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What else do you spend your $$ on?

To all those tweakers/modders/upgraders, is your car the only thing you 'mod'? What other expensive hobbies do you have?

Personally I'm a compulsive modder: I'm remodeling my house, I also build/upgrade computers and have a small office and music production studio for my business. I've also restored and modified a few firearms (which I'm finding almost as fun as working on cars). I've just never been one to let well enough alone and love taking things apart so when I was old enough to drive I was already looking for ways to improve in my old pickup.

What about you guys/gals? are you the type that has to tweak everything or do you prefer keeping things "stock"?

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I like to do landscaping to my house (it was a new build so nothing really needed "work"), I collect high end die-casts and models, I also collect Yankees memorabilia, I also like attending live sporting events. Lately most of my free time goes to spending time with my 4 month old daughter.

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Nearly finished remodeling my kitchen just need to do the new pantry organizer and then its done.

I have been in to building guns and target shooting for a long time, built several 1911's of varying sizes and calibers. Currently a little more than half way through building my next, this one is a 5" double stack 1911 in 10mm, also previously built a couple AR's and converted a couple of Saiga Ak's.

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To all those tweakers/modders/upgraders, is your car the only thing you 'mod'? What other expensive hobbies do you have?
Hmm...Let's see:

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I'm remodeling my house
Yup. My biggest wallet-drainer yet.

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I also build/upgrade computers
Same here.

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a small office and music production studio
Yup: I have GAS (Guitar acquisition syndrome), though, its died down now that I'm a home owner. I've actually sold a few off.

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when I was old enough to drive I was already looking for ways to improve in my old pickup.
Yup.

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Nearly finished remodeling my kitchen just need to do the new pantry organizer and then its done.

I have been in to building guns and target shooting for a long time, built several 1911's of varying sizes and calibers. Currently a little more than half way through building my next, this one is a 5" double stack 1911 in 10mm, also previously built a couple AR's and converted a couple of Saiga Ak's.
Man I'd love to pick your brain. I want to build a 1911 and modify a Saiga. As soon as I finish my Mossberg 500/persuader build I want to sell it and grab a Saiga. Are they as hard to work on as AKs?
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I do long distance shooting. It's pretty expensive too.

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Man I'd love to pick your brain. I want to build a 1911 and modify a Saiga. As soon as I finish my Mossberg 500/persuader build I want to sell it and grab a Saiga. Are they as hard to work on as AKs?
Saiga's are fairly easy to work on, 1911's on the other hand require allot more finesse.

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Just getting into saltwater aquariums, it's definitely going to rival the car as far as expense goes.

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Man I'd love to pick your brain. I want to build a 1911 and modify a Saiga. As soon as I finish my Mossberg 500/persuader build I want to sell it and grab a Saiga. Are they as hard to work on as AKs?
Saigas (other than the shotguns obviously) ARE AKs. They just have to be converted to their current form to get imported (922 compliance). The conversion is to put them back in to their pre converted form (the AK we all know and love). Depending on how big you get on the conversion to "true AK" it can be pretty easy or harder. Some basic conversion kits are pretty plug and play. AKs in general are pretty simple in the grand scheme of things. Anyone who can detail strip a pistol can probably work on an AK without a lot of trouble.

As for me: Guns, Computers, Motorcycles are the big ones for "modifications". Plenty of other hobbies though.

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