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    Jake and I arrived in NH last night and I got to surprise him with the 48 pickup. I think he was in shock as he fell in love with this truck at the beginning of the summer at a car show. Looking forward to many good times with him in it.
    https://www.facebook.com/tlwilk/vide...3308550010807/


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    Oh.

    I cried. No shame here.

    What a pair of awesome guys!

    Well. Done. Sir.

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    . . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    That was awsome Tom.

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    Fantastic!

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    What fun. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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    Do YOU get to drive it, too?

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    oh hell yes.
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    Nice!!!
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    Good stuff!


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    Excellent!
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    Outstanding!
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    I apologize in advance if I flood this thread with pics but we are having a blast. Heading to North Conway to check out the trains and have some dinner but mostly just an excuse to cruise in the truck, and yes, I get to drive some too!



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    Wonderful!
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    That wins. You are now my favorite here. Well done.
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    Diana wants to know if you want to adopt her

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    Had this contractor follow us halfway to North Conway.
    Then we went to see some of Jake’s other favorite things. North Conway Scenic Railroad. He’s love that place since he was a baby.

    Now we are heading out for sushi, his favorite meal, which is funny since he can be a very picky eater. We made several stops along the way for scenic pics with the truck. He has driven everywhere and gets a kick out of the attention. Everyone wants pics of it.

    The weather could be nicer for foliage viewing but we have had a grand day.



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    From the picture and your posts on FB, it has modern brakes and steering. How did the restorer do that? Is it built on a donor truck, using a modern frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    From the picture and your posts on FB, it has modern brakes and steering. How did the restorer do that? Is it built on a donor truck, using a modern frame?


    Original frame with a kit for mustang II steering and front suspension. Has a 351w crate motor with 8k miles, disc brakes up front, rack and pinion steering and independent front suspension with tubular A-arms. It drives really nice and doesn’t wander or have the bump steer issues that many old cars do. Stops great and is all set up for towing with a brake controller. Has a bronco rear end on leaf springs with a sway bar too. The guy that built it did a very nice job.

    Cosmetically it looks like an old truck. Paint chips, dents, dings, the cab rattles a bit. Perfect for what we will use it for. That means we can use it and enjoy it without much worry.



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    It is really nice. Are you trucking it down South.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    It is really nice. Are you trucking it down South.
    Probably will keep it in NH for a while, maybe for good. At least through next summer. Life is busy in GA and we have more free time when we are up here so plan is to use it here in the summer, hit the cruise nights and drive it to our band rehearsals over in center harbor on Fridays. We shall see after next summer what we want to do but I think it will get more use in NH.
    Tom

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    You are crazy. The best kind of crazy. I cried a little too. shut up . . .
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    Crazy amount of "Best Dad in the World" Brownie points.
    Well done sir.
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    One last pic from a fabulous weekend. Weather was beautiful this morning so we took one more drive before heading to the airport to fly back to GA. Jake really drives that truck well. Very conservatively and cautious. The safety features are definitely nothing like a modern vehicle so I was pretty impressed with how he handled it. He stayed very aware of other vehicles, stopping distances etc. and he handled the extra power well. Good times!!

    Thanks all for the kind words and letting me indulge a bit.


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