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WHAT THE KING DID TODAY

WHAT THE KING DID TODAY

 

SO IF YOU ARE READING THIS, IT IS NOT TODAY BUT THIS IS WHAT THE KING DID YESTERDAY. info@kingofobsolete.ca

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CHANGES MADE

KING TODAY DIAL UP PAGE -- OCT 29 2014

 

NEW PRICES BECAUSE OF SHIPPING COSTS ON THE BOOKS

 

SCREAMING FORD ON KM 17 HILL IN THE DARK ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

SCREAMING FORD SCREAMING FOR MERCY ON KM 20 HILL ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

SCREAMING FORD KM 29 HILL ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

LINN TRACTOR IN THE KINGDOM ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

T-9 INTERNATIONAL FAMOUS BLACK CAT ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

TD-18 INTERNATIONAL CAT PULLING A ROAD DRAG ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

2006 CHEVY 2500HD ICE CROSSING ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

SICKLE LAKE LODGE ELEVEN YEARS LATER -- MAY 01 2014

 

CAT TRAIN NEWSLETTERS BOOK for sale here on the website

LIFE IN THE KINGDOM BOOK for sale here on the website     

 

OCT 29 2014

 

WITH TRAILER NUMBER 4 COMPLETED IT WAS TIME TO START ON TRAILER NUMBER 5. BOTH OF THE TRAILERS WERE DODGE TRUCKS SO IT IS EASY TO MAKE CHANGES ON THEM AT THE SAME TIME.

 

FIVE

 

OCT 28 2014

 

IT HAS BEEN -10C IN THE "KINGDOM" FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS SO I HAVE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF WORK DONE IN MY LITTLE SHOP. LAST NIGHT I FINISHED THE PLYWOOD SIDES ON TRAILER #4 WITH LOTS OF BLACK PAINT SPLASHED EVERY WHERE, LOL.

 

TRAILER

 

OCT 26 2014

 

ONCE AGAIN WE HAD TO MAKE ANOTHER TRIP OVER THE KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD BUT THERE WAS NO SNOW.

 

TILT

 

OCT 25 2014

 

FOR SOME REASON THE POLICE WANT US TO HAVE TAIL LIGHT ON OUR GARBAGE TRAILERS. I GUESS IT IS THE LAW AND WE HAVE TO MAKE TAIL LIGHTS FIT WHERE THERE USED TO BE TAIL LIGHTS.

 

LIGHT

 

IT EVEN LOOKS BETTER WITH LOTS OF BLACK PAINT SPLASHED EVERY WHERE TOO, LOL.

 

FOUR

 

OCT 24 2014

 

IT WAS ONLY A FOUR HOUR JOB TO FIX THE MISSING BOLTS ON THE TD-9 KNOWN AS BAD BUSINESS.

 

BOLTS

 

ADDED A SUPPORT PLATE TO THE TRACK FRAME WHERE I CUT IT OFF TO SAVE A LOT OF TIME FIXING THE CAT.

 

WELD

 

OCT 23 2014

 

THE TD-9 KNOWN AS "BAD BUSINESS" IS NOW IN THE SHOP BECAUSE OF MISSING BOLTS. IT IS A GOOD THING I WASHED AND GREASED HIM TO FIND THIS PROBLEM BEFORE IT GOT WORSE.

 

TD-9

 

OCT 22 2014

 

I BOLTED SOME LITTLE MUD FLAPS ON THE FRONT OF THE WEIGHT BOX TO KEEP THE SNOW AND MUD OFF THE DECK ON THE SCREAMING FORD.

 

MUD FLAPS

 

NOW THE WEIGHT BOX IS READY TO BE USED WHEN THE CALL COMES IN FOR A TOW JOB.

 

BOX

 

OCT 21 2014

 

IT WAS A NICE DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" YESTERDAY SO I USED MY ALCOHOL INJECTOR TO GET THE SEMI TRAILERS READY FOR WINTER. WHY WAIT FOR THE AIR LINES TO HAVE ICE IN THEM WHEN YOU CAN CHASE THE WATER OUT BEFORE THE WATER TURNS TO ICE.

 

INJECTOR

 

OCT 20 2014

 

FINISHED THE WEIGHT BOX TOW TRUCK JUST IN TIME BECAUSE WE GOT A TOW CALL MONDAY MORNING.

 

TOW

 

IT TOOK A LOT OF CHAINS AND BINDERS TO MAKE SURE THE BREAD TRUCK WOULD NOT FALL OFF ON THE KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD.

 

CHAINS

 

OCT 19 2014

 

SORRY FOR THE DELAY BUT I WAS SICK WITH THE FLU WHICH RUINED MY WEEKEND OF FUN, LOL. ON SUNDAY I WAS ABLE TO GET THE WEIGHT BOX FINISHED UP ON THE SCREAMING FORD AND DID A TEST RUN WITH A DODGE TRUCK.

 

TOW

 

OCT 16 2014

 

BETWEEN THE LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW TODAY, I WAS ABLE TO GET THE PULLEY ON A STICK SET IN TO PLACE ON THE WEIGHT BOX. SOMEDAY I'LL GET THE BIG SHOP FINISHED SO I CAN WORK INSIDE IN COMFORT, LOL.

 

PULLEY

 

OCT 15 2014

 

TODAY I GOT THE FAMOUS BLACK CAT UP AND RUNNING ONLY TO SHOVEL OUT THE TRACKS BECAUSE THE MUSKEG SMELLS WHEN IN THE HEATED SHOP.

 

SHOVEL

 

AFTER CLEANING THE TRACKS I DRAINED THE OIL FOR THE SECOND TIME AND IT CAME OUT A NICE BRIGHT WHITE BECAUSE OF THE WATER. THIS IS GOOD BECAUSE I'M GETTING ALL THE WATER OUT OF THE SYSTEM.

 

WHITE

 

OCT 14 2014

 

IHAD A BUSY WEEKEN IN THE "KINGDOM" BUT YESTERDAY I WAS ABLE TO WORK ON THE FAMOUS BLACK CAT. IT WAS WARM ENOUGH TO TAKE THE CAT OUT OF THE HEAT SHOP AND PUT HIM IN THE NEW SHOP OVER THE PIT.

 

SHOP

 

IN THE 18 TIMES OF GETTING THE CAT WET, I HAVE IT PRETTY ORGANIZED ON HOW TO CHANGE THE OIL TO GET ALL THE WATER OUT.

 

OIL

 

OCT 11 2014

 

I HAD TO MAKE A QUICK TRIP WITH THE BLACK VAN TRAILER AND THE "SCREAMING FORD". IT FELT GOOD TO GET THE 40 YEAR TRUCK OUT ON THE HIGHWAY AND UP TO CRUISING SPEED.

 

BLACK

 

OCT 09 2014

 

WE HAD A LITTLE CONVOY UP TO KINOOSAO TO LOAD THE BARGE. WE HAD NO PROBLEMS ON THE KINOOOSAO RALLY ROAD BECAUSE ALL THE TRUCKS HAD THE TIRE CHAINS ON.

 

SNOW

 

I HAD GREAT FUN LOADING THE BARGE IN THE RAIN WHICH MADE EVERYTHING SLIPPERY.

 

BARGE

 

OCT 07 2014

 

WE ARE BACK FROM OUR SECRET MISSION BUT THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" GOT A LITTLE WET. SINCE THE SECRET MISSION HAS BEEN COMPLETED, WE CAN TALK ABOUT GETTING THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" HOME. THE POOR CAT HAS GOTTEN WET 18 TIMES IN THE LAST 30 YEARS SO SALVAGING HIM WAS VERY EASY.

 

SUNK

 

IT IS A GOOD THING ALL MY CATS HAVE TAILS ON THEM BECAUSE DRAGGING THEM OUT IS A LOT EASIER.

 

DRAGGING

 

THE D6 9U KNOWN AS "THE HOOD" HAD NO PROBLEM DRAGGING THE WET CAT OUT.

 

HOOD

 

 

OCT 03 2014

 

I WON'T BE ABLE TO UPDATE THE WEBSITE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS BECAUSE WE ARE DOING AN ADVENTURE. OF COURSE I CAN'T TALK ABOUT IT BUT I HAVE MY YELLOW BOXES ALL LOADED UP AND READY TO HEAD OUT IN THE MORNING.

 

YELLOW

 

OCT 02 2014

 

OH MY!!! IT ONLY TOOK 13 MONTHS AND $300.00 IN BOLTS, DRILL BIT AND A TAP TO FIX THE DRAW BAR BOLTS ON THE TD-18 KNOWN AS "DUALLY".

 

TAP

 

NOW THAT THE DRAW BAR IS FIXED WITH NEW BOLTS I'LL BE ABLE TO MOVE THE TD-18 OUT OF MY LITTLE SHOP AND GETTING GOING ON A FEW OTHER FASTER PROJECTS, LOL.

 

BOLTS

 

OCT 01 2014

 

IT HAS BEEN RAINING FOR 2 DAYS IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH SO WE CAN'T DO MUCH WORK OUTSIDE. THIS MADE FOR A PERFECT TIME TO GO AND GET A LOAD OF FIREWOOD TO HEAT THE SHOP THIS WINTER. PLUS WE DID A LITTLE SHOPPING IN THOMPSON TOO. THE SO-CALLED ROAD WAS GREAT FUN TO TRAVEL ON AND THE WET CONDITIONS ADDED ANOTHER 2 HOURS TO OUR REGULAR TRAVEL TIME.

 

RAIN

 

SEPT 30 2014

 

I GOT A CALL TO GET A FANCY SOUTHERN CAR OFF THE HIGHWAY BECAUSE NO ONE WOULD TOUCH THIS CAR DUE TO IT BEING FANCY. I HAD NO PROBLEM LOADING IT BECAUSE I HAD THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT FOR THE JOB.

 

CAR

 

SEPT 29 2014

 

A QUICK PICTURE FROM THE OTHER DAY WHEN I RAN UP TO LOAD THE BARGE IN KINOOSAO. WITH THE SEAT REMOVED IN THE "SCREAMING FORD", ALL MY SUPPLIES STAY PUT ON THE ROUGH ROAD. I SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS A FEW YEARS AGO.

 

SEAT

 

SEPT 28 2014

 

IT ONLY TOOK 16 YEARS BUT I FINALLY GOT AROUND TO MOUNTING THE SPARE TIRE ON THE TANDEM TRAILER. FOR THE LAST 16 YEARS I HAVE MOVED THE SPARE TIRE, TOSSED IT IN THE BOX OF THE TRUCK AND TIED IT TO THE DECK OF THE TRAILER. TO THINK IT ONLY TOOK 2 HOURS TO MOUNT THE TIRE INCLUDING FIXING THE JACK HANDLE STAND. OH MY, THIS SUMMER HAS BEEN THE SUMMER OF FINISHING LOOSE ENDS.

 

TIRE

 

SEPT 27 2014

 

AS USUSAL, IT WAS A MIDNIGHT TOW CALL TO DELIVER THE "NOW" FIXED FORD VAN WHICH I TOWED ABOUT 4 DAYS AGO. MY $1000.00 SPOT LIGHT SURE WORKS GOOD WHEN IT IS PITCH BLACK OUTSIDE.

 

FORD

 

SEPT 26 2014

 

IT WAS GREAT FUN WORKING IN THE SNOW AND RAIN IN THE "KINGDOM".

 

WET

 

SEPT 25 2014

 

IT ONLY TOOK US 3 MONTHS BUT WE ARE FINALLY DONE PICKING THE SCRAP METAL ON THE TRACK BED. THE 1939 CHEVY SERVED US WELL CONSIDERING THE TRUCK IS 74 YEARS OLD. NOW A FEW LOOSE ENDS TO CLEAN UP BEFORE WINTER AND THE PROJECT WILL BE OFFICALLY COMPLETE.

 

39

 

SEPT 24 2014

 

IT WAS A FUN DAY YESTERDAY DOING A TOW CALL OVER THE "KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD" IN THE "PINK CREW CAB". THE 200 KM ROUND TRIP ONLY TOOK 6 HOURS BECAUSE THE ROAD WAS IN GOOD SHAPE.

 

TOW

 

SEPT 23 2014

 

THE PARTS FOR THE TOW TRUCK HAVE ARRIVED 1200KMS FROM THE SOUTH. THE HOOKS AND BINDERS WITH FREIGHT WAS ONLY $200.00 BUT IT IS THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH.

 

HOOKS

 

SEPT 22 2014

 

IT WAS A NICE DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" AND THE SUN SET SURE WAS NICE BUT IT MADE MY PICTURES LOOK FUNNY. HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE "SCREAMING FORD" WITH THE WEIGHT BOX ON AND THE PULLEY ON A STICK JUST JIMMIE RIGGED TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE WHEN FINISHED.

 

ICE ROAD TRUCKERS HAS RELEASED A 3 MINUTE VIDEO OF RICOCHET HILL, CLICK ON TO ENJOY.

 

 

BOX

 

SEPT 21 2014

 

I HAD A REALLY GOOD DAY ON BUILDING THE "A" FRAME AND CRADLE TO MAKE THE "SCREAMING FORD" IN TO A TOW TRUCK. BY 9PM I WAS DONE SPLASHING A LITTLE PAINT AROUND.

 

TOW

 

SEPT 20 2014

 

ONE THING I HATE THE MOST IS GRINDING STEEL SO I LEARNED A LONG TIME AGO TO USE THE CUTTING TORCH PROPERLY. I CUT MY PLATES OUT FOR THE TOW TRUCK ASSEMBLY FREE HAND.

 

PLATES

 

THERE IS NO SLAG TO GRIND OFF PLUS THE HOLE IS NICE AND TIGHT WHICH WILL MAKE FOR EASY WELDING. NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE CAN CUT ROUND HOLES TIGHT, LOL.

 

TIGHT

 

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