1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Postby jaber » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:17 pm

Happy New Year bud...
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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Postby Resbum » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:15 pm

I'm still miffed enough about my last post that I don't want to talk about upcoming future plans.

However, I just remembered something that happened this last summer that most definitely needs to be formally included into the build thread. And it's pretty cool, too.

If I can get through this post without fat fingering it into some internet blackhole before I can post it, I'll share the story. ...and Stuka you don't need to drop me a friendly PM reminding me to back up. I know, I forgot. haha

This last summer I'd run up to Washington to see family and friends. One day I grabbed my niece and hauled her off to Round Table Pizza buffet lunch. I've missed those as much as endless hot water showers out at the property. Seriously, those are the only two trappings of civilization I've really missed and considered a hardship. Haha

Anyways, on with the story, we must of walked in that day when half of Tacoma Washington had chose to go to Round Table, also. It was so crowded people were having to walk up to tables and ask if they could sit at empty seats at otherwise full tables type full. My niece and I spied a booth with one side being used and one side empty, so up we walked and, "Can we grab this side of the booth? Yep.", and down we sat.

When this happens you might drop a polite comment, or something, in the course of sharing the booth. It came to pass that the older guy was actually in town, also, and out to lunch with his nephew. Hahaha, what are the odds, blah, blah, blah ....and we all get a minor kick out of the odds of that.

And, at that moment is when this otherwise stupid story starts having any point posted here.

Right that instant I looked at the older one, and right in the middle of Round Table Pizza blurted out, "Holy S*)^, your name is Frank and I bought my Jeep Pick Up from you!!!!"

Seven years later, me now living 400 miles away, he living 85 miles, surrounded by over one million other people around Puget Sound, and a super full Round Table Pizza forced me into the same booth as the guy I bought GLADI8R from.

AND WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF THAT!!!!!!!

Anyways, we enjoyed the rest of our lunch together, and I've now had the privilege of filling in the previous owner what their truck has been up to.

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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Postby Resbum » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:16 pm

jaber wrote:Happy New Year bud...


Hi jaber, good to see you. Happy new year.
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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Postby jaber » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:57 pm

I do have to admit to this thread being the cause of my truck becoming what it is...
Jeff

'46 cj3a
'51 Willys p/u
'51 Willys Parkway Conversion
'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
'75 J-20 Cummins service truck
'77 J-10 p/u
'79 Cherokee
'88 Grand Wagoneer
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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Postby Stuka » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:45 am

That is a cool story :)
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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Postby Resbum » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:23 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Believe me, it BLEW both our minds. It was also cool that I could do it. Personally, for him.

He loved the truck while he owned it. I ended up with it because he passed it on to a young relative and they didn't honor the informal family arrangements for buying it. And by the time he got it back it, it had not been taken care of. So, instead of him being able to go out and use it, it sat in his yard until I bought it.

If nothing else, at least he knows it's not been just ignored.

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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Postby twisted frame » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:01 pm

Excellent story. I love it when stuff like that happens! So cool that he knows his old Jeep truck is in good hands.
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Re: 1970 Gladiator 1 Ton 6BT 12V Cummins Build

Postby Resbum » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:04 am

Original post no longer applies. Stay tuned.

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