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i got the best one, he sold the worst one to a guy who wanted the bed, sorry, venting and confusing

 

The one i picked up had the parts from the basket case stacked on the bed.  Mine is complete, but needs to be checked out before getting going

 

its a family thing, started out offering a parking spot, ended up buying a truck

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3 hours ago, Kevingweq said:

AK,   I have a 86 -F350 -351M /C6  cab and chassis in the yard ,  If you need any pix or whatever , Let me know

thank you

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 Back from prospect creek, 44* below in the morning and threatening to get really cold. Now they are thinking snow, 3-7 inches 

 

already plugged in the 460

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Kids had a band thing right after school, so we took a quick minute to hit the golden tits of America for a bite to eat before hand, only in Alaska,

 

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yes those are feet hanging out the back of that truck, with the snow machine parked on top

 

was 3 more feet on the other side, these guys had done real well

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On 11/26/2016 at 5:04 PM, new guy said:

Good score! 

 

^^^^Reread my post above^^^^...hehehe...^^^^it just keeps goin^^^

Its ok AKwelder....you aint alone?

 Nope not alone, could be worse

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Life has been simple here, sorry for not posting much, but we have just been.  Kids go to school, we go to work, nothing to post

 

 

i did submit my eldest son for his first moose hunt drawings,  proud Father Time.  

If if he is drawn we get to hunt two weeks before the season for a cow, and will have a big summer getting ready.  He will need to get his rifle sited, scout the hunt, set up a camp, and do a few recon trips

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On Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 9:27 AM, north of 60 said:

Could be the pump getting weak I guess. On real cold days the FEL rams will always work before the power steering will. I'm not sure, but are they supplied by different pumps ? I have no hydraulic issues during the rest of the year though. Do you keep your tractors in a shed or shop ?   

The steering is on the front pump, or mcv pump. So yes they are separate. We keep the tractor in the shop if there's room but usually we got things in there to fix so most of the time they're outside.  The last couple years we never put the tractor in the shop unless to work on it. And the steering is just as quick whether it's in the shop or not.

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On 11/26/2016 at 8:44 AM, AKwelder said:

 

So I am the proud owner of an ex-oilfield truck, 1989 F-350  cab and Chassis, 4x4, automatic (C6) with a 10 foot steel bed. I went last night and clean off the bed for towing it home.  That is when I spent an hour sorting thru the parts the idiot left out, he took all the bolts out of the alternator (and we don't know where they are) pressed all the wrist pins out, disassemble the heads, he has to be mentally unstable.

 

Truck update

 

got a bit today so I popped the hood, leaking o ring on gas fuel injection rail.  Fixed.  Waiting for the torpedo heater to warm her up and we will see what we have

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6 inches of snow, lets fire up the 460 and away we go.   Plowed out the driveway, the road in front of the house, (if you let those contract grader operators do it they tear everything up), and off to the in laws, ended up running right at 3 hours of seat time

 

 

great day, and the plane takes off on Tuesday night, off to Florida with stops in both directions in Minnesota for family, Christmas, and another surgery for my oldest boy.  

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When I get back we had a very sudden deceleration with the blade and a bracket popped.  Well, I made the blade and posted a few pictures quit a few pages back, I pull back in the yard and stop to see the damage, my wonderful wife comes over, assess the damage and says "Weld failure?  Huh.   You should beat the welder who did that!"

 

nothing like being married to the queen of sarcasm 

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2 minutes ago, AKwelder said:

6 inches of snow, lets fire up the 460 and away we go.   Plowed out the driveway, the road in front of the house, (if you let those contract grader operators do it they tear everything up), and off to the in laws, ended up running right at 3 hours of seat time

 

 

great day, and the plane takes off on Tuesday night, off to Florida with stops in both directions in Minnesota for family, Christmas, and another surgery for my oldest boy.  

Where in Minnesota?

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Just now, mader656 said:

Where in Minnesota?

Zimmerman,  just north of elk river on highway 10 between St. Cloud and the cities

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Got much snow yet? Only a couple inches here now. Not enough to really tempt me yet again. Surely I'll have better sledding in Jan then Oct. least that's what I keep telling myself lol. 

Have a safe trip and a merry Christmas. 

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11 hours ago, poor farmer/logger said:

Got much snow yet? Only a couple inches here now. Not enough to really tempt me yet again. Surely I'll have better sledding in Jan then Oct. least that's what I keep telling myself lol. 

Have a safe trip and a merry Christmas. 

Not much snow, maybe a fluffy foot, nothing I would take my sled out in anyways. Here or the mountains  

 

 My son was running his mini around the yard, came walking back and said something went bad, he must have hit something because the skis are pointing different ways.

Boys did he, it had popped the ball joint off the steering and the one ski was point to the back and flopping.  We fixed it and he rode more.  But that was in the yard

 

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On ‎2‎/‎12‎/‎2016 at 7:10 PM, AKwelder said:

 so we took a quick minute to hit the golden tits of America for a bite to eat before hand, only in Alaska,

 

G'day AKwelder.......always enjoy  reading of your  daily  endeavours......Alaska  is as place I hope to visit.....before hanging up my knife and fork......I spent three years in the Caribbean ......on a huge tourist related  construction project...(as a welder...)...thus I got to visit the Southern States....wonderfull  places etc...and in previous visits have seen a lot of the US.......made good friends , and had some great times........but the above quote from a recent post of yours.....piqued my interest....."the golden tits of America "...is that.....as you implied ....only in Alaska ???:rolleyes:........or ?? 

Mike

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7 hours ago, mike_newman said:

G'day AKwelder.......always enjoy  reading of your  daily  endeavours......Alaska  is as place I hope to visit.....before hanging up my knife and fork......I spent three years in the Caribbean ......on a huge tourist related  construction project...(as a welder...)...thus I got to visit the Southern States....wonderfull  places etc...and in previous visits have seen a lot of the US.......made good friends , and had some great times........but the above quote from a recent post of yours.....piqued my interest....."the golden tits of America "...is that.....as you implied ....only in Alaska ???:rolleyes:........or ?? 

Mike

The golden tits of America is the McDonalds restaurant yellow arches, a very sarcastic slang from my wife

 

as for visiting Alaska, give me a shout if you coming this way, sure would love to meet and see if we can steer you towards a few of the better sites

 

thabks for reading 

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3 hours ago, augercreek said:

Have safe trip AK.

Thank you, i appreciate it.

 

we are taking the mass transit train from the Minneapolis airport out of the cities to Elk River, that ought to be a great time with two kids and luggage full of Christmas after flying all night. 

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Are you all going to wear wheel weights as jewlrey on the plane ride home ? :):)

Have a Merry Christmas and safe travels to the lower 48 and back

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