12 July 2020

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 076, 077, 085, 086

Oh, hello, it has been a while.

Some good news.  We got a few shipments whilst on lockdown.  This stuff is shipped to my work address, so it took a while to retrieve the boxes.  There are still some Issues missing, but for the moment, we can at least start building something.

Issues 076, 077, 085, 086
We have been waiting for some of these Issues since November of 2019.

Issue 76 - Right Front Fender (Finally!)


Contents of Issue 076

If you remember the way almost three years ago, in Issue 002 , we had the Left Front Fender.  That was way back in September of 2017.  Same build as the other side, the right side build is just attaching the  rub strips on the fender.

Then, it gets a little complex.  You need to dig up that Left Front Fender, because you are finally going to install, along with the Right Front Fender.  Good thing you kept it in its blister package like I suggested.  We should have received this and installed it eight months ago, but what are you going to do?

Remember this from 2017?
It looks like a pretty simple install.  But, you need to remove the luggage compartment to have access to the screw holes, installed in issue 065.  You will need to remove the four screws holding the luggage compartment along with the hood struts.  Gently remove the assembly, then you can get to those hard to reach areas to mount both front fenders.

If you are in the same situation as us, and have/had missing shipments, you may have gone ahead and worked on the interior lining around the door (Issue 088).  Well, you will have to remove those as they cover the screw holes need to secure the front fenders.

Once you have finally installed the fenders, re-install the luggage compartment and hood struts, and you will be ready for the next part.

Issue 77 - Left Rear Fender


Contents of Issue 077
This was supposed to be the first Rear Fender you receive, before Issue 079.  Simple built here, just install the vent at the base of the C-pillar.  Done.

Oh, wait.  If you have Issue 078, dig that back up.  Now, we can install the rub strips, rear marker light, fake vent, and flux band brackets.  Once the fender is ready, it can be installed on to the body. Remember those interior lining pieces around the door?  Yep, you will need to remove it to get access to one of the holes for rear fender install.

Okay.  Now, we are kinda caught up.

Issue 085 - Engine Bay

Contents of Issue 085
These long waited parts continue on our build from the 081-084 shipment.  So, unearth that assembly from seven months ago and we are in business. After put together, the Engine Bay assembly is mounted on the to body with six screws.

Issue 086 - Interior Ceiling


Contents of Issue 086
Excited for more wires!  This is a pretty straight forward build.  Once completed, we were done with this shipment and done until we get Issue 087.  Not going to build any further as we may need to disassemble areas if we move along without certain parts.

Here is where we are at:

Build up to Issue 086 (interior and chassis not pictured)

While some who have started after us have completed this build, we still wait for shipments to arrive.  We had additional shipments during quarantine, including these four Issues.  Based on what we have received the last few months:

The missing issues include:  087, 092, 095, 096, 099, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141 142 143, 144, 145, 146

I thought there were only 130 Issues, but we received a shipment with issues 147-150.  Based on start time of September 2017, we should to be on Issue 140 (with no missing parts).  This is well beyond the initial 130 Issues, and well beyond the on finished with the basic build.

We have a screw count:  90-AP, 22-BP, 2-CP, 22-AM, 12-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 34-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 2-EP, 19-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 2-GP, 11-NM, 1-MM, 4-KM, 2-LM, 4-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 1-LP, 4-MP

to be continued...

01 July 2020

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - July 2020

Here we go.  First day of the month and we are already getting attacked by telemarketers.

1 July 2020
   delilahcminellase0245@hotmail.com - Sometimes I forget that you can receive emails via text, this like getting junk mail via text.  Good to have a reminder once in a while. Maybe I should click on that random link.

delilahcminellase0245@hotmail.com
This could be their new initiative to send 'emails' since I have pretty much blocked every telemarketer number.  Fuck you!

  310-612-0217  Gardena, CA - Getting the band back together and playing some old hits.  Here is something we have not received in a while, a robocall in Chinese.  They left a voicemail, but the phone had difficulty translating.

310-612-0217
I can see, or rather hear, why there were issues translating. The voice was sort of a droney and monotone.

Pro tip: If you are trying to sell me on something, be a little more enthusiastic about it.  If you are non excited about your product, how are you going to get me excited about it.  Also, make sure I speak the language.  Understanding what you are trying to sell is a huge advantage to getting a sale.

Fuck you!

6 July 2020
   718-755-7029  New York - Well, I guess these fuckers had a few days off during the holiday. Back to work on Monday.

718-755-7029
Maybe I should give this a shot, I kinda do want to try some of these gummies.  Nah...fuck you!

7 July 2020
  310-599-9822  Compton, CA - Typical telemarketer call, fuck you!

  917-703-6379  New York - Typical text, fuck you!

10 July 2020
  310-599-2687  Compton, CA - Getting some calls from Compton.  Are we done with Beverly Hills, and gone to something better?  Fuck you!

12 July 2020
  213-528-5894  Los Angeles, CA - Call Protect to the rescue on a Sunday.  At least we know Call Protect still kinda works.  Anyway, a call on a Sunday?  Fuck you!

13 July 2020
  ethelbpelikanum7898@hotmail.com - Surprised that a classic (classic meaning old) name like Ethel still lurking about.  Ethel even has an email address.

ethelbpelikanum7898@hotmail.com
I wonder what '7898' means?  Wait, was Ethel born in 1998 or 1898?  So there is a 22 or 122 year old out there named Ethel B. Pelikanum who may have just had a birthday, or about to have one.  Well, Happy Birthday and...fuck you!

14 July 2020
  702-276-7403  Nevada - Muthafucker sent this shit to ten people.  Look at the way the icons are aligned like a 10-disc CD box set

7020-276-7403
I mean, come on! The link you provided is not even a real link.  Fuck you!

  310-599-6379  Compton, CA - I thought I recognized that area code and prefix.  Here we go again with calls from the Compton area.  Fuck you!

15 July 2020
  310-599-5692  Compton, CA - What is so special about Compton?  Seems like the hub for telemarketers have moved to Compton.  Must be something in the water.   Fuck you!

  310-502-4300  Compton, CA - Oh, fancy.  Different prefix, but still Compton.  I actually like this kind of number, ending in 00.  It makes it look so official and legit.  Oh, is this a business?  Nah, just some fucking roboscam.  Fuck you!

17 July 2020
  917-755-3026  New York - Interesting.  Look at the entry above on 6 July...and look at this:


917-755-0326
They have the same basic message, peddling the same stuff.  But note that while the area code is different, both texts are from New York...and both are from the same prefix.  The numbers are similar.  Is 755 the new 420?  Fuck you!

  917-756-7057 - New York - These New York numbers keep texting me with these CBD gummie deals.  Just got another one.  Maybe I am seeing things, but I see sort of a pattern in the numbers.  Here is another pattern that you may see.  Fuck you!

20 July 2020
  heatherdnanglebergerpml8640@hotmail.com - Uh, what?  Just a link with no information?  Is this more CBD gummies?  What the fuck are you trying to push?
  

If you gave anyone your email address and it is this long and makes no fucking sense, you will never receive an email.  Fuck you!

  606-359-5277  Kentucky -  I have enough stickers on my car

606-359-5277
Remember a while back, we got this same (or similar) message?  We looked up the site and it is bogus, plus there was something about Dr. Pepper not really doing this sort of thing.  So, fuck you!

21 July 2020
  626-418-5806  Alhambra, CA - Hmm...not 100% sure on this one.  No results from a quick search.  But, as usual, I am leaning towards telemarketer than your legit wrong number.  So, as they say...fuck you!

22 July 2020
  559-264-6625  Fresno, CA - I have hear of Fresno, never been there.  Apparently, it is a very happening place.  A city with a major city vibe without being a major city.  Might be an ideal place to shoot a movie, I am sure location scouts have it on their go to lists.  I wonder why not many productions are shot there.  Is it the taxes?  Or, the fucking telemarketers?  Fuck you!

23 July 2020
  310-502-7618  Gardena, CA - Shit coming in from all over California.  Fuck you!

24 July 2020
  310-599-2857 - Compton, CA - I thought I blocked this number.  I predict that they will run through all these Compton numbers until they find another city as their base of operations. Fuck you!

  917-705-4083  New York -  I was just thinking to myself, "it has been almost ten days since we got a text about CBD".  Well, wait no longer...we got that text.  Patiently waiting for the next CBD text.  Fuck you!

26 July 2020
  407-492-6357  Orlando, FL - On an Sunday evening.  I will give you three guess as to what this was about.

407-492-6357
If you guessed this was another CBD advertisement, you are correct. Bonus points if you guessed it was a text.  Will CBD oil block telemarketers?  Fuck you!

30 July 2020
  310-845-1695  Culver City, CA - Just a random call with no message.  Most likely a spoofed number.  At least, this was not peddling CBD.  Fuck you!