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specialtyretail 05-21-2015 07:49 AM

My hometown service truck..
 
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I usually do not buy anything because of sentimental value or based on emotional thoughts, but I had to have this one. It is a well optioned 71 Cheyenne that was the service truck for a local gas station when I was a kid and also while my son was growing up. Went and got it last night and really enjoyed visiting with the owner, we talked about all the different gas stations that were in town when i was young and my son was amazed. These trucks have helped re-connect in a small way with my son and that means so much to me. Anyways, enough of the Oprah show,, dig this cool truck. Thanks, Fred.

Number98 05-21-2015 12:24 PM

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Very Cool...

specialtyretail 05-21-2015 02:06 PM

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Very Cool...

Thanks. Gun rank AND a cowboy hat holder. The ultimate in cool in the late 70's.

too much stuff 05-21-2015 04:34 PM

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Nice, i always like the original ones... Plans?

Rkansasboy 05-21-2015 05:40 PM

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AWESOME truck and its real kool that it connects to you and your son. Thats priceless in my book.

undertaker72 05-21-2015 07:12 PM

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you forgot window vents , bed rails , that ol girl has all the class thanks for sharing

specialtyretail 05-22-2015 08:40 PM

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My son had never heard of a truck with a toolbox made into the bed. He was amazed by that. I have a few family commitments to deal with but I hope to have it unloaded and at least puttering around the neighborhood Monday.

chopnchaneled 05-23-2015 11:21 AM

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Keep It !

specialtyretail 05-26-2015 09:43 AM

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Keep It !

Not really sure what we will do with it yet. It is going to be an all day job getting it cleaned out and giving it a Purple Power bath. I am NOT going to knock it in the head but there has been some interest in the bed rails and gun rack. It has a terrible fuel leak from a stripped outlet but that solution is sitting on the shelf at work, an oversized fuel inlet. I used to sell them like crazy back in the late 70's and early 80's.

specialtyretail 05-26-2015 09:55 AM

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And just so everyone knows, I am not a little short fellow. I am 6 feet tall, just look like a little guy standing next to my son. This pic really kind of put it into perspective. As the wife says, "That is our baby boy."

tommys72 05-26-2015 10:48 AM

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Yea he's a tall fellow, his head appears to be almost even with the cab

sboris 05-26-2015 10:54 AM

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Nice. I love things that have some history with em.

specialtyretail 05-27-2015 02:22 PM

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Nice. I love things that have some history with em.

I usually don't buy on sentimental value, I just could not let this one end up at the crusher. We all know I will probably flip it, but at least it will still have a chance.

D.PASSMORE 05-27-2015 02:34 PM

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Wow! almost identical to the first truck that i ever owned - outright! I take the cowboy hat holder? Never own one of those, mark it off the bucket list.

specialtyretail 05-29-2015 07:04 PM

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Got the fuel leak fixed. The previous owner meant well, rebuilt the carb & put a new fuel pump on before I picked it up. His mechanic did not know the way to put the fuel inlet back on, stripped it right out. I sold a ton of these inlet repair fittings back in the late 70's thru the 80's so I knew exactly what to do.

specialtyretail 06-02-2015 07:37 PM

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Man, this has got to have a story. In the glove box, among other things, I found an empty bottle of Stetson cologne and a cassette of Ktel Disco Nights. Oh I love the night life, I got to boogie,,,,,

kcsa75 06-04-2015 05:48 PM

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Man, this has got to have a story. In the glove box, among other things, I found an empty bottle of Stetson cologne and a cassette of Ktel Disco Nights. Oh I love the night life, I got to boogie,,,,,

I had both of those items back in the day. :lol:

WarMonger 06-04-2015 06:02 PM

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True ladies man truck

specialtyretail 06-04-2015 08:35 PM

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Pimpin' aint easy.....


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