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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

THANSK

CHANGES MADE

KING TODAY DIAL UP PAGE -- AUG 02 2016

 

WINTER ROAD -- AXLE REMOVAL -- FEB 01 2016

 

CURSE of REVERSE UPDATES -- JAN 30 2016

 

WINTER ROAD -- WHEEL HUB REPAIRS -- JAN 30 2016

 

PLOWING ANOTHER CAT TRAIN TRAIL -- JAN 15 2016

 

BUILDING MY WINTER ROAD - - DEC 31 2015

 

PART 2 OF BUILDING MY WINTER ROAD -- JAN 03 2016

 

FLOODING MY WINTER ROAD -- JAN 05 2016

 

FLOOD TESTING MY WINTER ROAD -- JAN 07 2016

 

NEW PRICES BECAUSE OF SHIPPING COSTS ON THE BOOKS

 

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     

 

AUG 02 2016

 

IT WAS AN ALL DAY JOB TO MOUNT THE WINCH ON THE FRONT OF THIS TRAILER BECAUSE OF THE RAINS. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN LESS THEN AN HOUR IF IT WAS NICE AND SUNNY, LOL.

 

LOADED

 

AUG 01 2016

 

IT WAS A GOOD LONG WEEKEND RELAXING AND WORKING ON THE D6 CATS. NOW I JUST HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE MONEY TREE TO BLOSSOM TO BUY A FEW MORE PARTS AND THESE CATS CAN GO TO WORK.

 

LINE UP

JULY 31 2016

 

BETWEEN THE RAINS I WORKED ON BOTH D6 CATS TO DO SOME FINISHING TOUCHES.

 

D6 S

 

JULY 30 2016

 

IT WAS A QUICK TRIP TO BRING THE MINI TOON BARGE BACK TO THE KINGDOM FOR SOME UPGRADES.

 

BARGE

JULY 29 2016

 

THE CAT WAS UNDER WATER FOR 3 YEARS AND THEN I HAVE OWNED IT FOR 13 YEARS AND OF COURSE IT WILL LEAK WHEN I PUT OIL BACK IN IT FOR THE FIRST TIME, LOL. JUST A BLOWN OUT SEAL THAT NEED TO BE REPLACED.

 

LEAK

 

JULY 28 2016

 

I HAD TO DO SOME OVERHEAD WELDING ON THE D6 9U CAT KNON AS THE "BISMARK".

 

D6

 

JULY 27 2016

 

THE NEW WINCH ARRIVED FOR THE 39 CHEVY AND OF COURSE I HAD TO TEST IT OUT BY LIFTING MORE THEN IT IS RATED FOR, LOL.

 

WINCH

JULY 26 2016

 

I DECIDED TO HAVE A NICE RELAXING DAY BY WORKING ON THE WIDE PAD CAT. NEVER REALIZED HOW WIDE THE PADS WERE UNTIL YOU START CLIMBING OVER THEM TO WORK ON IT.

 

BIGFOOT

JULY 25 2016

 

THE LAST OF THE NEW PARTS ARRIVED FOR THE 86 DODGE TRUCK. I'LL BE ABLE TO GET ANOTHER 10 YEARS OF DRIVING WITH ALL THESE NEW PARTS, LOL.

 

PARTS

JULY 24 2016

 

I STOCKED UP ON POP WHEN I DID THE SOUTHERN TRIP OVER THE SO-CALLED ROAD BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1/2 PRICE CHEAPER.

 

POP

 

JULY 23 2016

 

BETWEEN THE RAINS I WAS IN THE SHOP ASSEMBLING THE PARTS FOR THE "SCREAMING FORD". OWNING SOMETHING "OBSOLETE" MEANS WAITING A LONG TIME FOR THE PARTS TO ARRIVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD.

 

PART

JULY 22 2016

 

I RECIEVED SOME NICE READING MATERIAL IN THE MAIL TODAY. LOTS OF GOOD INFO IN THE FANCY MAGAZINES AND THANK YOU LARRY FOR SENDING THEM TO THE "KINGDOM".

 

MAGAZINE

 

JULY 21 2016

 

THE RAINY SEASON HAS STARTED EARLY THIS YEAR BY 2 MONTHS AND OF COURSE THE ELECTRIC WINDOW ON THE PINK CREW CAB WOULD NOT GO UP. JUST ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH THE ELECTRICAL ON THIS NEW STYLE TRUCK. BUT MY 1939 CHEVY WHICH 77 YEARS OLD, I NEVER HAVE PROBLEMS CRANKING THE WINDOW UP OR DOWN. PLUS ANOTHER 77 YEARS FROM NOW THE WINDOW WILL STILL WORK UP AND DOWN, LOL.

 

PINK

 

 

JULY 20 2016

 

THE PINK CREW CAB WAS FIXED AT THE CHEVY DEALER WITH THE COMPUTERS TALKING TO EACH OTHER NOW. THE TRANSMISSION IS NO LONGER STUCK IN 3 GEAR. OH WELL THE TOTAL COST WAS JUST UNDER $2000.00, LOL.

 

PINK

 

JULY 19 2016

 

TO BE ABLE TO LOAD UP THE PARTS FROM THE BEECH 18 I SALVAGED, I WHIPPED UP A SET OF "GIN POLES" FOR THE 39 CHEVY. TALK ABOUT OLD SCHOOL BUT IT WORKS, LOL.

 

GIN

JULY 18 2016

 

JUST A QUICK PICTURE FROM BACK ON JUNE 22 2016 WHEN WE WERE OUT SEARCHING FOR AIRPLANES ON REINDEER LAKE. ALSO NOTE THERE IS NO FISHING RODS IN THE BOAT, LOL.

 

KoO

JULY 17 2016

 

THE 39 CHEVY HAD NO PROBLEM HAULING THE BIG BOAT HOME SINCE THE PINK CREW CAB DIED DUE TO COMPUTER CODES.

 

CHEVY

JULY 16 2016

 

IT WAS A RELAXING SATURDAY EVENING IN KINOOSAO WATCHING THE FISHERMEN COMING IN WITH THE FIRST FISH OF THE 2016 SEASON.

 

KINOOSAO

 

JULY 15 2016

 

JUST A QUICK UPDATE THAT ALL ELECTTRONIC EQUIPMENT IN THE "KINGDOM" HAS BEEN ACTING UP. BOTH COMPUTERS ARE ACTING FUNNY AND I'M PAYING FOR HIGH SPEED INTERNET WHICH IS NOT HIGH SPEED. INFACT IT IS WORSE THEN DIAL UP SPEED. THE TCM COMPUTER ON THE TRANSMISSION WENT ON THE PINK CREW CAB SO I'M DRIVING MY 86 DODGE AND THE 1939 CHEVY TRUCKS. SO I'M RIGHT BACK TO WHERE I STARTED 15 YEARS AGO WITH MY VEHICLES, LOL.

WE DID FIND OUT THAT THE FISH FINDER WAS WRONG AND THERE IS NO OTHER PLANES IN THE BAY OF KINOOSAO. NOW WE JUST HAVE TO FIND THE CORRECT BEECH 18.

 

39

 

JULY 04 2016

 

JUST A QUICK PICTURE TO SHOW THE WRONG PLANE I SALVAGED BY THE CALL NUMBERS. THIS PLANE WAS STILL FLYING UNTIL 1972 WHEN IT DID A WHEELS UP LANDING ON THE KINOOSAO AIR STRIP.

 

WING

 

JULY 03 2016

 

WE WENT UP AND RECOVERED A BEECH 18 THAT HAD BEEN IN THE LAKE FOR 46 YEARS ONLY TO FIND OUT I RECOVERED THE WRONG ONE. OH WELL WILL HEAD BACK AND GET THE RIGHT NEXT TIME, LOL.

 

BARGE

 

BEACH

 

JUNE 30 2016

 

i had to make a service call to change a flat tire and of course the computer on the pink crew cab's transmission coded. the truck went in to limp mode and i returned to the Kingdom. i tossed all my tools in the 86 dodge and headed out to change the tire. i did not let fear and common sense hold me back, lol. thansk

 

falt tire

 

JUNE 29 2016

 

SORRY FOR THE DELAY BUT I HAD MY MAIN COMPUTER DIE A VERY QUICK DEATH DUE TO A VIRUS. OH WELL I HAD 10 YEARS USE ON THE COMPUTER AND THE "XP PROGRAM" SERVED ME WELL.

WE DID A LITTLE PLANE RECOVERY THE OTHER DAY. ON THE LEFT IS THE MINI TOON BARGE ON THE SURFACE OF THE WATER AND THE PLANE IS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE.

 

AIRPLANE

 

JUNE 13 2016

 

ON SUNDAY I GOT RAINED OUT ON REPAIRING THE PINK CREW CAB. ALL THE PLASTIC ON THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE IS ALL SHOOK APART AND BROKEN, NO WONDER I DUCT TAPED THE HEAD LIGHTS IN. THEY DON'T MAKE THEM LIKE THEY USED TO.

 

PINK

JUNE 12 2016

 

ALL THE PARTS CAME FOR THE PINK CREW CAB AND I RIPPED IT APART. THE WINTER ROADS AND THE SO-CALLED ROAD IS VERY HARD ON THE TRUCK AND IT WAS TIME TO DO SOME MAJOR REPAIRS. IT IS ONLY MONEY THAT I KEEP PUTTING IN TO THE TRUCK BUT I DON'T WANT A NEW ONE BECAUSE THEY ARE JUNK, LOL.

 

PINK

 

SOME OF THESE PARTS ARE ONLY 6 MONTHS OLD AND WORN OUT WHICH IS NORMAL FOR THE ROADS UP HERE.

 

PARTS

 

JUNE 11 2016

 

THE BOAT TRAILER IS ALMOST COMPLETE AND WAITING FOR PARTS WHICH IS NORMAL, LOL.

 

COMPLETE

JUNE 10 2016

 

YESTERDAY AND TODAY'S PROJECT WILL BE PREFORMING MAGIC ON THIS BOAT TRAILER. IT IS TURNING OUT TO BE A BIG JOB BUT IT WILL BE FIXED CORRECTLY SO IT CAME MAKE T SOUTH OVER THE SO-CALLED ROAD.

 

BOAT

JUNE 09 2016

 

IT WAS NOT A BIG JOB TO WHIP OFF THE 5TH WHEEL SO IT CAN BE REBUILD AND EVERYTHING UNDERNEATH OF IT CAN BE REPLACED TOO.

 

5TH

 

JUNE 08 2016

 

WITH A DAY OF RAIN IT WAS NICE TO WORK IN THE LITTLE SHOP CLEANING UP THE PARTS FOR THE SCREAMING FORD. EVERYTHING IS CLEANED AND READY FOR WHEN THE NEW PARTS ARRIVE.

 

CLEAN

 

ORGANIZED

 

JUNE 07 2016

 

YESTERDAY WAS A RELAXING DAY WITH GETTING THE BRAKE DRUMS AND HUBS FOR THE "SCREAMING FORD" RIPPED APART AND ORDERED FROM THE SOUTH. THE PRICES HAVE TRIPLE IN 22 YEARS SINCE I LAST DID THE BRAKES ON THE TRUCK BUT THE CHARGE OUT RATE FOR THE TRUCK HAS NOT CHANGED. OH MY IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

 

HUBS

JUNE 06 2016

 

IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO TODAY WHEN I ARRIVED IN LYNN LAKE AND I WAS ONLY STAYING 2 YEARS. THE "SCREAMING FORD" WAS BEING USED AS A YARD TRUCK TO PRELOAD TRAILERS OF SCRAP METAL. THINGS SURE HAVE CHANGED IN THE 20 YEARS. THANSK

 

20

JUNE 04 2016

 

IT ONLY TOOK 12 HOURS TO RIP THE SCREAMING FORD APART THEN IT HAS TAKEN 16 HOURS TO MAKE A PARTS LIST. ALL NUMBERS HAVE TO BE DOUBLE CHECKED AND MEASURMENTS TAKENS SO THE RIGHT PARTS ARE SHIPPED FROM THE SOUTH. IT IS LOTS OF SEARCHING ON THE INTERNET BUT THE TRUCK IS 42 YEARS OLD. PLUS I DID GET TO DO A TOW CALL ON A BROKEN BOAT TRAILER.

 

TOW

 

JUNE 03 2016

 

WITH A NEW EXHAUST SYSTEM AND FRONT SPRINGS NOW IT WAS TIME TO DO THE BACK BRAKES BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN 22 YEARS SINCE I DID THEM THE LAST TIME.

 

BRAKES

 

JUNE 02 2016

 

IT SURE IS NICE HAVING MY DAUGHTER XENA BACK FROM THE SOUTH. NOW I HAVE STAFF TO HELP LIFT THE 148LBS FRONT SPRINGS IN TO PLACE.

 

HELP

JUNE 01 2016

 

IT TOOK 3 DAYS TO DO THE COMPLETE EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR THE "SCREAMING FORD". BUT IT WAS DONE RIGHT AND WILL LAST ANOTHER 25 YEARS. NOW IT IS TIME TO UP GRADE THE FRONT SPRINGS WHICH WILL BE A FUN JOB, LOL.

 

SPRINGS

MAY 31 2016

 

I SPLASHED A LITTLE PAINT BETWEEN THE RAINS AND THE NEW MUFFLER LOOKS GOOD ON THE "SCREAMING FORD".

 

MUFFLER

MAY 30 2016

 

IT WAS A NICE ENJOYABLE DAY IN THE DRIZZLE OF RAIN TO WORK ON THE NEW EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR THE "SCREAMING FORD". I SHOULD HAVE UP GRADED THE EXHAUST 5 YEARS AGO BUT I'M GETTING IT DONE THIS WEEK.

 

MUFFLER

 

MAY 29 2016

 

WITH MY DAUGHTER BACK FROM THE SOUTH IT WAS NOW TIME TO GET BACK TO WORK NOW THAT I HAVE STAFF. TODAY IN THE RAIN WE TOOK THE BOAT OUT AND HAD FUN LAUNCHING THE BOAT DUE TO LACK OF WATER. ONCE IN THE WATER WE DID A FEW TEST RUNS WITH THE SECRET INSTRUMENT. MORE ON THIS LATER BECAUSE OF THE "HOLLYWOOD GODS".

 

BOAT

 

FINDER

MAY 28 2016

 

A FEW WEEKS AGO I GAVE XENA'S DOG A RIDE TO THE "KINGDOM" TO HAVE A FUN DAY WITH MY GUARD DOGS. WELL THE DOG WAS SO HAPPY TO ARRIVE FOR A FUN DAY SHE JUMPED OUT THE WINDOW AND BROKE THE MIRROR. THIS IS NO PROBLEM BECAUSE THE DOG DID NOT GET HURT WITH THE BROKEN GLASS AND IT IS ONLY A MIRROR. THEN I FIND OUT THE MIRROR IS $559.95 PLUS TAXES AND ONLY AT THE DEALER WITH 14 DAYS SHIPPING BECAUSE IT HAS A TURN SIGNAL LIGHT IN THE MIRROR. I CAN'T EVEN GET A REPLACMENT MIRROR CUT BECAUSE OF THE CURVE AND HAD A FEW PLACES TRY. NEXT I ORDERED FROM THE USA AND THE MIRROR WAS $194.67 PLUS TAXES, EXCHANGE, SHIPPING AND DUTY. THEN MIRROR WAS IN THE "KINGDOM" IN LESS THEN 7 DAYS AND THANSK TO GOOGLE I HAD IT INSTALLED IN UNDER AN HOUR. ONCE AGAIN THE INTERNET SAVED ME A LOT OF MONEY.

 

MIRROR

 

BROKEN

MAY 26-27 2016

 

I GOT A CALL AND WITHIN 22 MINUTES I WAS OUT THE DOOR FOR A 20 HOUR NON STOP ROUND TRIP TO THE SOUTH AND BACK. I GOT VERY LUCKLY WITH HAVING A FLAT TIRE ONLY 100KMS AWAY FROM THE "KINGDOM" ON THE WAY BACK AT 5:12AM IN THE MORNING. IT WAS TRYING TO SNOW AS WE CHANGED THE TIRE WHICH WAS A LOT BETTER THEN HOT HEAT AND LOTS OF BUGS, LOL.

 

SOUTH

 

FLAT

 

MAY 25 2016

I WAS WORKING IN THE YARD AND DID NOTHING EXCITING BUT HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE "SCREAMING FORD" ON THE FUN CAMERAS, LOL.

FORD

MAY 24 2016

I BOUGHT THIS TRAILER A FEW YEARS AGO TO RE-DESIGN IT TO HAUL MY SLEIGHS. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THE RE-DESIGN IS TAKING A LOT LONGER THEN I THOUGHT BUT IT IS BEING DONE CORRECTLY. YESTERDAY I RIPPED OUT ALL THE AIR HOSES AND VALVES TO REPLACE THEM WITH WINTER RATED HOSES AND COMMON VALVES. THIS UP GRADE IS ONLY A $1500.00 TOUCH BUT IT WILL SAVE ME TIME IN THE FUTURE AT -40C TRYING TO GET THE BRAKES TO RELEASE.

HOSES

pile

MAY 23 2016

THIS IS THE FIRST MAY LONG WEEKEND IN YEARS THAT WE DID NOT GET 6" OF WET SNOW BUT WE GOT 2 DAYS OF RAIN. I SENT THOSE DAYS INSIDE MY LITTLE SHOP GETTING ORGANIZED. MY YEARLY SUPPLY ORDER FROM THE SOUTH ARRIVED WITH MY YELLOW BINS. IN THE COURSE OF 4 YEARS I HAVE GOTTEN THE SHOP ORGANIZED WHERE I CAN FIND THINGS RIGHT AWAY.

BINS

MAY 22 2016

AFTER 25 YEARS OF OWNING MY 922 LOADER, I DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO FIX THE FROG ON THE BUCKET.

FROG

IT WAS GREAT FUN TORCHING OFF THE OLD FROG BECAUSE SOME ONE DECIDED TO DO THE WELDING ON THE BUCKET WITH STAINLESS STEEL RODS. YOU CAN'T GRIND OR TORCH THE "SS" RODS OFF ONLY MELT IT AWAY.

TORCHING

MAY 21 2016

LAST NIGHT IT WAS FRESH FISH IN THE "KINGDOM" FOR SUPPER. ALSO NOTE THAT IS NOT MY BEER IN THE PICTURE BECAUSE IT WILL BE 5 YEARS THIS JUNE SINCE I HAVE TOUCHED BOOZE. AFTER THE INCIDENT I HAD TO GIVE UP DRINKING PROFFESSIONALY, BUT I STILL WELD FOR BEER, LOL.

MORE FISH

MAY 20 2016

I NEED WORK SHIRTS BUT WAS NOT GOING TO PAY TOP DOLLAR AT THE STORES. I FIGURED I WOULD ORDER SOME IN WITH THE KoO ON THEM TO SEE HOW THEY TURNED OUT. WELL THEY TURNED OUT REALLY GOOD AND I NOW HAVE ENOUGH SHIRTS TO LAST MORE THEN A WEEK, LOL.

SHIRTS

MY FIRST SELFIE IN THE BATHROOM, LOL.

SELFIE

MAY 19 2016

YESTERDAY I SPENT MY BIRTHDAY ON A ROAD TRIP THAT WAS A SURPRISE. I GOT THE CALL THE NIGHT BEFORE TO DELIVER THE WELDED UP BUCKET BACK TO RUTTAN MINE. THEN HAUL A ROCK TRUCK TIRE TO THOMPSON FOR A QUICK REPAIR. MY DAY STARTED AT 4:30AM TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING GOT COMPLETED. THE GUYS AT THE TIRE SHOP WORKED THROUGH COFFEE TO GET THE TIRE FIXED SO I COULD DELIVER BACK IN TIME FOR DAY SHIFT TO PUT THE TIRE BACK ON FOR THE ROCK TRUCK TO BE USED ON NIGHT SHIFT. IT WAS A RUSH AND RUSH DAY BUT I ALSO GOT $3500.00 IN MY SUPPLIES PICKED UP TOO. WHEN I ARRIVED BACK IN THE "KINGDOM" AT 8:30PM, I STILL HAD AN HOUR TO UNLOAD AND PUT THINGS AWAY. TO MAKE THINGS EVEN MORE FUN, THE TEMPERATURE ROSE TO +29C WHICH IS A HOT DAY FOR US. I WAS DRAGGING MY ASS IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY FOR SOME REASON BECAUSE I'M NOT USED TO THE HOT WEATHER, LOL.

BUCKET

TIRE

MAY 18 2016

I HAD THE FIRST SHED FILLED AFTER LUNCH THEN IT WAS MOVE EVERYTHING TO THE SECOND SHED AND START FILLING IT. OH THE FUN FIREWOOD IS, LOL.

SHED

MAY 17 2016

IT TOOK 2 DAYS BUT I GOT THE FIREWOOD PILE ALL CLEANED UP AND LOOKING BETTER.

CLEAN

AFTER WORKING LATE I WAS ABLE TO ENJOY A NICE FISH FRY WHICH WAS VERY TASTEY.

FISH

MAY 16 2016

I HAD A NICE RELAXING SUNDAY CUTTING UP FIRE WOOD THAT I DID NOT BURN LAST WINTER BECAUSE IT WAS A WARM WINTER. IT WAS A GOOD DAY WITH ONLY DESTORYING 2 SKILL SAW BLADES BY HITTING HIDDEN NAILS IN THE PALLETS, LOL.

CUTING

MAY 15 2016

IT WAS A NICE DAY TO HIDE IN MY LITTLE SHOP AND BURN RODS TO FINISH THE BUCKET BECAUSE OF THE COLD WET WEATHER.

INSIDE

IT ONLY TOOK 75LBS OF HARD SURFACING RODS WHICH IS JUST UNDER $2500.00 INCLUDING FEES, TAXES AND SHIPPING BUT THE BUCKET WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER IN THE ROCKS.

DONE

MAY 14 2016

YESTERDAY WAS FRIDAY THE 13th AND I JUST SKIPPED A DAY IN UPDATING THE WEBSITE. THERE IS NO 13th CHAPTER IN MY BOOKS SO THERE IS NO FRIDAY THE 13th. I HAD TO WORK YESTERDAY BECAUSE I TOOK THE DAY BEFORE OFF BECAUSE IT WAS A SNOW DAY. SO ON FRIDAY THE 13th I DID NOT DO MUCH INCASE THINGS WENT WRONG BUT I DID WELD THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BUCKET. I WAS ABLE TO GET MY LINES TO LOOK GOOD AND MATCH THE OTHER SIDE THANSK TO PRINTING A PICTURE, LOL.

bucket

lines

MAY 12 2016

IT WAS A SNOW DAY YESTERDAY WHICH IS NORMAL IN THE GREAT "WHITE" NORTH FOR THE MONTH OF MAY. I DID NOT DO MUCH EXCEPT FOR A LOT OF SLEEPING. HERE IS ANOTHER PICTURE OF THE POOR CHEVY TRUCK GETTING DRAGGED BACK UP ON THE ROAD LAST MONDAY NIGHT.

CHEVY

MAY 11 2016

A SIGN OF A TRUE CRAFTSMAN IS WHEN THE LINES ON THE HARD SURFACING WELDS ALL LINE UP LIKE A HARDWOOD FLOORING.

SURFACE

WHILE I WAS IN THE SHOP WELDING AWAY IT WAS SNOWING OUTSIDE WHICH IS NORMAL FOR MAY, LOL.

SNOW

MAY 10 2016

YESTERDAY WAS A LITTLE TOO CHILLY FOR STANDING AROUND HARD SURFACE WELDING ON THE BIG BUCKET. AFTER LUNCH I PUT THE BUCKET IN MY LITTLE SHOP SO I COULD BE WARM WHILE WELDING.

WELDING

INSIDE

MAY 09 2016

I GOT THE CALL AT 3PM TO DO A LITTLE WINCH RECOVERY. BY 4PM I HAD THE WEIGHT BOX ON THE BACK OF THE "SCREAMING FORD" TO MAKE THE TRUCK A HEAVY RECOVERY UNIT.

WEIGHT BOX

I THEN TRAVEL AN HOUR TO WHERE THE VEHICLE IS OVER THE STEEP ENBANKMENT. NO WONDER THEY WERE CALLING ME.

OVER

THE 100 FEET OF WINCH CABLE WAS JUST ENOUGH TO HOOK UP AND START DRAGGING THE DAMAGE VEHICLE BACK UP TO THE ROAD. THE 8v71 DETROIT GAVE A COUPLE OF GRUNTS WHEN THE VEHICLE HOOKED A BIG ROCK WHICH SHOWED LITTLE RESISTANCE FOR SOME REASON.

DRAG

FOR SOME REASON THE VEHICLE WAS DAMGAED ENOUGH THAT IS WAS JUST BEING DRAGGED INSTEAD OF ROLLING. OH WELL, THE WICKED WINCH HANDLED IT NO PROBLEM.

RUTS

NEXT I HAD TO SHOVEL THE RUTS SMOOTH UNTIL THE SHOVEL OVER HEATED AND NEEDED TO BE COOLED DOWN.

SHOVEL

MAY 08 2016

i worked late saturday night to finish welding the big bucket and the welds turned out really nice. i then took sunday off and relaxed which was nice too. thansk

bucket

magic

MAY 06 2016

YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW BIG THE BUCKET IS UNTILL YOU TRY MOVING IT AROUND WITH MY OBSOLETE EQUIPMENT BUT I GOT IT DONE.

BUCKET

MAY 05 2016

TODAY I HAD TO GO AND PICK UP A BACK HOE BUCKET THAT NEEDS TO BE WELDED BUT I HAD TO UNLOAD THE LITTLE CAR FROM SATURDAY'S RECOVERY. IT DID NOT TAKE LONG TO UNLOAD THE LITTLE CAR WHEN YOU HAVE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT.

LITTLE

BUCKET

MAY 04 2016

IT WAS ANOTHER DAY ON THE QUADS HAVING FUN. IT WILL NOT BE LONG AND ALL THE ICE WILL BE GONE ON THE SMALL LAKES. THIS WHERE A FELLOW FROM AUSTRALIA MADE THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO ON THE D6 9U KNOWN AS "THE HOOD" WHEN WE HAD A WINTER ROAD ACROSS THIS LAKE.

 

FRANCES LAKE

MAY 03 2016

WE USED THE QUADS TO RECOVER 2 BROKEN SKI-DOOS DOWN A STEEP BANK ON THE TRACK BED. THE QUADS HAD NO PROBLEM WINCHING THE MACHINES UP AND ON TO THE TRAILER. IT WAS ONLY AN 8KM RIDE TO DELIVER THE MACHINES TO THE FRONT YARD OF THE OWNERS HOUSE. THIS KEPT US BUSY FOR THE AFTERNOON.

T1

T2

MAY 02 2016

IT WAS AN EASY DAY YESTERDAY DRIVING THE LOADER FIXING A FEW BAD SPOTS ON THE TRACK BED. THIS POT HOLE TOOK A COUPLE OF BUCKETS OF GRAVEL TO FIX, LOL.

POTHOLE

MAY 01 2016

I HAD A RELAXING DAY IN THE HEAT OF +16C TO WASH THE QUADS. PLUS THAT IS ABOUT ALL I GOT DONE, LOL.

WASHING

APRIL 30 2016

I GOT THE CALL TO RECOVER A STOLEN CAR THAT ENDED IN A ROLL OVER ACCIDENT. OF COURSE THIS IS THE GREAT WHITE NORTH AND THE CAR IS DOWN AN ENBANKMENT. FOR SOME REASON THESE CARS NEVER ROLL ON FLAT GROUND FOR AN EASY RECOVERY.

ROLLED

I HAD NO PROBLEMS DRAGGING THIS LITTLE CAR UP AND ON TO THE ROAD WITH THE 13,000LBS ELECTRIC WINCH ON THE NEW TANDEM TRAILER. FOR SOME REASON THE LITTLE CAR DID NOT LIKE GETTING DRAGGED OVER THE BIG ROCKS SO MORE DAMAGE WAS DONE BUT THE CAR IS A RIGHT OFF BEFORE I TOUCHED IT.

LOADING

IT WAS NICE TO SEE MY FIRST BOOK INSIDE THE CAR WHICH IS READING MATERIAL FOR WHEN THE CAR BREAKS DOWN ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD I GUESS, LOL.

BOOK

APRIL 29 2016

new front springs for the Screaming Ford, these are rated 1000lbs more then the orginal springs that i have been puting in the truck for the last 25 years. thansk

springs

APRIL 28 2016

i ordered in the new exhaust system and front spring for the Screaming Ford which took almost a month to get due to the parts being obsolete for some reason. we traveled over the so-called road to pick up other supplies and the shippment of parts. this is the first time i have stopped to see the plane on a stick in thompson. thansk

plane

APRIL 27 2016

the other day we went to load up the tire drag and i got my "staff" to bring the quad along to assist in the loading. i'm glad i did because on the last tow call i did not pay attention to how the winch cable was winding up on the spool. the cable got all jammed up and we had to use the quad to pull out the cable. everything worked out good due to a little planning. the tire drag was easy to load without any dramas. thansk

trailer

2

APRIL 26 2016

we did a little road trip yesterday to leaf rapids and back. it is hard to believe that the steel bridge runs north and south because when you drive over it you think you are traveling east to west. next we came across a truck that slid off the road in the last big snow fall we had. it will be great fun dragging this truck back up to the road and the rocks will do lots of damage. thansk

bridge

truck

APRIL 24 2016

today it was a work day on the quads which means getting paid to have fun. the bush still has lots of snow but the quads could just make it through. then we were on the track bed checking things out and the local river is too low for this time of year with spring run off. if it gets any lower the fish will be walking, lol. thansk

bush

work

APRIL 23 2016

IT WAS A FUNDAY YESTERDAY WITH AN AIRPLANE FLYING IN WITH THE DRIVER FOR THE BOMBARDIER.

PLANE

NEXT I GET TO DELIVER THE DRIVER AND THE MACHINE 30 MILES FROM THE "KINGDOM" TO THE START OF THE BUSH TRAIL TO THE LODGE. THE AIRPLANE WILL ASSIST THE BOMBARDIER ON GETTING TO THE LODGE SINCE THE DRIVER HAS NEVER BEEN UP HERE AT ALL.

FUN

APRIL 22 2016

I GOT A PHONE CALL IN THE MORNING TO RUN TO THOMPAON TO PICK UP A BOMBADIER THAT WAS BEING HAULED TO NORTH. THE WHEEL FELL OFF THE TRAILER BECAUSE OF THE ROUGH ROADS AND OF COURSE THE DAMAGE WAS BEYOUND REPAIR. IT WAS A 12 HOUR ROUND TRIP AND THE SO-CALLED ROAD WAS IN GOOD SHAPE SO NO DRAMA FOR US.

TOW

APRIL 21 2016

here is an excellent picture of the Screaming Ford as we head home from the 1100kms in 3 days road trip. oh the fun we had and to think back on how crazy we were to do things for money, lol. thansk

ford

APRIL 20 2016

THE SIGN SAY 245KM FROM THE "KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD" WHICH MEAN WE WERE 303 KMS FROM THE "KINGDOM" PLUS WE HAD 100KM TO GO TO GET TO TADOULE LAKE. THAT IS WHEN YOU KNOW YOU ARE AT THE END OF THE WORLD AND NOBODY IS COMING TO GET YOU IF YOU FAIL. THE 1100KMS IN 3DAYS WE TRAVELLED WAS ONE OF THE TOUGHEST THINGS WE HAVE EVER DONE BACK IN APRIL 2014.

snow

APRIL 19 2016

2 years ago we did one of the toughest adventures i have every done. we left the Kingdom to run the last of the loads in to the remote communities and the rates were triple so it was worth the risk. we could not get a film crew or any one to join us because it was too dangerous. we just thought is was a normal road trip to get lots of photos and have fun. from april 19-21 2014 we did 1100kms from lynn lake to tadoule lake then over to lac brochet and back to the Kingdom. we made it look so smooth because we were prepared, the fellow writting the big cheque had tears rolling down his cheeks because he thought we would fail then he would pay nothing. my daughter was smiling big time because she drove the pink crew cab as a support vehicle and for the 3 days she got $1500.00. thansk

risk

APRIL 18 2016

WE WENT FROM 8" OF SNOW ON FRIDAY TO +16C ON MONDAYWHICH MEANS WE HAD TO TAKE THE QUADS OUT FOR FUN. OF COURSE I SLIDE OFF THE TRACK BED AND HAD TO USE THE WINCH TO GET THE MACHINE BACK ON THE TRACK BED. THE CAMERA DOES NOT SHOW HOW STEEP IT REALLY IS.

quad

APRIL 17 2016

WE HAD OUR FIRST WARM DAY YESTERDAY WITH A DAY TIME HIGH OF +12C AND A LOT OF SNOW MELTED. THE "SCREAMING FORD" LOOKS OUT OF PLACE WITH THE TIRE CHAINS STILL ON FROM WHEN WE HAD LOT OF SNOW. I PUT THE TIRE CHAINS ON IN OCTOBER AND TAKE THEM OFF IN APRIL BECAUSE WE HAVE SNOW FOR THAT LONG.

CHAINS

APRIL 15 2016

IT WAS GREAT FUN YESTERDAY PLOWING 8" OF WET SNOW WITH THE "KOMMUNIST KAT". IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THE CAT IS 68 YEARS OLD AND WORKING HARD.

PLOW

THE HARD PART WAS TRYING TO FIND THE ROAD TO PLOW DUE TO BEING SNOW BLIND.

SNOW

APRIL 14 2016

it was a fun day yesterday, i got to travel 200kms round trip through 8"of wet snow. once arriving i got to work on a semi trailer which i'm glad i took my $1200.00 torque wrench to make sure the wheels are tight, lol. thansk

snow

tighten

APRIL 13 2016

ONCE AGAIN WE ARE GETING MORE SNOW AND MORE SNOW.

more snow

APRIL 12 2016

it was a quick trip to thompson to pick up my books from the publisher and of course i loaded up on pallets and barrels for the Kingdom. thansk

book

book2

JAN 28 2016

 

a year ago today my co-star and coffee shop buddy past away. i don't go to the coffee shop any more because there is no one to chat with anymore. i thank his brother roy for the picture of gerry on the td-18 cat when we were filming. roy has more computer skills then me because i would have just taken a picture of the TV. thansk

 

td-18

 

NOV 11 2015

 

WE DID A LITTLE TANDEM PUSH PULL WITH THE 2 CATS TO MOVE THE BIG BOAT FROM THE SHORE LINE.

 

TANDEM

 

 

 

 

MARCH 16 2015

 

IT WAS A BUSY DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" WITH WINTER ROAD REPAIRS PLUS AN AIRPLANE ARRIVING.

 

ARRIVING

 

THE CARGO NETTING IS SO THE PLANE DOES NOT TRY AND FLY WHEN THE HELICOPTER IS CARRYING. I HAD THE EASY JOB OF UNHOOKING THE CABLE TO RELEASE THE PLANE, LOL.

 

NETTING

 

JAN 19 2015

 

I WAS VERY SURPRISED WHEN I RECIEVED A PACKAGE IN THE MAIL FROM NORTHERN IRELAND LAST WEEK. ALL I COULD SAY WAS WOW EH!!

 

GIFT

 

 

 

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