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Old 01-24-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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All things vintage truck.

This thread is meant for discussion of older trucks, lets say pre-1970. Unfortunately I do not have much to contribute other than saying "I like them" and hoping to read and see pictures of your vintage trucks.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:22 PM   #2
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pre 70?

That gets me in under the wire. Had a '68 Dodge until a couple years ago. Replaced it with a different '68.

The M37 was a ton of fun but the PO put in a built 400 Chevy. I twisted a driveshaft off it and then snapped an axle. It was the plow truck for our vacation rental and wasn't working out so I bought the Benz to take it's place. Sorry, those are the only pics of either that I have in Photobucket.



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Old 01-24-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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'53 Ford F-350

Saw this on the website "Bring A Trailer" today..

1953 Ford F-350 for sale....last year of the Flathead V-8. It's a former airport service vehicle that still has the original paint and business livery on the doors. Very cool!

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=769623

Talk about orignial....the owner's names "Cletus" and "Gabby" are visible on the doors. That's some serious hillbilly cred, y'all!


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Old 01-24-2013, 09:25 PM   #4
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Saw this on the website "Bring A Trailer" today..

1953 Ford F-350 for sale....last year of the Flathead V-8. It's a former airport service vehicle that still has the original paint and business livery on the doors. Very cool!

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=769623

Talk about orignial....the owner's names "Cletus" and "Gabby" are visible on the doors. That's some serious hillbilly cred, y'all!


I saw that on BaT as well. Did you see the 1966 Unimog car hauler?

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:05 PM   #5
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Love 'em too. I've got this '48 Dodge that my Great Grandpa bought brand new... Needs to have the motor put back in. Hoping to get it done this summer.



My Dad also has a few late '40's and early '50's Ford / Mercury 3 tons and this old '48 Chevy.



He paid next to nothing for it, told me for years I could have it, then one summer I got it running and suddenly it's HIS.

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:22 PM   #6
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Saw this on the website "Bring A Trailer" today..

1953 Ford F-350 for sale....last year of the Flathead V-8. It's a former airport service vehicle that still has the original paint and business livery on the doors. Very cool!

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=769623

Talk about orignial....the owner's names "Cletus" and "Gabby" are visible on the doors. That's some serious hillbilly cred, y'all!


5.13 gearing!
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:12 AM   #7
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I've always been into sports cars and performance, but recently for some bizarre reason have a jones for a vintage truck.

I like the 1946 Chevy pickups especially. Like the shape of the fenders, the grill, the way the headlights are a sort of a transition from the freestanding ones to the ones in the fenders. The fact that the windshield folds out for ventilation is pretty cool too. Plus it had an OHV engine back then.

Here's a video of one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y_A1jqBTR0
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:26 PM   #8
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I had a 46 for a number of years, not stock though...



This is currently sitting and waiting for some attention...





1961 Chevy, it was my bitch stepmothers truck when my dad started seeing her in the mid 60's, became his daily driver for 30 years until he retired to Colorado and gave it to me.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:44 PM   #9
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Nice Mog and looking right at home in the snow being put to work too!
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:57 AM   #10
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There's a lot of old iron in the "Cool Trucks" thread, but it will be nice not to have to sift through a bunch of "Look what I just drove home from the dealer" crap.

Way back in the late 1980s I owned this sad POS that I bought for $200. It turned out to be inexplicably reliable and drove way better than it looked.

So when I decided I wanted another full size truck (after some disappointing Rangers and a ultra-slow Nissan 4x4) I went vintage with another 1965 F100 imported from North Carolina.

We call it "Big Red". When I went to look at it (6 hr drive) it was raining. When I opened the door the smell that wafted out was the exact same mix of vinyl, rubber, old seat foam, oil, etc as that $200 turd had. Fell in love right there. Only had 92,000 on it when I got it and a documented history of 3 prior owners. I don't think it ever left a tri-county area of NC until I drove it back to PA.

352 V8, 3 on the tree anti-theft system. I added the mag wheels, dual exhaust, had the ratty painted bumpers chromed and switched the front spindles over to 1979 disc brakes. It's got some roof rail rust, needs a hood and there are a couple of dents and scratches but the cab is solid and the bed floor looks like it's never been used. My wife loves it and it gets way more thumbs up than any collector car I've ever owned, including the Austin Mini Cooper I just sold. I was surprised to figure out recently I've had it for 10 years!

BTW, if any of you are browsing for older trucks and don't know what you want, or just want a great magazine with lots of content and few ads, get a subscription to http://www.vintagetruckmagazine.com/ . You can also find it at B&N. Few if any hot rods in it, and they cover everything, not just Fords and Chevys.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:47 AM   #11
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That's a damn nice truck. I had a '67 and '69 that had that same smell.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:22 AM   #12
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There's a lot of old iron in the "Cool Trucks" thread, but it will be nice not to have to sift through a bunch of "Look what I just drove home from the dealer" crap.


BTW, if any of you are browsing for older trucks and don't know what you want, or just want a great magazine with lots of content and few ads, get a subscription to http://www.vintagetruckmagazine.com/ . You can also find it at B&N. Few if any hot rods in it, and they cover everything, not just Fords and Chevys.

Great, another magazine subscription I have to get now!
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:12 PM   #13
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How about these two trucks I saw at the Diesel Nationals over the summer?

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:23 PM   #14
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I figure a "vintage" truck should have single-circuit drum brakes and no seatbelts. Once it starts picking up late 60s safety items (dual-circuit brakes, side markers, seatbelts) or emissions equipment, it's early modern. 'course to a kid just turning 21, "vintage" means no side curtain airbags or iPod integration. My grandfather would have said a hand crank.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:27 PM   #15
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How about these two trucks I saw at the Diesel Nationals over the summer?
My dad brought one of those home once and took me for a ride when I was 3 years old. TOX (Texas Oklahoma Express) ran some old trucks back then.
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