Only way is up!

Discussion in '1947-1954' started by Zig, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf Member

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    Paul, I do stick around and pop my head in every now and again. I miss you guys. :) Here is a few fun stories. The guy that bought my truck that lives in upstate new york stopped by a few sunday afternoons ago and we spend an hour or so chatting. He has done pretty much all the rest of the things I wanted to do to the truck.

    He found an original GMC tailgate with the same blue patina as mine. Looks like it has been on the truck forever. He had all the dents taken out from a PDR guy, so no damage to that patina look. He did some maint items. The big item is he put in an oak bed with the Stainless steel strips. Man that has too look awesome.

    Most importantly he drives the truck. He doesn't in the winter as it gets treated royally and sits in a nice garage. But after the salt up there he drives it all over. Loves the truck! That makes me happy.

    Another fun story, since we had some nice rains lately that washed all the salt off the roads they put down for the big ice storm that never happened, we took the old car out for a few hours sunday. Makes me happy to get the whole family in and go for a cruise. We had a blast!

    Anyways just some fun stories.

    I enjoy reading your updates and the progress you have made on the GMC. Keep it up. And man when you said you were going 60MPH the other day that made me think you are crazy, then I remember you had the colorado rear end;) My old 5.14's would handle 60:)
     
  2. Zig

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    Still bedless, but man-oh-man, have I loved driving this around!
    I put one of my old bedsides on the saw horses. Any spare time I can work in, my drill and 3M wheel will be back in action.
    Still waiting on that hedge wood bed that is to be locally milled for me.
    Here's to driving an old AD around town. Daily as can be. #cool#

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  3. Zig

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    Well, how’s this for progress?
    I’ve had problems with logging into here, but with Nick’s help, I’M BACK!!! (and using my cell phone- yup, technology got me.)
    Sorry, I just had to post another front view just for the heck of it.
     

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  4. Zig

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    I just wanted to thank you all again for all the help and guidance over the years. You have no idea how much I love driving this truck around!
    BTW, the bed wood is local cut hedge wood, just like I wanted! I cut and groves it then put a thick coat of WATCO Teak Oil on it and then screwed it down (on the edge area that will be covered by the metal strips) to some treated decking strips that I then fastened to the frame.
    I just got my Classic Parts catalog, so soon I can order some more parts! Heck, I might have a finished bed on this by next year!
     
  5. coilover

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    Fords in the 30's had a neat little "quarter fender" that fastened to the underside of a stake bed truck. They kept the muck off the back of the cab on nasty days. Fraid you'd have to raise the bed a couple inches to use them but it's a thought.
     
  6. Bill Hanlon

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    Paul doesn't need to worry about mud and wet Evan. No driving on nasty days. ;)
     
  7. Zig

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    True, Bill.
    Or cold days as I STILL don’t have door glass in OR a heater that works.
    But if I did, I would drive it any time.
    I’m looking forward to putting that 12 volt wiper motor to work!
     
  8. 52wasp

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    Nice to see ONE of us is making some headway Zig. Been a year and a half for you! Darn how life gets in the way.
     
  9. Zig

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    Don’t get down, Mike-I saw a photo of your wheel you posted on another thread. That’s progress right? #rolleyes#
     
  10. 50 Chevy LS3

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    Wow, Zig, that is some golden colored hedgewood ya got there.
    This, also... If you get some quarter fenders to hang on it, as Evan, suggested, you will also need a pair of mud flaps. If you get the mud flaps, I will donate a pair of chrome naked sitting ladys for them.
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    Just want to do my part...
    Steve.
     
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  11. Zig

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    Thanks Steve!
    Those would definitely set things off!
    ...like my wife... #rolleyes#
     
  12. Zig

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    The hedge turned out just like I hoped it would. It’s also tough as nails, so it should last a while.
    I just can’t wait to surround it with the metal part of the bed!
     

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