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Grandpas farm truck lives on!

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by 02ta-ws6, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. MannyDantyla

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    Cool!!
     
  2. 02ta-ws6

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    Sorry to hear about your dad. A vehicle is such a cool piece of history and an awesome thing to past on to someone as long as they are a car guy or at least appreciate it.

    I will be sure to let him know! Thx
     
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    Awesome history and write up thank you for sharing! I have my Grandpa's old 77 that needs new life and you have done almost exactly what I want to do to mine/his. Just restore it to be a good worker and usable truck. I enjoyed the story, thanks for posting.
     
  4. 02ta-ws6

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    No problem! Besure to post up and let me know how it's goin for you!
     
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    Hey sorry im new to this but i was wondering how to post a question on the forum?


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    Man that flat bed looks good! Makes it look like a hard working ranch truck. But in a good way lol.
     
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    Yea I know right! The old box wasn't my favorite thing ever so when that fell apart and decided this was the way to go for the money, I was excited but then once we got it back I was pumped because I love it. Just in terms of looks I would have like to make it a dually but it just wouldn't have been the same. Not to mention there isn't a need for it to be a dually and the added cost for tires etc.

    I would love to use it as a work truck too. My grandma said that since we went through the trouble and hard work of making it good again that she wants everybody to use it and keep it goin! I said no problem I will find something to haul lol
     
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    AWESOME STORY! Very impressed how you got it done in a short time. Just goes to show, you work steady on something, it will come together. Bad Ass how you took your Grandpa for a ride. Only thing that could top that is take him hunting in it. :cheers:
     
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    Thx! I would love to take him hunting but unfortunately his health may be to far gone but I do want to take him out for a cruise out through his property so he can get out into the woods again.

    I will try to get a pic from xmas day with him and I coming up the driveway in it.

    It was a lot of fun doin it and getting to hang out with my cousin on a regular basis but it was tough on the wife at home to be tied up almost every Saturday for half a year...mainly because we have 2 girls (3.5 and 2) and a little fella who is now 4 months old. So is a busy house to say the least. But it was also great that she was supportive and happy that we could do this for my grandpa.
     
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    Until I get that pic here is his living room....yes he most definitely was a hunter. He was a farmer amd never had a day off expect for that one week out of the year he went to Montana. He was a very hard working guy. Took most of these with an old pump action 30-06. Third pic down the outfitter said that his 6x6 bull was the second largest taken in Montana that year!

    Also...this is just what's in his living room. Seems like there are horns everywhere through out the garage and basement lol

    Wish I was older young and been able to go, even to go now with my dad but unfortunately it have become a bit of a "rich man's sport"
     

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    Here are the pics from xmas day bringing my grandpa home for the day. Need to do this again with him
     

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    Man that's great! Sure does make me miss my grandpa though.
     
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    Nice work. Still miss my grandfather. He passed in 1991. Enjoy him while you can.
     
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    Thx! I know I will miss him greatly when he's gone....not looking forward to it. Unfortunately it's part of life, I just wish I were older younger haha to appreciate his stories and time more. Not that I didn't appreciate him but just didn't think to ask about all his stories etc

    Any of your grandpa's into cars or trucks? I never knew he loved his truck so much until this year.
     
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    Them's some nice mounts. It's not really a rich man's sport, it's as much as you want to throw at it. Some of my buddies are flat broke but can come up with enough scratch for a couple boxes of ammo, some camo and their license and we go out to the farm and usually always get meat for the freezer. Better to hunt for the meat than the sport, it means more when you get blessed with a nice buck, like that one on the right in the 2nd pic down. It's hard work getting one cut up but everyone pitches in and makes short work of it all. Mounts can usually run $250-$350 and the taxidermist usually lets us pay on pickup which makes it easier to save up for it. I just do rack mounts or European skull mounts, since I haven't really got a nice harvey wallbanger yet.
     

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