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Tim Esterdahl's Tale of Restoring a Classic for the Woodward Dream Cruise

September 04, 2023 In Wheel Time Car Talk Season 2023 Episode 271
Tim Esterdahl's Tale of Restoring a Classic for the Woodward Dream Cruise
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Tim Esterdahl's Tale of Restoring a Classic for the Woodward Dream Cruise
Sep 04, 2023 Season 2023 Episode 271
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Ever wondered about owning and building a vintage farm truck for an iconic event like the Woodward Dream Cruise? We are proud to be joined by Tim Esterdahl, who walks us through his journey of owning and modifying a 1962 farm truck that was literally in a barn, oozing with family history and nostalgia. Join Tim as he tells the saga of his truck -- from the challenges of sourcing parts and making last-minute modifications for the run to Detroit, to the thrill of towing it cross-country from Nebraska to Michigan only to realize that his labor of love is part of a growing trend in his generation.
 
 We get a glimpse of Tim's childhood growing up in Michigan and his early experiences at the Woodward Dream Cruise. Through Tim, we get to experience modernizing his vintage truck complete with a engine,  a new form fitting steering wheel, airbags in the suspension, and the other upgrades that made cruising Woodward a reality.
 
 Sooner or later we will make that trip and check it off our bucket list!

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Ever wondered about owning and building a vintage farm truck for an iconic event like the Woodward Dream Cruise? We are proud to be joined by Tim Esterdahl, who walks us through his journey of owning and modifying a 1962 farm truck that was literally in a barn, oozing with family history and nostalgia. Join Tim as he tells the saga of his truck -- from the challenges of sourcing parts and making last-minute modifications for the run to Detroit, to the thrill of towing it cross-country from Nebraska to Michigan only to realize that his labor of love is part of a growing trend in his generation.
 
 We get a glimpse of Tim's childhood growing up in Michigan and his early experiences at the Woodward Dream Cruise. Through Tim, we get to experience modernizing his vintage truck complete with a engine,  a new form fitting steering wheel, airbags in the suspension, and the other upgrades that made cruising Woodward a reality.
 
 Sooner or later we will make that trip and check it off our bucket list!

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Speaker 1:

Welcome to another In-Wheel Time Podcast, a 30 minute mini version of the In-Wheel Time car show that airs live every Saturday morning 8 to 11am central.

Speaker 2:

Live from Studio A. It's the In-Wheel Time car talk show Coming up. We speak with Tim Esterdahl, who is preparing to show his farm truck for the Woodward Dream Cruise. I'll have this week's In-Wheel Time car clinic and we'll have more automotive news. Howdy, along with Mike Mars, we need more Jeff Zeekin and today, sitting in for Don Armstrong is David Ainsley. Don is in Wisconsin wearing his cheese head hat and enjoying the cooler weather.

Speaker 4:

Hopefully he'll get a little rain.

Speaker 2:

Bring some back. Don is off this weekend and our next guest is Tim Esterdahl, fulfilling his dream and doing one of the bucket list things I wish I'd have done so far in my life, and that's going to the Woodward Dream Cruise. Tim, how are you doing?

Speaker 5:

Good, good doing well.

Speaker 2:

Tell us about what you're doing with your truck. Well, start before you got your truck.

Speaker 3:

What's that? Tell us where you got your truck. I think that's part of the interesting story leading up to this.

Speaker 5:

Well, there is a lot to talk about. I get to tell you guys listening on early on and just letting you know I'm not in a speedo this morning.

Speaker 3:

Just being clear about that, oh God of that, neither am I.

Speaker 5:

It's a 1962. It's a farm truck. It's from a farm in Wyoming that my wife's family owned. It's actually her grandfather's old work truck and so there's lots of character marks about working on a farm with that farm truck, going through bar bar fences, getting a door hit by posts. It's got a lot of character in that truck.

Speaker 5:

I drove it, I got it out of the barn Kind of a barn find rescue situation and got it running right in front of your engine crapped out on you. So then I went, got another engine used engine that did it right and then I just spent the big money and have a new 350 V8 in there. It has like 375 horsepower, it's got a bigger crank and then it's got the 700R4 transmission, new drive shaft, new wiring, harness. I got a new cask and seat in there. I got new lighting I got. So it's a. It's dramatically changed.

Speaker 5:

And so what I wanted to do was I want to show it off, and so I took my. I have a Silverado right now. I buy a new truck for the channel every year. I had a Silverado. I modified that as well, and then I put it on a trailer and took so the 62 to Michigan with my Silverado took two days of driving. Oh, it's like 1200 miles each way. And fun experiences. I was running out of gas getting home my tailgate, let's see Getting out of air blowing in. And Omaha, yeah, it was interesting.

Speaker 2:

So your 62 has a modern drivetrain, but it still has the farm truck patina.

Speaker 5:

So to speak. Yes, yeah, that's what you guys would call a rest of mod and I think it's more. It's it's changing. It's interesting I stuck on my dad about I went to there's a back to the bricks event there in Flint and then there's Woodward Dream Cruise and it's interesting you see a collection of fully restored trucks and then you're starting to see more of these rest of mods. I think it's a generational thing, like my generation does more rest of mods, more rat mods, rat rods, that kind of things. But the reality of things is I just like the way it looks and I'm not going to spend $40,000 and make them look. You know all the body work and paint. I think it looks great.

Speaker 4:

Is this your first time at the Woodward Cruise? Yes, thank you.

Speaker 5:

You know actually a group of Michigan.

Speaker 4:

And so, as a kid, as a kid we went on there, you know like you free. I remember I was younger.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, I mean you went down there, you saw it and it was part. You know, car culture in Michigan is the big deal.

Speaker 4:

So Beyond anything else, yeah.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, I always thought it'd be kind of cool to, and so I've been the Wooded Dream Cruise numerous times as a kid. Then I went as an adult a couple of times and I thought you know, how cool would it be to have this Nebraska farm truck it's actually the head of Nebraska Plates out now. Wouldn't it be cool to be sitting out there and just getting people's attention? And it did. I parked at the. I have several sponsors Fuel Wheels and American Racing and American Racing had me park at their booth and that was really fun to have the truck sit in the booth and park there Then. And then there was a conversation about Friday night. I took it down and I dropped it off at the booth and then Saturday my dad and my mom and I went down to pick it up and I was going to take my trailer down and trailer it back and I said no, let's screw that. I said I spent all this money. Let's drop it there you go.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, that's why it's the cruise 50 miles took me like a no, it's 35 miles. It took me like an hour to get home because I did the back roads. I wasn't driving on the highways. And had an interesting experience the I started it up and the idol went crazy on me. For whatever reason, as I'm driving on Woodward, it just went to 2200 RPMs at like 10 miles an hour. And so I remember stopping at a stoplight and I'm literally my butt off the seat, my foot on the brake, because it doesn't have power brakes. That's the one thing I did not get done. I had power steering and everything else did not get power brakes done, and holding the thing back. And then next stoplight, I got smart. I'm like I'll put in park. Well, park got the idol even higher and I put it in gear. I was roasting the tires off the line, so I was like all right, let's get plenty of power.

Speaker 3:

I think we're doing cruise. I mean, why not?

Speaker 2:

Well, plus, it's probably still got drum front brakes on it, so it makes it even harder to stop.

Speaker 5:

It's drum all the way around. Yeah.

Speaker 4:

And when I was there, obviously younger, and now it's. I think it's getting a little bit more commercialized or way over the top commercialized, In my opinion. You've got sponsorships or parking lots and a lot of the extracurricular peripheral stuff that everybody's showing their wares Sometimes doesn't need to be part of it, but it is a big national event too.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, I think that's a really good mix. So, like we went to back to the bricks, which is in Flint, the downtown Flint has brick streets and so a couple of some of them were brick streets and they actually park cars so the front tires are on the bricks, so it's called back to the bricks so you can walk around. So they have probably 400 cars there.

Speaker 5:

I mean, it was like you could spend three, four hours walking around and what you get done with wood or dream crews and those, all these little pockets, like there's more park groups and four Mustang groups and you have a little commercial groups and you have people just sitting there parked and we went to the parking lot, went to a Coney Island, as you would there in you know, woodward and Royal Oak, and there was people in braided cars and beater cars and then all these hoods popped, all these classic cars. So it's just, it's just an interesting mix of culture, it is. And so you can drive around Woodward and, like you know, I'm driving my 62, next to you know Lambo and the Hummer or that, like an old Mustang, and just you're in traffic with the vehicles, which is, I think, the really cool part with Woodward Dream Coups is you can go down there and you can cruise with the classics and be that close to the cars you grew up with as a youth, exactly.

Speaker 2:

So how much attention did your 62 draw, considering I'm sure it had the visual draw of it and then, once you pop the hood on it, people got a chance to see that it was, you know, a little bit restored rest-o-modded. You know, not heavily, it's not like you put an LS in it and tubbed it out, but still still. Still, I'm assuming it Still time.

Speaker 5:

Chevy Crate 350 in it with a turbo. Yeah, it's a rebuild 350 from Wyoming. We have a company out here that rebuilds basically the 350s and I don't know if I don't think I could drive with an LS. I don't think it's just got enough curb weight.

Speaker 4:

Well, I would suggest getting your brakes fixed first.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, do the breakup. It did. You know it was funny. I'll tell you the whole story. I got down there pretty night and I'm setting up. I wanted to set up, set my truck off trailer. I brought it down for them, they were setting up their booth and we got initially told no, that I couldn't park my truck there. And there was kind of a big hubbub about it because next door was a Ford booth that electric car Ford booth and the lady who was running that booth was throwing a fit that you can't have a Chevy parked next to a Ford booth.

Speaker 5:

And this was like, yeah, this was. I'm thinking myself like what are you talking about? Like this happens all the time. And so there was a lot of back to forth and finally the guy the sponsor I was there with just kind of called them on and said you know what? I'm not paying the dollars if I can't park the trucks here, and they just they back down.

Speaker 5:

So you know, initially I'm like holy cow, I drove all this way and I can't even show it. There Was the first thought. And then I finally get it there and we we had, we did the back to bricks in the morning and we drove down the Woodwarden afternoon. When I got down there, the hood wasn't open. So I walked over to the guys and I'm like, well, just pop the hood. And they're like, oh, so I pop the hood and I walk away and I'm kind of looking back and I can see people now coming over to it and looking at it. And it was really funny. They had the Hoonigan Camaro there, which is I'm not a I don't follow that crowd very much but a very modified Camaro.

Speaker 2:

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Speaker 5:

And two things happened. First of all, we're staying there Friday night and they're having to push this car in cause I can't, I don't know why it won't start. And I had said to my sponsor. I said you know, my old 62 farm truck runs. I was pushing and he didn't. He didn't think that was too funny, but I thought it was hilarious, right. And then we went to Starbucks and next door and I was getting my coffee and the guy walks up the Starbucks. The barista is like is that your old farm truck? And so he started talking about you know, cause everybody's got an old farm truck story, or at least most of everybody's got a story that grandpa had one, or you know the uncle had one with farm, whatever. And so talking to him. So I walked up to my sponsor I said see, I'm getting more attention than your. Hopped up Camaro there, dude.

Speaker 4:

So the and the next Throw me in a little bit there and the Ford booth was was Karen okay with that?

Speaker 5:

I mean, no, I, you know what, I don't, I, I. So I have some contacts at Ford. I have some pretty high level people and I thought about making phone call. My phone was open a few times but text messages flying open. I thought you know what, this is not my battle. And then I was there Saturday. They were like making amends and oh, you know, this set and the other, and I'm just like you guys, this is ridiculous. You know, get yourself together.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, you got nothing better to do than fight over this, yeah.

Speaker 2:

It's a car event, it's a car shush. Yeah, yeah.

Speaker 5:

Enjoy it. It was, it was interesting. So he got quite a bit of a, quite a bit of exposure there and you know, it's got those American racing wheels on it and Firestone tires and just it just looks amazing when you get all together. And then Catskin's that's something that Catskin needs to promote more, in my opinion is they're doing a new company called so Express. They're doing car seat covers for classic vehicles, which is, if you know, that market. It's really impossible to find a quality car seat cover. Even the magazines and things they just don't carry the quality that Catskin can provide.

Speaker 5:

So that was that was really nice to have a nice seat. The only the funny story about that seat was I ordered three inches of foam from Amazon. I found out the day before that the company put in the cart so cats can sponsor the seat. They sewed it and they want me to go down to Denver and have the seat installed, which Denver, for me, is a couple hours away. And so I thought, oh, that's great, you know, I'll have the guy do it and I'll pick up the seat up. So we went down there, got the seat off.

Speaker 5:

Well, I wanted new foam because the foam in the seat from 62, it's like a quarter inch thick. That's been beaten down for years, right? So Amazon had three inches of foam, next day delivery, but two inches, which was like three, four days out and you know five, whatever. That's three inches. So I go down there, I get the seat installed and I get the seat done, I bring it back home, I put it in the truck and I go for a drive. Remember, I put power steering in the truck but I did not put a new steering wheel. Oh, I had about an eighth of an inch between my manhood and the balance steering wheel.

Speaker 2:

Well yeah and his bump was gonna be like a Can't say manhood in here, you're gonna need a little painful. Well, yeah, because vehicles without power steering had the bigger steering wheel in them so you could get leverage to make the turn, and you didn't compensate for that.

Speaker 5:

No. So I had an emergency phone call Friday with Holly before he was Holly guy was walking out to the Dodge event I don't know with the street event there in Michigan, and we had to overnight a steering wheel, and then that got in that Monday. So Monday I was at my friend's garage for nine hours putting a firestone, sent me some ride ride airbags, we installed that system and then we had to. Then my steering wheel arrived and we had to grab over and get the steering wheel installed because I was leaving the next morning. And so I mean Franic last minute kind of deals, last minute thrashing.

Speaker 3:

Oh yeah, it's always the way it is.

Speaker 2:

It's always a thrash.

Speaker 5:

I'm so glad it did, because the steering wheel I got is like a 14 inch versus like a 17 inch, so I could drive it nicely and not have any concerns there you go, don't worry about having to get married again.

Speaker 2:

So so do you have any pictures you could share with us?

Speaker 5:

Yeah, except the Michael over something he sent me some that I did not get loaded up on.

Speaker 4:

I was gonna say the computer here, that's okay. Yeah, my bad, our fault. So that just means you gotta go back next year. You get photos.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, I don't know. It was really cool to be there and to be get it all done and again great sponsors and. But you know, modify. I was gonna start just modifying this, the 62, but then I opened up to do modifying Cerrado and that was fun from a journalist standpoint I've been a journalist now for 12 years to actually modify stuff Like, I think, the bumper off the Cerrado, put it in a Fab Force bumper and put a worn winch in and go into the process of looking that up. And then we had Pottercoated Bumpers and all the different wheels I had going with the. I had fuel wheels on a truck with firestone tires as well. I think it just looks really good and it's really a nice compliment.

Speaker 3:

It's fun to do.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, the 62, I have. I have a dry race board and I still have, like I don't know, go 10 more items to work on that truck.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, punch list.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, when I unloaded the truck I actually put it parked in my my rock bed whatever my rock driveway and I noticed behind the front driver's side there was this little hole that was hanging down. What the hell was that? So I kind of crawled underneath and it's the bottom of the shock mount. Somehow, my bolt somehow disappeared.

Speaker 3:

Really great. Yeah, just one more thing to pick Some windshield behind. You picked it up along the way.

Speaker 5:

Right right.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, that's cool. So. So one thing I wanted to ask you about the, the crews you were talking about, things that kind of scattered out. That was one of the things we looked at back pre COVID when we actually thought we might get a chance to go up there. But we started looking. It was kind of where, where do you go? I mean there's no really central point to it, is there?

Speaker 5:

No, I, you know, I think this one that makes the event really cool is Woodward Avenue is like 16 miles long, right, and so you can basically pick, pick a spot anywhere you want along that strip. Just, I mean, granted, there's a spot you can't sit whatever, but you'll see people that have their houses on Woodward Avenue. Just walk out the back, open their gate, put some lawn chairs up to sit right there and then you get the big parking lots where people fill up parking lots there. There's some, you know, forwards now the sponsor been less sponsored the last six years, I think, and so they have a bigger boost. Now they ran out parking lots and so you can, you can find a spot that you know. Like I said, the biggest thing is just, it's a, it's a rally. People go down and around to go just cruising. So you really anywhere on that Woodward Avenue, you're basically part of it. You know, the more you get down to like, how is it to 11 mile, 12 mile, somewhere down the range, yep, you're more in the heart of it and that's interesting.

Speaker 5:

But it's just a gigantic party and it's always funny all the burnouts because we were coming up to this spot and we saw this big, you know dust cloud or big cloud, right, I'm like it's like black and gray. I'm like man, what caught on fire Cause? A lot of times classic vehicles don't make it. Look at Avenue radiator. And I didn't overheat, right, so we're driving along. We're like looking at that, looking at that, and I was like let me see, let me see police lights. I'm like, oh man, something happened over there. I look over and it's a challenger sitting there. You know, guys in big smiles face and the front seat getting pulled over doing a massive part Getting a ticket.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, I mean it's like but you just sit there and you'll, you'll. You'll see burnouts all over the place and you see grabbing engines.

Speaker 2:

And you budget for it. Hey, I'm going to the Woodward dream cruise. I need to make sure I have $500 to pay for my burnout ticket.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, you said you're from Michigan and you should know this. I'm hoping you know that that Woodward Avenue is the first street in America to be paved. That's the first street in America's Woodward Avenue. Also, the Detroit police department was the first police department in the U S to have motorcycles, and that motorcycle was Harley Davidson. Well, yeah, a little bit of history for you.

Speaker 2:

Michigan trivia.

Speaker 4:

Michigan trivia there you go.

Speaker 2:

So what?

Speaker 3:

Mary Barrett makes $29 million a year to destroy General Motors.

Speaker 4:

You're off. Yeah, yeah, cut it, cut it, cut him. So what part of Michigan did you grow up in?

Speaker 5:

So I'm actually it's interesting, I'm actually a GM, brad. I was born in Wisconsin. We all are. We moved to Indiana, then moved to Michigan. My dad was with the kind of truck engineering side and so ended up being in flushing because he worked in Flint.

Speaker 5:

I worked at the QPC, Quality Product and Full Center, I think it was the only thing that moved down to Ortonville because he was working down in Warren at Tech Center down in Warren, so kind of right in the middle of the state, right along the Clarkston Waterford area, you know that kind of area there. So I graduated high school in Ortonville, a high school called Brandon.

Speaker 4:

Very good.

Speaker 3:

Very good, yeah so, tim. So you've been a journalist for like 12 years and you've obviously gotten really good at it, been very successful at it. What are you going to do next, now that you've got sweet and you've made it up to the Woodrow Dream Cruise? You? Always got something going on.

Speaker 5:

I know, so I'm getting some body work done on the Silverado right now. I had a little hail damage and then I I haven't talked about this very publicly, but I was loading this- we're friends here, nobody else. Yeah, I'm getting it fixed, and not only getting it fixed, it's getting a lot less of an issue. But I was using a friend's trailer and I had the trailer, the ball on the mount, and I knew it wasn't quite right, but I thought it was.

Speaker 4:

I just went for it Good enough.

Speaker 5:

I was like I was in a hurry. It was the perfect storm right. I was at a hurry late at night trying to get this thing loaded up and it was kind of getting dark and so I put my 62 on the trailer and the trailer lifted up in the air, I think, to push the trailer forward right into the tailgate.

Speaker 3:

Naturally, naturally, naturally. What's interesting?

Speaker 5:

is that's like a thousand dollars for a tailgate, but I had a few hail spots on it. I was out of town and I parked at the airport and got a little hail and they said it was 11,000 dollars of hail damage on a truck. I was like holy cow.

Speaker 5:

I counted seven dents in the hood, I think I mean I wasn't looking that closely. So when that all gets finished, I would be selling Silverado and I'll be buying another truck and I haven't announced another truck's going to be but I'll buy, find something and I'll probably be modifying that quite a bit and then I'll be just still do stuff with sweet. I mean, sweet's got, like I said, a whole host of things to do. So the idea here is is that, as you guys know, it's journalists, we get press loans, so I get press loans once a week. So when I don't have a press loan and I don't have a truck, because I'll be in between trucks for a little while, sweet's my backup truck. That he's going to be what I'm going to use to get around town and my town's five miles long, so it's not that big of a storm, not that many miles. It's not that when it snows and sweet doesn't like snow.

Speaker 4:

Who does?

Speaker 3:

uphill both ways yeah.

Speaker 5:

He'll drive farm truck. I did the sand in the back, I did snow tires. It's like driving while you're drunk.

Speaker 3:

It's just you just can't.

Speaker 5:

there's nothing, it's just oh, I'm over here.

Speaker 3:

Over there it doesn't work well.

Speaker 2:

Learn how to drift right.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, yeah. And so people always tell me like, oh, you'll be fine, put sandbags in, you know. And so that's always my thing, what I want to do, and I thought about this when I drove back. One word I wanted I think about driving. I'd love to drive, sweet, like a long distance to a car show.

Speaker 1:

Because think about like back in the back.

Speaker 5:

Did you guys know who I am? I think people used to do this, who would drive 62? You did road trip of these vehicles right, and so I'd love to do a nostalgic kind of road trip with it and I also wanted to. I need to do it here soon. I want to do a field economy test. So I always do like a hundred mile field economy test and because everybody says to me like well, you know, you should get 20 or you should get 16. Nobody knows, nobody really knows what these classic trucks get.

Speaker 4:

Tim, you know we've got a. We've got a, a Chrome and coffee tomorrow Sunday Uh here. So you're welcome to come and join that If you want to take a little road, yeah yeah, yeah, chroma coffee tomorrow.

Speaker 3:

Come down in the spring for the 911. Yeah yeah, hot rod tour of Texas, you can do that, yeah.

Speaker 5:

You know you talk. You talk earlier about EVs and planning out your trip with EVs. I think with classic vehicles it's the same deal, sure, the same thought process. It's funny how society's changed. I always bring the comment from the Cars Movie where you drove on Route 66 to have a good time, not make good time. And now society's like did you make good time? You know, like when I told Michigan I did not make good time, I was an hour later where I went because I was, I was towing, I didn't want to go. You know, be more careful, but I think it's. I always think that we're getting back to where um trans stations, a journey, and I think that's what's great about Sweden different events like this and doing this stuff. It's like the trip was part of the experience.

Speaker 5:

The trip wasn't about getting there and getting as fast as I could. The trip was part of the experience.

Speaker 4:

So do you have a family you take with you or just by yourself?

Speaker 5:

I was by myself, the Dream Cruise. The timing is terrible. It's the two days before my kids go back to school, oh boy. And so I mean, and they would love to come. It's just my boys would love to come to this event, but it just I can't. And Detroit is, I don't know what is Detroit, detroit's impossible for me to get to. Like it's just, it's so funny. Um, you know, I travel on the road probably twice a month on average, and getting into Detroit is just terrible. So I can't actually fly them in that Friday night and have them back on Sunday. It just doesn't work.

Speaker 2:

No, well, plus Detroit's, just a big, huge pothole anyhow. Easy It'll damage your vehicle if you're not real careful.

Speaker 4:

There are. There is a lot of construction, Absolutely.

Speaker 5:

Oh it was orange, it was orange cone zone. The entire way I got stuck. In Indiana I got I actually almost ran out of fuel in Iowa. That was kind of funny. I have a Banks. I dash in the corner of my truck to check regen cycle and the engine Temperatures and um yeah, I was driving along and all of a sudden it flashed at me and said low fuel. I was like what do you mean, low fuel? I looked down and I was like oh crap.

Speaker 5:

So, uh, I have like 50 miles of range left, no, 30 miles of range, and like that I had to pull over immediately to get fuel. And of course, the the station I pull into is, uh, really, really busy and I have a diesel and so I can only use the outside pumps typically, and so I'm sitting there and turning the truck off, as you say, plus pulling a trailer and waiting. And the thing that's so, rado, is the three of the diesel is amazing. I love the engine, but they put a 24 gallon fuel tank in there so I got three or miles of range at. It was like driving EV. I mean, I had to literally every time pull over, stop and stop and fuel. I stopped in there and 20, 30 minutes.

Speaker 2:

And when your truck goes into regeneration, you can literally watch the gas gauge go down as it over fuels the uh, the DTF on it.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, so, and that thing was interesting I went through 12 and a half gallons of death.

Speaker 3:

Oh, my God Good.

Speaker 3:

We appreciate it. Listen, Tim, we appreciate you taking the time to talk to us on Saturday morning. I wish we could talk about some more, but we we got a couple of other things that we got to get in here. The website what's the name of the website? Pickuptrucktalkcom, that's right and it's on YouTube. Got the website, Got everything about trucks. It's really a good website to go and see things. He also does a live stream on Monday nights. Yep, We've been on it a couple of times. You and some of Jill and some other people join you and it's pretty good too.

Speaker 4:

All right, we appreciate it, Tim. Thank you a lot sir.

Speaker 5:

I think guys have a good day. Take it.

Speaker 2:

So, uh, uh, next up is uh, we're going to do a Conrad's car clinic and uh, this week we're going to talk about you know, let's let's, let's move the car clinic down to the here.

Speaker 3:

Oh, okay, because of the time, jeff, you got a couple of other calls. I got recalls, recalls. It'll be good.

Speaker 4:

This is uh excuse me, this is uh for Honda, honda America Motor Company uh, loss of drive power. Honda Accord Hybrid 2023 and Honda CRV Hybrid 2023. The next one would be a Hyundai Motor America. Software error may cause unintended acceleration. Uh-oh Uh. Hyundai Elantra H-E-V, the 21 model through 23 model and the last one I have here, uh, engine failure. Volkswagen Atlantis of 2024 model.

Speaker 2:

There you have it Complete engine failure. Yeah.

Speaker 4:

There you go.

Speaker 2:

Only once yeah, that's all you need. And then they recalled it.

Speaker 3:

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