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Re: 1950 Chevy Dubl-Duti 'Gladys' resto thread
Justhorsenround #1355801 Sat Apr 18 2020 12:21 AM
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Wrench Fetcher
Lol

Yeah, but... It's an -old- Ford? Actually not a bad car. Different from the GM products I'm used to, but not bad-different. Like the fuel pump with a built-in cartridge-type fuel filter. Clever design!

I'll be headed to work on the Dubl tomorrow, for sure. Ditched the points on the F*Rd (condenser went out, anyway) in favor of a Pertronix unit. Runs a LOT better. The truck will be getting the same, with the 12v conversion. Plans for tomorrow will be to get the one new tire I have on hand mounted, and break down the next one for cleaning and inspection. Might do some abrasive blasting of parts I already have off. I'll need help with the tire, of course.


If a 'truck' is only used to haul butts to the mall, then it's not a truck - it's a car with a roadster trunk.

Old, rusty and ugly - might be me or my fleet. You decide!
Re: 1950 Chevy Dubl-Duti 'Gladys' resto thread
Alister #1356133 Sun Apr 19 2020 10:29 PM
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Got the third tire mounted, and finished blasting part of the spare tire carrier. Took a peek at the front brake while I was there, and all looked good! Plenty of meat on the shoes, drums are a bit grooved but still decent, hub and bearings looked and sounded fine. No signs of leaks.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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If a 'truck' is only used to haul butts to the mall, then it's not a truck - it's a car with a roadster trunk.

Old, rusty and ugly - might be me or my fleet. You decide!
Re: 1950 Chevy Dubl-Duti 'Gladys' resto thread
Alister #1357342 Mon Apr 27 2020 01:23 AM
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Fourth tire is on, so time for a little joyride! Man, the difference is night and day.

https://youtu.be/mNutE8xt8o4


If a 'truck' is only used to haul butts to the mall, then it's not a truck - it's a car with a roadster trunk.

Old, rusty and ugly - might be me or my fleet. You decide!
Re: 1950 Chevy Dubl-Duti 'Gladys' resto thread
Alister #1357409 Mon Apr 27 2020 11:57 AM
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Camp Commandant
That’s awesome. Thanks for sharing the drive with us.
Do you want to sell it? grin


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1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: 1950 Chevy Dubl-Duti 'Gladys' resto thread
Bill Marlow #1360897 Mon May 18 2020 10:27 PM
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Lol!
Nope, not a chance. wink

Decided to take her out to my buddy's place about fifteen miles away, at something near highway speeds. First time in probably 30 years she's been over 35!

Then something shorted under the dash. Isolated that, hotwired the ignition... and the battery was too weak to restart her. Ever try roll-starting a 6000lb truck with ridiculously low gears? Doesn't work well. But a friendly sheriff's deputy came by and had a jump pack. So fired her off on 12v and went on to my friend's place. Charged the battery for an hour, came back.

Ok, lesson learned: no road trips 'til I do the wiring and 12v conversion!

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If a 'truck' is only used to haul butts to the mall, then it's not a truck - it's a car with a roadster trunk.

Old, rusty and ugly - might be me or my fleet. You decide!
Re: 1950 Chevy Dubl-Duti 'Gladys' resto thread
Alister #1361139 Wed May 20 2020 05:15 PM
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Shop Shark
Nice to see a side shot of Gladys, she looks good!


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1949 Chevy 3100 (In the family since new)
1955.5 Chevy 3100 (Dad's truck)
1958 Chevy 3800 w/ 9 foot bed (Current project)
1959 Chevy Spartan 100 (10400)
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