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Title: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on March 24, 2018, 01:39:21 PM
Thought we could use a thread for everyone to post videos on.

Im starting a YouTube channel under the name
(Aired down and disconnected)

Since YT has a restriction on music, I've made a channel on Vimeo under the same name.
Here's a intro to a DVD movie I made awhile ago.
Hope y'all enjoy. Please like, subscribe and follow.

https://vimeo.com/260872531

Turn it up !
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: EDNY on March 24, 2018, 08:48:27 PM
Hey good for you - looks super BUT my rural DSL can't keep up with it!
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on April 03, 2018, 12:40:05 AM
It's video Monday again.
Here's part 2 .

https://vimeo.com/262915529
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: TFoch on April 04, 2018, 08:42:52 PM
Cool video 8)
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on April 05, 2018, 01:39:33 AM
Some serious stuff there. Thanks!
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on April 06, 2018, 12:40:44 AM
Glad ya like it.
The jeep at the end was actually "her" jeep and the dumb boyfriend was trying to go up a 2 locker obstacle with only a rear locker, couldn't back out cause the hitch was stuck.
I told him I could winch him up to prevent him from tipping over but he said no. So I pulled out the camera and filmed it.
When they tipped all the other people gathered around had suddenly disappeared and I got stuck helping him flip it back over. He didn't even thank me once. Poor girl she deserved better.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on April 06, 2018, 12:53:11 PM
One of the most important off road skills is knowing what you can't/shouldn't do especially with someone else's rig. I've been very lucky but you can't count on that especially if you are alone. You make me want to get my Blazer back up.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on April 06, 2018, 08:13:40 PM
Famous Clint Eastwood quote.
"A man's got to know his limitations"
 ;D
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sammons on April 16, 2018, 09:48:44 PM
Cool videos Rattiac. I finally got it to load on my phone, looks like fun and an easy way to tear something up! lol   I like to watch those old stock flat fenders go where the big dogs do! ;D  I sure had a blast with mine.  No big a$$ rocks to crawl up around here just canyon walls, silage pits, pond dams and sand/mud.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on May 11, 2018, 02:14:26 PM
Thanks, glad y'all are enjoying the vids.
Here's (part 3)
This one is called "Burnout".
Featuring my lil 80 Chevette and my uncle's white corvette and his racing buddy's (former SCCA racers).

https://vimeo.com/266805075
Enjoy. 8)
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on May 11, 2018, 07:12:07 PM
That was great, thanks Rattiac! I needed that.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on May 11, 2018, 11:21:07 PM
I spent the afternoon shopping on line for new rear tires for my '53 but that's not why.  ;D
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on October 26, 2018, 12:41:54 AM
Stumbled across these guys the other day.
Pretty entertaining. Plus has an old Chevy.😎
https://youtu.be/ysH0LdE8Eog

Having just watched "Grapes of wrath" for the first time last month. I had no idea the truck was actually a car.
https://youtu.be/thcrRI6rkJA

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Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on January 31, 2019, 02:12:22 PM
Finally launched my YouTube channel. Under same name
(Aired down and disconnected).
 8)
A quick vid of my jeep with and without chains.
Music takes a min.

https://youtu.be/qoS6F3AtSPE

Enjoy.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on January 31, 2019, 06:35:50 PM
I got this message. What Country are you in?  :)

Video unavailable
This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sammons on January 31, 2019, 07:09:38 PM
Rattiac, same here. I guess you got cock blocked because of the music?
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on January 31, 2019, 07:55:10 PM
Thanks for letting me know. Had no idea, it shows the video on my end.

I'll probably just pull the music for now, until I can find something free to download.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on February 10, 2019, 11:43:13 AM
https://youtu.be/rQoa3Fc3Pow
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on February 10, 2019, 05:12:42 PM
FUN! I should have made a video when I took my wife to church this morning. 6"-8" of new snow and still coming down hard. Going down is easy. It's four miles down hill. Coming home is over 2000' climb and half of that is in the last 3/4 mile. No chains this time.  8)
Title: Re: The fantom works tv show
Post by: madmike3434 on February 10, 2019, 06:50:34 PM
anybody ever talk to dan at fantom works in VA......has tv show.  Whats the shop rate per hour ?

mike
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sammons on February 12, 2019, 09:04:06 PM
Rattiac, cool liitle video. I can see knowing the trail in advance is a must.  ;)
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on February 24, 2019, 11:38:15 AM
Yeah, trying to find a new trail in the snow is hard.

Here's another video. Y'all get first look before I switch it to public.

https://youtu.be/OFyQ5KMqh2o

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Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on March 11, 2019, 02:18:53 PM
Latest vids.
https://youtu.be/7yGtfFniod8

And 10 tips for a successful snow run.
https://youtu.be/6vaWjDdOh-w

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Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on March 17, 2019, 08:15:29 PM
Yesterday.
https://youtu.be/Inmtzp2r9Ek
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sammons on March 17, 2019, 09:49:09 PM
Just watched, thanks!  I see what you meant about a bit more dangerous. That trail looks like it has some challanging spots when there isn't snow.
Your dog looked content. :) was going to ask if he liked wheeling or not, question answered!  I'm still looking, big red Goldens got exspensive over the last 15yrs. I gave $250 for Duke (the inspector) back then, they are $750-1200 here now! :o
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on March 18, 2019, 01:48:01 PM
He's the first to the door if you say "ride" or "let's go". 🐕
Sometimes he bullys his way out the door.

There's been a few fatalities on that hill.  I'll be back in the summer for that trail
My next vid will be testing the land anchor in sand.
It was too rocky to dig down much.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on March 19, 2019, 09:39:30 AM
Rattiac, yes, your buddy does look happy. And I'm happy to say I don't think we'll be worrying about any snow in these parts for the next 9 or 10 months. It looks like spring is about to spring here! ;D
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on April 20, 2019, 01:52:59 PM
New video. This time a D.I.Y. on a home built land anchor/Pull-Pal. Testing and modifications.
https://youtu.be/dPrBOM7LOdg
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: EDNY on April 22, 2019, 04:26:36 PM
Speaking of videos..what do you see wrong in this one?

https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/oh-hell-no/

And if you think that one was crazy..check out this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI01qKAqYts

Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on April 23, 2019, 09:52:03 PM
That first video is crazy! The second video is plain stupid!
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on August 21, 2019, 09:14:27 PM
Haven't done much off-road at all lately. So this video is weather related.
One of my favorite YouTube channel's is
Pecos Hank. He chases tornadoes and other weather vids.
Here we dont get any twisters (one on record) but during our monsoon we've been getting some intense thunderstorms. Missed a few good storms with the camera but was able to get this lightning storm.
Had to learn quickly on settings and adjustments.

https://youtu.be/liY_PSQFZwU

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Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on August 22, 2019, 11:54:34 AM
You have to be lightning fast to catch those. I love the light shows here when they are across the valley. When it is hitting the peaks around the house I enjoy it less. My dog doesn't like any of it.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sammons on August 22, 2019, 12:11:30 PM
Nice video Rattiac!  I enjoy a good rumbling thunderstorm and light show. Everytime my brother comes back for a visit from Calif, he hopes we have one. He said out there they are not nearly impressive or LOUD, they really echo down the canyons down south.

My old trailer house seemed to attract lightning strikes, got my Tv 3 times in 5yrs. Don't care for it up close! My buddy Tom had one hit a combine he was working on one harvest. Blew him 25 feet away, he is deathly scared of them now!
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on August 24, 2019, 02:36:07 AM
Thanks. I cant wait for the next storm to come rolling in.  ;D 8) ⚡☁⚡
Started working on the video for the 32 again.  It's about 98% done , just need to get a few rolling shots.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on October 31, 2019, 11:31:51 AM
Here's the newest video of the teardrop gathering I went to on the 18th. Enjoy.
https://youtu.be/HKBNfa7ngAg
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on November 01, 2019, 11:33:11 AM
Beautiful country!
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on November 12, 2019, 10:18:49 PM
New video with drone footage.  :)
Enjoy.
https://youtu.be/uHzjnI6IZUg
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: EDNY on November 13, 2019, 06:49:52 AM
Great quality video....I'd be interested in seeing some info on your drone setup.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: TFoch on November 13, 2019, 06:55:00 PM
Nice work on the video!
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on November 13, 2019, 11:26:57 PM
Thanks guys. I went through a few songs before hitting the "public" button. Music is very important.

My drone is a Yuneec Q500 4k .
One of the reasons I went with Yuneec is the screen is built into the remote/radio. Unlike DJI which needs a cell phone to see the camera's images. To me, that's more things to fail leading to a "fly away".

I did buy it as "used" since a new drone is about $1,200-1,400 new and learning how to fly the first time is a bit scary.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on November 13, 2019, 11:55:51 PM
When I was out there, I was originally looking for an old GM snow plow train that I stumbled upon in 2014. It was gone 😢 and I found the Caboose to film.
I figured no biggie since I had pics in my computer but when I got home , that file was missing. Very sad about that.
I may take another drive out there to see if it's been moved farther down the line.
That area is very sketchy though. It's very close to a bombing range and the road goes by it (on its property) which may be closed to ordinance disposal. 💥😨 could also be closed on the way out and trapped in the desert.

I do have a backup drive I'll check for those pics before making the risky drive.
Kinda wonder if my drone popped up on their radar.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on November 15, 2019, 01:59:06 PM
That plow may be long gone. :(
But, I did find some pics of others out there. This is probably "dry storage" for union Pacific. So maybe in the future another may show up.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on November 17, 2019, 03:02:48 PM
A "Car Meet" I went to at the abandoned K-mart.


https://youtu.be/jyfJZ-rbM1U
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: EDNY on November 17, 2019, 08:40:07 PM
A "Car Meet" I went to at the abandoned K-mart.


https://youtu.be/jyfJZ-rbM1U


Dang...you're getting good that this stuff!
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on November 18, 2019, 06:06:59 PM
Nice video Rattiac.......what did you get at the drive-thru? ;D
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: TFoch on November 18, 2019, 07:05:25 PM
Cool video!  Nice work  ;D
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: 62131 on November 18, 2019, 08:07:49 PM
Nice video  ;D
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on November 19, 2019, 12:11:59 AM
Nice video Rattiac.......what did you get at the drive-thru? ;D

Thanks guys.
 Ice cream run  ;D
 I wanted sonic and my woman wanted Arctic circle. 🍦

Our internet connection has been terrible lately.
Come to find out the phone line was toast and uploading a video took 4-5 hrs. :o
Sometimes I couldn't get on Rusty Bowtie at all. 😢
Today had a new phone line installed. So uploading should be faster. 😎
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sammons on November 19, 2019, 02:04:25 PM
Nice videos Rattiac, enjoyed them. Do miss those caboose', took a long time to get use to a train going by without one. Quite a few years back they had some old steam locomotive (diesel in front) and old dinning car etc, with caboose on for some Rock Island anniversy deal come thru town. Was cool to see going by.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sammons on November 22, 2019, 06:27:27 PM
Rattiac, Big Boy came thru Kansas in the snow today, (Hays, 2hrs north of me). Didn't know about it till I just watched the news.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1RpueKSYBnk
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on January 22, 2020, 02:03:30 PM
Awesome . That would have been a great scene to click off some pics.

Quick video. First time shooting with a phone.
Wish I would've done the timelapse a bit longer.
The clouds were going in opposite directions.
Really impressed with the tires though.

https://youtu.be/wj_UiW9434E

Here's a moving timelapse of the
Kennecott copper mine here just a few miles from home.
https://youtu.be/6uqiZ4rm2xo
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on January 26, 2020, 02:42:59 AM
How it all began. 8)
https://youtu.be/WF3u9Cp8lKk
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on January 26, 2020, 11:39:08 AM
If there are red rocks I love it!
I just had a trans rebuilt for my friends old '92 Suburban to use for a while until I get some other rigs on the road and thin out herd. Major goal is to have my '70 Blazer in use by next fall and my '68 flatbed going this summer. Then get rid of the '92 and my '99 Yukon. I want to take the Blazer to some places we used to go and some we haven't been to yet before all the roads a closed.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: TFoch on January 26, 2020, 04:19:11 PM
Cool video Rattiac!
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on January 26, 2020, 11:14:44 PM
Thanks.
I have tons more footage to go through. I think I have enough for 10 videos.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sammons on January 27, 2020, 08:41:43 PM
Rattiac, I always like your videos. Nothing on TV, so I watched all of them again! ;D

I got to ask...on that short video of your Bulldog, is that green ball one of those Starmark Vanilla scent?
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on January 29, 2020, 07:04:35 PM
Nice video Rattiac, as always.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on January 30, 2020, 09:33:12 AM
I probably watch more YouTube than normal TV also.😁
The ball is a Hartz Dura-Play with bacon scent. They sell on Amazon for a few bucks.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on January 30, 2020, 05:54:08 PM
Looks like beautiful country, although I've never been. I'm looking for a Jeep like yours to transform into a Jurassic Park Jeep to advertise my mini-golf. As far as the Dura-Play......I like bacon!! ;)
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on February 11, 2020, 11:09:08 PM
Every once in a while I see a Jurassic Park jeep driving around here.  8)

New vid.
Kind of fitting since what just happened recently. 😉
https://youtu.be/2Hg0-K7wZ14
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: 28chevyguy on February 12, 2020, 10:32:38 AM
Hey Rattiac are you familiar with SWRNC Pete, got hundres of videos on youtube … profanity but I think he's hilarious .   He just recently moved from Dallas to Moab , built a brand new shop up there.  Definitely a great painter and entertainer.  (imo,  some of you might not be down with the profanity but I kind of enjoy it....)   
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on February 12, 2020, 12:32:05 PM
Nice little trailer, you should get one of those.  ::)
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: 62131 on February 12, 2020, 07:34:54 PM
Hey Rattiac are you familiar with SWRNC Pete, got hundres of videos on youtube … profanity but I think he's hilarious .   He just recently moved from Dallas to Moab , built a brand new shop up there.  Definitely a great painter and entertainer.  (imo,  some of you might not be down with the profanity but I kind of enjoy it....)

I've watched a lot of his video but the profanity he uses is a little much   
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on February 13, 2020, 12:54:46 AM
Started working on episode 3.
 I've finally caught up to my video footage on this one. Plenty of off-road and red rocks .
Will be a longer video compared to the last few.
Hopefully by the end of the week, I'll be posting it up.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on February 14, 2020, 02:17:14 PM
Wow, I had a ton of footage from this one trip. Over 2 hrs  :o.
Eliminated a bunch of the boring stuff.
Looks like I may be releasing 2 vids back to back.
 8)
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on February 15, 2020, 10:46:08 PM
https://youtu.be/Bjc85AvqKYY
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on February 16, 2020, 01:16:06 AM
That is some harry crap. Your camera must make it look narrower but I didn't see and Hummers around.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sammons on February 16, 2020, 10:36:10 AM
Awsome Rattiac!  Ya, dont look like a Hummer could do the "Squeeze"  ;D   Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on February 16, 2020, 01:42:31 PM
It's pretty narrow. I had to fold my mirrors in. 😯
Even some jeeps with wider axles OR wheels have a tough time.
Sad thing, last year now they make you get a permit to run this trail.
More ways of keeping track of people .
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on February 17, 2020, 02:26:27 AM
Good morning.
Day 2 is uploaded. 😊
https://youtu.be/_j0tqtcxdQg
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: 62131 on February 17, 2020, 07:21:53 AM
Just finished watching the first, looks like a good time
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on February 17, 2020, 12:06:35 PM
Nice video. That looks like a fun thing for friends to do together. I'm glad to see that these trails are still open. So many have been closed mostly with phony "wilderness" area status.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on March 13, 2020, 02:35:35 PM
New recovery video.
https://youtu.be/v_cRnkG1cSI
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: EDNY on March 13, 2020, 02:50:24 PM
Great production! BTW I'm driving a lift Jeep (95 Wrangler) right now until I can locate another truck.  This thing is all over the road...didn't realize I had to wave to every Jeep I see ;D ;

Anyway when do you unhook those front sway bar links - only off road?
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on March 13, 2020, 07:16:28 PM
Rattiac to the rescue!! Beautiful country.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on May 16, 2020, 11:32:35 AM
Yeah only off-road. I've left em unhooked a time or two coming home from jeeping. Lot's of lean on turns. More with coils than leafspring.
Just gotta drive a bit more careful.

Found this short video while clearing out my computer and posted it. Some rear 3 wheel action.

https://youtu.be/72GGA-0STz4


Been working on a new video. 3 hrs of footage taken down to 18 mins. Computer wasn't having it, so I may have to break it up into 2 vids.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on May 17, 2020, 04:05:18 AM
Enjoy.  8)

https://youtu.be/2E34KADl1UY
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on May 17, 2020, 12:26:49 PM
Some wide open country. My wife and I have see some of that. We try to make our trips to Texas different each time. On one trip we turned off below Blanding to see Hovenweep, nice collection of Indian stone buildings in a shallow canyon. From there we took an interesting road that got us to Cortez. It went through a narrow green canyon through an old Mormon settlement. There's probably some good off roading there too.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on May 17, 2020, 01:57:49 PM
That is a place we need to explore (Hovenweep)
,  the 4 corners and Kanab.

Shortly after we came back from Goblin valley there was a flash flood in the same canyon we hiked. Sadly 2 small children were swept away.
One was found 28 miles away.😢
Hard to believe that distance since the wash leads right out to the parking lot.
Utah beautiful but dangerous.
https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/search-resuming-in-emery-county-where-flash-flood-has-killed-one-and-perhaps-trapped-others
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on May 17, 2020, 06:29:19 PM
That is very sad. I hope the parents were not letting the kids play in the water.  The beginning of that video shows the leading edge of the water running down the canyon and how fast it grows. These are not babbling brooks. That is tons of water, mud, big rocks and debris going 30 or so mph. The storm can be miles away. To rob a line from Merl Haggard, "She's not very wide but she's a mean piece of water my friend."
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sammons on May 17, 2020, 10:32:09 PM
Nice vids Rattiac! Sure is pretty country.  Shame about the kids though.☹
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on May 17, 2020, 10:41:48 PM
Here's part 2.
https://youtu.be/e1Jq-0FQ3t8
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on May 18, 2020, 10:03:57 PM
I've see some of that, at least driven by. I was at the Goose Necks right after a cloud burst. The trail from the parking lot to the look out was neatly all washed away and that was on the top of the canyon.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on May 24, 2020, 11:27:51 AM
Do any of you watch Vice Grip Garage ?
This guy finds old non running cars and drives em home. He has that "Red-Green" type of humor.
Im amazed at what he gets running and driveable.

https://youtu.be/RXc4TLoHSDM
This car , most sane people would walk away from.

He makes me want to go pick up that Wagoneer which is 5hrs away. More closer to Sixball than me. :o
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on May 24, 2020, 12:29:40 PM
I am watching this right now and loving it, Thanks!

My son bought a '91 Ford 350 with the International 7.5 diesel v8, We went out to Fallon Friday to pick it up. We took a trailer just in case but we got it fired up and drove it home cooked wheels and all. Two new batteries, some fresh fuel, injector cleaner and we had to slow down a fuel leak. It was easier than what this guy has and it was only 60 miles from home. I am enjoying his attitude and I'm sending this to my son. The last thing he said to me Friday before driving off was, "This is one of the easiest one of these we've ever done." ;D I have a couple up here this guy might be able to drive home, too bad they are my daily drivers. ::)
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sammons on May 24, 2020, 01:40:27 PM
I have watched his videos before, he is funny. I also liked the one where he gets the old Cad Deville. Done many of those "adventures" myself. Brought a few outta California home. Usually had a chase vehicle along.

Getting my Grandmas old '66 Impala wagon home was fun, it hadn't been run in years. I rode back to Branson with G&G when the came out to visit. Checked out,  topped off everything day before I headed back. Blew out 3 tires, 2 fanbelts, one muffler, a radiator hose and 2 pints brake fluid on the 450mile trip home.

My only tools i threw in my duffel bag was 3/8" thru 5/8" end wrenches, pliers, vise grip, cresent wrench, flat and phillips screw drivers, duck tape and bailing wire. Used just about everyone😁
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on August 20, 2020, 02:04:50 PM
It's been a few months since I've posted a video.
Here ya go, enjoy.
https://youtu.be/v-onMiDdG2s
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on August 21, 2020, 09:36:51 AM
Great job, Rattiac! Nice step by step video. Inspiring and innovative.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: TFoch on August 21, 2020, 06:57:50 PM
Nice job on the new trailer.  Goblin Valley we drove by there last year on our way from Park City Ut to Monument Valley.  Beautiful country!
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: 62131 on August 21, 2020, 09:23:42 PM
good job on the trailer looks cozy
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on August 22, 2020, 03:14:33 PM
Home is where the heart is. There is a lot of heart in the trips this will be part of.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on August 23, 2020, 09:00:31 PM
Thanks guys.  8)
I actually just had the trailer weighed today at my dad's work.
Cool looking at the fleet of trucks there.

Total weight ------ 6,260
Jeep ------------------ 4,600
Trailer ---------------- 1,660

Original weight of empty trailer was 1,200lbs
So I've added 460lbs but that's with all the permanent gear inside like spare tire, canopy, chairs, cookware, ect.
The jeep I've added about 300lbs with winch, rock sliders, other mods.

Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on August 25, 2020, 07:56:59 PM
That's not bad, I can't imagine that puts a strain on the Jeep at all.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on October 15, 2020, 02:12:25 PM
Been working on this video a few weeks now.
3+ hours of footage gathered, trying to get down to a small video. Had to break it up into 2 parts.
Enjoy. 😊
https://youtu.be/ms65fjYKSoQ
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: 62131 on October 15, 2020, 08:42:27 PM
Thats one thing on my bucket list to get out west and see the country side
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on October 16, 2020, 10:02:51 AM
Beautiful country, I'm just as impressed with the scenery as I am the trailer, you're a lucky dog.  Around 11:30 on the video: what do you do when someone is coming from the opposite direction? ::)
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on October 16, 2020, 12:21:52 PM
Nice video! Seeing it a sighting in my deer rifles recently have reminded me of things I have been neglecting for too long. :(
I need to get my Blazer back on the road!  8)

The cabin made me think of the many such places that used to be scattered all over the West. I've stayed in many of them and have hauled building materials and supplies in to several. Most are gone now, in some cases whole towns. The federal government started demolishing a lot of them back in the '60s because they didn't want hippies living in them. Punish the building and the public for what? Others have been burned or torn down for "fun" and some by souvenir hunters or folks looking for old wood the remodel their "man caves". I was raised on the rim of the Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle and love for red rock country is deep within me. Gotta' get the Blazer back on the road while there is still road left.  ;D

 Buy the way that old well drilling rig by the International truck is very much like the one my dad made our living with for a few years punching holes in the Texas plains. He quit the day he had to ride the slush bucket 250' into a hole to retrieve the lost bit. The rig and the Diamond T truck that pulled it were in the yard with a for sale sign on it that evening.  :o Thanks for the video it made me think.  :)
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on October 16, 2020, 01:05:42 PM
Wait a minute, Sixball, I'm a city guy so maybe I don't exactly understand. Are you saying your Dad went down the well to retrieve the bit?! If so, your Dad was a real hero!! I wouldn't go down 20 feet. I would have walked away and still sold everything.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on October 17, 2020, 01:28:49 AM
Yep, The rig had two cables one for the bit that pounded the dirt and rock and water he put down the hole into slush. The second cable was for the slush bucket. It had a flap in the bottom that allowed the mix in the hole to fill it from the bottom as it was lowered. Put the bit in, pound a while, pull the bit and send in the bucket a few tines to muck it out. Put in more water from the tank truck and start over. The cable on the bit broke and he and my uncle "fished" for it with a hook for a week. Finally he got on the bucket and my uncle sent him down. He hooked the bit and my uncle raised him back out. The rig wasn't worth anything without the bit. It was nothing like the rotary rigs that so much today. He started the hole with a post hole digger and they started with a 12" diameter. They were at least twice that big very soon. It's a lot longer story than this as to why the cable broke but we don't need that all here. As most men of his time he did what had to be done. Farmer, rancher, machinist, welder, mechanic, truck driver, butcher, salesman, carpenter and a great dad. I wish I'd payed attention.  ;D
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on October 22, 2020, 02:10:08 PM
Beautiful country, I'm just as impressed with the scenery as I am the trailer, you're a lucky dog.  Around 11:30 on the video: what do you do when someone is coming from the opposite direction? ::)

The road is wide enough for oncoming traffic.

Sixball.;;;
250' down the hole. Your dad had balls of steel.
💪😯
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on October 22, 2020, 07:25:08 PM
Rattiac, it looks narrow, but one way or the other, worth the trip, I'm sure
Sixball, unbelievable story. So cool. How long do you figure it took your Dad to go down that far? I'm kind of claustrophobic, I had an MRI two weeks ago and I had to keep my eyes closed ;D
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: 62131 on October 22, 2020, 07:57:00 PM
They would of had to find someone else go down that hole
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on October 23, 2020, 11:36:55 PM
I really don't know how long he was in the hole but it couldn't have been less than 1/2 hour. They had to go slow so the bucket and cables stayed centered and not hit the wall and knock stuff down on top of him. Luckily the holes were very straight because the bit on the cable worked like a giant plumb bob. What caused it all was the end of a flint ledge that extended into the hole. The bit had bounced out and around the ledge and when it came back into plumb below the ledge it wore the cable enough that it broke allowing the bit to drop to the bottom of the hole. He did a lot of crazy things in his life but this was at least in the top ten.  :o
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on November 08, 2020, 11:22:34 AM
Finished this up late last night .
Cathedral valley and then some.
 Part 2)
https://youtu.be/B7m-LYkYSrQ
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: TFoch on November 08, 2020, 12:04:13 PM
Nice video.  We've been to Capitol Reef a couple years ago.  Definitely nice part of the country.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on November 16, 2020, 08:47:57 AM
Highway 12. America's most scenic highway.
Enjoy.
https://youtu.be/ydMmw3BTwVE
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on November 16, 2020, 12:06:43 PM
Very nice, Thanks.
Highway 14 from Cedar City over the 89 is another beautiful drive. There are lots of different land forms but not a lot of Red Rock. There's more of that on 89 on down to Kanab.
Do you belong to any open road groups? We need to preserve our acres to these areas. Thousands of motorized visitors, not many will hike 100 miles to see :) these places.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on November 16, 2020, 03:17:17 PM
Thanks.
I do have a membership to the (Lincoln Highway association) but they dont do any trips OR events.
I cancelled that recently cause it's one guy with no interest to the locals. Felt like I was wasting money. Clubs in Utah are about non existent.

I've done hwy 14 coming from 89 to cedar city. Was trying to see Cedar Breaks NM. but the road was still closed.
In fact this next video, I should have footage of that.
Already planning our next trip. Wanted to see upper Yellowstone but with covid , we will be doing something way more socially distant.
Probably south again.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: TFoch on November 16, 2020, 05:01:17 PM
My wife and I traveled some of the road when we went from Vegas to Zion and Bryce Canyon.  Bryce is one of my favorite national parks.  Definitely some beautiful country.  Can't believe the lack of guardrails in some places!
Nice work on the video!
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on November 16, 2020, 06:46:23 PM
Rattiac, you always post some great video. I don't know where you find the time, but it's great and I'm a little jealous of you guys out west. Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: 62131 on November 16, 2020, 07:01:37 PM
nice video, the scenery is beautiful
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: RoarsRods on November 16, 2020, 08:17:52 PM
Me and my girlfriend stayed at the MGM Resorts outside Las Vegas with a 12 days adventures with her having a 3 day company convention! Had done many adventures out there including Carroll Shelby’s Ford Museum where they also build high end race cars! Plus drove to Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire State Park! 128 degrees that day! Also 10 pm 110 degrees driving through the Hover Dam when they were building a big ass bridge between two mountains! Plus talked my girlfriend into driving through the Mojave’s Desert 6 hours to Huntington Beach California! Yeah both of us are a beach ocean lovers I had my ass kicked by the big huge waves out there! Never seen so many hot rods and custom choppers out there as they drive them everyday is the norm out there! Fun place to visit and VAST is the only one word to describe it! I love the East Coast less than two hours to either the ocean and or mountains and would miss that! RoarsRods
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on November 17, 2020, 12:12:14 PM
Yeah, The West is a different place with it's own vast beauty. Some of it is an acquired taste that comes with time. There is a difference in attitude toward time and space as well. Nothing under 100 miles one way is considered a trip. We are headed to our Lake Tahoe cabin this morning. It will take 1 1/2 hours but it's just a little drive. Probably against Governor Nusance's rules and his illegitimate brother our own Governor Sisolak. It's 1 mile into California. :(

Some day I'd like to visit the East and see places I've only read about, some for their beauty and some for their historical import, before they get torn down or burned. ;D

In the 60s I surfed the California coast from Bolinas above San Francisco to Ventura. Lots of overhead waves and cold water. It was good time! The coast is something I miss but not much else other than the past. I miss some of the cars I drove then like the '40 & '51 Ford woodies and my little Morris Minor woody but like a lot of things maybe the memory is sweeter than the reality.  :)
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on November 17, 2020, 06:13:51 PM
Just got back from the Tahoe run. Very windy and there were surfers out on the extreme North East side of the lake where the wind has a long run across the lake.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on November 17, 2020, 08:29:51 PM
Never been to the west coast, other than a layover at an airport. Would love to check out California some day, sounds like there are some great spots to visit and I know I would like the weather too. Sixball, it's funny, I live in Philly and haven't seen half of the sights that most visitors would go to. But it is cool, we do have some bragging rights: liberty bell, Betsy Ross and all that. I just wish this town wasn't turning into such a sh*thole.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on November 19, 2020, 02:01:10 PM
Been in the planning stages of our next trip. Depending on covid  . Wanted to finish Yellowstone but bus loads of Asians is a big turn off these days.
So im thinking remote camping, very remote.
Haven't done Kanab yet or even been in that area yet...
We are gonna try for Alstrom Point . It's a 7 hr drive just to get to big water, UT and then a 30 mile dirt road to a cliff overlooking Lake Powell.
Camp site is right on the cliff. 😊
Here's a pic of the view.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on November 19, 2020, 10:06:19 PM
That sounds like a fun trip.
The next time I'm in that area I want to go to the north rim of the Grand Canyon. I've never seen it from that side. Have you ever visited the red rock house that was carved out of a cliff? I think it is in Moab but maybe in Kanab. It's worth the time if it is still open.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on November 19, 2020, 11:59:21 PM
Hey, thanks for bringing up the Grand canyon. Might have to add that in. Been there when I was a kid. Wife hasn't seen it yet , she's all in for that.
 8)
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: TFoch on November 20, 2020, 08:50:46 AM
I haven't been to Kanab Utah yet.  Be sure to post some pics.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on November 20, 2020, 04:53:09 PM
Sorta' on topic. Whitman publishing put out some fun kid's books in the '50s that would probably not make the PC muster today. There was a Troy Nesbit mystery series that mostly involved teenage boys solving historic mysteries in well known places in the West. "The Mystery at Rustlers Fort" is set on the north rim and the characters camp in the park and visit Kanab. I read them to my 3rd & 5th grade classes and they loved them. Some others are set around Carlsbad Caverns & Mesa Verde. I think there are 5 in all. "The Indian Mummy Mystery" has a hot rod sub theme and is where I first heard of Almquest speed equipment. So if you have kids they might enjoy them or if like me you like reading whatever is fun you might get a kick out of them. They also tell some history of the areas. I am putting a set together for my grandsons.

Here's an eBay search I did. Troy Nesbit wasn't a real author. They may have all been written by a pool of staff writers.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=Troy+Nesbit+mystery&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_sop=15&_osacat=0&_odkw=Milwaukee+48-11-1880
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on December 13, 2020, 03:25:12 PM
Well, since I ran out of propane and it's too cold to be messing around outside. I've been working on the next video. It's saving to the computer right now. Hopefully I dont have to shorten it.

I hope you guy's like it LOUD. (Vegas)
Nitro, Fire and Cliffs . Oh my. 😯
Will be posting soon.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on December 13, 2020, 03:42:15 PM
Looking forward to it. Stay warm, getting snow here.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on December 14, 2020, 12:53:34 PM
Well had to shorten it. Went from 12 minutes down to 8:33. Tried saving it to the computer, after 20 tries. More trimming.
Took today off since I had a sore throat. In between my Nyquil naps I'll keep trying.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: chopper526 on December 14, 2020, 06:12:11 PM
Talking about 10" of snow on Wednesday, here. It was in the 60's over the weekend. This is crazy.
Can' wait to see your video, I don't mind load.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: 62131 on December 14, 2020, 07:01:46 PM
Snow   We are getting rain and its just plane chilly
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on December 22, 2020, 02:27:35 PM
Probably need a new computer this next year.
Video is putting up a fight. Says not enough memory. I've deleted stuff that I wasn't using to gain space.
Shortened it down to 7:33. Can't wait to get it uploaded, the Top Fuels sound so good. 😎
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on December 22, 2020, 05:54:41 PM
I'm sorta' running low on memory myself.  ::)
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on December 22, 2020, 08:19:18 PM
That's why I do these, so when im old I can look back and say "Wow I went there". 😁
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on December 29, 2020, 09:04:00 PM
https://youtu.be/fulAphPlImM
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: EDNY on December 29, 2020, 09:27:12 PM
Great stuff...I got a little dizzy with the cliff shots...but gave you a thumbs up!
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on December 30, 2020, 01:35:12 PM
Great Video! Hate Vegas, wish it was in California! Love the tunnels and the rest of Zion! I won't be hiking that trail so thanks for doing it for us. I guess most of us remember when the highway over Hoover Dam was the only way across. We took a tour of the dam several years ago it was very interesting.
Will we ever be able to sit in crowds and enjoy the things we love? They are destroying the very fabric of our Country and culture and we are letting it happen. Did I see us on the ground under the chicken at the end? Thanks for sticking it out and getting this video done.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: ChevRon on December 30, 2020, 04:14:59 PM
Really enjoyed the video. Thanks for all the work that went into it. I don't like heights either, thick carpet scares the crap out a me, so it was nice to see the sights with out being there.
 Toured the Hoover dam a couple times ,once the regular tour and for extra money they took us on inside the working and tunnel areas. Pretty cool. Our guide said, as we were standing at the bottom that if the dam broke just then we had better learn Spanish real quick.
 Liked the racing, miss going to those this year. Thanks again Ron
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: TFoch on December 30, 2020, 04:58:18 PM
Nice work on the video.  We've been to Valley of Fire a few times.  Always nice to go back.  We've been to Zion but didn't have the time to hike up top.  Nice views for sure!  Great job!
Tom
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: 62131 on December 30, 2020, 06:17:05 PM
Looks like a great time, but I would like a harness and lanyard
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on January 01, 2021, 12:17:58 PM
Great stuff...I got a little dizzy with the cliff shots...but gave you a thumbs up!
Thanks everyone. I enjoy reading your visits about these places.
I too have a fobia about heights. The chains made it much more manageable.
One thing I've learned about fears is to go live/experience them. Ain't as bad as you think.
My fears were heights and guns. (Had a neighbor pull one on me and my friends when I was younger) now that I bought a few, I know when it's unloaded and how it works safely. Cured that.

Anyways. Sitting at the computer looking at the next video footage. Next two vids will be Deadhorse Point, Moab and a tribute to our former dragstrip/oval (Rocky Mountain Raceways) that was recently torn down after nearly 50 years. It was formerly known as Bonneville Raceways and was rebuilt in the early 90's. Been going there since I was a kid.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: EDNY on January 01, 2021, 06:01:06 PM
Hey I was a paratrooper and also did a lot of helicopter repelling...no problem when you have confidence in your equipment...but I still pucker up without it ... like on a ladder or roof ;D
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on January 01, 2021, 06:22:22 PM
I still get the "willies" when cleaning the rain gutters. I strap myself to the swamp cooler and get real low near the edges. 😊
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: EDNY on January 01, 2021, 09:50:31 PM
I still get the "willies" when cleaning the rain gutters. I strap myself to the swamp cooler and get real low near the edges. 😊

Probably why my wife paid to have leaf screens installed on all of our gutters a couple months back!
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: themoose on January 01, 2021, 09:56:08 PM
You wont catch me on a ladder...This is how I clean my gutters..



Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on January 01, 2021, 10:10:28 PM
I don't do this anymore.
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: 62131 on January 02, 2021, 07:40:20 AM
I did it once
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on January 08, 2021, 10:21:29 AM
Good morning everyone. Enjoy.
https://youtu.be/qFfMJ3M9GJo
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: sixball on January 08, 2021, 11:46:28 AM
Another great one and especially appreciated this morning, Thanks! I think I enjoyed the scenery more with you driving,  :o Arches is one of my favorite places and your photos show it off well. Like all of the Red Rock country it constantly changes with light, season and weather. It's always the same and never the same.  :)
Title: Re: The video thread
Post by: Rattiac on January 10, 2021, 12:08:05 PM
Glad you enjoyed it.
I've been avoiding the TV lately and doing these videos. Nice to get away and look back on better times.😊


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