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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by indestructableforce, May 4, 2012.

    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,829


    Actually, yesterday, when the keg went dry at a superbowl party, my truck, Deerslayer, was the only vehicle at the event suitable to go after another keg and he performed magnificently.
  2. lrs30
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,206

    from Kentucky

  3. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 7,115


    When I get my '48 Diamond T done, I can use it for truck instead of my '51 Pontiac wagon being abused quite so much.


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  4. D-man313
    Joined: Mar 17, 2011
    Posts: 1,159


    Thats why i built it. Swap meets, trannys, trailers. Before the bed was even on it i hauled 2 bedsides strapped to the frame rails.


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  5. jhaas63
    Joined: Jan 15, 2013
    Posts: 136


    Old trucks are awesome. The more beat up...the better.
  6. stevethepreacher
    Joined: Nov 16, 2011
    Posts: 213

    Member rid of my '04 Dakota to buy and build this. Haul stuff all the time.

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  7. I use my model A, I even drive it in the woods.


  8. rgrhoward
    Joined: May 20, 2010
    Posts: 176

    from Tacoma, WA


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  9. Nailhead Jeff
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 120

    Nailhead Jeff
    from fresno

    I have a 65 C10 for a shop truck. It was a one owner truck that I did a frame up resto in 2004. Logged 94,000 miles on it since
  10. Well...... sometimes I use it.


  11. Ratrod37
    Joined: Apr 12, 2007
    Posts: 276


    I use mine whenever possible. :)

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  12. mastergun1980
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 1,095

    from Alva OK

    In my opinion, anything under a 1 ton is a pick up. But I use my hot rod truck It's a 56 f-600 , and yes it really is pretty quick, but by 65 you're getting close to top end!
    Sitting in front of the shop
    292 - warmed up a lttle ( 4 bbl, cam, rams horns, )
    Hauling a trailer made out of 37-38 axles
    Hauling a 32 ford bb truck
    I drive it to local shows too, it's really fun to drive.
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  13. conormulroney
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 293


    Me Too!

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  14. GasserTodd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 419


    Mines not flash enough to have me polishing it all the time, and its not fast enough to give a thrill over the quarter mile (runs 16s), so its got to work for its living.

    The bed is ply and its great for throwing all manner of stuff into. A working truck - who ever would have thought of that!!

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  15. yep , constantly .

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  16. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,691


    Awesome! Where do you get white walls that size?
  17. Now yer talkin'. What's those white specs in the picture?;)
  18. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,348

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    I and my buddy, Bad Bob, use our trucks as trucks all the time.

    The following pics show us bringing home the pieces of what would later become my "36 Fordy" truck... a 1940 pkp with the front end from a 1936 Ford passenger car.

    It was October of 2008. The cab was in my truck and the bed was in Bob's.

    Bob likes to stay close when we park!

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  19. Looks like a tough deal was made here. Something like buy the old truck but you have to take the rest as well.

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  20. billy zz
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
    Posts: 241

    billy zz

    i got a 3/4 ton 4x4 king cab for hauling.
  21. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,417


    My old 37 Kingcab pickup never got a real paint job. It had a removable bed cover, cargo hold downs and a rubber mat on the bed floor. It was my fleamarket or anything else that would fit hauler for several years.
    I built my current 56 ElCamino creation with a rubber mat on the bed floor and hold downs for a cargo net or straps which are always stored in the vehicle. This one has a real paint job so I may be more careful but I have no problem hauling stuff in it. I Get a lot of comments from friends when they see me with a load or finding a good score in the neighborhood on trash day. Hopefully the "USED CAR" plate I was able to get will help them understand my actions.

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  22. cartoon14
    Joined: Jan 21, 2013
    Posts: 46


    61 truck...every day, before that 63 Bel Air truck (wagon)...every day. why have if ya dont drive ??
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    GEEZ- I thought this was an outtake from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" :eek:!!!
  24. tom406
    Joined: Nov 2, 2011
    Posts: 10


    I drove my 66 F100 daily for 2 or 3 years, until we had our 2nd child. I've had a modern extended cab F150 ever since. Toughest part of having an old truck daily driver or work truck is insurance. Hard to find a "stated value" regular policy, and most collector policies are voided if the truck is hauling or towing ANYTHING. Read your policy carefully...
  25. My truck is only a "semi" hot rod.... It's a fairly stock pickup with a few hot rod parts, and a fair amount of work in to it. It makes loud enough noises to piss off normal folks, looks cool, and I use the piss out of it. That makes it enough of a hot rod pickup that gets used in my book.
    1600 miles in 3 days fully loaded.
    Here's the build and trip thread:

  26. hoodprop
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 329


    Once on the road it will be used as a truck. No fun if I have to be carefull in it. Just because it is old and cool does not mean it cant be used for what it is intended for.
  27. ^^^ statements like that make me love the hamb^^
  28. 1947vert
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 248

    from Minnesota

    Drive my F-100 every day and in the Miinesota winter weather permitting. She will haul most anything I ask her to.

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  29. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,137

    Dave Mc

    Sideboards are not there to make it pretty

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  30. NielsK
    Joined: Jan 16, 2008
    Posts: 197

    from Denmark

    Spring cleaning :)

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