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Old 06-13-2014, 07:31 PM   #1
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Viking 60 1959 Rebuild thread

I just found my father truck he owned when he had the local gas company
used to be a propane Tanker (with a big round tank on the back)

Last time I drove this Rig was 1978
1959 Viking 60 same age as me I need to know were i can get patch panels
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the motor (327) has only 8,000 miles since rebuild
it came out of my 63 Impala
it was awsome to sit in it a steer it the 300 feet out of the bushes brought back alot of good memories
I used to have Rock star hair now not so much
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:58 PM   #2
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Re: Viking 60 1959 Rebuild thread

Nice start!! As far as patch panels for the cab, they should all be the same as a 55-59 pickup.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:25 PM   #3
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Nice start!! As far as patch panels for the cab, they should all be the same as a 55-59 pickup.
thanks I jacked finding this truck..
I had too. it wouldn't last another 14 yrs in the bush

Look at classic industiers,.?
didn't find the door wells there gone
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:58 PM   #4
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Re: Viking 60 1959 Rebuild thread

Glad to see it out of the bushes.

BTW, it looks like you have '67 Pontiac GTO Bucket Seats in your truck. Power Buckets to boot. They are probably worth a pretty good dollar. Might help you pay for some parts, lol.

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Old 06-14-2014, 09:20 PM   #5
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Glad to see it out of the bushes.

BTW, it looks like you have '67 Pontiac GTO Bucket Seats in your truck. Power Buckets to boot. They are probably worth a pretty good dollar. Might help you pay for some parts, lol.

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I think they are full size not A body. Still not cheap!!
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:16 PM   #6
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Re: Viking 60 1959 Rebuild thread

I'm so jealous, that's an awesome truck you have there. What are your plans for it.

Some of that parts are a little harder to find. things like the fenders and such....may have to make some custom parts for it
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:15 PM   #7
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Re: Viking 60 1959 Rebuild thread

the seats are out of 64 GP
I did not get a Title and after 12 yrs in washington the title drop off the system
My plans are to make it runner and on Propane and legal.

Have it inspected by WSP and bond a title for 3 yrs then apply for a new title .
Once I get the state inspection passed
I will drive it very little then pull it apart and ground up
not for show but stop the rust

I'm going to loose the dump bed But I've got to reuse the PTO
it will be a toy not a daily driver
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I got it home took more pictures
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My Photobucket account took a dump will post pictures in a few
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:27 PM   #8
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the seats are out of 64 GP
Interesting, mrolds88 was correct. They do look a little larger now that y'all have mentioned that, but they have the same upholstery pattern as mine. I have '67 GTO Buckets in my '68 C-30 and they are getting replace by an original Bench I have.

Edit: Make that '66 Buckets.

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Old 06-15-2014, 12:10 AM   #9
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Re: Viking 60 1959 Rebuild thread

Ok Pictures
Got it home
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I think my nieghbors hate me there property value just dumped.
it's all good my truck is older then all of them sou lsucking prius drivers
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I wasn't given a Title but i notice the glove box was closed I hoped
of corse the key was rusted in the ignition
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:16 AM   #10
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Re: Viking 60 1959 Rebuild thread

here's the vin # tag
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:21 AM   #11
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Re: Viking 60 1959 Rebuild thread

the propane side and Motor
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:27 AM   #12
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Re: Viking 60 1959 Rebuild thread

PTO and rear end
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could anybody point my to a site to decode the Vin#
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:12 AM   #13
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Re: Viking 60 1959 Rebuild thread

Bill, the only reason I knew was that they have the same side frame as the big Olds's I have.

SP I like the propane setup. I would keep that if I could. And yes I think you may need a patch panel or two. Bad part is I have a spare hood that is even the right color, but I'm way too far away for that to work out. (No solicitation of a sale).
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Re: Viking 60 1959 Rebuild thread

I thought the bed on my Spartan was a piece of junk, that one has it beat! Good that you saved it from the bushes though. It definitely wouldn't have lasted much longer.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:31 PM   #15
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Re: Viking 60 1959 Rebuild thread

yes going to try the propane till I get inspection then we'll see
I live on a small Isalnd and to get Motor fuel propane is not easy or cheep here
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ya the bed has to go.!
But what do i do with it.?
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took the blower to it today We have Feloney floors
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it's ok i found this on the interweb
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took the hood off ...and the motor turns over freely Very promising
This is were some might turn on me and I'm sorry but I have to go with an HEI dizzy
and UX the generator for a one wire alt
the truck is not original someone (DAD) remove the floor starter for a turn key starter switch
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:34 AM   #16
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Re: Viking 60 1959 Rebuild thread

Those blackberry bushes in the first picture look pretty typical for Vashon!

My '84 C-20 came from Vashon as well. My grandpa gave it to me last fall. It spent most of its life on the island. My grandpa lives on the east side on Ridge Road, on the way to Ellisport.

He's got cars covered in blackberry bushes too.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:58 PM   #17
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nice viking. yes it's a heavy hauler but if you post in the 47 to 59 forum we can give you all sorts of unwanted advice
if those front motor mounts are riveted in then your truck never had a foot starter, v8 trucks only had the key starter
it would have been a 283 at the time
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The 59 I had only had the key start, too. It was a 348 truck. What happened to the radiator??
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Those blackberry bushes in the first picture look pretty typical for Vashon!

My '84 C-20 came from Vashon as well. My grandpa gave it to me last fall. It spent most of its life on the island. My grandpa lives on the east side on Ridge Road, on the way to Ellisport.

He's got cars covered in blackberry bushes too.
ridge road know it well
your grampa lives here.? probly know him.
show him the truck did he know it.?
are family have been on the Island since 1964
found the truck out in the back weeds on cemetary RD
I live in Burton out on the peninsula on the property were i was raised
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nice viking. yes it's a heavy hauler but if you post in the 47 to 59 forum we can give you all sorts of unwanted advice
if those front motor mounts are riveted in then your truck never had a foot starter, v8 trucks only had the key starter
it would have been a 283 at the time
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DOAH.! I didnot know that can my thread be moved.?
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The 59 I had only had the key start, too. It was a 348 truck. What happened to the radiator??
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the truck was a six with floor start till I was going to the prom in 76
my 63 impala suffered from Low oil pressure
my dad lent me his new to him 75 cutlass olds
so to repay him I gave him my impala motor This 327 he put it in here
moved the push botton to the dash
.Radiator was nabbed by MethHeads while it was out in the weeds
on the plus side the widsheild is in great shape ...go figure.?
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did some minimal wiring put a battery in it and cranked it over
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ridge road know it well
your grampa lives here.? probly know him.
show him the truck did he know it.?
are family have been on the Island since 1964
found the truck out in the back weeds on cemetary RD
I live in Burton out on the peninsula on the property were i was raised
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You probably do know him. My grandpa is John Gregg. He's lived on the Island all his life. Had a car shop on his property for many years.

He owned the Vashon Chevron for about 10 years, from 1966-1975.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:18 AM   #23
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name sound familar chevron so of town oh ya
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bad new good new day
I ratholed a radiator from a 60 apache C10 not even close
dad went to DMV they said needs inspection before Title issue
working the brakes nada... mastercylinder issue
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sold my FI 283 64 SWB to fund this project
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Now we know where that muffler bearing goes!!!!!!!LOL
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i think softpatch needs a new muffler bearing

you can ask any mod to move your thread or start a new thread with a link back to here
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