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Old 11-08-2011, 06:23 AM   #2041
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Should I feel bad for keeping two cars (3 if you count wife's) and bucket load motorcycles?
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:01 AM   #2042
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Should I feel bad for keeping two cars (3 if you count wife's) and bucket load motorcycles?
That's a rhetorical question, right?
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:00 PM   #2043
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It would get 20+MPG at 70 MPH, Not to shabby for a vehicle that weighs 8000 Lbs.
Not at all.

I swapped a Hercules DT 3.7 turbodiesel into an M43 in the early '90's & I got 25 mpg at 65 mph. It was a great camper, and the single noisiest vehicle I've ever been in.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:12 PM   #2044
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Wasn't there a story on one of these? Same color and some contractor writing on the side as well. I think the guy was in San Jose.
I remember reading about that Type II as well. I love it when people don't over do a restoration. They look good with a patina. Shows their history.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:16 PM   #2045
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Yeah, I think that makes the most sense. Why would you bring 12 coats of hand-rubbed lacquer into the woods, anyway?
Chrome, billet aluminium, and 12 coats of hand rubbed lacquer = show car/trailer queen to me, not a restoration. In my mind restoring a vehicle means bringing it close to it's former glory in appearence as well as it's intended use. I plan to do a frame on "driver" restoration/modification on my '66 Chevy 4x4 so I won't shy away from using it off road, as it was intended.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:51 PM   #2046
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Should I feel bad for keeping two cars (3 if you count wife's) and bucket load motorcycles?
Only 3?.......................you need a couple more and a "barrel" load of bikes
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:46 PM   #2047
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Wife is freaking out.. wants a new small car... I say buy a used bigger truck!
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:41 PM   #2048
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Chrome, billet aluminium, and 12 coats of hand rubbed lacquer = show car/trailer queen to me, not a restoration. In my mind restoring a vehicle means bringing it close to it's former glory in appearence as well as it's intended use. I plan to do a frame on "driver" restoration/modification on my '66 Chevy 4x4 so I won't shy away from using it off road, as it was intended.
THAT is cool-- I have a thing for old Subs, however they're painted.
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:20 AM   #2049
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The 'Burban pic reminded me of mine. I can't remember if I posted it in this thread earlier or not, so apologies if it's a repeat:

This is my one and only tow vehicle to get my car to the track a half dozen times a year. My wife has forbade me to 'restore' it because she says removing the various scratches and dings would ruin it's personality. It does need some corrective work to control some rust and peeling paint though. Totally stock except the wheels and a disc brake swap. Gets lots of attention at the track and nobody can believe I actually tow with it but it does really well once it's on the road. Not so much fun pulling out with the 3 speed and the highway axle though. Cost less than 3 grand, has antique plates and gets 15 mpg empty, 11 mpg towing. Other than not being able to hear the radio for the wind noise at 70, I don't see any advantage to a new truck for $400+ a month.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:52 AM   #2050
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I don't see any advantage to a new truck for $400+ a month.
This is my opinion in a nutshell.

Give me someone's driveway queen any day. If you need lcd monitors in the headrests and another few cupholders, I'll take the old truck from you for cheap. ...as long as its an extended cab. BTDT with regular cabs and don't like em.

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:39 AM   #2051
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Other than not being able to hear the radio for the wind noise at 70, I don't see any advantage to a new truck for $400+ a month.
It's all about having the right tool for the job. Great looking truck.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:41 AM   #2052
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Now this would be cool!! I am in no way affiliated with anything remotely to do with this car. Except I want it!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290628871637+&viewitem=

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Old 11-09-2011, 03:37 PM   #2053
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Picture that in light yellow/white and you have my grandfather's truck: 4-speed & the first year with a padded dash (he liked to brag about that last one). We took a road trip with a 5th-wheel camper from Colorado to the tip of baja with it in '73, went camping in an Alaskan Camper before that, & did countless other trips in it.

That was a great truck.

Thanks for posting that pic; it brought back some good memories.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:03 AM   #2054
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Bring a trailer has a nice Power wagon shown. Cool swiveling bed too.

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Old 11-10-2011, 07:18 AM   #2055
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Bring a trailer has a nice Power wagon shown. Cool swiveling bed too.

Swivel-frame PW's are rather rare.

Nice truck!
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