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  • Location chilliwack, bc, canada
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  1. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic OBS Chev crewcab   

    little more...

  2. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    thanks Ed!
    the heat (low to mid 90's all week) was really slowing down the action. caught a couple rainbows, we ate them, but my son snagged the biggest fish of the week-he caught a 16" varden on a Doc Spratley, we let him go though
  3. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic 88 Times a Day....Smartphones   

    got tattoo's, no smart phone, no cell phone, just a land line. 
    been wearing my ink for 35 yrs & have never regretted it one bit...
  4. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    beautiful pictures Ed!
    just got back from holidays, was fishing here....

    and riding here....

  5. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    been a good summer at work, racking up the hrs last couple months, have'nt had time to do practically nothing else, but lovin the $$$.
    Today was payday friday,  had a "short" day, traffic on the freeway was light heading home, & wifey made me a steak for supper. Also managed to wrangle a week off from my boss, so heading out to the bush for all next week, me, the mutt, the kid & the wife & no one else-what could be better....so looking forward to getting away & un-winding 
    big hrs...

  6. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Highway thru Hell   

    last week a truck piled up on the "smasher", a hill on the Coquihalla,  8% grade for 'bout 5 kms. An inexperienced "new Canadian" that came to the country tried taking a loaded tractor trailer with no valid brake inspection, AND practically no brakes down the biggest hill on the Coke. Also blew the mandatory brake check at the top of the hill. Fried what brakes he had in the first km of the hill, somehow missed all 3 run-away lanes on the hill, and plowed into 12-15 cars, trucks, & rv's that were funneling into 1 lane for road construction at the bottom of the hill. Seven people ambo'ed to the hospital, 1 was heli-vac'ed.
    was a monster of a traffic jam, heard it was like 8-10 miles long. closed the hiway for about 8 hrs as well....
    wonder if it will make it on the show....you can see Jamie's truck 47 behind the blue car..
    some internet shots of the accident

  7. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic OBS Chev crewcab   

  8. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Highway thru Hell   

    i'm sure they prob get something from it. i would'nt say a whole lot. i met Adam shopping at Costco & did the roof on the motel where Bruce was living, run into Ken still driving a wrecker in the mountains, not what i would really call living high on the hog....
    locally they have gained some status, Jamie has a cool little store in Hope, everybody around here has a HTH hat, shirt, hoodie, poster. they do a lot of local photo-ops & autograph signing. Jamie always used to have his rotator on display at local business's & truck events.
    and it's official, HR 116 is for sale. seen it sitting on display at Commercial Truck ready to go...

  9. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Highway thru Hell   

    yeah, it is too bad about the rotator, it was cool watching that thing in action. 
    i dont think Jamie will ever quit, at least not untill he cant shift anymore...lol  He has been in the valley a long time, his brother owns one of the bigger towing outfits here. personally i think Jamie overdid it with the trucks on just the Coke. rotator was an expensive machine that got realisticlly called out maybe 10 times a yr, was not just the competition that made him go to alberta, just not alot of accidents on the Coke without the snow the rest of the year. yes the rotator was perfect for some wrecks, but need more than "some" wrecks to pay off a 3/4 mil truck....then he starts to get going good in alberta, and then the bottom of the oil barrel fell out...once again, he had many, many trucks, but no amount of serious wrecks to pay for them...
    i'm pretty sure downsizing was his plan, but having a yard in Surrey should always keep the trucks rollin'-2 million people down that way, bound to be wrecks  and i notice he's really going after pass vehicles, he has acquired quite a fleet of small wreckers & toyota tundra's lately. have heard all kinds of rumors about the show, this may be the last season, they may expand it & showcase other heavy tow'ers, i have met Jamie, Adam, Gord, Bruce (before he died) & Ken, they NEVER say anything about the show, prob not allowed, so it's all just rumors. Actually ran into Ken just a few months ago out in the back 40 bringing in a busted 4x4 van off Cheam mt. followed him down the mt ('bout 10 miles) watching him have to stop & lift & lower the van thru every single cross ditch. Prob about 40, 3-4 ft deep ditches, was a slow go, he asked me a few times if i wanted to work my way past him, nope, told him i'm in no big hurry-and he is good at what he does! (he was not driving a Davis truck, he works for Mission towing)
    as long as the snow keeps falling on the Coke,  there will always be a Jamie Davis truck there, wether it will be televised much longer....not sure
  10. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Airbag recall... giant PITA!   

    huh, did not know that. i remember all the problems they were having & thought they cancelled it outright. 
    and the bigger hammer theory is the lightest vehicle crashes twice as hard as a heavy one in an accident-usually the first impact, then again as the heavier vehicle pushes the lighter one backwards, sideways, airborne, etc.....
    so i drive  vehicles that are taller & outweigh 90% of pass. vehicles out there....
  11. dieseldawg142 added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Highway thru Hell
    just wondering if there's any HTH fans on here.
    big changes are coming. Jamie Davis has pulled out of Alberta (oil crash) & downsized from about 70 trucks. He has brought his stuff back to Hope & also opened a couple new yards, one in Surrey, BC, & a few months ago, one about 500 feet from our shop in Chilliwack. I'm assuming the little bald, tattooed guy named Gord is taking care of it, talked to him a few times, he's always locking it up. they mostly have small wreckers (see them everywhere)  with truck 44 there (flatbed) but some days the big trucks show up, & a couple times Al Quiring has stopped by with "Big Green". Jamie has sold his beloved rotator, wondered why l had'nt seen it kicking around (Western, HR150) but has a few other new trucks coming to the show, which i don't think will be truly spectacular as before, last winter was the mildest in decades on the Coquihalla. usually 8-10-15 feet of snow is norm, this yr it was only 4-6 feet.
    brake check at the top of the "smasher". biggest hill on the Coke & responsible for about 80% of the carnage on the hiway. only about 6 feet of snow this yr...

    Bruce's old Peterbilt keeps on losing parts, noticed it was gone the other day-rumor has it "might" be in for some re & re

    was by his secondary yard in hope yesterday, Jamie's "antique road show" is still pulling in the bacon. Truck 47, Jamie's old GMC was hauling in a busted rv that did'nt make it up the "smasher"

    also had Scotty's rig HR 117 sitting there, which also will prob be sold, as Davis has got a new Pete to play with. liking them stacks...

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  12. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Airbag recall... giant PITA!   

    not really a fan of something that blows up in my face....seems strange, seeing warning stickers plastered all over your car for a safety device designed to protect you-"this device may kill or injure you"
    thankfully, those interlock seatbelts in the '70's never made it to production...
    for driving safety on the road, i rely on the "bigger hammer" theory, works fine for me so far
  13. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic OBS Chev crewcab   

    this crew build is going even slower than the '60 stepper.... been cranking off 100 hr paychecks steady for the last 2 months, not getting a lot else done...
    but my plan A finally showed up yesterday, hoping to get some time on it this weekend

  14. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic '60 chev stepper   

    sorry, forgot to mention it went to Under glass a couple weeks ago
  15. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Century old riddle solved   

    have to keep an eye out for him in my travels...lol...hello? National Enquirer....
    first time for me Scott, usually they hi-tail it! (in more ways than one...)
    here's some non-pooping doe's me & my son ran into at Kwoiek lake couple weeks ago, also ran into 2 bucks, but they didn't hang around long enough for pics. guess the girls like the attention...

    this little girl was completely unconcerned about me or dawg, hung around long enough to take about 20 pictures

    it is a nice little chunk of the planet, we have some beautiful country right in our back yard, a few randoms from around our place