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Re: Road Trip
Playher #1341481 Sat Jan 11 2020 12:39 AM
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I would love to take mine further than the 7 miles out I've had it out so far. Getting close to going further, with a couple fixes. I just don't want to get like 500 miles from home, because it cost me $800 to have it hauled that far from Kansas when I bought it. Out on the road it is hard to miss, and if I have any trouble I have flashing lights, and a siren.
Many times I wish I had a Slow Moving Vehicle triangle, since most modern tractors get going much faster with a thousand+ pounds of torque.

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Re: Road Trip
Playher #1341519 Sat Jan 11 2020 03:03 AM
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Nice truck, did it come from Idaho?

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: Road Trip
Playher #1341531 Sat Jan 11 2020 03:42 AM
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Wrench Fetcher
Ed, It came from David City NE


1946 PW Grain truck, 1966 C10 long stepside, 1972 C20 Custom Camper Big Block, 1975 C10 Silverado OE big block.
Re: Road Trip
4100 Fire Truck #1341540 Sat Jan 11 2020 04:36 AM
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Posts: 3,560
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Shop Shark
Originally Posted by 4100 Fire Truck

Many times I wish I had a Slow Moving Vehicle triangle, since most modern tractors get going much faster with a thousand+ pounds of torque.


Unless you're going really slow, that could get you in trouble! Slow Moving Vehicle signs are not to be used on anything going faster than 25 mph.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

Life is like a roll of toilet paper--the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!






Re: Road Trip
Playher #1341550 Sat Jan 11 2020 12:20 PM
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 329
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Shop Shark
I have a rotating amber light on the rear of my '69 Chev fire truck. I use it when on the freeway, since I normally only drive about 50-55 and traffic is usually moving much faster. 3 friends went with me to bring it to Minnesota from North Dakota, about 500 miles. I use it in Minnesota whenever I get on the freeway, no problems with that. The light has about 2000 miles on it with no comments from government agents.


Mac :{)

1962 K10 short step side, much modified for rally
1969 T50 fire truck, almost nos, needs a few things
Re: Road Trip
Playher #1341558 Sat Jan 11 2020 01:42 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,609
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Unrepentant VW Lover
This has the makings of a great Feature Story ... If you'd like to write it up (a Word document would be great) and send it to me with the pictures while its all still fresh, I'd love to include it with the site refresh that I'm working on.

Thanks,
John


John
"There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes..."


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Road Trip
Playher #1341564 Sat Jan 11 2020 02:29 PM
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Posts: 1,038
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Shop Shark
I second John's suggestion. It's A great story and the nuanced details will add another dimension for those of us who live vicariously through others. The line about sleeping in the back deserves a page or two for sure.

RonR


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: Road Trip
Playher #1341635 Sun Jan 12 2020 12:09 AM
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Posts: 3,600
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Playher,

I thot maybe Athol, Idaho, like in the sign.

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: Road Trip
Playher #1341640 Sun Jan 12 2020 12:27 AM
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John, I will write it up and send it to you. Should include the fire, drunken disorderly, two run-ins with vice at the gentlemans club north of Casper or not...JK


1946 PW Grain truck, 1966 C10 long stepside, 1972 C20 Custom Camper Big Block, 1975 C10 Silverado OE big block.
Re: Road Trip
Playher #1341644 Sun Jan 12 2020 12:44 AM
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Posts: 2,602
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Saw Ed's mention of Athol, ID, as well as some of Playher's towns he drove thru.

I was in Athol last spring on my road trip collecting parts, but the F250 I was driving wasn't near as cool a rig as Playher's. We went thru Wyoming, then up into SD to Mt. Rushmore to show that to the wife (I had been there as a kid) but the weather was crap. Saw the outline of the 4 presidents thru the clouds for about 5 sec. Then we dropped down thru Chadron and Alliance, NE stopping to see Carhenge (that one was for me. wink ). From there we headed down Highway 2 aka Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway, over-nighting in Thedford, and passed thru Dunning the next morning. Then to Grand Island and East to Hampton where my dad was born, and over to Gresham, my mom's birthplace. Down thru the center of Nebraska, there isn't much other than sandhills, and the towns aren't far from drying up and blowing away. Cool route though, definitely more laid back than any Interstate.

Would love to see Playher's full story of his road trip. thumbs_up


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
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