I haven't been frequenting the forums all too often lately so I don't really know what members are from AK... so I thought it would be neat if we could post up our first names at least, where we're from and a little bit about ourselves.
I'm Ray, from St. Paul Island (Pribliofs... west of Anchorage, north of Dutch Harbor) I commercial fish for halibut during the summers and I like playing basketball, working on trucks and installing stereo equipment.
I'm Wes from Fairbanks and I am a professional firefighter by trade. I too pay others to work on my truck (a man's gotta know his limitations - mine is mechanical!) but I do like to "dress up" my Excursion!
This was a good idea Ray, thanks for bringing this thread up!
Now let's hear from the rest of you!
2004 4x4 Excursion XLT 5.4L V8
"Never let anything mechanical know you're in a hurry!"
Im ray from anchorage, im a mechanic that gets payed to fix your guys stuff you break putting on your things. Naw i work on Rv's but also like to work on cars. I live near 68th and lake otis. i have 4 fords, one 77.5 f250 reg cab, one 76 f250 reg cab, one 75 f250 crew cab short box, and a 84 ranger reg cab v6 that i have been trying to give away for free for 6 months now. all them are 4x4's. i also own 3 chevys. dont tell no one though. i like all trucks and several cars. im what you would call a vehicle nut. at least my neighbors think so. since that is all they can see when they look out the window. my driveway is like a parking lot. somtimes the yard TOO! always looking for barters and stuff with old trucks. I am a marine veteran also. 34 years old. got a girlfriend that im living with that doesnt care for vehicles much. guess that is where i get my ambition. hehehe naw i was like this before i meet her, then i only had 3 vehicles. at least i am working on my obsession, i did at one time have 9 vehicles. when i lived in arizona. by the way i was raised in alaska and minnesota. i am also a graphic designer. but due to low wages i went back to my hobby for income, mechanic. well thats about it for now. if you need to know more i will tell you.
Hello everybody, I'm Gary from Slana. For those of you that don't know, Slana is on the Tok cutoff halfway between Glennallen and Tok. We live on the Nabesna Road and have a B & B that we run in the summer time. This winter we are in Homer helping out with my 90+ year old father-in-law. I'm living the Alaska dream.... I have three things that work... First my pickup (97PSD), second my fishing pole and lastly my wife... then she quit her job, well two out of three isn't so bad....
Hello all, Jim here I have been in Alaska for 34 years 10 in Kenai 5 in Big lake and the rest of the time in Anchorage. I am a manager for a transportation company and have been with them for 18 years. I have 4 frod trucks also.
99 F150 s/c s/b 4x4 94 F3504x4 cc l/b Power stroke 86 F250 4x4 6.9 diesel plow truck and a 93 ranger s/c s/b 4x4. I enjoy the outdoors and My wife and I have 3 daughters. We have a cabin in Caribou hills which we really enjoy going to. Greythron, I would be interested in that ranger, I am looking to build a buggy for the hills??? Dose it run???
Anyways sorry to get off track but I kinda like trucks
looking forward to see this chapter get started.
it been sitting for a few years but ran good when i got it going although it does need a flywheel ringgear, i put a new starter in it and it screatches. so could be alignment of that. look on denalifcu.org under trader its posted there for free. please come get it, i was gonna make it a buggy myself
I looked for it on the credit union site but I didn't see it, can you maybe post a link to it. I would really like to get it, I have a trailer to haul it on. Can you maybe give me a call tomorrow and we can talk??? My work number is 907-283-2884 ask for Jim. If I am not there just leave a message and I will call you back, if that works for you.
Thanks again Jim
Hello my name is Kevin and I am a Fordfourbyfouroholic. I currently have five Ford 4X4's and will not allow any Chevy's in the driveway. We moved to Alaska in 1994. I came to Alaska planning on staying for a three year job but never have gotten around to leaving (my wife still has hope).
2005 F150 SuperCrew 5.4
1996 F350 PSD 4X4 CC 5sp
1995 Explorer 4X4
1975 F250 390 4X4 C6 203
1942 Ford GPW 4cyl 4X4
My Name is Tony and I am from Fairbanks. I work for a development company called Fountainhead Development. I am responsible for all of the telephone and computer systems in our many properties, including 4 hotels here in Fairbanks. So if anyone needs a place to stay let me know and I can hook you up with a good rate and a great place to stay.
I snowmachine in the winter and camp and fish in the summer. I currently own a 2003 F350 V10 Lariet cc to pull my 32' monster fifth wheel trailer. Pulls the snowmachine trailer very nicely also.
Glad to see a chapter for people in alaska that have so much in common.
Had - 2000 F350XLT,SRW,RC,5spd,man,V10,Leveling Kit,4.30, 285/75/16 Wild Country, Moon Roof,Ride Rite Air Bags.
Had - 2003 F350 Lariet, SRW, CC, Auto, V10, 3.73, 315/75/16 Discover, Leer Tonn.
Now Have - 2007 F150 FX4, 5.4, Reg. cab, Flareside, FM40 SI/DO Exhaust. More Mods to come.
Hi guys and gals. My name is Howard. Been living in Homer for about 15 years and don't plan to leave. I fly helicopters for a living and my wife owns an art gallery in town. I'm glad to see an Alaska chapter finally started. Was beginning to wonder if I was the only one! I found FTE when I was having problems with my Ranger, and was impressed with the answers and help.
Howdy everyone! I'm Shane from Fairbanks/Wasilla. I'm a heavy equipment operator and mechanic. I own 5 fords and one Dodge. 78 F-150, 78 F-250 supercab, 76 F-150 parts truck, 65 Mustang, and a 40 Coupe project, and an 04 Dodge Cummins. I a huge diesel nut, and classic car and truck nut.
Crumm, long time no chat. We need to get togaether and swap some more lies!
PSDinalaska, I was working on the road in chisto this fall and might be out there next summer. Might have to get togather.
Hey I'm Jason I live in Anchorage off of 84th and Lake Otis (not Far from Greythorn3) I have Oil in my blood (due to a early childhood mistake)
Drag racing is my life, my passon, and my calling. I'm in the process of rebuilding a 59 F100 Styleside Custom Cab with a 390 and a C6 as well as a 1976 Pinto Wagon Pro Mod (yes I said Pinto Wagon ) that, if I beat 6.47 seconds in the quarter mile, will be the fastest Pinto in history. when I'm not obcessing over that I am doting on my wife of six months and performing crew chief duties on my dads 71 Pinto coupe (yes another Pinto!). While working I am a personal care provider for an amazing 15 year old. Thats about it I guess. I'm glad to finally be part of a chapter that has people that can actually relate to the grandure that is Alaska!
Fast as lightning, Strong as thunder
1959 F-100 Custom Cab BIG Window
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