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Old 09-20-2009, 08:57 PM
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Left early this morning for a 500 mile towing adventure today up to PA and back. The truck got 10mpg on the way up pulling the 3,700lb trailer you see. On the way back it got 8mpg with probably a 2,500lb dumpster. My patience is gone, its getting chipped etc soon. Yes, I was doing 65-75mph on the open road but still, thats sad. Just the truck on highway, at those speeds, I get 17-18 and 15 around town.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:16 PM
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i take it you bought that used? what did you get it for ($)?
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:21 PM
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yup........less than $10k
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:22 PM
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lets narrow it down.... <$10,000 and >$1,000 ?
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:23 PM
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Jarod, I actually considered keeping this one black for the heck of it but it needs fresh paint and some rust to take care of.

This makes 3 bodies. They will be stripped and painted this winter. Then they're all getting prettied up with images, text etc saying to hire us.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:24 PM
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Hey you're getting close!


**Anybody looking at Walter's (waltero) stuff, I and others can vouch for him. As they say on ebay A+++++ seller.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:23 PM
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Thanks Todd!

I appriciate your feedback, glad that you are happy with your purchase.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:50 PM
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Actually what you should have done was leave it here and have me take it three miles up the road to the powder coater. We have 7 bodies now, 2 of them are powder coated and there is a distinct difference. They should last quite a bit longer. I think I had the last body sandblasted and powder coated for less than $1k.

If you can find a source down there to powder coat it you'll be alot better off. I believe starting last year all the bodies from SNG are now coming through powder coated.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:44 PM
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How do our pretty stickers do with powder? Its not a smooth surface correct?

The plan is to strip them, spray a urethane based primer and then spray it will an auto paint gun. I haven't checked locally for powder though, we'll see.

First priority is getting the dang shop built. On one hand I "need" to sell more work to close out the year and on the other I "want" to get started on the shop. Then again, I "want" a hotrod but "need" to pay my expenses........dang it.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:00 PM
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you just have to out those "wants" right out of your mind and turn them into "somedays". "someday i will have that sweet car". Right now just funnel all that money back into the biz so you can grow leaps and bounds while your young, then when then $$ is rolling in later in life you can have those "wants".

thats what i tell myself everyday anyways.
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