I got very depressed today --went to one of my favorite junkyards,just to see whats there for trucks...there used to be over 100 older GM trucks there,most of them 4x4's...now there is only about 5! ..and most of them were alredy gutted of the drivetrain..there has been a lot of changes there too--. I'd guess at least 50% of all the vehicles there are gone..they had at least a few thousand,maybe more..mow you can actually see the ground,and its not littered with peices of cars or other junk either,and now a field is where hundreds of cars and trucks once were..I don't know if they got in trouble by the EPA,or if its just the son who took the bussiness over is just cleaning out the older stuff..but it depresses the hell out of me to see all the vehicles I'm interested in dissapearing like the dinosours,from the face of the earth... I met my friends son there,who had a weeks vacation,and was looking around..he looked at the yard,and said -"Man--things are really changing fast around here lately--seems like all the stuff we knew is gone--now the place is full of jelly beans and shoeboxes"..referring to the look alike cars of the past 10 years,and all the SUV's that have taken the place of all the K5's,Suburbans,and pickups.. He looks at my C10 in the parking lot,and says-"hey Bob,look,a truck like yours,FOR SALE!--you'd better buy it,it might be the last one that old around here..I said "it IS my truck you bonehead! --he said "Oh,THATs why it looks familiar!..I haven't seen him since the spring,so I guess he forgot my truck was yellow.. But I left there with a heavy heart..the owner said he isn't really interested in keeping any older trucks,if he gets any in,he either sells them right away,or brings them to the shredder down the street..since steel prices went up to 80 a ton,and gas got so expensive,hundreds of trucks went directly to the crusher fully intact(because they weigh more that way),rather than keep the motors and T-cases,or FF axles..good luck finding one for your truck around here now if you need one..only us "backyard mechanics" who strip a truck now and then,and hold onto the parts will have anything--the swap meets I've been to are drying up too,some parts still around,but nothing like years past.. Am I really getting this old??..am I really 20 years behind the times,driving trucks from the 70's and 80's still??...Am I crazy for not wanting a newer truck,when I see more 90's in the yards than there ever were 73-87's,already,not even 15 years old??...sigh..I just feel like I aged 30 years today...as Merle Haggard asked.."Are The Good Times Really Over For Good"?.