Flatbed Truck at Hevenor Lumber by ChasSinklier

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Here’s the Story – - – When up in Bandera Texas the other day shooting the Shelby Cobra just before a cold rainstorm hit there was this old Flatbed Truck there. The Ford flatbed truck was in the parking lot of the Hevenor Lumber Company there in Bandera. We got that same stormy sky for both pix. That’s a two-fer – the Shelby and the flatbed! ~:0)

U may recall that Bandera is the Cowboy Capital of Texas (maybe the world). It’s just a few miles North of us on State Hi-Way 16. This old Ford FlatbedTruck is an early delivery the lumber yard used for years and then had it frame-up restored. Turned out pretty well. I recall a year or so ago when I was looking for a rat rod project I had considered a Ford flatbed up in Illinois. Decided against it b/c we figured it was too close to Chicago for most Texan’s taste. Ha – just messin’ with U Yankees up there in the cold Northlands. Just couldn’t get together on the price since that flatbed truck smoked pretty bad. The dealer up there was really nice and helped us out a lot – But. That’s right – I wanted to “steal” the truck. (for those of U over-emotional lot – this use of steal simply means get the truck for a real rock-bottom price since I’d have to be replacing the motor – okay? No need to wet-’em – Ha! ~:0)

Anyway – once we finished the photo shoot on the Cobra we moved a few lights over to the flatbed truck and made a few pix of it. Turned out pretty nice what with that magnificent storm in the background and all. Strike while the iron is hot I always say. I’ll always go for the two-fer when I can ~:0)

Now I’m torn though. Made this nice pix of Hevenor’s Flatbed Truck but what to do with it. Naturally, U nice readers are free to buy Urself a nice big print of this truck if U like – But. I’m wondering if I ought to try to hawk a print to the lumber yard. Some of U r saying – “Give ‘em a Print.” But I say – “They’re great folks but they don’t give away their lumber if U know what I mean. We’re both in business you know. It’s a real head-scratcher – Gotta give it some thought ~:0) VivaChas!

Flatbed Truck at Hevenor Lumber at Hot Rodney Hot Rods & VivaChas!


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I am a biological entity who yonks back chose to become a Texian – Hot Rod Art is me Game – make em – drive em – photograph em – make art about em ~:0) VivaChas Hot Rod Art!

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  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 1 year ago

    Maybe Hevenor Lumber will trade you one of their finest embroidered Ball caps for a pic…maybe a T-Shirt. I have done more than that for a nice long-sleeved T. Now, if they don’t have any T-shirts with Hevenor Lumber on them, you say, “I can make a T-shirt for you from this truck pic, without the clouds of course.” Just saying.

  • Right U R Billy-Blu – now if only it could all be done online – Ha! Yeh – marketing – U Know I love it! – thanks though – those are fun ideas – - though I would want a deck for a pix and a nice javelin for a T-shirt and some Beans for some Peas – yeh we’ll all be bartering soon enough, eh? ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthover 1 year ago

    I’d like to have my lumber delivered in that

  • Larry U better make sure they’ve got the right address and ur phone number b/c when that truck went out on delivery last it was a new one – they been gone a long long time – Ha! ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    01-15-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Lovely Kira – thanks – that big ol’ flatbed truck was a site to behold on that fine day ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 1 year ago

    15.1.3012 @ 10.13 am

    Great truck.

  • Thanks for the heads-up Karen – yeah that is one great old truck – makes me wish I’d gotten the Ford Flatbed I was considering for a rat rod build last year – but the nice Willys Truck I am currently building up is pretty cool – can’t look back, right ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbowover 1 year ago

    Always had a thing for flatbeds since I was standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona and one pulled up to take a look at me….come on baby….don’t say maybe….awesome fa show my man!

  • Thanks Randy – this flatbed is a big one for sure – could square-dance onna back of it – Ha! ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • flyrod
    flyrodover 1 year ago

  • Ack! Ur killing me with these retro images that remind me of Miz Ingor across the lane when growing up – washed her car for her and she would help out by showing me the dirt – - – on the car – - – it’s how I learned to be thorough and love a nice ride – - – discovered cars were me life – thanks FR ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Dan Mihai
    Dan Mihaiover 1 year ago

    What a charmer! Gorgeous red and nice low key lighting!

  • Thanks Dan – love the night life ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    very well done!

  • Thanks Manon – there’s nothing quite like a fine old truck ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Beautifully captured.

  • And all b/4 lunch! I love it when it zips along like that – thanks Julie – tell ur friends ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 1 year ago

    Love your POV and post work !!!!!

  • Thanks Thomas – wish the world felt as U do – good words to read (hear) – thanks again ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

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