Thursday, November 25, 2021

What are the odds?

Over at Phil's place I see a YT vidya about a Ford. However, I think there were more Eff's in there than just Ford. Is he looking over my shoulder now or what?  I mean, what are the odds of that showing up right now??

 I recently traded this wonderful engineering marvel I bought from a buddy.  He found under a tree, in a pasture out near Kerrville, TX:

 

Goodbye old friend.

He shot some clear on it, and fixed the interior up.  Nice little get around truck.  I put new skins on it, a rear bumper and a new battery.  Besides oil changes, it never needed anything else.  Everything was Armstrong: steering, windows, 5 speed trans....  It didn't even have a/c, and I live a few miles from the sun during the summer (April to October down here).  All in all, one of the best horses I've ever had.  Got it with 100K, and traded it away with 120K after 10 years or so.  Just my Little Roller Skate, or the Green Hornet. I never settled on a name....

 Traded for this one:

The Hyena

The old bed was junk, so the welder put a nifty farm bed on it.  Insurance deemed it 'commercial' so it's a couple bux more a month than the Roller Skate.  Thinking about white wash on the sides of the bed, and Rhino Liner on the top.  It needs bed drains, that four inch square tubing makes a great swimming pool.  Planning a tow truck flat front bumper and a few aerials for the two-ways.  Mount them like the Aussies do.  Might as well be rilly-rilly differnt.

I think it resembles a hyena, what with the tucked butt.  Maybe a zoomie dog.  It's got potential.  I have plans for it.  I hope to get that done over the next several months.  My uncle used to narrate the arrival of his sister's beau back in the long distant past when the theater of the mind still ruled the airwaves:  "...a white truck, a  cloud of dust, hi-yo Silver!!!"

 
Hyena Silver!



12 comments:

  1. Looks like a great work truck!
    Did you check to see if it had metric or standard rocks holding the alternator belt tight,?

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    1. It ain't rusty, and everything appears to work. I do have the cripsy vacuum hoses though. Had to run a few leaks down. And it had red mud in the brand new radiator. I'm flushing it now... It runs like a top. Starts every time.

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    1. That's weird. Who even knows?!?!? Blogger is stuttering today...

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  4. I get emotionally attached to my vehicles. Letting them go is almost as bad as parting with pets or family…

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    1. You know it. I have that issue with all kinds of stuff. I remember where I got it, who I was with, why I needed it.... Things my folks gave me are the worst. I realized it was gonna be a problem years ago. And started working on it. I don't have a spare stadium to store a museum to my life, so paring down. If you NEED it, I'm happy to give it away. Selling something has been hard in the past, but giving never was. I'm an odd duck, no doubt.

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  5. Hello STxAR, just came about your blog via TB's thefortyfive.blog, I do believe that I am going to enjoy following your posts...

    Regards John

    https://suburbanwildgarden.blogspot.com/

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    1. Of all the places in the world..... Welcome to the shop John. I hope you enjoy your time here.

      Quick story: I was providing IT support for a remodel on a point of sale area at work. The guys doing the remodel were from Ireland. One guy heard my name, and said, "oh, thats Welsh." I thought it funny and he called his buddy Angus over. "Tell him your name!" I did, and Angus said, "oh bloody wonderful, another Welshman!" I was floored. We did a dna test just a few months before and the majority of my kin is Irish, Scot, Welsh.... I always wonder if there is some "dna memory" that caused my folks to name me like they did!

      Take care cousin! Ha!

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    2. Thank you for the warm welcome cousin, must be a Celtic thing...

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    3. STxAR, John is good folk. He has an eye for vegetation and horticulture and deep thoughts like no other.

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    4. I was visiting down the right side of your blog a while back and ran across his gift book post. New faces get an instant check to see if they have a blog, and I remembered him.

      I concur Dr. TB. Good people. He made me think a bit already! And that is why I hang around with intelligent folks. Besides that, we are probably cousins. ;)

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