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Old 06-14-2017, 07:40 PM   #801
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Re: Dug's 1959 Fleetside

Thanks guys. I appreciate the thoughts and prayers. Take care.
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:27 AM   #802
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Just when you think all the good trucks have been restored, you go on a walk with family and run across something like this. The owner of this one is a young man who inherited this 1955 Cameo (V-8 and AT) from his grandfather who bought it new. Lived most of its life in Los Angles but now up in Central Calif. Virtually unmolested. According to my brother-in-law, it has been sitting here for approx 20 years. They get about 20 inquires a year and have turned down $15,000. It's a beauty. Told them I would post some photos and remove the tag and not disclose the location. Cab corners, steps and floor looked to be in great shape. They assured me that it would be stored in a barn soon.
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:29 AM   #803
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:01 AM   #804
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Re: Dug's 1959 Fleetside

wow, the dash isn't even hacked up for different radio etc. fiberglass box sides so no rust there but even the inside looks good. hopefully they restore it.
now THAT would look good on a trailblazer frame, eh Doug?
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:55 AM   #805
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Distractions and more distractions. As I try to outlast the brutal heat (and mostly humidity) and gain momentum on the '59, small projects that will fill up the bed of the '59 keep finding me. It didn't hurt that I sold the Honda TL250 which freed up some mad money.

The first thing that surfaced was an all original '93 CT70 with only 400 miles on it. Cleaned the carb, straightened the turn signal arms, installed a new battery and washed it and have been buzzing around on it ever since.
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The second thing that showed up is an all original '73 Schwinn Apple Krate that was stored in an attic in Tennessee for the last 40+ years. Some say that this was the gateway drug into the hot rod world that some of us got hooked on back in the '70's. I had an Orange Krate back in the day. This particular one even had the original tires although I had to replace the front one. The slick in the rear is like new. Mucho light surface rust on every square inch of chrome. Through Google, I discovered that Aluminum foil and water would clean up effortlessly. It did a shockingly good job on 90% of the chrome. Re-glued the a section of the seat, repacked all the bearings and replaced the brake cables but kept the original housing. This year even had a cable actuated rear disc brake!!

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Old 08-21-2017, 02:19 AM   #806
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Re: Dug's 1959 Fleetside

Dug

Rock on!!!! To see passion for a bike with a springer fork and a banana seat is refreshing.

The final touch is to put a Hurst T Shifter on it. Out a sight, right on!!!

What fun, way to go, strong work.

Keep on keepin on

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Old 11-03-2017, 11:42 PM   #807
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hey Dugg, you still out there? too busy riding that new bike?
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Old 11-04-2017, 06:38 AM   #808
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hey Dugg, you still out there? too busy riding that new bike?
Yep...still out here. I keep getting distracted by what falls in my lap which I have decided is really what it is all about. Sold the TL250, bought an all original 1993 CT70 with only 400 miles on it and I bought a container full of Honda CT70 bikes and parts that I took to Barber's Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, AL (World Class!!) and sold. This stuff keeps finding me. Now that I have some spending money, I plan on easing back into the truck build later this winter, when it actually cools off. We've had a hot permanent summer with a ton of rain here. But first, to hold me over, I'm building a CT70 Cafe Racer of sorts with a Chinese 125CC Lifan engine and a left over frame from my container purchase. Back to the truck SOON!!!
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