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Heartland Pony Express #1329494 Fri Oct 11 2019 12:49 AM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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Vicki and I met up with Kevin "Shakey61" this evening at a local B&G for dinner.
Part of the discussion was about how to help other Heartland Bolters out if we can.
This includes a pre inspection of a vehicle you may be interested in buying
Picking up parts or trucks and help get them to you or you doing the favor for a fellow Bolter.
Also the sharing of tools and muscle to do what you need to repair or modify.

Example:
I'll be headed to St. Louis this fall, to pick up a set of wheels for John. Deliver them to the Homecoming next spring and he'll get them from there.

We also have access to all the tools, Mics, cherry picker, engine stand, ridge reamer, hones and ring compressor to pull and rebuild an engine.
Plus trailers and other tools.

Kevin is going to post up some kind of map for the Heartland Bolters to post your general location.

Also a quarterly "roaming" meet and greet may be in the planning. Vicki wants to have one at the Lake of the Ozarks next May.
Oh, and it doesn't matter if you drive your truck or not, bring a picture of it.

So let us know what you think about this idea. If you want to help or need help.
Don


Last edited by 2-Ton; Fri Oct 11 2019 02:34 AM.

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

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'48 3/4-ton grain truck
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Re: Heartland Pony Express [Re: 2-Ton] #1329502 Fri Oct 11 2019 02:37 AM
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Wrenchbender Ret. Offline
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Excellent idea. I'm willing to help. I live close to LMC & the shop I use is close to Classic parts. I go that way about twice a week.
Meeting at the Ozarks sounds like a good idea also.
George


They say money can't buy happiness. It can buy old Chevy trucks though. Same thing.

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Re: Heartland Pony Express [Re: 2-Ton] #1329518 Fri Oct 11 2019 12:53 PM
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I like the idea too. It has a lot of potential to bring the Heartland Bolters together on a regular basis. Helping HB and/or road trips to tackle a project also sounds like a win-win to me.

Count me in!

Thanks,


Andy

His: 1947 Chevrolet 3100
Hers: 2008 American Saddlebred

"A Jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one." - Benjamin Franklin
Re: Heartland Pony Express [Re: 2-Ton] #1329524 Fri Oct 11 2019 01:17 PM
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J Lucas Offline
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My free time is very limited, but I'd be willing to lend a hand picking up parts or scouting vehicles in or around in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. Ozarks in May? Sounds good to me, but at this time of my life I cannot plan that far ahead.

John


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Re: Heartland Pony Express [Re: 2-Ton] #1329529 Fri Oct 11 2019 01:46 PM
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Mike K Offline
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Sounds good to me...I'll help if I can...


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Re: Heartland Pony Express [Re: 2-Ton] #1329535 Fri Oct 11 2019 02:04 PM
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Sounds like the ball is rolling on the Heartland Pony express.

The Lake meet up was suggested by my wife Vicki.
We have a small house on the Lake of the Ozarks. It has a big screened in patio that is15 feet from the water.
Plenty of parking and I'll go out on a limb here and say the weekend before Memorial Day or the weekend after Memorial day.
I'll smoke some thing up and have a pot of baked beans.
Maybe fire up the deep fryer for fish, hush puppies, tater chips, pork rinds and whatever mystery items that may fall into the pot.
Oh, and this place is only 150 yards from the patio.
http://www.coconutsatthelake.com/
It's like a frat party every hot weekend and a boat show.
Here is a picture of the patio a few years ago when we hosted a fish fry.

Don

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Last edited by 2-Ton; Fri Oct 11 2019 02:05 PM.

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: Heartland Pony Express [Re: 2-Ton] #1331980 Wed Oct 30 2019 11:16 PM
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Sounds perfect to me; I’m in lees summit, about 15 miles from Jim carter truck parts, let me know if you need me to store anything until you can pass through the Kansas City area.

I also make 2 or 3 trips south through Springfield down to north Mississippi every year, I can grab something along the way

Patrick


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Re: Heartland Pony Express [Re: 2-Ton] #1337553 Fri Dec 13 2019 11:00 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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Just to bump this thread and tease you guys.
There is a Heartland Pony express adventure in the works.
It will not happen for a while, but it involves a Big Bolt behind a F-250.
Details and pictures will be posted.

Maybe one day, Ron will pull the trigger and he'll get his dreamed of Plymouth. headscratch
Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Fri Dec 13 2019 11:00 PM.

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: Heartland Pony Express [Re: 2-Ton] #1342831 Sun Jan 19 2020 06:56 PM
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Jay Self Offline
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This sounds like great idea to me and I live in Columbia, MO - go to Kansas City, St. Louis, and Springfield, MO sporadically though out the year also. Jay Self


Life is good on Windy Ridge!
Re: Heartland Pony Express [Re: 2-Ton] #1342835 Sun Jan 19 2020 07:44 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
Shop Shark
Jay, do you get over to the Illinois side of St.Louis? Specifically Dupo il.
I need to pick up three rims and tires in Dupo, to deliver to John Milliman at the ODSS Homecoming this next April.

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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