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Old 05-02-2020, 06:15 AM   #1
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Default I bought this truck for many reasons

Well, I actually haven't given the money over yet...

This was a winner. A 97 Hardbody 2wd manual. Like I secretly, silently always wanted. A beautiful example with only a little bit of rust. Well, beautiful eventually.

I arranged a gentlemans' agreement with this young man to get his 97 d21 off him. Due to current circumstances, we haven't shaken hands. I trust he'll hold on to it for me, and I'll be taking out a payday loan tomorrow as I wait for my check to come in.

This truck has zero frame rust. The paint job is incredibly well kept, with a new clutch, and some mods. It's lowered 3 inches, with deep dish steelies and 2 inch spacers (all of which I'll be removing and selling).

My plan is to work on this truck with my father. We've never really done much together, and we've been gradually coming closer together. After separating with my girlfriend and moving into his trailer on his property, I really want to reinvigorate his life. He's been a hardworking man who's never really pursued his passion of automobiles. And we're already talking about a welding project where we make a work bench, and an engine hoist/ stand so we can tear the engine apart. We're replacing everything, bearings, rings, gaskets, to spark new life into this 280k engine. I can't say how much I appreciate everyone in this forum for their insights which led me to (nearly) buy this car. I'll be handing money over tomorrow once the loan goes through. So jazzed.
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Old 05-02-2020, 12:45 PM   #2
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Welcome, your story is touching. I tried in the 80s and 90s to bond with my sons while wrenching, they resented being expected to work onna vehicle, and to this day they have NO DYI inclinations. Breaks my heart, I have always felt that fixin' stuff is a "Manly Art", no offense ladies. Their Grammpa had taught me that "poverty will make a mule eat pepper", meaning if you don't have money, you better have skills. Welcome to IN, they embrace ALL types, even Canadians.
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Old 05-02-2020, 03:05 PM   #3
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Nunya, I empathize with you, my man. Things aren't what they used to be like, I guess, people don't value doing things themselves as much in the previous generation, but things are progressing.

I see the necessity of DIY because we were never rich, but always well off. Part of it was because my dad did EVERYTHING himself, never took anything to a shop unless he really needed to. We came from Poland, where cars were very scarce. My dad says his family decided ten years before they were going to buy a car, because that's how long he had to save for one, and the waiting list was that long. Now, in these days, we have so much abundance, that it makes sense to just buy a new thing, so we have more time to play with the other things we have.

I hope this current world situation shows people the merits of keeping old things, and the ability that they have to keep them around. Some people, never learn, though. I'll be starting up a youtube channel to hopefully sway those people who can learn. Some are worth saving.
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Old 05-02-2020, 03:10 PM   #4
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Old 05-02-2020, 11:44 PM   #5
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Old 05-03-2020, 01:00 AM   #6
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Old 05-07-2020, 01:35 AM   #7
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