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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
If the original owner of your classic ride could see it today, what would he/she say?
I think the original owner of my 1939 Dodge Business Coupe would say “thanks for keeping it all going”.
I knew the original owner of my 1965 Chevy Biscayne very well. She would probably say “I can’t believe you are hanging onto that piece of junk”. She had a wicked sense of humor.
The original owner of my 1962 C-10 would more than likely say “Hey can I drive?”.
How about y’all?


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



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The same as everyone else, WOW!


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
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back yard wrench turner
A couple years after I restored my truck, the seller came to Orlando. He was driving the truck when it broke in 1965. He was responsible for parking it in the field where I found it 46 years later.
When he came to Orlando, I picked him up and brought him to my house to see and drive the truck again. He said he never expected to see it on the road again let alone be able to drive it.
It was a special day.


Wayne

When I die, I hope she doesn't sell everything for what I told her I paid for it!

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The dude I bought one of mine from told me it looks incredible, but added that he hates my guts.

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'Bolter
Didn't get my truck from the original owner, but close. He was a farmer in Indiana and died at 81 in '87. Some years later a small musume wound up with his farm truck. A cosmetic restoration was completed in the early 90's and it led a sheltered, pretty much undriven life till I acquired it in 2010 with 43,000 miles. Took a couple years of tinkering to make it a dependable, daily driver.

I think the old farmer would be happy to see it still hauling hay and pulling a load when required.

RonR


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
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Unrepentant VW Lover
Not too long before he died, the original owner of my 1-ton told his son and I (as the three of us were hanging out in my shop with his truck) ... wagging his finger ... "Don't ever restore that truck. You'll ruin it!"

I think Charlie would be glad that I have heeded his advice. Someday, this truck will need to be restored. But it won't be any day soon and it won't be by me.

smile

Carl .... nah, never mind. I ain't touching that one. It's too easy ... I sense an ambush ... eeeek


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'49 Chevrolet 3804




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You are very observant my friend...

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Unrepentant VW Lover
Or I just know you too well ...


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'49 Chevrolet 3804




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'Bolter
The original owner of my truck is dead. I think the previous owner would say "I want it back"'
George


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

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I have the Indiana registration slips for 4 previous owners. The guy I actually bought it from was a little bent so I do not want to see him again.


Ron, The Computer Greek
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