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Re: [oletrucks] Burnt Truck

To: rondunc@webzone.net, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Burnt Truck
From: Passnb4U@aol.com
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 10:15:08 EDT
In a message dated 5/12/00 6:28:15 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
rondunc@webzone.net writes:

> My house just burnt down.  It started in the garage most likely from a water
>  heater.  Yes, my grandfathers 51 Chevy 1/2 ton truck was in there partially
>  restored.  Just about all of the metal was warped.  The garage door opener
>  fell on the cab and caved it in.  I drug it out of the garage with tears in
>  my eyes and put it in storage until I can get the house rebuilt.  I had 
>  updated the frame , suspension, disk brakes etc.  I am at a loss right now
>  as to what to do.  I have the VIN plate untouched by the fire.  I may just
>  pull all the metal back off and start over but am too overwhelmed to make
>  any hard decisions.  Several people have looked at it and said it would be 
>  lot cheaper to just buy another truck.  That is probably true, but my
>  earliest memories of this truck was sitting in my Papaw's lap steering that
>  truck when I was about 7 years old.  I am 55 now. Another truck just won't
>  do.
>  I think I am going to be in the market for a parts doner truck or two or I
>  could start buying cabs, fenders, etc.  Anybody got any ideas.  I need to
>  find parts pretty close to home.  I won't be able to afford big shipping
>  bills.
>  I have whined enough.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.
>  Ron Duncan
>  Tulsa, Oklahoma  74135
>  918-743-0230
>  rondunc@webzone.net

  Geez Ron,

  Last thing I'd call your post would be  a "whine".  Sorry I can't help with 
parts for your truck, but just wanted to offer my condolences on your 

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