Hillbilly Rig

April 19, 2017

It is official.  We own a hillbilly rig.

The fact that the deal was made while two bus drivers (My Loving Spouse and Co-worker) were fueling their buses at a truck stop, does not make it a Hillbilly Rig.  The fact that we could pay for it with one trip through the ATM, does not make it a Hillbilly Rig.  (These facts just make it an extra vehicle, that was cheap, that My Loving Spouse thought he could fix, so My Girl could drive again to work in something other than our vehicles).

A Hillbilly Rig is often fixed with duct tape.A Hillbilly Rig often has bits missing that are replaced with hand tools….such as window cranks (for those of you, that know how to crank a window).A Hillbilly Rig needs special instructions for regular features, such as how to open the door, because a bolt dropped off.  How to start it, because I could not stomp on the clutch hard enough to engage the switch, so My Loving Spouse installed a starter switch for it.A Hillbilly Rig has an antenna ball on the antenna, even though it doesn’t have a radio. A Hillbilly Rig has fancy mud flaps, which the seller wants back, because they are special to him.My Loving Spouse started to explain to me how to take the key out of the ignition, but I told him to not bother.  I am leaving the key in.  No one is going to steal it, because:

a.  They need to know that the key is in it.

b.  They need to know how to open the door.

c.  They need to know how to start it.

d.  They need to know how to drive a stick.

A Hillbilly Rig inspires perfectly ‘normal’ friends to say things to you, such as,

‘We’ve got to pick up some cheap beer and drive up into the hills.’

A Hillbilly rig must come in a variety of colors.I am not proud.  I drove it to work, but…

My Girl better learn to drive a stick and fast, because I want my car back.

Come and visit us…we’ve got a rig you can borrow!

 

  • Robert Scott

    Hi Walton’s,
    Every self-respecting “Farm” shouldn’t be without a “RIG” !
    As to your invite, it just so happens we have reservations in Ellensburg on 6/16th + 17th.
    We hope to see the RIG, you and go with you to church.
    “One of the Seattle cousins”

    • That sounds great! We look forward to seeing you!
      We will let you drive the rig!

  • Diane

    Mark would LOVE to have a Bronco like that! Great find, “Loving Spouse”, who sees past the minor flaws to the potential that lays beneath and has the ability to fix it!

    • Pat loves it and our neighbor who has plenty of vehicles is envious. Thanks friend!

  • Miriam

    Hey. As long as it gets you to where you wanna go, it is a fine piece of transportation!

    • It does, as he fixed it with a part that cost about $20.

  • LOVE it!!!!!

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