Saturday, January 27, 2018

A tour down memory lane

What do you do when you suddenly get a need for a pick-up truck ?

You buy one right? But how and where ? During 1999  to 2002 I worked with the Volvo XC90 (Introduced 2002 at Detroit Motor Show) during that work I was on and off in the US for testing, mostly in Arizona. During one of those trips I bought this Chevy 1500 extended cab. It was high and not so cool when I bought it at least according to me.

Via California Shipping I shipped the truck home, together with parts which would transform it and make it cool. You have to remember that this was in the days of Boyd Coddington and pink, lowered trucks. 

When I got the truck home, I used one week of the vacation to lower it and getting it approved by the Swedish car inspection.

Rear view of the beauty!
Low truck, low sun. Truck in sunset
Out by the fields, at home.

To be honest this is one of the best cars we owned, besides of all Volvo Company cars. If it broke down you repaired fast and easy, it was very robust and extremely useful.
Ones you had a pick-up Truck, you come to understand that you need one. The Salt Slush Team seems to agree, judging from our current and growing numbers of trucks....

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