When I first picked up Barney in late 2003, he told me that if I ever decide to sell, let him have first dibs. I looked at him and said I'm not in the market of buying and selling, I got it so I could enjoy it. The only time i'd ever get rid of it would be a castastrophic event. I guess barney's time has come. No it didn't go up in a blaze of glory, but go out as true warrior it
did. An event few weeks back compromised the frame bad enough that I
decided it wasn't worth fixing.
Now that red lion has landed in Las Vegas, it's time for the next headache. It's been about over 10 years since a 1st gen 4Runner laid foot at the orange grove. I thought I'd never see another here again. But as luck would have it, one has appeared at my door step. Another incomplete project that needs rescuing. At least it's keeping me busy.