Thursday, August 20, 2009

Like a rock

(14 years old, paint is peeling, other than that it's fucking mint!)

This is my 1995 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado. I bought this truck 5 years ago right after I got out of the military. I was looking for a vehicle to flip, the next thing you know I was taking out a loan for $7k for this mint Chevy pick-up, the last thing an unemployed person should have done. I thought it would be a cool truck to roll around for a couple years. I have driven it from Ventura, Ca to Greenville S.C. and back. Vegas runs, tow-barred countless VW bugs, hauled way heavier shit than it's lowered suspension likes to, which doesn't take much. I have used it as a mobile detail truck with a work camper shell, delivered papers (auto traders), hauled construction supplies, kegerators, Hot Rod, VW, BMW, Porsche, parts, couches, TV's, dressers, beds, you name it. I've ate, slept, drank, had relations in it, and done giant smokey burnouts until the wheels fell off. Today it has just over 181k miles on it and still runs like a champ! It has original paint which will change soon because it decided to start peeling in the last year or so. The interior is still really nice, comfortable and with the cruise set at 70mph it floats down the freeway like a fuckin' Cadillac! A Cadillac with old shocks, which is still pretty damn nice! This thing has really grown on me over the past couple years. I have never been stranded and I have only had to replace a fuel pump and an alternator. Despite the countless offers of "Let me know if you ever want to sell it", I have decided that I will spend the rest of my life with it, there's no reason not too....

Towing the '67 bug from the barn spring '07 with a fresh set of whitewalls

Google maps street view of my folks place (current), I'm guessing Nov '07?

Too close to the line of fire!
Sammy's first piece of inheritance


  1. Nice. It feels good to have a vehicle you know you can jump in and go anywhere. Shes looking mighty good!

  2. Thanks brother, this truck is the one thing that has stayed constant in this topsy-turvy life I lead...