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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2013, 10:19:50 PM »
You got off cheap.  The Yokohamas I put on my Camry were about $800, but they handle beautifully.
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« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2013, 10:20:49 PM »
No they weren't.  :p

Oh yeah...You're right. :-)
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2013, 10:22:12 PM »
You got off cheap.  The Yokohamas I put on my Camry were about $800, but they handle beautifully.

FOr $800 each, they had better be the best tires ever.
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2013, 10:24:30 PM »
$800 for a set of four. :rofl:

The day I spend that kind of money for one tire, I'm buying a Ferrari F430.
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2013, 10:30:32 PM »
$800 for a set of four. :rofl:

The day I spend that kind of money for one tire, I'm buying a Ferrari F430.

I still say the same at $200 each.
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2013, 10:33:05 PM »
Texas again?  If so I'll come up and see you.

Uncanny. I just now worked a guy on the radio (1.93 MHz). He was Mobile in Gonzales Co., TX.
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2013, 10:43:34 PM »
I still say the same at $200 each.
These things stick like glue and corner beautifully.  I only wish the Yokohamas were available for my MG, but they weren't available in that size.
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2013, 10:45:34 PM »
Come to Austin, I'll wait on you.  :-*
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2013, 10:54:08 PM »
My next vacation is going to be a cruise.  I'm going to be a fat, lazy bastard.  Which basically means that I'm going to be my usual self, only I'm doing it on a boat.

I like being a fat, lazy, bastard. The trouble is, no one lets me be lazy. :bawl:
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« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2013, 10:54:48 PM »
I like being a fat, lazy, bastard. The trouble is, no one lets me be lazy. :bawl:
I'm terminally single and have no children.  Being lazy is not a problem.
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2013, 10:57:49 PM »
My next vacation is going to be a cruise.  I'm going to be a fat, lazy bastard.  Which basically means that I'm going to be my usual self, only I'm doing it on a boat.

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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2013, 11:01:25 PM »
You must be the ghey   
I see what you're doing.  It's not going to work. :couch:
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« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2013, 11:03:00 PM »
 :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2013, 08:38:59 AM »
I see what you're doing.  It's not going to work. :couch:

Even a devout bachelor needs to let himself fall into the clutches of a woman every now and then. :-)
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2013, 08:46:54 AM »
Hey! This thread is supposed to be about the horrible demise of my truck.

It sucks but I'm rolling with it. Anything to keep my blood pressure down.
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2013, 08:05:26 PM »
THe front end is pretty much demolished.




With the Hood Up. It was hanging on one hinge.
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2013, 08:54:37 PM »
Huh.  That engine looks like the same one Nissan was putting in the 300ZX back in the mid 80's.
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« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2013, 09:06:31 PM »
Huh.  That engine looks like the same one Nissan was putting in the 300ZX back in the mid 80's.

I don't know. My truck is(was) a 2000 year model.
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2013, 09:26:46 PM »
Huh.  That engine looks like the same one Nissan was putting in the 300ZX back in the mid 80's.

The early Z had a VG30, later replaced by a VG30DE (twin cam). 

His truck would have had a 3.3, not the 3.0.  I'm not sure what model designation it would be. 

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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2013, 11:37:54 AM »
The truck looks down for the count, that's for sure.

T'is a shame, but I hope something good comes out of the whole thing.
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2013, 07:40:54 AM »
Yesterday, I removed all remaining items from the truck. It was like saying goodbye to an old friend.

All of my Ham radio gear works just fine.

I should receive an offer to settle from the 'at fault' party's insurance company today.
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« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2013, 05:46:29 PM »
Well...the adjuster didn't call. The meter is still running on the rental car.
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« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2013, 06:58:12 PM »
He finally called. We agreed on a settlement. I should receive the check next Tuesday. I'm not signing the title over until I see the check.

Goodbye my old friend.
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Re: My beloved truck is dead!
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2013, 09:10:08 PM »
He finally called. We agreed on a settlement. I should receive the check next Tuesday. I'm not signing the title over until I see the check.

Goodbye my old friend.

You can buy the truck back for a small amount if you want it. Don't know if it would be worth fixing; a mechanic friend bought my totaled sports car and rebuilt the front end and came out smelling like a rose.   

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« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2013, 09:22:36 PM »
You can buy the truck back for a small amount if you want it. Don't know if it would be worth fixing; a mechanic friend bought my totaled sports car and rebuilt the front end and came out smelling like a rose.   

No. I don't want it. The frame or whatever it is these days is bent bad. I'm not a gear hear or a body guy. I don't have the time to deal with it either. It is time to move on.

I will buy a new vehicle for my wonderful wife and I will take over her Dodge Quad cab. It is older, paid for, and she won't freak out when I install my ham gear in it.
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