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Old 06-01-2017, 09:40 AM   #876
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Re: Intro from an old Assembly Plant guy

Keith,

I thoroughly enjoyed the last three hours spent reading your thread, with GM history and pictures. A couple things come to mind:

-My uncle worked St. Louis assembly putting these squares together from 80-86 or so. He moved up to Ft. Wayne, In when they opened that factory (was it for the GMT-400?). I always loved seeing his new GM products when I was 5-6 years old at the time, it made an impression. He's now retired but my cousin works there, which was disappointing when I found out my (then) new GMT-900 was assembled in Mexico.

-I still have the picture of my prom night standing beside my S10 Blazer 4x4. That was one tough little truck.

-Took the wife to the NCM in Bowling Green, drove her through the Assembly plant parking lot, she was amazed at the "GM" only, "Big Three" parking, and "Foreign makes behind this line" sign.

And finally, I was always a fan of the "cat eye" 2003 GMT-800 refresh. Matter of fact tried to work out a couple deals, but I was too cheap and dumb to pull the trigger at the time. Anyways, the first one I saw was parked at a gas station small town FL, the owner (a good ol country boy) was proud of his truck, long bed 4x4 single cab. I said "nice truck" he says "I'll sell it" and I said "I've only got 15k if that will do" - being somewhat serious - he was quite offended and said "I outta whip your ass for that comment" and looked like he was quite serious. Luckily the ass whipping was averted and my driveway is now full of current and past GM products.
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Old 07-08-2017, 10:45 AM   #877
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Re: Intro from an old Assembly Plant guy

Looks like photobucket finally caught up with me;

I will not be going back through to replace all those photos, because I don't have the time nor the inclination (plus I want the placeholders to remain as a testament to photobucket's poor decision on this policy).

I have them saved on my laptop so if any reader has a specific question or item of interest I can address that as an attachment.

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Old 07-09-2017, 08:06 PM   #878
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Re: Intro from an old Assembly Plant guy

yeah hopefully they will figure out their mistake and go back to being useful. I hope nobody pays their fees for their slow web stuff. their pics used to work ok but never could get their videos to work.
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:55 AM   #879
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Re: Intro from an old Assembly Plant guy

Keith, crazy to hear you sold the truck. Congrats on the new ride!

Question on the side-mount spare - how did you mount it up, and was it a factory option?
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:11 PM   #880
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Keith, crazy to hear you sold the truck. Congrats on the new ride!

Question on the side-mount spare - how did you mount it up, and was it a factory option?
Thanks for reading and commenting. Lil Red is nearby, so I still get "visitation".

The spare tire mount was factory: RPO P13.

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Old 11-13-2017, 02:51 AM   #881
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Thanks for reading and commenting. Lil Red is nearby, so I still get "visitation".

The spare tire mount was factory: RPO P13.

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Thanks Keith!

Looks like LMC offers the bed-mounted spare tire add-on, but... you have to drill holes in the bed. Hmm...
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