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#41 KSUwildcatFAN

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 08:09 AM

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.

I don't know anything about those brakes but are disc brake conversions (with dual master cylinder) available? Might not be stock but good brakes can preserve the rest of the truck and life of the passengers. Which is easily a worthy mod imo.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 08:31 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

Look carefully at the restrictions for each plate type. In my State the car needs to be in stock condition to have collector plates. If you want to do anything, even something as simple as rims/tires, you need to have hobbyist plates. Cost and automatic free renewal are the same between the two. 


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 08:52 AM

Look carefully at the restrictions for each plate type. In my State the car needs to be in stock condition to have collector plates. If you want to do anything, even something as simple as rims/tires, you need to have hobbyist plates. Cost and automatic free renewal are the same between the two.


In WA it’s manly about the age of the vehicle and not a daily driver

I don't know anything about those brakes but are disc brake conversions (with dual master cylinder) available? Might not be stock but good brakes can preserve the rest of the truck and life of the passengers. Which is easily a worthy mod imo.


There are a couple, but i’m not sure if I want to go that route yet
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 08:54 AM


Here’s a somewhat long walk through of huck brakes


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#45 Sidney Porter

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 09:19 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

check the restrictions. When I had my mustang the collector plates limited driving to weekend, holidays, parades, car shows and maintenance (there might of been others). I think I was limited on annual miles. Plates we cheap $25 for 10 years. Eventually I went with historical plates but intially I drove it more than the restrictions allowed
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#46 EWW

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 09:33 AM

They allow you to drive “for testing purposes” - that could be anything. Plus, we only ever have two cops on the island.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 10:07 AM

I noticed on my feed that EWW has a new toy. Dude that is awesome. I had to come in here and pop a boner and slap it on the hood. Good job sport.


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 10:12 AM

EWW, I know you have been looking for a while and I’m super happy for you that you found this treasure! It’s gonna be one helluva project and I look forward to seeing how it comes out! I feel like this whole this is gonna be good for your soul

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 10:49 AM

I feel like this whole this is gonna be good for your soul

And skinning knuckles, finding new curse words, and how far you can throw a 9/16" end wrench across the garage.  :D


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 11:03 AM

Ok, that's fecking cool.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 11:19 AM

Thanks guys.

Just picked up my plates. Had to get standard issue...

If I got collector I could get a $500 fine if I put anything in the bed of the truck.

She quoted the estimate at 10-60k
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 11:32 AM

Thanks guys.

Just picked up my plates. Had to get standard issue...

If I got collector I could get a $500 fine if I put anything in the bed of the truck.

She quoted the estimate at 10-60k


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 11:36 AM

Oh well. Tiny thing in the scheme of things.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 11:47 AM

Wat

They have a "normal transportation use or hauling" restriction. 

 

While 'anything' might be an overboard view, I think something like a cooler heading to the beach would be ok. But sheets of plywood for a remodeling project would be bad. 


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 12:02 PM

They have a "normal transportation use or hauling" restriction. 

 

While 'anything' might be an overboard view, I think something like a cooler heading to the beach would be ok. But sheets of plywood for a remodeling project would be bad. 

I think they should fine him if there isn't a cooler in the bed.


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 01:38 PM

I think they should fine him if there isn't a cooler in the bed.


He should probably turn the bed into a cooler, just in case.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 03:52 PM

I forgot how much maintenance cars needed back then. That video brings back memories of sitting in the dirt trying to adjust the brake shoes.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 03:57 PM

I’ve got a ‘71 f250 that was my grandpa’s truck and what I learned to drive in etc stashed at my parents place.
It has Armstrong steering and push and pray brakes and is a chore to drive. I’ve been slowly collecting parts to replace all those bits and parts. Power booster with disk brakes and hydraulic steering along with pulling the springs all apart and rebuilding the kingpin front end etc with new shocks etc should make it a much more enjoyable truck to drive. Right now it’s not something I’d enjoy driving daily at all.
There are a lot of conversion kits for the brakes on these old trucks that definitely make them more of a daily driver.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 04:23 PM

Replaced the battery, ripped out the bad rubber and gaffers tape, and worked with the cab’s removable floor a bit. There’s a homemade piece there that needs to be remade/replaced - you can see a bit of daylight and you get a bit of engine heat through there.

Just got back from a 1.5 hour figure eight cruise around the whole island. Really enjoyable except the bit that I got stuck behind a school bus. This truck is a great fit for me and the island.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM

I bet it is fun to drive through the countryside at about 45 mph with the windows open.
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