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Old 08-24-2011, 03:25 AM
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I got rid of the SS/T Actually, traded it even up for a vehicle worth twice as much...but...still, very depressing and that doesn't curb the hurt.

I was driving it on the highway the other day and the rear bushing in the trans backed out and pushed the rear seal out pushing all the trans fluid out of the tail shaft...at highway speeds in OD. No idea why it did it, but, I didn't have the money to fix it correctly, not to mention, the heater core just took a dump as well, and, I would've needed to redo my exhaust to pass PA emissions inspection. Just too much money to keep it and I didn't want it to sit and go to hell.

She was a good truck to me and I loved her to death and put a lot of work into her, but, financially, it was dumb to keep her and get her fixed since I'm starting college soon and everything else happening in life. Really...money better spent elsewhere.

If I ever come across another or even come across this truck again when money is available...I'll snatch it up. But, til than, I'll be sad and regretting the decision I made.

I wish the ol' girl luck and hope that she'll find a new owner that is more than capable of doing her up right. The fact its a Florida body in PA should make it more than desirable. But, I feel I just lost a part of the family that I've known since 2004.

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No way man... Well if it made sense to do so.
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Sorry to read the loss of the family member. But from what you said it was time.
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No way man... Well if it made sense to do so.
Yea...it sucked, but, what can you do. I couldn't believe it when that happened. Just driving along than all of a sudden I noticed a smoke trail behind me from the trans fluid pouring all over the exhaust. Pulled over and checked it and she was empty. Quite a freak occurrence.

It always did have a slight vibration in the drivetrain, I'm wondering if that finally just made that bushing vibrate out.

And, yeah, redram...it was.
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Oh man, very sorry to hear about this but from the sounds of it, seemed to be the best choice. I do understand the hurt there, though.

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BOO!! Hopefully, the new owner will fix it right and take that NASCAR spoiler off.
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I feel your pain, it is not easy letting a old friend go

believe it or not, i have dreams to this day of my driving down the road in my 1956 chevy 1/2 ton. I had it for almost 40 years.
I sold it because i did not want it sitting out on the street while i am gone for days at a time. I sold it to a preacher man that had some ideas for it. Only the body was stock when i sold it, everything else had been modified including the frame
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