My old early 30 grain truck lives!

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Bill James
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My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by Bill James » April 16th, 2011, 8:35 pm

Well, the cabs back on, new top wood and cover, body back on the chassis, doors fit, all new wiring, front brakes done. So first thing this morning I turned her over and it runs :D I drove it up and down our street a few times, the clutch needs work, hopefuly, just adjustment, and 2nd and 3rd gear realy growls at me. I had the top off the tranny and all the gears looked nice and clean, so I suppose the noise is bearings. Anyway, I have another 4 speed so maybe I can make one good one out of the two.
Early in the day I chickened out and put'er back in the shop, BIG storm coming, the area got hit pretty hard, but here on the peninsula we were lucky. I didn't hear of any serious damage. In fact we only got 1.2" of rain. Plenty damage both North and South of us reported, sadly with some deaths. All quiet now, the storms have moved on out to sea.

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Re: My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by spectria » April 17th, 2011, 1:52 am

Bill James wrote:Well, the cabs back on, new top wood and cover, body back on the chassis, doors fit, all new wiring, front brakes done. So first thing this morning I turned her over and it runs :D I drove it up and down our street a few times, the clutch needs work, hopefuly, just adjustment, and 2nd and 3rd gear realy growls at me. I had the top off the tranny and all the gears looked nice and clean, so I suppose the noise is bearings. Anyway, I have another 4 speed so maybe I can make one good one out of the two.
Early in the day I chickened out and put'er back in the shop, BIG storm coming, the area got hit pretty hard, but here on the peninsula we were lucky. I didn't hear of any serious damage. In fact we only got 1.2" of rain. Plenty damage both North and South of us reported, sadly with some deaths. All quiet now, the storms have moved on out to sea.
Would love to see pics of the truck!
Congratulations!
Dave in Quincy, Ca. I love Pics!!!! Post them All!!! :)
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Re: My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by Bill James » April 17th, 2011, 5:46 am

Thanks Dave, we have friends, from Lake Co. CA, droping by today, and the weather is finally good, so i'll back'er out of the shop and take a couple pictures. Bill James

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Re: My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by russ » April 17th, 2011, 1:56 pm

Sorry to hear about the folks harmed in the storm.

Hey, good on ya gettin' that beast back on the road. Yay :!:

Don't fergit them pics. 8)
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Re: My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by Bill James » April 17th, 2011, 5:16 pm

OK, gonna try and post some pictures. Wish me luck :roll:
The one picture of the door doesn't show to well, the decals show the following, Massy Harris famous million acre harvest brigade. Goggle that for a history lesson :)
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Re: My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by Bill James » April 17th, 2011, 5:17 pm

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Re: My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by Bill James » April 17th, 2011, 5:18 pm

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Re: My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by Bill James » April 17th, 2011, 5:19 pm

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Re: My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by Bill James » April 17th, 2011, 5:20 pm

5th picture, sorry I have to post this way, these pictures are on an antique floppy disk :P Bill James
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Re: My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by Bill James » April 17th, 2011, 5:24 pm

Did you notice the bird poop on the fender? Dam Chevy bird!!!!

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Re: My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by Radar » April 17th, 2011, 5:34 pm

Bill, great looking truck. The lettering on the door is just perfect. Wanna borrow my 12ga. double barrel ? It works really well on those bow tie varmits! Radar

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Re: My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by spectria » April 17th, 2011, 5:35 pm

Bill James wrote:Did you notice the bird poop on the fender? Dam Chevy bird!!!!
LOL, possibly an endangered species, at least in your neighborhood???
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Re: My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by towtruck » April 17th, 2011, 8:24 pm

if you restore take pictures of door so you can duplicate later

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Re: My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by Bill James » April 18th, 2011, 5:38 am

I plan to leave the body as is, as much as I can. Neil informed me that the platform and grain doors that was on it is from a TT, and that this was not unusual. I kinda like the look of the TT platform with the Ford Truck script on the back. It's also in pretty good shape. Now I get to go to work getting it mounted back on the chassis. All the bars around here are missing me, going brook :lol:

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Re: My old early 30 grain truck lives!

Post by Shorthaul » April 18th, 2011, 8:26 am

That truck has some good tin.

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