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Re: Road Trip [Re: Playher] #1341062 Wed Jan 08 2020 04:20 PM
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Keep the pics coming. Its what we all want todo.

Re: Road Trip [Re: Playher] #1341066 Wed Jan 08 2020 04:39 PM
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Phak1 Offline
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That was an epic trip and story. Thanks for sharing! More pictures and details please!


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Re: Road Trip [Re: Playher] #1341085 Wed Jan 08 2020 07:09 PM
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J Lucas Offline
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Fabulous pics thumbs_up Congrat's on your successful trip.

John


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Re: Road Trip [Re: Playher] #1341097 Wed Jan 08 2020 09:27 PM
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Congrats. I'd love to make a long road trip in an older vic one day... as opposed to driving cross country in my 66 GMC in 1987.


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Re: Road Trip [Re: Playher] #1341100 Wed Jan 08 2020 09:43 PM
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lcfman Offline
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What where you hauling?

Re: Road Trip [Re: Playher] #1341319 Fri Jan 10 2020 04:14 AM
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Playher Offline OP
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My job in NE was over so I was hauling all the furnishings home from my apartment. I had gone over the truck pretty well and it performed well on several short road trips. I was concerned about a few things. The front tires are a set of Wards Riverside, very old and weather checked but with good tread. The inside rears are old military with no treat left and in outer rears are pretty solid. The gas gauge didn't work, the water and fuel pumps are very old and completely covered in a thick layer of hard grease. I tried to pull the distributor cap to inspect but the plug wires are so old and stiff I was far afraid I would crack them if I tried to move it so I left it alone. The starter engaged about 20% of the time because the contact is so badly worn. If I'd had more time I would have repaired some of these...but what the heck, I just went with it.

I didn't take a lot of pictures as I drove quite a bit at night. One pic is at the gas station in Monroe NE and the other was taken by my nephew after he brought me a front generator bearing from Douglas WY down to Lusk WY after my break down. The third is at the only diner in Dunning NE late on the first day.


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Re: Road Trip [Re: Playher] #1341320 Fri Jan 10 2020 04:26 AM
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Thanks for the update! We want to hear more about your trip.

So did you drive I-25 from Lusk to Buffalo?
Or took the long way on back roads?

Don


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Re: Road Trip [Re: Playher] #1341323 Fri Jan 10 2020 04:52 AM
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Playher Offline OP
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I took Highway 20 from Lusk to Orin Junction then the Old Orin Highway to Douglas, the Ross Road (County road 93)out of Douglas to the Tank Farm Road to Glenrock. Highway 26 from Glenrock to Casper, Salt Creek Highway to 259 to Midwest, 387 to Old Highway 87 to KayCee then continue 87 to Buffalo. I could have taken I25 from Orin to Buffalo, boring!

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1946 PW Grain truck, 1966 C10 long stepside, 1975 C10 Silverado OE big block.
Re: Road Trip [Re: Playher] #1341324 Fri Jan 10 2020 04:53 AM
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Playher Offline OP
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Tank farm road is gravel and not very smooth...


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Re: Road Trip [Re: Playher] #1341357 Fri Jan 10 2020 03:07 PM
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lcfman Offline
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Its good to see that these old truck can still do a job. Not just parade vehicles.

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