We spent two weeks in McCarthy earlier this month, and while at a great BBQ on the West side, I invited myself over to my neighbor Jason Lobo’s place to paint one of his many interesting vehicles. Although we live in the same subdivision, his lot is about a mile away. I walked, as I felt it would be easier to pack the painting home walking than biking. Also, the road is a mud swamp due to spring meltdown, so driving was less than desirable. I arrived to find Jason working in his yard. After a few minutes he gave me a tour of his new water truck, which is a F-750 Ford. Parked right next to it was this beauty, a vintage Dodge Power Wagon. A great truck, and it still runs! I love how it has not been restored, but has all the scars and patina of a working machine. I guess the fuel pump is out, because Jason has connected a gravity fed fuel tank. I had a great time painting this cool old McCarthy truck, stopping every hour, or so, to chat with Lobo. He was working in the garden planting onions, garlic, and potatoes. I walked home in the afternoon to have a late lunch, and then got some of my own yard work done. Overall, a pretty productive day. By the way, this isn’t the first time I’ve painted one of Jason’s trucks. Check out the painting of his red Ford.
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