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Sacramento, California
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Dad's Truck 3

By JewelBaby

Before hitting the books on Tuesday, I took the key out to the truck and attempted to open the lower side compartment on the bed of the truck. In the picture I've attached you can see the compartment, but it's on the lower passanger side, near the door, but on the bed of the truck.

I'm very excited to find out what has been stored there. Who knows how long it's been since the little door has been opened to the outside world. My brother states he's never opened it, and he's had the truck in his posession for about 6 years.

Hmmm, goes....I slid in the key, and it actually turned! I'm on to something here! I attempt to pull the latch, it moves, but to my disappointment, the little door would not open.

Sigh. I did not have time to look into it further because being the first night of class, and me being sixth on the waiting list, I had to be there to ensure that I'd get into Biology for the summer.

This weekend, I'll have to take some time to attempt to open her without doing any damage. She deserves nothing but tender loving care.


Dad's Truck 2

By JewelBaby

After attending my Niece's graduation from High School and having lunch at a place that was supposed to be yummy (okay, I had the veggie burger with low-fat cottage cheese), Mom and I went to DMV and got my Dad's truck transferred to my name.

It felt so good to have her home, where she belongs.

I went through the glove compartment. Found the truck was purchassed by my Dad in June 1969. The engine had been, in later years, rebuilt when it had either 142000 miles or 242000 miles. New tires had been put on in 05 among other maintenance records.

I also found a plethora of maps from our travels when I was young; Oregon, Washington, the Bay Area, etc. How incredibly cool! One is of an area where a restaurant called Beckie's is in Oregon near Crater Lake and the Huckleberry Pie was to die for. God, how I'd love a piece of that again today.

God, how I'd love to be back vacationing as a young girl with my family. Some of those memories are so precious to me.

I've got to take my 05 Ford Escape in for it's 60K servicing. Oh joy, I'd rather be putting the money into the '69, but my Escape is my daily ride and I just absolutely adore her too.

Dad's Truck

By JewelBaby

PLEASE NOTE: The photo I am attaching to this blog is NOT a picture of my vehicle. It's one that represents what she will look like when she is painted and restored. The picture was captured from the internet and it is for sale she's not mine. The photo is found on the web site listed on the photo. I just am using it as an example only. I will be posting a pic of my actual truck in a day or two.

Well, I finally got in my posession my father's 1969 Ford F-150. I was so happy, I kissed the hood. She's mine!

My brother was going to just put a sign on her and sell her to some stranger for $1500. I am so lucky my niece said NO! Auntie wants it. So, he called me and I'm like...Oh HELL yeah! (No, he did not charge me his asking price).

I have loved this truck since my father purchased it. We took it everywhere, used it well. She would have a camper on her, we'd hook up the travel trailer, put the small fishing boat on top of the camper and off we'd go on our many family vacations we took at various lakes and ocean campgrounds up the California, Oregon, Washington Coasts.

She is two toned and needs a good paint job and a bit of interior work (not much). I need to get her a good tune up, put some heders on her and just spruce her up. My brother gave me a diagnostic machine that goes with her, the running boards and a bug shield. When she's got her new paint job, the rest will go on. This is going to be a couple of years process.

Tomorrow night, my mom signs the pink slip over to me and Thursday, I'm off to DMV to register her in my name.

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