Jason's September 26, 2022 Ramble - Gone Like a '64 Cadillac

Well, parts car #58 is history. Rear end came out late yesterday (1st Picture below), it was delivered to the metal yard this morning (2nd picture) and for the first time since I bought my 2013 Escalade EXT last summer to supplement my 2002 Escalade EXT (now in semi-retirement and smug as a bug winning 1st Place Primary at the Chicago Grand National this year), have I been able to take my car hauler and use it for regular hauling! With a narrow drive way and 2 cars on hand I have had to keep one up on the car hauler the entire time.  When I got home from the metal yard I threw 4 sheets of 3/4" plywood I needed to take back to Home Depot up on car hauler, shot down to the store, and picked up a new 10' step ladder (see 3rd picture). While the EXT's have the mid-gate that extend into the cab to allow 8' lumber it is a lot easier to just throw stuff up on the car hauler.

But more than anything, having two parts cars has kept my middle bay where I keep my 64 Coupe deVille Dino parked for most of the last year. The day is coming very soon  I will be rambling Dino Rides Again.. and loading it with more Cadmium Bling. It has been cool having two 1963 Park Avenue parts cars here at the same time but I just don't have the space ...and you gotta get the driver out and enjoy it.

With that, here are the final picks of Parts Car #58 and my car hauler again ready for simple hauling... even if it is just to return some plywood or bring home a new ladder!

Rear End Removed... Lower it down, strap it down and off the the metal yard.

This is always the last view I have of the parts cars. 
Total weight 1920 lb, so at $4,250 a lb I pocked a whopping $81.60. Yep car metal prices have gone back down in my area.

It sure feels good to have my old car hauler freed up to use again!
For now I am going to just leave it connected to the black 2002 EXT, with the blue 2013 EXT for daily driving and heavy duty long distance towing.  

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That shot of it getting carried away on the crane is wild. RIP but glad to see all the parts living on. 

Yep, always bittersweet.



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