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Forum: Hacks 04-22-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,152
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Posted By coupe1942
Some recent photos as Sailor gets trained to be a...

Some recent photos as Sailor gets trained to be a hack pooch. He seems to like it so far.:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/a1930ford/13975284835/in/photostream/...
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
Thanks. I am going to shamelessly steal away your...

Thanks. I am going to shamelessly steal away your quote as a signature line on some of the sites I frequent. It is pretty accurate, I suspect. Again, thanks.
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
I was at a thrift store today and found this...

I was at a thrift store today and found this flight simulator thingie. I thought I'd find Murph's old aviator hat and take some photos of Sailor in the hack and wearing the hat. Just for chuckles,...
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
I didn't think I'd ever get another hack bud to...

I didn't think I'd ever get another hack bud to replace Murph, my Bichon, in any manner. His passing really hit me hard and I could not even look at my Ural, let alone work on it. I really didn't...
Forum: Hacks 06-20-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 423,102
Posted By coupe1942
When one discusses high vs low mileage as being...

When one discusses high vs low mileage as being credible, they generally forget the uses of the rigs compared to others the tend to compare. Most Urals are not just used as street machines, nor are...
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
Just fooling around with the camera a bit and...

Just fooling around with the camera a bit and Murph will patiently wait for any photos to be done. I don't know about him being a "cow dog," but he darn sure is a native Texan. :-) Unfortunately, his...
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
Murph enjoying playing garage supervisor behind...

Murph enjoying playing garage supervisor behind his new doggie door on the Dog Taxi.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/a1930ford/8611440786/
Forum: Hacks 03-12-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
Yeah, both Murph and Dusty are hams. I made some...

Yeah, both Murph and Dusty are hams. I made some camera vests for my GoPro to shoot video from their view. Took them out to the lake the other day, but the wind was 49 MPH and they both could hardly...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
I got my custom dog door for my Dog Taxi in the...

I got my custom dog door for my Dog Taxi in the mail yesterday. It is easy to open and close up after my dogs enter or exti the hack. The super magnets do a good job with it. Murph will have to get...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 424,911
Posted By coupe1942
Just for grins and giggles, I am trying to modify...

Just for grins and giggles, I am trying to modify a dog helmet to widen it and prepare it for mounting my GoPro onto. I picked this toy helmet up for $0.50 cents at a yard sale yesterday and then...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
I started working on a project today to widen a...

I started working on a project today to widen a small plastic helmet I obetained at a yard sale yesterday for $0.50 cents. I will trim down the back of the helmet to allow it to ride better on the...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 424,911
Posted By coupe1942
I did a quick test of my H3 Silver and an...

I did a quick test of my H3 Silver and an external mic today on my DIY ballcap camera mount. as cheap as this knock-off mic is, I like the audio much better than the internal mic of my GoPro camera....
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,607
Posted By coupe1942
Teach one of your dogs to ride up front and be a...

Teach one of your dogs to ride up front and be a hood ornament on your rig. My dog, Murph, is in training for such. First step is to get him used to riding up there. Second step is to threaten him...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 424,911
Posted By coupe1942
Personally, I like running with the back door...

Personally, I like running with the back door completely off of the GoPr housing much better than using The Frame. I have modified one clear hosing with an elongated hole to allow the audio cable to...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 424,911
Posted By coupe1942
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XExiuU82oos ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XExiuU82oos


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYlQnAhg0ak

A couple of different tests done today. I believe removal of the back door completely from the housing...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 424,911
Posted By coupe1942
Her comment was about me paying the hospital bill...

Her comment was about me paying the hospital bill for her $200 buck insurance deductable the day before. We were both laughing about it when I was asking what I got for my money. She's prety fiesty....
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 424,911
Posted By coupe1942
Here is a clip that I shot today with my GoPro...

Here is a clip that I shot today with my GoPro Silver on my ballcap mount. I was actually just testing the audio with an external flexi-mic and not really trying to capture wonderful video of the...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 424,911
Posted By coupe1942
Here is a fairly poor video of my Dog Taxi and it...

Here is a fairly poor video of my Dog Taxi and it was done with a Eye of Mine mount that I had put on the bill of my ballcap. The lighting was very poor when I shot this video and I was really just...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
Dog Taxi

I was testing a ballcap mount for my GoPro camera, so I stepped outside into the garage at night just to experiment a tad bit with it. The lighting was horrible at the time, but I was just there to...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By coupe1942
You can argue all you wish about the cost of...

You can argue all you wish about the cost of stepping up to a GoPro, but if you have owned both, plus several others, your not just talking cost in the least. The GoPro will outshine the Swann in...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
Anyone seen the movie Red Dog? It isn't really...

Anyone seen the movie Red Dog? It isn't really about a hack pooch, but the dog does ride a motorcycle and other interesting rides during the movie. It is an Aussie movie, so it took me a bit to get...
Forum: Hacks 02-01-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,522
Posted By coupe1942
Dogs love to ride, but cats want to drive... ...

Dogs love to ride, but cats want to drive...

Found that saying on a sign a while back. :-)


Yeah, one has to look at each pooch individually as to what works best when they ride. What...
Forum: Hacks 01-30-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,522
Posted By coupe1942
I am not as inclined to believe the info put out...

I am not as inclined to believe the info put out by some here on the use of the neck collar and displacement of anything g-force related. Since there is absolutely no testing, the facts presented are...
Forum: Hacks 01-30-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,522
Posted By coupe1942
Yeah, ya' gotta' do whatever makes you...

Yeah, ya' gotta' do whatever makes you comfortable. Sort of like the pro and cons of seatbelts, as there is really no better answer than to do what makes you feel best or works for you.

I have a...
Forum: Hacks 01-30-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,522
Posted By coupe1942
I went with this setup, as I have used it for...

I went with this setup, as I have used it for years with no failures at all. I have had as many as 3 dogs with this system in place, but I generally only ride with 2 these days. The carabiner shown...
Forum: Hacks 01-30-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,522
Posted By coupe1942
Having had my Jack Russell jump ship when a bunch...

Having had my Jack Russell jump ship when a bunch of rabbits unexpectedly ran out in front of us on the trail we were on, I would not be overly anxious to use your DIy setup, myself. Dogs have a...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 424,911
Posted By coupe1942
GoPro Silver

I had reviewed virtually every video about the Hero 3 at YouTube and found that I really didn't feel the audio quality had improved at all with the new H3 cameras. I have a high frequency hearing...
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,683
Posted By coupe1942
I'm sort of laughing a bit at some of the replies...

I'm sort of laughing a bit at some of the replies here over the RE with sidecar. My first experience with sidecars was actually with two Englishmen who were transplants to Texas and both had their...
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
Fenders and checkerboards

Got my fenders back, but just mocked or laying on top of the wheels in this photo. It does at least present some picture of what the Dog Taxi may look like as completed. Lots to do yet, but Murph...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,040
Posted By coupe1942
The undercoating I used on mine was 3M Ruberized...

The undercoating I used on mine was 3M Ruberized undercoating 08883. It was easy enough to apply. If you make a mistake with it, you need to allow the product to dry, sand off the error and reshoot....
Forum: Hacks 12-10-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,040
Posted By coupe1942
Me, I just had my sidecar powder coated. I would...

Me, I just had my sidecar powder coated. I would not recommend it over paint, myself. If you muck up one area with pc, your not going to be able to just touch it up so easily. PC is durable, but not...
Forum: Hacks 12-04-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
I am still working on my Dog Taxi build. My dogs...

I am still working on my Dog Taxi build. My dogs are sure anxious to get it finished out and back on the road. I am takin' my own sweet time though, as a recent foot surgery has slowed down my...
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
The little girl, Hope, didn't take well to being...

The little girl, Hope, didn't take well to being put into the hack. She wanted to dive over the side and hit the floor running. Long drop for her to do that, but I coudn't get a good shot of her, as...
Forum: Hacks 11-11-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
We just got a new mini-schnauzer this past week....

We just got a new mini-schnauzer this past week. I can't let my wife take my dogs to PetCo ever again, as she went there with my two dogs to get them groomed and then brought back this 3rd dog....
Forum: Hacks 10-24-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
:-) That is funny... Yes, I have considered...

:-) That is funny...

Yes, I have considered the dash and various instruments to add, but right now I'm just concentrating on doing the rig and adding the checkerboards. If you ever price a real...
Forum: Hacks 10-24-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
Wow! This thread has sort of slowed down a bit...

Wow! This thread has sort of slowed down a bit since I last posted. I took my two dogs to the groomer this week. When I picked them up at Petco, I took them on the leashes to the car and had my wife...
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6,390
Views: 2,352,581
Posted By coupe1942
Got my hack off for powdercoating this week. I...

Got my hack off for powdercoating this week. I sold off my old beater '90 Nissan truck, so I had to take it inside my wife's Kia Soul. The thing actually fit with no problems. I guess I can say that...
Forum: Hacks 09-10-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 303,963
Posted By coupe1942
Go to http://www.sidecar.com site and speak to...

Go to http://www.sidecar.com site and speak to the installers there for the best info as to what would actually meet your needs. They deal with this as their jobs and can provide some great...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 424,911
Posted By coupe1942
Look at the archives at this site and you can...

Look at the archives at this site and you can probably find more than you ever really wanted to know.

http://goprouser.freeforums.org/?sid=714401d79c47c85db0895caab4f06942
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 424,911
Posted By coupe1942
Anyone having problems in getting to the...

Anyone having problems in getting to the GoProFanatics.com web site for GoPro info Lately? I keep getting a message about the web host when I try to bring it up on screen. The message isn't really...
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