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Title: Fun experience today
Post by: pat on November 10, 2008, 12:24:40 PM
 :-D :-D :-D It was a lot of fun!!! will go into details tonight!'


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Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: charlie on November 10, 2008, 12:49:55 PM
Oooh!!! Pat got to go into the Batcave.  :lol:
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: pat on November 10, 2008, 12:54:19 PM
yes! i snuck past security  :-D
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Sean on November 10, 2008, 02:38:08 PM
yes! i snuck past security  :-D
How can security miss a big a$$ bright oarnge trailer go pass em :?  :-P
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: charlie on November 10, 2008, 02:41:03 PM
yes! i snuck past security  :-D

Holy Red Oval Patman!!!!  :-o  They must have thought you were the Green Hornet in your sharp lookin' 386.  :-D
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: pat on November 10, 2008, 02:55:31 PM
Holy Red Oval Patman!!!!  :-o  They must have thought you were the Green Hornet in your sharp lookin' 386.  :-D
that's right!!  :-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: truknut02 on November 10, 2008, 02:55:45 PM
Wow that looks like fun.
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Jamie on November 10, 2008, 03:07:59 PM
Looks like the caves out in Kansas, correct?
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: pat on November 10, 2008, 03:24:38 PM
Looks like the caves out in Kansas, correct?
kc, missouri  :-D about 2 miles from the norfolk southern yard  :-D
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Ray F on November 10, 2008, 04:16:39 PM
How can security miss a big a$$ bright oarnge trailer go pass em :?  :-P
Maybe they were Color Blind  :? :evil: :roll: Cool Pics BTW Pat  :-D :-D
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Cobra13 on November 11, 2008, 06:40:04 AM
There's a place I've never been to yet, but always wanted to go to. Dad's been there a few times. Looks awesome!
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: pat on November 11, 2008, 08:14:58 AM
I chose a load going from Kansas City,Mo today going to Denver,Co because I am buying a pickup truck that is in colorado. I get the work assignment, and the address is 8600 Underground drive. I think nothing of it. I get to the neighborhood, and park in a big lot there. Glance over, and see the number 8600 in big red letters at the cave entrance. So I said to myself, "self, that looks like a lot of fun". I call the shipper to find out exactly where to go/what to do, as I refuse to get lost in a cave. He tells me that the other Schneider driver has to get their trailer out first, as they bobtailed out. I see them in the lot and let them know. He tells me "have fun, it's tight, and you have a bigger truck". I follow them in, I then backed in, and was in the dock in a l of 5 minutes.

At the end of it all, I have heard horror stories about the caves, and this particular one was not bad at all! A lot of LTL activity going on in there, sorry no pics  :|

I really enjoyed my cave day  :-D :-D
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Truck608 on November 11, 2008, 11:07:13 AM
Pretty cool stuff there.  Here is a link for it:  http://www.huntmidwest.com/pdfs/subtropolis_bro.pdf
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: jrtrucker on November 11, 2008, 05:05:42 PM
looks cool, one of the reasons why i wish i could drive a truck
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Leonard on November 11, 2008, 05:10:44 PM
consider takng more loads down there??
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Escape02 on November 12, 2008, 04:10:30 PM
Ok Ok, so now the important question.  What kind of pick-up did you get?
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: pat on November 12, 2008, 06:10:02 PM
I would!
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: BMWTek00 on November 13, 2008, 03:31:25 PM
My father delivered in there when he was with New Century.  He has been driving for over 30years and it was a first for him!  He was impressed.  Pat, did you have to slide your tandems all the way forward to make those tight turns?
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Cobra13 on November 13, 2008, 04:10:01 PM
My father delivered in there when he was with New Century.  He has been driving for over 30years and it was a first for him!  He was impressed.  Pat, did you have to slide your tandems all the way forward to make those tight turns?

Pat doesn't slide his tandems forward for anything. 8-) :lol:
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: pat on November 14, 2008, 01:54:16 AM
lol I had them almost all the forward. right when i got out they went all the way back  :lol: :-D :-D 8-)
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Aaron from PA & NC on November 15, 2008, 09:22:26 PM
i think there's another one of those underground "cave" docks, in Carthage, MO near Joplin
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: pat on November 17, 2008, 04:10:25 AM
i think there's another one of those underground "cave" docks, in Carthage, MO near Joplin
yes, there is. there is also one in independence,mo. mo is full of caves
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Chase on November 23, 2008, 09:48:19 AM
hey pat, you might remember this lol

greensboro nc  8-)


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Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: RAF on November 29, 2008, 08:37:22 PM
wow thats pretty crazy stuff

anyone have anymore info on these caves?
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: pat on December 06, 2008, 01:40:33 PM
I remember that Chase!  :-D


Raf, I don't have anymore info, but there are warehouse caves in Kansas City, Independence, and Carthage Missouri as far as I know.

I was in the KC caves. Subtropolis. I can't wait to go back!Carthage is down south, and Independence is right next to Kansas City  8-)
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: IowaSuperTrucker on December 07, 2008, 02:59:39 PM
The caves in Carthage MO to my knowledge are 100% refrigerated product.  I've been there 3 times when I was driving for Marten Transport.  I've also been to the 8600 Underground Drive ones.  The KC caves that Pat went to are much worse as far as getting around.  Lots of twists and turns.  I am going to guess that the KC caves were designed/developed first.  The pillars are all over random.  The pillars in Carthage are all in a straight line to each other both front/back and side/side.  Getting in and out of Carthage is a breeze.  They do pose a challenge if you have to back in close to a pillar but other than that, Carthage is wide open.  I have delivered and picked up at Carthage, good ol' Schrieber Cheese.

The caves in Kansas City have a variety of things.  I was told that the US Post Office has one heck of a warehouse in there for all of their Stamps.  There are also a few Records management companies there.  The temperature stays a constant 55* or somewhere around there.  The fleet I manage now (I'm now in the office vs. driving) picks up 100% for Wal-mart shippers and we are in 8600 Underground about 4 times a month.  There is a company in there called Kendall King that I believe makes the cardboard/paper backing that gift cards are stuck to.  A friend of mine back in Boston works for a company that manufactures gift cards and they ship INTO Kendall King all the time.  Our loads go from Kendall King to Wal-mart DC's, usually down to Bentonville.

That is all I can think of to add. :)

Pat, what was the shipper you loaded at down in there?
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Jamie on December 13, 2008, 04:43:19 PM
I know you find a lot of government facilities in the caves. I've sent quite a few loads of government printing into the caves.
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Sean on December 13, 2008, 04:46:36 PM
Ok Ok, so now the important question.  What kind of pick-up did you get?

Hey Pat, answer this poor guys qeustion (cause I want to know too...lol)

Sean
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: pat on December 19, 2008, 10:50:15 AM
1983 chebby

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/42/l_d214dcb07dab4a2ba4aa4b865d9dffe6.jpg)
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Ethan on December 19, 2008, 10:55:31 AM
Slick looking truck

Would look good painted green with some pinstriping to match the pete. 
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Sean on December 19, 2008, 12:05:55 PM
Interesting..................... Pats goin on my bad side  :| lol, Pete (dont like em, even tho he has one of the best Petes around) Not a fan of Chevys (sorry Pat  :cry:) , and, Im dont like Toyotas (I think thats what that is)

Im just foolin round...........LOL, but if it was my pickup, there would be alot of changes  :-D

Sean
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: DAVID350 on December 19, 2008, 12:07:18 PM
Who's house Pat? In FL?
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Escape02 on December 19, 2008, 01:45:17 PM
1983 chebby

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/42/l_d214dcb07dab4a2ba4aa4b865d9dffe6.jpg)

Only took a little over a month to answer my question  :roll:  :-D lol, nice ride pat...How does it drive?  Looks like fun, makes me wish I had my pickup back.
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: charlie on December 19, 2008, 01:56:42 PM
Pat

 The '83 Chebby doesn't look set up for 4 wheelin' in the mountains.  :| Did you just spend a lot of time in LoDo with it lookin' pretty?  :? :-P
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Phill on December 19, 2008, 02:52:41 PM
nice pickup :)
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Jason D. on December 19, 2008, 03:53:25 PM
Slick looking truck

Would look good painted green with some pinstriping to match the pete. 


DO IT! :-D Pat, that pickup would look damn sexy if you had it matching the Pete. 8-)

It's a nice pickup anyway. My uncle has one that's slightly newer (87 or 88), black colored, with real train horns on it. Sweet pickup for sure.

Speakin of all this....What plans do you have for it? You aughta bag it man!
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: pat on December 24, 2008, 04:55:21 AM
thanks guys! i would like to paint it the same color, but full color changes are a pain. the guy in iowa that built the truck in the mid 90's did a damn good job on it. bought it from a famil friend in colorado who had it the last 12 years. it has a 305 with TPI from a iroc-z, so it scoots pretty good
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/37/l_4f0b5fff95b04c96a6f8db080b15cb41.jpg)

going to 2 tone it, silver on the bottom i think with the purple up top. it had taillights in the rollpan, but now they are remounted correctly


before:
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current:
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Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Phill on December 25, 2008, 01:18:01 PM
looking, always like the 80's chev's tail lights. nice and simple
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: kjbprd on December 31, 2008, 09:03:48 AM
almost all the caves are relatively easy to get around in...they've been redesigned for that exact use...
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: Ray F on January 16, 2009, 10:17:32 PM
NOW That is one BADA$$ BOWTIE  :-o :-o My Dad had an 84 C10 Custom Deluxe with an 8' Bed, 305 V8  :-D :-D I wish he hadnt of sold it  :x :x He Bought a FORD To Replace it :|
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: pat on January 17, 2009, 08:33:22 AM
NOW That is one BADA$$ BOWTIE  :-o :-o My Dad had an 84 C10 Custom Deluxe with an 8' Bed, 305 V8  :-D :-D I wish he hadnt of sold it  :x :x He Bought a FORD To Replace it :|
thanks ray! i love my pickup!
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: JP on January 17, 2009, 08:48:22 AM
Supacharga' for the win. :-D
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: pat on January 17, 2009, 09:11:50 AM
it's not supercharged  :| :|
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: JP on January 17, 2009, 10:01:36 AM
it's not supercharged  :| :|

I see that, I was implying it should be. :wink:
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: pat on January 17, 2009, 11:36:39 AM
ahh! not a bad idea  :-D
Title: Re: Fun experience today
Post by: CarpeViam on January 18, 2009, 05:14:47 PM
it's not supercharged  :| :|

Forget the supercharger... commission Gale Banks to build a replica of your Pete's engine for it (mini-turbo-diesel).