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Joined: Feb 2013
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I would luv to drive the "53" down! It's about a 4.5 hour ride at 55 mph. All highway! Conditions have to be just right. Hopefully cooler temps would be nice! the A/C is not up to par?? Power steering is a little sluggish also. Heated seats only work when I have gas!!! With all of that said, I'm up for the adventure. We'll see!

Jim Schmidt.
Bucks County, Pa.
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Joe, thanks for that suggestion. I just gave the block and radiator a normal flush, replaced the 180 thermostat with a 160 thermostat.
Made the DBAT trip over the blue ridge mountains and back with no problems. I'm declaring victory for now.
see you in Winchester.

51 Chevy 3100
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Billy, you have more steel in your bed and stake posts making you a couple hunder pounds heavier...eeeek

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Last edited by Mike B; Mon Aug 31 2015 04:36 PM.

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Oh yeah!
Well he's got a heavier cab and a heavier hood and, and a heavier grill, and a heavier a, a windshield!
You hear that Mickey! I'm calling you out!
I'm challenging you to a weight off!

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I was thinking since John was so kind to offer transportation, that he could stop by here on the way and we could load Doughboy on the back of Dempsey. I guess that's out now. grin


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THANK YOU John, I think I'll take you up on that ride. Dempsey has not seen his home show in years. I think he's heavier than all thinks with all that old worn oak bed. So I call dibs on Johns trailer. Hey Everybody!!! Dempseys Coming Back To Winchester!!!! And the Lifeboat, golfcart, and maybe Josh and Ike.

Joined: Apr 2012
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Victor, now you just have to drive Doughboy!

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Amtrack Joe, You should bring your '60 F**D! Why? It is an American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) show. We ATHS members will surely welcome your truck. Looking forward to seeing it. V/r, Nick Cavallaro, Bel Air, MD

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Mike R -- Good to go, then. It's a load.


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thanks again, i owe ya

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