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Posted: 1/18/2006 4:38:50 AM EDT
Here is the proof.


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Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 6:04:38 AM EDT
Is that 1NutGummer's car/truck/whatever?
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Only thing it's missing is a gun rack, a set of long horns on the hood, and an OOOHH GAAAAA horn
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Originally Posted By Zhukov:



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Originally Posted By lordtrader:
Instead of "Pimp my Ride" its a "Redneck out my ride"

We have the technology. Hold my beer and watch this!
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 12:18:11 PM EDT
Nothing wrong with that car that a little Tannerite won't fix.
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[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 12:33:43 PM EDT by JS98010]

Originally Posted By mikejohnson:
Is that 1NutGummer's car/truck/whatever?

Nope. No rainbow decal paying homage to TRG.

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 12:33:16 PM EDT

Split personality

Corvette can burn up the track and do a day's work

By Leslie Moriarty
Herald Writer

SNOHOMISH -- Every time Dan Morgan takes his 1984 Chevrolet Corvette out for a spin, his wife, Patti, knows he may be gone longer than anticipated.

It's not that Morgan's a showoff with his black beauty of a car. It's just that his Corvette is something out of the ordinary.

His Corvette is a truck.

"If you see it in your rear-view mirror, you think it's a Vette," Morgan said. "But once it passes you and you see it from behind, you think it's a truck."

That's because it is both. The Corvette has been remade with a pickuplike bed.

"There's nothing else like it," Morgan said. "My dad made sure of that."

Morgan's father was Don Saunders, former chief financial officer for Bayliner boat company in Arlington. Saunders died several months ago but spent much of his life as in love with cars as he was in love with boats.

"My father loved cars," Morgan said. "He had a fascination with them. He went on a number of round-the-world competitive races. He just loved having a lot of different cars."

The Corvette truck was a favorite project of Saunders, who had several Corvettes. When his 1984 black Corvette was damaged, Saunders decided rather than fix it, he would have it made into a truck.

"He did months of research to make sure that somebody hadn't already done something like that," Morgan said. "Then he took another three years to have it built."

Saunders employed several auto body experts and his brother, Ken, who worked on the car at his estate south of Arlington.

"The car was lowered and lengthened," Patti Morgan said. "The back half looks very much like a truck. It even has a tailgate that works."

The truck has been entered in car shows and twice took Best in Show honors.

"We've seen other Corvette limos and station wagons, and even a tow truck," Morgan said. "But there's nothing else like this one."

Saunders enjoyed the vehicle for about three years until he became ill with cancer. Then he gave the truck to his son.

"Everywhere I go, people want to know the story of this truck," he said.

After a recent trip, he told his wife he'd been stopped by the State Patrol.

"I knew it was OK, because I wasn't speeding or anything," he said. "The officer just said he wanted to see the car. He said a friend of his had seen it at Kla Ha Ya Days (a Snohomish summer celebration) and had a picture of it on his desk."

Another time, they caught the attention of a driver who ended up rear-ending the car in front of him.

But recently, Morgan decided that he just doesn't spend enough time with the Corvette. He and his wife own Morgan Maintenance Inc., a contracting and remodeling company.

So they've been advertising the Corvette for sale.

"We've had some interest," Patti Morgan said. "People want to know all about it, and they like the fact that it is so unique and a one-of-a-kind."

But its uniqueness also means it needs just the right owner.

The Morgans say it's for sale to the right person at the right price. They think Don Saunders invested more than $150,000 in the vehicle.

"Now I'd like to be able to get it in the hands of someone who will appreciate it as much as we have," said Morgan, whose e-mail address is pmorgan254@aol.com .

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 12:39:28 PM EDT
I wonder if that guy uses a Texas Palm Pilot...

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Oh god! Not another "Stupidity violation in WA" thread!
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I think it's pretty cool. I'd drive one if I had it.
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A vette I might acutally buy.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:26:21 AM EDT
there are no primer or bondo spots, no gunrack, no grill guard, no vertical pipes, no NRA stickers, no whiskey dents, no scratches in the bed, no headache rack, no beer cans in the back, no icechest.............i could go on but i think you see my point
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:09:04 AM EDT
cmon, it's an el corvetto. So he washed it out once before the pic....

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Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:30:24 AM EDT
It's not REAL redneck if it doesn't have "Back Off" mud flaps with Yosimite Sam on them.

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yet another one that i shall file................this ones still my favorite though:

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[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 5:42:59 PM EDT by FAIL-SAFE]

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
yet another one that i shall file................this ones still my favorite though:

I never new TRG had black hands.

Must be the duality of goatkind or something.

Also, down around West, a couple of the kids I grew up with, chopped the front ends off of Chevy El Caminos and one did a Ford Ranchero. They replaced the front ends with a 91 Camaro, and 2 98 Camaro's, they replaced the Ranchero front end with a 97 Mustang GT front end(against my suggestion which was to use a Taurus or Crown Vic, cuz I'm a dummy). They souped them up and raced them around Ross and Aquilla. I know it didn have anything to do with the front ends, but they made them damned fast. Every now and again, I see them driving around, though they arent as fast as they used to be.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:13:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Boomer:
SNOHOMISH -- Every time Dan Morgan takes his 1984 Chevrolet Corvette out for a spin, his wife, Patti, knows he may be gone longer than anticipated.

Ah, Snohomish. That explains a lot.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:07:32 AM EDT
would that be called a Vette-amino?
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