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Grizzly Trucks

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by diamondtguy, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Will_M

    Will_M Well-Known Member

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    I have reached the end of my abilities on the rebuild. I hauled the truck over to a local shop this morning, they will be taking care of the body repair, paint, interior, and other items left on my list.
    Im not sure about time line, I'm going to have the truck on the road later this summer though.
    Hopefully I'm not being too optimistic! 20210610_095528.jpg 20210610_095242.jpg
     
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  2. diamondtguy

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    Need some help.....A while ago i noticed the grizzly's volt meter bouncing in the 14-16 range..Four days later both batterys were dead..I recharged them and they died again.I recharged them and unplugged the voltage reg and they were fine...I changed the reg and it didnt help..Got a new alt and my friend ran some tests..Truck was hitting 17.5 volts and the original battery is down to 580 CCA's..I changed the alt tonight and the truck is still over charging...No welding sparks when you disconect the batterys...I am at a loss......TIA

    Its dark out now so i went and disconnected the batterys.....no sparks..
     
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  3. Will_M

    Will_M Well-Known Member

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    I checked in with the shop today, disassembly is well underway. We should be able to reuse the running boards and the compartment doors under the back seat but the door frames will need to be replaced. Sandblasting will hopefully start by the end of the week to see how much of the steel body panels needs to be replaced.
    My wife also had a Grizzly key chain made for me/ the truck. 20210804_114749.jpg 20210804_105606.jpg 20210804_105558.jpg
     
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    I got the Grizzly fixed today..I wired in a relay to clean up the signal to the voltage regulator and give it a accurate battery reading..It was a double win as my bouncing voltmeter has stopped as well as the over charging..There was something wrong with either the voltage regulator or the alternator as the battery drainage has stopped...The were both replaced prior to the relay fix.. grizzly 002 (176).JPG grizzly 001 (171).JPG stuff 004 (2).JPG
     
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    When i was on Van Isl. looking at the not yet mine Grizzly I noticed it had been painted blue at one time,(it is still blue inside the side cabinets).Jean said it was painted blue for a movie..They moved production to Toronto and wanted the owners to ship the stuff there at there expense...That was the end of that..Jean then wanted her truck painted yellow again.I have never found a picture of it blue..Another new Grizzly owner who works for the movies found this pic for me.....Interesting

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    You the law now!
     
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    I imagine a Grizzly would do a lot better than a police car with a push bar on the front.
     
  8. diamondtguy

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    Took the Grizzly to Langley on friday night..Huge get together every friday at A&W...Spent the night talking about the truck.Never did get a chance to go look at the cars...Was a good night tho.I was parked in the lot next door and it filled to the max as well.

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    When we were doing all the diagnostic stuff on the charging system we found the original battery was down on CCA's..Started life at 950 and was down to low 500's..Truck starts fine as i have dual battery's but last night i put a fresh 950 CCA battery in it....You can see the blue paint inside the cabinet..Air lines and wires are for the compressor in there for my exhaust brake.
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    This was sent to me a few times yesterday..The guy working on Will's truck posted it on Facebook on a Rust Valley Resto page...He is quite excited about working on the truck....That is always a good thing....
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    sent to me a while ago and i forgot about it...Arts truck and guessing some one was visiting him...

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    My ex boss and friend sent me this pic.Avery's truck sitting up at Scotch Creek this weekend...

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    Looks like it could use a lot of love.
     
  14. Will_M

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    I stopped in at the shop today to see how things are progressing on the truck.
    Rust repair/ rebuild is coming along nicely. Tentative timeline is to have all the sheet metal fixed, the cab sandblasted and in for paint by the end of November.
     
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    Looking good Will...Are you changing the color ???
     
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    I thought about changing the color but with this truck being the only burgundy one, I decided to stick with it.

    We've picked out a real nice shade of burgundy that's probably going to be pretty close to the original color when it was new but with metallic fleck in it.
    The front fenders, running boards, and deck will be semi gloss black.
     
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