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Old 06-12-2014, 07:28 PM
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Smile old trucks

so what do you have ,i love old trucks and like to now what you have
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:54 PM
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recently picked up a 64 Dodge D-100. It's kinda like Johnny Cash's Cadillac--rear end out of a 78 which was interesting trying to get brake parts till we figured that one out. Also has a later model slant six (early 80's??, and when it was put in, the standard transmission was changed to the auto attached to the newer engine. The way the linkage hooked up has the pattern just the opposite of normal automatics--Park at the very bottom and low at the top. Takes a little getting use to. Just got some exhaust problems fixed up on Monday. Interior is rally nice--tucked and rolled blue and white, and a reasonable exterior that shouldn't be too hard to cherry out.

My very first PU was a 51 Dodge, and I swear that the bed on this on is the same as that on the 51. Bought it because the price was right, and 64 is the year I graduated HS and moved to Texas from Philadelphia.

Keep reaching for the seat belt--feels odd not to have one.

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Old 06-12-2014, 08:56 PM
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84 Ford f150 and a 90 Chevy c1500. Not classics but old enough to still be owner maintained.
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:29 PM
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I have a 64 Chevy (my birth year) fleet side short box with a 350 and a 700r4 overdrive tranny. Which I'm getting close to 18 miles to the gallon if I stay out of the back two barrels. My daily driver is a 05 Chevy Silverado reg cab 4x4

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Old 06-13-2014, 12:01 AM
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64-66 Chevys were some of my favorites. 1st wife had a 65 Custom Cab with the big back window, 283 and Powerglide..heavy sigh.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:16 AM
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Old truck...... ? ..... My contribution to that would be a 1996 Dodge Dakota... Club cab, V6, 3.9L, automatic, 4x4, with 101,000 miles...

It is picking up a few dings here and there.... The tree branch that knocked a wrinkle in my fender... Paint peel on the hood... Spot on the back bumper where the tree jumped out behind me as I was backing up to the boat, in the far back corner of the yard...

It isn't much, but it is cheap to keep, and very useful at times...
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:14 AM
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62 williys wagon original flathead 6

67 Kaiser CJ5 V6 buick overdrive

73 C10 chevy heavy half springs 3:73 posi 292 six muncie 4 speed
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:50 AM
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I guess "old" is in the mind of the beholder.

Our workhorse is an 00 Sierra 4x4 with a 5.3 and extended cab with a 6.5 foot bed. 14 years old this year.

It's great in the snow, and for towing/hauling. However, the quality of construction and design has made it the last GM vehicle for this former GM guy. It's rusting away so quickly that it's almost frightening and the repairs are getting more complicated and expensive.

A year or two ago, I picked up an '87 Ranger. It's also 4x4, supercab, 2.9 with a 5 speed and a manual transfer case. About as rusty as the Sierra, but it has 13 more years under it's belt so I can't fault it as much. While it does have a computer to run the engine, it's relatively simple compared to the Sierra, and everything else is manual. It's built more like something from the 70s with heavy sheet metal, and it weighs a fair amount compared to a later model compact truck. Even with worn tires, it's almost as unstoppable in snow as the Sierra. Only downside is the small gas tank - I think it holds 9 gallons. Primary reason for buying it is pre-88 vehicles are emissions exempt in my state. I'm tired of spending a bunch of time and money to fix emissions gremlins that have little effect on driveability or emissions, but must be addressed to pass a test.

What I'd love to do is get a 60s or 70s Chevy or GMC pickup and transfer the body onto my Sierra's chassis, which would give me an emissions-exempt truck that has a more efficient drivetrain. Probably never happen - I have too many other projects stacked up.
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Old 06-13-2014, 04:04 PM
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Nothin' too old here--a 94 Dodge 1500 PU and a 95 Mazda B3000 with 354,000 miles on her.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:21 PM
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other then our daily runners ,2004 an2014 gmc pu we have a few flatfender dodge power wagons a 41 wc1 military, 47 wdx civilan , 53 m37 military and a 60 town wagon , all 4x4 plus i have 2 1952 gmc xm211 6x6 military, i use them mostley for plowing my road
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:10 PM
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'53 Willy's M38A1 all original, used as the local run about, '79 Toyota 4X4 for work around the ranch and a 2005 GMC Sierra for the long hauls and getting to work.
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At one time I had an 84 Volkswagen pickup, an 86 Chevy El Camino, 89 International box truck, a 89 GMC Jimmy and a 91 Toyota pickup. ( yes, ALL at the same time )

Sold off the first three.
Never could find the 69 El Camino that I wanted for a reasonable price.

The newest thing I have now is a 94 Toyota.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:53 PM
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Dad had a 1960 something GMC pickup. 3 speed on the column. We all learned to drive it, even mom!
You know the kind with the gas cap beside the driver's left shoulder.
I think that was a straight 6 or something odd.
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55 chev 1/2 ton stepside with a 327, four on the floor with a granny. Not pretty but if you start out in 2nd it's pretty fast. Hope to some day cherry it out.
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:30 AM
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Hubby has 55 chevy pick-up. He has had it for 40+ years. It is street legal again. He has done all the work rebuilding and modifying, interior, gear shift he desinged. To make ig easier for him towork on the front fenders and hood flip forward. He is a machinist but has no fancy shop or tools.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:44 PM
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A machinist is one of the trades I wish I would have pursued. They are gifted and artist in their own right. If I had a survival group a machinist is one I would pick to join.
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I think that was a straight 6 or something odd.
LOL, LOL, LOL straight 6 has been around for ever, and isn't all that odd....
What's odd is the motor "in there somewhere" that the owners manual say "There are 7 thing painted yellow....if it isn't yellow, you have now business mess in with it."

Love old trucks, currently the oldest is a 1999, Ford F150.......

Looking to find a early '50's Ford.....
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Owned a 49/50 Chevy PUp
No Head-lights on those.

Weird to say the least.

Best truck I ever owned was a 64 3/4ton Chevy--5 speed.
Would eat mud/bad roads for fun.

Only thing was something wrong with the wiring harness and I couldnt drive her at nite.
Never did find out what was wrong with it.
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Owned a 49/50 Chevy PUp
No Head-lights on those.

Weird to say the least .
What?..........
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:27 PM
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What?..........
Yes--they made a 49/50 Chrvy without head lights.
I think it may have been war time surplus.

There were curfews back then.

But I owned one--yes I did,
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