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Old 08-27-2004, 08:38 AM
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Get some rain last night/this morning?

WOW!!!!! 4.5 inches, holy snikes batman!!!! my little creek out here is overflowingway badly. Good thing you aren't coming this weekend, fordlover, the path to the parts trucks is under flowing water for a while, and they are calling for more heavy rains today.
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Old 08-27-2004, 01:09 PM
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well we only got 2", but yea I was in rain and lightening from the time I left chariton, at 2:30 all the way to Peoria, and back up to davenport before I ran out of it.
BTW heck of a deal up on I-80, 2 trucks either got together, or the wind tore them apart (depends on who is telling it) at about the 275 mile marker had the east bound lanes shut down from 271 to walcott, and they were unloading one of the trailers with a backhoe , and these were both van trailers (LME, and a holland), and some one said 2 trucks were blown over on I 35 north of DesMoines last night too.
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Old 08-27-2004, 02:53 PM
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Sounds like a real mess, probably a downburst. Doubt the trailers got damaged directly by the wind, but blown over I can accept, happens every so often out in South Dakota.
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i spent all day down south, first in springfield mo then over to saint louis then back here to burlington, there was no rain down south but all the river were high and fast flowing, when i got up to where you are close fellro ( jct of 61-136 11 miles from you ) i could see that some rain had happened. but i didnt get to see but a few drops fall until after i put my semi in the shed in mediapolis.
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Old 08-28-2004, 04:07 AM
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I got to CR around 530 am yesturday morning and was hearing about all the comotion earlier but didnt see much damage other that some tree limbs and such, altho there was alot of water ...


I will be goin to CR all next week so yall stop the rain there for me will ya
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Old 08-28-2004, 09:59 AM
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only got another inch out of the last round, not so bad. It nearly washed the dam out on the pond, which is also the path to all of the parts and waiting project vehicles, not cool.
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no it is not cool, there may be some parts i need there lol. what do you have anyway ?
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Old 08-28-2004, 12:54 PM
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depends what you are looking for, some of the condtion and care would make you cry. When I said the manifold was just laying around, i meant it, like OUTSIDE,ON THE GROUND. It should clean up with a sand or bead blaster, but that's why its cheap. The rest of the motor is laying there in pieces too, full of dirt. There are two pre72. don't know years. One would be good for small pieces, the other has a very good cab and clip. There is a mid 70's 1/2t 4x, and another 2wd, and a 80's 3/4 pretty picked over, but the c6 small block trans is supposedly still good, the motor was the problem, would have to ask about it to double check. Then there's a longer list of old cars, and one late 50's to early 60's Ford truck, and a late 30's panel that is just the shell, and plenty of other odds and ends. Also, got my 79 3/4 2wd that needs a motor, available for sale, the only rust it has is on the box, and that isn't bad, but needs taken care of before it gets worse. I got it with the intention of making a hauling truck out of it, then I got my 86, so i didn't need it any more, and out here I won't go with out the 4wd for long. Had it been 4x, I wouldn't have been looking.
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i am looking for the one piece glass for the back window, any from 67-72 should work, also need a windshield , mine is cracked, my cab and clip is in great shape, orignal paint, very little rust except the floor board. and other little odd and ends i want .
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Old 08-28-2004, 01:42 PM
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I have a loose windshield out in SD, the one on one of the trucks is no good, the other is on the good cab. Windshields from 67 all the way to 79 will work. Rear glass is there on the junk truck, and most other, the dash is in good shape too, but it's too late for that one. Last time I priced a windshield they wanted around $100 for one. the one I have loose came from a 71, was going to go in my 75 after ai checked with a local glass shop to be sure it would fit, same part number. I had gotten mad at my 75 and winged the air cleaner lid, which went right under the hood and broke the windshield, made me just soooo happy.
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WOW!!!!! 4.5 inches, holy snikes batman!!!! my little creek out here is overflowingway badly. Good thing you aren't coming this weekend, fordlover, the path to the parts trucks is under flowing water for a while, and they are calling for more heavy rains today.
Hope you get the path/dam fixed. But don't all that water- ie: mud, sound like fun?

fellro if you haven't already check your email I resonded and have a question.

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Old 08-28-2004, 04:42 PM
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it wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't the pasture, and the only route across the creek, otherwise, it would be fun. Inlaws like to drive up the hill out there when it's muddy, tends to tick off my uncle who runs the cattle on the pasture. It also is the main route up to the vehicles out there. Step bro inlaw got the tractor stuck out there last spring, he was blading off the ruts. he got into where the spring flows off the hill. Said he didn't realize it was wet. I asked him if the water running off the hill might have been an indication. He thought my truck would pull it, but I just couldn't dig in eneough, and it was only spinning two tires anyway, so we had to get the other tractor out. Going out though was fun, I didn't feel like driving all the way around, so I checked out the cement and mud to be sure there wasn't anything that would kill a tire, put it in low lock and gave her hell!!! He was amazed, didn't think I would get it through, hardly slowed me down.
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The beauty of four wheel drive and a lead foot huh?

I don't know how they finally got him out, I was little irked that night, but my bro law got himself burried out in a feild this spring. Same deal he didn't think it was that muddy. Just rained the night before. Then wanted me to get my blazer out to pull him out and couldn't understand why I wouldn't with over half the wheel studs broken off. I was also drug out of bed at 4 or 5am to tell him no.

Got the Ford now so if(when) he does it again I'll have to pull him out just to do it and NEVER let him live it down.

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Years ago, I was out in my dad's timber with his truck, and 84 ext cab 4x diesel auto, and had a bunch of downed trees between me and where I needed to be, so I figured, what the hell, the show it on TV, so I took it over the top of the trees, good thing for full skid plates... Was out in the timber here with my 86, and didn't see the little stump, about a foot across I think, well, it was just high enough to catch the rear axle housing at the pumpkin, hit with a dead stop. Got out to see what happened and make sure no parts were laying on the ground, and the stump had partially broken off...
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