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Projects It's a long shot, but anybody seen my old truck lately?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HotRodToomer, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. HotRodToomer
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
    Posts: 857


    Back when I was still in highschool I dipped my feet in the classic vehicle ownership with this 1949 Ford F-1.
    It was a complete death trap.

    When I got it. Big Block Chevrolet, TH400, motorcycle shocks & 1" front suspension travel before bottoming out, stock everything except for wires and that was ripped and stuffed from a '90s Dakota. Cracked and bars-leaked radiator & no brake lights.
    I did what time, money and skill allowed. Got brake lights on it, bumper, tuned up the engine, proper shocks and secured battery.
    I drove it everywhere, I loved that truck. It was a sketchy beast but money was better.
    I sold it to a guy who barely changed anything, then I saw it later on Kalamazoo Craigslist and it got a scuffed patina paint job and "Garage Rat" was painted on the doors.

    Im not looking to get it back. I just want to know if it ever became more then I could make it.

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  2. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,315


    Are you Sure you don't want it back?! Everyone Needs a Cool shop hauler.
  3. ...looks like one of my old trucks...
    my cars 008.jpg
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  4. Don't look to hard. You may find it went further down the Drain. Then how will you feel? I know how I feel after finding and buying back one of my Old favorites.
    The Wizzard

  5. HotRodToomer
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
    Posts: 857


    I mean if I could afford to get it back I would! But realistically it's going to probably be out of my reach.
    If it got cut up and turned into something crazy, I'd be okay with it. You can't expect anything to stay perfect forever.

    And being it was far from perfect to begin with...o_O

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