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Tuesday, March 6, 2012


As I sit here and ponder about the future of my favorite build to date I wonder if shes worth resurrecting. But before I go into that, for those of you that by chance don't know the story. My 1994 Mitsubishi Mighty Max commonly reffered to as STK TRUK, then renamed WAS STK was in a horrible accident this passed weekend. In a nutshell a friend of mine rear-ended me on the 605 N bound freeway in a suburb of Los Angeles named Irwindale.

It was an accident, shit happens. The thing to think about now is where do we go from here. As of now, I haven't even met with the insurance adjuster yet. I have a feeling that they are going to try and butt rape me on the truck though. I know how these things work. But I also know what I have into this truck not only financially but emotionally. A couple of friends and I have started drawing out some plans for the outcome of this truck:

1) Rebuild it as it was! Not likely, why? Because it already was and has been. Does that make sense? The truck has already been born and lived a short but successful life. SEMA, Cover shoot for Mini Truckin' magazine, The Roadster Show, it really didn't have much to look forward too.

2) Throw it away for scrap. Not likely either. I'm not one to just toss out such a thing of beauty. Even wrecked she looks pretty.

3) Like a "Phoenix" rise from the ashes. Rebuild her in a way as to pay homage to the earlier build. This would be the most likely outcome. I wouldn't paint her the same but something similar. After all the thing I had the most props on was the paint combination on the truck. In my opinion it looked just right. Sure I wish the paint job was slightly better, but it still looked really good.

Hopefully within the next 48 hours or so I will be meeting with an adjuster from Geico. I will post an update and let everybody know where we stand. And if all goes well, she will come back better than her former self and will attend SEMA 2012. Keep  your fingers crossed.