Yep, the now 70 year old truck is still working. As is the 70 year old owner. There was a moments hesitation when he found himself on top of the load and had to jump off (or risk causing a few bales of hay to come off if a leisurely slide off was attempted). Hay's in the barn now and only a couple more 40 bale loads (app. 2000lbs) to go.
Couldn't function without my ace hay field truck driver, hay unloader assistant, Mrs. Kathy.
I often use my 8-person Suburban Carryall as the truck it was designed to be. With legal child seats (2) and/or seat belts (5).
It is a smooth, safe, and very quiet ride.
The two-seater front has not yet been set up with seat belts. The front “jump seat” might never be equipped with a seat belt? Does anyone have a first-hand recommendation for a seat belt assembly for the front "jump seat" in a Suburban Carryall? Thanks
I use my ‘57 3200 as a daily driver so it gets used for everything. I’ll have to start taking pictures of the work horse. The past two weeks I shoveled enough 3/8” gravel from my extra pile and drove it 7 miles to my in-laws to fill driveway holes. A few days before that it carried 40 bags of cedar mulch for my flower garden. Two months earlier it emptied out a 30’ storage unit a mile from my house for a garage sale of my beloved Mother’s things. If I ever get to do the sanding, filling, priming, and painting, I might be apprehensive about using it but I will.
GREAT shots. We're definitely in agreement on "real firewood". Various oaks are the only thing we burn and it's primarily red and white oak with the occasional smattering of pin and water oak along with post oak (which is a half brother to white oak). I do feel sorry for those folks whose choices are between aspen and spruce and pine. Poor choices all, except when you need a quick hot fire.