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ET Got a New Sled for Christmas!


Jim Gell

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On Friday I took our Volvo down to Port St. Lucie so Henry could replace the "sled" on our ET hitch with a new and improved version. I am not sure when he was expecting me because i sent texts to an old defunct phone number, but when I got there at noon Henry and Tommy went right to work and did not stop until they finished. They even did some extra work they had not planned on. I am very pleased with the improvements and their quick but thorough job that got me back to Cathy in Mayo. FL before bedtime. I only wish I had done it last winter when we were in Florida.

 

I am confident the hitch is ready for a trip to Alaska next summer, if we are.

 

Jim

 

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2001 Volvo 770, Detroit 60 Series, Gen 2 Autoshift

Passenger assist elevator to enter cab - for when we need it, or sell it?

'05 Travel Supreme Select 40 RLQSO 5th wheel

2016 smart car

 

We started full timing on December 1st 2014

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness - Mark Twain
Not all that wander are lost - J. R. R. Tolkien

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Sorry about that. Thanks for letting me know. I just forgot to enable the permission. Fixed now.

 

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2001 Volvo 770, Detroit 60 Series, Gen 2 Autoshift

Passenger assist elevator to enter cab - for when we need it, or sell it?

'05 Travel Supreme Select 40 RLQSO 5th wheel

2016 smart car

 

We started full timing on December 1st 2014

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness - Mark Twain
Not all that wander are lost - J. R. R. Tolkien

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That looks like Mr. Gell's HDT.....

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As I said it is all driven by geography.

 

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For instance, in the first two pictures one is "preoccupied" with thoughts "how close am I to Canadian weather, proximity to the permafrost and even North Pole".

In bottom two pictures one gauges the weather by proximity of the tropics, the islands and the equator.

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Nice, Henry! Glad to see u r moving around abit, ever so gingerly!

 

P.s. My upgraded ET from 3 yrs back has performed perfectly to Alaska & back... roads up there are still better than Calif & Mich, BTW!

Don & Fannie

 

2005 Volvo 670, 12sp FreedomLine, "Black Dude", 3.36 axle, Szmyt Wonder-Bed Smart loader,

ET hitch, Jackalopee (original-prototype), BLUE-DOT air-over-hydraulic brake system,

2007 New Horizons F35RLSSS-C (Mor/Ryde-IS, Kodiak disc brakes, 17.5 H tires),

2005 smart fortwo passion

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Don, how are those mag drill skills holding up?

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Trying to get ET work done while gimping behind one of these is a pip!

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Incidentally I stole that one a month ago from my mother in law (she has two of them). Wife is pissed about those tears in the seat, she suspects I have been "transporting" hitch parts on the seat while gimping in the shop. Would I do something like this? :(:rolleyes:

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Glen, now that I find myself in the ranks of gimps (pardon, physically challenged), we still try to be useful gimps.

Examining the final paint in your ET parts and others.

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Doing few final pieces.

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Wife did notice that when I came home that there was a thin sticky layer of epoxy over spray on the gimp chair, it did solidify in few hours so I'm hoping it's a non issue, I will be returning the chair to my mother in law after the operations.

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