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Old 10-13-2010, 09:06 AM
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Waiting nervously for the old girl to come home.

My '79 Chevy pickup should be back from the shop today with a fancy new inspection sticker. I am nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. She still needs new tires, and some minor body work, new paint job, spray in bed liner, etc. But at least I will be able to use her when she gets back...

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Old 10-13-2010, 04:33 PM
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Well she is home, but the bad tires prevented her from passing the inspection. . . . now to find a junkyard with passable tires laying around, because I am not putting $187 touring tires on a farm truck just because these crack smokers refuse to carry farm truck tires anymore. . . . I had one go so far as to tell me "They don't make 235-75-r15s anymore!" TO which I responded "Then how is it you have brand new touring versions you are trying to sell me.. . . ." blank look. . . . .

*sigh* Remember the old guys with the OLD tire shops that had signs out front like "Farm Bureau Tires sold here"

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"The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." - 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan 1911-2004
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:11 PM
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I'm in auto salvage, 15" rubber is almost impossible to get in Denver! It took me 5 months to scarf a good set and we buy 1500+ vehicles a year!
FB stuff was getting scarce when I left Tejas. Hang tite!
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:34 AM
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Thats what everybody keeps telling me, what the heck is going on with that Dan? I mean sheesh there has gotta be thousands of these trucks in east Texas alone.

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"The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." - 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan 1911-2004
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:15 PM
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As soon as I read you needed new rubber on the truck, I figured it wasn't going to pass inspection. That is one of the things they usually pay really good attention to since the tires are such an important part of the vehicle. If the motor blows up, it usually doesn't cause an accident. However, if a tire blows up it can be pretty bad.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:48 PM
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My old gal had her brakes smoking over the weekend. Had them check out. Mechanic told me I have to drive this thing more than once every 6 weeks. Rusty but loosen up. She will get a workout over the next 3 months with hunting season then the New England winter will keep her going to spring then rest and back to the Honda.
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:02 PM
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I am thinking about beefing up the suspension in the rear end for packing more loads, I know it would be a bear to try to get it up to 3/4 ton, but I am wondering how much work would it be just to beef it up for hauling (firewood, etc)

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Old 10-14-2010, 02:58 PM
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Rubber is going...in bulk....to Mexico and, believe it or not, Africa.....The salvage cars are crammed into a seacrate...2 to a tote, both rubber and appliances are crammed in with them.They can ship this for around $2K....Labor is worthless and market is good.
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:22 PM
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Get yourself a set of 30 9.50R15 or even 31 10.50 R15 GOB.
These will both fit under her fine. Just ordered a set for my buddies Jeep.
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:26 PM
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Here are some 235R15 truck tires.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...er=15&x=56&y=5
I don't think I'd buy any used ones in that size, or at least be careful when they were made. They truly haven't put that size on trucks in well over a decade, maybe closer to 15 years. And dry rot on tires is worse than low tread.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:36 PM
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Yeah I have looked at them Lonewolf, the problem is I just don't want to spend that kinda coin on tires for a farm/work truck.

I may have no choice, but I really don't want to burn that kind of coin on rubber if I don't absolutely have to.

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