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Re: New member hello [Re: Joe S.] #1317508 Fri Jul 12 2019 04:37 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 631
dgrinnan Offline
Shop Shark
I purchased mine for $6,000. I have $6,620 in parts. That does not include the hours upon hours of labor. (I have a spreadsheet to track everything I buy for the truck)

Still worth it.

Oh yea, still not done. I am half way through replacing the front floor pans. Once that is done I have some HushMat I need to install to quite things down in the cab.

Last edited by dgrinnan; Fri Jul 12 2019 04:37 PM.

Dave from Northern Kentucky
My 54 3100
Re: New member hello [Re: Joe S.] #1317514 Fri Jul 12 2019 06:59 PM
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 354
Apache1 Offline
Shop Shark
Shop trucks are cool....they definitely have their following amongst car/truck enthusiasts alike. These are trucks...they have tons of character even w/o a 10K paint job or a high $$$$$$ custom frame or even one that is bagged. But this is only an opinion of a shop truck owner.

I can appreciate your work and results.

Last edited by Apache1; Fri Jul 12 2019 07:50 PM.

1959 Apache 3100 Fleetside SWB (Shop Truck) (modified)

Re: New member hello [Re: Joe S.] #1317563 Sat Jul 13 2019 03:40 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,410
Rich'sToys Online
Shop Shark
As long as YOU are happy with it that's all that matters. I think it looks great!


'47 Loadmaster

One of the biggest problems facing the world today is apathy. But who cares?

Re: New member hello [Re: Joe S.] #1317620 Sun Jul 14 2019 12:16 AM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 669
Gord&Fran Offline
Shop Shark
Originally Posted by Joe S.
Regarding leaving the Patina, it is bad enough to go to the local car shows with my amateur paint job among all the rest of the cars with perfect beyond belief paint jobs. But then again, maybe the Patina would have made it the most popular vehicle!

Fran painted our truck. I did the mechanical and electrical and she did the bodywork; that was our deal. Paint has orange peel and curtains in some areas. Hood doesn't fit right. Other minor issues. At least we can say we did it ourselves. I think we deserve a bit more respect than those who simply pay others to do all the work,

1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: New member hello [Re: Joe S.] #1318571 Sat Jul 20 2019 09:30 PM
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 57
Joe S. Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
To Apache1:

How about the Patina on these cars I saw at the Crawford auto museum last weekend:

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'49 3100 "Sweet Caroline" because the truck has fabulous curves .... like Caroline!
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