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Folks Of Interest 50 years of "Playing ON the Freeway"

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  1. SanDiegoHighwayman
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    Highwayman_009.jpg rescue pic1.jpg wrecked 010.jpg wrecked 025.jpg 4rescuefronthouse.jpg some outSTANDIN news here

    10am last thursday, I was invited to be on the Mike Slater radio show AM 760 here in San Diego to tell Beulah's story.

    During the on air show, a fella called the station to say *HE* was going to ressurrect Beulah FOR me! and left his contact info

    He was HERE this mornin 10am w his mechanic to inspect her remains annnnd -- as soon as I git her unloaded of all her gear, he's sending a rollback tow to collect her and transport her to his business where he estimates it will take 6-7 months to "raise her from the dead" -- repair --rehibilitate - -update --renovate and make her like NEW agin!

    I'm overjoyed!!!!!!!!!!!! Highwayman_009.jpg
     
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  2. 55Brodie
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    Fantastic news Highwayman. Let us know what you might need in tbe way of parts. My stash is thin and it's '55 stuff, but you never know.
     
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  3. hotroddonnie
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    I guess I'll ask. What happened?
     
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  4. That's awesome, but more than well deserved.
    You do great work, and its great that someone is recognizing it by fixing Beulah.
     
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  6. BadgeZ28
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    Great news. Good things come to good people.
     
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  7. SanDiegoHighwayman
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    THX 55Brodie they're gonna take her apart to the frame & straightn it -- she IS 55 at heart --[ 55 County Sedan 4 dr wagon ] She's *also* Mercury, Volkswagon, Chrysler, Dodge, Buick, MB, & several other makes -- dependin on which part yer lookin at ;)

    56 [from the windshield forward ] Crown Victoria front sheet metal etc

    Steering and frame IS 55 and the column shifter linkage was smushed by the engine's left exhaust manifold when the driveline [ engine - trans ] was knocked back out of it's brand new mounts by the double impact :( won't know if its repairable untill disassembled
     
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  8. pwschuh
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    Great news Thomas. Hope he comes through for you.
     
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  9. Buddy Palumbo
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    Absolutely fantastic news , Thomas ! I'm glad to hear it. For what you do for people on a daily basis , it is well deserved. You are a hero to many , now reap a bit of the reward by taking a bit of charity yourself. More people should be like you , my friend.
     
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  11. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    I'm confused. The last I recall, your car was being repaired via labor, parts (front clip, etc.) and cash donated by HAMBers.
    What happened to that project?
     
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  12. porknbeaner
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    Well that is pretty cool, but I don't get the 6-7 months to replace the clip. maybe 6-7 weeks if he is slow.

    Anyway pretty cool about the radio deal and someone willing to rescue the rescue vehicle. :cool:
     
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  13. SanDiegoHighwayman
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    The "devil" winds are blowin here --- HARD!

    Everything is "blowin in the wind"

    Tears are streaming down my cheeks as I unload Beulah's tool box, parts storage compartments, rescue and survival gear & supplies

    boxes and boxes

    It's hard to explain how-why I feel SO strongly!



    46 years of service to others -- in the mountains, desert, along the coast, even across the country once --

    http://snowchains.tripod.com/sandiegohighwaymansweblogonli…/

    the memories and history associated with Beulah are tugging at my emotions --
    thousands and thousands of rescues at accident scenes, breakdowns, and simple "situations"

    In my life, many people have helped *me* and many MORE have helped me help others.

    NOW, someone is enabling me to realize my dream! That Beulah be reincarnated --https://www.facebook.com/ABC10News/...67384.100450643330760/818533921522425/?type=1

    -- in time for me to be able to "ride" w her aGIN, "While I'm Here" and able to -- and *THAT* keeps me goin -- thru my tears - my profound hope, is that my Shela will *still* be here TOO, as well, to enjoy the wind in her face as we cruise the trouble spots round these parts
     
  14. SanDiegoHighwayman
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    >chuckle< thx porknbeaner, I understand -- *if* it was *just* replacin the front clip - hell, *that* I could still do myself :) i did it originally back in the late 60s -- it's all the frame damage [ front & rear,] and collateral damage -- steering column, shifter, entire driveline knocked back several inches, that knocked the wind outta *my* sails --

    last time Beulah was "renewed" was 1984 - she was beautifull till 1994, when she was HIT, from the rear in Coronado - just havin come over the bridge and I was stopped when a fella made a driving error and ploughed into my RR quarter -- after that, I sorta gave up on keepin her "pretty" and just made shure she was mechanically sound to operate -- unTILL that fatefull day 08/10/11 @ 2pm in the afternoon, when she was "KIA": by the "SID" http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblo...an-diego-highwaymans-rig-totaled-in-accident/
     
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  15. Outstanding!!!

    I don't want to be "that guy"... have you visited his shop?

    Good for you and Shela
     
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  16. J'st Wandering
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    Interesting, isn't it.
     
  17. Buddy Palumbo
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    C'mon guys ... Seriously ?
     
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  18. ^^^ I think you guys are thinking of the replacement car being made road worthy. Not the original one.
     
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  19. That video says more in five minutes than most do in an hour.

    But the real treat for me was hearing the Highwayman's voice for the first time. :cool:
     
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  20. JimSibley
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    Shoot, I remember seeing the highwayman helping
    People all over sandiego area when I
    Lives there, hell, he might have helped me a time or 2, my memories shot from all of the years of paint fumes.it's awesome that it will see the road again.
     
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  21. SanDiegoHighwayman
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    IMG_1255.JPG IMG_1238.JPG IMG_1237.JPG IMG_1251.JPG IMG_1278.JPG IMG_1262.JPG emptyin her out ---- airin up the tires -- settin her down on em -- preparin her fer movin out Monday

    "people and machines - -unused -- rust" :(
     
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    IMG_1280.JPG IMG_1226.JPG IMG_1228.JPG IMG_1227.JPG IMG_1229.JPG IMG_1230.JPG all of her gear -- takes up a lotta room -- lotta weight -- gotta organize, pack it and stack it for the next 6-7 months -- not gonna be shootin any pool any time soon ;)
     
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  24. Ford52PU
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    good luck, glad its finally going to be repaired. you deserve it!
     
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  26. Gomer) Nope im not a mechanic. My cousin goober could fix it. HE is real smart he put a car engine in his boat. Customer Well get him down here. Goober) Cant he is gone. Customer) where is he? Goober) He is at the lake with his boat!
     
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  27. SanDiegoHighwayman
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    an older story here - from back in 2011-- a coupla months after Beulah was "killed" -- I kept findin [ and it *still* happens ] that I didn't *have* things I needed in the Merc cause I was used to *havin* them to hand from Beulah's stock of 40+ years experience


    Just t-day I stopped to help a mom, her daughter, and baby granddaughter w their broken-down small motorhome -- turns out they're livin in -- goin from place to place nightly

    battery had been low on water and exploded in traffic on the I-8 EB JWO 70th -- MH was stopped on the *narrow* RS stickin out inta the offramp lane on a slight curve -- oncomin traffic couldn't SEE it till they were ONit -- no hazards since battery blew!

    *I* missed seein it myself initally, and hadta do a "goaround" to git backta help em --

    didn't have what I needed with me to gittum under way, so headed back to the ranch to collect the necessary items from Beulah's stores -- meanwhile -- I called 911 and asked that a FSP tow GIT there pronto to give em a courtesy tow outta danger --

    I arrived back on scene bout 20 min later [ still there ] and began to effect tempory repairs to git them "outta Dodge!"

    JUST as I got it to fire up w my aux battery installed and my aux portable ignition lit up -- CHP motor arrived w a FSP tow followin him in -- we're already runnin, so the motor officer took the lead and we all launched inta the rush traffic w the "lit" tow bringin up the rear

    this ain't the end o this story but i jist got called to dinner -- "I'LL BE BACK"

    well now, I'mmmm BAAAACK!

    we got off the freeway, and proceded to Denny's parkin lot where I looked over the MH tryin to find the ballast resistor I suspected of failin -- w my battery init the engin would kick over jist fine but die right off when key turned to run position -- [ that's symtomatic of a failed resistor but also kin happen w a damaged electronic ignition module ]

    couldn't find a resistor anywhere [ followin all the danglin wire harness ] but vehicle runs ok on my porta ignition

    her battery is exploded [ literally ]

    soo -- on observatin & talkin w em bout their "situation" I decided to leave my new battery in their vehicle -- and I hooked up the porta ignition semi permantly and showed the gal howta operate it -- ran the on-off rocker switch thru the doghouse
    [ engin cover ] and draped it over the steering colomn


    anyways

    haven't had need ofit in a coupla years and these folk needed it moren I do --

    told her, if she gits "situated" better I'd liketa havem back -- but theyr' her's no worries

    littl gal teared up when I told er -- I mighta have jist a mite as well -- but *I'm* comin home to my "ranch" whilst *they* look every nite for a place to park where they won't git rousted -- or worse Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:39 pm
     
  28. SanDiegoHighwayman
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    MOVING day for Beulah!

    tow is on the way --
     
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  30. SanDiegoHighwayman
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    IMG_1290.JPG IMG_1292.JPG IMG_1306.JPG IMG_1309.JPG IMG_1312.JPG IMG_1313.JPG IMG_1316.JPG IMG_1318.JPG IMG_1319.JPG She's -- going -- going --- going ---- GONE
     
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