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    Default I may need an intervention

    It just followed me home. I swear...





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    There's an addiction I can understand.
    Keep calm, persistence beats resistance.

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    Just release it into the wild... I'm sure it'll find a good home!!

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    I just love these old trucks, but is there a 4wd version, (doesn’t have to be Ford), that I can chuck logs in the back and which does’t cost an arm and a leg?

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    Load her up with boards and drive her on out.

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    I’d need about a foot more ground clearance to get to my favourite logging area...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Valley View Post
    I just love these old trucks, but is there a 4wd version, (doesn’t have to be Ford), that I can chuck logs in the back and which does’t cost an arm and a leg?
    All depends on the value of that arm and leg.
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    woo woo!

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    Ha! Awesome!
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    Excellent, I had mine for 17 years, sold it about 06.

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    All the things wrong with those old pick ups are pretty right today with low cost gasoline. No parts made in China and no computers. Even safety at city speeds is probably better than modern light high mpg cars.
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    There's a solution - just leave it out in your NH door yard & it'll disappear.













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    That is a funny looking boat.
    "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Valley View Post
    I just love these old trucks, but is there a 4wd version, (doesn’t have to be Ford), that I can chuck logs in the back and which does’t cost an arm and a leg?
    The Marmon-Herrington versions are pretty tough.
    I had a 48 Ford that I put a 283 chevy engine in. It was a great truck
    Similar to this one, same color too.
    81C4B006-7AD0-4E17-B131-EE8138BA3A60.jpg

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    You can park it at my place, if you need more room ?





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    Quote Originally Posted by Domesticated_Mr. Know It All View Post
    There's an addiction I can understand.
    +1 I don't like working with metal as much as wood, but I do admire it.

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    Nice garage bling Tom. I'm jealous of America's rust-free classics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post












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    This, like the others is a 20 footer. Looks great from a distance but it has plenty of dents and dings. Just my kind of truck. Has a built small block Chevy motor, roller rockers etc... (I know, Chevy in a Ford, I don&rsquo;t care, I am no purist and have no loyalties to either brand. They are cheap to build and run great.)
    Transmission won&rsquo;t stay in first gear but they gave me a newly rebuilt Muncie m-21 four speed that will bolt right in.
    Needs exhaust. Running open headers right now. It is painfully loud even with ear muffs. The 1 1/2 hr drive home was long.
    Needs wheel tubs and a bed floor and it will be great for a while.
    It is on a c-10 frame but they gave me the original 42 chassis which I would like to put back under it with modern suspension at some point. Really a great situation. I can enjoy the truck while I build the chassis. The interior is great and cab is excellent with all the metal patchwork done, and done well.
    Will be fun to work on them side by side with Jake. The green one is really his truck.

    As a final note, this one will be named Mator. Not because of the movie but because the guy that was building it (he died of brain cancer after a short illness after diagnosis) went by that nickname.

    He never finished the truck but it was his pride and joy. His wife and sons gave me some pics of where they had to chainsaw it out of the woods. They really seemed happy to see it go to me and Jake and I hope we can carry on his legacy somewhat. His wife needed the memories gone.


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    I am learning to hate you, Tom. Mucho.
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    Default Re: I may need an intervention

    Had a 1940 Ford pickup that I restored in 1971 and drove across the U.S. twice. Stock 85 Flathead with a crab distributor..just curious..when did they stop with that distributor?

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    Front or camshaft mounted flathead distributors went away with the "new model" flathead in '49...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    The Marmon-Herrington versions are pretty tough.
    I had a 48 Ford that I put a 283 chevy engine in. It was a great truck
    Similar to this one, same color too.
    81C4B006-7AD0-4E17-B131-EE8138BA3A60.jpg
    Very nice, but probably unobtanium in Oz......

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