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You guys must have strong backs,I used to,but too many years in a F model.

Reminds me of a story I used to tell.

Years ago I went to Gilley's in Texas.After watching several "cowboys" get bucked off the mechanical bull,I decided to give it a try.I jumped up in the saddle,and they started winding it up,I just sat there,took a can of Skoal out of my pocket and took a dip,Asked someone to throw me a can of beer,popped it open and drank it,by then they had it cranked as hard as it would go and I was still in the saddle.After they shut it down and I climbed off,Mickey Gilley came up to me and said "that beats anything I ever seen,nobody's ever hung on that long,let alone drink a beer and take a dip of snuff like nothing was going on,you must be a pro bull rider."

I said " heck,that ain't nothing,try driving a F model Mack with a 144" wheelbase and Camelback suspension across Highway 78 in Iowa"

That is awesome!

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nice Mike . Gilleys? always wanted to go there myself. long gone now isnt it? didnt it burn down?

Closed down but I don't think it had a fire ?

I was flipping channels one night on the tv and landed on a rerun of American Pickers and they were at Gilley's buying stuff from Mickey.

Jim

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You guys must have strong backs,I used to,but too many years in a F model.

Reminds me of a story I used to tell.

Years ago I went to Gilley's in Texas.After watching several "cowboys" get bucked off the mechanical bull,I decided to give it a try.I jumped up in the saddle,and they started winding it up,I just sat there,took a can of Skoal out of my pocket and took a dip,Asked someone to throw me a can of beer,popped it open and drank it,by then they had it cranked as hard as it would go and I was still in the saddle.After they shut it down and I climbed off,Mickey Gilley came up to me and said "that beats anything I ever seen,nobody's ever hung on that long,let alone drink a beer and take a dip of snuff like nothing was going on,you must be a pro bull rider."

I said " heck,that ain't nothing,try driving a F model Mack with a 144" wheelbase and Camelback suspension across Highway 78 in Iowa"

I love that Mike :twothumbsup: !!! My brother did find out shortly after getting this truck that someone converted the old style cab over to air ride so it might help just a touch. We're both still young and stupid :loldude: .

Thanks, Josh :clock_logo:

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HaHA...Mike you should join up with Larry the Cable Guy and do an HBO comedy special!

Nice project on the V8. Just an illusion, but the white air cleaner housing just looks HUGE in the pics.

Jim

It doesn't cost anything to pay attention.

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Vin, the one on the passenger is aluminum but they are both painted silver(for now :whistling: ).

We stopped at our buddies place the other day and we got the right air cleaner off a parts R600 he had. I'll post some pics in a few mintues.

Josh :clock_logo:

Now you are stylin'

Jim

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Wow you guys are doing that thing justice. Looks proper now.

There's a Gilleys in Vegas at Treasure Island casino. Not sure if they have some of the stuff from the original one in there but the place was always mobbed when we would pass by it.

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