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What to do when there's no snow to play with

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by willyswagon, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. willyswagon

    willyswagon Burning Hunk

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    As the title says... I'm bored, waiting for snow and or cold weather.


    Fill er up put it in low range and take it to the drying stacks
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    Some of the blocks were huge. It only took 10 blocks to fill this load.

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    This is possibly the worst way to leave popalar for 6 monthsThey must have gained about 20 lbs per block!
    It was all I could do to roll them up a plank on to the splitter.

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  2. tigeroak

    tigeroak Member

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    I like the truck, I like it I like it;).
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  3. blades

    blades Minister of Fire

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    Cut haul split, thumb your nose at the gas man, that's whats all about
  4. ScotO

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    You can have the wood, I'll have the truck. I can't wait to get started back up on my '49 Willys wagon.......
    That's not gonna happen for a while......:(
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  5. willyswagon

    willyswagon Burning Hunk

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    Ya I' ve been toying with getting rid of my wagon, and getting a bombadier J5 and trailer for the woods==c
  6. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    OOOh boy. I may have to talk with ya about that. It's only a day or so from my place to yours. You sell it, I'm gonna consider buying it.......
  7. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    I love that truck
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  8. jwoair23

    jwoair23 Burning Hunk

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    At the risk of being repetitive to the replies above me, thats a flippin awesome truck.
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  9. Trundle

    Trundle Member

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    I think your truck sucks.






    ah hell, that's just me being jealous. What motor you got in there? Inline 4 or 6 I presume? Pics of motor? I love those old Willys trucks and jeeps.
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  10. willyswagon

    willyswagon Burning Hunk

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    Bone stock all original, right down to the 6 cyl engine with the 6 volt generator.
  11. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    If you stay bored, you'll have enough CSS fire wood for several years :)

    Nice splitter, needs painted to match the truck ;)
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  12. willyswagon

    willyswagon Burning Hunk

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    That's the hope. Right now I have about 11 cord of hard wood, 2 1/2 cord of popolar, and 1 1/2 cord of spurce.
    So 15 cords in total. Not bad considering I didn't get my first stick delivered until last March
    I'm thinking I'll need 5-6 cords per season, so the boredom goes on!
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  13. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    Ditto, Ditto, Ditto, on all of the above, fabulous looking truck willysman!
  14. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Same same with the old FC150 'cept its a 4 banger....and alot uglier.;lol
  15. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    When I look at the Willys, I can't help but think of a relative who drove one of these for many years. Not sure if he still has it or not but probably does. I also once owned a Willys car; one of the few they ever made.
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Love the truck! I had a '53 when I was a kid. Bought it for a dollar with big plans. All I have now is the owner's manual and the tailgate. In 1988 I went my my senior prom in my buddy's '59 Willys Wagon.
  17. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    love the truck...want the truck..
  18. willyswagon

    willyswagon Burning Hunk

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    Okay the weather here is continueing to suck!
    No snow, just flurries.
    It is strange when you can split and stack wood in your T shirt in Oct, little own do it on Dec 20th!
    Tomorrow is Winter Solstise and it doesn't look like winter will be here for while yet.
    I now have all my wood CSS, and was so bored today I called a nieghbor to see if he needed any big ones done.
    1 hr at his place and I'm out of wood to play with.
    I guess I'll go change the oil on the splitter and put it away for the winter.
    Here is the last load on the way to be stacked.
    Time to put the plow on it and wait for winter.

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  19. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    no snow in Canada...we'll get our first accumulating snowfall tomorrow and Saturday...send a picture of the snow plow on that fine machine when you have a use for it...
  20. willyswagon

    willyswagon Burning Hunk

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    If last winter and the start to this one are any indication, I won't be needing it much.
    I only needed it twice last winter. I put the plow on it today because I was bored.
  21. willyswagon

    willyswagon Burning Hunk

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    Well winter has finally showed up. Here is the truck clearing off the area where I was splitting the wood in Dec.
    We got about 12" Monday, and a further 12-15" coming this Saturday.

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    He's pumpin ya Scotty
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  23. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    That's the nicest wood haulin' snow plowin' machine I've seen in a long time. I had a 47 wagon once upon a time. It was a beast!
  24. willyswagon

    willyswagon Burning Hunk

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    Thanks I've got a 56 Wagon I need to finish, someday:(
  25. AJS56

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    Not sure if anyone else noticed, but that Willys truck is WAY COOL!

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