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Going through withdrawal
#1419711 Sat Aug 07 2021 02:22 AM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 1,475
Red dot, center of chest ...
The transporter picked up my truck yesterday and took it to the new owner. He's already bragging about it.

I have an empty garage (which I am beginning an upgrade on - decent flooring, cabinets, lighting, etc.), and I miss my truck. Even though it sat too much in the garage, I still miss seeing it when I walk out to the car or come back in from a foray into the crazy world we live in now.

I don't regret selling it, but man do I miss it.


Paul Schmehl CI 6
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Re: Going through withdrawal
baldeagle #1419715 Sat Aug 07 2021 02:54 AM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 547
7
'Bolter
I smile each time I walk in the barn and see my 2 ton, I use it to haul hay a couple times a year and maybe take the grandkids for a ride, I would miss it also if it were gone.


1957 Chevrolet 5700 LCF 283 SM420 single speed rear, 1955 IH 300U T/A, 1978 Corvette 350 auto
Re: Going through withdrawal
baldeagle #1419783 Sat Aug 07 2021 10:04 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,218
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Be strong, Paul!

Were you planning to fill that hole in your life with something else? A golf cart resto? Riding lawn mower project? Anything to turn a wrench on??


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804

I've never been a NASCAR fan .. until now.
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Re: Going through withdrawal
baldeagle #1419785 Sat Aug 07 2021 10:25 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 8,440
B
Sir Searchalot
Get a large pic of the check and hang it in the garage until you find another project. I did some outboards to fill in.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.
I used to think beer was bad for me, so I gave up thinking.
Sometimes no nonsense makes sense, in a sense.
You can't teach a new dog old tricks.
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Re: Going through withdrawal
baldeagle #1419795 Sun Aug 08 2021 12:00 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,714
W
'Bolter
Bartamos, What outboards? Old Mercs per chance?

Pic shows my 261 plus backup projects (like I needed those).

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1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet [sandeace.com]

28 Years of Daily Driving. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
Re: Going through withdrawal
baldeagle #1419804 Sun Aug 08 2021 01:17 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 8,440
B
Sir Searchalot
Small older motors. 3-6 HP range. One is an antique Merc (40's). others are Evinrude and Chrysler. (60's-70's) The trout lakes around here have a limit, about 6HP or 8Hp.
I rebuilt my Black Max 150 V6 a few years ago. Sold it with the Ranger. Still have the oil injection unit for that. Looks like you have a good inventory.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.
I used to think beer was bad for me, so I gave up thinking.
Sometimes no nonsense makes sense, in a sense.
You can't teach a new dog old tricks.
Honk if you're Amish


Re: Going through withdrawal
baldeagle #1419819 Sun Aug 08 2021 03:45 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,783
R
'Bolter
Paul, I didn't realize you had sold your truck. Hope you find another one soon.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster [stovebolt.com]

1947 Chev. Loadmaster

1959 Chev. Viking 40

Genie: "I am the genie from a magic lamp and I have the power to grant you three wishes."
Me: "I want to be rich."
Genie: "OK, Rich, what's your second wish?"








Re: Going through withdrawal
John Milliman #1419868 Sun Aug 08 2021 06:20 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 1,475
Red dot, center of chest ...
Originally Posted by John Milliman
Be strong, Paul!

Were you planning to fill that hole in your life with something else? A golf cart resto? Riding lawn mower project? Anything to turn a wrench on??
Right now I'm focused on keeping my wife alive and getting rid of some of the junk in our lives. It was time to sell the truck. I only drove it occasionally. The new owner is going to enjoy it immensely, so that gives me some solace.

My next project is cleaning out the garage, then getting rid of the popcorn ceiling!, tearing out the sauna and the old, cheapo cabinets that the previous owner built, getting the floor done, and then setting up storage and getting the garage organized. Then, our car will be parked in there, safe from the ravages of hail in Texas.

I probably won't buy another truck ever. But you never know.


Paul Schmehl CI 6
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Re: Going through withdrawal
baldeagle #1419973 Mon Aug 09 2021 04:23 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,980
Leo Offline
'Bolter
Is that the truck you brought to KC about 10 years ago? That was a beauty! Good it went to a good new owner.

Re: Going through withdrawal
Leo #1419984 Mon Aug 09 2021 06:11 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 1,475
Red dot, center of chest ...
Originally Posted by Leo
Is that the truck you brought to KC about 10 years ago? That was a beauty! Good it went to a good new owner.
Yes it is.


Paul Schmehl CI 6
geek@stovebolt.com
Stovebolt Staff: Geek
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