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If you are going to drink this weekend, please down one for a close friend of mine

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SCOOBYDANNN, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    In 1997 I bought my first truck--a 1983 Chevy Stepside Silverado. Fully loaded with AC, PW/PD, cruise control, everything. A beautiful truck.

    Soon after the purchase I installed a 3" lift and a set of 33" Mud Kings.
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    After wheeling for a little while I met up with Marv Springer and got hooked onto rock crawling. "Scooby" then cheanged into a image of its own.

    going from a 6" lift and 35" boggers
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    to a set of 37" MT's 3/4 ton, no bed and camo'ed


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    to no doors, no bed, and grooved TSL's
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    and finally to tubed front end and a 400/203/205 setup.

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    Well, I'm sad to say my first love of wheeling, my first love of crawling, my first truck will be going to the scrap yard on Saturday.:(

    I was planning on doing a 4-link with air-shocks, but after a careful inspection of the frame I decided the frame was not up to the task. I parked her at a friends house for a little while i tried to get back on my feet but the patience of said friend wore a little too thin and I have no where to park her till i get the $$. So, with no where to store my Scooby I have no where to go but the scrap yard. I have learned soooo much driving this truck and she will truly be missed.

    If I were to do it again I would have made her a quality show truck and beat to s#%t out of some other truck that meant nothing to me. But what is done is done.

    so with that said, please drink a nice cold one in rememberance of the Scooby.

    Dan
     
  2. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Will do brotha :saweet: :saweet:
     
  3. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    you are welcome to store it at my house :)
    Sorry to hears its going, what the plans for the next build up :D
     
  4. FWP

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    See what you did Marv.... you're evil:D

    Oh, and P.S. Dan, look out, the Amigos are comin to town next week:grin:
     
  5. Philly87

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    R.I.P. Scooby... I'll drink one for Scooby and for you Dan. Let me know if you want a beater Blazer cheap to help ease the pain. Shes not a show truck by any means but she's in perfect condition for :hack::grind::weld:. Running gear from Scooby will be great to resurect this old beast. Let me know.

    Phil
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  6. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    Phil, I appreciate it. I picked up a 74 blazer in Jan and want to make it into a driver/wheeler (for now anyway) and so far she has all the drivetrain and 38's. We finally got a place to put the shop, you should come check it out and drink a beer or two. It is across the street from the weside wreck (sp?) off mesa hills, by the mall.



    Fred, I already got the days off:grin: I have already talked to a couple of guys to see if they wanted to go and so far it looks like well have a nice caravan on friday.:cool1:
     
  7. marv_springer

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    :confused: well that sux!

    Build a buggy!:waytogo:

    Marv
     
  8. marv_springer

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    A couple of ex wives and a recent ex girlfriend would agree....:p:

    Marv
     
  9. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Man, hate to hear that. You built such a cool truck, but I know what you mean about the time delays and trying to get it the way you want. I've seriously entertained getting rid of mine too. Stil, you learned a lot and if the urge hits, you can build another even better without the "wish I hadna done that"... Good luck!

    And OT but, Marv, are you sure the list isn't longer than that?
     
  10. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    Sorry to hear thaty man, but im confused about somehting. Your just gonna send it to the scrap yard? Im assuming your gonna strip it down to the frame first. I know its sad to see a vehicle go but, heck you have all the parts, itll just be like it got a makeover, or something like that.:D
     
  11. Thunder

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    A cold Red Hook hoisted in Scooby's Honor
    May she rest in pieces
     
  12. Philly87

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    Sounds good to me man. PM me your phone number so I can cruise out there. I never know how to get ahold of you guys short of making the trip out to the west side and hoping to find you. Good luck with the new rig.

    Phil
    TSU Offroad
     

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