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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by gerry100, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    I really wanted a truck but figured it would be more practical to get the minivan *sigh*...

    Someday...

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  2. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    My next step is a big boy truck, lookin for a cummins or 7.3 f250
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  3. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    That happened to my brother in law. He wanted to buy a truck for the third family vehicle. My sister made him buy a Volvo wagon. I tease him about it all the time. While the Volvo is very nice, it is no truck.
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  4. MasterMech

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    My in-laws thought I should get rid of my Canyon to get something with better MPG since I was looking for ways to save $$. (we were in process of buying a house) They shook their heads when I got the old '89 GMC 3500.

    But I get a lot of phone calls from that camp when they have a load to pickup from HD/Lowes or just need to move stuff in general. ;)
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  5. ScotO

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    Late 90's-early 2000's Ford F250 or F350 with the 7.3L.....full size bed, full 4-door crew cab.....that's what I'm watching for....gonna set it up for biodiesel as soon as I get it.

    Wife said as soon as I get the LR project done, she'll buy me one! :eek: Not a bad deal IMO!!==c
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  6. laynes69

    laynes69 Minister of Fire

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    I've burned around 2 cords since late September. I had roughly 12 cords, burned 2 and replaced 1.25 of what I've burned. That puts me around 11.25 cords in the bank. Hopefully I'll be getting back out, once I get better and bring in a couple cords of pine for the shoulder season.
  7. Dairyman

    Dairyman Feeling the Heat

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    Better make it 2 so you can haul 1 to the shop with the other!!!!

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  8. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    If it was the newer 6.0 then yes your statement is true. They are junk motors. The 7.3 was a great motor. Only made them up to halfway through 2003 so my new truck will have to be 03 or earlier. Unless I go the cummins route.
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  9. Dairyman

    Dairyman Feeling the Heat

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    I agree but both of those are 7.3's and 1 was going to the shop.
  10. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    O well that sucks
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  11. gerry100

    gerry100 Minister of Fire

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    I've heard that Jan 15 is the halfway point for the NE.

    If I've burnt less than 2 of my 4 cords by next weekend I'll fell like I'm ahead. ( 4 more in the shed that won't be ready until Nov '13)
  12. JP11

    JP11 Minister of Fire

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    Dang.. knew I was slacking. Think I've got 13 cord or so ready to go..

    Another 4 that's nothing but red oak.

    BUT.. I did cut a few cord this morning along the driveway. It's stacked up as logs right now though. Man that tractor is handy with the winch on back and forks on front.

    I've burned about 4 to 4.5 cords so far. Lots of softwood though.

    JP
  13. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I scrounged my first 12 cords with a Saturn SL2 sedan. The back seat would fold down to connect the trunk with the back seat and I could fit eight foot logs in there. It would have been easier with a truck, but it can be done with a car. Now I have a trailer that we pull with an SUV. The trailer is fine when I know I am going for a scrounge, but a truck would be great for picking up those small scrounges I see along the roadside now and then.

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