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RE: [oletrucks] In defense of the farmer

To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] In defense of the farmer
From: "Tibbers" <tibbers@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2000 12:35:23 -0800
I hate to come in on what is obviously a passionate subject, but I just have

Since when does what one does for a living define how one maintains a
vehicle?  I know plenty of farmers who keep their stuff as nice as
anybody's, and I know meticulous engineers who drive the rigs you are
obviously encountering.  It isn't a function of what you do for a living.
To make such associations is prejudicial and evidence of unthinking minds
taking shortcuts for a convenience that in the end is as harmful as any
other form of prejudice.

Think about it.....perhaps dentists have dirty windows?......maybe
accountants are lousy at keeping up their yards?......it is preposterous.

Sheesh.......people are people and some maintain their rigs and some don't.
Some of the people who don't maintain their rigs are farmers.  So what?
Some of them are computer analysts too.

I live in the Silicon Valley.  If I were to go to the junkyard, I might say
it would be FULL of rigs that computer types trashed......does that give me
any right to make a sweeping generality that computer programmers don't take
care of their rigs?  Nope....it only points out that where I live there are
lots and lots of computer programmers.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
[mailto:owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net]On Behalf Of Deve Krehbiel
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 9:06 AM
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] In defense of the farmer

Most of this I admittedly started but all I can say in my defense is that I
am currently working on three farm trucks and the dumpster is getting pretty
full of bailing wire, roofing tin from the barn used to repair the rusted
out floor, bolts that hold the steering column under the dash welded onto
the dash, new dimmer switch drilled into the dash cause the one on the floor
quit, tinsnips taken to the dash to elongate the radio hole for a newer
radio, and the list goes on and on. Saw it on the farm all the time..
understand the attitude perfectly.

Problem is, we on this list are diverse in the reason we are here. I am
learning to restore all the half assed and very unintelligent crap I am
running into and having a farm background have a very clear view of both
ways. Restorers, Farmers, Shadtree'ers.. we are all here. Respect each other
and the whole point was to think twice before getting out the welder to weld
your steering column bolts onto the dash when a few steps away in the
maintenance shed there might be a few nuts laying around.

By the way, if you dont like farming get out of it. Do you really want to
turn this list into a whiner session about ALL the carreers we have chosen
and how they dont pay enough to justify fixing it right? I didnt think so.


----- Original Message -----
From: <OlHic@aol.com>
To: <dkrehbiel@kscable.com>; <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2000 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] In defense of the farmer

> I think we all need to chill and just be thankful that them farmers didnt
> just go out and buy new trucks and scrap the ones we enjoy so much now. As
> for me, a little bailing wire here and there just makes my old truck have
> little more personality, and gives me a little more of a challenge to put
> back to where it was.
> Phil Faircloth
> 46 1 ton
> 51 burb
> 51 3800
> 51 panel
> 53 3800
> 69 C-10
> 55 willys wagon
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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