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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2018, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Lurking for awhile, first post.

Hey there,

I've been lurking on the forum since 2013, and just recently made my account.
I bought my 66 Hardtop in 2013 and I remember when I was working on it back then that I could come on this forum and look things up, or got here somehow through Google, but I remember being able to see pictures even if you didn't have an account or weren't signed in, that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

Anyhow I guess the intro thread should be about me, and the Build log will be about my 66 whenever I get time to make that post. Remember, my build is already 5 years in the making, sort of...

My name's Brad and I'm an alcoho... oh wait, wrong place!

So in 2013 I bought my 66, and did a little bit of work, then the next year I joined the US Navy Reserves, Enlisted and I don't want to offend anyone on here but I'll tell you that at first I absolutely loved it, but after a while I quickly realised that this was not for me. I think if I were to have gone Officer and Full time, I would still be in the Navy today, but Enlisted Reserves was just not for me. I made it to MA3 (E4) before "failing" my fitness tests to be removed from the Reserves in mid 2016. Any comments/questions on why I did what I did regarding the Navy will be ignored.

Now I do installation for a tech sales company where I installed 75" to 102" Smartboard in classrooms in Elementary through High schools and Businesses, Police stations etc.
They're pretty fun to mess with, They're giant touch screen monitors, like a huge iPad tablet.

I work all over Michigan, we've been to Lansing, Traverse City, Jackson, St. Clair Shores, Kalamazoo, Saginaw and everywhere in between.

I'm 25 and never went to college. High school grad who started working right after highschool in 2010, worked at an O'Reilly Auto Parts for a few years worked my way up to Management, bought my Mustang, lost my job, joined the Reserves, left the Reserves, started working, still working, and now I want to work on my Mustang some more and hopefully get it finished and on the road by 2020. (So really 2025 in realistic time)

I guess that's it.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2018, 11:51 AM
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Hardtop and not a coupe,.....I like you already; welcome.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2018, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hardtop and not a coupe,.....I like you already; welcome.
Like I've said, I've been lurking for a while.
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Welcome to VMF.
I've been working part-time at O'R for a couple of years now since I "retired" but I'm still low man on the totem pole and I intend to stay there- no management position for me!
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Dude, I'll save you 20+ years of aggravation. Get a 4-year college degree and find a union job....anything else is a waste...where the company can dump you anytime for no reason at all.

I have a college degree and still have problems... and I have 20+ years of Defense IT Experience...

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this is most likely where I will go to work when I retire from the Army.

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Welcome to VMF.
I've been working part-time at O'R for a couple of years now since I "retired" but I'm still low man on the totem pole and I intend to stay there- no management position for me!
After having been in management there and seeing how things run, I don't blame you at all.

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Dude, I'll save you 20+ years of aggravation. Get a 4-year college degree and find a union job....anything else is a waste...where the company can dump you anytime for no reason at all.

I have a college degree and still have problems... and I have 20+ years of Defense IT Experience...

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Definitely has crossed my mind. Hard decisions to make, continue my life, or start applying for loans for classes and things. Obviously both can be done at the same time, but still. Hard decisions.

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this is most likely where I will go to work when I retire from the Army.
Didn't see this until I got home tonight. Good luck!

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