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Old 03-17-2020, 05:53 AM   #1
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For those of you who have been helping and all those who enjoy seeing something come back to life, the following is shared. Sunday afternoon she was driven for the first time since October 1968. Tires are on the way, 3 wheels left to paint and a visor will be in place before presenting to my Daddy on his birthday in April. Those rear wheels are from my friend's 29 coupe.

Will post more pics soon, especially of the birthday coming out party. At 87 I think I will have pulled off a big surprise.
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Old 03-17-2020, 05:55 AM   #2
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It's always good to see another one running again. Nice work!
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Old 03-18-2020, 08:30 PM   #3
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Very nice, make sure your brakes are working. I’ll bet your dad is pretty excited .
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Old 03-18-2020, 08:45 PM   #4
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I like the look of it, it has survived!
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:23 PM   #5
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It's a joy to behold. Well done.
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Old 03-19-2020, 12:38 AM   #6
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Thanks for the update/pics. Love the rust/patina. Looks pretty straight - does not seem to have any/much rust through or lots of dents.
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:46 AM   #7
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The patina is just great. Don't be in too big of a hurry to cover it up!
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:59 AM   #8
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My father past away at 42, he loved the old trucks. He was a mechanic and drove nothing but trucks from the 40's and 50's. He would be your fathers age today if he was still here. I envy you for being able to do this for your father. He will love it I'm sure.
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Old 03-21-2020, 01:52 PM   #9
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Is it a car you bought or was it in the family for all those years?
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Old 03-21-2020, 04:37 PM   #10
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Wow, that's so cool. Hope you either have or can find a hood to match!
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Old 03-22-2020, 08:37 AM   #11
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Wow what a gift!!!
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:58 AM   #12
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Very thoughtful present!

I'm curious. What is the come-a-long doing?
Front end wobble??
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:16 AM   #13
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Good question. Come-a-long is putting stress on bumper brackets, which at some point were pushed in, I assume due to a slight collision. They've moved some, not quite enough. I relaxed some of the strain with a Mapp torch. Getting closer.
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Old 03-23-2020, 07:19 AM   #14
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Your a good son. I hope both of you drive it like you stole it.
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:08 PM   #15
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LIke others I love your Truck. It looks just like mine. it was red & I stripped off most of the paint. Now it is rust & red lol I have taken My truck all a part,now starting to put it back together. In it's past someone had replaced the top with plywood & fiberglass. Also many of the bolts & nuts had been replaced with high quality aircraft bolts & nuts. I have had My P.U. since the early 70's. If only Our Cars Could talk
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:13 AM   #16
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Hood is back on. Visor and seat bench cover coming soon.
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:31 AM   #17
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Looks Good!
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:43 AM   #18
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That is a really nice pic. That is really special. Perhaps a rust/patinaed front bumper, or use a weathered piece of barn wood/plank.


Other plans for it? Weathered bed mini stock rack, Whiskey barrels in the back, barrels with old farm hand tools (shovels, hay forks, etc.), other?


When done more pics including engine and interior please.
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:51 AM   #19
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That is a really nice pic. That is really special. Perhaps a rust/patinaed front bumper, or use a weathered piece of barn wood/plank.


Other plans for it? Weathered bed mini stock rack, Whiskey barrels in the back, barrels with old farm hand tools (shovels, hay forks, etc.), other?


When done more pics including engine and interior please.
Yes I love the patina, keep it. I agree with your ideas
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Old 03-27-2020, 02:16 PM   #20
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WOW, what a gift. It's also a pleasure to give isn't it.
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