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Achipmunk #846729 Thu Apr 26 2012 04:32 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 198
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Very sorry about your dad,but the memories are great. My dad passed away when I was 13. My 2 brothers and I had to work to help my mother. I was very fortunate to get work in a garage owned by a man who became my father-in-law. We still have his shop truck, 54 Chevy. I have preserved this old piece of history and always remember him when I start it up, fix something broken, wash and clean it up. Seems like you will have many of these in your future and your children's future. That is what these old trucks do to you. Welcome aboard, the trip starts now.

Someone wanted to buy it today, all I could say "She's not for sale". Now or ever!

1954 Chevy Half-Ton
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1958 Chevy 1/2-Ton Stepside
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Achipmunk #846735 Thu Apr 26 2012 04:56 AM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,535
Thank you for using your name. It is always nice to address someone by name & I believe it makes for a more personal Forum.
Enjoyed reading your story & your blog. You are a good writer. Remember the good times/memories of/with your father and create new ones with your kids. They grow up so fast.
Looking to hear more from you as you "truck" on.

Is a restoration ever finished?
Harold46 #846808 Thu Apr 26 2012 03:35 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 23
New Guy
Thanks for such a warm welcome guys. It really means a lot.


My blog and photos of the old 46 -->
Achipmunk #846839 Thu Apr 26 2012 05:26 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 231
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Hi Mike
Welcome. I can relate to your story as I lost my dad to cancer also. I did not have my truck at the time, but my early mechanical skills were taught to me my him. I still have his old toolbox and tools. Keep the great memories alive and pass them down. Have fun with the truck and making memories for your kids!

Frank in Iowa

1955 Second Series Chevrolet Shortbox NAPCO with a Rockwell Transfer Case
"Mater's Cousin"
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Stranger #846850 Thu Apr 26 2012 06:25 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 576
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You're a great story teller, I love the blog so far. Thanks for sharing.


Bigtonka #846861 Thu Apr 26 2012 07:27 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 945
Wow. You are indeed a great story teller!

Welcome to the Bolt!


MikeJohnson #846868 Thu Apr 26 2012 07:55 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,673
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Very nice truck, should be up and running in no time.

Enjoyed your blog.

DADS50 #846876 Thu Apr 26 2012 08:25 PM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,954
I enjoyed it also. Very touching story. Having that truck, and the memories that go with it, is priceless! You and your sons will continue the legacy. Your dad would be proud.


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1947 Chev. Loadmaster

1959 Chev. Viking 40

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MikeJohnson #846880 Thu Apr 26 2012 08:40 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 23
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Thank you

I didn't realize by posting my story how many people that touched. I just received another message about a young man who lost his father and is having a hard time dealing with life. It's a tough thing and I wish I had answers.

My blog and photos of the old 46 -->
MikeJohnson #846901 Thu Apr 26 2012 09:40 PM
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Hi Mike, welcome. The old cliche about what goes around comes around is true. I hope you enjoy spending time with your kids and the old truck. It's great to recall the good memories you have of your father. Make the most of it.


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