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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 -- JULY 21 2015

 

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     

 

JULY 21 2015

 

I DID A TRIP TO THOMPSON AND ON THE WAY BACK THE PINK CREW CAB WAS ACTING UP. ON A GOOD PULL UP A HILL WITH THE LOADED TRAILER THE ENGINE WOULD GO IN LIMP MODE OF 2000 RPM. I CHANGED OUT THE FUEL FILTER AND TRIED A FEW OTHER THINGS AND THE ENGINE WOULD RE-SET ITS SELF. THE RE-SET WOULD LAST UNTIL THE NEXT BIG HILL AND THEN GO IN LIMP MODE AGAIN. JUST SHUT THE TRUCK OFF AND WAIT 10 MINUTES FOR A RE-SET AND WE GOOD TO GO AGAIN. THE TRIP TOOK 5 HOURS WITH THIS LITTLE PROBLEM BUT WE MADE IT BACK TO THE "KINGDOM". NOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS.

 

PINK

JULY 17 2015

 

I have been busy with my real job which I can't talk about because it is a secret. that is why I have not been posting too much on my website www.kingofobsolete.ca or no this site too. but I can show a picture of all the boxes of rocks on the beavertail trailer which i'm sorting by using coloured spray paint. yes this is the definition of confusion for a colour blind fellow, lol. thansk

 

painted

 

JULY 14 2015

 

LAST NIGHT I GOT THE CALL TO TRAVEL 600KMS ROUND TRIP TO PICK UP THE DRILL PIPE FROM A BROKEN TRAILER. THE TRAILER IS A SOUTHERN TRAILER AND THE SO-CALLED ROAD BROKE A FEW SPRINGS ON IT. SO THE LOAD HAD TO BE UNLOADED SO THE TRAILER COULD BE MOVED OFF THE ROAD. IT WAS A QUICK TRIP AND I GOT BACK TO THE "KINGDOM" AT 2am IN THE MORNING TO POURING RAIN WHICH IS BETTER THEN HOT HEAT, LOL.

 

LOAD

 

JULY 12 2015

 

THE WINCH IS NOW IN THE BOX AND ON THE TRAILER ALMOST READY TO BE USED.

 

BOX

 

ALL THE CHAINS AND BINDERS THAT ARE USED ON THE TRAILER FIT NICELY IN THE BOX TOO.

 

CHAINS

 

JULY 11 2015

 

I SPENT THE DAY CUTTING STRIPS OF PLYWOOD FOR USE ON THE CORE BOX PALLETS. IT WAS A FUN DAY WORKING IN THE HEAT.

 

STRIPS

 

JULY 10 2015

 

LAST NIGHT I GOT TO WORK ON THE NEW WINCH FOR THE NEW TANDEM TRAILER WHICH I'LL OWN IN 4 YEARS AFTER MAKING MONTHLY PAYMENTS. I'M MOUNTING THE WINCH INSIDE A JOB BOX SO IT IS WELL PROTECTED.

 

WINCH

 

BUT THE BOX NEEDS A GOOD FRAME TO SUPPORT THE WINCH WHICH I WHIPPED UP OUT OF RECYCLED MATERIAL.

 

FRAME

 

JULY 09 2015

 

THE PEOPLE ARE DONE CAMPING AFTER WEEK AND NOW I HAVE THE CAMPER IN THE "KINGDOM". NOT SURE WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH THE CAMPER BECAUSE THE TRUCK THAT WAS PULLING IT GOT SHIPPED SOUTH FOR COMPUTER REPAIRS.

 

39

 

JULY 07 2015

 

I TOOK ONE OF MY 12 BLACK TRAILERS AND ORGANIZED IT AS A WELDING TRAILER SO I DON'T HAVE TO KEEP LOADING ALL THE WELDING GEAR IN THE BACK OF THE TRUCK. I HOPE THIS IDEA WORKS IF NOT I WILL COME UP WITH SOMETHING ELSE TO DO.

 

WELDING

 

JULY 06 2015

 

MORE EBAY SLOT CAR SETS HAVE ARRIVED IN THE "KINGDOM" FOR THIS WINTER'S FUN INSIDE THE HOUSE.

 

SLOT CARS

JULY 05 2015

 

I WOKE UP TO ANOTHER DAY OF RAIN SO I WORKED IN THE OLD BOXCAR ORGANIZING AND WIRING IN LIGHTS. AFTER ALMOST 20 YEARS THE LIGHTS WILL BE NICE AS I TRY TO FIND PARTS IN THE DARK WINTER MONTHS.

 

BOXCAR

 

RECYCLING OIL PAILS AND JUGS TO ORGANIZE MY GOODIES.

 

SHELVES

 

JULY 04 2015

 

IT WAS A FUN DAY GETTING THE CORE SHACK ORGANIZED BECAUSE IT WAS SO FULL I COULD NOT GET IN THE DOOR. NOW THERE IS LOTS OF ROOM.

 

CORE

 

JULY 01 2015

 

I SPENT CANADA DAY WORKING ON THE 1938 MAPLE LEAF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE BRAKES SO I CAN ORDER PARTS.

 

MAPLE

 

JUNE 30 2015

 

SINCE I'M ONLY A MONTH BEHIND IN GETTING THINGS DONE IIN THE "KINGDOM". YESTERDAY I FILLED THE WATER TRUCK UP FOR WASHING EQUIPMENT AND FIRE PROTECTION.

 

WATER

JUNE 29 2015

 

XENA HELPED ME MOVE A CUSTOMER'S SKI-DOO IN THE STORE VAN TRAILER SO IT DOES NOT GET WRECK BY THE SUN OR THE BEARS. IT IS A VERY NICE POWERFULL MACHINE AND XENA WAS HAPPY SHE GOT TO DRIVE IT 10 FEET, LOL.

 

SKI-DOO

JUNE 28 2015

 

ON SUNDAY I GOT TO DO A LITTLE TOW CALL WITH THE 1939 CHEVY. I QUICKLY WELDED THE 5TH WHEEL COUPLER IN THE BOX AND MOVED THIS CAMPER.

 

39

 

5TH

 

JUNE 27 2015

 

last weekend we changed the transmission on xena's Lowrider car and this weekend we took the transmission out of the Monster Truck. the Monster Truck is a lot easier to work on then the Lowrider because it has so much ground clearance. we used the winch on the quad to lower the transmission down so it can be shipped south for rebuilding. i'm using a little wagon to haul my tools back and forth to the new shop which someday i hope to finish. thansk

 

quad

 

wagon

 

JUNE 25 2015

 

I love this grader which I get to work on, it has been in the Kingdom for a while and it seems to break down with not even being used. it has 2 flat tires just sitting, 2 fuel lines dried out and cracked to leaked fuel, one hydraulic hose started leaking from sitting. I then get the machine back together and go for a test drive which I got to walk home to get the pink crew cab to give it a boost. by midnight last night I had the alternator changed and a burnt solenoid changed too. on the bright side it is good the grader broke down in the yard then on the job because it is easier to fix by the shop then 50kms away. thansk

 

grader

 

JUNE 24 2015

 

we did a quick trip over the so-called road to Thompson to pay for the 3rd heated van trailer that I have bought this spring. the container weighed 5500lbs but grabbed a lot of wind so the fuel gauge fell very fast. on the way back I had 10,000lbs in drill rods, core boxes, barrels and of course pallets. it was an excellent trip. thansk

 

green

 

loaded

 

JUNE 23 2015

 

SINCE I DON'T HAVE ANY WOMEN IN MY LIFE TO SPEND MONEY FOOLISHLY ON, I BOUGHT 3 HEATED VAN TRAILERS FOR THE WINTER ROADS. MY FRIEND SUSAN BROUGHT THE FIRST TRAILER NORTH IN HER PURPLE (SHE TOLD ME THE COLOUR) KENWORTH. THIS IS A BIG TRUCK COMPARED TO MY "SCREAMING FORD".

 

PURPLE

 

SHE HEADED BACK SOUTH TO BRING UP THE OTHER 2 VAN TRAILERS WHICH SHOULD BE A FUN RIDE OVER THE SO-CALLED ROAD BOB-TAILING. I HOOKED THE "SCREAMING FORD" TO THE VAN TRAILER TO UNLOAD AT THE LYNN INN BECAUSE IT WAS FULL OF SUPPLIES.

 

HOTEL

 

THE NEW TRAILER LOOKS GOOD BEHIND THE "SCREAMING FORD".

 

TRAILER

JUNE 22 2015

 

I TOOK A COUPLE OF PICTURES TO SHOW THE DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT FROM AN ORGINAL1948 CHEVY SEDAN DELIVERY TO THE 1947 DODGE LOWRIDER THAT MY DAD WAS BUILDING. THE 2 CARS ARE VERY DIFFERENT IN HEIGHT AND I CAN ONLY DRIVE THE LOWRIDER CERTAIN PLACES. THE 48 SEDAN DELIVERY CAN BE DRIVEN ON ANY ROAD IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH.

 

LOW

 

SEDAN

JUNE 21 2015

 

FOR FATHERS DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" WE WORKED ON XENA'S CAR CHANGING THE TRANSMISSION. SINCE THE PIT IN THE NEW SHOP WAS BUILT FOR WORKING ON SEMI TRUCKS AND NOT LOWRIDER CARS, IT WAS A LITTLE FUN NOT BEING ABLE TO STAND UP. TO LOWER AND RAISE THE TRANSMISSION XENA USED THE WINCH ON HER QUAD TO DO THE WORK.

 

TRANS

 

HOKED

 

WE WENT FOR A TEST DRIVE AND THE UN-KNOWN TRANSMISSION WORKS WHICH WAS SURPRISING, LOL.

 

SIDE

 

 

JUNE 20 2015

 

WE HAD A WORK BEE AT XENA'S HOUSE DURING THE DAY AND IN THE EVENING I WORKED A LITTLE ON HER 1947 LOWRIDER CAR. PLUS IT HAS BEEN 4 YEARS SINCE MY "ACCIDENT" (THAT IS WHAT THEY CALL IT) AND I STILL CANT TOUCH BOOZE IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. OH WELL, MORE MONEY SAVED FOR MORE BANKED CURVES FOR MY SLOT CAR TRACK, LOL. THANSK

 

LOWRIDER

 

JUNE 19 2015

 

when I was growing up I had a slot car track which I thought I had lost during a few of my DIEvorces. when the 1948 sedan delivery arrived on may long weekend my slot car track was in the back with a few of my other childhood toys. now i'm 48 years old and the slot car track has become interesting again after all these years. when I was a kid I did not have banked curves for my track so I bought a complete slot car set on ebay to get banked curves. oh well the things you do when you get older, lol. thansk

 

curves

 

JUNE 18 2015

 

I DECIDED I BETTER GET WORKING N THE 1938 MAPLE LEAF TRUCK AND GET THE BRAKES WORKING. THIS TRUCK WILL TAKE A WHILE TO GET PARTS BECAUSE IT SO BIG COMPARED TO MOST TRUCKS SO THE PARTS ARE DIFFERENT.

 

MAPLE

 

JUNE 17 2015

 

YESTERDAY I WAS MOVING THE BLACK FLEET AROUND SO I CAN GET A FEW THINGS DONE. THE PICTURE DOES NOT SHOW THE 37 HOTROD INSIDE THE SHOP ALSO THE 47 LOWRIDER IS JUST OUT OF THE PICTURE TOO.

 

FLEET

 

THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN TO SHOW HOW SWEET THE 48 SEDAN DELIVERY LOOKS EVEN THROUGH THE CAMERAS I HAVE IN THE KINGDOM.

 

CAMERA

 

 

JUNE 16 2015

 

I WAS LATE FOR LUNCH AT THE CAFE AND ENDED UP PARKING BESIDE A FORD WHICH MADE THE 1948 CHEVY LOOK EVEN BETTER.

 

CHEVY

 

JUNE 15 2015

 

IT HAS BEEN 30 DAYS SINCE I HAD THE 1948 SEDAN DELIVERY PICKED UP IN THE SOUTH AND LAST NIGHT I WAS CRUISING THE STREETS LEGALLY. IT HAS BEEN A LONG WAIT OF 32 YEARS FOR THE VEHICLE TO FINALLY BE ON THE ROAD. JUST HAVE SOME FINISHING TOUCHES TO DO, LOL.

 

FIANL

 

JUNE 14 2015

 

IT WAS STILL RAINING ALL DAY YESTERDAY SO I WAS ABLE TO GET THE FRONT FENDERS ON THE 1948 SEDAN DELIVERY. IT WAS A BIG JIGSAW PUZZLE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THEY BOLT ON.

 

FRONT

 

JUNE 13 2015

 

IT WAS A DAY OF RAIN IN THE "KINGDOM" SO I WAS ABLE TO DO THE WIRING ON THE 1948 SEDAN DELIVERY. OF COURSE I USED LOTS OF BLACK WIRE BECAUSE I'M COLOUR BLIND. WHY SHOULD I BUY COLOURED WIRE FOR THE REST TO ENJOY, LOL.

 

TAIL LITES

 

JUNE 12 2015

 

USING CUT AND PASTE

the rains finally came to the great white north and the power went out. this is no problem in the Kingdom because I have a gas powered welder so life goes on. the 1948 sedan delivery has a big hole in the roof due to damage from a falling object. my late dad in 1979 decided to correct the problem quickly by cutting the damage material out and installing a sun roof. only problem is he made it worse with a hole 31"x35" but he did save a roof off a 4 door sedan car to correct this problem in the future. after his estate sale we can't find the roof to fix the big hole plus I live 1200kms at the end of the world and spare roofs for 1948 sedans are no where to be found. I decided to do a temporary repair to the roof by cutting a patch panel out of the hood on 1985 chevy truck. I needed the rib of the hood to give the patch panel strength since it is a big hole. a few self tapping screws, silicone and lots of black paint the roof is now sealed until a proper repair can be made in the future.

thansk

HOOD

 

ROOF

 

PAINT

 

JUNE 11 2015

 

I WAS ABLE TO GET A BUNCH OF BARRELS DELIVERIED TO THE "KINGDOM" WHICH WERE UNLOADED QUICKLY.

 

BONUS

 

THEN IT ONLY TOOK 5 HOURS TO ORGANIZE, SORT AND GETTING READY TO POP THE TOPS OFF. SO THE BARRELS CAN BE LOADED UP WITH SCRAP METAL TO BE SHIPPED SOUTH FOR RECYCLING.

 

ORGANIZED

 

JUNE 10 2015

 

WITH MY CO-STAR GERRY PASSING AWAY IN JANUARY, I HAVE TAKEN OVER HIS JOB A TOWN HANDY MAN. ONE THING GERRY ALWAYS WANTED WAS A TOOL FOR WORK ON THE SHOWER PULL KNOBS, I NEEDED THE TOOL THE OTHER NIGHT AND WHIPPED IT UP QUICKLY SO I COULD FIX THE SHOWER.

 

TOOL

 

IT IS A GOOD THING I TOOK WELDING IN SCHOOL, GOT WELDING AWARDS AND MADE A LIVING IN THE SOUTH AS A WELDER SO I CAN MAKE MONEY IN THE NORTH AS A HANDY MAN IN PLUMBING, LOL.

 

SHOWER

 

JUNE 09 2015

 

THE MONEY TREE BLOSSOMED AND I WAS ABLE TO GET NEW TIRES FOR THE "PINK CREW CAB". I WAS PUSHING MY LUCK WITH THE LAST SET OF TIRES LASTING 3 YEARS. I SPENT $2700.00 ON TIRES, STEEL RIMS, NEW SHOCKS AND NEW WHEEL NUTS BECAUSE THE WHEEL NUTS WERE WORN OUT WITH ALL THE TIRE REMOVES FOR REPAIRS ON THE TRUCK. IT IS PRETTY BAD WHEN YOU WEAR OUT A SET OF WHEEL NUTS ON A VEHICLE, LOL.

 

NEW

JUNE 08 2015

 

OVER THE LAST 6 MONTHS I HAVE BEEN GETTING THESE YELLOW BINS TO ORGANIZE THE SHOP. IT SURE IS NICE BEING ABLE TO FIND WHAT I NEED WHEN I NEED IT.

 

YELLOW

 

APRIL 21 2015

 

I WAS ASKED AGAIN FOR MY BLUE PRINT THAT I USED TO BUILD THE TOW TRUCK PART OF THE "SCREAMING FORD". I KEPT IT VERY SIMPLE, LOL.

 

DRAWING

 

APRIL 20 2015

 

I BORROWED A BACKHOE AND DID A LITTLE LANDSCAPING IN THE "KINGDOM". SINCE THE GROUND IS STILL FROZEN, IT MADE ME LOOK LIKE A GOOD OPERATOR, LOL.

 

CLEAN

 

APRIL 19 2015

 

IT WAS A FUN COUPLE OF DAYS GETTING THE LAST OF THE EQUIPMENT OFF THE WINTER ROAD THAT IS MELTING AWAY.

 

STUCK

 

I EVEN HAD TO PULL THE CHEVY TRUCKS IN TANDEM BECAUSE IT WOULD TAKE TOO LONG TO PULL ONE AT A TIME.

 

CHEVY

 

APRIL 13 2015

 

I DECIDED AFTER ALL THESE YEARS I WOULD TREAT MYSELF AND BUY BRAND NEW PARTS TO TUNE UP THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT". EVERYTHING ARRIVED OK IN SHIPPING AND THE PARTS LOOK TO BE OF GOOD QUALITY.

 

IH PARTS

 

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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