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What was that window thing that widens your view for stop lights and what nots.
I need to get one soon & how much are they?
 
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:09 AM
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What was that window thing that widens your view for stop lights and what nots.
I need to get one soon & how much are they?
Ask and you shall receive:

http://www.lightinsight.com/

For my part, it was the best $17.50 I've spent to-date on my MINI.
 
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:22 PM
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I wish I would have checked on this sooner. They say 2-3wks for delivery.
(watch out Smokin' Jo is getting on his soapbox)

I say "Are you serious?!" This day and age, with all of our technology,
2-3wks?. I could drive there and pick it up and be back 18 hours.
Heck, I'll send a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) and it should be back to me in 5-6 days. If they were to send it in an enevelope 3 days tops.

"It's my Lightinsight and I want it now!" (J.G. Wentworth commercial pun)
 
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:53 AM
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Maybe that caveat is just a worst case CYA. Keep delivery time expectations low and avoid complaint due to circumstances beyond their control. Might try calling them up and seeing if they can do a quick turn-around for you.

I don't seem to recall it taking a long time for mine to arrive, but that was a while ago -- before I became old and feeble.

Edit: Incidentally, I don't mind your soapbox. Gives me someone with whom to interact. It gets lonely hangin' out in this forum sometimes...
 
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:24 AM
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Speaking of soapboxes....I've had it with my city's methods of fixing potholes and street crack/crevices. I will write a detailed letter to the city explaining "their" inadequacies on road repair. I'll post it here when I'm done.

I ordered the lightinsight and added a comment stating that I need it by 5/12/10. And now we wait.....
 
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:56 PM
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Got a start on detailing Gozer's interior. Ran out of Armour All and am wondering what anyone else uses for the interior plastics like the dash, floor mats, etc.
 
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:47 PM
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Got a start on detailing Gozer's interior. Ran out of Armour All and am wondering what anyone else uses for the interior plastics like the dash, floor mats, etc.
I mostly use general cleaning wipes, and about every other time the pre-moistened Armor-All wipes in the plastic pop-top container (but just soap and H2O for the floor mats; the Armor-All makes them too slippery).
 
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:25 AM
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be careful with armor all it contains some level of alchol which long term will dry out vinyl

I tend to use Prima Nero on Vinyl and Plastic
http://stores.shopprimacarcare.com/-...Categories.bok
 
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I mostly use general cleaning wipes, and about every other time the pre-moistened Armor-All wipes in the plastic pop-top container (but just soap and H2O for the floor mats; the Armor-All makes them too slippery).
But just soap and water leaves them looking old and blah! I will try the Nero. Dang! I just received Hydro and Wheel Armour from them yesterday. Maybe I will have to purchase something more from them to justify the shipping, can't pay to ship just one item!
 
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[quote=D3m0N;3039748]be careful with armor all it contains some level of alchol which long term will dry out vinyl

Thank you! I did not know that. No more Armour All for me.
 
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Yeah Armour is not good. It looks nice immediately but over time is not so great.

Ugh, I have a sinus infection and it sucks..it needs to go away now....
 
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:05 AM
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I was watching "Dangerous Drives" on Discovery (I think) and they were showcasing "The Million Dollar Hwy" in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, Route 550. It is truly an awesome road. Google it for pictures and videos. Maybe next year we could tackle it.
 
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:20 AM
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No -- this is NOT a video of TAZ during the Border Skirmish...



Truthfully, the good news is that the driver walked away from this incident and only two spectators were injured, neither seriously.

Pretty amazing!
 
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Originally Posted by Smokin' Jo View Post
I wish I would have checked on this sooner. They say 2-3wks for delivery.
(watch out Smokin' Jo is getting on his soapbox)

I say "Are you serious?!" This day and age, with all of our technology,
2-3wks?. I could drive there and pick it up and be back 18 hours.
Heck, I'll send a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) and it should be back to me in 5-6 days. If they were to send it in an enevelope 3 days tops.

"It's my Lightinsight and I want it now!" (J.G. Wentworth commercial pun)
Just watchin' the Kentucky Derby and my Lightinsight arrived.
Seriously 2-3wks this day and age....
 
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokin' Jo View Post
Just watchin' the Kentucky Derby and my Lightinsight arrived.
Seriously 2-3wks this day and age....
I'd say they gave you a pretty darn good turn-around.
 
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:14 PM
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I won't be making the Willis Auto event. I hope you all have a teriffic time and take lots of pictures.
 
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No -- this is NOT a video of TAZ during the Border Skirmish...


OK ok ....... Don't you think we can tell the difference between a Lightening Blue versus a Chili Red

I did notice one big difference....... this guy's MINI group didn't stop to go to his aide.

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Now for a more sedate viewing.

Here's the link to a few pictures from our fabulous Okoboji trip

http://picasaweb.google.com/deanman2...eat=directlink
 
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Originally Posted by deanman View Post
Now for a more sedate viewing.

Here's the link to a few pictures from our fabulous Okoboji trip

http://picasaweb.google.com/deanman2...eat=directlink
Nice pics Daryl...looks like you couldn't have dialed up nicer weather for your trip to the lakes. I really need to put that on my list of things to do. Hope everyone had a great time.

It was sure nice of you to serve drinks for all of the boats on the lake.
 
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Won't be making the Willis event tonight. Have to teach at the gym and by the time I get done the event will be pretty much over. Hope everyone has a good time!
 
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:26 PM
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It looks like someone found the key to the free MINI Cooper being given away by Our Iowa Magazine -- check out my post on our website:

http://www.easterniowaminis.org/our-...has-been-found

As I correctly predicted, it was found out in western Iowa (but not quite as far to the southwest as I might have imagined).

Gosh, when we were looking under the tables at Ledges State Park during the Iowa Fall Tour last October we were only two counties off!
 
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Pictures from the Willis Auto Group function in Coralville. They sure are a very welcoming company!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3028273...7623991025814/
 
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:53 AM
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Larry shared links to the Willis Auto Campus photo/video record of the Corridor Premiere Event via email...

Here's the link to their Facebook photos:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...8564793&ref=mf

...and the video clip (we are toward the end of it):




Thanks Larry!
 
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I wish I could have made it to this, to bad i didn't get out of work until later, then had to drive from c.r. Hope everyone had a good time
 
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Wish I could have made it too..Passed Brian on my way to the Gym but did not get out of the gym in time to make it over there.
 

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