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1959 Spartan 100 winch truck
#1291487 Mon Dec 17 2018 07:04 PM
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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
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vDaFezN6d7PGrUrs9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/1LMisJqQxpcD9t6u8

Got it home, love that grill guard!
https://photos.app.goo.gl/DxB2kTFX91YyzV9Q6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/AjuNYgHS8tTXDMLk7
https://photos.app.goo.gl/KqphbpmnpABmoQVr9

So many knobs, switches, and gauges...
https://photos.app.goo.gl/dtj11mnMeeH7hxkWA

The 348!
https://photos.app.goo.gl/JfKZFHbgC3P8xTTh8

Here's a pic of it with the poles up
https://photos.app.goo.gl/XSpHZvy2WHriFEty6

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.
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A 29 year old with a soft spot for old stuff!
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1949 Chevy 3100 (In the family since new)
1955 Chevy 3100 (Dad's truck)
1955 Chevy 6500 (Possible parts truck?)
1958 Chevy 3800 w/ 9 foot bed (Current project)
1959 Chevy Spartan 10400
Re: 1959 Spartan 100 winch truck
Possum #1291513 Mon Dec 17 2018 09:53 PM
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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.

Re: 1959 Spartan 100 winch truck
Possum #1291523 Mon Dec 17 2018 11:17 PM
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Posts: 2,182
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that is a beefy looking truck!


Mike

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
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Re: 1959 Spartan 100 winch truck
Possum #1291526 Mon Dec 17 2018 11:38 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
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.

Re: 1959 Spartan 100 winch truck
Possum #1291548 Tue Dec 18 2018 02:43 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
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'Bolter
Watch out for power lines with those poles.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
Re: 1959 Spartan 100 winch truck
Possum #1291549 Tue Dec 18 2018 02:43 AM
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'Bolter
Full Air Brakes! I like it!

Mike B smile

Re: 1959 Spartan 100 winch truck
Possum #1291577 Tue Dec 18 2018 04:39 AM
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'Bolter
That's a solid looking truck!
Congratulations!


Rich

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Re: 1959 Spartan 100 winch truck
lcfman #1291589 Tue Dec 18 2018 07:57 AM
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'Bolter
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.

Re: 1959 Spartan 100 winch truck
Possum #1291628 Tue Dec 18 2018 05:29 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,672
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'Bolter
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: 1959 Spartan 100 winch truck
Possum #1291633 Tue Dec 18 2018 06:14 PM
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'Bolter
Man that is cool!


Mike
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