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Old 10-11-2018, 05:14 PM   #1
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Most Prized Truck Possession

I saw this on the 67-72 side and wanted to see what everyone over here has.

What is the one thing you would never part with related to your 60-66 truck.


I swapped the stock steering wheel out of my 64 for a smaller late model wheel to gain a little more leg room. After the truck was wrecked I traded it(like a dummy) for a 69. Kept the wheel because I wanted to keep some part of the truck. That truck was the first vehicle I went out and found and purchased on my own. I bought it from a friend of the family that my great grandpa helped as a baby. He is gone now but I still remember handing him the cash while I did the paper work (he had a car lot/junkyard) and he pulled a 20 out of the stack and told me to keep it for my first tank of fuel. That wheel hangs on the garage wall now, next to my piston collection.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:39 PM   #2
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Re: Most Prized Truck Possession

Yeah, probably the steering wheel I reduced the diameter on, or the rear cab stainless trim piece I found at the Pomona Swap Meet for $10 years ago.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:21 PM   #3
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Re: Most Prized Truck Possession

I would keep the steering wheel for sure. Will probably keep the engine that was in the truck when I bought it, just because it never let me down for almost 2 years even though it went through a quart of oil in about 50 or so miles
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:45 PM   #4
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Re: Most Prized Truck Possession

I originally bought my 65 in around 82 or 83.
I found it more than 25 years after I sold it around 87. If I ever have to lose it again, I'll keep the ashtray.
Here is a post I made in 2012 when I first found my 65 again.
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.Only thing left from my interior is the ashtray:

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On a positive note; he put a rebuilt 327 in it in 2004:
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:53 PM   #5
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Re: Most Prized Truck Possession

probably the rear cab trim and the extra wide 60-61 w/s trim
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:05 PM   #6
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I'd rather die...lol
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Old 10-14-2018, 01:58 PM   #7
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The 9-ball on the shifter. Our daughter wore 9 on her high school softball team, and she drove the truck when she was in high school.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:12 AM   #8
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My 61 4x4.I'd know about and wanted this truck since I was 7 or 8.Was 23 when the PO decided to sell it.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:50 AM   #9
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Re: Most Prized Truck Possession

The keychain. It has more sentimental value than the truck!
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:56 PM   #10
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The keychain. It has more sentimental value than the truck!
I think I saw that in one of your earlier posts and thought it's pretty cool.
What's the history?
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My ashtray handle I mentioned above is from an oak tree in our backyard where I lived sometime in the 80's.
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Old Yesterday, 05:12 PM   #11
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Re: Most Prized Truck Possession

I'd say probably the grille is the only thing I would have to keep if I sold this truck. Built it last winter. Not perfect by any means, but it's the first major custom/sheet metal/body modification I've ever done.
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I think I saw that in one of your earlier posts and thought it's pretty cool.
What's the history?
In the early 80's my dad built a K10 show truck and my mother bought this keychain for him (and the truck) at the state fair. He sold the show truck, bought the rusty K20 I now have and put the keychain in it. Luckily both trucks were 66 K's
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In the early 80's my dad built a K10 show truck and my mother bought this keychain for him (and the truck) at the state fair. He sold the show truck, bought the rusty K20 I now have and put the keychain in it. Luckily both trucks were 66 K's
See now.... That's cool stuff.
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