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Re: [oletrucks] Where is everyone?

To: raknotts@qwest.net, wits_end@worldnet.att.net (Spencer),
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Where is everyone?
From: Cadamsarch@aol.com
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 14:07:34 EDT
Hello Oletruckers,

Winter starts in Minnesota when resort owners at Lake Mille Lacs (big blue 
blob in center of your MN highway map) drag about five-thousand ice fishing 
houses out to the middle of the big blue blob, by then frozen hard and a big 
blob. These fish houses join about ten-thousand dragged out by non-resort 

Resort owners, unwilling to admit they do this as a hobby, need to get paying 
customers out to the fish houses to do things like fish, quaff cold ones, and 
talk about Oletrucks they had as kids and never should have sold. The snow is 
too deep and the ice is too unpredictable to run old school buses. (The Cuban 
AD with a prop would be great in summer, but, then, soft ice makes keeping 
track of fish houses tricky, at best.) 

Resort owners come to the job with a lot of common sense. They put it to work 
by taking an almost old Suburban (newer than Task Force), adding bogey wheels 
and tracks to the rear suspension, trading front wheels for beefed up snow 
mobile skis, and installing about five extra heaters. The result looks like 
someone's dream of a civilian conversion of a military half-track gone bad. 
Suspension and body lifts equal about two feet. The highway patrol stays on the 
highway, so exhaust systems are minimal. Typical paint job is rattle can camo. 
Nonetheless, these beasts get the job done. 

When they roll, Minnesota winter is here.

Regards and don't let the cold ones freeze,

Culver Adams
1931 Chevy coupe
1951 Chevy 3100
(Sort of thinking about a 1962 Suburban, some bogey wheels, and other parts.)
In a message dated 10/13/03 11:49:22 AM Central Daylight Time, 
raknotts@qwest.net writes:

<< Subj:     Re: [oletrucks] Where is everyone?
 Date:  10/13/03 11:49:22 AM Central Daylight Time
 From:  raknotts@qwest.net (Bob KNOTTS)
 Sender:    owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
 Reply-to:  raknotts@qwest.net (Bob KNOTTS)
 WOW!! And here I was thinking abt visiting a friend in Reno in Jan. Time to
 rethink, or buy snow tires!! BK
 ----- Original Message ----- 
 From: "Spencer" <wits_end@worldnet.att.net>
 To: "Gary Perry" <glperry@fwi.com>; "Wayne" <wroworth@tampabay.rr.com>;
 Cc: "oletrucks list" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
 Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 7:14 AM
 Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Where is everyone?
 > Geez, Gary, I'm nervous enough seeing her behind the wheel. You're not
 > making it any easier.
 > And, yep, it gets pretty cold here in the northern part of Nevada.  A few
 > Thanksgivings ago we got 18" of snow.  Of course, that's nothing for you
 > Minnesotans.
 > Harry
 > '55 AD Chevy
 > Reno, NV
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