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1955.1 3600 #1319309 Fri Jul 26 2019 01:58 PM
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66flea Offline OP
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I have had this truck for seven years. It was not running, all the wiring was eaten out of it, a half gallon of water in the oil pan, pounds of mud caked on everywhere and broken windows. It was a perfect starting point for what I wanted. I found stovebolt forums and started getting advise and all the missing parts. It took about a month to get it running, stopping and steering and I have been driving it ever since. Every winter i would take on a new repair or something like floor boards, new brakes and even some body work. It runs great but burns oil but i'll get around to that someday

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Re: 1955.1 3600 [Re: 66flea] #1319381 Fri Jul 26 2019 11:49 PM
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Nice progress! I like to get my olde stuff running then drive it around as well... safely!


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Re: 1955.1 3600 [Re: 66flea] #1319400 Sat Jul 27 2019 03:00 AM
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J Lucas Offline
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Great looking truck. Most of the 3/4 tons were worked to death. Looks like you have a nice one. It's amazing how the paint can regain it's color with a little elbow grease. The AD's with the curved windshield are a lot less common. thumbs_up

John


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Re: 1955.1 3600 [Re: 66flea] #1319411 Sat Jul 27 2019 03:46 AM
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Looking good!


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Re: 1955.1 3600 [Re: 66flea] #1329264 Tue Oct 08 2019 10:21 PM
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Congrats. Great truck. My first A-D truck was also a 55.1 3600 Pickup. Many times I wish I still had it. Keep up the good work and enjoy it.


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Re: 1955.1 3600 [Re: 66flea] #1329266 Tue Oct 08 2019 10:29 PM
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Great 55.1!


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Re: 1955.1 3600 [Re: 66flea] #1329549 Fri Oct 11 2019 04:07 PM
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I'm not always a fan of patina and diff colored fenders. You've given me reason to rethink that opinion. Looks GREAT!

RonR

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Re: 1955.1 3600 [Re: 66flea] #1329554 Fri Oct 11 2019 05:50 PM
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66flea Offline OP
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Thanks Moparguy. I painted the grill, running boards and fenders because there was a lot of metal work (patching). If you go that way be prepared to answer if your going to paint the rest of it.


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