Google
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 -- APRIL 21 2014

 

WELDING THE D5 BLADE -- MARCH 25 2014

 

SALVAGING THE RAMP BOAT -- JULY 28 2013

GENSETS -- JULY 22 2013

 

DOUBLE OR NOTHING -- APRIL 20 2013

 

TRIPLE OR NOTHING -- APRIL 17 2013

 

TD-18 KNOWN AS BLAINE -- updated jan 24 2013

 

TD-18 KNOWN AS DUALLY -- updated jan 20 2013

1947 DODGE "LOWRIDER" CAR -- updated jan 08 2013

TD-6 TD-9 THERMOSTAT UPGRADE -- JAN 08 2013

XMAS DAY VIDEO OF 8 COLLECTABLES RUNNING (SHORT 33 SECOND VIDEO FOR DIAL UP FOLLOWERS ON PHOTOBUCKET)

CAT TRAIN VIDEO BOXING DAY 2012 (SHORT 48 SECOND VIDEO FOR DIAL UP FOLLOWERS ON PHOTOBUCKET)

THE BLACK FLEET ON WHEELS -- JAN 01 2013 MY WHEELED COLLECTABLES

1939 MAPLE LEAF TRUCK -- JAN 07 2013 FIRST NEW PAGE USING THE NEW PROGRAM

LINKS TO WHERE THE KING VISITS IN COMPUTER LAND -- MY FAVORITE PLACES -update jan 01 2013

CAT TRAIN NEWSLETTERS BOOK for sale here on the website

LIFE IN THE KINGDOM BOOK for sale here on the website     

 

APRIL 21 2014

 

WE JUST RETURNED FROM A 1100 km 3 DAY TRIP ON THE CLOSED WINTER ROAD. MORE TO COME ON THIS.

 

GROUP

 

OF COURSE THE "PINK CREW CAB" BROKE AS USUAL WHICH IS NOTHING NEW, LOL.

 

PINK

 

APRIL14 2014

 

I HAVE A BUSY DAY WORKING ON THE "SCREAMING FORD" PLUS TRYING TO FINISH THE D5 C-FRAME. I JUST KEEP FLIPPING THE C-FRAME OVER AND OVER TO WELD IT IN MY LITTLE SHOP.

 

UPSIDE

 

APRIL 13 2014

 

WHEN I TOOK THE HOOD OFF THE "SCREAMING FORD" I MARKED THE WIRES IN A WAY THAT A COLOUR BLIND FELLOW CAN HOOK THEM BACK UP. I TOOK A PICTURE BEFORE I UNHOOKED THE WIRES AND TODAY I PRINTED THE PICTURE SO I CAN SEE HOW TO HOOK THEM BACK UP.

 

PRINT

APRIL12 2014

 

FINALLY AFTER A FEW DAYS OF WORK I'M ABLE TO GET THE TRANSMISSION MOUNTED BACK ON THE 8V71 DETROIT ENGINE.

 

LOADER

 

IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF OVER KILL ON ALL THE CHAINS BUT I HAVE NOTHING SMALLER FOR SOME REASON.

 

CHAINS

 

APRIL11 2014

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 8 YEAR THE ORGINAL CABOOSE IS BACK ON ITS OWN SKIS AND MOVING.

 

CABOOSE

 

THE CABOOSE WAS EASY TO UNLOAD FROM THE "SLEIGH TABLE"WHICH IS NOT A WAGON OR A TRAILER. I CALL IT A SLEIGH "TABLE" BECAUSE I USE IT TO GET THE SKIS AND BUNKS ALL LINED UP STRAIGHT.

 

TABLE

 

APRIL10 2014

 

WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE PARTS TO ARRIVE FOR THE "SCREAMING FORD" WHICH SHOULD BE HERE LATER TODAY. WE RPIPED OUT THE ROTTEN FLOOR IN THE STEEL SIDE SLEIGH AND PUT DOWN A NEW FLOOR. THE OLD WOOD WILL GO IN THE WOOD STOVE AND HEAT THE SHOP FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.

 

NEW

 

APRIL 09 2014

 

IT WAS A NICE DAY TO LOAD UP A SLEIGH FOR SICKLE LAKE LODGE IN THE RAIN. THE ANDLE IRON WAS NICE AND SLIPPERY PLUS THE LOADER HAD A SLIGHT TRACTION PROBLEM.

 

LOADER

 

I WAS ABLE TO GET EVERYTHING ON THE SLEIGH WITHOUT HAVING IT ALL END UP ON THE GROUND.

 

LOADED

 

APRIL 08 2014

 

I HAD TO POP THE MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION OUT OF THE "SCREAMING FORD" TO WORK ON THE CLUTCH.

 

MOTOR

 

ONLY ONE DISC ON THE CLUTCH BROKE APART THIS TIME.

 

DISC

 

APRIL 07 2014

 

GETTING READY WITH THE CAT TRAIN TO DO A LITTLE TRIP TO SICKLE LAKE. IT HAS BEEN A FEW YEARS SINCE WE HAULED IN TO THIS LODGE BUT IT WILL BE FUN.

 

SLEIGH

 

APRIL 06 2014

 

I GOT CALLED OUT TO TRIM UP A SMALL ICE FIELD ON THE CLOSED WINTER BECAUSE VEHICLES WERE GETTING STUCK.

 

PINK

 

THE "KOMMUNIST KAT" HAD NO PROBLEM PUSHING BACK THE WET SNOW FOR BEING 67 YEARS OLD.

 

KK

 

APRIL 05 2014

 

IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT I DRAGGED THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" ON A 700 KM ROUND TRIP THEN REALISE THE CAT IS 73 YEARS OLD. IF IT WAS NOT FOR THE CAT WE WOULD NOT HAVE MADE IT ACROSS A FEW ICE FIELDS WITH FLOWING WATER.

 

CAT

 

THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" WAS ABLE TO SMOOTH OUT THE CREEK CROSSING AT KM 45 ICE FIELD. THE "SCREAMING FORD" HAD NO PROBLEM MAKING IT ACROSS.

 

FORD

 

APRIL 04 2014

 

WE HAVE ARRIVED BACK FROM OUR ANNUAL "DOUBLE OR NOTHING" TRIP TO LAC BROCHET WITH THE WINTER ROAD CLOSED. THE TRIP HAS BEEN RENAMED THE "UNLUCKY TOUR" DUE TO ALL THE MIS-ADVENTURES WE HAD. MORE TO COME ON THIS LATER BUT HERE IS A QUICK PICTURE OF THE "SCREAMING FORD" AS WE HEAD OUT.

 

FORD

 

THE CLOSED WINTER ROAD HAS SOME BAD ICE FIELDS SO I DECIDED TO TAKE THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" ALONG TO CLEAN UP THE ICE FIELDS SO THE TRUCKS CAN MAKE IT THROUGH. I THOUGHT NOTHING OF DRAGGING A 73 YEAR OLD CAT ALONG ON THIS TRIP BECAUSE I'M THE "KING OF OBSOLETE".

 

CAT

 

MARCH 31 2014

 

I KNEW I HAD BROKE A REAR SPRING ON THE WINTER ROAD A COUPLE A WEEKS AGO. IT ONLY TOOK A WEEK FOR THE PAYMENT TO SHOW UP ON MY CREDIT CARD SO I COULD WHACK THE THE CARD TO BUY THE SPRING. THEN JUST 4 DAYS FOR THE SPRING TO ARRIVE IN THE "KINGDOM". THIS WAS ONLY A 4 HOUR JOB THIS TIME BECAUSE I HAVE AIR JACKS AND AIR TOOLS. BACK IN 2006 WHEN I BROKE THE LAST BIG SPRING I ONLY HAD ONE JACK AND NO AIR TOOLS. SO IT TOOK A WHILE TO JACK UP THE TRUCK AND THEN TIGHTEN THE SPRING IN TO PLACE. THE HARD PART WAS GETTING THE 700LBS NEEDED TO TIGHTEN THE BIG BOLTS.

 

SPRING

 

ONLY 2 LEAFS OF THE SPRING WERE BROKEN.

 

2 LEAFS

 

MARCH 30 2014

 

THE WINTER ROAD IS OFFICALLY CLOSED WHICH MEANS IT IS NOW TIME FOR ME TO START HAULING. IT IS OUR ANNUAL "DOUBLE OR NOTHING" TRIP TO LAC BROCHET AND WE ARE HOPEING A FILM CREW WILL BE JOINING US. WHEN I CHECKED OVER THE BEAVER TAIL TRAILER I FOUND A CRACK IN THE FRAME SO A LITTLE WELDING HANDLED THAT PROBLEM.

 

 

BEAVER

 

WELD

 

MARCH 29 2014

 

IT TOOK A COUPLE OF HOURS TO GET THE CORNER FROG ON THE D5 BLADE BUILT UP TO WHERE IT IS SUPPOSE TO BE.

 

FROG

 

MARCH 28 2014

 

ALL THE WELDING IS DOWN ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE BLADE. NOW THE FROG WHERE THE CUTTING EDGES BOLT ON TO NEEDS TO BE WELDED UP. IT IS EASIER TO STAND THE BLADE UP TO WELD ON THE BOTTOM AND ONCE AGAIN THE WAGOIN COMES IN HANDY.

 

BLADE

 

MARCH 27 2014

 

WITH THE BOX OFF THE PINK CREW CAB AGAIN, IT WAS EASY TO CHANGE THE BROKEN SPRINGS, REAR WHEEL SEAL AND THE PINION SEAL. I LOVE THIS TRUCK, I LOVE THIS TRUCK, LOL.

 

PINK

 

MARCH 26 2014

 

I SPENT MOST OF THE DAY WORKING ON THE D5 BLADE AND AFTER SUPPER I POPPED THE BOX OFF THE "PINK CREW CAB". I LOVE THIS TRUCK BECAUSE IT IS ALWAYS BROKEN AND I JUST THROW MONEY AT IT LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW.

 

PINK

 

MARCH 25 2014

 

AFTER LUNCH I TOOK THE WAGON OUTSIDE WITH THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" TO DO A LITTLE AIR ARCING.

 

BLACK

 

THE AIR ARC SURE IS NICE FOR CHASING THE CRACKS IN THE BLADE.

 

AIR

 

AFTER SUPPER I DID SOME NICE WELDS WHERE I HAD AIR ARC OUT THE CRACK. TO SEE THE COMPLETE REAPAIRS TO THIS BLADE CLICK ON SHOP FLOOR TALK.

 

WELD

MARCH 24 2014

 

IT WAS A BUSY DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" BECAUSE I GOT A LOT DONE IN A SHORT TIME. AFTER WORKING ON THE "LINN TRACTOR FOR A COUPLE OF DAY I WAS ABLE TO TAKE IT OUT OF THE SHOP AND MAKE A SHORT VIDEO OF IT RUNNING.

 

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

linn

WITH THE LINN TRACTOR OUT OF THE SHOP I PUT THE BROKEN D5 BLADE ON A WAGOIN TO GET IT IN THE LITTLE SHOP.

 

D5

 

ONCE THE BLADE WARMS UP I CAN SEE HOW MUCH WELDING WILL BE REQUIRED TO FIX IT.

 

BLADE

 

MARCH 21 2014

 

I HAD TO INVEST IN NEW VALVES FOR MY AIR LINE BLASTER BECAUSE THE OLD VALVES WERE JUST WORN OUT.

 

BLASTER

 

MARCH 20 2014

 

MADE A TRIP TO THOMPSON FOR A LITTLE SHOPPING AFTER NOT BEING ABLE TO GO FOR 3 MONTHS DUE TO WINTER ROAD REPAIRS. ONCE AGAIN MORE PARTS FOR THE PINK CREW CAB BECAUSE IT IS ALWAYS BROKEN. I LOVE THIS TRUCK, I LOVE THIS TRUCK, I LOVE THIS TRUCK, LOL.

 

PINK

 

MARCH 19 2014

 

ONE OF THE JOYS OF LIVING IN AT THE END OF THE WORLD IS EVERYTHING TAKES TIME. AT THE END OF JANUARY I SENT THE CYLINDER HEAD FROM THE "CURSE OF REVERSE" OUT FOR A VALVE JOB. THE HEAD HAD BENT DECOMPRESSION VALVES AND I HAD TO FIND SOME IN THE SNOW BANK WHICH TOOK A WHILE. THE HEAD ARRIVED BACK IN THE "KINGDOM" TODAY WHICH MAKES IT 6 WEEKS. THE VALVE JOB DIDN'T TAKE LONG WHEN ALL THE PARTS ARRIVED BUT THE SHIPPING TOOK THE LONGEST NEXT TO FINDING VALVES IN THE SNOW.

 

HEAD

 

MARCH 17 2014

 

IT WAS SNOWING AND I HAD TO CHANGE A WATER PUMP ON THIS NEW STYLE TRUCK. I WAS ABLE TO GET THE TRUCK JUST ENOUGH INSIDE MY LITTLE SHOP SO I COULD WORK ON THE ENGINE. SOMEDAY I'LL GET MY NEW BIGGER SHOP FINISHED.

 

WATER

 

MARCH 16 2014

 

THE FILM CREW HAS LEFT AND WILL BE BACK LATER SO I CAN UPDATE MY WEBSITE. HERE IS A QUICK PICTURE OF THE "SCREAMING FORD" IN FRONT OF THE SHOP.

 

FORD

 

MARCH 13 2014

 

THE FILM CREW HAS ARRIVED TO DO A LITTLE FILMING WHICH MEANS I CAN'T TALK ABOUT WHAT WE ARE FILMING. I'LL UPDATE MY WEBSITE ONCE I HAVE RETURNED FROM A SHORT TRIP ON THE WINTER ROAD. THANSK

 

YUKON

 

MARCH 12 2014

 

WE HAD A LITTLE FUN YESTERDAY WITH THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" BY PLOWING A TRAIL TO A CABIN. IF I HAD KNOWN THE SNOW WAS THAT DEEP I WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE "KOMMUNIST KAT" WITH THE BIGGER VEE PLOW. OH WELL.

 

PINK

 

PLOWING

 

MARCH 11 2014

 

YESTERDAY I HAD TO TRAVEL UP THE WINTER ROAD AND DO A LITTLE WELDING. THE HITCH ON THE TRAILER FELL APART DUE TO THE LACK OF WELDS WHEN THE TRAILER WAS BUILD. OH WELL.

 

BROKEN

 

TOOLS

 

MARCH 09 2014

 

I WENT FOR A LITTLE SUNDAY DRIVE UP THE WINTER ROAD AND PICKED UP A BROKEN BLADE FOR A D5 CAT. THE TILT DECK ON THE "SCREAMING FORD" WORKED EXCELLENT.

 

TILT

 

THE 30,000LBS "WICKED WINCH" HAD NO PROBLEM DRAGGING THE BLADE.

 

WINCH

 

READY TO HEAD BACK TO THE "KINGDOM".

 

LOADED

 

MARCH 07 2014

 

I WAS ABLE TO GET THE LINN TRACTOR IN THE SHOP SO I CAN DO A FEW REPAIRS. I THINK I NEED TO FINISH MY BIG SHOP SO I CAN WORK ON THESE BIGGER PIECES OF EQUIPMENT, LOL.

 

LINN

 

MARCH 06 2014

 

I GOT MY SUPPLIES FROM THE SOUTH ONLY TO GET THE FLU AND I HATE BEING SICK. IT TOOK ME 2 DAYS WORKING WITH THE FLU TO FIX THE EXHAUST SYSTEM ON THE "SCREAMING FORD" BUT I DID IT, LOL.

 

SUPPLIES

 

FORD

 

MARCH 05 2014

 

YESTERDAY I HAD TO REMOVE THE WEIGHT BOX AND PUT THE TILT DECK ON THE "SCREAMING FORD".

 

WEIGHT

 

THE 922 LOADER MAKES IT EASY TO INTALL THE TILT DECK.

 

TILT

 

THE $1000.00 WORK LIGHT MAKES WORKING IN THE DARK EASY.

 

LIGHT

 

MARCH 04 2014

 

SORRY FOR NOT UPDATING THE WEBSITE BUT THE PUSH WAS ON TO FINISH UP THE LAST OF THE FUEL HAUL. WHEN THE TRUCKS ARE BUSY, I GET EVEN BUSIER DOING REPAIRS. BUT NOW I CAN RELAX AND START ORGANIZING THE "KINGDOM". HERE IS A QUICK PICTURE OF THE SPRINGS AND SUCH THAT ARE NOW SCRAP METAL. IT WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR THE TRUCKING COMPANY BECAUSE I ONLY CHANGED HALF AS MANY SPRINGS COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. I'M STILL PLEASED WITH THIS BECAUSE I DO THIS FOR FUN NOT FOR THE MONEY.

 

SCRAP

 

FEB 19 2014

 

WE HAD A BUSY WEEKEND WITH TRUCKS LINED UP FOR REPAIRS IN THE "KINGDOM".

 

LINE UP

 

BUT I WAS ABLE TO TAKE THE TD-18 KNOWN AS "BLAINE" OUT FOR A SPIN. EVEN MADE A QUICK 30 SECOND VIDEO TOO.

 

CLICK HERE

 

TD-18

 

DRAG

 

 

FEB 15 2014

 

IT HAS BEEN A BUSY WEEK WITH REPAIRS AND FREEZING MY BUM OFF AT -36C. ON FRIDAY NIGHT I GOT TO TRAVEL UP THE WINTER ROAD TO CHANGE A FLAT TIRE ON THIS FUEL TRUCK. OF COURSE ALL THE AIR TOOLS AND PROPANE HEATERS WOULD NOT WORK BECAUSE IT WAS SO COLD. I ENDED UP DO THE TIRE CHANGE WITH HAND TOOLS. OH WELL IT WARMED ME UP A BIT, LOL.

 

COLD

 

FEB 13 2014

 

ONCE AGAIN MY PINK CREW CAB IS BROKEN AGAIN. THE BRAND NEW AXLES HAVE LEAKED ALL THE GREASE OUT AND WILL FALL A PART VERY QUICKLY. I LOVE THIS TRUCK BECAUSE OF ALL THE MONEY I THROW AT IT AND NEVER GO ANY WHERE.

 

AXLE

 

FEB 12 2014

 

I HAVE BEEN BUSY IN THE "KINGDOM" WITH WINTER ROAD REPAIRS PLUS TRAVELING UP THE WINTER ROAD TO DO REPAIRS. THE PINK CREW CAB NEED MORE LIGHTS ON IT SO I CAN SEE AT NIGHT WHEN I'M WORKING ON THE BROKEN EQUIPMENT. LAST NIGHT I WHIPPED UP A LIGHT BAR OUT OF RECYCLED MATERIAL.

 

PINK

 

FEB 09 2014

 

IT WAS A NORMAL SUNDAY FOR ME WITH CHANGING SPRINGS ON THE WINTER ROAD TRAILERS.

 

SUNDAY

 

FEB 06 2014

 

IT TOOK A GOOD DAY TO RE-ASSEMBLE THE SEMI WHICH I REMOVED THE REAREND. I EVEN HAD TO USE MY 1939 CHEVY TO GET THE REAREND LINED UP.

 

REAREND

 

39

 

FEB 05 2014

 

IT HAS BEEN 2 DAYS NOW THAWING OUT FRED'S TRUCK BECAUSE I FORGOT ABOUT THE WATER HOSE. THE WATER HOSE OVER FILLED THE TANK THEN FILLED THE BOX OF THE TRUCK. ONE BIG ICE CUBE AND WILL TAKE A WHILE TO GET THE BOX CLEANED OUT.

 

ICE

 

 

FEB 04 2014

 

DID A LITTLE SERVICE CALL YESTERDAY IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY WHICH WAS -24C WITH A WIND CHILL OF -34C. I TARPED IN THE BROKEN SEMI AND USED MY TIGER TORCH FOR HEAT SO IT WAS NICE AND WARM FOR WORKING.

 

HEAT

 

FEB 03 2014

 

I HAVE BEEN REALLY BUSY WITH WINTER ROAD REPAIRS PLUS THE HIGH SPEED INTERNET IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH IS NOT HIGH SPEED. SOME DAYS THE INTERNET SPEED IS ALMOST AS BAD AS DIAL UP THEN I CAN'T UPDATE MY WEBSITE. AFTER WORKING IN THE DARK UP ON THE WINTER ROAD, I DECIDED TO BUY A $1000.00 WORK LIGHT FOR THE "SCREAMING FORD". IT SURE IS BRIGHT.

 

LIGHT

 

FEB 02 2014

 

JUST GOT BACK FROM A 3 DAY TRIP UP THE WINTER ROAD TO DO A RECOVERY MISSION. THE REAREND ON THE TRUCK HAD ALL THE SPRINGS BROKEN SO IT IS EASIER TO REMOVE THE REAREND THEN IT IS TO FIX.

 

REAR

 

FORD

 

WITH THE REAREND WINCHED UP ON THE BACK OF THE WEIGHT BOX, IT IS TIME TO HEAD HOME.

 

UP

 

THE SEMI UNIT CAN TRAVEL BACK TO THE "KINGDOM" AS A SINGLE AXLE TRUCK.

 

SINGLE

 

JAN 22 2014

 

LAST NIGHT WAS NO DIFFERENT BECAUSE I GOT TO TRAVEL UP THE WINTER ROAD TO WORK ON THIS BROKEN AXLE. WE HAD TO JACK IT UP HIGHER AND REMOVE THE TIRES THEN CHAIN THE AXLE UP TO THE FRAME. THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH MAGIC IN MY MAGIC WAND TO FIX THIS BROKEN AXLE SO THE TRAILER WILL GO SOUTH FOR A NEW AXLE.

 

AXLE

JAN 21 2014

 

THE WINTER ROAD SEASON STARTED 2 WEEKS EARLY THIS YEAR WHICH MEANS MORE WORK FOR ME. IT ALSO SEEMS THAT I GET TO WORK ALOT AT NIGHT CHANGING BROKEN SPRINGS.

 

SPRING

 

JAN 20 2014

 

I TOOK THE TD-18 KNOWN AS "BLAINE" OUT OF THE SHOP LAST NIGHT AND HERE IS A PICTURE OF HIM THIS MORNING AT -35C.

 

BLAINE

 

JAN 19 2014

 

LAST NIGHT AFTER I TAKING "BLAINE" OUT OF THE SHOP, I SHOVED THE TD-6 KNOWN AS THE "CURSE OF REVERSE" AND THE TD-9 KNOWN AS "BAD BUSINESS" IN THE SHOP.

 

CR BB

 

JAN 18 2014

 

THE WINTER ROADS ARE STARTING EARLY THIS YEAR BY 2 WEEKS SO I HAD TO GET THE "KINGDOM" ORGANIZED. WE HAVE TWICE AS MUCH SNOW THIS YEAR THEN LAST YEAR.

 

KINGDOM

 

JAN 17 2014

 

I WAS ABLE TO RELAX A BIT AND TAKE THE "LINN TRACTOR" OUT FOR A SPIN.

 

LINN

 

JAN 15 2014

 

IT WAS A LOT OF WORK TO GET THE INJECTION PUMP BODY OFF TO CHANGE THE LEAKY SEAL.

 

PUMP

 

JAN 16 2014

 

WITH THE D6 9U KNOWN AS "THE HOOD" SERVICED AND READY TO GO FOR A LITTLE SNOW PLOWING.

 

D6

 

I PUT THE TD-18 KNOWN AS "BLAINE IN MY LITTLE SHOP. THE CAT WAS PLUGGED IN ALL NIGHT AND FIRED RIGHT UP ON GAS AT -17C.

 

-17C

 

JAN 13 2014

 

I FINALLY GOT A ROUND TO WORKING ON THE D6 9U KNOWN AS "THE HOOD". I HAVE A FEW SEALS TO CHANGE AND A QUICK SERVICE AFTER 21 DAYS OF PULLING RAIL. IT IS HARD TO BELEIVE THAT IS HAS BEEN OVER 1`0 YEARS SINCE I GOT THIS CAT UP AND RUNNING.

 

D6 9U

 

JAN 12 2014

 

THE 1939 CHEVY LOOKS GOOD OUT IN FRONT OF THE HOTEL WHERE WE WORKED THE WEEKEND CHANGING THE WATER LINES FROM COPPER TO PLASTIC. THE PINK EXTENSION CORD LOOKS GOOD TOO, LOL.

 

39

 

JAN 10 2014

 

MY CO-STAR AND I HAD TO DO A SERVICE CALL TO A HOUSE WITH WATER LINE PROBLEMS. HE DROVE HIS 2001 CHEVY ONE TON DUALLY AND I DROVE MY 1939 CHEVY. THE CHEVY TRUCKS LOOK GOOD TOGETHER IN THE SNOW.

 

TRUCKS

 

JAN 09 2014

 

WITH THE PINK CREW CAB ALL BACK TOGETHER, WE HEADED OVER THE SO-CALLED ROAD TO THOMPSON ON A SUPPLY RUN. IT WAS ONLY -40C WHEN WE LEFT ON THE TRIP AND THE ONLY PROBLEM WE HAD WAS THE TRAILER LIGHT CORD SNAPPED IN HALF. AFTER SHOPPING AND PICKING UP SUPPLIES WE HEADED BACK TO THE "KINGDOM" WHICH WAS A LONG 19 HOUR DAY.

 

-40C

 

BROKEN

 

JAN 08 2014

 

WHEN I FINISHED WELDING ON THE PINK CREW CAB BOX, THE 1939 CHEVY WAS NICE AND WARM FROM BEING IN THE HEATED SHOP. I USED THE 1939 CHEVY TO RUN UP TOWN AND GET THE MAIL AT -29C WITH A WIND CHILL OF -44C. THE TRUCK RAN GREAT AND HAD LOTS OF HEAT.

 

39

 

KoO SIGN

 

JAN 07 2014

 

I WAS ABLE TO GET THE PINK CREW CAB OUT OF THE SHOP LAST NIGHT SO I COULD THE BOX IN TO WARM UP. BY THE MORNING THE BOX WILL BE NICE AND DRY SO I CAN WELD ON THE FRONT AND DO A FEW OTHER REPAIRS TOO. I ALSO USED THE 1939 CHEVY TO GET THE BOX IN THE SHOP.

 

39

 

PINK

 

 

JAN 06 2014

 

NOW IT IS TIME FOR THE PINK CREW CAB TO BE FIXED IN THE SHOP. LOTS OF PROBLEMS WITH THIS TRUCK, ORE TO COME.

 

PINK

 

JAN 05 2014

 

WITH THE TEMPERATURES SO COLD IN THE NORTH EVERYONE IS INSIDE ON THEIR COMPUTERS SO I HAVE A HARD TIME UPDATING MY WEBSITE DUE TO THE SLOW SPEED. YESTERDAY WAS A GOOD DAY BECAUSE I WAS ABLE TO TAKE THE TD-18 KNOWN AS "BLAINE" FOR A TEST DRIVE DRAGGING THE CAT TRAIN TRAIL BEHIND THE "KINGDOM" PLUS IT HAD WARMED UP TO -28C WITH A WIND CHILL OF ONLY -44C.

 

TD-1`8

 

BLAINE

 

JAN 04 2014

 

TODAY I DID A LITTLE WELDING AND WHIPPED UP THE WINDSHIELD FRAME FOR THE TD-18 KNOWN AS "BLAINE". IT IS A TRUE WINTER FREIGHTING CAT WHEN HE GETS A WINDSHIELD.

 

WINDSHIELD

 

JAN 03 2014

 

IT HAS BEEN VERY COLD IN THE "KINGDOM" SO I HAVE BEEN HIDING IN MY LITTLE SHOP. I DID ALL THE ELECTRICAL WIRING ON THE TD-18 KNOWN AS "BLAINE" USING ALL BLACK WIRE SINCE I'M COLOUR BLIND.

 

TD-1`8

JAN 02 2014

 

TO WORK ON THE TD-18 KNOWN AS "BLAINE" I NEEDED TO GET SOME PARTS OUT OF THE SNOW BANK. AT -41C IT DID NOT TAKE LONG GETTING MY FINGERS COLD TRYING TO GET THE BOLTS OFF THE RAD SHROUD. I COULD HAVE TAKEN THESE PARTS OFF ON ONE OF THE 5 HOT DAYS OF SUMMER, LOL.

 

RAD

 

JAN 01 2014

 

TO FINISH OUT THE YEAR 2013, MY PINK CREW CAB DIED A SLOW DEATH. ALL THE NEW PARTS I PUT ON THIS SUMMER FAILED IN THE COLD WEATHER. PLUS WHEN IT GETS REALLY REALLY COLD THE AIR LEAKS OUT OF THE TIRE BECAUSE OF THE FANCY ALUMINUM RIMS.

 

TIRE

 

NEXT THE NEW POWER STEERING HOSE STARTS LEAKING THEN IT JUST BLOWS UP. WHICH HAPPENS EVERY YEAR. THE 1986 DODGE TRUCK HAS THE SAME POWER STEERING HOSES ON THE TRUCK FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS.

 

RED

 

FINALLY THE NEW FRONT AXLES RUBBER BOOTS DECIDED TO SPLIT WIDE OPEN AND THAT IT IS FOR ALL THE GREASE INSIDE. I'LL JUST BE THROWING MORE MONEY AT THE TRUCK IN 2014. I LOVE THIS TRUCK, I LOVE THIS TRUCK BECAUSE IT IS A MONEY IT IS A MONEY PIT, LOL.

 

AXLE

 

DEC 30 2013

 

YESTERDAY WAS A FUN DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" BECAUSE I HAD TO HAUL A LOAD OF WATER AT -35C WITH A WIND CHILL OF -47C. FIRST I HAD TO GET THE "LOWRIDER" AND "FRED'S TRUCK" STARTED WHICH WENT RATHER WELL.

 

LOWRIDER

 

AS I DROVE OUT THE GATE TO HEAD TO TOWN FOR WATER I SNAPPED A SHOT OF THE 1939, 1938, AND THE 1938 ALREADY FOR THE "XMAS DAY FUN" THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

 

39 38 38

 

JULY 28 2013

HERE WE GO WITH THE COMPLETE STORY OF SALVAGING THE RAMP BOAT.

 

SALVAGING THE RAMP BOAT

UNDER

 

THE WE WENT TO LOOK OUT OVER THE BAY TO MAKE SURE MY "RAMP BOAT" IS STILL SAFE ON THE BOTTOM OF REINDEER LAKE. I SUNK IT A FEW YEAR BACK SO CLICK ON AND ENJOY THE STORY.

RAMP

JULY 18 2013

WE HAD A "KINGDOM FOLLOWER" STOP BY THE "KINGDOM" FOR A VISIT. AS HE FLEW BY IN HIS FLOAT PLANE, HE SNAPPED A GREAT SHOT OF THE "KINGDOM". IT WAS KIND OF NICE BEING A SOCIAL BUTTERFLY FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS INSTEAD OF WORKING. THANSK ROB FOR A GREAT VISIT.

KINGDOM

 

JULY 16 2013

MY PAST IS CATCHING UP TO ME WHEN DANIEL IN KENTUCKY EMAILED ME A LINK TO A WEBSITE WHERE THIS WAS POSTED.

Joey & I were both good internet friends with GTT member "JoeJ" who passed away a couple years ago.  Before Joe's health got bad, he got a signed copy of "North" magazine from Joey, also signed by his girlfriend "Southern Belle" and his daughter.   JoeJ put it on ebay, hoping to make money for doctor bills.  JoeJ signed it also, then Joey himself bought it back, for somewhere around $900!   Sure helped JoeJ out!  Then because Joey saw I had been bidding (back then you could see bidder names), Joey sent it, along with a copy of his hardback book!  That was over 5 1/2 years ago, and I figured to just hang onto it.

BACK IN 2007 MONEY WAS TIGHT FOR ME AND XENA BUT IT FEELS GOOD TO HELP SOMEONE OUT. DANIEL IN KENTUCKY GOT A REALLY NICE XMAS GIFT THAT YEAR. HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE FANCY MAGAZINE WITH ALL THE SIGNATURES AND DATES.

FANCY

APRIL 17 2013

JUST A QUICK PICTURE FROM THE "TRIPLE OR NOTHING TOUR".

TRIPLE OR NOTHING

VIEW

 

APRIL 16 2013

JUST ARRIVED BACK FROM THE "TRIPLE OR NOTHING" TOUR. WE RAN THE WINTER ROAD TO DELIVER THE LAST OF THE SUPPLIES ON A ROAD THAT HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR 3 WEEKS. IT WAS RISKY BUT WE HAD A LOT OF FUN. MORE TO COME.

TRIPLE

HERE IS A PICTURE OF ME SMILING BECAUSE XENA AND DID IT WITH NO PROBLEMS.

SMILING

APRIL 02 2013

THE FILM CREW HEADED BACK TO HOLLYWOOD SO I'LL BE ABLE TO RETURN TO DAILY UPDATES FROM THE "KINGDOM". WE JUST GOT BACK FROM A TRIP TO LAC BROCHET ON THE WINTER ROAD THAT IS OFFICALLY CLOSED.

THE COMPLETE STORY DOUBLE OR NOTHING -- APRIL 20 2013

CLOSED

WE TRAVELLED IN A GROUP BECAUSE IT IS BETTER THEN TRAVELING ALONE.

GROUP

XENA GOT TO DRIVE THE PINK CREW CAB WHICH WAS USED AS A SUPPORT VEHICLE. THE WATER GOT DEEP BUT SHE MADE IT THROUGH WITH OUT ANY TROUBLES.

PINK

WE MADE IT THERE AND BACK IN 3 DAYS WHICH WAS REALLY GOOD TIME. MORE TO COME.

DONE

FEB 28 2013

I HAD TO TRAVEL UP THE WINTER ROAD AND PICK UP ANOTHER SEMI WHICH THE DUMB COMPUTER QUIT. I'M GLAD THE "SCREAMING FORD" HAS NO COMPUTER BECAUSE I GET TO TEASE THE DRIVERS WHEN I LOAD UP THEIR BROKEN SEMIS.

LOADING

THE WICKED WINCH HAS NO PROBLEM WITH THESE BROKE UNITS.

READY

FEB 24 2013

FINALLY SLOWED DOWN ENOUGH TO UPDATE MY WEBSITE WITH THE INTERNET WORKING. I HAD TO DRIVE UP THE WINTER ROAD AND CHANGE A WATER PUMP ON A KENWORTH TRUCK WHICH WAS NO BIG WOW. LOTS OF LIGHTS AND MY HEAT GUN MADE THE JOB GO EASY.

THANSK

START

DARK

FEB 18 2013

I HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY IN THE "KINGDOM" WITH WINTER ROAD REPAIRS AND RECOVERY MISSIONS. MORE TO COME.

THANSK

NICE

FEB 09 2013

THIS IS A MESSAGE FOR MEL WHO IS UP THE WINTER ROAD HAVING THE TIME OF HIS LIFE. HERE IS A FEW PICTURES FOR YOU MEL ON HOW WE GOT THE TRUCK OUT OF THE BUSH WITHOUT ANY MORE DAMAGE. A COUPLE OF BROKEN SPRINGS AND A FEW BENT PARTS MAKES IT EASIER TO REMOVE THE REAREND.

REAREND

THEN THE "WICKED WINCH" ON THE "SCREAMING FORD" MAKES LIFTING THE REAREND REALLY EASY.

LIFT

THE TRUCK WAS ABLE TO DRIVE TO THE "KINGDOM" WITH NO PROBLEMS. A LOT OF PEOPLE TOOK A SECOND LOOK FOR SOME REASON.

SINGLE

JAN 05 2013

THERE IS SOMETHING NOT RIGHT IN THIS PICTURE THAT I TOOK THIS AFTERNOON. EMAIL ME AT info@kingofobsolete.ca WITH WHAT YOU THINK IS NOT RIGHT WITH THIS PICTURE AND I'LL TOSS YOUR NAME IN THE HAT FOR THE DRAW AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

THANSK

CAT

 

 

BACK TO HOME PAGE