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Pops from N. Central Indiana
#1282629 Fri Oct 05 2018 04:58 PM
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 37
Wrench Fetcher
Hello gang as I was a member several yrs. ago life kept me very busy. I bought my son's 59 Chevy Apache 3100 step side to help him and new wife buy a home in 2000 it has sat in my shop since then. I was a prof. firefighter for 21 yrs. worked at the local hospital days off and full time 37 yrs. plus owning a painting business for 40 yrs. Yes, a workaholic! Now being retired 3 times I enjoyed riding H/ D for yrs. until June 1st 2016 riding a $40,000 trike I got sideswiped by a car. Life lined by helicopter to Ft. Wayne, In. They called my family in and said he probably is not going to make it! Well I did but was in an induced coma for 4 weeks! I am now still going, my biggest decision was by gosh I am going to finish my 59. Full frame off restoration, cab and front end in good shape, replaced the bed wood and metal bed sides with new.
350 was junk so I replaced it with another 350 into a 383, all new parts. Hooked a 700R4 transmission to it, got to order a driveshaft no biggie. Installed disc brakes all the way around, new stock 15 in. wheels on mags. All body parts was painted H/D 1996 Mystic Green had an Electroglide that color loved it; changes from dark green, dark blue, black in the sunlight.
Married a special education teacher June 1st this year, we dated off and on for 4 yrs we decided what the heck life is better with than without. Besides she loves old metal and wants us to go to car and truck shows with our truck. Did I mention Mrs. Jackie is a special education teacher LOL! I am not a nerd she will figure out how to post our wedding picture with the truck as a back drop in our back yard. Growing up on a farm wrenching equipment, trucks, cars, tractors was taught to me early, my son has the same trait. Hopefully I can pop in now some, helping when I can, a little humor or knowledge from the Corncrib. One last thing my dad had a new 1959 step side Apache 3100. he would let me drive it around the fields and down the dirt roads to the other farm. My age 9 yrs. old yes, us farmboy's started early! Glad to be back and share.

Pops the truth is out there!
Re: Pops from N. Central Indiana
popcornBen #1282634 Fri Oct 05 2018 05:25 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
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Welcome back. As you know there is no cure for the old truck habit but more trucks. shake

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Re: Pops from N. Central Indiana
popcornBen #1282649 Fri Oct 05 2018 08:16 PM
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 86
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hi from crown point. my 48-3609 came from akron indiana 6 weeks ago. good luck with ur projects!

Re: Pops from N. Central Indiana
popcornBen #1282678 Sat Oct 06 2018 02:06 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
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Welcome to the bolt and for sharing your story. We are all here to help...and congratulations on the truck....and the wife!

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Re: Pops from N. Central Indiana
popcornBen #1282790 Sun Oct 07 2018 04:29 AM
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Welcome back Popcorn Ben, I too have an appreciation for the '59 Apaches. thumbs_up


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