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Grizzly Trucks

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

  1. diamondtguy

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    very good....it was suggested to me a while ago to go to a air ride seat in the truck...need to look into it..
     
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    Pictures don't do it justice for how much has been done already but it is coming along.
    Inside picture is the mount for the back seat so it should still be able to fold up out of the way. 20220304_112507.jpg 20220304_112339.jpg 20220304_111310.jpg
     
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    Looking good will...I have my engineer friend coming here to do auto cad/solid works drawings of my hood....Going to make one out of aluminum..Or some sort of assist..Fricken heavy to open on your own...
     
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    The guy doing the work for me at this point has been having some grief with another project he's working on, it's slowed him down a bit but its coming.

    An assist for the hood would be a great thing, let me know if you come up with something.
     
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    Any progress is good progress and its heated storage.....I will post what he comes up with..Worked with him for years and he is very smart..
     
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    Was watching Rust Valley Restorers and I think they were driving a Grizzly with an assortment of parts from different trucks as they were all different colors. I didn't go back through this thread but maybe there was a pic. of it posted.
     
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    I have posted a few pics of the truck and have spoken to Avery.Truck was built out of left over parts by the previous owner.It is mounted on a F-450 chassis and registered as a 2000.

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    Found this picture of Wills truck ??? in a 2019 file I had

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    Yes...that is Wills truck.Last one built.That looks like the compound it sat in for years on Old Island Hwy in Qualicum.Good pic of the truck..

    Just checked my pics....That is a pic (one of many) that my friend in Qualicum took for me..
     
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    Yes that is where I seen it
     
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    63EED01E-06C0-493F-810F-44B310548446.jpeg Hi,
    My Dad owned the Grizzly now sitting on the side of the Highway in Whistler. He had it built by Jeff Buck to travel across Canada in his retirement. He was proud of it being locally built and unique. He drove it all over the country in all conditions. He slept inside while travelling, and being 8 passenger the whole family would pile in and ride around Comox with him.
    He asked me to sell it for him in 1999.
    I’ll include a picture of it the day we brought it home in 1991.
     
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    He had 35x12.50 BFG Mud Terrains put on later, which gave it it’s current stance, looking very tall and impressive.

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    Being the only passenger model ever built, it truly is unique and deserves to be restored.
    [​IMG]We think it may be #13.
     
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    Rico68...Welcome aboard....that truck being delivered in 91 wouldnt be #13..I have the first truck and its a 1990.They didnt build them that fast.The burgandy truck shown above getting rebuilt is documented as the final truck..There were 13 made..I have a newspaper article with your dad in it..That truck is owned by Canadian Wilderness Adventures in Whistler.I have spoken with them.Truck apparantly has a broken front axle...Yes it needs to get fixed
     
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    As some of you know i have had to sell my house and move.Have no idea why but Mary left me a while ago..Did the lawyer thing on tuesday over the house..I have kept all my toys and have moved (renting) to Mission (2.5 acers) for a while..I have a basement suite and a small shop.Shop will hold the Diamond T and my 2 Mustangs..For now the Grizzly is out back and un covered.I will be driving it again soon.Owner is going to build a 40' wide carport out back as he has cars too..Going to be house shopping in a while but it wont be in the lower mainland unless i get some help....

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    Sad the way it is ending up for you sure hope your on the winning side, unlike so many of us have been.
     
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    Pretty sure i am going to be OK....
     
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    Pulled the grizzly out the other day to get it ready for the show...This morning i had to cancel...Woke up on wed morn and it felt like someone whacked both my quad muscles with a 2x4..I am struggling to walk..Getting in and out of the truck,shifting and walking all day just isnt going to happen...I need to let them heal up....I have no idea how this happened...More crap in my life i dont need now...I have sold my 95 Ford 4x4 so the grizzly is now out on the black top... grizzly 002 (179).JPG
     
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    Hope you're OK. I starting getting back aches that got progressively worse. ER Dr's. thought it was muscle related as nothing abnormal showed up on x-rays or other tests. The back pain got to be unbearable. Family Dr. noticed blood tests were really wonky and sent me to the ER where they did a more extensive blood tests. The calcium in my blood was off the chart. This is when I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Ended up having compression fractures in 10 of my vertebrae. I'm sure the cause of your aches will be less severe and more easily treated. It sucks having pain you don't know what caused it. Hopefully you're feeling better soon.
     
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    Thanks....I have had 22 broken bones and enough stitches to make a pair of jeans...I can explain those injurys tho...I have a theory on how it happened but still working on it...For now i have to just rest and take it easy...
     
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    In a strange way it was a relief knowing what was causing my severe pain. Last couple of month's my joints have been aching a lot. Makes it hard to get a decent sleep. Last blood tests show the Myeloma is in full remission so hopefully with time the aches and pains will subside. I need a day's rest for every hour I'm doing anything remotely physical.