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Old 09-21-2014, 10:47 PM
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Joey,
All I can say is WOW. Your torch work is amazing!
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:26 AM
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What is the weight box for? Is it just to attach the other pieces, or is it also to hold down the front end when you lift the load?
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:33 AM
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DeepSeaDynamo -- i can cut bigger holes with the big torch too, lol.

kiwi -- thansk, years of practice, lol.

Samcord -- the weight gives the truck a nice ride plus covers the back wheel so the rock are not hitting the back of the cab.

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Old 09-22-2014, 08:51 AM
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Joey I don't have a thing to add but I sure do enjoy watching.

I was changing a DEF heater control valve on 2015 Peterbuilt the other day and thought of you. As I was under the truck I thought "There's no WAY this thing could survive the great white north!"

I'm surprised there aren't a lot of ex military 6x6's trucking around there.

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SmokinDodge -- my dream truck is the 6x6 truck because it would make life a whole lot easier plus the ladies would be so impressed because there is no chrome, lol.



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today was a busy day in the Kingdom, the history channel released a 3 minute video of Ricochet Hill and the phone has not stop tonight along with the emails.

http://www.history.com/shows/ice-road-truckers/videos

i don't know how many times i have missed the corner on Ricochet Hill but it does look good on camera for some reason, lol.

after supper tonight, i got to slip the weight box on the Screaming Ford and do a jimmie rigg on the pulley on a stick. everything looks good so i then flipped the weight box to start welding better frame anchors on the box. more to come.

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Joe I think ya just need a little speed next time.



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i only had one steering chain on the front, after i got out of the snow bank, i put the other steering chain on and didn't end up in any more snow banks.

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i only had one steering chain on the front, after i got out of the snow bank, i put the other steering chain on and didn't end up in any more snow banks.

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Look at it this way, if you'd put the chain on at the start you wouldn't have have been on the highlight reel. It is boring watching people drive on the road after a while. Good thing you didn't hit something going into the ditch.
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rancher bill -- yes your are right, i would have eneded up on the cutting room floor and my big hollywood career would be over after 14.5 minutes of fame, lol.

it was only $200.00 and 1200kms for me to get the last of the needed parts to finish the tow truck parts. i didn't shop around and get things on sale like i usually do but just buy it now. i needed grade 70 hooks and ratchet binder of good quality and i didn't mind paying the price. i'll just sell a few more of my books and it will all work out, lol.

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