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tRusty is home... ;^)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tRustyK5, May 23, 2001.

  1. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hey everybody I just got home 'aboot' an hour ago. Damn my butt is numb!

    First of all I have to say a huge thank you to everyone I met, talked to and wrenched with on this trip.

    Wes and his wife...thanks for everything, the cooler and refreshments were put to good use [​IMG]
    The hard part about stopping in on Wes is that its hard to leave! Both he and his wife are very nice and Wes has quite a collection of 'iron' to drool over![​IMG]

    Rocko...thanks for being so patient with the epic procedure of getting it all hooked up! The beer was very tasty BTW![​IMG]
    Stampy survived the trip but had a few more issues than tRusty did. I'll fill ya in later.[​IMG]

    DBlazer...Dude I can't say enough about how much I appreciated your help (and Christie's). I know you said it was no big deal, but to me it was a very big deal! Just in case no-one has noticed(yeah right!) Nashu's Blazer is a mega-beast![​IMG] Hell breaking down was worth it just to meet you and be able to check the Blazer out! Thanks again!

    Gandolf...enough thanks can't be said![​IMG] As well as setting me up with over 400 minutes of free long distance for the trip he helped co-ordinate what I had no way of doing! Mark was my invisible co-pilot and I want everyone to know what a complete and total class act he is!

    Solowookie...I heard 'aboot' your offers of help from Mark! Thanks very much! I feel pretty bad about driving right by twice without stopping in...[​IMG] The first time I didn't know where you lived and the second time I was hauling a$$ to Twiztid's place due to a miscalculation of where I was.

    Twiztid (Eric)...Thank you also for taking so much time out to help fix the alternato pivot bolt! I hope you get a chance to post a link to the picture of my 'repair job...[​IMG] You have quite a cool project there dude!

    I'm sure this is starting to look like some sort of an oscar speech...[​IMG] I just also wanted to thank everyone that wished me well or made offers of help if needed. I've never felt so secure on a long road trip as I did on this one!

    I crossed the border this morning at 6:00 am, and customs was really cool about the whole thing, they wrote on their form that I was gone for seven days instead of six so I could use my yearly exemption and I didn't have to pay a thing to get Stampy across!
    Now the ironic part, our insurance laws are different so I knew I had to check in a the scales to buy a permit to tow Stampy the last 15 miles home. When I pulled up they made me run the trucks over the scales before they'd sell me anything. It turns out that Stampy was 3400 lbs, or 400 lbs too heavy to be towed without brakes. The guy ticketed me (no fine) which meant the only way Stampy was leaving the scales was on the back of a tow truck...So I blew $80 on a tow job to my work and finally rolled into my driveway about 9:30 or so.

    I was also quite shocked at the posts about my trip! I got updated at Rocko's place, DBlazers place and ThatK30Guy's place and lastly at bandits place last night. Very funny stuff! Then I saw the Blazer of the month post...I damn near laughed my a$$ off! At least y'all know why i call her tRusty now!

    I'll post more later after I've had some Z's...I have been awake more or less since Twiztid's house, which is in Clearfield
    Utah! Roughly 29 hours...[​IMG]

    Rene...turtle gone in favor of bandwidth conservation.

    My ass is numb...
     
  2. 82GMC

    82GMC 1/2 ton status

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    WECOME HOME RENE!!![​IMG][​IMG] Now I ORDER you too sleep untill noon tommorow of later even[​IMG].

    [​IMG]Inline 6's are cool[​IMG]
     
  3. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    You are truly a legend - atleast among this group. Glad you and the trucks made it home in one piece, despite your numb ass[​IMG]!

    I have voluntarily axed "Pancho" in a bandwidth conservation effort [​IMG]
     
  4. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Glad your home Rene in one piece... now get that well deserved sleep.. and talk to you later..
    Hope Stampy is okay.... fill me in once your rested..


    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rocko.coloradok5.com>http://www.rocko.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  5. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    This kicks ass!!! Its great to know that if my wife ever kicks me out I'll get me Jimmy and wheel around the country free-loading off all you guys!!! LOL!!!!!!! j/k on the freeloading part.


    My president is Steve Fox.
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  6. Stoopalini

    Stoopalini 1/2 ton status

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    Sounds like you had a very interesting trip ..... truly an adventure!
    We all know you will make Stampy out to be the truck it was meant to be [​IMG]

    Sorry I missed you while you were here. Rocko did call me up, but I was waste deep into an SS camaro trying to get it up and running again [​IMG]

    Take it easy, and get some sleep,

    Thomas.

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  7. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    I just wanted to say glad you made it back w/ anymore issues. It sounds like it was a great adventure.... well minus the mishaps. The boards have definetly missed your posts... But it is great that you are home... Now is time to sleep for a day and a half and get ready for the holiday weekend [​IMG]

    -Mikey
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  8. Boss

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    Rene,

    I'm so happy to hear you're back to your home and safe!! You had quite an adventure..now get some much needed REST!! Take care brother.
    Boss

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  9. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Great to hear you're back home safely! Being in California during your excursion through Oregon, I was pissed I couldn't escort you with my "new beast"...............as you have seen from my email this morning we got the one ton conversion done this weekend. Wish I could have guided you through the Oregon/Washington portion..............



    <font color=orange>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com>http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  10. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    WELCOME HOME!!!!! You are the man!!! Glad to here you're back safley. It was interesting following your adventure, cant imagine being there. Good to know that know matter where you're at CK5 is somewhere close by. Anyways like everyone else has said...get some sleep!
     
  11. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    What an adventure! I can't wait to get "the rest of the story" once you have recovered from your epic journey. [​IMG]

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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    It's a great day to be alive...
     
  12. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Glad to see that you make it. It was great to see everybody pitch in and help.

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    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
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  13. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    rene glad you made it home ok now get some rest and then get some more rest lol take it easy talk to you later

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>
     
  14. DBLAZER

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    How freakin <font color=blue>COOL</font color=blue> is this place!!!!! Man I love this sport. Rene, it was a blast and I would do it again in a second. You have the most intestinal fortitude of anyone I have ever met. What a drive. Glad ya made it!! Anyone else ever need anything Never hesitate, I mean NEVER hesitate to give the wife and I a call. That goes for all of you. [​IMG] Get some rest Rene, get some rest.

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    DBLAZER 1/2 ton status

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    How freakin <font color=blue>COOL</font color=blue> is this place!!!!! Man I love this sport. Rene, it was a blast and I would do it again in a second. You have the most intestinal fortitude of anyone I have ever met. What a drive. Glad ya made it!! Anyone else ever need anything Never hesitate, I mean NEVER hesitate to give the wife and I a call. That goes for all of you. [​IMG] Get some rest Rene, get some rest.

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  16. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    yea!! It's "aboot" time you got home! I would pull the driver's seat out of tRusty and put it in Stampy cause you prolly have that seat just perfect now! LOL!!! Get some sleep! You need it! I'm glad you made it back in one piece.
    Same thing goes for me as dblazer said. I won't hesitate to lend a helping hand.
    It was just awsome to see everyone come together like they did. I'm proud to be a member of this site! I don't think any other site has the same thing going for them!
    I feel a group hug coming on!!!!!

    Imagine a cowgirl twirling a rope.
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  17. Thunder

    Thunder 3/4 ton status

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    Glad you made it OK. Its been great seeing all the posts on your progress and adventures along the trail .Almost as fun as riding along.
    It goes to show what i'v been telling people about Ck5. Some of the BEST people in the world are on this board. My hat is off to all of you who helped Rene. And to everyone who lended their moral support.
    Here's to Good friends, Good times, and This board! May they last forever!

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  18. Donna

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    Welcome home Rene. I'm glad that you made it home safely and that everyone was so willing to help you out. Any one ever gets this way...look us up. We'd like the company.

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  19. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Welcome back Rene!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    AWWWWRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] Finally home!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] *kiss the ground in front of your house* [​IMG] Now, get some sleep boy!!! [​IMG]

    OH, BTW, I have some more pop and chips for you!!! Just come on back over to pick them up!!!! LOL! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    When In Doubt, Whip It Out!
     

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