Originally Posted by ramit4life
Lol long enough to teach the young guys about these trucks so we can continue to nfluence people to hold on to them for when they become a classic and stuff lol mine is already 17 years old lol three more years and it will be a classic lol but na you seem to know more abut this than me cause i'm a back yard machanic and you did it for real in the real world out there My new job in the army now is heavy wheeled vehichle mechanic so i'll know alot about diesel engines lol
Thanks, & thanks for serving.
I'll tell you one thing learn everything the Army will teach you about mechanics. Go to every school they will let you. Keep your nose to the grindstone & learn everything you can. If you can accept Army life or a life in the Military try & put in your twenty. In today's economy the military isn't a bad deal.
I can tell you I never knew there were down turns in the economy when I was young. I never wanted for a job as a mechanic. I didn't get rich but I make a fairly nice income. I always had a buck in my pocket.
I was reading about all these downturns that happened when I was in my younger days I never knew about them until this year, funny but true. But I also worked to put as much money in my pocket not others. So I didn't go in debt except for a few car notes. In my 40s I decided that was bullshit & started buying older trucks & cars & paying cash. My wife still makes good money as a teacher with three Masters Degrees (so now you know who is the brains of this family) & I have a little retirement so between us we make pretty good money. All her money is for us to play, save, & have the extras we want. My little money pays for our living. Our bills are like $800/month. The newest vehicle we have is our 99 Dodge QC 4x4 in my avatar. Our main car is a 1990 Honda Civic 4dr LX with 160,000 miles. We run that little car up & down the road like a we are styling & we are because our money is in our pockets.