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General Discussion - Intros / Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Last post by sixball on February 20, 2019, 12:04:23 AM »
I have a couple of spouse imposed goals which relate to dirt roads and snow. I'm making it through this winter without a 4X4 of my own, We have my wife's Jeep. The old '53 pickup does pretty well with a really aggressive set of rear tires, a limited slip rear end, and a 327 sitting over the rear axle but sometimes there is too much snow. The Kubota with a bucket can move some snow but my old JD dozer does better. So I have been told that by next winter I WILL have the '70 Blazer and the Dozer running. The good news is the purse strings have been loosened! :)
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General Discussion - Intros / Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Last post by sammons on February 19, 2019, 10:57:15 PM »
Rattiac if I were close and still had my Ramcharger, i'd sure hang with you. Sure know about that growling thing too! :o

There use to be quite a few of us here too. If it was snowing, we were out in force! Most of us carried emergency winter gear and had a rifle. Back then the cops here all had cars and didn't come out to hinder us in our drift busting beer drinking fun ;D  Some "grew up" some moved away...I did neither, just got older ;)
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General Discussion - Intros / Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Last post by Rattiac on February 19, 2019, 09:40:35 PM »
I used to host snow runs with a online group but that's all dried up, Facebook also.
I guess im just too hard core to hang with. 😁

Seriously though. I do go very prepared, never in bad weather.
You have to go with the mindset that "you will get stuck and how you get out is the challenge".
Looking back.
1st mistake was not leaving early.
I left at 2:30pm. 😕
2nd was not checking the winch before going.
3rd was pushing it a little too hard.
4th. Should have brought the gun. Something in the tree's growled at me once while digging. 😬

Im so glad I bought that shovel. As my options dwindled down to just it. You can always dig out, I kept thinking.

Well I got it out of my system for this year at least.
Maybe next year I'll have another with me.
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General Discussion - Intros / Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Last post by sammons on February 19, 2019, 06:08:11 PM »
Rattiac, you really should have a travel buddy behind you.
Years ago, (late '80s)... some friends of mine (3) went out about 10pm after a 12-14" snow. He had a '69 C10 shortbed 4x4, lifted, big tires and heathy 355, one of those "Never been stuck before" deals. They ended up on open range, having a blast and drinking beer. About 11:30 it started snowing again and a blizzard kicked up. They decided to head back toward the road and home. Unfortunatly they drove off into a drifted over Buffalo Wallow....and were there! They tried digging out but with the wind chill, they couldn't stay out longer than to keep the exhaust clear. By 3am they ran out of gas, chips, beer, smokes and heat ;D  It was a long cold wait for day break.
 
They had to crawl out thru the window as it got light, and started climbing thru the drifts back toward home. Luckily several hours later at 9am they spotted a farmer out in his tractor checking cattle and got him waved down and home.  Lucky they didn't freeze to death! It was about a week before he found and retieved the pick up.  ;D
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General Discussion - Intros / Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Last post by chopper526 on February 19, 2019, 03:18:47 PM »
Rattiac, you need to do that stuff with a friend. It's like scuba diving and hiking, you don't do it alone.
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General Discussion - Intros / Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Last post by Rattiac on February 19, 2019, 02:15:22 PM »
Boy, I was really sore these last 2 days. Body is finally getting back to normal.
Looks like the problem with my winch is a ground or corrosion issue. No click from the solenoid(s).
I'll have to dig into that this weekend and maybe show the wife how to 4wd in the snow. She almost came to find me.

Already started putting a video together on this.
I noticed my previous video all the sudden has music now (only took 2 weeks to upload). 😉😁
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General Discussion - Intros / Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Last post by sixball on February 17, 2019, 08:10:40 PM »
I drove my wife to church this morning and we almost made it home. 6" of new snow from when we left. With two runs at the last 1/4 mile I got within 100 yards. I walked up and got the tractor and after some snow removal I was able to tow her far enough that she could make it. We need more aggressive tires on their own wheels for winter. I had the cable/chains but didn't want to lay in the snow to put them on. The necessity of this kind of travel every trip to town takes it out of the fun recreational activity category.  ;D I'm ready for Spring. 8)
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General Discussion - Intros / Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Last post by Rattiac on February 17, 2019, 11:23:58 AM »
Went wheeling yesterday and almost had to spend the night on the trail 😱.
No other tracks, just me and fresh snow.
Was getting to a spot where I could turn around and the last snow drift got me. 😐.

Then things went BAD. The winch decided not to work 😕.
My only options were my traction boards (fwb) and digging out. Good thing I recently bought a new shovel.

5 hrs of digging I was finally out around 11pm.
Arms are sore but did get some good video.
Freaked out the wife. No cell service.
Think I'll just rest today.
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Other Manufacturer PARTS Wanted/For Sale / Re: small globe for hood ornament needed
« Last post by sammons on February 17, 2019, 10:32:51 AM »
I looked thru some late 40s-early 50s Olds pics and didn't see any. Olds always had that earth globe thing. I found clear earth globes but too big. I did find some small somewhat clear plastic globes with an 8mm hole for light bulb, but didn't see what the outside diam was. Phone wouldn't cooperate this morn.
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Other Manufacturer PARTS Wanted/For Sale / small globe for hood ornament needed
« Last post by Coley on February 17, 2019, 12:50:48 AM »
I have found a small hood ornament that is supposed to have a small lighted globe on it.  Any ideas as to where I might find the plastic globe?
May be an aftermarket item.
Thought I remembered an Olds having one.
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