13. '87 Chevy Crew Cab Dualie
This dualie wasn't any nicer than my first one. It had a shoddy set of airbags, a quick primer job, and a worn-out tweed interior, and I got pulled over in it often because the 'bags would only lift it about 4 inches off the ground. On a whim at a truck run, I traded it for my next truck.
14. '69 Chevy C10 Shortbed
This truck got my C10 addiction going. It was 'bagged and body-dropped, had a cool-looking orange primer job that hid a ton of body rot, and the truck did the cabbage patch dance over every bump in the road. It also had a small-block and a Turbo 350 trans. A guy called Chappie towed it from Utah to Nevada for a truck run, and over a campfire and a few beers we both decided we needed each other's truck. So we traded, and I cut up his old C10 three times to rebuild the chassis and suspension before some unscrupulous folks decided to steal the thing from a shop it was parked at while I was on my honeymoon.
15. '71 Chevy C10 Longbed
I bought this three-on-the-tree/straight-six truck for a grand to strip for parts for my '69. Rather than part out a perfectly good driver though, I decided like an idiot to give the thing to a jackass who promised to get me a new cab and the interior parts I needed for my '69. I got a cab from the guy and am still waiting for the rest of the interior parts to materialize. I'm not holding my breath, and we ain't friends anymore.
16. '67 Chevy C10 Shortbed
I bought this truck for 3,000 bucks to replace the one that got stolen. It was going to just be a mild custom job, but I lost my mind and cut it all up. The body was fairly straight, so I threw the chassis and everything else away. The thing is currently powered by an LS2/4L85E combo and sits on a custom airbagged chassis with IRS. It runs and kinda drives, and I hope to have it back on the road before trucks are able to fly.
17. '96 Chevy Crew Cab Dualie
This is the white truck that appeared in the magazine a couple of times. It was my daily driver and tow pig and served me well. It was actually pretty decent on gas for being so heavy too. I just sold it and am kicking myself now because I had fixed all the broken parts and it was completely reliable.
So there's my list and the reasons I owned and disowned each and every vehicle. It's a pretty long list but I'm willing to bet that some of you have owned even more vehicles than I have. Drop me an e-mail and tell me what ya got and the stories behind them. See ya next month!