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Re: Seeking comments
jomichael #795898 Mon Nov 07 2011 05:27 PM
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Thanks!!

At this time I am going to postpone frame off until this coming new yr. This way I can get it on the road and find out what other things are needed. Most likely gonna keep this one BONE STOCK.


Be the person you would want as a friend because at the end of the game the King and Pawn go in the same box.
Re: Seeking comments
ShepFL #796679 Thu Nov 10 2011 02:36 PM
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I think that is a great plan. Get it running, safe and presentable and enjoy it a while. Then if you decide the full bore restoration is warranted and you are up to the task, make it happen. On a scale of 1-10, I'd rather drive a 5 or 6 today than 'dream' of a 10 that I never got to drive, years down the road.

Very cool truck by the way!!!

Last edited by Big Tee; Thu Nov 10 2011 02:40 PM.

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Re: Seeking comments
Big Tee #796770 Thu Nov 10 2011 07:04 PM
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You can stop hunting for a VIN on the frame, it's not there. It was on the door pillar plate, and if that's missing, register it with the engine number.

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Tom R #796785 Thu Nov 10 2011 07:54 PM
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I drove my 54/3100 for 20 years as a safe as i could make it beater and enjoyed it as is. i was lucky that it came from southern Indiana with less road salt used. so get it safe and enjoy.


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Re: Seeking comments
WE b OLD #796802 Thu Nov 10 2011 08:27 PM
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I drove my 54/3100 for 20 years as a safe as i could make it beater and enjoyed it as is

did you mean beater or better

Last edited by joker; Thu Nov 10 2011 08:27 PM.

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Re: Seeking comments
joker #796841 Thu Nov 10 2011 10:42 PM
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I have been driving my '51 suburban as a safe, mechanically functional beater since 1973. At this point I don't know if I could bear to paint it.

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Re: Seeking comments
Kurt_51carryall #796873 Fri Nov 11 2011 12:30 AM
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Don't change a thing. That sub is perfect!


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truckcamper43 #797941 Mon Nov 14 2011 10:04 PM
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Drove my '50 for 30 years fixing as needed. Frame off, took 3.5 years. I enjoy the memories, but I also enjoy basically a brand new truck experience when driving it now. (That is to say, not worrying about anything when I drive it, other than the other idiots out there.) Also as stated, no stamped numbers on frame in this era and '50 was the first year for tube shocks and the last year for Huck Brakes.


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Re: Seeking comments
Nifty 50 #797959 Tue Nov 15 2011 12:07 AM
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Only on the 1/2 ton that is, kept the Huck brakes on the heavier trucks for a few more years.
DG

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Re: Seeking comments
truckcamper43 #798298 Wed Nov 16 2011 03:10 AM
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Originally Posted by truckcamper43
Don't change a thing. That sub is perfect!


Ditto!!


Be the person you would want as a friend because at the end of the game the King and Pawn go in the same box.
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