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Event Coverage North to alaska living the dream

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bob K, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. pg409
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    RE: The "ALCAN" highway.....it is my understanding that this refers to the piece of road from Dawson Creek, BC to Delta Junction, Alaska. :)


    You are also getting close to Beaver Creek Yukon and Sid may have M11 stuff
    you never know
     
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  2. Kona Cruisers
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    I work at chevrolet of wasilla as a service advisor. I can make it happen if its not already done. At least a lift to make it easy.
     
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  3. nexxussian
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    Still looking for strut rods.

    If someone finds one or a set in Alaska, plsase post it, I'm sure Bob can only use so many. ;)
     
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  4. Boones
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    Go buy a Mig welder and weld the sleeve on yourself in your hotel room or at a shop with a lift. toss it in the back and bring it on the road. you might need it again. or go find some angle iron and drill some holes to build your own strut bar. (just keeps the A Arm from moving doesn't it).
     
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  5. DocsMachine
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    Quick update: Bob & Maggie buzzed over from Whittier this afternoon (roughly 2-1/2 hour drive but some very nice weather for it) and they're now patched up and back on their way.

    Easy enough fix, and while not the prettiest patch I've ever done, it'll more than hold 'til the proper replacement part gets in and can be installed.

    I'll have a couple of pix up as soon as I have a place to host 'em. :D

    Bob, Maggie, great meeting you, glad you could stop by, and glad I could be of help. :D

    Doc.

    [edit] Duh, I forgot I can post a photo right here. :D
     

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  6. Ebbsspeed
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    Good job Doc!!
     
  7. Bob K
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    Doc:

    Thanks a ton dude, you are the man!!!!!! I checked it out when we got back to Whittier and it is still good, I'm sure that it will last untill we can replace it.

    Was great shooting the breeze with you and your dad also. If you ever get back to Wisconsin be sure to look us up.

    B:)B
     
  8. Bob K
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    Update on the broken Strut Rod.


    As detailed in the above 2 posts we got a temporary fix from Doc.

    Now the next thing that we need.




    I got it handled, my parts guy back home had them on the shelf along with the bushings, he is next day airing them to the B&B we are staying at in Anchorage.

    I got into Whittier about 2pm and went right to Doc's Machine in Kenai and he welded it up. Works great now.




    All that remains is to find a place in Anchorage with a hoist and some air tools, should only take an hour or so to change it.



    B:)B
     
  9. Hey Bob, If you need anything when you're rolling through Calgary
    I got you covered.
    Travel safe
     
  10. Tman
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    Bump for Bob.

    Eric, ya got your ears on?
     
  11. Bob K
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    Doc did a nice job, as you can see it is ground and butt welded at the break, it was broken completely off. The other piece is just for a little added strength.

    B:)B
     
  12. Boones
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    when you finally get home, you best take the body back off and re-detail the frame and susp. that is looking awfully dirty.
     
  13. Bob K
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    Hey Ken;

    it's a
    driver not a show car, it gets dirty !!!!!!
    B:)B


     
  14. Kona Cruisers
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    Still have a lift for you, I'm about 40 min north of Anchorage, if you can't find one.


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  15. Bob K
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    Parts should be at the hotel when we get there on Friday night. I'll give you a call, you did give me your number didn't you?

    B:)B
     
  16. Bob K
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    I just finished uploading all of my pictures through yesterday. Will post them tonight, some real neat shit in there including a couple of Bears.

    B:)B
     
  17. Boones
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    Bob, I know I have seen in shown in Detriot. that makes it a showcar.. like it or not. plus one day Peterson's will want it in their musuem. it hotrod history.
     
  18. young'n'poor
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    It's hot rod history, just more like 'ol dads deuce than a showcar. Lol I remember seeing bob's car in rod 'n custom when I was in high school, in that competition that used to have where they made guys do an auto cross, a drag strip pass, and something else. I think bob, the green grenade, and don Dillard were all in the competition that year and I thought those guys were all so cool for driving these cars and beating on 'em.


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  19. phat rat
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    That was in 04. Denice in her Olds and myself in my 41 with Bob as co-pilot did it in 05
    Bob, have you thought about reinforcing the new one and the one on the other side?
     
  20. Jeff J
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    Well I know that car has been driven on the road from coast to coast cause we drove it from NY to LA in 40 hours !!! So, anytime your car is shown it would be a show car ? You need to get out more :rolleyes: Boones !!! You know Boones if you pick on Santa your gona get coal in your sock this year !!!!
     
  21. OshkoshRob
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    Safe travels to you and your lovely wife. We can't wait to hear some stories...


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  22. Boones
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    Jeff I guess you did not realize I am busting bobs balls for fun because i know he drives the shit out of his car. I know bob and his adventures.


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  23. Bob K
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    I still say this Dude really earns his money, don't he look cold just a counting them fishes.


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    Now this guy is standing out there just for the fun of it, he ain't catching nuthin though.


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    These two are just waiting for the spoils.


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    Another couple, this one all the way from West Virginia.

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    I just love the background scenery, the car is just there to keep the thread kinda on topic.


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    This DID NOT have a 302 in it.


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    Another glacier high up on a mountian side with a hell of a nice waterfall.

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    Backed off the zoom for a more better view.


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    Stopped by the cannery and bought some smoked Salmon.


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    Never know what you might find on a side stree in Haines Ak.

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    And right across the big open field was a gourmet restaurant.


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    Salmon with a Rasberry sauce, delicious.

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    Muggs & i relaxing before dessert.

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    Did someone mention Dessert???


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    On the way up the river to Haines Junction the Canadian Fisheries had an Interesting device set up on the river to catch fish and funnell them into a holding tank, then in the morning they come and empty the tank and weigh and measure the fish. They were kind enough to show us a nice one.


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    We don't have Jay's like this at home in Wisconsin, I think it's a Stellar's Jay.


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    Gotta get some sleep and catch an early ferry boat ride to Kodiak Ak


    B:)B
     
  24. Bob K
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    Good Morning from beautifull downtown Whittier Ak. gotta catch a ferry, more pics tonite.


    B:)B
     
  25. ryno
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    Really enjoying this trip thread.
    Hope to see yous in joplin.
     
  26. Thanks for doing this Bob! I know what a pain it is to upload pics, and compose a thread consistently!
     
  27. NoSurf
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    Looking good Bob.
     
  28. Stellars Jays are bold little buggers. On nice days we'd leave the cabin doors open and they'd come in and steal food. The bald eagles and oyster catchers would squabble and make a racket all the time they were nesting.


    Scratched on a cave wall with a burnt stick
     
  29. nexxussian
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    Bob, if that GMC didn't have a GMC engine in it, what did it have?
     
  30. Kona Cruisers
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    See.. Im not lying about not being able to find a 302 up here...

    Also, He said it didnt have a 302... Im guessing a 248 or no engine..
     

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