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Just Plain Stupied


doorgunner

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More good news! The video of Testing the SBC Engine and 700R4 transmission that's been missing for 7 years has been found on an old CD. I posted the video on page #6 and a couple other places throughout the thread.
 
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doorgunner

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Here is a pre-flood pic of the Streetrod and my fabricated Harley Davidson.
I installed a 1,000 lb. winch on the front bed-wall to pull the Harley up the ramp.
I raised the tailgate until it was level and took the Harley to the beach in Biloxi.
Later I added the adjustable air shocks to level the bed for future trips.

Talk about folks slowing down on the Interstate to get a good look.......:icon_hornsup:

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About 6 months after I had to leave the TRS Forum this happened to our neighborhood. This is a friends house...the water was too deep to go any further.
By the second day floodwater was up to the door handle.
The 3rd day it was 5 feet deep.

The good news is...we sold our house 5 months before the flood and moved to another city.

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doorgunner

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This is our new house being built with a few pics of the '89 Streetrod parked out front.

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doorgunner

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After we built the two=story house we ended up selling it to take care of my wife's parents in a different city.
Her parents needed 24/7/365 care. They both died several months apart about a year later.

Neither of us could handle the losses.

I was so sad and worn out that I ended up making a BAD DECISION------I got Just Plain Stupied....

I sold the '89 Streetrod....It had 245,000+ miles on it

I've missed it every day since.

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About 4 months ago my wife and I were driving along a curvy country road one afternoon when my Streetrod came flying around the curve from the opposite direction. By the time I found a safe place to turn around to chase down the truck it was LONG GONE! It still shined like a candy apple.


To quote another TRS Member........................................................

RULE #1...Never sell something that's PAID FOR.
RULE #2
...Always tell friends before you sell something SO THEY CAN STOP YOU

Maybe we'll win the Lottery and I can track the guy down and buy it back :pray:
 
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doorgunner

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WOW! A Blast from the Past. Thanks for saving them!
By the way...notice how the windshield wipers park themselves...

They only do that when I go faster than 95 ;missingteeth;
 

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sawzall?
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it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
BUMP!

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Hey Everyone...thanks for the good thoughts and prayers.

Jim O. took me out of "Time-Out" (just kidding!)

It's been :nopityA: but I'll try to update my pics that have disappeared (thanks to photobucket :pissedoff: )


You Guys are GREAT!

Holy Moses.....


And ..

Whew!
 

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Well deegee. If it makes you feel any better. I tracked down my original “blackwidow” ranger.

here’s what she currently looks like.
https://flic.kr/p/2nKGVXy
 

doorgunner

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23570R15
My credo
JESUS Loves Ya!

doorgunner

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2WD
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JESUS Loves Ya!
It's that time of year again...getting seriously teary-eyed about my son Blake....
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Here is the short version :

According the "the rules of our new President, Blake's killer has been removed from Border Patrol's Most Wanted", decriminalized and probably will become a U.S. Citizen with a clean rap sheet in the next 2 years.

I'm hoping to NOT take a mental plunge in the next 2 months....but who knows?
 

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Hang in there Mr doorgunner.

There are so many things wrong in this world today.
 

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It's that time of year again...getting seriously teary-eyed about my son Blake....View attachment 82595

Here is the short version :

According the "the rules of our new President, Blake's killer has been removed from Border Patrol's Most Wanted", decriminalized and probably will become a U.S. Citizen with a clean rap sheet in the next 2 years.

I'm hoping to NOT take a mental plunge in the next 2 months....but who knows?
Hang in there DG, we’re here for you buddy!
 

doorgunner

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350+1
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Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
N/A
Total Drop
3/4
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23570R15
My credo
JESUS Loves Ya!
Thanks Guys....you'd think it would be easier to deal with by now.....

"It ain't".

There was a guy in the Good Book who dealt with his son's death for 20 years...
I got 4 more years to go.


UPDATE: TODAY NOVEMBER 18th IS THE DAY i HAVE DREADED FOR THE LAST 364 DAYS............

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THANKS EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING ME YEAR AFTER YEAR
:pray:


Update: Happy Thanksgiving 2022. Ya'll !​
 
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doorgunner

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2022 EVERYONE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS

:pray:


 

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