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Old 02-09-2008, 02:33 PM   #341
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Re: The Millicent Chronicles; two foot roof raise, big tailgate


Well, it looks like Millicent may get some appliances after all. Look what followed me home!



Free. An old friend and former neighbor gave it to me. Because his wife said so. Paid $2.000 for it a handful of years ago; the seller delivered it to his house, all the applicances worked; he never even installed the hitch in his own pickup. I'm putting the hitch in my Dodge today, and dragging the thing home tomorrow (I hope). Should have it in smithereens by Tuesday, eh?

And the axles will become Millicent's new Kinetic Kontraption hauling trailer.
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Old 02-09-2008, 04:36 PM   #342
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Re: The Millicent Chronicles; two foot roof raise, big tailgate

WOW! How come I never find theses deals? Looks like you have lots of useful parts there, take lots of pictures of the destruction.
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:24 PM   #343
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...pictures of destruction...



All done.

(Oldie but goodie, eh?)
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:00 PM   #344
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Re: The Millicent Chronicles; two foot roof raise, big tailgate

that was an awsomeicture of destruction wheres the fridge? what year is that thing? cant you put it on the roof ill bet you like that guys wife! there is lots of stuff inthere that will be great take some shots if you can of the destruction i see elevator parts there.......
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:57 PM   #345
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Elevator parts for my barn??? Hmmm... Well, some steel, landing gear maybe.... What do you see?

But I think the frame-and-axles will become some sort of flatbed. It is only about six feet wide, so it will not become Millicent's super-trailer. For a 5th wheel trailer, it is very small. But it made it home just fine, in spite of very weathered tires. So total cost to my front yard, about $50,- worth of gasoline. Even has current registration. It's a 1985 Komfort. Electric brakes on both axles. 13" tires and an odd large wheel bolt pattern.

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I think that way about women.

Yeah, I'll take pictures.
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:38 PM   #346
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Re: The Millicent Chronicles; two foot roof raise, big tailgate


All right, so my friend Robert GAVE me this Stick-n-Staple Camping Crate, and we joked about his wife Grace having made him get rid of it. Now, here is the technical reality of it:



I pulled out the roll-up window shade over the left window, to see if it might be usable for Millicent, and the wall siding came out with it.

This afternoon, I cut down a dying rotted apple tree in my yard. Tomorrow the Komfort, although I doubt it will yield as much firewood.
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well if you need a place to toss those windows...let me know
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:42 AM   #348
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Re: The Millicent Chronicles; two foot roof raise, big tailgate

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...the whole hood of a Peterbuilt, install it on the front, and use it for storage.
You want Millicent to look like this, do you?





(Clearlake VFW parade bus.)
People would really notice, as you're rolling down the street.
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Re: The Millicent Chronicles; two foot roof raise, big tailgate

Yeah, and with a schnoz like that along with the high forehead, it would lend itself nicely to a set of Groucho glasses w/eybrows so you could drive through town unrecognized!
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:26 PM   #350
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well if you need a place to toss those windows...let me know
They are all yours, if you are close enough to come and get them. I have a couple other old RV windows also, that I'm not using.

Other things are up for grabs also, like the door (but it is very low). Anybody? I'm in Northern California, two hours north of Sacramento.
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