Legally On the Road!!!!

Discussion in '1947-1954' started by Wolf, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Wolf

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    So today I "finished" the truck.

    Changed the oil, transmission oil, that was really really nasty. Im glad to get that oil mud looking oil out of the tranny.

    Last friday I took the truck to the inspection place, it passed:D Which in KS is just looking at the VIN and charging $10 bucks. Went to the DMV to get my new old 1952 KS truck plate.
    In KS you now are able to register a vehicle with any KS tag with the same year. All it costs is 17 bucks a year to renew my tags and registration.

    I now have legal tags, insurance and everything. Im so excited the truck is drivable and has been running great!!! :D:D
     
  2. Kens 50 PU

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    Awesome Wolf!

    Feels good, doesn't it?;) Now, do us all a favor on the forum here. Drive that bad boy down (or up) to Zig's and inspire him to get off of high center and get his done!:D Have fun with it and remember to keep it properly maintained and it will last you a lifetime!

    Ken
     
  3. willardgreen

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    Sweet

    Now anything you do to it is instant gratification and with any luck the money spent stays put for a looooong time.;)
     
  4. Wolf

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    Thanks a lot guys Ken I will do that soon I am hoping. If Paul has some time I would love to come down there and give him a hand with his ride, and cruise around in mine. Im sure he would be willing to drive it right???;)

    Looks like I will have to buy new 3/4ton hub caps. had my old ones sandblasted and there isn't enough metal to save them. Oh well ya win some and ya loose some
     
  5. vwnate1

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    Yippie !

    Good news indeed .

    This is a truck right ? the hubbies will be fine , paint 'em with Rustoleum until you find some decent used ones .
     
  6. ol' chebby

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    I may have some left from mine, I'll try to look this weekend, as I'm out of town all week.
     
  7. Zig

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    Do it! Do it! Do it!

    Spring Break starts the 12th.:rolleyes:

    If not then, ANY time between June and mid August!:D

    I'm happy for ya, Brian! Drive that truck some for me, too~ K?
     
  8. Wolf

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    ol chebby: thanks for the offer. If they are 3/4 ton GMC then i would love to buy them from ya. I have had a very hard time finding them. They are pretty rare actually. Talked to Tom Myers in Miami OK and he comes across some every now and again.

    Nate: I should have done that but I already sandblasted them and 3 of my 5 turned to dust... I will get them back and see what I can do. Oh well live and learn right!


    Paul: Can't wait to come down there. Will look at my schedule and let ya know. not sure if I can be up there for spring break, but that would be so much fun!! Would love to help ya on your Beautiful GMC!!!! Maybe I can learn Something too!!!
     
  9. Zig

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    More colorful language than you'd ever imagine? =^)
     
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    Sorry, mine would be chebby. I do have a box of factory style chrome smoothies that haven't been installed.........I would think they would fit either 1/2 or 3/4T
     
  11. ol' chebby

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    Or, maybe not. Jim Carter lists them for $67.50 ea., part # TR320.


    Anyone else interested in the smoothies?$50 for 4 still in boxes.
     
  12. Wolf

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    Yeah that is my dilemma. Things are expensive, but they do look great. the 3/4 Ton ones are quite a bit larger then the 1/2 ton ones. I did try the 1/2 ton ones but they were too small. I wish they would have fit, would have saved some moneys


    Paul: I can't wait. What else do you have to do to get your truck going?
     
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  14. Wolf

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    Can't wait. In the summers my work has this thing they call Summer hours. which means i work 9 hrs mon-thurs. and a half day on friday. Maybe sometime this summer I can come down on a friday and hang out for a few hours!!!

    Truck is still running great! driven it over 80 miles since i registered it :D

    Just grin every time i start it up!!!
     
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    Good to hear you have the Truck on the road, enjoy.
     
  16. Zig

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    Enjoy it! The weather is only going to get nicer!

    Come down ANY time, Brian! I look forward to actually having time to just chat! Heck, I might even make it up your way if I'm waiting on parts~
     
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    Oh that would be awesome!!! there are lots of place here!!! I know how to get to all of them;);)
     
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    C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s ! ! !

    WOO-HOO! On the road. Now how about some pictures of the finished product out on the road. Good going Bri. Hopefully, I will soon be right be hind ya.
     
  19. Wolf

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    Thanks Gypsy!!! I will get some pics for you guys soon. Have been so excited to drive it I just get in a drive i always forget to take the pics!!!:rolleyes:

    Can't wait for you to get on the road too. Its so much fun

    This last Sat night my wife and I went out for about an hour or so drive right around sunset! Drove around just having a great time. Stopped at Sonic to get some ice cream to go home and make Root Beer Floats. Sonic doesn't have A&W root beer, the best we think. We were listening to Sanatra on the Ipod, No radio yet. And the Guy brought us out our ice cream and said man I love your truck. Just makes me smile. He was skating out too, Felt like we were in the 50's

    Great night
     
  20. Zig

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    I am sooooooooooooooooo envious!!!!

    Someday...

    Sommmmmmmmmeday...
     

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