I've heard there were big spiders...

UNSTUCK

But stuck more often.
I will NEVER take on another build that involves me dealing with paint or upholstery. And really I just need to avoid anything that needs outsourcing. I just need to stick with Jeeps. In all the builds I've done with them, only one required paint.
 

moab_cj5

Premium Member
Supporting Member
I will NEVER take on another build that involves me dealing with paint or upholstery. And really I just need to avoid anything that needs outsourcing. I just need to stick with Jeeps. In all the builds I've done with them, only one required paint.
yea, some of the people you've outsourced to are real hacks...;)
 

TurboMinivan

Still plays with cars
Location
Lehi, UT
Last night was a pleasant evening. I came home from work, took inventory of the food in my fridge, then set out to the grocery store to stock up on a variety of things (in preparation for an out-of-town visitor who will stay with me for a few days).

Driving back from the grocery store at around 8:30pm, I am soaking up the pleasantness of the evening. I've got my windows down, there is a slight breeze, the ambient temperature is just right, Kill Bill vol. 2 is playing on the stereo... life is just about perfect.

Suddenly, an oncoming car's headlights illuminate a spider crawling across my windshield. I'm thinking how the guy has a good grip to not blow off at my 35 MPH pace, when the other car passes me and the angle of the light reveals the truth: he's on the inside of the windshield. Just as I realize this, he disappears behind my rearview mirror. Oh, crap.

I'm currently driving through a small construction zone, lined with barrels, so I can't just come to an immediate stop. I look ahead and see that, just after the barrels end, there is a lone street lamp on my side of the road. I make it there, pull over right underneath it, hit my hazards (not wanting other traffic to think I'm in the lane), and jump out of the car. I grab my cell phone out of my pocket, turn on the flashlight mode, and start examing the windshield from the outside. I look all around the mirror, but I cannot find him. Hmm. Maybe I need better light, so I quickly duck back inside and grab the actual flashlight from the center console. Now I can see much better, but I still can't find him. I go back and forth from one side of the car to the other, looking in through the open doors and peering around everywhere. Finally, I find him--he is now sitting on the headliner (where he is well camoflauged since his color matches it perfectly) at the top of the passenger a-pillar. I quietly opened the glove box, grabbed a napkin, wadded it up a bit, and then lunged at him with it.

<squish!>

I accidentally dropped the napkin onto the ground next to the car, so I bend down to carefully inspect it and look for the remains. There are none. In fact, there is not even any evidence that I squished anything. I look back up at the headliner. I see no goo or guts or anything. Was I too gentle in my attack? Did the breeze blow his remains out of the car and onto the gravel ground? Or did I simply miss him entirely? I begin searching my interior once again. I can't find any sign of him anywhere. Not really knowing what else to do, I got back in the car and quickly drove the final mile home. Thankfully, I made it there alive.

I may need to light my interior on fire--you know, just to be sure.
 

STAG

Offroad and Industrial Design
Supporting Member
Location
Pleasant Grove
81B7119A-C286-4293-925D-DF4271FF90EC.jpegAnyone recognize this thing? This is the clearest pic I got of it. Huge thorax with a black pattern on its underside. Spider was about the size of a 50¢ coin
 

Diesel_Zuk

Active Member
Not from Utah, but back when I lived in Nebraska. Unfortunately my camera lens was busted on my phone, but I assure that is a real spidero.
 

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Diesel_Zuk

Active Member
^ Aww, he's just a big ol baby wolf spider, he won't eat much.
Exactly!!! And they eat other bugs that are worse. Don't tell my wife, but when I find them in the house, I take them outside and let them go. Except for black widows, I found one outside the house the other day, he got smooshed. Mostly because I have three dogs that combined, weigh less than 30 pounds, and the baby has a habit of bringing in bugs. She brought a yellow jacket in the other day and was playing with it, so I can imagine if she gets bit, she's probably done for haha.
 
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