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Old 09-06-2015, 10:38 PM   #1
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Took a day off working on the wrecker rebuild project

We took the day off from working on rebuilding the wrecker bed and went to the drag races in Palmer, AK. Took some pictures looking east of the track.
That is NOT snow in the mountains, just clouds.


Other pictures are of the boxes made that are now welded to the cutouts on the wrecker bed. Still have to make the 3/16" thk skirts from the bed down 24" around the tires.
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:59 PM   #2
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Dear lord. What are you wrecking??? D9 Cats?


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Dear lord. What are you wrecking??? D9 Cats?
It's a 32' boom truck for picking up 20T (40,000lbs) semi's, etc for Vulcan towing in Anchorage. You think things are big in Texas, you ain't seen nothing until you come to Alaska.
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It's a 32' boom truck for picking up 20T (40,000lbs) semi's, etc for Vulcan towing in Anchorage. You think things are big in Texas, you ain't seen nothing until you come to Alaska.

OIC. I have heard about big stuff in Alaska...including bugs.


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Anything fast there? (cars, that is)......Forums not the same with you up there sitt'n on your hands, watch'n Marty do all the work......well, I guess fish'n is work, bait'n hooks an all.....had time to sight see?
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OIC. I have heard about big stuff in Alaska...including bugs.
Narry a bug or a mosquito so far.
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Anything fast there? (cars, that is)......Forums not the same with you up there sitt'n on your hands, watch'n Marty do all the work......well, I guess fish'n is work, bait'n hooks an all.....had time to sight see?
Mardy does the welding, I do the grunt work, laying out stuff, cutting, fitting, grinding. Got the 2 chain grids done, 24" x 31" with cross bars every 6.18". Made them removable, but they are 5" down from the top of the boxes sitting on standoffs welded to the walls. Going to lay out the side skirts tomorrow. 24" x 162" x 3/16" thk steel. Starting with a 4' x 10' sheet. Will have it sheared to size and then will lay it out and have it plasma cut. Also have to layout a tapered headache rack. Only have 4 days left, hopefully will at least get everything laid out and at least get the skirts on.
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Better get the night shift up and going......and, you have to leave the plasma cutter there.
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Better get the night shift up and going......and, you have to leave the plasma cutter there.
Skirts being plasma cut, custom headache rack sides and light bar being fabricated. We will finish the fabrication and mount the rack. It will be tapered forward and inward. Should be pretty sharp when finished. The shop making the parts is also building a generator box that is about 60' long, 12' wide and 16' high. The empty box itself weights 50,000 lbs and is on skids. Have no idea what they will get to pull it or what it will weight when the generators are inside.
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1/2 ton Chevy! If a Tundra can pull the shuttle, well then......lots of hard work going on there...don't fall asleep on plane and miss lay-over. Someone was ask'n if your trailer would be rentable....for the rally in NC.........more on this later. stay warm...ps the generators gonna power Alaska?
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