March 10 2019 -- 1939 Chevy Truck


Feb 27 2019 -- KoO-Tracks 2017 to 2018 fun added


Feb 23 2019 -- 1938 MAPLE LEAF TRUCK--added to bottom of the page



April 24 2019


it was too muddy outside so i played inside the shop on the rear brakes for the 38 maple leaf truck.


38 ml brakes

April 23 2019


the 1938 maple leaf truck frame is all weled up and painted. it will take a couple of days to drip dry because i splash the paint on thick.


frame painted

April 22 2019


yesterday was a good day to be in the little shop with the wood stove going as i worked on the 38 maple leaf truck. the frame plates turned out very well and were easy to weld on when the frame was on it's side.


frame plates


then i splashed the paint on thick which is my style of painting.


painted frame

April 21 2019


woke up to the easter snow but only a 1/4 of what we usually get for some reason.


easter snow

April 20 2019


i had great plans on welding the frame on the 38 maple leaf truck but the rains came and plans were changed.


frame side

April 19 2019


at quitting time on thursday of the long easter weekend i get the forklift stuck.




an hour later the forklift is un-stuck and the mini Hoe has the mess all smoothed out.



April 18 2019


we are slowly getting the Kingdom organized and the second linn tractor i own is going in to a van trailer for storage. which i should have done years ago.


linn 2


April 17 2019


the snow turned to rain and it was a good day to hide in the shop with the wood stove. i whipped up the transmission mount for the 38 maple leaf truck.




using the materials i have i createmy own problems which require a little thought to correct. the angle cut and weld will give enough clearance for the oil pan and it will take a couple of days for the paint to dry since it was splashed on.


trans close


April 16 2019


we are finally get snow in the Kingdom which is normal for this time of the year.




April 15 2019


it did not take long to cut the 25 inches of bent frame out of the 38 maple leaf to make the frame straight for the first time in 66 years. using the mini Hoe made the job alot easier.


frame cut


after a quick temporary weld to hold the frame together, i used the mini Hoe to set the new style motor and trans in the frame.


38 hoe

April 14 2019


after supper i popped the cab off the 38 maple leaf.


cab off


then the frame went in to the shop which is the only dry place in the muddy Kingdom during the spring melt.


frame shop


with the truck hitting the ditch in 1953 loaded with grain, the frame got bent which is only about 2 inches. the repairs from 66 years ago need to be corrected to make the truck road worth for today's standards.



April 13 2019


we popped the grain box off the 1938 maple leaf which has no use for us up here because it is too light duty.


38ml off


next the southern welding deck from a 2008 chevy truck was set on for a test fit. the frame will be shortened to get rid of the bent part from when the truck played the dukes of hazzard. in 1953 the truck ened up in the ditch and caused the frame to be slightly bent like a banana which means it won't pass a modern truck safety of today's standards.


38 ml deck

April 12 2019


the days are slowly getting warmer and the customer vehicles are lining up at the new shop. if it is not painted black then it is not part of the Kingdom.


shop full

April 11 2019


it is finally warming up and starting to melt in the Kingdom which makes things a little muddy. just a quick picture of the 38 GMC and the Screaming Ford with the guard dog named Rouge.


38 gmc SF

April 10 2019


my Italian tire machine has no problems with the tires on the quad which is why i bought such a nice machine. i just need an Italian sweater to wear while using the machine.


KoO tire

April 09 2019


it is that time of the year where we dig out the quads and get ready for summer which is only 2 months away.



April 08 2019


it was a boring day in the Kingdom yesterday so here is a picture of the pink crew cab on the freshly plowed road. we got a lot of good pictures on our fishing trip march 24 2019.


pcc ice

April 07 2019


the Linn Tractor always has a different snow pattern around the machine. the snow never blows up tight against the machine like the snow does to the other pieces of equipment in the yard. just something to think about.


linn snow


April 06 2019


i sent down the orginal felt seal bushing for the 38 Maple Leaf for a machine shop to make new style seal bushings. i used colours to explain what has to be done. the project was a success since the machine shop is 1200kms away and only emails and facebook were used to answer any questions.



April 05 2019


the remote after market starter kit fo the sunken ford is not water proof so it gives the truck lots of funny clicking sounds and issuses. quick fix is just to remove and toss in the garbage. plus the new rack and pinion steering arrived becuase the old one was leaking oil and water combined.


remote wet

April 04 2019


i made my parts list for the 1938 GMC now it goes outside to wait for the money tree to blossom.


38 outside

April 03 2019


it was a boring day in the Kingdom yesterday so a quick picture of fueling up the Kommunist Kat on our fishing trip.


kk fueling

April 02 2019


just a quick picture from a couple of weeks ago when we went on our fishing trip for the sunken ford and we plowed a road on reindeer lake.


no road

April 01 2019


we did a little road trip the other night and got to enjoy great northern lights. one of the joys of living at the end of the world.


tow call 2


March 31 2019


a nice relaxing weekend to work ont he 38 GMC which i rode around in when i was a young boy and had all my hair.


38 gmc

March 30 2019


just a quick picture of Thor the plow truck from our fishing trip last sunday.


Thor fishing trip

March 29 2019


my son took a selfie of me driving the sunken ford on a test drive. yes the seat is still wet and will be wet for a while.


KoO selfie ford


here is the proof in the cameras that the sunken ford drives.


test drive sunken ford


March 27 2019


just a quick picture of the convoy we had over the Kinoosao Rally Road heading out on our fishing trip on sunday.



March 26 2019


we plowed 20 miles down the lake to get to the ice cube ford and quickly loaded it up on the trailer. then we traveled back on our freshy plowed trail.




the pink crew cab had no problems is following along on the freshly plowed road pulling the loaded trailer.


plowed pcc

March 25 2019


it was a nice day on sunday to go for a drive down the lake to get a freshly washed and freezed dry ford truck.


ice cube

March 23 2019


we popped the blades off of Thor the plow truck which seem to make the truck look even bigger.(the dumb computer wants the picture to be side ways so i'll let it be side ways.)



March 22 2019


people drive by the Kingdom and snap a picture and then send it to me. the KoO sign is famous like me.


koo sign 2

March 21 2019


at +10c the Kingdom was a little wet and slushie to work outside so this swing set is a nice indoor project. lots of thought required on building 2 of them in a small little shop.


swing set legs 2


it was a tough job holding the legs and tack welding them in to place to get the proper angle required,,,,,66.6 number of the beast.



March 20 2019


spring has arrived and it is melting pretty good in the Kingdom making not fun to work outside. i was able to hide in the dry shop buffing pipe for the next project.


pipe buffed


March 19 2019


i had a laptop go up in smoke the other day and i ripped it apart to try and save it but it is offically done. now i'm down to 1 computer which makes life slow and boring until the new one arrives.



March 18 2019


a nice sunday afternon tow call on the medical van again. this is twice this month we have towed the vehicle all because i think it is a ford. the tilt trailer has no problems loading or hauling the big vehicle.


tilted resized


the pink crew cab looks pretty good with the new box set up and the exhaust stack too.


loaded resized


Jan 05 2019


being the King of Obsolete i do things a little differently then most people. to say thansk to the people at westrans company in winnipeg who supply most of the parts to the Kingdom for my collectables. i had rodney my main partsman at westrans order in a pizza-chicken lunch for for the staff of 25. he had frank's pizza on main street cater and whack my credit card which was not that bad in price for the service given.


westrans food


while these people were enjoying a free lunch on my credit card 1200kms away in the south, my son and i were out ski-dooing to check winter drill roads. when we returned from having so much fun freezing, i seen the pictures of everyone enjoying them selfs which made my day.


KoO ski-doo


May 23 2018


i asked my son xena to take a selfie for me because i can never do it right. tee shirts during the day and jackets on at night. welcome to the great white north.


thansk selfie