Hmmmmmm..... It starts about like this here ...
A few weeks ago, Ms. Peggy was checking on the Swap Meet ads and noticed our old friend, ODSS founding brother and purveyor of interesting antique iron (Phil, AKA TrknGMC) had listed his '27 Capitol project ... without a price!! (gasp! Shriek!!). Now Peggy and I had always thought an early Stovebolt (um, technically a pre
Stovebolt as a 4 cylinder) would be really cool, fun and interesting. But we never pursued it.
Looking back through our history, it seemed the old trucks (with only two minor exceptions) always found us, not vice versa. Starting with the '39 half ton, the '49 2-ton and then the flagship of Stovebolt.com, the '49 1-ton, these orphaned trucks just seemed to find their way to our doorstep.
Who were we to turn them away??
So there it was, newly listed right here on Stovebolt. It caught Margaret's attention as being a gross violation of our Swap Meet rule about putting a price on stuff (who likes window shopping at stuff you don't know what it might takes to bring home???), so she immediately fires an e-rocket at Phil and lights him up. Because its *her* and not *me* he responds with a price...
I'm at work, mind you, trying to navigate the highways and byways of scenic and historic Southern Maryland (in an "antique" truck -- at least by Maryland MVA standards ...) and utterly unable to be a part of any of this. Just minding my own business and happy with the fleet as it is. None the less, There I am, risking life and limb getting an excavator off the trailer, when I'm told (in no uncertain terms) that we just bought a truck.
Note: At this point, Peggy *may* wish to chime in and want to correct the facts as I have laid them out thus far. And that's fine. But tere here is *MY* version. If you don't like how I'm telling this here story, you can do your own Journal post
Ahem, where were we? Ah yes ... What???
So she tells me about it .... most of the hard work is done, just needs to be completed, yadda yadda yadda.
So skip to the chase -- Yes, we indeed consummated the deal and agreed to a pickup up day with the retiring resto guy who had the project until now (and forced the same due to his retirement). It worked out to coincide with the annual ODSS Wrenchfest (only an hour further West!).ODSS brothers Sweet and Hambone went with me to collect the project and figure out how to get it all back to Maryland.
Which is our starting point for this Journal:
-- Inventorying what we have
-- developing a plan
But in the meantime, I just look at a bunch of parts and wonder to myself,
"Self .... What in THE heck have you gotten yourself into now??"