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#1152922 Wed Mar 02 2016 01:40 AM
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UPDATE:
Our weather has acted a bit like spring and has been just warm enough to melt snow and dry up some of the mud. I have been anxious to mess with the dump truck. First thing was to fill up an empty master cylinder. First kinda good news is I have enough brakes that I dare use the truck on the farm to move a pile of cow sunshine. The next bit of good news. I grabbed the handi-man jack and lifted the bed high enough to reach the fill port. Carefully, I put in a gallon of what is prescribed on the data tag. Cranked her up and up went the bed! Smooth as a babies behind. More later....


smile Alan

1947 (early) GMC EC-302 Dump Truck
Jimmy
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gotta love that!


Mike

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]


1958 Chevy 6400 flatbed W/dump
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]

1959 Chevy Suburban Owned for almost 20 years, Daily Driver -- sold May 2016
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]

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SECOND UPDATE:
You will see a little snow in the background, but I had to get some things done. One of those things was to spread some sunshine. I still have many things to resolve/repair/rebuild etc. but the old girl does work good as a dump. See the attached link.
The photo proves that we can have a hobby and actually use it constructively. So far, I am very unsure of the charging system, brakes are VERY marginal, lift cylinder needs to be resealed, tires are shot.......but what fun I had today. The sweet corn is going to real good with the sunshine spread!
http://s209.photobucket.com/user/al...C01141%20800x600.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0


smile Alan

1947 (early) GMC EC-302 Dump Truck
Jimmy
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Looking good! it is fun to use them once in a while.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster [stovebolt.com]

1947 Chev. Loadmaster

1959 Chev. Viking 40

Genie: "I am the genie from a magic lamp and I have the power to grant you three wishes."
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The good news for me is the fact that I got the sunshine moved as a storm is coming in for the next few days. I hauled a total of 12 loads. Now for the not so good news. I thought I was using a marginal generator and guess what, I was right with that surmise. I went out to start and move the dump truck and I didn't have enough battery to start it. It is time to rectify the generator issue!.


smile Alan

1947 (early) GMC EC-302 Dump Truck
Jimmy
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Looks like you have essentially the same as I do. My dump bed is from Daybrook in Bowling Green, OH.

My truck is currently sitting in south MS and I am about ready to try figuring out how to get it closer to me so I can do some restoration on it.

It has been such a blast to operate that old EC-302 during "Cruisin' the Coast" in South MS, but since I am not living there now, I need to get that pile of rust up here to make it pretty - and more functional.

It really tripped folks out to see me hand-crank start that old thing!

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Hello EC302leftfordead, DO you have pictures of your truck? Which wheels do you have? Does your truck have a 248? Is it a 1946 or early 47? I am hoping to get my wheels powder coated in the next few weeks. Then I will have tires that I can trust to drive on.


smile Alan

1947 (early) GMC EC-302 Dump Truck
Jimmy
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More pix in Photobucket
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Not certain of actual build date, but I have number 8939. I believe that mine is a 236 engine, but right now I need to get to the truck (it is in south MS, I am in north TN) to verify some of the numbers again.
My great-grandfather bought the truck used for his farm in 1956. It was used until about 1970 (plate year on the truck when I got it) when the master cylinder went out and the truck got parked in the barn. My grandmother passed it on to me after my grandfather's death in 2011.
Career has kept me moving a lot as of late, so I have been fortunate enough to leave the truck plated and insured in MS.
Not very good at photos on these forums, and really don't have anything all that impressive.

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Got Big Al's truck in the Gallery (check his signature line). Good story. Nice guy to talk with. Sounds like you all have been a good help here ... of course!

Peg


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One thing I find amusing with my old 302 is actually hand-crank starting it.
I bought a crank off eBay that fits great. It has rusted up some since I bought it so it looks antique.
I really was freaking out a lot of people during last year's "Cruisin' the Coast" in MS by starting it "the old fashioned way".
It was very entertaining to let some petite gals start it that way, too!

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