My old truck Jack has been making his appearance around town lately after hiding out for a couple of years. Driggs Tire just put some new quality snow tires on and he’s also getting some mechanical work done.
I get sellers remorse everytime I see this truck but it was for the best I suppose. After getting the Mazda as my economical travel truck there was nowhere to park this big old boy and he would have spent the winters out back, in the snow. And, at the time I sold him, gas was sky high and ten miles to the gallon wasn’t cutting it.
It’s great to see him getting fixed up and his legacy continuing on!
I was really missing my old truck last night. He’s been part of my immediate family for more than seven years and we certainly bonded. Jack was a hard worker around the house and a fun guy to go 4-wheeling with. Riley even got him stuck in the snow once!
As a tribute to Jack I’ve dug up some old photos and I’m presenting them here…
I was waiting to hear back from TRPTA this morning about going back to work, when I got a call from an interested buyer regarding my truck, Jack. There have been several people drooling over this truck, but this guy just bought him!
He’s a trout fishing guide, works Search and Rescue over the winter at Targhee and his sweet dog is an avalanche rescue dog. Jack couldn’t have gone to a better home.
btw: The new owner’s name is Jack :-) (Update: I miss my old truck already…)
I’m trying to sell my great old truck Jack. He’s a lifted 79 Silverado with a low mileage boxed 350 in him. Here’s my Craigslist Ad and please send it on if you know someone that might be interested! I’m letting him go for $2,500. Here’s Jack’s blog post.
If you’re nearby Driggs, he’s currently showing off in Broulim’sparking lot.
My truck Jack has only been stuck once, and this is the spot. It happened several years ago when Riley came up from a Wyotech break in Laramie with a couple of buddies.
He wanted to four-wheel up in Teton Canyon so I tossed him the keys. Half an hour later he called me saying they were stuck. Turns out they went flying around this corner, slid into a six foot snow bank and bottomed out bad. We drove up and rescued the boys. :-)
So what does Riley do this last weekend? Bend (break?) a tie-rod out wheeling with the Pacific Northwest Jeep Club! At least he wasn’t stuck :-)