Yep, this is late. No matter what I can’t seem to get on a blogging roll but I figured I should get on here and fill everyone in on what’s been going on. Read on and learn what’s going on with the Pickup, the LeBaron, the Bell Travel Trailer and the Honda Goldwing.
The pickup is up for sale. I have it on Craigslist for $1350 with all the extra parts it came with, including the two doors, the right fender, the brand new left fender, a grill and a bumper. I also have a tub or two full of extras, including tail lights, instrument cluster, starter, new weather stripping, as well as a host of others miscellaneous parts.
The LeBaron is still not running. I need to get back over and work on it but it’s been hard to find the time. Once it’s running it will go up for sale also. When I get done with the LeBaron, besides the new timing belt it has a new top I put on last last year and new CV joints about a year and a half ago. The car has 148000 miles on it but it ran like a charm until the timing belt went bad on it.
We sold Bell, not Coca Cola Bell but the 21 footer. A couple of reasons we decided to sell it. Number one is to free up the room in the driveway. Number two was the money but more on that in a bit. I listed it on Craigslist on Friday night and received a text message almost immediately. It was Mother’s Day weekend and we were pretty busy but I told him he could come look at it before 11am Sunday.
He was prompt and arrived right at 11am. He was very excited to see it even though I told him it was in very rough shape. He went in and looked around and said he wanted it. I again told him it needed a lot of work, took him and showed him Coca Cola Bell and explained it cost $3000.00 to do it. He then told me he was homeless and it would keep the rain off his girl and his two children. We went back to the other Bell and he said he wanted it, would I consider $200.00.
I told him yes, he could have it for $200.00 and his face lit up. He said he would have to ask his grandmother for the money but would come pick it up the next day. I explained to him he would need two vehicles to move it since it wasn’t licensed and had no running lights. He said no problem and he would see me Monday. I went in and explained to Sharon I had sold it, they were homeless and took his $200.00 offer. She said she was glad I had.
They showed up about 6pm Monday evening to drag the Bell to a trailer park. He brought his girl friend with him so she could see what he had bought. She was very excited and couldn’t wait to get started of refurbishing it. That set Sharon at ease as she was worried about them trying to live in it. They hooked up and off they went with my Bell but I was $200.00 richer.
So, I got my driveway back and made $200.00. I was now closer to a new truck. I had decided that the 73 Dodge was going to be a money pit. It has been costing $60.00 a week to drive it back and forth to work, a 30 mile round trip. $60 buys about 12.5 gallons of gas which means the Dodge is getting about 12 miles to the gallon. I am looking for a 88 or newer Dodge that is fuel injected, which will get better than 12 mpg and it’s warm enough to ride the Goldwing.
If you’ll recall, last fall I sold the Harley. I left CMA and said someday I would get another one. A friend from CMA gave me an 84 Goldwing Aspencade, 1200 cc Motorcycle. You can read all about over at my other blog here.
So, that’s what we have been up to. This weekend we are taking Coca Cola Bell and my Bella to Woody’s Pig Roast. Check back next week to find out what Woody’s is all about. Until then, do as we do and Keep on Rollin’.