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Old Truck disease strikes again....
#141065 Fri Apr 30 2004 08:51 PM
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OlBlue Offline OP
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Just went to look at a '48 truck advertised in last nights want ad. You know, just a look, to many projects in the shop already.

Well it's a bedless model 6RWA with 28k showing on the odometer. That's a 161" wheelbase 2 ton according to the book. It's got a matching set of 9.00-10-20 tires on it that look like they were pretty new when it was parked. That makes it a 16000 lb GVW. It's also got a Brown Lipe 3 speed auxiliary transmission with a single speed rear end.

So I'm standing there talking to the son of the guy that bought it new in '48 and I ask him "How much?"

He answers "a hundred and fifty", suddenly there is this voice saying "I'll take it", and I'm wondering who the heck was that? Only then did it dawn on me that Old Truck disease had struck again.

Pictures to follow.


'38 Chevy 1-1/2 ton
'49 Chevy 1/2 ton
'54 Chevy 6400 2 ton
'55.2 GMC 3/4 ton
'56 GMC 1-ton

No Room Left in Shop
Re: Old Truck disease strikes again....
#141066 Sat May 01 2004 02:04 AM
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Hello, my name is OlBlue and it has been about 19 hours since I bought my last stovebolt. :o

Re: Old Truck disease strikes again....
#141067 Sat May 01 2004 06:40 AM
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Shop Shark
Oh, man, can I relate! But I definitely couldn't have said it any better. LOL Congratulations on your newest family member. (Wanna bet it's not the last?? hehe)

I've started to wonder if once you fall in love with old trucks you become magnetized or something. They pop up everywhere I go. I'll spot one 1/4 mile off the road behind a barn, give myself whiplash trying to get a better look, say something like "nice truck", and everyone else in the car asks, "what truck?"

Sure am glad to be in such good company in this forum. Can't wait for the pictures, and way to go!

Husker

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#141068 Sat May 01 2004 06:53 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 8,386
Extreme Gabster
I had another one follow me home Thursday. There's not much left of it but the price was right. Free. It's a 1/2 ton, '49 or '50.


"It's just a phase. He'll grow out of it." Mama, 1964

1956 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
1953 Chevy 6100 "The Yard dog"
1954 GMC Suburban Now with a new proud owner.
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Re: Old Truck disease strikes again....
#141069 Sat May 01 2004 07:51 AM
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OlBlue Offline OP
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Husker & Cletis,

Well it's not much to look at it. But the low odometer reading and the three speed auxiliary sure make it worth the price of admission. The body is pretty well 'used' but I'm hoping, at a minimum to reclaim major parts of the drivetrain for use on other projects and fellow bolter 'teen48flatbed' here in town can use a couple of parts for his truck.

In a heartbeat it was just to good a deal to pass up even if it ends up as parts.


'38 Chevy 1-1/2 ton
'49 Chevy 1/2 ton
'54 Chevy 6400 2 ton
'55.2 GMC 3/4 ton
'56 GMC 1-ton

No Room Left in Shop
Re: Old Truck disease strikes again....
#141070 Sat May 01 2004 03:37 PM
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Ol Blue - I have been attending SA for close to a year now. Had a close call a few months ago and I would have had an even half dozen AD series suburbans, luckily OldSub came to my rescue. My wife always cringes when she see my daily driver anywhere near my beavertail trailer. The kids wonder if they will ever have a real back yard . . . I am hopeful that the county doesnt do any fly-overs when I have more than 5 or 6 trucks parked outside of barns and sheds at a time. I am in the advanced stages of this disease. Let me know if you want to learn any of my avoidance techniques I am learning. :p

Re: Old Truck disease strikes again....
#141071 Sat May 01 2004 10:06 PM
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Ken, that makes me want to ask how many you have in the barns. :-)

There's another one trying to follow me home. He's wanting $200, but I think I can get it for $150, and it's tempting. Oh so tempting.

It's a '41 - '46 truck (light duty) in real rough shape. Looks like the fenders have been used for target practice, the paint is peeling and curling, the windows are all busted, two of the wheel rims are bent, and the list goes on...

But the darn thing "winked" at me, said "take me home", and gave me that "stray puppy dog" look. Ughh! So, come monday I'll probably go down and grab it.

Maybe we could have AA "Automobiles Anomynous" meetings? Or how about a prayer support group? What's the cure?

Husker

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#141072 Sun May 02 2004 02:30 AM
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Cruising in the Passing Lane
Cure? I don't want a cure, I want more of the dog that bit me!

I just need a few more barns and sheds to park them behind so my wife won't be able to count them all...

I plan to buy a parts '54 next weekend for no more than a couple hundred. She's almost ready for it. Still haven't mentioned the 4400 or 6400 that haven't come home yet.


Its true, I really don't do anything but browse the Internet looking for trouble...
Steve@OldSub.com . www.OldSub.com . www.MaxwellGarage.com . www.OldGasTowRigs.com
'55 1st GMC Suburban . '54 GMC 250 trailer puller project. '54 GMC 250 Hydra-Matic . '54 Chevy 3100 . '47 Chevy COE . and more...
Re: Old Truck disease strikes again....
#141073 Sun May 02 2004 03:33 AM
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Oh, yikes! Will I be able to hear the shouts when the 4400 and 6400 get there? I'm just a couple states away. LOL

Actually, I don't want a cure either. I'm loving every minute of it. However, I do want a garage. Then a big roomy shop with hydraulic lift, grease pit, sandblasting and paint corner, complete set of tools, etc.. etc... Then I will need to hire someone to come and teach me (hands on training) how to restore my trucks.

So, I either need a cure or lots of money and time. I vote for the money and time.

Husker

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#141074 Mon May 03 2004 06:03 PM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,144
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Shop Shark
My Grandfather had a 47 AD tractor he bought used in 48 it had the 6 with a 2 speed rear. He said back in those times 50's Bonnie Motor Express would drop in oldsmobile V-8 with the brown (lite?) Lipe auxilary htat would flat out fly. Unfourtunately his 47 wound up in a salvage yard before I got the urge to tinker. I did find parts in his attic that match my 38.

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