We have all been asked that ridiculous question from at least one high school guidance counselor or teacher: "If you had a million dollars what would you do with it?" As if by addressing this question it would map out what our future profession should be, and how to attain it. In reality, most people decide their career by utilizing three methods: follow their dreams, follow in their parents' footsteps, or simply try on everything and see what fits. For the most part, the best we can hope for is a job we like and a hobby we love. As for Gary Garret Jr., of Lewisville, Texas, he ended up with the best of both worlds.
Gary Jr. chose method No. 2-he followed in his father's footsteps by joining the U.S. Postal Service. Although they share the same profession, it's not the only thing the two have in common. Gary Jr. also shares his father's love of hot rods. Even though Gary's profession may be notorious for mental breakdowns and for inspiring the "Going Postal!" phrase, it has allowed Gary to engage in two of the activities he enjoys most: building hot rods and spending quality time with his old man. Over the years the father-son combo has teamed up for multiple creations, including their latest project.
Early one morning while making his rounds (yeah, I threw some Cash in there), Gary spotted an old Chevy truck along his postal route. The old girl appeared to be in decent condition, other than some slight body damage on the right rear quarter-panel. Further inspection brought delight to Gary: he discovered the Chevy was still sporting its original paint and interior, and the odometer checked in at just over 56,000 original miles. After some mild negotiation, Gary was the new proud owner of a 1972 Chevrolet Super Cheyenne.