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09 August 2010
More pictures of my old truck
From Joe :
I found my old truck on our local Craigslist (Yuba City). It was owned by a male nurse and he drove it to work a couple of times a week. It just so happened that his son was approaching driving age and they had discovered hunting. So he was looking for a Jeep to go into the high country. Well, I had two of those and so we worked out a trade -- both probably thinking we were the lucky ones. Drove it home and still drive it routinely today.
The truck is mostly stock and probably has been rebuilt in the last 10 years or so. The previous owner was his Father-in-law who had too many projects and gave it to him. I do not think he was too happy with the trade from my conversations with him.
The engine is a '61 235 and has been converted to 12 volt. It has modern 15 inch wheels and tires, Flowmaster exhaust, the original bed, drive train, 3 speed, and body with no rust.
The brakes and oil leaks were the biggest challenges. I had to replace all the wheel cylinders so I could stop without pumping the brake pedal. It also had all of the usual leaks: rear main, distributer shaft, etc.
In the future, I plan to return it to16 inch tires (once these wear out), and possibly paint it somewhere down the road. But, right now I'm in no hurry.
I use it to pick up hay, grain, etc. It is very popular at all of our local feed stores. We live in the country on a dirt road and the truck looks right at home out here!
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