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Old 10-15-2018, 12:22 PM   #2101
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What did I do with my truck? We did what trucks were meant for........ Haulin' wood chips.

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Old 10-15-2018, 12:43 PM   #2102
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What did I do with my truck? We did what trucks were meant for........ Haulin' wood chips.

That is one of the coolest photos I have seen of an AD in a long time.

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Old 10-15-2018, 04:24 PM   #2103
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I love it! Somewhere there was an old thread about these trucks still working; Maybe we should start another one!

I once loaded my '50 pickup with about a ton of bagged sand:
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:31 PM   #2104
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I love it! Somewhere there was an old thread about these trucks still working; Maybe we should start another one!

I once loaded my '50 pickup with about a ton of bagged sand:
Its not to far off in the threads, but I'll dig it up.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=767843
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:52 PM   #2105
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Its not to far off in the threads, but I'll dig it up.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=767843
Yeah, I enjoyed looking at that when it was new, add these photos to it guys to keep it alive!

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Old 10-15-2018, 07:44 PM   #2106
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Its not to far off in the threads, but I'll dig it up.

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Wow, thanks man - I'm going to spend all evening going through those pics!
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:26 PM   #2107
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I just added some more pics to that thread.
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:15 AM   #2108
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Just a little bit out in the garage tonight, made a patch and started welding it in the bed. Again, this is a custom thing I did 39 years ago that I am now un-doing. LOL It's so odd, I cut this hole for the fuel filler to up in the rear fender from the tank I got from my '64 Nova that I put under the rear of the bed. I will now be cutting another one like it up in the front of the bed for the stock 48 tank. I was rocking and rolling figuring I would finish this up, then I looked up at the clock to see it was 9:30! Nope, I will finish it tomorrow.

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Old 10-16-2018, 05:25 PM   #2109
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been driving mine a lot. runs well. im still getting used to the sound of the new fan. its loud. sounds like a tornado. when you drive an old car or truck you get a lot of attention. any time I stop I get comments and questions. today I got an arm out the window thumbs up. the death rattle is a peoples truck for sure.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:22 PM   #2110
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been driving mine a lot. runs well. im still getting used to the sound of the new fan. its loud. sounds like a tornado. when you drive an old car or truck you get a lot of attention. any time I stop I get comments and questions. today I got an arm out the window thumbs up. the death rattle is a peoples truck for sure.
Went back to post 2000 to find a pic of your truck but didn't find one. Can you post another?
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:38 PM   #2111
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Picked up an axle for free, hoping for the 4:11 gears and a posi, but I guess we will see. Installed 3:38 gears 10 years ago when I had a 3 speed. Now I have an OD transfer and the 4:11 would work great with the 283. Any bets before I open it?
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:40 PM   #2112
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So.... I couldn't wait. Me and the wife dug in. 3.90 gears. Not what I wanted, but I'll take it for the price. At least till I build and axle.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:57 AM   #2113
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I got the patch over the filler hole welded in and finished. I then figured I would make a patch and fix the rear stake pocket where I ground the stock weld off 37 years ago to pull the bed apart. I painted it apart and never welded it. I am thinking I will patch this up and bolt it together like I did before and not weld it.

So I got the patch made and will get on that tomorrow.

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Old 10-17-2018, 01:49 AM   #2114
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Nice patchwork, Mr. Martin! In the pic in post #2108 you have 3 metal "feet". Are those to pull the heat out when welding? Are they magnetic? (I think I'm showing my rookiness...)
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:26 AM   #2115
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So.... I couldn't wait. Me and the wife dug in. 3.90 gears. Not what I wanted, but I'll take it for the price. At least till I build and axle.
3.90 < 4:11 not tooooo much different. At least it wasn't a 2.73 ha ha!

I installed my rubber hood bumpers today. Typically, what should have been a 10-minute task turned into an all-afternoon ordeal requiring removing the latch plate, sanding down the bumpers to close the gap at the nose, and then readjusting the hood.
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Nice patchwork, Mr. Martin! In the pic in post #2108 you have 3 metal "feet". Are those to pull the heat out when welding? Are they magnetic? (I think I'm showing my rookiness...)
No, those are just "C Clamp" vice grips holding the metal behind the hole to mark it with a sharpie, then I cut the piece out to butt weld it into the hole.

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if you don't have any of these c clamp vice grips, and you do any welding, you should invest in a pair or 10. you will be surprised how much you use them.
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if you don't have any of these c clamp vice grips, and you do any welding, you should invest in a pair or 10. you will be surprised how much you use them.
I have done this for a living for years of course, but I have 37 pairs of vice grips, about 15 different ones. Yep, VERY valuable.

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Old 10-17-2018, 03:04 PM   #2119
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[quote=MARTINSR;8366203]No, those are just "C Clamp" vice grips holding the metal behind the hole to mark it with a sharpie, then I cut the piece out to butt weld it into the hole.

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I have about 10, maybe more! Big, little, a pipe holder, etc. Thanks!
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the vice grips come with ends like shown or ends with a flat surface, sort of like a c clamp would have. sometimes they are great as well and leave less of an imprint. sometimes they can be a pain too though. I have a few sets of both kind plus a couple of long reach ones. I use them all the time. various sizes help too.
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I got the patch welded in and finished on the RR bed stake pocket.

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Old 10-18-2018, 08:28 AM   #2122
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I got the patch welded in and finished on the RR bed stake pocket.

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Looking great. Makes me want to start doing body work on mine. But I must wait.
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Well, next to nothing, maybe not even the five minutes. Today is my wife's birthday so we went out for a wonderful Japanese dinner with the family and when we got home I got out there and simply primed over the bare metal on the bed side I welded the patches on so I could but it back outside to wait for stripping and priming. I need to get back to the hood and get it in primer then all the other panels, get them in primer so I can move on.

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I'm doing the one step forward two steps back... cut the dash for the Navigation unit only to find that hits both the Wiper motor and the A/C air distribution housing. So I went down to the local car toys and bought an Alpine 9" with a single din. Got it in and dash reworked.
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I'm doing the one step forward two steps back... cut the dash for the Navigation unit only to find that hits both the Wiper motor and the A/C air distribution housing. So I went down to the local car toys and bought an Alpine 9" with a single din. Got it in and dash reworked.
That is cool, you will love the Alpine. They have one of my favorite GPS systems.
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