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Old 02-03-2012, 10:43 PM
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Hello everyone.
First car (truck actually)in 1989 was an 81 Toyota pick-up that was t-boned by a 75 Monte Carlo running around 45 mph. Given to me at the age of 15 by my parents. They bought it for 250.00. My dad and I repaired the body, and painted it Toyota super -white. It glowed in the dark! Lowered it, customized it all, and sold it before I was 16. Bought an S-10 with the money, customized it, and traded a good friend for a 76 Pro Street Ford pickup. It had a 390 police interceptor block bored to 428, 780 double-pumper holley on a high rise dominator intake, modified c-6 tranny, dana 60 rearend narrowed to handle 15 in wide rears (Centerlines, Kelly supercharger tires) and 6 in centerlines up front. The front crossmember was 1 1/2 inches from the ground. Had wheelie bars out back. I loved that truck (even though I am not a Ford fan). Spanked MANY 80's Mustangs with it, just to put them in check!Sold that truck because my ex-fiance was scared I would kill myself in it, about a month before she and my best friend got together, but, I still miss the truck more! Bought an 87 Nissan hardbody, customized it and traded for a convertible 87 Nissan hardbodyRedid that whole truck, &sold it to a friend. Had several trucks, vans, 2 cars, (wifes Altima is an ugly gold-ish color, but still runs like new)since then, but, now, I have a 92 Nissan extended cab hardbody ( going to my 15 yr old son) that I rebuilt, ported and polished heads, intake, exhaust manifolds, intake plenum, intake, with a Centerforce stage 2 clutch assy, 3 inch drop spindles, and custom interior. Shaving the tailgate right now, as well as a few things. Great father-son project. Having a blast teaching him some of what my dad taught me. "My truck" is an 82 c-10 sb, air bagged, shaved everything, richard childress blt. 305 with nascar headers and pipes (I am gonna slip the flowmasters between the 2 for street use), 700r4 trans, I am building from the ground up. My 9 yr old daughter thinks she is getting that one, but, um, no. Worked at a bowling alley as a teen, then landscaping, metal fabrication, now, service tech. Gas back then, .75 cents a gallon. Could only run 93 or higher octane (Amoco Gold) in the pro street ford. Basically worked to fill the tank,buy smokes, and play pool.
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