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Who uses their truck as a truck - 2021 and later

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J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Looks like just us, Carl!


John

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Will Rogers

'49 Chevrolet 3804
'73 IH 1310 Dump
'14 Ford E-350 4x4 (Quigley)




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Posts: 833
V
VEW Offline
'Bolter
I’d be there if the’41 was on the road.
Have fun!
Victor


Victor

41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy) 235/3 on tree w/ OD
57 3100 - gone
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus) - gone
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief) - gone


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5
'Bolter
I'll bring the bread if you can bring the ham. We'll have us a sammidge. Would be cool if at least one other would show up with some mustard...

Joined: Nov 1995
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J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Carl ... the crickets on this one are deafening. frown

Anyway, I rolled Miss Margaret out of the rack a couple of hours ago to start chopping wood for the cook stove. Then she'll need to get the hog slaughtered and butchered, the chickens plucked and cooked, the corn meal ground, the cow milked, etc, so we can have a proper country mid-morning breakfast tomorrow. She has rather a full day ahead of her.

Don't worry, I'll be safely at work by the time she reads this ... eeeek


John

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Will Rogers

'49 Chevrolet 3804
'73 IH 1310 Dump
'14 Ford E-350 4x4 (Quigley)




Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,412
B
Camp Commandant
I have been back and forth all week on making the show but am about 95% sure I will not make it. Too much to do around the house. I have a deck and porch that has to be finished before cold weather and, thanks to the west wind and the neighbors 5 acres full of rotten *** nasty tulip polar trees(only good for woodworking), I have a few hours of leave cleanup and last grass cutting to take care of. That’s a weekend right there. Might as well break my record of the year of least attended trucks shows. Yep, that would be 1 for 2022.
I am looking forward to the barn party invite at Mark’s Saturday evening…..I might have a thirst after all that leaf blowing.


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
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“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
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5
'Bolter
Well crap. I guess I'll just have to spend the day annoying my bride of 36 years tomorrow instead.
I was hoping that ole Smiley coulda at least showed up with some mustard for our sammidge, but it sounds like he has a busy day ahead of him around the house.

Last edited by 52Carl; Fri Oct 21 2022 11:13 PM.
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J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Well, for what its worth, I guess it will just be John V, Gary and I. Three trucks...

Charlie won't be making it, either. Tried to bring him home with me after work today and he said "No." I think the starter is fried. frown Oh well, if no ODSS members are attending, then I guess I will take the Cornbolt tipper, then. It started just fine.

Pat (my boss) is threatening to stop by with one of our work trucks ('99 Cornbolt dump truck) that is fresh out of the shop. Maybe I'll go grab "my" work truck. It's 15 years older than the Cornbolt. It's not pretty, or shiny. It has hydraulic fluid streaks from the wet kit and grime all over the frame. It's a "rode hard, put away wet" working truck. But hey, it's a ..... PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEterbilt. I would bring Mikey's truck, but the dump body is stuck in the up position so it can't leave the job site at the moment .... Great truck, Mike! NOT.

Class pays.


John

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Will Rogers

'49 Chevrolet 3804
'73 IH 1310 Dump
'14 Ford E-350 4x4 (Quigley)




Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,748
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Made it to the show today with both Charlie and the Cornbolt Tipper smile

Sat in on the ATHS B-W Chapter meeting and some very gracious things were said about Stovebolt in general and our participation at Winchester in particular. Our effort with the Saturday evening trash detail has even been noticed by ATHS National. I made the point that it isn't "work" if you make it fun! There is a real valid reason why people want to jump in on our trash detail. Its the same reason why people like volunteering for whatever Scott Schifflet is leading ...

Anyway, *your* EXCELLENT work ensuring the Fairgrounds were spotless Sunday morning are neither unnoticed nor unappreciated at the very highest levels of the ATHS. Made me proud to know most of you. wink

ALSO ... not to be overlooked or unappreciated ... was that B-W Leadership is sensitive to the unfortunately reality that we tend to get lumped in with B-W when time comes to assign credit for things well done at Winchester and that they are making a determined effort to ensure credit goes where credit is due. I was very pleased and honored to stand in front of that group on all y'all's behalf and thank them very much for such a gracious attitude.

We have truly come a long way since that inauspicious morning a decade or so ago when we had to stand in front of the Tri-State Show leadership and take a well-deserved kick in the a$$ for our misdeeds...

Let's continue to be earnestly *wanted* as a group participant at our *favorite* show!

Thanks,
John

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The Lineup today -- several Stovebolts in attendance.
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The Line Up
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The far end
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The ATHS B-W Chapter Meeting
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Hambone's '60-'66 brother, Dave, and his wife
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Questionable characters ... talking about Mike Roache ...
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Charlie made it after all!!

John

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Will Rogers

'49 Chevrolet 3804
'73 IH 1310 Dump
'14 Ford E-350 4x4 (Quigley)




Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,748
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Footnote.... Most of you are probably wondering how, given Charlie's recent starter issues, Charlie managed to make it to the show after all....

Wellllllllllllllllllllllll .... it sortttaaa goes like this here ....

I talked Gary Mattingly into running me back over to the the farm (previously known as Stovebolt HQ) .... Henry J catches wind of what's afoot and generously offers a 3 lb hammer from the tool kit aboard MVFD Engine 23 (ret'd). Said hammer travels to the former Stovebolt HQ (ER) and gets judiciously, if not with extreme prejudice, applied to the aforementioned starter. Charlie suddenly decides to "play ball."

To wit I say to those who erroneously claim that "violence never solves anything" ..... Hogwash!

smile


John

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Will Rogers

'49 Chevrolet 3804
'73 IH 1310 Dump
'14 Ford E-350 4x4 (Quigley)




Joined: May 2015
Posts: 6,675
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