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Re: The road trip to the Reunion [Re: 2-Ton] #1325104 Fri Sep 06 2019 01:32 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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You got that right Tim. That's why I mentioned it.
And thanks for buying this youngster a beer!

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: The road trip to the Reunion [Re: 2-Ton] #1325111 Fri Sep 06 2019 02:44 PM
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WE b OLD Offline
Master Gabster
,why is everone picking on me even a half a world away ?


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: The road trip to the Reunion [Re: 2-Ton] #1325113 Fri Sep 06 2019 03:02 PM
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Its gotta be your first name............


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: The road trip to the Reunion [Re: 2-Ton] #1325151 Fri Sep 06 2019 08:22 PM
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Ron enjoy the weekend have a extra cookie for me. Safe travels


57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Re: The road trip to the Reunion [Re: 2-Ton] #1325385 Mon Sep 09 2019 12:56 AM
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WE b OLD Offline
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Thanks, Tim and I did and you did say extras? I have a hard time understanding Aussie but you are coming along by being with Don the southern linguist.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: The road trip to the Reunion [Re: 2-Ton] #1326686 Wed Sep 18 2019 05:29 PM
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The '19 Reunion was my first road trip with Mater. Being unsure of how things would go, I took I-70 from Columbia for the first 30 miles, until I could exit onto some secondary highways for the remainder of the trip. If I was going to have a breakdown along the way, I didn't want it to be alongside the interstate.

I was able to keep up with traffic at 70-75mph, but the old 235 was working hard at it. I don't know how much the boom in the bed weighs...plus the aerodynamic drag at interstate speeds, means the engine is working pretty hard. The truck seems to enjoy 60-65mph much better. After filling up with gas both legs of the trip, I estimate I was getting 12-14mpg...not too bad I suppose, but I was expecting better...that's a topic for another thread.

I took a slightly different route back home. While running down the back highways, I came across this:

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Junkyard 3.png (1.22 MB, 48 downloads)
Junkyard 4.png (1.03 MB, 46 downloads)

This is what happens when you live with a house-full of women, the wife and daughters name all the cars:
1960 Impala - "Frankie" (Frank Sinatra)
1961 Apache - " 'Mater Jr." (wrecker)
1972 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Juliet"
1976 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Olaf"
1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - "Romeo"
Re: The road trip to the Reunion [Re: 2-Ton] #1326688 Wed Sep 18 2019 05:36 PM
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The shop was closed, so I knocked on the door of the adjacent house; no answer. I walked down the shoulder of the road to survey the crop of vehicles, when a car pulled up to the house. The gentleman was looking Mater over as I walked back to the truck. We struck up a conversation...the shop is still an active business...he didn't have much time to talk as he was picking up his elderly mother for evening church services. I asked permission to take photos from outside the fence (because I'm a polite fellow). He said certainly; to come by during business hours, and I could walk around the yard.

These wide-angle photos were taken from the roadside ditch, outside the fence.

So, on my way home from the truck show, I was treated to another show! A pleasant way to finish the trip!

-Kevin

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Last edited by Shakey61; Wed Sep 18 2019 05:51 PM.

This is what happens when you live with a house-full of women, the wife and daughters name all the cars:
1960 Impala - "Frankie" (Frank Sinatra)
1961 Apache - " 'Mater Jr." (wrecker)
1972 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Juliet"
1976 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Olaf"
1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - "Romeo"
Re: The road trip to the Reunion [Re: 2-Ton] #1326689 Wed Sep 18 2019 05:48 PM
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This past Monday, I drove back over to visit. I had noticed some '61 pickups and some '59-'60 Impalas, so I was hoping to score a few parts.

There were a couple of vehicles being repaired when I arrived, so business was booming! I walked around the yard looking for parts, and took some close-up photos of several of the vehicles. Many components have already been harvested, and the vehicles have been sitting there a long time. All of the Impalas I looked at already had their dashes removed, and the '61 pickups were of a lower trim level than mine...no parts for me that day!

With an eye toward stovebolts, I looked over many trucks. Some still had the engines in them, a few still had the carbs and manifolds...everything looked pretty toasted. What is beneficial here, are the sheet-metal body parts, and lots of trim pieces. Most of the trucks still had the seat frames. Some pieces of glass were good, but most had been broken or shot out by hooligans.

If someone was struggling to find some unobtainable parts, this might be a potential source.

-Kevin

Last edited by Shakey61; Wed Sep 18 2019 05:50 PM.

This is what happens when you live with a house-full of women, the wife and daughters name all the cars:
1960 Impala - "Frankie" (Frank Sinatra)
1961 Apache - " 'Mater Jr." (wrecker)
1972 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Juliet"
1976 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Olaf"
1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - "Romeo"
Re: The road trip to the Reunion [Re: WE b OLD] #1326696 Wed Sep 18 2019 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by WE b OLD
,why is everone picking on me even a half a world away ?


You must be their favorite booger


2007 Forester XT Limited (2nd Owner)
1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
1981 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside 8,600 Camper Special (3rd Owner)
1965 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside (3rd Owner)
Re: The road trip to the Reunion [Re: 2-Ton] #1326707 Wed Sep 18 2019 08:12 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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Kevin
You know I have the ways and means to get what you want to your house!
Or, store it on our land!
My wife Vicki, will not even notice!!

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
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