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I might be getting my grandfather's old pickup truck sometime in the next few years, if he doesn't sell it to someone first.  It's a Ford 70's model IIRC, lime/teal green.  He put his own special brand of paint job touch up style, looks like a bunch of green liquid paper daubs all over it.  It's got jump seats behind the front bench, and a steering wheel auto gearshift IIRC.  I hope I get it, I'll probably put a new paint job on it (same color though) and start restoring it.  I was so bummed when I didn't get his old chevy nova, so I want this piece of Dufresne legacy.  If I get it, and my mom gives me her old supra in a few years, I'll have two pickups and a car, and a motorcycle.  I'll have to keep two at the house (much to my mother's chagrin), but we have an extra-wide driveway to accomodate it if necessary.

I went to Baton Rouge for the weekend, to let my dog play with my sister's.  I cought them eating and rolling around on an old opossom carcass in the backyard.  They smelled so bad we were gagging from the stench.  We had to bathe them right then to stand to be in the same room with them.  Ugh.  Otherwise it was a decent time.

Does anyone know of a chemical caulk remover?  I hate using the scraper.  Pain in the ass.


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Feb. 28th, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC)
My gramps left us his old Nova as well! Of course we have since sold it after the carb belched out a can of starter fluid igniting in the process. I almost met my demise in that rust bucket. Sucks too, she would have been hot shit. 2 words for the pick up: big block. LOL. Oh yah, I heard airplane stripper works well on old caulk but in some cases will destroy the tile in the process so be careful with that shit.
Feb. 28th, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Woah!
Yeah, when he started that old nova up I remember the whole engine compartment just went "fooooosh" and lit up. It was basically untouched, so it was all original parts. hurts to think about him selling it for like 1000 bucks or something.

I'm sure that truck's got whatever it originally came with (or a lawnmower engine chained to a propane tank perhaps, knowing my grandfather), and I'll have to decide if I can afford to put a snazzy engine in it.. would be sweet.
Feb. 28th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Woah!
Yah, i can understand the apprehension about putting a moto in but they are usually pretty cheap, and even if you dont you can hop up whatever it has instead (my friend Matt the Machinist runs 108 octane in his 70's Ranger!). Damn, all original Nova. Man, you need to covet that shit right there.
Feb. 28th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
whats in the old ford? sounds like it has a "three on the tree" manual trans.

razor blades work well on caulk. acetone does too
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