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Old 02-09-2018, 03:16 PM   #76
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Re: Old 1950 "AIR FORCE" Truck (build)

Truck is going to be exhibited at the air show at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas on September. I updated looks to reflect more on how it'd appear in 1950. Of course it was nice and vibrant blue back then. To repaint it today would mean all original 'badging' would be lost.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:16 PM   #77
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Looks good!!
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:06 PM   #78
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I can say without hesitation I love the truck. Having spent the last 22 years (and counting) in aircraft maintenance with the Air Force, I have a soft spot for this truck. So glad you were able to retain the painted lettering.

Thanks for preserving its history!!
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:00 AM   #79
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I like your build, I am working on an Army rat rod myself. s10 with code 504 kit installed, working on LS1 install at this time. my plan is to be o.d. green with an Army star on the doors. Keep up the nice work I will be interested in seeing the progress.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:10 AM   #80
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Truck is going to be exhibited at the air show at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas on September. I updated looks to reflect more on how it'd appear in 1950. Of course it was nice and vibrant blue back then. To repaint it today would mean all original 'badging' would be lost.
LOVE IT LIKE THIS ! Way cool but I'm an old guy and that's how I like em.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:49 PM   #81
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Nice Job. I wish I could have saved any of the original USAF markings on my 54 but they were gone before i got it. FWIW The tire pressure and speed limit markings had not changed during my time in the AF 69-73. I even had to stencil and rattle can some of them on the 60's Dodges we had at the time. BTW these trucks were also used to tow smaller jets like the t33 when tow tugs weren't available.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:56 AM   #82
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It's a cool vision you had for this truck. I like figuring out an "angle" on a project and then building toward that end. This one took a lot of creativity and I enjoyed reading the thread.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:00 AM   #83
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Truck made it to the McConnell Air Force Base "Frontiers in Flight Air Show". First time back on the base in 46 years.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:03 AM   #84
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More photos from McConnell Air Force Base "Frontiers in Flight Air Show".
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:07 AM   #85
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McConnell Air Force Base "Frontiers in Flight Air Show". September 7th thru 9th - 2018.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:09 AM   #86
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Truck stayed inside this huge hangar one night. When fired up it resonated nicely throughout the structure.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:19 AM   #87
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Sweet...looks like it drew alot of attention...
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Old 09-15-2018, 12:45 PM   #88
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All I can say is WOW that truck is awesome. Lots of preserved history there. I wish I would have known about the airshow in Wichita, I would have made the drive to see it. We are having a airshow and dragraces in Great Bend Kansas the end of the month, they are calling it the Mega Motor weekend. The 2 airworthy B-29's are supposed to be there. I'm really looking forward to seeing "Doc" the B-29 that just returned to the air in 2016 after sitting in the AZ desert for decades. The next time the truck comes back "home" please post something on the board and hopefully I won't miss it.
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Old 09-15-2018, 01:07 PM   #89
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I will post future plans for sure. Would like to bring it to a Wichita car show in the future. My brother-in-law Calvin is planning on going to Great Bend and plunk down $600.00 for a ride in "Doc". Wish I could attend.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:39 PM   #90
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Attached is a link from another site showing a 1951 Ford from McConnell. Look at the tailgate on it and you'll see how much painting over that went on with these rigs. I was able to find ITA on the rear of mine. Most likely came from WICHITA A.F.B. which was the name of the base until 1954.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...ord-truck.html

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At Kingman, Arizona air show
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