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Child Bearing Hibbs

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shoebox dad
Child Bearing Hibbs

My early years were consumed with following my dad around the garage fetching wrenches and riding to car shows with him. I have pictures of many of his high school cars, almost all of which happened to be ’49 through ’51 Fords. A few coupes, several Fordors, a smattering of Tudors. Of course, I developed a love for the Shoebox Ford.

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2017 GMC
Child Bearing Hibbs

Round Six’s Eric continues his ownership review of his new 2017 GMC Sierra 4×4, exploring the good, the bad, the indifferent and the unexpected. And just how bad Android Auto really is.

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raptor
Child Bearing Hibbs

You’re certainly familiar with Ford SVT’s Raptor. Introduced at the 2008 SEMA Show, shortly thereafter released as a 2010 model, the Raptor was a production version of a trophy truck – or at least as close as the average consumer would get. But what do you do when you scale something good DOWN?

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blues
Child Bearing Hibbs

My brand new GMC is a nice truck and I got a great deal. It’s the first NEW truck I’ve ever purchased. Bells, whistles, doo-dads, dingle berries, satellite radio and four wheel drive. That last part is what I’m having the most trouble with. In GM’s infinite wisdom/delusion they seem to have made the world’s LOWEST 4X4 pickup. Don’t believe me? Let me explain.

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snob
Child Bearing Hibbs

I was in the mini-truckin’ scene pretty heavily. I drove a convertible Isuzu pickup. Two 15’s in the bed under a hard tonneau with a “crawl through” and of course – mint green paint with peach scallops! Looking back it was a hack job, but MAN was I proud of it! Chicks loved it, cowboys hated it, so you know it was cool. I was hanging with my small circle of mini-truck friends at a show. We were kind of snickering (quietly) at a Ford Pinto that had been entered. Bone stock, horrid repaint (fresh paint, still fuming) and rainbow stickers poorly applied running from the headlight to tail light. We joked that the guy must have spent more on the $15 entry fee than the whole car. Danny sat and listened to us, never saying a word while we joked about it for several minutes like immature guys do…

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new truck
BlogChild Bearing Hibbs

Round Six’s Eric bites the bullet and puts his money where his mouth is with a new truck, and begins a journey of emasculated self-discovery in this new series about being a hot rodder with a new vehicle.

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BlogChild Bearing Hibbs

You have a great item (hot rod, race car, vintage parts, pet turtle) for sale. You’ve taken adequate detailed pictures to show all features and any possible defects. You’ve written an accurate description and priced it fairly. You’re ready for the inevitable negotiation. Now let the serious buyers come running,

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BlogChild Bearing Hibbs

Actually, maybe it’s better we’re not all in the same room. Someone would have certainly been hit in the nuts by now. And someone would have spilled their beer.

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Child Bearing Hibbs

I’m always buying and selling hot rod stuff. Okay, I’m kidding. I’m always BUYING hot rod stuff but rarely sell anything. I have issues. Just like you. We could be friends. Fellas, if you’re interested in buying something be a MAN and call.

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