cheeseman

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  1. Sarah thought it was a good idea to get a van or class C camper to hit blues Fests, and camping trips within a few hours drive. She was finding overpriced rustbuckets far away to waste time looking beyond the ad pictures. People at work with health issues won't be using my NEW '96 GMC Savana TMC Tiara conversion pimp mobile any more, so I bought it for $600. I didn't know a vehicle could be so loaded. This thing has more switches/lights/acc./than the StarSip Enterprise. And everything we've tried so far works. Pretty new set of Cooper tires, no leaks, suspension/brakes/motor great. Some rust. LOTS of dirt & grime. This is almost as bad as some of the kitchens people leave for me to clean. Just spent 2 hours with a steam cleaner, a wire brush, solvents, chemicals and dug out a lot of Ragu sauce, tortilla chips, axle grease, screws/nails/garbage out of there. It should be clean enough to get dirty again camping the weekend of the 30th at Birch. Has dual cassette decks, tv/VCR/ mood lighting, electric full size bed/rear seat. 6 way power front seats. All in gorgeous blue leather. Class 2 trailer hitch & light plug. Taking pics as I go. Hope to get some up this weekend.
  2. 2017 Grouse/Small Game

    Yeah. Here's a DOOZY. I did about 140 miles of back dirt roads from Ely down to NE of the Knotted Pine, and back Saturday. Saw ONE bird and about 385 people on ATVs, trucks, cars, etc. Sunday, I went up the Echo trail in better weather, and saw 3 more, got one of them. Monday morning dawn, I left the 'Resort planning on hunting a few roads down 169 to get to work by noon. Ran into this brute on the Murray road north of Tower about 7AM.
  3. 2017 Grouse/Small Game

    Heading for the 'Resort Friday after work. Looks pretty rainy Saturday for the morning opener, but I'm likely to be near the Knotted Pine/McDougal/Dragon area early Sat. afternoon. Champagne colored GMC truck with MinnowFace colors on the back window. If the weather forecast hold for some clearing Sunday, AND I see a few birds or this year's good crop of snowshoes...I might stay and hunt Monday. Fall colors are popping up, might be some pics coming, if the site will allow a few from my phone. (The fish house pics from this week was the first time in a couple months a photo in a post was accepted.) Good luck. Shoot straight & be safe.
  4. 2 frabill predator non thermal NIB

    Yes. That was part of my confusion on fitting the canvas over the 3/4 extended frame. Made the naive mistake of assembling 4 of my 6 frame assemblies so the bolted in hardpoint hinge ends had the lock knobs on the wrong side of the outer poles in their 'pre-assembly'. Which involved loosening about 16 nuts & bolts on the affected corners to turn them around. The cordless drill with a 7/16 deep socket and a box wrench were my helper on this gig. Once again, Frabill's directions SUCK! If they could have written a few lines about 'watch out for THIS'..., or marking/numbering the poles would help a LOT. All in all, though, it's a pretty sturdy portable. You need a full size truck and a dock lift to get it anywhere, but there is easily enough room for my cot & 2 rattle reels for an overnighter in decent winter weather. For this price, it should be worth at least $400 for a few years.
  5. Good People In This World

    About as weird as packing a bowling ball or golf clubs.
  6. Truck bed toolbox

    Chinese Dave's S-10 bed toolbox. Pretty sure it's aluminum, and in great shape but for dirt & scratches. Likely to fit a lot of smaller trucks, or be good for mounting on a trailer? Locks & keys good. I'm asking $140 on CL, building in some haggle room...Compare to the overpriced $300-400 new at Northern Tool's latest catalog. $100 to a MinnowFace. The dimensions and pics are in the current CL ad: https://duluth.craigslist.org/pts/6300254115.html
  7. 2 frabill predator non thermal NIB

    This one has a huge front door or you could drive a truck into, and a nice little drive-through window in the back
  8. 2 frabill predator non thermal NIB

    I spent a couple of hours this morning just uncrating & sorting about 200 parts, trial & a bit of error on getting the poles attached & seats together. The directions SUCK. Was missing a few nuts & bolts, but had some on hand. Still have to figure out how the tent goes on this thing, but you can see it's gonna be huge & heavy. Going to have to build a ramp and mount the baby winch from the ATV in my truck bed, which will be full of this pig most of the winter.
  9. For weird spanner/key pliers applications, I've had good luck making some. cut/grind/weld some flatbar steel or bed frame and put nails or bolts where you need them to span. You can temper it somewhat by heating the tool red hot and dipping in drain oil. It usually beats the time looking for the real tool, and if you buy it, how many more times will it ever get used. I made the above last month to get the big odd hard to reach nut off the bottom of my old kitchen faucet. Good luck. We're all counting on you.
  10. Welded Yard Art

    Jasouie was in town this week and we ran out of stuff to do. I suggested arts & crafts at my Sopp was different than at my Mom's house...
  11. You Go to Fish it, maype.
  12. 2 frabill predator non thermal NIB

    I got one, thanks! Damn thing is pretty heavy, must have a cast iron bathtub for a sled...but at least it's not likely to blow across a lake. I'll put him together some night next week.
  13. 2 frabill predator non thermal NIB

    Thanks. I'll be up likely Friday about 3 to get a good look.
  14. 2 frabill predator non thermal NIB

    OK. Thanks. I'll take one also. I can make that work. Having the model # is gold, Jerry, GOLD! Call or text me. I live on the Duluth hillside, but could go to TH to pick one up this weekend. 218-391-8082 Cash OK?
  15. Minnesota WILD!

    Wild sign Virginia High School Poy Matt Cullen to 1 year, CHEAP 1 million contract for the 2017-18 season today. A guy with his name on the Cup 3 times can not hurt. This guy knows the game, in the NHL 20 years. When we got him last time, I thought he was way more respectable than Rolston, Gaborik, Vanek, Settogouchi, or any of those overpaid homos. Nutterbutter & Granlund just got big 5 mil re-sign contracts too. GO WILD!