LMBO,Yep,and I had just bought the Dime a few months earlier than the Blazer
It wasn't really by choice,at least not the Dime....when the house burned back in June I needed the $ to help carry us in the motel until Allstate kicked in*,I sold it to my Dad-but with the option to re-buy it come tax refund season next year. They had been VERY generous helping us get back going with clothing,furniture and such when we bought\moved into here,and when I noticed he was having to budget bills (something he earns enough to normally not have to worry much about),I tod him to go ahead and sell it,recover sme of his cash,which he did (after replacing the bad tranny).
I took the Blazer to auction,just to see what it would bring (I was curious,LOL) since I had bought the Mustang (my avatar) with some of the insurance moneys. A dude from up in KY bid just a bit more than I could pass up (within a few dollars of my investment in it,which was before having put an honest-to-goodness 13,000 miles on it in a REALLY short time),plus I had the cowl induction hood off it and in my shed (which I traded for a really nice Kicker enclosure\subs\amp,which I sold today,LOL).
I miss the Blazer lots,though...I could haul what I need to (garbage or bicycles mostly) easily enough,it was kool and slammed,looked nice,rode better-but it needed more work than it looked like it did,and at 209,000 miles...
*If you're a home-owner,I strongly suggest you go through your policy and make sure you have enough of the right coverage to protect your family financially. While we did wind up with a nicer home and that Mustang GT ragtop out of it,had we not received so much in the way of help and love gifts of "stuff",we would have struiggled greatly just to get into a place. Allstate may have seen to it we got paid,and the old place was paid off (only owed 5 years on that),they severely screwed us with loop-holes and creative wording on the policy. I actually had to threaten them (to picket with a sign reading "I'm a disabled vet who had my policy here,ask me why my children are now homeless after a housefire",and yes,I had made the sign). Please make sure your policy covers your BELONGINGS as well as the home itself,and that you have a "emergency living expense clause" to cover motels and such (we did,but they screwed us from it-proof o that,BTW,not slandering). This isn't a bad on Allstate,just my local agent,I suppose.
Anyways,sorry to get off subject. Bought the paint last eve (um...black,LOL from Duplicolor,can),and since it's entered in a "Box Stock" CBP that allows a kitbash wheel swap,going to use the chromed Torq Thrust look-alikes from Revell's '65 C10 step side truck kit,as they're a close enough match. I have one thing blocking the bench-space right now,but while it's a bit bigger job than the snap kit it began as,it shouldn't take too long
Edited by Olskoolrodder, 06 November 2011 - 01:22 PM.