Saturday, October 24, 2009

#50 Returneth.

…. About two years ago, when I bought the ‘69 LTD, I got rid of my ‘68 F250.  I'd decided to try to get a full compliment of LTDs, and the truck didn’t fit into the scheme.  First I tried selling it, but after few bites and one particularly annoying offer, I decided I’d rather give it away and keep it in the family than sell it.  So, I gave it to my little brother. 

050_jpg …. Fast forward to a couple weeks ago.  My little brother and his wife (The Gearheads) have put a lot of work into the body of the truck.  They’ve taken a couple of body shop classes and are 75% of the way to having it ready to be painted.  They also just bought a ‘90s era 4 wheel drive F250 crew cab.  Now this poor truck doesn’t fit into their scheme of things anymore.  So they offered it back to me.

…. My fleet of LTD dream having being halted by financial considerations, I decided that was a good idea.  I mentally reassigned parking spaces at my house and told them I’d take it back.

…. The deal morphed one more time, when The Gearheads decided they wanted to keep working on the truck, so they pitched this deal.  I get custody of the truck.  They pay insurance and registration.  I put in the initial investment by buying the truck in the first place, they’ll invest the time and money into restoring the truck.  Then it will belong to the three of us together.  Suhwheeet!

sartin

4 comments:

A Paperback Writer said...

Someday you will run out of parking spots at your house...
However, I can see the appeal of a pick up to a man who remodels as much as you do. You have a lot of stuff to haul around much of the time, and that's hard to do in some of your cars.

Max said...

Run out of room? There's always room for Ford.

A Paperback Writer said...

I thought that was Jello....

Max said...

Yeah, well, it works for Fords too. At least for me it does.