Yesterday, I struck out. But I was not too discouraged. This morning, I headed out to another junkyard. Nothing there, but I did not find this out until I walked the yard looking for "the yellow 68 Chevy out on the left side". Never found that truck. The closest I got was a 74 that was yellow. And it was sitting on the right side of the yard. And it was a Ford.
I haven't been on this side of town in a while, but I remembered there were a few yards, so I kept cruising. Nothing at the next lot, but the counter staff knew that, so no time wasted. They sent me to another, a half mile away.
This place had a white 68 3/4 ton sitting next to a green 69 or 70 1/2 ton. The white truck has the same blue interior as mine. It HAD seatbelts that looked like they were seldom used. It also had decent looking visors.
The seatbelts and visors were the score of the day, but the rubber horn button retainer is a close second. I grabbed a couple of other small parts and hit the road. A lot lighter in the wallet, but with a big grin and some grease on my face.
I am going to think about buying the front end off of this truck. The fenders, inner fenders, grill and bumper are all nicer than mine. I don't know if it will fit my truck, though. If it will, I might have to drag The Boss Lady out there to see what a great deal it is. Especially when you consider the time that it would take to repair mine.
Or maybe she will let buy it if she does not have to go.