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My driveway is BARREN! How can I fix it?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Aug 1, 2005.

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It's too empty; What should I do?

  1. Clean up and leave it empty

    9 vote(s)
    11.8%
  2. Bring in more vehicles of the fleet from Ione (the other place)

    5 vote(s)
    6.6%
  3. Buy new different 4x4s cause it's funner that way

    20 vote(s)
    26.3%
  4. Put up a big sign for the neighbors: "This is Temporary"

    42 vote(s)
    55.3%
  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    It's been years since I've felt so empty here in Spokane. Not a rig in my driveway except the frame for the plow truck. And only my '81 Crew Cab and car trailer are here parked on the street.

    Bad thing about it is now people can see all the parts laying around. Before they were all hidden by everything parked in front. Now it's all exposed. I guess I should clean up. Nah. I think I'll just start filling up the empty spots instead.
     
  2. pvfjr

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    Option 5: Let me put all my crap there. :D
     
  3. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I'm already storing at least 15 rigs of others... just not at the house in Spokane. ;) Dillons Ford used to be one of them... and I still have one of his Luv parts trucks at the other place.

    I'll make everyone a deal: I'll store anything for anyone if you can find Ione, Washington on your own and if you can put up with the locals. :laugh:
     
  4. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I know where Ione is....do I count? LMAO
     
  5. fordeater

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    I was actually shocked when i went to your house this weekend. I thought for sure i was at the wrong house.
     
  6. pvfjr

    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    Ha! I've already seen it on a satellite! Besides, mine are pretty. :rolleyes:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    That does look pretty... expecially those hubs I see poking out from the front axle. ;) Dillon told me that you had gotten a 1-ton.

    Ever find out what gears it has? I've had two factory smallblock '77 1-tons that came with 4.56s... so I always wonder when I see other '77-'80 factory smallblock 1-tons if they have 4.10 or 4.56s. Of course, the '77s I had were crew cabs, so that may be why they had lower gears from the factory.
     
  8. pvfjr

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    I found a tag reading:

    41-10
    4.10

    on the front diff attached under one of the diff cover bolts. The truck seems untouched and all original, so I'll have to go with that for now. "Trailering Special" too. Rear springs are a little different, one big pack of leaves without that big overload hooked on top. The plan is to swap a 3/4 front into it, and then sell it. Though the second half of the plan will be hard, it's just too pretty. :doah:
     
  9. original balzer

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    i vote buy new toys or (this is easier than it sounds) find freebie toys.
    and pvfjr that is purdy mine is titled as a 1977 1 ton. it has a small block 350 camper special and has 4.56's BUT has the d44 front. :( it also has a large leaf pack without the thick bottom flat spring. someone on here said 77 was the first year for the d60 and i might have got a left over d44. and that makes sence because the year is 02/77 so it was built in feb.

    balzer
     
  10. Ten_Bucks

    Ten_Bucks 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Here's another suggestion:

    Start up a junkyard dedicated to 73-91 GM pickups and SUVs. And, give all CK5 members a discount price when they buy parts from you. I'd dertainly give you alot of business if you were to do that.
     
  11. kgblazerfive

    kgblazerfive keymaster Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Clean it up first then fill it full of stuff again. Ever once and a while you have to clean cause then you realize how much more stuff you can get.
     
  12. diesel4me

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    use the bus!

    You could always park one of your busses in the driveway!--that'll block the veiw!--or maybe stuff all the parts inside one of them--indoor storage is always preferable to outdoor storage!..

    I'd get more trucks!-can never have too many GM trucks in the yard!--it will keep the neighbors guessing,and hide all the clutter!...

    I would not want to be you 20 years from now,when its time to clean up all that stuff!--I'm going thru that stage of life right now,and I'll be the first one to tell you how much it sucks,lifting heavy stuff with a 47 year old spine with scoliosis,and having to scrap all the stuff you had dreams of fixing up someday..its depressing as hell.. :frown1:

    I wished that I put it all in one big pile on a rolling chassis or trailer or something,so I could have moved it all at once--a tractor trailer body or bus would have been a better place to stire stuff,than outside or in sheds that rodents and other vermin take over quickly..live and learn I guess.. :doah: :crazy:
     
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    i vote for the sign idea.

    i agreee with the bus idea. you have 2 buses. take out half the seats, use it for storage. use the seats as all weather couches for stuff. having a walk in a field? kinda tired? hey look, there's a couch!

    you could also mount the couch/seats in the back of pickups for extra seating. i'd do that. if you could get 2 seats on each side of your crew cab bed, you could seat 14 people. :eek1:
     
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    :haha:
     
  16. mountainexplorer

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    i have a '74 firebird at my house there in spokane, may help to fill ure void :laugh:
     
  18. deadtoyou

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    put up a sign that would be ****in awesome :haha:
     
  19. 6.2LTrailblazer84

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    MountainExplorer, are you familiar with the houses on Riverside Avenue in Ione?
     
  20. R72K5

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    lol do all the above `cept option $4


    :D

    thats what i always do :PP

    happy trucks
     

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