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Old 11-20-2015, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by liveaboard74 View Post
Dang,, you guys missed your calling.

And its walking that dog, kicking that cat. Driving my pete is where its at.
Man I have not thought about that in a lot of years. 70s/80s term right there.

Bam Bam and Pebbles. Twice.

Had two different ladies with me out there on the road for a while run husband and wife team.

Did Calif with one, North west with the other.
48 hour east coast west coast Calif. . 2.5 days NW over to Tacoma or Portland load back out of Yakima back to Carolina. 4 trips a month NW two out, take 4 days off in between, Sure could not complain about the money.

Biggest toy I had was a 667 Texas Star modded by Clay at Weatherford. He was the CB shop of choice. His place is still there. 370 MM Gordon TX.

Paco was the place to pick up the pills, Crossing the border at El Paso was cool thing back then. 70s 80s. Heard its dangerous now. Use to have guys at the Petro truck stop with Vans, with huge liniers heard them all he time on skip, rounding up a crew to cross the border. charged about 10 or 15 to take your across, would stay with you at the whore houses then bring you back across. Yes they got kick backs from the CAT HOUSE.
Mustang in Reno, was a have to visit at least once place. When you started running calif double it was custom for your hand,, (senior driver) to treat you to the mustang first time going. Have to admit walking in those huge double doors and seeing what was waiting on you on the other side was show nuff a different world than what Carolina had offered.

Tx Valley was a wild place to go to. AKA Border towns. You guys actually know more CB lingo than I do.
Still have one I turn on when I see a traffic jam, and now and then getting on a computer truck drivers butt for being in the center lane with a 65 mph truck not passing anything , but I don't get on hardly ever. 99% of the time it stays cut off.

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Clays isn't there anymore, unless he moved somewhere else off that exit. That little place he had right across the street from the old truck stop is abandoned now. He's been gone for several years.

You brought up the trips to Mexico, and I couldn't help but smile. I still remember the cb advertisement word for word. "How about it drivers, 10 dollar trip to oooold Mexico with the Cadiallac Man, see the ladies dance, have a few drinks. For ten dollars we'll pick you up, we'll bring you back, plus you'll get a six pack of beer and a free shot of tequilla. Kick it back to channel (forgot which channel) for the Cadillac Man." Ten seconds later you'd hear essentially the same ad from Diamnond Jim.

You remember the banana banana banana banana pudding?
How about the agitator? Ever run into him? He was up there in Nebraska someplace with an absolutely monstrous base station. He would sit on that radio all night and just walk over people, just to be a dick, calling everyone who talked to him a "mud duck."
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by freedbaby View Post
Man, CB brings back so many memories. I was "The Babybull" on the radio.

In fact I still have a box in the garage that's Tweaked and Peaked, still got a Wilson 1000 roof mount and some kind of fancy mic. I was a talk-back and a roger beep guy...those were the two features I liked. The roger beep in a tough to hear situation always helped making sure you knew the end of the conversation.

I used to talk to a group in the evenings...I'd take my candy apple red 1975 Camaro and go park in ths one parking lot where the reception and transmission was just awesome. I'd hang out with "One Eyed Jack" and his baby blue El Camino.

I have worked in the same office building for 16 years and I have to park in an a garage...that's the only reason I took the CB out of my truck. I was tired of having to take the antenna down every morning on the way into work. A few years ago I mounted a Firestick on the back wall of the bed, only sticking above the top of the cab as much as the parking garage would allow and honestly...it was worthless so I took it down.

I would really like to get my ham radio license....I could talk on a handheld that way. I studied a few years ago but quit...not sure why-oh right, we had 3 kids back to back to back
Hated those roger beeps. The talk back is nice
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:37 AM
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:31 AM
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It would be fun if we could put together a THT ham radio group. I would certainly be interested in that.
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:00 PM
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After two of my favorite beveridges in college - "Hopscotch". Since the CB was in a Fiat X1/9 which was extremely small and underpowered it also referred to my driving style of switching lanes and passing when I could. the beauty of a car like that was you were always racing and pushing hard just to stay up with traffic.
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Turtle9343 View Post
Clays isn't there anymore, unless he moved somewhere else off that exit. That little place he had right across the street from the old truck stop is abandoned now. He's been gone for several years.

You brought up the trips to Mexico, and I couldn't help but smile. I still remember the cb advertisement word for word. "How about it drivers, 10 dollar trip to oooold Mexico with the Cadiallac Man, see the ladies dance, have a few drinks. For ten dollars we'll pick you up, we'll bring you back, plus you'll get a six pack of beer and a free shot of tequilla. Kick it back to channel (forgot which channel) for the Cadillac Man." Ten seconds later you'd hear essentially the same ad from Diamnond Jim.

You remember the banana banana banana banana pudding?
How about the agitator? Ever run into him? He was up there in Nebraska someplace with an absolutely monstrous base station. He would sit on that radio all night and just walk over people, just to be a dick, calling everyone who talked to him a "mud duck."
Nobes truck stop EX 5 just west of Atlanta on the nanner pudding. Girls that work the counter still on the air now and then. Still has one of the best spreads going and for a long time prices were really good. They upped the prices last time I was in there right high.
O ya, I remember the El Paso taxi services.
We lost the west coast account last year, I stopped by the Petro, just to say I had walked back in and ask on the radio about those guys. Been gone.

Someone said there was still a couple of freebies that did it but just to dangerous to go across now and it had all but stopped. .
Vado NM was my hang out. Best dang mexican food in the world and the real stuff there. Set your ass on fire, but dang did I love it. Still enjoy it as hot as I ever did. Got use to running out there and enjoying it every trip.

Ya Clays double wide trailer is there and I know he went out of business.
Hes help went west about 20 miles to the Loves and opened that CB shop beside there and Clay had raised his prices so much he ran himself out of business. Him and the 409 at the petro were big time rivals at one time.

2950 Ranger is upstairs packed away somewhere. I didn't sell it and don't have a clue why I haven't but its there when I get to old to do anything might get back on the CB get a two tube elkin and be like agitator....

When that day comes I can at least say there ain't to much I haven't seen and done and would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Ya only live once.
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