Link: !948 Overland Van
This is not fairy tale, it isn't about the Van, it is another one of my long FC short stories, this story is about me wanting to rescue something so bad that I actually asked for help. And yes two FC people are helping me, it is also about how what seems imposs
ible can actually happen.
I need to let you and them know how thankful and grateful I am for what they have done so far.
I admit when Craig said he had an empty trailer coming to my house. I had light bulb come on and should have popped, but I thought surely someone else will contact Craig, a few weeks went by and for some reason the light, was still on at the end of the tunnel, when Craig said his truck was still coming out empty, then I thought about it again, and it was still impossible Craig lives in MO, it is still a long way from NW Ohio. I talked to Craig about a this hopeless project that needed to be rescued, he said he would help me and then next I talked to Roger Martin. Roger said he was going up that way and he might be close enough to look at it for me. It did look hopeless and I could almost feel the strong magnetic attraction of it being scraped and the question was could it even be saved, or would it erode into rust dust along the interstate while being transported, I had been in PA sitting frame deep in mud and salty dirt. In pictures things usually look a lot better than they really are. It looked really bad, so bad that it had that irritable appeal to me that nobody else had wanted it.
I wrote about this before, that my friend Ken and I had looked at all the pictures at breakfast one day and we decided that we could do it. And with that commitment what could possibly keep me from calling Mike the previous owner. To make certain that the done deal was made. The next morning my friend Ken Died. Now this was not good, but what really is good is when a few of my friends help me out. I see it again and again when all of you help me at the Roundup, so here I am asking for help again.
I need to let you and them know how thankful and grateful I am, What seemed was almost impossible is actually happening.
Here is a quote from Craig as written for eWillys: In my haste to get something out to eWillys I kind of left out the ?Major? role Roger Martin played in this rescue. If you check out the early link to this truck you'll see that the Delivery Van was hopelessly non-movable even with a gang of strongmen pushing on it. Roger took his truck and trailer on a 600 mile round trip journey and single handily winched the Frozen beast onto his gooseneck and brought it back to his place where it made the task of loading it onto my trailer like a walk in the park! So officially its 740 miles closer with under 1500 miles to go real soon.
Many thanks to Roger for starting this adventure as if it weren't for him it might still be mired in the dirt on the Ohio/Pennsylvania border!!!
Thank you Mike, Craig and Roger.
Wow, they have done the impossible so far.
The Van is at Craig's house and it is Most Excellent.
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Link: !948 Overland Van