1-1/2 ton TruckMark Simpson Perhaps the best indication a project car has sat for too long, is the number of trees you will need to be cut down to begin working on it. Years ago, I had traveled to the northern edge of North Dakota, and just a stones throw from Canada. My trip was coordinated to pick up an old Hemi engine from Bruce Werven, a gentleman who owns a vintage car salvage business there. Upon arriving at Bruce’s place and after loading the engine, he invited me to take a look around. As Bruce and I walked the rows of neatly arranged vintage iron we shared numerous stories of our great car finds and mishaps. Off in the distance I spied the International alone on a hillside. After a quick once around, I asked Bruce, “What he would need for it?” He wasted no time in replying, “That one’s not for sale”. I questioned why, and he said it has already been promised to someone else. I replied, “Well, if he changes his mind, give me a call”. We completed our walk around the yard and I was soon on my way back home. Two and a half years later, just a couple weeks before Christmas, Bruce gave me the call I thought would never come. His voice rang out on the phone, “If you want it, it’s yours. I have a clean title for it and another just like it”. The next weekend, I found myself driving toward Canada in the middle of December, to pick up two International trucks.
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