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#16 Reverend Blair OFFLINE  

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Posted May 06, 2012 - 06:14 PM

That explains it. I knew your knowledge had to come from somewhere.

So I went and had a look. It's pretty good. He painted it to cover the few rust spots it had, but it's not bad. The front fenders have been replaced at some point, and the engine was "gone over" by the owner before this one, for whatever that's worth. The floor of the box could use some attention, but the wood isn't rotted out, just weather-checked. The hydraulics work well and the hoses aren't rotted. Clutch works, the gears are all there, and it runs okay. He'll get a safety done before he sells it, but I didn't see anything that would fail it.

If I get it, it'll need rear tires in the next couple of years and I'll have to redo the box bed with pressure treated wood. It'll likely need new heater and rad hoses too...they look okay, but old hoses tend to develop problems at the worst possible moment. That's about all though.

There's really nothing much to go wrong...manual steering and brakes, 3 speed tranny with bull low. I forgot to check if the radio works, but the original is still in the dash.

The only sticking point is the money...he wants too much. I guess I'll email him an offer and see what he comes back at.

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Posted May 07, 2012 - 08:59 PM

So I offered a grand less than he was asking and he met me halfway. His return offer came about five minutes after Mrs. Rev told me how much I was getting back on my income tax. Yes I signed the tax forms without reading them, as always. Anyway, I was feeling rich because the government is giving me back some of my own money, so I bought the truck.

Now to get it home so the buyer's remorse can set in.
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Posted May 07, 2012 - 09:01 PM

Congrats Rev! Nice looking old truck, with lots of life left in her.

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 03:57 AM

Way to go, Rev. I think you'll enjoy using it! But we'll want pics of it in action!
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Posted May 08, 2012 - 06:42 PM

Way to go, Rev. I think you'll enjoy using it! But we'll want pics of it in action!


I'll alert Mrs. Rev. She's in charge of all action photographs.

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 06:57 AM

Hope you saved some of that tax return for all the stuff Mrs Rev has planned for you to use the new truck for...

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 06:20 PM

Congrats Rev! I somehow knew when you started this thread that it would wind up in your driveway! (That's how it would've gone for me too LOL). I'm sure that it'll be a useful tool for you in the future.




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