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Old 12-19-2012, 08:27 PM   #61
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30 mile ski race? You can only be talking about the Birkie. What wave are you in? I grew up in that area.

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I'll be in the 9:30 wave, just trying to finish...both my sons are skiing so....
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #62
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Snow tonight...maybe 16 inches?????????
So Jeep needs to get ready for plow duty.



My buddy came over to help...it's all good.



Drawing the walls to the frame with long lag bolts...



In the end it all came out nice and tight.



And according to a sorta plan. The window and door barely fit for height.
Head room turns out to be 77X90 inches for the total frame.
Door will be centered with an oblong window to the left.



Plywood and a snow storm next.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:52 PM   #63
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Great job Bill. Thanks for a very interesting and entertaining thread. Keep it coming.
It's a comfortable 70deg.F here today. Don't think I could handle 16" of snow.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:52 AM   #64
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Looked at a 23ft Vintage motorhome yesterday - Thought about getting it then sticking 4x4 running gear under it at some point in the future. That will give me something else to think about while I work on the other twenty projects in the shop!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:31 PM   #65
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Capt, and all,
FWD would be a dream.
I have my eye out for a set of chains for off roading my rig.
Still snowing tonight and all day so no work on the van for me.

Plowed snow and shoveled on and off to stay ahead.

Measured up the back wall. One sheet f plywood plus the window and door will fill the hole. I should be sealed up in the next couple of days.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:18 PM   #66
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Chains.... I have picked up quite a few sets over the years, good ones with the cleats. Doesn't really matter what size they are, find larger and easy to modify. Don't pay more than $5-10.00 for a set. They are around....!

Nice Jeep, we had the very same plow setup on ours way back then. Then we moved it to the MF65. All chained up.

Not a lot of fun chaining up in a foot or two of snow,,takes a little practice before, but then you can follow the 4WD uphill as some loggers found out a few years ago. Sometimes them hotsprings are hard to get to.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:36 PM   #67
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:46 PM   #68
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On board with this.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:02 PM   #69
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It got the treatment when it broke in two.
bill

Was it just behind the cab? I seen a few stories of them breaking there. Hope mine doesn't!
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:57 PM   #70
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Well it was a long day short on van accomplishments as the Christmas spirit got mixed up with the solstice and the end of the world Mayan calendar issue, a major walleye feed at my buddy Tom's(ice fishing fish) and a long session of cards after dinner.

Every so often a man needs to sleep in and take it easy.

Does anyone play Sheephead(as we say)?
We played 5 handed last night...that's a crazy game because you usually don't know who your partner is. Playing for points with friends it was cheap fun.

Anyway finally plowed snow and skid for hours into the twilight, the sunset just a strip of gold.

Check out these sites...

https://www.reliabletent.com/camp_stoves

http://www.pilotlights.net/

Stoves and LED lights, I like what I see here, many problems will be solved.
Looks like fair prices and quality gear.

Got into my GPS this morning too but that's another story. Frustrating but I am learning as I work my way through mapping for the west, southwest and Nevada.

The man, that is the weatherman is calling for zero temps tonight if it clears off. I am going to have to sign off until Christmas is over so please let me thank you for your support and wish everyone a merry Christmas.

My grand children and children are coming Christmas night to spend the night with the old man and he feels blessed and fortunate. I have led a charmed life, I don't know why?

Peace to you all, every love from Tomahawk, Wisconsin.
Merry Christmas. I wish you could be here.





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Old 12-23-2012, 09:37 AM   #71
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You guys are my gods, thinking rocks on the wood stove top now...

Could you imagine a sauna/Adventure van.

Hey is this guy gay? Or are those his sisters???
He might br crying?

Or what?

http: link deleted so I don't go to jail

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Bill, awesome build... Necessity being the mother of invention and all! I truly applaud you and your work...great job.

That said, you really should remove that link...nohing wong w/ the 1st pic (though NSFW) but many of the subsequent ones could be consider something that'll get you thrown in jail in many jurisdictions... Just sayin.

Off to run a purge on this computer...

Good luck w/the build...
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:48 PM   #72
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91eunos,
Here in northern Wisconsin we have many northern Europeans, Finns, Swedes, Norwegians and the sauna is sacred, half the Finns went to Russia after the revolution but came back in the late 30's...some still read Pravda.
They can be liberal and hard headed.

The 7th Congressional district, my district, has the largest percentage of registered white voters in the USA. This is a white monoculture and we mostly think for ourselves and stay out of the neighbors life.
Often we are politically incorrect leaving that for others to contemplate.

If you have seen Packer fans on TV you get the idea of Wisconsin.
We are the nicest, most open minded state in the Union.

The attitude toward nudity up here is mixed here but really no one is a prude about it and if you are an adult what you do is your business at least so far.

We diferentuate between nudity, sexuality and pornography.

The link was meant as a joke for Adventure rider motorcyclists.
I have ridden with Crash who is one of the founders of our site, met him the day he crashed his BMW hard, I trust that this will be OK.
If Crash had a serious bone in his body he would be dead.

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:12 PM   #73
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Was it just behind the cab? I seen a few stories of them breaking there. Hope mine doesn't!
It broke a little further back.

Next time I have the camera around it I'll shoot some pics of how we fixed it.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:28 PM   #74
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Tomorrow the fun begins again.
Christmas is history.



Ten degrees out there and yes I'm feeling a little jaded, a little surreal.
I've always been a motorcycle camper!

The family has a real sense of humor over my latest endeavor.
A Christmas present...





This bad boy and a brand new cordless drill make me very happy.

Onward.

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Old 12-27-2012, 06:55 AM   #75
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