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Prepping for a road trip

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by tRustyK5, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    This Friday myself and my oldest Daughter Jessica are flying out to Calgary where Kim-Can will be picking us up and taking us back to "Casa de Unangst". :waytogo:

    Saturday morning nice and early we'll be heading up to Paul and Kim's recreational property in Wasa BC where I'll be picking up their 83 C-10 diesel pick-up and driving it home. It's a 600 mile drive home for us...The C-10 will be my new daily driver.

    There have been a few changes to the overall plan regarding vehicles in my life. Step one is aquiring the C-10 as a reliable and fuel efficient daily driver that even my wife could easily drive if needed. Step two is I'm parting out the 81 Jimmy in preparation for starting a new project. Step three is hunting down and aquiring the new project.

    Anyways, I don't want to hear about the parting of my Jimmy...it's a done deal in my mind and i've already sold a couple of things (nothing big)

    I'll be dragging along the digital camera and taking a ton of pic's of our weekend adventure and posting them here.

    this particular truck is in extremely good condition, and is completely stock and unmolested. From what i understand it still has the original factory stereo in it. :eek1:

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    Rene
     
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    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    You sure you don't want to hear about the Jimmy again?

    So what happened with the hand?
     
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    Bring plenty of licorice. The greatest road trip food EVAR!
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    rene, I want your bumpers:D
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I miss my 85 now.....good luck on the trip Rene, I'm sure you'll have a great trip.
     
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    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    I love road trips like that.

    Are you going to take any side routes or just 'straight on through to the other side.....'
     
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    Rene!!!!!
    I want your cage!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Cool stay safe and have fun Rene...;)
     
  9. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'll update my other thread...

    No, I definitely don't want to hear about the Jimmy again...but thanks anyways Pam. ;)

    Anyone interested in parts, be warned I'm having a lot of trouble finding a place to part it out. I definitely cannot do that in my carport...:crazy:

    Rene
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Sounds like a great way to spend a coule of days. Stay safe and take lots of pics.
     
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    dibs on the cage
     
  12. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yay!!!! Another CK5 road trip!!!! :woot:

    I'm just happy to see my beloved little diesel going to a good friend and fellow CK5er. I've taken pretty good care of the truck, and I know Rene will do the same.

    See you on Friday, my friend!!! :thumb:
     
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    Rene.. need ANYTHING.... call me..604-690-7233

    dont want too open a wound but am very interested if ur partin..:o
     
  14. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    There is no old wound to open, I'm just moving onto a new project that will be just as cool and just as fun for me...and it's still GM and still 4WD so it's all good.

    The biggest thing I need right now is a place to part this thing out, if you can help with that or know anyone (that you trust) else that could help please call me.

    604 583-5163

    Rene
     
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    Is that the one with the famous 'Rene Box'??!!
     
  16. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Which Rene box would that be? :confused:

    Rene
     
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    Sounds cool Rene. Any clues as to what the next project will be? Oh and yes your stuff and your money do with it as you please.

    So the way I see it you and Pauly should be all busy visiting friday night so things could get very interesting around these parts:D:wink1:
     
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    You built a battery box behind the passenger seat that was flush to the floor (I named it that because you gave me that idea when you showed pics of it one a thread.).
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Currently also working on a deal to buy a '63 GMC 4WD Suburban. It's in CO...still waiting for more pic's before taking the next step. I want to build/restify it so it's pretty close to stock appearing inside and out. Hoping to go MPFI BBC (without any bling)

    It'll be occasional use with the wife and girls, able to get me to some remote lakes, possibly tow a boat or small camper trailer too. Mostly I've always loved that era of GM trucks and I'm kind of itching to have something 'nice'.

    I missed a '65 Chev Sub in WA state for $650 by one day. The guy was a lot more anxious to sell than I thought...so even though I had firm plans to go down and buy it he still sold it to someone the day before. :doah:

    At least the '63 is factory 4WD which is a bit more rare...it was also a DD as recently as February this year.

    Rene
     
  20. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    LOL, I forgot about the batt boxes...

    Ironically I've been looking around the Stovebolt page forums and noticed at one point GM had the battery in a box under the floor rather than in the engine compartment. I think it was the 46-55 years, although I'm not 100% sure.

    Rene
     

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