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  1. I have looked closely at the picture of his fall climbing the stairs and how he landed on the stairs and grabbed the right side hand rail. A fit healthy man, even at 78, without a shoulder bag should be able to climb aircraft stairs easily and not have to hold the hand rail, he would not have fallen and landed as Biden did in the picture. A fit man would have controlled his fall and he could have grabbed the left side rail to balance his mis-step and stop his fall onto the steps. I don't see this here, which for me indicates he may not have been in control of his balance. Maybe he had a dizzie spell/black out!!! He was lucky that he did not fall backwards. 

    What if it he fell as he descended the steps, he would have gone head first!!!

    All leaders, irrespective of age, male or female, must be healthy and fit to hold their public office. If he was to be tested for a truck driving licence medical would he pass the test with flying result???

    And consider, Airforce One has the red carpet on the stairs that makes it easier to go up or down. All commercial aircraft stairs are uncovered aluminium steps, that with constant usage the metal becomes smooth, yet I have never seen any passenger with a shoulder bag fall going up or down the stairs, over 45 years of air travel, wet, windy and dry conditions.

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  2. Hi Matt

    Your comments re the 220 exhaust manifold and exhaust stack frame you plan fitting. We have our 6 inch twin exhaust stacks attached to the side of our cab, with the flexible stainless steel sections under the cab. The LS sound and heat works excellently, we have no resonance or vibration, and I can hear the radio and CD's music very clearly, with the windows closed. The real joy is hearing the motor humming with the turbo whistling when driving with the window down, "music", I think the LS deadening effects eliminates or absorbs all cab, door metal and engine hood resonance, so that only the engine sound thru the exhaust is what we hear. We also put the LS sound on underside of the inner and outer guards and the V shaped infill panel between the guards and hood, this has significantly reduced road noise from the front wheels and vibrations and resonance from engine bay.

    Your cab looks magnificent, compliments to your passion and attention to detail. The red colour is perfect. 

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  3. from far away here in Aussie land it seems to me that if his fall is real, he may be hurt and he is having trouble, is it possible that history is progressing faster than the team had anticipated and possibly soon you guys will have the FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT???  Or could it be a fake fall and then ... never discount any possibility!!!

  4. Alex

    I have the same brass plaque, they are rare pieces it seems. Mine was dull and near black with grime, I have done a gentle clean and now looks similar to your plaque. I tried to polish the back side a bit harder to experiment to see how bright the brass may polish to. It did not/would not come up very bright, so I think it may be the quality of the brass made at that time. I cleaned all the grime from mine and it still has the old patina look. I have thought about giving it a clear coat but decided to leave original, been 1 year now and no change in the patina, has not dulled at all.

  5. Agreed Vlad, excellent observation, if the tyres blew but zero damage to the guard, the guard flaps and the metal frame , so maybe the rim damage cut the tyres, the driver pulled up and removed the tyres before any damage

    or is it made up to get our minds thinking what could have happened!!! 

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  6. The Pete looks like the Pete that was on the AHTS Facebook page recently. If yes it is a 1960 special order and 1 of the last built, it was built from factory left over parts, I think motor is 250 Cummins and 5 X 4 transmission. Facebook comments was that a deceased estate, when alive the owner wanted $40,000 and the buyer at auction said he got it for under half the $40,000 asking figure. Comment was that new owner will restore to original. Motor not running.

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  7. Mattb73lt - you guys could be in a scene of the "Expendables", better than the actors, thank you for your service and courage. My bike riding mate was 19, he did 13 months in Vietnam, he weighed 70 kilos and carried 70 kilos of gear, good health and happiness to you all

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