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rusty nut garage
02-20-2011, 01:05 PM
My buddy who works for a scrap yard calls me with these pictures. Someone drug in a transtar for scrap. he offers it to me at scrap prices. Well I couldn't sleep if I let this dry desert sheetmetal get crushed. I'll be sleeping with the dogs with my wife finds out.

02-20-2011, 01:11 PM
I think that's a '56. People have restored way worse. At least that sheet metal isn't all riddled with rust. Whoever hauled that to the scrap yard really missed the boat; if they had hauled it to the International in Glendale last June, they could have come away with a few hundred bucks jingling in their jeans.

02-20-2011, 01:38 PM
Excellent. 'No way should this truck have been baled.

Was it Hank Williams Jr. or ??? who said it was good to have friends in low places?


02-20-2011, 01:59 PM
Garth Brooks

02-20-2011, 05:02 PM
Garth Brooks

and 100,000 drunk cowboy Karaoke singers....

02-20-2011, 05:08 PM
Some people either have no heart, or have no brains. I just don' unnastan' it!

02-20-2011, 05:18 PM
I've never restored much worse but, there's certainly a lot there to work with. Glad it's been saved.

02-20-2011, 08:52 PM
and 100,000 drunk cowboy Karaoke singers....

Good one Sdude!

02-20-2011, 10:43 PM
Good one Sdude!

I used to be a karaoke DJ. I speak from experience....

02-21-2011, 02:37 AM
Boy i could use those rust free doors, if the wife makes you get rid of it. Fenders also.

02-21-2011, 10:00 AM
A scrap yard doesn't qualify as a "low place." At one time, every single occupant of the box seats at Severance Hall could tell you, offhand, that day's bid and close on scrap iron. It's the blue hypocycloid on the Steeler logo. IIRC, the other two stand for muscle and blood.

Bob Bryant
02-21-2011, 10:14 AM
Was it Hank Williams Jr. or ??? who said it was good to have friends in low places? <GGG> BP

For some reason I'm thinking of Hank Williams, Jr.'s..."Its a family tradition!" after reading BP's remark!

02-21-2011, 01:14 PM
I'd love to see a pic like this in front of that truck someday.....
(note it was BOB that did this:rolleyes:)