Side Note on Parts:
(No we don't get any perks for saying that)
|Just like Christmas |
(only without the paper and ribbons)
I now understand why car guys get giddy over this type of thing.
However the jury is still out on receiving truck parts as gifts... for Mother's Day.
The new tank is beautiful as gas tanks go. Also my dog enjoys the very large box it came in, but I digress.
TD took the old rusty tank to a salvage yard here in town. He said after the dregs of the gasoline died out, the amount of rust inside was considerable. We definitely do not mourn the decision to purchase a new one.
Before and After Photos:
|Out with the old|
|In with the new|
View of the seat frame at right, the tank straps arced at top, and the rubber donut on the bottom.
Um, okay I should've cleaned that up a bit before taking the "after" photo, but you get the idea.
Neat discovery, the original color of the truck exterior WAS green! It's a unique truck, with a wooden bed, green exterior and blue interior. Once we started digging in, we saw that her outer original paint was indeed green and interior had been cream. Someone had painted it blue along the line.
Visions of putting the interior back to the original cream color run through my head like Sugarplums do for a kid at Christmas, but that is not a necessity for getting Abbey back out on the road.