One day I was taking a side street through a busy part of town to avoid traffic when I spotted an old 1979 Flat bed Ford truck parked in front of a house. It didn’t have a for sale sign on it, but I was curious to see if the owner would be up for parting ways with it. I pulled in to the driveway and knocked on the door. After expressing my interest in buying it, the owner told me he wouldn’t let go of it for anything less than a thousand dollars. At that point in my remodeling business it definitely would have been helpful to have a truck for hauling and transporting, but more than that I thought it was awesome and I just wanted it. I came up with the grand and showed up a couple weeks later to pick it up. Over the course of owning it, I built some sidewalls for the truck bed and put another $2000 in basic updates and repairs. I ended up using it on many jobs and it always came in handy for hauling away remodeling debris. There were definitely times when I wondered if it was going to make from point A to point B, but it was easily the coolest vehicle I had ever owned and I drove it with pride.