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Old 09-23-2019, 10:15 AM   #41
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I thought this was for sail
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:18 AM   #42
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I got this, Snedge.

Here you go RD.

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Old 09-23-2019, 10:51 AM   #43
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I got this, Snedge.

That's in line with my opinion.
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:48 PM   #44
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What an awesome story! Did he and his wife ever make it to Alaska? How many miles on the truck?

It definitely needs to make one more trip. It will be the toughest one of all... It needs to make the trip from the church to the hill top...
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:43 PM   #45
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What an awesome story! Did he and his wife ever make it to Alaska? How many miles on the truck?
Oh hell yes. They traveled.
Alaska was the maiden voyage.
155,000 miles
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:54 PM   #46
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Oh hell yes. They traveled.
Alaska was the maiden voyage.
155,000 miles
How much nhigga?
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:35 PM   #47
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Goose bumps reading this. Every truck has a story, some cooler then others
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:52 PM   #48
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I don't usually get sentimental, or even think about buying these older trucks.
This one is not special because it's the first Dodge I ever worked on, nor does it belong to a family member. I was here long before Dodges had a Cummins in them.
This truck belonged to a customer/neighbor/friend whom I've known since he walked in our door 24 years ago looking for information about his new truck.
He had recently retired from the mines and purchased this Dodge to tour America. Like Johnny Cash, this trucks been everywhere. He and his wife's first goal was Alaska.
I set him up with a box of consumables like filters, oil and fuel additives, an extra belt and tensioner, and misc other stuff. I also gave him a directory of Cummins dealers so he could find service anywhere he'd go. This was the early days of the internet, so it's not like he could take a google machine and tomtom along. We installed a set of ride rite air bags on the rear, and spend a couple minutes with the injection pump.
Long story short, we cared for his truck while he enjoyed his retired life.
He is 90 now and in poor heath. Old buddy rarely leaves his house anymore. He called me the other day and asked if I could come to the farm to pick up the Dodge. He no longer had a use for it and wanted to make sure it was still decent as it had sat in the barn for a couple years .
We sat at his kitchen table and had a long conversation. Nothing specific, just taking about his travels, his life my life, and all the other stuff men talk about. He's a Godly man. Not the type that beats you over the head with it, the type that walks it. I'm not going to get deep here. I'll just say he's nearing the end of a life well lived.
He handed the title over to me, and said that he'd like to get enough out of the truck to facilitate his final arrangements on the hill behind the church. His thinking was the truck served it's purpose and it may as well finish the job. The plan was for me to clean it up a little, and sell it for him.
I sold it for him on the spot.


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Old 10-04-2019, 08:55 AM   #49
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I don't usually get sentimental, or even think about buying these older trucks.
This one is not special because it's the first Dodge I ever worked on, nor does it belong to a family member. I was here long before Dodges had a Cummins in them.
This truck belonged to a customer/neighbor/friend whom I've known since he walked in our door 24 years ago looking for information about his new truck.
He had recently retired from the mines and purchased this Dodge to tour America. Like Johnny Cash, this trucks been everywhere. He and his wife's first goal was Alaska.
I set him up with a box of consumables like filters, oil and fuel additives, an extra belt and tensioner, and misc other stuff. I also gave him a directory of Cummins dealers so he could find service anywhere he'd go. This was the early days of the internet, so it's not like he could take a google machine and tomtom along. We installed a set of ride rite air bags on the rear, and spend a couple minutes with the injection pump.
Long story short, we cared for his truck while he enjoyed his retired life.
He is 90 now and in poor heath. Old buddy rarely leaves his house anymore. He called me the other day and asked if I could come to the farm to pick up the Dodge. He no longer had a use for it and wanted to make sure it was still decent as it had sat in the barn for a couple years .
We sat at his kitchen table and had a long conversation. Nothing specific, just taking about his travels, his life my life, and all the other stuff men talk about. He's a Godly man. Not the type that beats you over the head with it, the type that walks it. I'm not going to get deep here. I'll just say he's nearing the end of a life well lived.
He handed the title over to me, and said that he'd like to get enough out of the truck to facilitate his final arrangements on the hill behind the church. His thinking was the truck served it's purpose and it may as well finish the job. The plan was for me to clean it up a little, and sell it for him.
I sold it for him on the spot.
You should write books.
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:08 AM   #50
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You should write books.
He used to write children's books.....but the court order kinda shut that down.
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:34 AM   #51
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He used to write children's books.....but the court order kinda shut that down.

Who'd have thunk it?
" See Mary get her chit kicked in for running her mouth " was over the top?
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:39 AM   #52
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One toke over the line.
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:29 AM   #53
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Thanks buddy.
I didn't even want this truck, but my gut said otherwise. I have no use for it.
I often miss the good old days of the diesel pickups when only old guys owned them, and asked all the right questions. It was a challenge in those days. Hot rodding them was experimental. We had no Diesel Power Magazine, no internet.
I remember those days.
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:38 PM   #54
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I remember those days.
You are old.
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:38 PM   #55
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It's amazing listening to some of these older folks stories. I knew a guy,he passed away at 98 years old. He was a WWII vet,in the Pacific,diring the war. He was a turret gunner,on a bomber. His plane was shot ,by flack,and he was the only one to survive the flack. He crash landed the plane,injured,but walked away from that. Oh,did I mention he survived Pearl Harbor,too. Talk about nine lives. They don't make them,like that any more.

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