Nice job. I like your pickup, very few around here anymore. The copper laundry boiler is considered an antique around here. I've seen them sell for $100. That is a nice looking yard accent and probably made the wife very happy. All in all, a good Saturday for you. Thanks for the review on the unloader. I was thinking of getting one. Good Luck, Rick
Thanks Rick, we have owned that truck for 38 years. It seems there are quite a few of them surviving in this area. The boilers would be considered antiques here too. This one really is in bad shape but has a long story. Mom found it in a dump back in the late 1960's still in decent shape. We found it in a field after a flood took our house in 1972 but it was smashed almost flat. we picked it up anyway and it had been stuck under our old trailer until 11 years ago when we got a new one then in a shed since. I beat it back straight best I could for this planter. Yes sir it was a good Saturday!
That's a great tool. And your yard art looks great. And nice truck. What year, about 1970/71 ? Any pictures of the other end of the truck.
Thank-you Noel! The truck is a 1972 GMC C2500. I think in Canada GMC called them a 920. Those numbers refer to it being a 3/4 ton. I will post a couple "then and now" pics here with the front.
I have one (load handler, bought at Canadian Tire) and have moved a lot of firewood with it. With the wood just thrown in it removes about 90% of it. I usually get about 1/2 unloaded, then the pile gets too big and I have to move the truck ahead a few feet before unloading the rest. I can usually just kick the remaining pieces it doesn't get out of the bed. I have use it for mulch, concrete rubble, garbage, manure for the garden, shavings for bedding for my wife's race horses and I forget what all else. Well worth the investment. Just a note of caution, do NOT try to walk on the mat when you have it unrolled in the bed. Don't ask me how I know.
EDIT: Nice job on the planter DAC!
I appreciate the comment Jim. It sounds like it will work great for the other stuff I want to use it for and unplanned things to come! OK I won't ask how you know that but thanks for the info----LOL!
My wife didn't like the bath tub at first but when the flowers were added she liked it then. We have a copper kettle that we dug out of my mother's basement when we getting ready to sell the house. The bail was pulling out of the copper so we made a planter out of if.
Hi Rad, I bet my wife would love to see your kettle planter if you would like to post a picture!
Well guess what? We are under a winter storm warning for tonight through tomorrow morning! it's been raining off and on all day. I built a real crude cover to maybe help her flowers survive. That's the first pic.
Second pic is our '72 GMC in 1979, the year we bought it.
Third is the same truck last year.