The Surreal World

Very strange.

Very strange, indeed.

Seeing a being that was once living, breathing. One that had a distinct personality.

Now in a cedar box on a mantle.


In other activities, I’m resurrecting an old Toyota pick up truck. It’ll get a transmission rebuild, and I think I’ll go ahead and put either a limited slip, or a locker in the rear. Has to be re-geared also. Head needs to come off, and I need to R&R the valves.

Once all that’s done, the stock bed will come off and I’ll fabricate a flatbed. I’m planning on running stakesides on it, and probably a light hoist of some sort to get all sorts of crap up on the bed. I’ve wanted to get a parts runner truck going for years, and it’s time.

I saw a nice little conversion on our local Craigslist. The owner of the truck managed to stuff a Mercedes OM617 into his Toyota 4×4. As often happens, space is at a premium for this sort of thing, and the only place to run the radiator was in the rear of the truck. He installed a couple of fans to push air through it when doing slow trails. The diesel, plus a Marlin crawler would make a great combination on nasty terrain. Terrific torque, and a really slow speed for control.

Neat truck, hope he gets what he wants for it.

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2 Responses to The Surreal World

  1. Brigid says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved dog. That makes it even more special that you took the time to leave me a comment about the loss of Barkley. Bless you.

  2. czechsix says:

    Thank you Brigid. Way too many family members have been lost since the beginning of this year, it seems. All we can do is remember them, and drive on.

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