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Joined: Dec 2001
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....3B, as I remember you probably have 50 in one barn! Trucks sitting on the back of other trucks! Trucks trucks trucks! Way to go Bobb.

1937 Chevy Pickup
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1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe
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I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
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Joined: Jan 2008
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I don't suppose I will ever restore a truck to show. I'm more interested into getting them back into the condition they were when I drove them over a half a century ago. My first semi had a bench seat like a pickup. My first Diesel was a 64 Int. cabover. I'm building 1 out of two. I am keeping the spring ride Bostrom seat and rubber pad Hendrickson suspension just to remind myself of how it was when I started. I bought 3 firetrucks very cheap. I am using the cabs from them for a 550 tractor, 550 gin pole truck and 600 wrecker. The 2 tons run, but I don't care to mess with the hydraulic brakes. They were farm trucks that would have been scrapped. I have had lots of offers from guys looking for a cab and motor, but I just don't like cutting them. I guess it is because I can remember many years of hauling grain out of elevators and watching the line of field trucks unloading. I was a 20 year old kid when I started doing this and in those days the farmers let their daughters drive the field trucks to the elevator. This made it even more interesting. When I was 27, I married a farmer's daughter. And her father had a 52 GMC field truck.

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,660
I had large collections of trucks, and cars for many years until I realized, one day,that I was never going to finish one, as long as I was working on 4, or 5 at a time. I've accomplished more the last 2, or 3 yrs with a small collection, than I did in 20 yrs with a large collection.

Spanky Hardy
Collector Of Fine Old G.M. COE Trucks & Antique Holmes Wreckers

1948 Chevrolet 5700 COE Holmes HD W35 Wrecker
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1950 GMC 250 1-Ton
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Posts: 324
Shop Shark
I too have a collection that has fluctuated over the years. Currently I'm at 14 trucks from 77 to 51.

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 49
Shop Shark
My collection started in 1992 with a free truck which I still have.

Only have maybe 8? Big bolts
The rest are baby trucks
Total over 20, prob closer to 30.

Pics sorta hard to gather. Overwhelming.
Try and dig around.
Not updated in years.

Last edited by Grigg; Sat Oct 17 2015 12:13 PM. Reason: Comply with swap meet rules
Joined: Nov 2014
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Out of all these fine trucks nary a Studebaker. Not even one. My big trucks: one Corn Binder, one Screamin Jimme 6-71, and one Sillybaker. I love variety.

Fruit/vegetable grower in Oceana County, Mi.
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Originally Posted by stoveboltcharley
Out of all these fine trucks nary a Studebaker. Not even one. My big trucks: one Corn Binder, one Screamin Jimme 6-71, and one Sillybaker. I love variety.

I have a 1959 Studebaker 4E11 pickup.

Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 52
Wrench Fetcher
Between my Father, Son and I we have
4 pickups,
1 470D 3ton diesel GMC dump truck,
1 1.5 ton GMC Dump truck,
1 1 ton Chevy Panel Truck,
1 GMC 650 Diesel,
2 2 ton chevy Grain Trucks,
1 46 Spartan Manor Trailer,

This is all our Advanced Design stuff plus one cool old trailer. No they are not fixed up. Working on the kid's 1/2 ton finally though.

There are of course other trucks and cars out there but they are more donor cars for engines suspension etc. Can't wait to fix up that 455 rocket to put in my 1 ton Panel truck.

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Too many projects not enough time.
1950 3800 Chevy Panel Truck
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This thread popped up in a Guest's search. This is a very old thread (2015) but still fun to see the trucks. Obviously this is before we had the image posting deal.

Fun looking.

Peggy M
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Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 4,859
Here is an album of old vehicles and machinery that I have accumulated over the years. I hardly ever sell anything except for the stuff I owned in the 1960's and 1970's. Most of them run. The ones with air brakes stop. Most of the hydraulic brakes don't work. I am now 79 years old and I just don't get around to fixing much any more.

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