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Truck: On Rebuilding a Worn-Out Pickup and Other Post-Technological Adventures Paperback – April 15, 1996
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I remember what it was like to fix vehicles in the pre-Google days, though we never tackled Jerome's restoration efforts. If you didn't find it out in a magazine or from friends who had greasy fingernails you didn't find it out. The junkyards were more plentiful and didn't melt stuff into beer cans. Otherwise it was the independent parts store or Kmart.
Fast forward to parallels to my efforts on the Ranger I got a month after getting the book the previous Christmas. It had a leaky exhaust joint, wobbly steering, an engine that didn't run that smoothly, and some aesthetic issues with blistering paint. I did the front brakes and tried a steering fix. The tie rods were badly rusted so I took them off- and did quite well. In a faux pas like Jerome's busted engine cover, I put in the tie rods with the steering wheel inverted! It cost 450.00 for an alignment and to have them redo my butchery.
If you are halfway acquainted with car operations this book will take you the rest of the way with its explanations of motor vehicle technology. Jerome learned and you learn with him.Read more ›
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Since I was deeply impressed by Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" I bought "Truck" because of the Edward Abbey blurb on my copy: "Funnier,... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
nothing to exciting just a mans reflection on fixing up a truck for two years, just a story, not great journal of on the job training like a person has when he knows his car and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by christopher cates
I have loved this book for years. It is the story of a man who is determined to rebuild a 1950 Dodge pick up truck. You have got to get this!Published 13 months ago by Turtle Kientz
Almost grown grandson loves this book and so do I. He does enjoy learning how to fix up older vehicles and particulary old trucks. TtytyytytytyDoraPublished 21 months ago by Dora
If all you want to hear about is how tough it is to live in the Northeastern United States mixed in with an uninteresting tale of Restoration, then you might enjoy. Read morePublished on August 11, 2013 by B.Street Racer
This book was OK and I did read it front to back. But it was not what I was expecting. I wanted more truck stories and less pondering about life, etc.. Read morePublished on June 2, 2013 by Robbie Nagy
Good read on rebuilding an old truck, a bit of philosophy and humour, only about 150 pages makes it a quick and easy read too - red cover to cover on a plane trip. Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by Chris Boxall