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#21 djinkc

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 04:14 PM

I think it's cool as hell but disappointed to see a Coke can in the beer holder  :(

 Yeah, but the beer belongs between your legs to keep your nuts from overheating


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#22 EWW

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 04:21 PM

I think it's cool as hell but disappointed to see a Coke can in the beer holder  :(


It came with the truck too
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:51 PM

Love it. The seat looks about 40 years too modern.
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:10 PM

Yes, the seat is lower on the priority list...

Spent some time checking systems...the initial todo list

Title & reg
Shocks need to be replaced
Need a new water pump
Headlights are wired wrong & don’t work
Plugs & points
Oil & lube
Bang some dents out
May get a repo bed for it - the side panels are janky and it’s a homemade gate & there’s a sheet of steel badly welded over the OG wood
New wood slats for the bed
New paint
Interior
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#25 Sidney Porter

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:24 PM

I would replace rubber hoses and belts
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#26 EWW

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:26 PM

I would replace rubber hoses and belts


They’re only a couple years old according to the receipts I got
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:53 PM

It is going to be awesome when you are done. I think you've shown some of your handiwork before and you definitely have the skills to do a great job.
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:02 PM

Pics - https://imgur.com/gallery/Xtv6oN5

Drives pretty nice

Now I have to figure out what i’m Going to do to it...


JMO, but this is what you do with it..

1. Keep it running.
2. Drive it as much as you can when it's running.
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#29 neddles

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:03 PM

Didn't someone else here strip and restore an old truck a while back?


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#30 Fuct

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:29 PM

Freaking Bad Ass!

 

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#31 Area Man

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:47 PM

I think the first "mod" I would do would be to source an original, or period correct steering wheel for it. 


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#32 EWW

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:08 PM

There’s a place 2 hours south that is a Mecca for parts for this thing, including the steering wheel - https://www.chevsoft...ginal_4146.html
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 03:56 AM

Yes, the seat is lower on the priority list...

Spent some time checking systems...the initial todo list

Title & reg
Shocks need to be replaced
Need a new water pump
Headlights are wired wrong & don’t work
Plugs & points
Oil & lube
Bang some dents out
May get a repo bed for it - the side panels are janky and it’s a homemade gate & there’s a sheet of steel badly welded over the OG wood
New wood slats for the bed
New paint
Interior

 

 

JMO, but this is what you do with it..

1. Keep it running.
2. Drive it as much as you can when it's running.

Very much this. While it's nice to work on and fix things up, driving it is the reason you own it. Break your projects up into small things that can be completed quickly and getting it back on the road. There are way too many vehicles in this country that have been taken apart with big ambitions and now are sitting for years and years in an unusable condition. 


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 05:15 AM

How are the brakes on that ole girl?

 

I would drive it VERY defensively.  Vehicles from those times were way more deadly to have accidents in, even at relatively lower speeds.

 

Not saying don't enjoy the piss out of it.  Just remember what it is and when it came from.

 

 

I am glad you did this for yourself.  


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 05:37 AM

Very much this. While it's nice to work on and fix things up, driving it is the reason you own it. Break your projects up into small things that can be completed quickly and getting it back on the road. There are way too many vehicles in this country that have been taken apart with big ambitions and now are sitting for years and years in an unusable condition.


I get that.

The list is long term...especially the cosmetic stuff. As is this truck is perfect for trips to the dump, nursery, liquor store, etc.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 05:39 AM

How are the brakes on that ole girl?

I would drive it VERY defensively. Vehicles from those times were way more deadly to have accidents in, even at relatively lower speeds.

Not saying don't enjoy the piss out of it. Just remember what it is and when it came from.


I am glad you did this for yourself.


It has Huck brakes. So, yes, defensive driving is a must. I also need to keep up on adjustment. Lucky for me, he just replaced the brakes in February.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 06:01 AM

Very cool project! Keep up the updates.


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#38 EWW

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 06:21 AM

Do I go with the “collector vehicle” or “horseless carriage” plates...

Either will get me out of getting annual tabs and I qualify for both
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 06:33 AM

I'd go with Horseless Carriage but I'm a sucker for "old west" type stuff
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 07:36 AM

"Horseless Carriage" to me should be reserved for Pre-WW1 designs.


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