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What's the problem? Walmarts probably has a 2018-2020 corvette hotwheel for .99 cents. Tonto would say good trade.. free shipping right?
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I was at the local Home Depot yesterday. I had to take a walk down millionaire' row, previously known as the plywood aisle. 3/4" plywood in a CDX grade was $70 a sheet. The 3/4" furniture grade plywood was cheaper. Hope wood pricing settles down soon.
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Slightly used partial sheet of 3/4" plywood that's been out in the driveway since last summer..free holes drilled in it and the nice coating of various types of paint and the missing notch included for no additional cost for a decent used rear end for a 2002 Ford pickup truck.. I'm not picky. ..or proud.
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on another note... when i first put a drive thru door in my barn, i built a slider out of flat 2x4s with 1.5" polystyrene foam between and 1/2" plywood on both sides. when i upgraded to a rollup door i moved the old door to a wall where it's been since 2008. when my wife realized i had a government pension in wood there, she tore it apart. i got all the wood plus a couple pounds of 1.25" sheetrock screws (y)

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Not only is wood and wood products getting tough to find, but here on the east coast, the southeast in particular gasoline is becoming scarce for the short term and I have very little faith in the oil companies to keep prices low on it.. Just about every gas station in town is OUT..Empty.. I drove across town this morning and had no fun trying to find gas to get home..
 

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Not only is wood and wood products getting tough to find, but here on the east coast, the southeast in particular gasoline is becoming scarce for the short term and I have very little faith in the oil companies to keep prices low on it.. Just about every gas station in town is OUT..Empty.. I drove across town this morning and had no fun trying to find gas to get home..
I feel your pain. I am here on the SC coast. Every gas station is empty. I work for a homebuilder, nobody is delivering building materials to our jobs sites. We have had to purchase OSB by the tractor trailer load as the suppliers can't get it. Same with joint compound.
 

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Not only is wood and wood products getting tough to find, but here on the east coast, the southeast in particular gasoline is becoming scarce for the short term and I have very little faith in the oil companies to keep prices low on it.. Just about every gas station in town is OUT..Empty.. I drove across town this morning and had no fun trying to find gas to get home..
Try to be patient. Colonial Pipeline has been hacked by Russians. Colonial is manually restoring access to supply. Hopefully all will be well by this weekend.

Someone said they ordered a pastrami sandwich, $12.95.... with tooth picks $14.95.

Friday, I detoured 1/2 mile to get a plate lunch. Saw a roofing job in progress, ply in the dumpster. Stopped by, asked to dumpster dive and got 1/4 truck load of 1/2" ply "scraps", enough to build a work bench and upper cabinets for my nephew's shop. Bench is done. Hope to finish the cabinets by the weekend if I can avoid the rain.

Got his pool house main door installed few weeks ago and the "screen" door installed last week. "Screen" door has acrylic glass.... his wife wanted to clearly see her new main door. The large window still needs a little touch up work.
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I bought some 1/4" birch plywood yesterday ($20 per) ..by 3 am this morning it started pouring down rain..It hasn't let up yet.. Luckily I got it inside before the rain. I still have a big stack of 1/4" that got caught in the very beginning of a rain storm last summer just as I was trying to get it in the shop.. A few pieces look kind of like big, wide boat parts..I have no idea why I'm saving it..
 

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never understood you contractors with 5 or 6 foot beds on you pickups
every truck i've owned with few exceptions had an 8 foot bed
sure, they're a pain to park and a school bus has a tighter turning radius
i load plywood and close my tailgate and then my bed cap door
rain and snow be damned, i work in both

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never understood you contractors with 5 or 6 foot beds on you pickups
every truck i've owned with few exceptions had an 8 foot bed
sure, they're a pain to park and a school bus has a tighter turning radius
i load plywood and close my tailgate and then my bed cap door
rain and snow be damned, i work in both

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I had a 1984 F-150 for 24 years and finally traded it in for a new 2018 model. Both trucks and every pick up I owned were full size 8'-0" bed trucks. I went to 3 dealers before I could find a truck with an 8'-0" bed. Finally found one dealer that told me they only ordered 5 full size bed trucks that year. I bought the second one so they had three left.
I also found out that I could not get a truck with a manual transmission. That really got my goat. Wife offered to teach me how to drive an automatic. Very funny I told her. Took a few weeks before I stopped looking for the clutch.
Like you I do not know why a tradesman farmer etc would want a half truck. A neighbor bought a brand new Dodge Ram , 6 weeks or so later he asked to borrow my truck as some furniture he bought wouldn't fit in his 6'-0" bed.
I drove and helped him load the furniture. He is not a tradesman or a person that actually needed a truck.
By the way, why are the beds so high off the road. I'm 5'-10" about average height and cannot reach the bed floor without lowering the tail gate. Makes it harder to load to. I'm almost sorry I traded the truck, should have kept it . I had
234000+ miles on it and was in good condition. Small things started to go wrong, new starter, exhaust system etc.
Nothing big ,just stuff that wears out eventually. I figured a new truck would last me til I'm gone. I was 74 years old in 2018 and been a retired carpenter and farmer. The wife is happy with my truck as she did not drive the old truck with a manual transmission.
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Manual Transmission = millennial anti-theft device.
That is so true!

A few years ago, we gave my father's ancient (early 1990s) Ford Escort to one of our children as a commute car for high school. It was old and not pretty, but it had low miles and drove well. It was the archetypal first car.

All of the kids at school had nicer cars. Many of them had wealthy parents who gave them brand new BMWs, Mercedes, Lexus, etc. One drove a brand new Alfa-Romeo, if you can believe that. (Explanation: Many students came from countries in the Far East. Their obscenely wealthy parents paid local families to take them in so they could attend school here. Those students were horrible - undisciplined, disrespectful and immoral; way beyond spoiled.)

When it came to cars, our child was the envy of all. That's because they had a car with a manual transmission and could drive it well. Among the kids, it was all that mattered.
 

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A lot of contractors have trailers to haul with. Many are more concerned about behind seat storage than 8' beds..
 

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Most large lorries have a small cabin behind the driving seats. Some owner drivers virtually live in the lorries. Those crossing the channel have to keep a look out for illegal immigrants trying to get on board.
US probably has similar problem at southern border.
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Manual Transmission = millennial anti-theft device.
i thought that was the 3 on the tree

it's not easy get an extended cab 8 ft bed without going to a 3/4t truck
that dodge i found in traverse city, 4 hours north
my 09 gmc they retrieved from southern indiana
my specifications: 4x4, ext cab, electric seat and 8 foot bed
i laughed when they asked me what color, what ever you can find
 

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When I was still working I always drove a van. Built in tool shelves on one or both sides and still room for 4x8 sheets either flat of the floor or standing up-right with a prop. I could also carry 12' lumber sliding it between the seats and still shut the rear doors. I've been retired now for a couple of years but kept the van, it has less than 70k miles so it should last me for a long time.
I always got a kick out of young guys just starting out on their own and their first purchase was a brand new 4x4 pickup with all the tricks. They haven't made dollar one yet but are $60,000 in debt.
 
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