Travels with BillyBob Log


WHAT'S NEW is a chronological listing of updates to the BillyBob site.


TRUCK LINKS including vendor sites for old parts, custom parts, and tools as well as sites for classic car and truck organizations

STORE Operating in association with, books, recordings and tools can be purchased.

PLANNING for the restoration including project schedule and cost estimates.


TRAVELS WITH BILLYBOB With apologies to Steinbeck, this area of BillyBob's Garage will be used to log the trips BillyBob and I make together.

WORK-IN-PROGRESS was the restoration of parts of BillyBob that I could accomplish without a garage up until the summer of 2010 when I finally got enough warehouse space to work in. Now, it also includes the continuing work on BillyBob in the shop.

PRE-RESTORATION includes log entries of minor repairs and and adventures between time of purchase and the time when I started restoration, a piece at a time.

JR'S KORNER JR's Korner is the history of BillyBob before I got him authored by my brother, Wm. C. Kephart.


BILLYBOB MAINTENANCE Ever changing detailing, oil change, lube, etc. maintenance routines specifically developed for BillyBob, including required tools, materials and procedures.

PARTS SHOP The Parts Shop is a repository of How-To articles. Things that I have done over and over enough times to have developed a procedure. This gives me a checklist and saves brain cells.

STEALTH SHOP Urban residence design with large integrated shop and separate living quarters for a relative or renter.

This area of BillyBob's Garage will be used to log the trips BillyBob and I make together. It will start out with short journeys barely worth writing about but, as BillyBob nears completion of the re-building process, this area of the site will ramp up in activity as the work-in-progress area levels off to maintenance and repairs (at least that's the plan).

1. Beach Cruise 10.12.2003 41 miles
2. Pompano Beach Elks 5th Annual Car Show 01.15.2005 20 miles
3. Benefit Car Show for Ray Kelly 06.12.2005 67 miles
4. 1st Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super Summer Show 07.03.2005 13 miles
5. Christmas on the St. Lucie River 12.25.2006 148 miles
6. Old GMC Truck Summit at Yeehaw Junction 04.21.2007 248 miles
7. Macungie Run 06.09.2007 4,783 miles
8. Reflections in Glass XXV Show 01.20.2008 41 miles
9. Zo's Off the Hook Cruise-In 02.10.2008 40 miles
10. Hutchinson Roadtrip 05.17.2008 3,788 miles

Everything came to a screeching halt when the economy cratered in early 2009. As I write this short update in 2015, BillyBob is currently all over the BillyBob Shop in pieces, pending rebuilding operations so, this area will remain in hiatus for the foreseeable future.

Yet another year has passed and it is 2017, both BillyBob and Deerslayer are still all over the BillyBob Shop in pieces, and Renegade is also broken but, at least now, rebuilding operations are ramping up again so, while this area remains in hiatus, there is hope for the future.

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Issued Sunday October 12, 2003

Updated Tuesday January 3, 2017

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