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    I came home one day a few weeks ago and found this truck parked in my drive way, turns out it had belonged to a friend of a friend, anyways he thought maybe I could use the motor for my race car. Since I don't use the 20r motor it was no good to me. I was going to haul it to the scrap yard just to get rid of the piece of crap, That's when it happened. My girl starts b****in I spend too much time playin in the yard instead of hearing her nag (spend time with her),so guess what I did? That's right I spent more time playing in the yard. The bed on this truck was rotted out real bad but the cab was decent so I decided to make it a run around truck for my self. I removed what was left of the bed and built a 6' x 8' flat bed out of her. When I got done with it and started taking pictures some guy pulls up, asks me if it's for sale and how much? I tell the guy I just got done building it and had'nt given any thought about selling it. He offers me $2000 for it, so needless to say I'm not gonna miss it that much as I didn't have it long enough to get attached to it. So now lets review the weekend, b****y girlfriend, free truck, a bunch of drop materials, planks left over from another job. half gallon of left over paint. Total investment 12.00 for lights, total profit 1700.00. ( I gave her a couple hundred to go shopping with)

    Moral to the story:She ain't b****in no more and I still got my sanity
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    Last edited by dabar39; 03-25-2007, 09:53 AM. Reason: incorrect bed width should be 5' x 8'
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

    sigpicJohn Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
    Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

  • #2
    Good days...

    Hey Dave,
    Nice job on the truck. I like the way you set up the bed area & bumper. Looks like a work rig now. Funny how the b******n stops when the green flows in. I like seeing those who can look at junk & transform it into profit...good for future reference......Denny
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    • #3
      old lady

      hey dabar39
      i like what you done with the truck that goes to show. one mans junk is a nother mans treasure. as for the old lady sounds like mine.
      miller bobcat 250
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      • #4
        Dabar39,
        Ok...that looks WAAYYYY too nice!!! GOTTA be something wrong...PLEASE?!!
        How was the transmission...steering....SOMETHING?!!! I would've bought that for 2K FAST!!!! How can I learn how to put a flatbed (sub frame, brackets,etc)??
        thanks,
        bert
        I'm not late...
        I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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        • #5
          truck condition

          Bert, That truck was in excellent mechanical condition and the guy that gave it to me was the original owner, It was originally a beige color but he had it painted blue for some reason and it did have the normal wear and tear on the seats and interior. Also it had a small amount of rust on the rocker panels which I cut out and patched. As for the bed it was rotted real bad and he didn't think he could sell it the way it was. I was going to use it as a shop truck cause my van eats alot of gas. All the materials were left over from previous jobs ( I always tell people that there is no such thing as scrap metal, just stuff you haven't used yet) I had no game plan when I started it, just used what I had to make it work. I can also tell you that I've built quite a few truck beds and a couple hundred trailers in my time so that made it that much easier. I am going to try to post a few more pics of the building. Dave
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          If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

          sigpicJohn Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
          Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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          • #6
            That's "SICK!!!" yes folks, learned that from watching Paul Jr. on OCC. New way of saying AWSOME!!! yeesh...the youth...thanks Dabar39 for the pics!!!
            I'm not late...
            I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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            • #7
              that there is one well spent weekend that you and the girl frend can look back on fondly.:
              thanks for the help
              ......or..........
              hope i helped
              sigpic
              feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
              summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
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              • #8
                got another one for you guys

                The neighbor across the street moves out and leaves an old jon boat trailer frame sitting in the yard, the home owner comes to me and asks if I would come over and cut it up for him. He hands me a 50 dollar bill, says thanks and leaves. I go over and look at it and decide it is easier to drag it to my house than to drag torches there. I had some old spindles and hubs and some box tubing, so I made an axle to set under it to move it. after getting it home I looked it over and said what the heck, I'm slap something together with. I found a set of springs I could use and then I took off all the wood runners that hold the boat, made some side rails for it and some old plywood for a deck. I took a couple of pieces of 1/2" round bar and rolled them for fender edges and used some old 16 ga. sheet steel to form the fenders.
                I spent about 6-7 hours on this project. Just like the Toyota truck, my only out of pocket expense was for the lights. I had pipe for the top rails left over from another job, and the plywood was left over from the hurricanes a few years ago. I put the thing by the street and it was gone in less than twenty minutes. Now unfortunatly this story does not end like the other one as now the old lady is peeded off cause she didn't get no money this time.
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                Last edited by dabar39; 03-27-2007, 10:22 PM. Reason: by the way I got 400.00 for it after it was done 450 for screwin around all day
                If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

                sigpicJohn Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
                Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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                • #9
                  completed pictures

                  a few more after it was finished
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                  If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

                  sigpicJohn Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
                  Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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                  • #10
                    Dabar39,
                    Again....TOTALLY AWSOME DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEESH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    If I may ask, how much did you sell it for? And how much did your lady help with the project????hehehe....
                    Question: your pics are nice and good size. How do YOU upload them, what size pixels do you use, etc.?
                    thanks again....
                    I'm not late...
                    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                    • #11
                      how much?

                      I got the original 50 from the home owner and 400 from the sale. I get the lighting kit for about 12.00, everything else I had laying around. People always ask me why I keep all the "scrap metal" laying around, I tell them there is no such thing as scrap. I just got lucky turning these pieces of crap into something so quick, It doesn't always work this way.
                      If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

                      sigpicJohn Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
                      Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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                      • #12
                        pics?

                        I've got a Samsung digital and it came with the software for photo impression 4. I don't know if that helps you any, and the old lady gets to stay inside doing whatever it is that she does while i'm outside playing. She doesn't come outside much while I'm working, she waits until I'm done then all she wants to know is where is the money I got for it. Typical woman I guess.
                        If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

                        sigpicJohn Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
                        Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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                        • #13
                          thanks a lot for the info! 'Far as your old lady: hee hee hee.....
                          I'm not late...
                          I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                          • #14
                            Bert
                            if you have windows XP there is a picture resizer oferd free from microsoft that alows you to reduce the pixels without distorting the image. leaves you with a good size pic without too high of a pixel count.
                            most of the sited only alow 100 to 150 kbts for each pic uploaded and most of the newer digital cameras take a pic in the MB's insted of KB's best to start off with your camera on its lowest resilutoin, witch in most cases is still higher then your computer screen can even show any way. so unless you expect to have the pic's printed in 8"X10" size the lowest setting is great. and even then you still need to downsize then a bit to load. the resizer works great for that. mine on its lowest setting still produces pic's from 160-250+ depending on the background (grass is a big pixel count ) thats when the resizer comes in handy.
                            this pic started out at over 150 and with the med. setting on the resizer it ended up like this at 49.8 kb's, reduced again to the small setting its 36.2 kb's and if you realy want to reduce it you can go to palm pocket sized. at 10.9 kb's and all still verry clear easy to see details.
                            some resizers bler out the image when reducing it, not a good choice as they are just degrading the image insted of resizing it.
                            here is a link to the microsoft page to get the resizer;
                            http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx
                            hope that helps.

                            dabar39
                            great score and fantastic work as usual. man i gotta get some naibors like yours.
                            sorry about the above minor hijack of the tread but its always good to help get more pic's on here, shore you feel the same.
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                            thanks for the help
                            ......or..........
                            hope i helped
                            sigpic
                            feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                            summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                            JAMES

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                            • #15
                              re: Pics

                              fun4now,
                              Thanks man!!!!! Just got my new computer hooked up (on living room floor for 4 months) that's when I joined the forum....Will start trying this picture thing within the next few days!!!!!!!
                              bert
                              I'm not late...
                              I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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