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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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.
1962 K10 short step side, much modified for rally 1969 T50 fire truck, almost nos, needs a few things
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.
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.
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
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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. ). 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.
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