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Old 04-08-2012, 04:09 AM   #11
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Re: just want to say"We are 80% of the way there"

If you put one of those harbor freight hoists on the side of your pickup box, and not weld a brace to the frame under the box, you can bend the side of the pickup box and the tailgate won't shut... I did that on my ford... but i dont charge extra for stupid.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:33 AM   #12
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Re: just want to say"We are 80% of the way there"

there isn't enuf bed left to mount a hoist,papaw aluminum tapes and bondos bed a couple times a year to "fix" the rust....he's 85 o there's no arguing with him,as for t-gates this truck has had several.....he kept running into things like fences and trees so a few pcs of wood work now
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:56 AM   #13
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Bansil.. you are mean cruel and vicious... I got a glimpse of "back home" and now I'm homesick and all weepy eyed again. I do miss the Southern Appalachians.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:08 PM   #14
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Bansil.. you are mean cruel and vicious... I got a glimpse of "back home" and now I'm homesick and all weepy eyed again. I do miss the Southern Appalachians.
Hehehe...ummm you got more snow than we did this year(sticks out tounge phttttt!) When you make it back east and need a place to chill for awhile....I have the perfect creekside camping spots we could put 10 buses there..I"l post more mnt pics so you don't forget what it looks like it gets hot here in the summer,tho'
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:58 PM   #15
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We were in Elizabethton (TN) from about Sept 2007 thru March 2008 and got a bit of snow. We were told the old "it doesn't snow here that much" deal there too. Everyone seems to tell us that. I think we need to move someplace where it NEVER snows! I don't like snow. But I do miss the mountains... the mist and the month(s) long light drizzle/mist. After a while "dry" gets to you. At least in Roswell, we have morning dew. Goes really well with the dust storms!
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:50 AM   #16
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one more gone on friday



another load ready saturday, to be delivered on next friday

and yes it is a little wide

We did a "route recon" last night and adjusted the load(with a winch) so it clears the pole and mailbox on the scale at the yard
The scrap yard is 1-1/2 miles away, our plan is to leave at o-dark 30 , when my wife goes to work,she will follow me...wish the Neighbors mail boxes good luck...I will be the first in line when they open 2 hours later

The way it's going, the bus is funded and we should have basic building supplies and applainces covered by the time the property is clean
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I always wonders where all the Troopers went to die-I guess now we know.....
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ya have one of those trailers made in texas i see... me hath one too...add sideboards to haul scrap higher...
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I will post pics of the morning off load...it was sketchy.... guy running the grabber is nuts!!...but he was smiling when I snapped pics....
Oh and this can't be a tx trailer....it's too damn narrow,I can't even fit a fullsize truck on it...now I have to borrow another trailer,spent rest of thee day stripping down an old race truck
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