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Old 06-09-2018, 11:10 AM   #1126
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That's a well preserved example, then. Cool to see what we saw everyday now that they are gone. All the fleets with all their colors and patterns was such a cool thing to see... that I never fully appreciated till now that they are gone. I started really appreciating fleet paint jobs when I didn't realize the smaller companies had started being bought out and merged. Then those companies folded or just went with a boring scheme, like white with a touch of the old colors in a stripe. Now I keep remembering the companies I used to see that are now gone. I hate to see it.
Exactly. I always appreciated the look of a fleet truck, so much so, I collected odds and ends back in the day. There is an add from a Ford truck dealer probably '96 when some of the Willig trucks were being liquidated. As a foot note, this Ford dealers lot is now a private small school bus yard.
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Old 06-09-2018, 01:08 PM   #1127
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We Had these at my old Company. Everyone has seen them. But you had to drive these stripped down uncomfortable, back breaking, sweat-boxes, that you had to climb into in a pitched enclosed dock. They had no steps and in an angled dock [most were because of drainage] you had to step on the thin wheelwell to get in. When they switched to the Louisville models the injuries went way down.Do I sound upset ? You bet your Bippy...We survived though most of us were from good stock
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:15 AM   #1128
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I drove a C-model straight box truck once. My buddy had a rafting company and hauled rafts from take-out back in it. This was in the West Virginia mountains. Take-out was down in a ravine at the end of an abandoned road along the river. Had to cross an antique single steel truss bridge over the river. I mean, only rafting companies and folks looking to fish used this bridge. I think everyone 'assumed' it was safe. Not driving every day for a living in one, but that was hairy driving down that old washed out dirt road through the woods and over that bridge... both ways!

My sign painter/truck lettering/artwork buddy has this one with a crane
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:14 PM   #1129
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Vintage Iron at an auction near by Tuesday. '60 B61 Mack, 53 Ford F350 V-8, Mack Hubcaps (got them)
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:24 PM   #1130
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Decent looking B.

Would be a good restoration project.

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Ahhhhh, yes...... a flathead...... what a sound!!
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:51 PM   #1132
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What did the F350 look like?
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Old 07-15-2018, 06:17 AM   #1133
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What did the F350 look like?
It was a project
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:51 AM   #1134
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I have a thing for the old 1t pickups... the Big Boys! I'd love to have a mid-50s version from each mfgr.
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:56 AM   #1135
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Can't leave Studebaker out
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I stop at the 3/4 Ton. Have 2...
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:08 PM   #1137
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I'd "settle" for a 3/4t. Yours are bth really nice. I have always hoped to have some sort of vintage chore boy like this, or a flatbed... or both, all tippy top ready to take into town for supplies.

These are 3/4t I had saved. :
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:09 AM   #1138
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So very nice
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Dodge L series roll back and old Power Wagon I chanced upon while in VT, on route 107 near Rutland
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Old 07-21-2018, 10:19 PM   #1141
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:13 AM   #1142
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Dodge L series roll back and old Power Wagon I chanced upon while in VT, on route 107 near Rutland
did you grab any other shots of that Dodge L series that you could post up? I've never seen one before.
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did you grab any other shots of that Dodge L series that you could post up? I've never seen one before.
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:58 PM   #1145
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A bunch of nice rides! Gotta love the Ivo rig.

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Old 07-26-2018, 05:46 PM   #1146
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A pair of D 700's.....

Both same year.... but the Goo$e put the next - year grill on his.

( I helped restore the white 'Cuda, some years ago in Orange County, Ca.)

Not the truck..... it was found later.
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The yellow truck was originally painted in STP colors & used by Richard Petty before it was sold to the Snake.

From what I heard ( I won't divulge the source )..... Even though the trucks are history, ....the interior cab had at least as much..... "history"....
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:32 PM   #1148
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Very cool. The real trucks! Must be '67s and the one has a '68 grille. I had a '69 W200, which was first year for new hood but same grille as '68. Mine ended up with '68 sheet metal (cab and hood). My first frame-off truck
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:19 PM   #1149
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Very cool. The real trucks! Must be '67s and the one has a '68 grille. I had a '69 W200, which was first year for new hood but same grille as '68. Mine ended up with '68 sheet metal (cab and hood). My first frame-off truck
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Old 07-29-2018, 08:07 AM   #1150
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Next time someone says the 67-72 GM Trucks had rust issue you need to point out how old they are and rust happens to everything. That '69 Dodge cab was rusted out in '77 when I bought it. It was originally a 7up green color and had already had a repaint in '77 when I bought it. It was only 11 years old when I restored it, including a cab swap. Fords rusted before the GMs, too. The 67-72 GMs held up better than the 73-78s around here. dodge did built the badass 4wds back in the '69s though
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