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  • Birthday 03/29/1963

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    1994 520 H
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    520H

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    Monroe NC

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  1. Vintage Trucks

    You've definitely got yourself one heck of a sought after vehicle there @Sargeand it sounds like you already know it. And I also know the same about that 1981 Toyota sitting in my backyard. I had a man at work said he was interested...low ball offer, no sale. Had people stop and knock on the door...no thanks. The last year they put straight axles on the front was 1985. After that Toyota went to Independent suspension on the front. Some people say that's better, but I like the old style better and apparently a lot of other people do too.
  2. Vintage Trucks

    You've definitely got yourself one heck of a sought after vehicle there @Sargeand it sounds like you already know it. And I also know the same about that 1981 Toyota sitting in my backyard. I had a man at work said he was interested...low ball offer, no sale. Had people stop and knock on the door...no thanks. The last year they put straight axles on the front was 1985. After that Toyota went to Independent suspension on the front. Some people say that's better, but I like the old style better and apparently a lot of other people do too.
  3. Vintage Trucks

    That would be a slick old truck @AMC RULES if it was redone. Especially it being a 4x4. I bet they'll take less for it, too.
  4. Vintage Trucks

    My daily driver @roadapples is also a 1998 K 1500 Chevy Silverado Z-71 4x4. Newest truck I've ever had too. Also had to have transmission rebuilt probably over 100,000 miles ago. I'll have to look in my maintenance log.( I keep one on everything I have that rolls.) Anyway transmission guy said the " sun " gear or "spider " gear or something like that is almost always what breaks in those transmissions. Asked me if I had been spinning the tires on dirt then going to pavement at the same time. Me: nope, at least not on purpose. Anyway they replaced it ( plastic ) with an aftermarket metal one...no problems since with 259,000 miles. When I first got it I hauled nothing but groceries...now I haul just about anything, including two trips from Charlotte NC to Charleston WV packed down pulling a 6x10 trailer packed down. I'll probably drive it until the wheels fall off partly because of the cost, and because I know how it's been maintained.
  5. Vintage Trucks

    @Peacemaker Jack I have to be honest...this picture is probably around 1987 or so. Here is what it looks like now. Needs paint, interior, a few mechanical things. I've owned it since 1984. Don't think I'll have frame rust issues as severe as you described as they don't put salt out down here much.
  6. Vintage Trucks

    My 1981 Toyota Hi Lux 4x4 Long Bed
  7. Big snow on way. Gearing up

    Ok guys...the you know what("snow") just keeps deeper and deeper with every tale. Okay how's this?... It gets so hot down here we make hard boiled eggs in the swimming pools and fry eggs on the sidewalk. Snow as deep as telephone poles. Ha !
  8. Big snow on way. Gearing up

    Plus @rmaynard, we had to walk to school uphill, both ways
  9. Lost my buddy yesterday

    @Docwheelhorse guys looking like he's senior, with all that white hair. Here's a picture of Angel. She will be 14 this March.
  10. Warm boots ??

    @Sarge I hear ya...I just checked the thermometer...21° , which I know is warmer than up there, but got dog, it's still cold out there. We're supposed to get down in the teens at night before it breaks. Which IS COLD for us.
  11. Warm boots ??

    @Sarge. Do you all have a REI store up there? In case you didn't know they are an outdoor recreation store. A lot of mountain climbers and serious outdoor enthusiasts ( you know, people who relax by doing things that may be fatal, i.g., Mount Everest, sky diving for example ) buy their equipment there. P.S. You mentioned Sorel so I guess either you already know about REI, or you all have comparable stores up there. Good luck my friend.
  12. Lost my buddy yesterday

    All four of us...me, Bailey, Angel, and Corky say "sorry for your loss."
  13. Snow/Dozer Blade

    @WHHillbilly520H I see what you did. Looks great and I am sure it works as intended. Thanks for showing me the pictures.
  14. Snow/Dozer Blade

    @WVHillbilly520Hwhy do you have different sizes/ heights ? @WVHillbilly520HQuestion ?...With the longer slots you made for the longer adjustment travel, it looks like the top of bracket would hit the horizontal cross bar right above the brackets. Or is there a space between the bar and the back of the blade that allows it to pass by ? I was just thinking if it hit, it would limit how " shallow" you could adjust the skid brackets.
  15. help identifying a 416-8

    @rlfCan you post a picture of the cast iron piece; the one you said you found that a dealer still had on the shelf. Same sort of thing happened to me years back...was looking for a winch/ bush rack for my 81 Toyota. Found a good deal on a winch then with truck being 10 years old nobody still had a bush rack. Was just about ready to start the " design " phase of building my own rack when I called the same place that told me many times before that they could not get it. I called, guy said let me check the warehouse. He came back. Yeah I got it. Me... Sure it fits an 81 Toyota. Yep... I said put my name on it I'll be there in a few hrs. He said when I told him that many times before they had told me no that they had just done inventory like the day before and found it talk about luck. Moral of the story ? Never, ever, ever, ever give up. I know I'm Tim.
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