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Re: [oletrucks] Burnt Truck

To: Ron Duncan <rondunc@webzone.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Burnt Truck
From: "Alan D. Gingles" <agingles@nucleus.com>
Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 08:36:24 -0600
Ron Duncan wrote:

> 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 just
> 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 a
> 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
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959


My heart goes out to you and your family. I can't begin to imagine how you must
be feeling, but I wish you well in the rebuilding of your house and truck.
Alan Gingles
Calgary, Alberta
1948 Chevy 1314 street rod

Alan's Hot Wheels Heaven

oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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