It's finally spring!

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TruckMan
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It's finally spring!

Post by TruckMan » May 7th, 2013, 8:36 am

Picked a nice spring day to take the truck to work. First time in 2013 and first time since I built the tail gate and have the hoist in full operation. I hope that everyone is getting some road time with their AA's now that the weather is nice.
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Re: It's finally spring!

Post by markp213 » May 7th, 2013, 10:46 am

I am!
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Stakebed
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Re: It's finally spring!

Post by Stakebed » May 7th, 2013, 8:06 pm

wow very nice! I love the tires you have on yours mark!

I haven't even got the other 2 cars outa winter storage yet... Start to then it rains for 4 days...

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Re: It's finally spring!

Post by Farrell In Vancouver » May 8th, 2013, 10:35 am

Mark / Truckman, I am green with envy............have not got the cab on yet but close.
At least I have the Special Coupe to get my fix in.
Lovin that Red cab Mark, looks cool.
Truckman, have you a waiting list of loads for that dumper this spring?

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Re: It's finally spring!

Post by TruckMan » May 9th, 2013, 10:02 am

Have two people that need dirt hauled.

Mark, now THAT is a beautiful paint job. Very, very nice! (Not sure how eager I would be to dump sand, gravel and dirt on my truck if I had a better paint job but I can dream.)

Also, my cell phone photography hides the fact that my truck is full of saw dust from a winter in the garage. It really needs a bath!

Here it is showing off the new spare tire carrier I made.
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Re: It's finally spring!

Post by markp213 » May 9th, 2013, 10:20 am

Thanks Farrell! It's as close to the original Vermillion Red that we could find. Tried to keep it as original as possible, but that in itself is a learning process! Still needs some exterior cosmetic work done, but it runs really well and is fun to drive.

Stakebed... Hope the weather clears up for you soon! The tires are the 650-20's but I am going to change them to the 600's because the front tires rub the brake rods when you turn sharp. The rear tires are over 30 years old and are starting to crack, so that's another good incentive to replace them.

Thanks, TruckMan! I love the classic look of your truck. It looks great, and I'd keep it the way it is now!

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Re: It's finally spring!

Post by wv model AA » May 9th, 2013, 12:55 pm

Nice trucks! I'm a new member, so I thought I break the ice.

This is my 1931 Ford Model AA with a Gar-Wood Bed. Just got it a month ago!

/Jeff

(I don't like the white walls, but my wife likes the white walls....nuff said thar)
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Re: It's finally spring!

Post by Stakebed » May 9th, 2013, 1:19 pm

markp213 wrote:Thanks Farrell! It's as close to the original Vermillion Red that we could find. Tried to keep it as original as possible, but that in itself is a learning process! Still needs some exterior cosmetic work done, but it runs really well and is fun to drive.

Stakebed... Hope the weather clears up for you soon! The tires are the 650-20's but I am going to change them to the 600's because the front tires rub the brake rods when you turn sharp. The rear tires are over 30 years old and are starting to crack, so that's another good incentive to replace them.

Thanks, TruckMan! I love the classic look of your truck. It looks great, and I'd keep it the way it is now!
ahh yea. what are your plans for the old rear tires? I need some cheap ones to roll around with (all i got is rims and 2 terribly flat rock hard 70 year old tires probably)

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Re: It's finally spring!

Post by markp213 » May 9th, 2013, 1:45 pm

Nice truck, Jeff! Nothing wrong with white walls.

Stakebed: Once I replace the tires, you can have them for free!

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Re: It's finally spring!

Post by TruckMan » May 9th, 2013, 2:08 pm

Welcome Jeff. A Garwood! So have I. I just this winter got a pto for it and was able to hoist. Is it like this?
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Re: It's finally spring!

Post by Chris Haynes » May 9th, 2013, 3:28 pm

Is it already Spring? I can't tell unless someone lets me know. It always sunny in California. :D

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Re: It's finally spring!

Post by Stakebed » May 9th, 2013, 4:55 pm

markp213 wrote:Nice truck, Jeff! Nothing wrong with white walls.

Stakebed: Once I replace the tires, you can have them for free!
cool but where are you located?

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Re: It's finally spring!

Post by markp213 » May 9th, 2013, 9:00 pm

Stakebed wrote:
markp213 wrote:Nice truck, Jeff! Nothing wrong with white walls.

Stakebed: Once I replace the tires, you can have them for free!
cool but where are you located?
San Jose area, CA. You? Hope not too far. Shipping tires can cost $$$!

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Re: It's finally spring!

Post by Stakebed » May 9th, 2013, 9:16 pm

only 2000 miles! haha :(

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Re: It's finally spring!

Post by Imnangell » May 10th, 2013, 2:46 am

I'm working on surveying the truck and changing the oil and grease.
Matt
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