deputy Mayor and wants to introduce me to them and tell them my story (they had not been at the ceremony). Guess it was my day to have the sun shine on me.
As for the position. It would be a really great raise, a really great opportunity, and if I gave them another 3 years, retirement would really be a whole lot better. we'll see how it all pans out. The BEST part, if I DON'T get the job - no problem, I still walk out the door with a smile on my face December 4th. Absolutely nothing to lose. Could get interesting. Dennis
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1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N air filter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar. Engine is bored .020 oversize and upgraded to 1994 pistons, head and EFI system.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years. 1994 Amigo devoured to provide head and EFI system.
Heavily damaged by engine compartment fire while driving on March 24th 2018, condemned by insurance company and taken on March 30th 2018 :cry:.

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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby N law » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:29 pm

That’s really cool! Congrats on all of the above.

To tie it into tha thread, it sounds like your job is progressively getting lighter!
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby DSUZU » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:40 pm

So to wrap this story up, on the Director position, I did not make the short - short list (nor did any other internal candidates). Out of 107, I did make the top 20, but they posted a list (W/O) names of credentials of 12 of the external candidates. 2 Had Doctorates. 3 Had Masters degrees. At least one of them was also ASE master certified (as am I). Some were also already NAFA certified (National Association of Fleet Administrators). MOST were also veterans AND claiming veterans points (I don't begrudge them on that either). Originally a "short - short of 3 people, then 5 people, and a memo came out today that is up to 7. They're offering current staff an opportunity to "interview" these candidates and offer input on the selection.
I am totally cool with all of this. My original concern was that someone could / would come in and straighten out a management mess that has gone on for far too long. One advantage of an external candidate is any of "the roaches" that get stepped on, will not be able to cry "bad blood". Back to original plan: walk out the gate on December 4th with a smile on my face. :D
As for putting in an extra 3 years, well, I have an application to turn in elsewhere on Monday (10/28). We'll see how that pans out. Dennis
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Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years. 1994 Amigo devoured to provide head and EFI system.
Heavily damaged by engine compartment fire while driving on March 24th 2018, condemned by insurance company and taken on March 30th 2018 :cry:.

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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby Von » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:42 am

Well good for you for not getting that job. For reals... If the place is that jacked up why spend you last few years there getting an ulcer.
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby itsmehb » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:08 am

Yea, I used to have a coffee cup that read "a moment enjoyed is never wasted". Broke the darn thing, but it's message still lingers, what ever you enjoy, weather it's chasing rainbows or just sitting having coffee, if you enjoy it, we'll you get the message. And Brad, where have you been?
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby bradzuzu » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:56 am

I feel guilty dang nab it !! Where have I been , what have I been doing ?? Same old stuff but busy as all get out usually ... The wear and tear on the backs getting to me though , wake up feeling like I’m broken , after a shower and stretches I’m feeling better and then after working a few hours limbered up but then I lift something and it hurts , or climb and jump back down and it hurts :roll: I still love what I do though ... The red dump trucks still shining and running , gets driven by multiple drivers which doesn’t do it any good or my nerves but otherwise it’s been solid ... Well I guess I had to do brakes on it and r&r the pto and pump because the bosses brother (the numnuts that puts me on my last nerve) drove it from the job site all the way back to the shop with the pto engaged and cooked the unit (it lived for a few more months before all the seals puked) ... It got so hot the pressure hose running to the ram started flaking off the rubber outer skin :evil:

Let’s see , while I was gone hunting with my son and family he backed into another company’s truck smashing the left corner of our truck (the one I put the box on and painted several years back) left side (DRIVERS SIDE) of all things , I fixed it so the door would open and close this last Monday ... I’ll be fixing the other companies truck once the other truck box arrives (yay for me !!) ... Along with work I finished rebuilding my toyhauler after work , the roof and back section needed some serious rebuilding ... After that I cleaned up and sealed my camper which is what I took hunting , but before I left for hunting my brother that lives in Oklahoma was driving over with his truck and pop up camper towing a Toyota pickup to meet us down at the area started having his lid peal open in the wind ... He ended up stopping in at my place around 3 in the morning (Thursday morning) crashed in my camper , I got up at 6 headed to work to get my pop rivet gun then headed home and spent the whole day rebuilding his camper ...

I guess I know what I could do for a side job but damn I think the contorting to get to screws and crap on campers hurts more !!

Dennis that job could’ve been nice and all (the money for sure) but being able to walk away smiling is more rewarding than being caught up in that rat race buddy ...

Good luck !!
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby N law » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:01 pm

There was guy who was set up across the way from our amateur shop co-op that my friends and I throw in on. He only did RV roofing and repairs. He had a couple 20x60 shop bays with scaffolding lined down each side. There was always a ton of RVs lined up outside for new roofs. He made bank and worked out of the weather. It’s definitely a need and your skills could easily do it!
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby Von » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:40 am

Hahaha!!

Brad... From what I hear, nepotism keeps mechanics busy everywhere. Business owners could save a TON of money just by NOT hiring relatives.

Ibuprofen is your friend. A good chiropractor comes in handy too. I pay cash and spend $35 every week or two for a quick tuneup and 10 minutes with a tenz unit. And NO jumping down from anything. Bad knees, bad back, jacked up neck... I finally figured out I'm going to move like an old man anyway, might as well do it intentionally from the start instead of hurting myself more and having to move that way..
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby N law » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:24 am

Von wrote:Business owners could save a TON of money just by NOT hiring relatives.


I've figured this out... I work for a contractor and was recently put over a small repair job at a downtown building. I had three of our 1099 laborers working under me. One of them fought me on every step about how the engineer specified the repairs to go. Finally, on Friday (pay day), he gets sick and has to leave shortly after getting his check. He wanted to use our guys on the clock to load up the scrap pieces in his truck so he could leave. After a couple stern "we will clean up after the job is done/ I don't care about your scrap pieces," he stepped over to me like he was going to hit me.... It got ugly and he almost lost his job, but then I realized why we can't fire him... His sister is married to my boss's dad! It's easier to keep him employed than to just take care of an unemployed relative.

Speaking of the boss's dad, he started a dirt work company that we now contract with. He's not an equipment operator, but he has equipment he operates. Every job we are on, he runs a track hoe into the houses. We now include a line item in our estimates for "Fixing busted ----." Another great example of how Von's wisdom could save us a ton of money.
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby Von » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:33 pm

N law wrote:He's not an equipment operator, but he has equipment he operates.


Hahahaha!!
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby N law » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:58 am

This was a great one. His job was to dig the trench from the meter to the house where the water line goes through the foundation. It just so happened to be under the front porch. Shortly after we agreed that we should hand dig under the porch... I get these photos.

There was no post left on the right side. The whole porch dropped a few inches (according to the guy who was working on it when it dropped). The gutter got pried off and bent... This is the $h!+ we get to fix in his wake.
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby DSUZU » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:41 am

Wow Nick. What a PIA. At least the boss isn't blaming all of this on YOU.
My work:
They have narrowed the director position down to 6 candidates. They brought 3 down last Friday, and the other 3 on Tuesday. The purpose was for interested employees to ask a few questions (all questions screened, typed out. and asked by a moderator :roll:). Each potential candidate also gave a bio of themselves, and finally the candidates asked questions of our representative employees. I did not attend either meeting, we were shorthanded and also due to the fact that I am a very short timer.
Excitement: Among our fleet is a 1980 Shay Model A Ford replica. The car was part of the seizure package taken from a major bad guy over 20 years ago (THAT is a story in itself). The car has been "given" to the City's "Boyd Hill Pioneer Settlement http://www.stpeteparksrec.org/boyd-hill ... lement.htm . This is a collection of the city's older houses and buildings that have been moved to a preservation area. Reproductions of old buildings, including an old gas station, have been added. It is an interesting place, also just a stones throw from my own house (I'll see if I can find a link and add it to this post). Each year, the car is also used in the annual Christmas parade. The car has been sitting around the shop for a few months. The car is powered by a Ford Pinto drive train. They wanted to use it in the parade - THIS COMING FRIDAY. As they went to prep it, they found the radiator leaking. Just for grins, try looking up "Shay replica parts" :D. I got on the computer and got on the horn (phone) and started "mission impossible". I was able to scare up a local radiator shop with a similar radiator, that with some modifications, worked. Did I mention that the car had been sitting around the shop for a few months?
Other excitement: They darn near killed a guy with their foolishness on Tuesday. A mechanic was removing the transmission from a garbage truck (like close to 1,000 lbs worth). something happened and the 30 year old transmission jack stopped rolling. The supervisor told the mechanic to "chisel the rubber covering from the stuck wheel). As he did, the top of the jack, with the transmission, broke off and grazed the mechanic on his head as it plunged to the ground :shock:. They are sending the lift cylinder of the jack out to have it repaired :roll:. This new director is going to face a challenge. For me, doesn't matter, as I am done December 4th. Dennis
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Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years. 1994 Amigo devoured to provide head and EFI system.
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby Von » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:29 am

... I hate transmissions on the head.

I remember the Model A replicas. There was still a Ford dealership in the little town I grew up in and they had one on the showroom floor. I was in high school.
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1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe 289 & 4 speed (SOLD)
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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby DSUZU » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:19 am

"The heavy part of my job..." IS OVER. I retired Tuesday, December 4th leaving work at about 1:00 after a nice "department retirement luncheon". 35 years, 3 months, and about 10 days of service. It was a "mandatory" retirement as I had entered into a deferred retirement plan when I reached 30 years. You are only allowed 5 years in the plan, 35 years total service (give or take a few months). Taking the month of December off. I already have an application in to a different (smaller) local municipality, and would like to work there for another 3 years. That will give me the age for full SS benefits and hopefully have my younger daughter "on her own". This would cut my health insurance cost, which now, is half of my retirement pension check.
If all works out, this weekend I will be off to the Florida panhandle with a relief team from my church. Today, I have to go through a background check to get clearance to go. Dennis
1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N air filter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar. Engine is bored .020 oversize and upgraded to 1994 pistons, head and EFI system.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years. 1994 Amigo devoured to provide head and EFI system.
Heavily damaged by engine compartment fire while driving on March 24th 2018, condemned by insurance company and taken on March 30th 2018 :cry:.

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Re: The heavy part of my job ....

Postby JLEMOND » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:49 am

CONGRATS, DENNIS. MAN THAT IS A LONG TIME TO STAY AT ONE PLACE NOW ENJOY IT, BEING OFF , I HAVE HAD BASICALLY TWO EMPLOYERS MY WORKING LIFE , 10 YEARS AT AMERICAN HONDA IN THE 70,S AND 21 YEARS AT ISUZ AND WOULD STILL BE THERE IF THEY HADN'T PULLED THE PLUG , JUST USE YOUR OFF TIME TO YOUR ADVANTAGE NOW , BUT DONT STOP WORKING ,UN TILL YOU SEE THE FLOWERS GROWING BY LOOKING UP. I STILL WORK EVERYDAY AND YOU SHOULD WHEN YOU CAN.YOU WILL BE AROUND A LOT LONGER THAT WAY. IF YOU GET UP THIS WAY STOP BY AND SAY HI , AND I WILL FIND SOMETHING FOR YOU TO DO LOL, JERRY .
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