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Old 03-20-2020, 07:54 AM
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Nice rig Doc - but how did you load and unload the trailer that's on the truck?
The fifth wheel extension is pinned together and pinned to the truck frame. (yellow parts shown below) Pull 8 pins in proper sequence, it comes off and apart in 5 pieces. Stow the pieces.

Put dolly wheels on the landing gear. A pair of ramps clip to the tip of the beavertail. There's a winch hidden inside the box/sleeper thingie.

Roll on, roll off like Karate Kid.

The cab and chassis formerly served as a Rema Tip Top dealer's highway unit with a big cube body on board. It was in sad, rusty shape but had a recently rebuilt/overhauled drivetrain. It was red and ugly as sin! I replaced both fenders, did the bodywork and paint, revamped the interior and built everything else.







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Old 03-21-2020, 06:47 AM
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That's awesome, thanks Doc!
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Old 03-21-2020, 08:30 AM
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That's ingenuity at it's finest
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:15 AM
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Have I posted these before???


Vancouver BC 1945



The rest of these are hometown pics. (Regina SK)

1930s , near downtown. I think the little feller has a poo in his pants.



1940



1947



1960 - I remember the electric trolley buses running into the late '70s



1961 at the Greyhound station... must be Mother's Day or somethin'



1967 - The hotel (under construction) hosted some wild "rock star" quality parties over the years...



1971 - "A River Runs Through It". I recall three major floods in those days. (The city FINALLY built a proper dike in the early '80s.) Can you ID the car?



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Old 06-04-2020, 10:28 AM
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Don't recall seeing these photos Doc. Big back window in that flooded car. I'm thinking AMC or Ford product. 🤔
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Old 06-04-2020, 01:16 PM
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Thanks for sharing Doc looks like a Rambler American
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The Greyhound Bus pic brings back lots of memories. Looks older than 1961 though. My grandmother looked and dressed like the women in the pic. Hats on almost everyone. I spent the summers of my youth (1948 to 1958) on my grandparents turkey farm which was a few miles from a small town. Actually earned a wage when I was seven years old. Trapped pocket gophers for bounty too. Hunting, fishing, trapping, farming...what a good life.
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That was a good life to have back then Bob, mine was very similar, but 10 years later. Wouldn't change anything from back then.
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Thanks for sharing. All the pics are from before I was born (1964). I love old pictures and history. I was fortunate enough to know and hear stories from my great grandfather. I was !4 when he passed.
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Old 06-05-2020, 11:02 AM
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I think you guys are right... looks like a Rambler.

Bob: The photo was tagged 1961 when I collected it. I really don't have a clue to verify, except for the building in the upper left background. (I'll find out when it was built, just because I'm curious now!)

My grandparents dressed like that until they passed in the '70s. Both sides of my family were small, small town and/or farm raised. I also spent plenty of time on the farms and in the small towns as a kid. Gopher tails were a commodity and we made a few bucks for a few thousand. I've never had good vision (discovered much later), so I wasn't the best shot... my younger brother (Blaine), however, could pick the eye out of a gopher. He was also the luckiest fisherman in seven counties, damn him! Growing older, we trapped and/or shot coyotes, foxes, badgers and skunks... plucked hundreds of chickens, threw bales, shovelled manure, worked the dairy barn, drove everything in sight, blah, blah, blah. It was a good, hard-working life and I'm thankful for the ethics instilled.

kenny c: I'm two years behind you. I was the geek kid who'd sit and sift through family albums while the others were playing with crayons and running with scissors. I'm still intrigued by history and I thank my cousin for recently sending me the video below, which very accurately mirrors my grandfather's second life as a grain agent/elevator man. (I was fortunate to experience the whole routine as a small boy.)

https://www.nfb.ca/film/grain_elevator/

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