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#1201849 Sat Jan 28 2017 06:40 AM
Joined: Dec 2003
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Had her for nearly 17 years. Love her to pieces. Know every nut and bolt and squeak and rattle but I think I will have to sell her. I don't want to but my mind is on my wife's waning health. Been almost 2 years since she was diagnosed and it has been pretty smooth sailing until about 6 months ago. Seem to have lost interest in many things. I don't want the 49 just sitting in the garage indefinitely when she could be out enjoying the road like we always did. I started some work on her in the fall and its not done. There are pieces lying all over which is unlike me. I generally start and work on it until I am finished but not this time. The truck is just sitting in the garage with a bed full of hay bales. I have an interested person who keeps asking when he can have it so will be doing some serious thinking if I can get my mind off this terrible disease which is slowly killing my wife.

1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1989 Caprice

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Shop Shark
I'll say some prayers.The truck might be a good diversion.


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Sorry for your wife's illness, prayers. I am struggling with the decision to sell my 1960 MGA that I have had since Dec. 1968. it is getting more difficult to get in and out but I hate the hassle of selling. I had a guy bug me for a year and a half to buy it when I agreed to sell then the price was way more than he wanted to pay but it was way low for a quick sale and I thought to go to a good home.

Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

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Absolutely agree with Pete, Bill. You are experiencing what is
most likely the most stressful event in your life. It's not the
time to make any big decisions. That old truck which has given
you so much enjoyment thru the years can serve as a diversion
from the pain you're facing now and in the future.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 7,181
Well said Denny!!!!!!!!!!

Ron, The Computer Greek
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Sedge, like so many have done on this site, just put it away for awhile and focus on meeting your wife's needs. When the time is right pull it out of storage and get it up and running again. You will be happy for the diversion.

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Unless you need the space, or need the money, I agree with Denny, Ron, and Martin: put it away/aside (at least in your mind), deal with your important personal matters, and revive it when the time is right.

Tim []
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Sedgewick,,Sorry for the rough time you are having ,,I would like to say to you that the old 49 truck has been the other love of your life and I would be willing to bet that the first love of your life would want you to keep it .

I agree with the nicely said words from Pete and Denny

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Add me to the list of those in your corner. Don't sell, nothing can clear your head better than a ride down the backroads. As far as your buyer goes, beware of those who would take advantage of you.

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The truck is one thing you can fix later and you will be glad you have sending my prayers from downunder hope they work

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