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Old 06-26-2014, 08:09 PM   #1
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Long lost Annabel.. R.I.P.

When I turned 15 I started to look for a car, like any other kid my age. Unlike many other kids in my generation, I had a passion for classic cars. After finding an ad in the paper for an "old pickup truck" my father, a gearhead friend of his, and myself went to see it. It was faded yellow, worn down, and had a camper shell. I saw it and fell in love. I saw what it could be, I saw it like a painter looking at a blank canvas. Time did what time does best and 7 and a half years later you can see the final result. Right before the crash that took her away. I have limited pics with me right now, but she got refurbished interior, sound system, the trans rebuilt, a new engine, new rear gears, new glass, new bumpers, a couple of different paint jobs over the course of her life, and lots of love. It was a father-son project, build, headache, argument, money sinkhole, stress reliver, attention grabber, ego boost, and panty dropper. She was in two major accidents and finally toatled on Nov. 14, 2013. Extensive body damage and frame damage. In my living situation, with my move for my new job, I did not have a place to fix her, or the time to do so. The insurance company auctioned her off. I took the money and got a 66 SWB fleet. However, no truck will ever be what Annabel was. Too many memories and too few pics.

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Old 06-26-2014, 08:11 PM   #2
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:16 PM   #3
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:19 PM   #4
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:23 PM   #6
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:25 PM   #7
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:33 PM   #9
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Someone out there got her at the auction in Dallas. Hope she's still out there raising hell.
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:21 PM   #10
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Re: Long lost Annabel.. R.I.P.

Sorry for the loss of the truck. You posted this in the 60-66 area so I moved to the 67-72 area for ya.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:33 AM   #11
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Re: Long lost Annabel.. R.I.P.

So sorry about the truck. Its funny how hard it is to lose something like that. lol Sometimes I think of my trucks as family...Must be cause of the time and effort put in.
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Thanks, guys.

Sorry about that, chevy_mike, thanks for the move.

It is strange, T.J. MCCAULEY, I agree. I never really thought of it like that, but it is true. SO much time, money, blood, sweat, and a few tears. Staying up all night to finish certain milestones, like a taking care of someone who is sick lol. So many lectures on it and making friends because of it. I even dated women and if they didn't like the truck, it didn't work out lol. It really does become family. Working more and so much else going on right now, I really just want to get my '66 up and going so I can bond with her like I did my '67.
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