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Grizzly Trucks

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

  1. diamondtguy

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    I get that...I have suffered shortness of breath for a couple years now.I know my lungs are ok from the CT scans i have had.Two years of my common law wife stressing me out,paying for my house on my own for 14 months and realizing i have to sell it doesnt help the stress.I did sell at the peak and got a stupid amount of money for the property.Mary and I are legally done now...I kept all my toys.....Dont think its over tho...
     
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    Hey diamondtguy, I'd be interested in a copy of that article - can you email me at hwallis@telus.net?
     
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    I will dig it out and scan it for you..
     
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    Got a message on facebook the other day.Guy wanted to know if i knew about a failed Suburban Grizzly project sitting in a field in Quesnel (sp)..I said no..These stories are interestesting..I didnt have to do any research as he had pics of it..He does not own it and the guy who does says its a Grizzly..Make your own decision..It barely qualifies for yard art..Happy he had pics.....

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    Grizzly huh? I have to say it that's pretty sad looking. Crude is a better term.
     
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    Somebody trying to pass off a copy of a Grizzly (as an original Grizzly) and thinking it might be worth something?
     
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    It's been awhile since I have posted an update about my truck but there has been some good progress lately.
    Jockey box doors in to the back seat have been rebuilt, they should be installed this afternoon. New fuse box is installed and a good chunk of the new wiring harness has been installed with wires fished through to the roof.
    Upholsterer is well under way recovering the seats and making the new interior panels.
    Almost all of the major body work is done, hopefully going to start painting the interior within the next week or so.

    The pictures don't do justice to the amount of work done so far.
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    I'd be totally lost with all that wiring.
     
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    You and me both, wiring and I don't get along!
    I was happy I was able to get all the lights and electrical working before I took the truck to the shop but when it comes to replacing it with the new harness and panel, I'm okay with letting someone else do it.
     
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    Looking good Will....Nice to see another one getting all rebuilt.As some of you know I have had to move to a rental home..The Grizzly that was for sale on Gibson's a few years ago is just 2 miles away from me..I know Chris and he will be rebuilding his truck as well.Will get some pics of the 2 trucks together soon...
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    Work continues on the wiring harness install, new tool box doors are installed, layout planning for the new dash continues, seam sealing is done on the inside of the cab.
    Interior is almost ready for primer and paint.
    Some hard to find parts have started to arrive, it's really nice to see it starting to come together.
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    Your doing a great job there Will
     
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    I can't take credit for the work being done to it now, it's all well above my pay grade.
    The guys that are doing the work are certainly doing a great job.
     
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    Well done Will.....Looking good..
     
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    Correct Will but you did find the right people and that is not easy now a days...
     
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    New steps have been formed. They're is a small notch needs to be cut out at the front of the step to allow the fender to fit in to place. We held a fender up this morning to mark it the proper angle and position for the notch.
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    grizzly 004.JPG Guessing yours were rubber coated and baddly damaged..I got the rubber off mine and had them sandblasted but they are baddly pitted.I will make new ones when I have my equipment up and running..Your new ones look good.Mine have a flange on the front that bolts to the fender for support..

    My truck has been dead for a while now..It wasnt happy with me having to move(nor was I) and my brand new charging system has stopped working....I am working on the problem.

    You can see the flange in the pic..
     
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    You're 100% correct. The steps and the original fenders were all coated with the rubber. Fenders were rusted right out, steps were pitted beyond repair.

    Mine had small tabs on top of the step that bolted the fender to the step for support, we're going to make up new brackets that will go underneath so they aren't visible.

    I hope your charging system doesn't give you too much grief, good luck with it!
     
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    Thanks Will...My fenders were not coated with that rubber but they were rusted out along with the headlight boxes..