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Old 12-27-2012, 10:20 PM   #5426
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Suhwheeeetttt....

A Texan by way of Alaska and Washington
Well i married me a Beautiful Texas girl, does this count R?
Plus i still have a father in law (Texan Of Course) Who has never once, and i mean never brother called me by my first name? He has called me Gunsel Ass, Dingus, Spurgel? I am always like WTF to my wife and she just laughs her ass off. I gave up years ago trying to figure it out!

Oh i forgot he sent us the flag!
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:47 AM   #5427
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Well i married me a Beautiful Texas girl, does this count R?
Plus i still have a father in law (Texan Of Course) Who has never once, and i mean never brother called me by my first name? He has called me Gunsel Ass, Dingus, Spurgel? I am always like WTF to my wife and she just laughs her ass off. I gave up years ago trying to figure it out!

Oh i forgot he sent us the flag!
LMAO....

I can't tell the story here, but it involves my father in law and a fishing trip I really didn't have time to go on though he convinced me with a simple statement...

Bare in mind, this guy is 6'5" and a retired federal Immigrations Narcotics Agent... He used to scare the hell out of me when Deb and I were dating... many many years ago...
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:01 AM   #5428
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I take it the story has to be relegated to PM's or real life conversation due to...certain restrictions...?

Oh, and do you think Corey knows a good transmission shop that could get me the same transmission as the ones they use in the Fast & Furious movies? I could use an extra 12 forward gears...



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Old 12-28-2012, 08:15 AM   #5429
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I take it the story has to be relegated to PM's or real life conversation due to...certain restrictions...?

Oh, and do you think Corey knows a good transmission shop that could get me the same transmission as the ones they use in the Fast & Furious movies? I could use an extra 12 forward gears...



Contact George at Rockland Standard Gear... He can hook you up..
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:23 AM   #5430
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Still on my list.

I'm so glad that you are happy with the transmission...

Not that I'm making anywhere near your power but it's nice to know if it can hold up to your car, It'll be nuclear bomb proof in mine
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:40 AM   #5431
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So Kyle,

does it come with a whole new body or does he just peel and stick another face on the old one...
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I think it depends on the version of photoshop used?
ha. right.
guess justin is correct. The body there does not look too bad though.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:36 AM   #5432
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Still on my list.

I'm so glad that you are happy with the transmission...

Not that I'm making anywhere near your power but it's nice to know if it can hold up to your car, It'll be nuclear bomb proof in mine
It will most assuredly work in your car... Buttery smooth shifts and really quick click click from one gear to another...

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ha. right.
guess justin is correct. The body there does not look too bad though.
Not bad at all... The dress is sketchy but that can be changed... or removed...
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:32 AM   #5433
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Opinions... True Forged Victory Wheels

I Like em alot, just need to talk to the wife and then place the order...

These will be my mile run wheels, and probably my daily driving wheels...

Shod with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2's...

305/35ZR20's in the rear on 11 X 20 inch wheels, and 285/35ZR20's in the front on 10 X 20 inch wheels...

Two piece forged wheels... welded, not bolted, lighter than factory, and substantially stronger...
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:12 AM   #5434
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I really like the deep dish on those, my kind of style! What depth are the lips by the way?

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I Like em alot, just need to talk to the wife and then place the order...

These will be my mile run wheels, and probably my daily driving wheels...

Shod with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2's...

305/35ZR20's in the rear on 11 X 20 inch wheels, and 285/35ZR20's in the front on 10 X 20 inch wheels...

Two piece forged wheels... welded, not bolted, lighter than factory, and substantially stronger...
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:18 AM   #5435
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Get the vector from them without the rivets all around the face, they are a pita to clean!

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I Like em alot, just need to talk to the wife and then place the order...

These will be my mile run wheels, and probably my daily driving wheels...

Shod with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2's...

305/35ZR20's in the rear on 11 X 20 inch wheels, and 285/35ZR20's in the front on 10 X 20 inch wheels...

Two piece forged wheels... welded, not bolted, lighter than factory, and substantially stronger...
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:34 AM   #5436
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I really like the deep dish on those, my kind of style! What depth are the lips by the way?
The dish wont be that deep on the Camaro due to the offset.. That's a representative pic..
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Get the vector from them without the rivets all around the face, they are a pita to clean!
i looked at the Vectors but prefer these... I've always liked the rivet/bolted look... i know they are a pain in the butt; but I'll deal with it... and come back here in a year and say you told me so... lol...
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:12 AM   #5437
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As you can see i have rivets also and love them, wouldn't look right without the rivets!
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:31 AM   #5438
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I like the wheels a lot.

I'm not a fan of the bolts showing... but aside from that those are real nice

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:58 AM   #5439
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Opinions... True Forged Victory Wheels

I Like em alot, just need to talk to the wife and then place the order...

These will be my mile run wheels, and probably my daily driving wheels...

Shod with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2's...

305/35ZR20's in the rear on 11 X 20 inch wheels, and 285/35ZR20's in the front on 10 X 20 inch wheels...

Two piece forged wheels... welded, not bolted, lighter than factory, and substantially stronger...
I love that look.

Forgeline also makes a wheel that looks a lot like that. Have you looked at Forgeline wheels?
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I like the wheels a lot.

I'm not a fan of the bolts showing... but aside from that those are real nice

I appreciate the honesty Chris.. and I'm glad we all have choices...

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I love that look.

Forgeline also makes a wheel that looks a lot like that. Have you looked at Forgeline wheels?
I have... and they have some very similar to these... These just struck me though...

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Old 12-31-2012, 05:35 PM   #5441
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Thanks Tim,

I will continue to be safe, but it certainly doesn't appear I'm going anywhere anytime soon.

I showered and packed this am for a helicopter ride off the rig, and lo and behold I get a phone call from the office that..."oh, we messed up, no one is coming out there so you get to stay"...

It appears that they arranged to demote and remove my relief to another rig as a night hand, and in the process, they neglected to arrange for anyone to replace him.

I find out half way through shaving to go home... or at least to the deposition in New Orleans.

Another caveat to this is that BP has this ignorant class called the License to go offshore class, that is absolutely mandatory to fly on their helicopters or work on their rigs... This 6 hour video class is being given to guys who have worked out here for years and years... It's basic remedial stupidity... and since no one was set up to relieve me, guess what, no one has taken this class either... so there is no telling when they will get someone, get them into the class, and then out here.

****ing pissed is a huge understatement... since the one that apparently screwed the pooch is the same one that told me right before he left the rig that he would not be available by phone or e-mail until after Christmas... go figure...

And I have an e-mail here where I was basically threatened if I didn't get the trainees out here helping to run the stack off the rig before Christmas... Running the stack from start to finish is the single most busy time we can experience... 36-48 hours testing, then 12-24 hours stacking it up and further testing, then running riser lowering the stack to the sea floor, and another round of testing... but damnit, they better be off the rig before Christmas... I can't win for losing...

Came over to this rig to help them out, took a pay cut I was promised would not happen, and then this...
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Wow on top of missing Christmas & New Years with the family! That really just bites the big one! Sounds like some of these we had to take in Alaska?? ( Offshore health certificate, Basic safety and emergency preparedness course, Together for Safety, SJA and WP course)?

I can only hope things get better for you R, praying for a safe return to the real world!

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Thanks Tim,

I will continue to be safe, but it certainly doesn't appear I'm going anywhere anytime soon.

I showered and packed this am for a helicopter ride off the rig, and lo and behold I get a phone call from the office that..."oh, we messed up, no one is coming out there so you get to stay"...

It appears that they arranged to demote and remove my relief to another rig as a night hand, and in the process, they neglected to arrange for anyone to replace him.

I find out half way through shaving to go home... or at least to the deposition in New Orleans.

Another caveat to this is that BP has this ignorant class called the License to go offshore class, that is absolutely mandatory to fly on their helicopters or work on their rigs... This 6 hour video class is being given to guys who have worked out here for years and years... It's basic remedial stupidity... and since no one was set up to relieve me, guess what, no one has taken this class either... so there is no telling when they will get someone, get them into the class, and then out here.

****ing pissed is a huge understatement... since the one that apparently screwed the pooch is the same one that told me right before he left the rig that he would not be available by phone or e-mail until after Christmas... go figure...

And I have an e-mail here where I was basically threatened if I didn't get the trainees out here helping to run the stack off the rig before Christmas... Running the stack from start to finish is the single most busy time we can experience... 36-48 hours testing, then 12-24 hours stacking it up and further testing, then running riser lowering the stack to the sea floor, and another round of testing... but damnit, they better be off the rig before Christmas... I can't win for losing...

Came over to this rig to help them out, took a pay cut I was promised would not happen, and then this...
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Thanks Tim,

I will continue to be safe, but it certainly doesn't appear I'm going anywhere anytime soon.

I showered and packed this am for a helicopter ride off the rig, and lo and behold I get a phone call from the office that..."oh, we messed up, no one is coming out there so you get to stay"...

It appears that they arranged to demote and remove my relief to another rig as a night hand, and in the process, they neglected to arrange for anyone to replace him.

I find out half way through shaving to go home... or at least to the deposition in New Orleans.

Another caveat to this is that BP has this ignorant class called the License to go offshore class, that is absolutely mandatory to fly on their helicopters or work on their rigs... This 6 hour video class is being given to guys who have worked out here for years and years... It's basic remedial stupidity... and since no one was set up to relieve me, guess what, no one has taken this class either... so there is no telling when they will get someone, get them into the class, and then out here.

****ing pissed is a huge understatement... since the one that apparently screwed the pooch is the same one that told me right before he left the rig that he would not be available by phone or e-mail until after Christmas... go figure...

And I have an e-mail here where I was basically threatened if I didn't get the trainees out here helping to run the stack off the rig before Christmas... Running the stack from start to finish is the single most busy time we can experience... 36-48 hours testing, then 12-24 hours stacking it up and further testing, then running riser lowering the stack to the sea floor, and another round of testing... but damnit, they better be off the rig before Christmas... I can't win for losing...

Came over to this rig to help them out, took a pay cut I was promised would not happen, and then this...
So sorry to hear this brotha. I'd be willing to bet that the guy who screwed the pooch and isn't available until after Christmas is going to wish he hadn't been available for a long time when you get a hold of him...
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Damn R I hope you get extra days off for this one, but I know how that usually goes.

Take care and be safe
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So sorry to read about your woes. I sure hope they realize that you are owed some sort of bonu$ for all this trouble they are giving you.
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So sorry to read about your woes. I sure hope they realize that you are owed some sort of bonu$ for all this trouble they are giving you.
Unfortunately, I doubt BP is the reach-around type...
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Miracle of miracles, I'm off the rig...

I have to give credit where credit is due...

In this case, it's BP that stepped up and took care of it... If I had waited for the other company to handle it, I would still be on the rig until Monday at the earliest.....

The BP safety Consultant and the BP Company man took it upon themselves, called the BP office in Houston, and told what was going on... And the BP big bosses called the other company and read them the riot act... In oilfield vernacular, the tore some asses up... And then signed not one, but signed one and submitted two MOCs management of changes, and submitted them up the chain...

Someone in BPs office said it would be today before they could get the necessary signatures, and the company man told them to get it taken care if yesterday so I could leave this am or they could send a chopper out for him as well...

So my new relief who hasn't been to the required extra classes was flown out this am and I left the rig...

Thank You Mr. Steve, Well Site Leader, BP Americas, and Allen, BP safety consultant...

I'm in Metarie Louisiana waiting to hear back from claims if my deposition will be today, I hope, or tomorrow morning... It really doesn't matter to me at this point since I'm off the rig... I'll go sleep the day away and then drive home tomorrow... As long as I get home in time for the A&M bowl game...

Deb is recording it just in case...
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