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#1291487 Mon Dec 17 2018 07:04 PM
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 261
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Rustbucket Ranch
I've known about this truck for a little over a year, I purchased it several months ago then had to figure out a way to get it home. As of this past Saturday its finally mine grin
Figured I'd hop on it since it was a good price, surprisingly it also has a title and keys! Even though it has the usual rust, its in pretty decent condition!

It has a Ramsey winch, Hobbs bed with fifth wheel, and 29(?) foot long gin poles. The 348 ran about 3 years ago so it shouldn't be too much trouble to get going again.

We were able to get this beast up on the trailer without a tractor big_eek

Got it home, love that grill guard!

So many knobs, switches, and gauges...

The 348!

Here's a pic of it with the poles up

I plan on using it to haul stuff around once it becomes road worthy, might even do a diesel swap sometime in the future. As for now, it will be set aside and do some minor tinkering on it while I focus on my other current projects.

Just need to think of a name for it... headscratch headscratch

EDIT: Since Photobucket now plasters a giant watermark on the pictures, I changed out the image links to my Google album.
EDIT 2: Decided to attach a few pics.

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1949 Chevy 3100 (In the family since new)
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Hy Possum, thank you very much for the photo's of you latest acquisition, looks like a great start to another restoration or whatever you want to do with it.

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that is a beefy looking truck!


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Posts: 73
That's a great heavy duty truck with rare Budd style wheels. The truck is similar to my 59 firetruck with the same features as yours. I would leave the 348 in the truck it will pull anything you will want. Good luck keep us posted.

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Watch out for power lines with those poles.


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That's a solid looking truck!

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Originally Posted by lcfman
... I would leave the 348 in the truck it will pull anything you will want...

I agree - the W-block is really cool and unique.

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,686
Nice find, huge air compressor too.
You will have a lot of work ahead of you but it will be the love of your labor, I'm sure.

Last edited by sstock; Tue Dec 18 2018 05:30 PM.

1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
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Man that is cool!

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