NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT (WC wrecker)

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Re: NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT (WC wrecker)

Post by mdainsd » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:24 am

Great story!

I'll tell you, that act of letting a little boy sit in the cab can have a lasting impact.

When i was 4 a man let me sit in his Surplus MB. This would have been 1953 or 1954. It affected me, or should I say infected me.

My folks took a picture of me sitting in it, that cold winter day so many years ago, I still have that photograph.

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Re: NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT (WC wrecker)

Post by wc56daveyboy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:40 am

I agree..

I have let children in my trucks many times.

Best story I have:

One car show this family comes by complete with crying 2 year old in stroller. I mean tears like a waterfall. Reaching for all the cars and trucks as the mother pushes him by screaming.

I ask, "what's wrong"?

She says " oh he wants to drive everything we walk past. He can't drive, I keep telling him. You can't touch these cars"

I says. "Well he can touch my truck... in fact he can drive my truck"

Se says "seriously? He can get in your truck"?

You shoulda seen the water works turn to smiles ear to ear as he sat (stood up actually) behind the wheel "driving" away

The mother and father thanked me up and down. "We couldn't get him to stop crying all morning"

Thank you! Thank you!

Needless to say after only a few minutes the little boy was satisfied, easily took his seat back in the stroller without complaint, and waved at me with a wide grin as he left.

I'll always remember that little kid.

Future MV owner I'm thinking.

Wouldn't it be cool if someday in the future I meet this young man , maybe at an MV meet, with his dodge military truck, and he tells me
how he got into military trucks.

"Ya see, one day, at a car show with my parents, when I was 2 years old this guy let me sit behind the wheel of a truck just like mine... my mom still has the picture.. I vowed I'd get one some day... here it is"

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Re: NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT (WC wrecker)

Post by 17thAirborne » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:48 pm

Excellent anecdote. Well done.
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Re: NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT (WC wrecker)

Post by wc56daveyboy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:50 pm

Oz ! Your back in circulation!

How's the new place buddy?

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Re: NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT (WC wrecker)

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:52 am

just started framing on the workshop/temp living space. hope to have it done by March and start on the house. It will be more than a year before I can start restoring again. Doing most of the construction work myself, so it is slow going but saving $$ for MVs :lol:
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