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The One That Got Away ... Makes Me Wanna Cry !!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by thelettuceman, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216


    1979 Jeep CJ7 / 6 CYL / 3 SPD Stick With Creeper Gear
    Anyone care to add their own photos????
  2. Rjm51333

    Rjm51333 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    That thing is sweet, my dad used to have one just like it
  3. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    What do you mean.....the one that got away?
  4. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    Where did it go?
  5. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Pretty sure he wants everyone to post picks of a truck the wish they hadn't sold.
  6. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    That's what I am requesting. I posted mine first. Would love to have that CJ7 .back
  7. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 210


    Miss this one.

    Completely restored frame up. 383 with big lift cam. Long tubes with true duals. Actually had it when I was 16 until college. Sold to pay for some college.
  8. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    Mine was built in 1980. Had 36 DD's and a size 7 waste. Really liked that one
  9. buttaluv

    buttaluv Member
    Messages: 81

    Picture..Peteo or it never happened! Ha ha!
  10. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,126

    Favorite the trucks that I owned.

    2003 - 2500HD - Modified... just a touch... :D - That truck would make a grown man chit is pants out of the whole. Made a bunch of rice burners it's b*tch too.

  11. Aero750

    Aero750 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I will always have a soft spot for these older GM's. I had a 85 K30 that sat on 35's with a 6.2 diesel that was stolen and never recovered :angry:
  12. Ramitt

    Ramitt Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    78 cj5 304 v8 3 speed.. Bought it for 800.00

    Was a pile.. Only thing it had going for it was the fiberglass body that was put on a few years back

    Made it into my senior project..Ended up selling it before it was 100% done and can kick myself in the butt for letting it go!! Had so much time into it.. Really needed a re paint since the so called "painter" Said he could paint it for a good price.... Could of did a better job myself.. Was a 20 foot paint job
  13. johnnywaz

    johnnywaz Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    I really miss these 2 trucks. But when they hit 90,000-95,000 miles its time to go.


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  14. fatheadon1

    fatheadon1 Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    [​IMG] Here is mine my first new truck was an 05 f250 6.0 fx4 sport sold it for top dollar with a 115000 on it. Hated myself for selling it so a year later when its sister truck came up forsale i jumped on it. Same truck that my friends father had bought a week after i got mine only difference was the color and i pocketed 150000 [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Trucks got 180000 on it now and been nothing but good to me
  15. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Those style trucks will always have a soft spot for me. A bulletproof 6.0 is amazing
  16. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,126

    Were do you find one of those elusive unicorns? :eek::confused:
  17. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    I read about it on the Internet.
  18. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,126

    Well then it must be true. Anything you read on the internet has to be true right? :laughing:
  19. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Yes. It is true. My wife is a french model. I met her online too.
  20. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,050

    Literally, got away.. Due to rust.
    Owned this truck for 8 years. Plucked it out of a field DOA for $1,000 with the plow. Replaced the starter, PMD and drove it for 2-3 years blasting ether into it as the glow plugs were rotted off. Replaced the engine with a junkyard special, rebuilt the transmission, swapped a Holset WH1C and tons of other little things. Drove it another 6-7 years before the frame started crumbling. I had so much hard work into this truck, plowed all my Residential drives with it the whole time i owned it.

    Serious memories in this ride, was a big part of my life.

    This thread documents almost the whole life of the truck. Check out all the pictures:








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