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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"billy toad".....

I get on the phone.....
"hey, are you open today?"
"Yes, till 6pm".
"I'll be there in a few minutes".

I grabs me up a hand full of pocket change an' me an' nephew Joseph heads north to San Antonio. There in the car lot sit the "billy toad"....yet be officially named in due time. The deal was made. The guy took all my pocket change an' I pointed that thing for the interstate an' home. Varooommm!!! Go a hunnert mile a hour lickity split. An' no metal to metal clankity clank clank like "that jeep". I'm think'n "that jeep" is a POS.

Not only did the guy knock $500 off'n the ask'n price, he put on a set of brand spank'n new tires. That should give me bout 5 years of risk free driv'n.



While I was look'n the car over, I lay down on the ground an' look up under the front end for the possibility of using the tow bar bracket off'n "that jeep". Hmmmmm, something don't look right, probly won't work. Unless....I can do some modifications. Then it might. When I went to get my old rickety ass up off the ground....I says, "help". What the hell, I can't even get off the ground without help? That sucks. "Help, I've fallen an' I cain't get up".

Before "billy toad" is ready for toad'n, she has to have some stuff done. Like a tow bar bracket and wiring for the brake lights. Doesn't sound like much, but the front bumper and the grill has to come off before installation of the tow bracket. I'll leave that job to nephew Joseph. With my expert supervision of course. "How the hell ya take a bumper off a Jeep"?

Oh my God!!! Did anybody see the weather forecast for tomorrow. Hint hint Barney, it's gonna be a perfect day for a round of golf. Lower 70's, 10 to 15 mph winds an' sunshine all day. I'm think'n "Oh hell yeah".

 

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  1. 10:30am at the usual parking lot tree. I am playing yellow all the way.

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  2. It appears you are excited. I would be too if I had a new vehicle that nice looking. New tires! Nice deal. Gotta feeling your golf game will be exciting also. Happy does as happy is, eh? With me anyway. Watch out, Barney. I think you will be playing against a real Happy Man.

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    1. His brain will be on jeeping and mine will be golfing.

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  3. Well, it matches your rig!

    LOL... hope you like it and it gives you many years of trouble free service!

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    1. I'm not count'n on many years of trouble free service.....it's a car...cars break.

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  4. It's a beauty! Congratulations on making a deal.

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    1. If it don't end up being like "that jeep", I made a good deal. Would hate to name this one "that jeep #2".

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  5. Like Karen and Steve says, it matches your rig. What about brakes? Does it weigh enough to need brakes. Probably don't need any in Texas but in some states, like Georgia, brakes are required on lower weight towed vehicles. It is different in different states.

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    1. Brakes seem to work just fine....so far.

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  6. Ok Billy Bob you done and did it, now I keep my base plate (Blue Ox) and I think you have that on if you want you have to cut the old on and add 2 1/4 inch of tube or plate and drill one hole that is 3/4 in froward. Now di you trade the POS in on that beast???

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  7. Hey that is a good looking car. Hope it gives you good service for a lot a years.

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    1. We both got our fingers crossed......but I'm expect'n, like all used cars, troubles are just around the corner. It's purty though.

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  8. Congrats, Billy Bob, nice looking vehicle! We're all expecting many new tales about the toad - hope the name sticks. Never seen an albino toad before, until now. Happy trails!!

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  9. Nice lookin Billy Toad, have fun with it....

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  10. Congratulations!!!

    I was beginning to doubt you would ever find another toad and would have to keep that POS from here to eternity...glad I was wrong.

    Except I do recall how excited you were back when your friend set you up with the seller of "that jeep" and if memory serves me well (which in most cases it doesn't) that guy even drove it from El Paso to New Mexico to sell it to you...now we know why.

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