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Back in high school I had a Chevy truck that was a real beater. It was a handful, and I had to fix things that broke often. But everyone loved how it could carry stuff, so I’d help people to move all the time.
I finally had to get rid of it. I was an auto mechanic for over 30 years, but having to fix it so often became too much. When I was getting rid of it, my son started driving first car, a Camaro. He ended up rolling it, and thankfully only got a little bruised up. He then got an Audi all-wheel A4, I told him to keep all wheels on the ground.
I got the idea of getting an old truck for him, like what I had back in high school. After looking around for quite a while, I found the one I wanted. It was restored many years ago and with independent front suspension, a big block 454, four inches chopped, and shaved off all emblems. This handles and drives great compared to what I had, but it really brings back a lot of memories from my past. It’s definitely a real attention-getter, we get waves and thumbs up wherever it goes.
–William K., New Jersey