Flatbed project

RockingM

New member
My son and buddy started their own Fab shop. Selkirk Outfitters.

Their current project is a aluminum flatbed for an old Japanese fire truck. It’s a land cruiser hilux.

I think it looks super sharp!
 

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Box Rocket

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Ah man! I almost bought that truck when it was recently for sale and I had similar plans for it. Congrats on the purchase. Brilliant minds think alike.
 

Tex68w

Beach Bum
We live in the Selkirks.

Here is the info from the Texas Historical Marker down there, makes you wonder if there is any relation? I didn't see any info about who named the mountain range.


Selkirk Island, TX

William Selkirk (1792-1830), one of Stephen F. Austin's original "Old three hundred" settlers, came to Texas from New York in 1822. Selkirk was a surveyor for the Austin colony and served in the colonial Militia. He was part of a group sent (1824) by Austin to make a treaty with the Waco and Tawakoni Indians. His grant of land, known as Selkirk Island, was among the first issued by the Mexican government to American colonists in 1824. Ownership of the property has remained in his family since that time. Selkirk's descendants have been prominent civic and business leaders in Matagorda and Galveston counties.

Originally Selkirk's land grant consisted of several islands formed by the branches and channels of the Colorado River. When the grant was surveyed in 1824, a log raft (fallen trees) blocked the river near Selkirk's property. This raft hindered navigation inland for many years. Recent dredging closed the channels so that the land is no longer divided into islands. In the 19th century a sawmill stood where Mill Creek once emptied into the now dry east bed of the Colorado River. According to legend, one of Jean Lafitte's pirates hid a treasure at the northern end of Selkirk Island.
 

RockingM

New member
Here is the info from the Texas Historical Marker down there, makes you wonder if there is any relation? I didn't see any info about who named the mountain range.


Selkirk Island, TX

William Selkirk (1792-1830), one of Stephen F. Austin's original "Old three hundred" settlers, came to Texas from New York in 1822. Selkirk was a surveyor for the Austin colony and served in the colonial Militia. He was part of a group sent (1824) by Austin to make a treaty with the Waco and Tawakoni Indians. His grant of land, known as Selkirk Island, was among the first issued by the Mexican government to American colonists in 1824. Ownership of the property has remained in his family since that time. Selkirk's descendants have been prominent civic and business leaders in Matagorda and Galveston counties.

Originally Selkirk's land grant consisted of several islands formed by the branches and channels of the Colorado River. When the grant was surveyed in 1824, a log raft (fallen trees) blocked the river near Selkirk's property. This raft hindered navigation inland for many years. Recent dredging closed the channels so that the land is no longer divided into islands. In the 19th century a sawmill stood where Mill Creek once emptied into the now dry east bed of the Colorado River. According to legend, one of Jean Lafitte's pirates hid a treasure at the northern end of Selkirk Island.
There was a short link on him. It’s Scottish in origin. It’s a place and also a title. I’m sure its related.


 
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