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What did you
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The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt
this weekend?"

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Re: cost of trucks
Mike Burns #1432847 Thu Dec 09 2021 12:50 AM
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Haven't heard from Mike Burns yet. May still be on the ledge. Mike, if you can read this, we have your relatives and Father Flaherty down here. ...and all the town's people. We all want you to come down so we can help you.


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Re: cost of trucks
Mike Burns #1432850 Thu Dec 09 2021 01:38 AM
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My “never ending project” was brought home a little over a year ago. It was the truck my father restored in the late 80’s and I drove in high school. 28 years later I have it back. I’m $20k into it with zero body work. It runs and drives with LS power and a sm319. These things are a labor of love for sure. They are never finished. Building it is pure enjoyment and satisfying to me.

Re: cost of trucks
bartamos #1432880 Thu Dec 09 2021 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by bartamos
Haven't heard from Mike Burns yet. May still be on the ledge. Mike, if you can read this, we have your relatives and Father Flaherty down here. ...and all the town's people. We all want you to come down so we can help you.
yahoo


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Re: cost of trucks
Mike Burns #1433964 Sat Dec 18 2021 05:23 AM
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Don’t feel bad! I’m going on 10 years on my Chevelle. It’s almost done and now I’m doing a 59 short bed fleetside for my wife.

Re: cost of trucks
Mike Burns #1434037 Sat Dec 18 2021 09:45 PM
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'Bolter
The title was something like “The cost of trucks”…

When I trailered my ‘54 3100 Resto mod home 1 1/2 years ago I did so with open eyes , but there were stars in them. I was blinded by 2 factors:
1) the body style swept me off my feet
2) for the first time ever my wife relented and said ok , we’ll spend the money on a truck for you - but be sure you know what you’re doing!

I heard nothing after “ok”.

I knew that some/much of the work was done quick and cheap. I knew that corrective measures would be necessary. I would soon get a crash course on how little I really knew.

My skill at wringing money out of side jobs , selling stuff , partying with things I thought I could not let go of is now at a lifetime high. I do what I can myself, beyond that I pay.(at remarkably reasonable rates , paired up with a custom guy with a big heart.)
In the midst of it all I be run into a whale of a health crisis. Now the ‘54 has taken on a whole new significance: the hot rod MUST be finished in time for my daughter to drive it away from the church for her June wedding , with me looking on.

Was I naïve? Sure.
Will I take a bath on the whole deal? Certainly.

But - what a great goal to focus on.

Funny how things work out, isn’t it?


Age 68 is not too late to start hot rodding , right?
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