The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > Welcome and Discussion > General Discussion

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-10-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
chrislehr
Engine n00b
 
chrislehr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin
Posts: 1,028
Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

sorry if a repost..

Saw this, hope someone can make good of it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-...em220255540192

After 7 pages of thinking how to help, 63 & 64 Bowties graciously made an Ebay auction, and all the proceeds will go to Dawn.

Ebay link here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=220275273973

Dawn is located in Tennessee, and several local members are now trying to plan on doing a craigslist part-out-a-thon swapmeet to help her get things sorted out.

Help if you can!

Last edited by chrislehr; 08-31-2008 at 11:25 PM.
chrislehr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 07:48 PM   #2
72highlander
Sophomore Member
 
72highlander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: brownwood, tx
Posts: 881
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

nice looking flower pots!
__________________
1972 Chevrolet Custom 10 SWB shop truck
1972 Blazer-CST Highlander Sportbird
1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne-55k miles


these trucks don't need vacuum gauges cause they don't suck!
two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights do make a left
all i want is a little more than i'll ever get
it's better to be judged by 12 than to be carried by 6
72highlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 08:02 PM   #3
El Jay
Gone to greener pastures
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Gateway to the Delta
Posts: 7,354
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

Gotta love her attitude on saving them.
__________________
'69 Chevy 1/2 T LWB Stepper: Daily Beater
'72 GMC 3/4 T Fleet: Another Daily Beater
'72 Plymouth Gran Coupe: ?


"Ah women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent." Friedrich Nietzsche

"Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day." Harry S. Truman

GUN CONTROL: Never having to say, "I missed you."

Always fire two warning shots into your attacker's chest area before putting a bullet between his eyes. Paraphrased from Louis Awerbuck
El Jay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 08:26 PM   #4
haysonj
Registered User
 
haysonj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Santa Maria, Ca.
Posts: 1,423
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

Anyone know how the rust is in Ten. the trucks don't look that bad. I wish they were closer to Calif.
__________________
69 Chevy 4x4 383 Power
haysonj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 08:48 PM   #5
caminokid
Chevy nut
 
caminokid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Posts: 2,265
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

I wish I had the cash to get them...even if I did...it might get me killed after yesterday
__________________
84 Chevy Custom Deluxe 1/2 Ton Named Fade To Black II


"Remember kids there is NO replacement for displacement!"
caminokid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 01:46 AM   #6
tdave00
Restoring a 68 SWB
 
tdave00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 1,068
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot


Quote:
I was told I could scrap them for the money I'm asking, but I would plant flowers in them before I would ever do that.

Last edited by tdave00; 07-11-2008 at 01:49 AM.
tdave00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 03:05 AM   #7
68GMC454
THE VILLIAGE IDIOT
 
68GMC454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Tooele, Utah
Posts: 1,405
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

man id offer cash if i had it.. i could just see the ol lady's face if i told her i had to make 4 round trips to tenn....glad shes saving them though...
__________________
honestly honey,,i have no idea how that truck got here.
68GMC454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 05:56 AM   #8
see ten
WTB this ad
 
see ten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lafayette Georgia
Posts: 5,069
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

There's a guy in kodak Tn which is just up the road from her that I'm sure will be all over them. He buys all of these trucks that he can and parts them out.

Good to see her making an effort to save em.
see ten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 07:44 AM   #9
special-K
Special Order

 
special-K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Mt.Airy,MD
Posts: 66,327
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

An honest Ebay sale.She hung on,but came to face it`s best they go.It`s gotta be tough to look out there and see them just sit.This will be good for her movin`on therapy.Tennessee isn`t all that bad on rust,either.It ain`t the SW,but it is the south.In other words,they get a good bit of rain...usually.
__________________
"BUILDING A BETTER WAY TO SERVE THE USA"......67/72......"The New Breed"

'67 C1500 Wideside Super Custom SWB: 327/M22/3.42 posi...'The 67' (project)
'72 K2500 Wideside Sierra Custom Camper: 350/TH350/4.10 Power-Lok...'The 72'
Tim

"Don't call me a redneck. I'm a rough cut country gentleman"

R.I.P. ~ East Side Low Life ~ El Jay ~ 72BLUZ ~ Fasteddie69 ~ Ron586
special-K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 08:29 AM   #10
63 & 64 Bowties
and a few others
 
63 & 64 Bowties's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains of VA
Posts: 5,639
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

I sent her this message Wednesday night:


Dear chvynut44,

Hi, very sorry to hear of your loss. If that's you in the picture, I assume your husband was taken very early. Just a sugestion, I would auction these one at a time. I would like to have a shortbed 67 or 68, and I wouldn't mind having all of them, but I live 266 miles away from you and with a single car trailer and with the price of gas, it's just not practical. I think you're going to get a lot of lookers who feel the same way. Just my 2 cents. I would cancel this auction and start new auctions seperately for each truck if I were you. Good luck, Bill in Virginia


- zippydodog

then last night she responded:


Dear zippydodog,

Hi Bill. Thank you, and yes, I'm afraid my husband was only 46 and suffered a heart attack with no warning or previous heart problems. I actually thought we would be working on these trucks forever you know? Thats why I was glad to actually learn the body work aspect of restoration and was happy to just be a wrench turner for the mechanical side of it without absorbing a whole lot of knowledge so that I could better describe whats going on with each individual truck and sell them seperately. Believe it or not, I have been thinking about doing what you suggest but when I go in the garage and see all the parts and motors, etc. it gets pretty overwhelming because my husband had a plan for every single bolt out there. I just don't know what it was exactly so I guess I'll just see how it goes but again, thank you very much for your suggestion. Dawn
__________________
Bill US Army Vet -193rd Infantry
BlueRidgeMuscleCars.com

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Gandhi
63 & 64 Bowties is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 08:32 AM   #11
63 & 64 Bowties
and a few others
 
63 & 64 Bowties's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains of VA
Posts: 5,639
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

Wonder if there's any way this could be posted in our trucks-for-sale section to help this nice lady out?
__________________
Bill US Army Vet -193rd Infantry
BlueRidgeMuscleCars.com

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Gandhi
63 & 64 Bowties is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 09:20 AM   #12
chrislehr
Engine n00b
 
chrislehr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin
Posts: 1,028
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

Quote:
Originally Posted by 63 & 64 Bowties View Post
Wonder if there's any way this could be posted in our trucks-for-sale section to help this nice lady out?
Whoever emailed her should have told her about the site
chrislehr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 09:22 AM   #13
nightmare
Senior Member
 
nightmare's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: houston, tx
Posts: 1,663
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

Quote:
Originally Posted by 63 & 64 Bowties View Post
Wonder if there's any way this could be posted in our trucks-for-sale section to help this nice lady out?
I agree. Or maybe some sort of collective effort for her? I don't know, just a suggestion.
__________________
Mike

2001 Dakota R/T - Silver CC - 1 of 1671 •360 w/46RE •392 limited slip
1969 Chevy C/10 - Blue LWB •350 w/ 700R4 •3.73 posi •PS PB A/C - SOLD

Using your turn signal is not "giving information to the enemy"

67-72 FAQ

Quote:
Originally Posted by GMCMAX View Post
My lugnuts require more torque than your honda makes!
nightmare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 10:08 AM   #14
63 & 64 Bowties
and a few others
 
63 & 64 Bowties's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains of VA
Posts: 5,639
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrislehr View Post
Whoever emailed her should have told her about the site
Duhh
Good idea, I'll do that right now.
thanks
__________________
Bill US Army Vet -193rd Infantry
BlueRidgeMuscleCars.com

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Gandhi
63 & 64 Bowties is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 10:14 AM   #15
63 & 64 Bowties
and a few others
 
63 & 64 Bowties's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains of VA
Posts: 5,639
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

how's this sound?
Dear chvynut44,

Dawn, I belong to a Chevy Truck internet forum. You may want to check it out if ebay doesn't work for you. If you pay a 25 dollar subscriber fee you can list trucks for sale. It has a BUNCH of subscribers and would get you just the exposure you need. it's www.67-72ChevyTrucks.com. Check it out, we're already talking about you on the forums and would like to help you out. I go by "63&64 Bowties" on the site. If nothing else, sign up for the free subscription for now. Hope this helps. Bill


- zippydodog
__________________
Bill US Army Vet -193rd Infantry
BlueRidgeMuscleCars.com

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Gandhi
63 & 64 Bowties is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 02:54 PM   #16
tdave00
Restoring a 68 SWB
 
tdave00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 1,068
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

If she responds lets either get the admins to waive her fee or get someone to pay it for her.
tdave00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2008, 06:55 AM   #17
63 & 64 Bowties
and a few others
 
63 & 64 Bowties's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains of VA
Posts: 5,639
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

I dunno, maybe I'm a sissy, but I'm gettin' a lump in my throat over this whole thing.


Dear zippydodog,

Hey Bill: I'm definitely going to check that out because I'm already frustrated as I can be with this process so far. With every question I get, I find myself turning to ask my husband what to say. I know how pathetic I sound, but I'm really pretty tough but all this is almost too much. I had a man drive over here yesterday from another time zone and still, the first thing he did was start offering to buy this and that. He said he was an expert on pricing these parts and proceeded to offer me 15.00 for a brand new altenater and 25.00 for the still in plastic carbeurater thats shown in my pictures. We paid 250.00 for it at a truck show in 2006! It took all I could do to get the garage door closed and escort him to his car (a Ford). That should have told me something! Anyway, that happens all the time. I want to give someone a good deal, but I'm not gonna give it all away either. Your message has helped me alot. If I don't at least get my reserve from this auction, I'll follow your advice. Thanks again Bill. It's nice to know there are people who care. Dawn

- chvynut44

Dear chvynut44,

Dawn, It's too bad that you have to deal with these kinds of people sometime. But, he wasn't a true "Chevy Truck Nut" like us (driving a Ford?) We've got a bunch of really good people (ALL of our forum members are good people) on our forum. Like I said, we've been talking about your situation and we're all ready to jump in and help out if this auction doesn't work. And, don't worry about the 25 dollar subscription fee on the website, that's gonna be taken care of. My direct email is: zippydodog@msn.com if you need anything.
Bill

- zippydodog
__________________
Bill US Army Vet -193rd Infantry
BlueRidgeMuscleCars.com

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Gandhi

Last edited by 63 & 64 Bowties; 09-04-2008 at 08:53 AM. Reason: Deleting personal info
63 & 64 Bowties is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2008, 07:08 AM   #18
Thealien
Senior Member
 
Thealien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: USA, East coast
Posts: 2,636
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

Good job guys!!
Thealien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2008, 07:10 AM   #19
67dragtruck
Registered User
 
67dragtruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Bethlehem, GA, USA
Posts: 389
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

Quote:
Originally Posted by tdave00 View Post
If she responds lets either get the admins to waive her fee or get someone to pay it for her.

I too would pay her fee and help with the listings if she needs it. I can help resize pics, etc.

Tom
__________________
No more dragtruck for me. I'm building a new ride though. It's a '71 fleetside, 400 sbc, 700R4. Working on it now, finally. Soon to have Edelbrock Pro Flo EFI, Vintage Air, 1 piece windows, buddy buckets, etc.

My new build thread:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...17#post2861817

Best pass with the old dragtruck:
5.32 @ 131.6 mph 1/8 mile w/ a 1.25 60' Fogger/Plate 2003

Best pass with the street 406 hydraulic roller motor w/ mild plate tuneup
5.93 @ 114 mph 1/8 mile w/ a 1.29 60' 2003 or 2004
67dragtruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2008, 08:20 AM   #20
special-K
Special Order

 
special-K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Mt.Airy,MD
Posts: 66,327
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

Maybe someone close enough to her town could go over and help advise her on what`s what and values.I know I would if I could.
Nice gestures so far.You guys are great.
__________________
"BUILDING A BETTER WAY TO SERVE THE USA"......67/72......"The New Breed"

'67 C1500 Wideside Super Custom SWB: 327/M22/3.42 posi...'The 67' (project)
'72 K2500 Wideside Sierra Custom Camper: 350/TH350/4.10 Power-Lok...'The 72'
Tim

"Don't call me a redneck. I'm a rough cut country gentleman"

R.I.P. ~ East Side Low Life ~ El Jay ~ 72BLUZ ~ Fasteddie69 ~ Ron586
special-K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2008, 09:55 AM   #21
see ten
WTB this ad
 
see ten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lafayette Georgia
Posts: 5,069
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

68stepbed (Matt) lives right up the road from her. He's a straight up nice guy and I'm sure he'd help her out if he could. Of course I can't volunteer someone else's time Maybe he'll see this and give her a shout.
see ten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2008, 10:51 AM   #22
63 & 64 Bowties
and a few others
 
63 & 64 Bowties's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains of VA
Posts: 5,639
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

Dear zippydodog,

Dear Bill and everyone: Thank you all VERY much! I just wish I would have visited 67-72 Chevy Trucks before I listed with e-Bay. I visited it yesterday and I felt right at home!! In the short time I looked around, I laughed out loud. I am sure I would have gotten alot of support and valuable advice before jumping into this auction. I decided to go out and attempt to sort the parts and motors, etc. so that I could take better pictures so people can get an idea of just what I have. Both of my girls came over and helped and we got alot done last night. They're both expecting so I wouldn't let them lift too much but we should have some more detailed pictures by this evening. Would I be able to post additional pictures to my listing at this point? I'm afraid I'm not very knowledgable about how all this works. Until a couple of months ago, I didn't even have a computer. Well, I'm gonna get back to sorting but on behalf of my family to you and yours and all the awesome people in your forums.... Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Dawn

- chvynut44
__________________
Bill US Army Vet -193rd Infantry
BlueRidgeMuscleCars.com

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Gandhi
63 & 64 Bowties is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2008, 11:38 AM   #23
chrislehr
Engine n00b
 
chrislehr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin
Posts: 1,028
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

Well done, sir.
chrislehr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2008, 12:20 PM   #24
raggedjim
Senior Member
 
raggedjim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Murray, Kentucky
Posts: 2,566
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

Good for her, I have no doubt in my mind that if something happened to me there would be some old trucks getting crushed...

My wife doesn't like trucks in progress, at least she likes the finished one's!

Rg
__________________
Roger

'69 ('70?) 2wd Blazer
'70 GMC Jimmy 2wd
raggedjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2008, 12:32 PM   #25
Riveted1
Tasty Cakes!
 
Riveted1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 2,115
Re: Ebay - Chevy truck widower selling their whole lot

Quote:
Originally Posted by 63 & 64 Bowties View Post
I dunno, maybe I'm a sissy, but I'm gettin' a lump in my throat over this whole thing.
Nah man, you aren't a sissy. You're reaching out to another human being that's in a tough place. You can tell just by the correspondence above that there was a lot of love involved. I mean, how many other widows do you know would plant flowers in trucks instead of scrap em? It is an emotional thing, (even just reading about it on the internet) and everyone here should be commended on doing the right thing. I'm proud to be a member here.
__________________
I'm a little and a lot
Ground beef: A cow with no legs.

----------------
'66 Chevy SWB "Penny"
'67 Chevy Big Window SWB- aka "Pearl"
'72 Burb- "Betty" "It's not a hearse dammit"
'99 Chevy Ext. cab Silverado
Riveted1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com