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

  1. Oh for sure, use it all the time. Great truck to take to the grocery store or Home Depot. Hauled some tires & wheels out to North Bend Wa on Interstate 90 recently to meet up with CHRIS.

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  2. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,269


    Sure it get used like a light duty truck. I would use it even more but in Wisconsin running collector plates, we can only haul 500# only and I've been warned already so I don't push it anymore.
  3. chubbie
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,276


    I don't have pictures and i don't have a pick-up, but i used my model A tudor! before i had glass or interior i put lumber/ trim boards thru the back window, compressor, miter saw and away i'd go:D
  4. Johnny La-Chingas
    Joined: Feb 12, 2009
    Posts: 74

    Johnny La-Chingas

    Picking up some fire wood for our weekend trip to big bear in the old 48..

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  5. MoparJoel
    Joined: May 21, 2012
    Posts: 860


    That poor 74-76 Dodge :( ......
  6. tearjerker
    Joined: Jul 6, 2005
    Posts: 13

    from yuma az

    Built this '56 dodge out of a junkyard back in 1996 and drove nothing else for over 8 years. It's been to Alaska and back, on Americruise,to Lincoln Nb, and on many trips around the western US and Mex. We're planning a trip back to Ohio and WV in July 2013 .[​IMG][​IMG]
  7. 53inSD
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 191


    Another pic of the 53 loaded up.
  8. tjm73
    Joined: Feb 17, 2006
    Posts: 3,320


    Friend of mine hauls his Gas Gas trials and his vintage trials bikes to events in his 40 Ford pickup.
  9. cmbrucew
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 30

    from Socal

    I have put 60,000+ miles on my F1 since 2003.


    Works good
    Lasts long time
  10. Country Gent
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 562

    Country Gent

    Looks like the Atlas Lathe I brought home years ago. Still going strong for small jobs. Got me out of the woods many times on projects.:)
  11. Prisc5idins
    Joined: Apr 7, 2013
    Posts: 8

    from USA

    That's if I can get my lazy ass in gear and ever finish the truck![​IMG]
  12. Country Gent
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 562

    Country Gent

    I say to give it to one of the PhotoShop guys and get rid of Bubba
  13. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,320


    FINALLY! I can post a picture of our '48 Diamond T, with the Spartan Manor on the hitch. We plan LOTS of miles this summer with that rig.


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  14. tntrkguy
    Joined: Jul 11, 2013
    Posts: 1


    im in the process of trying to build a hot-rod work truck.... as in 3/4 ton-1ton work truck beefy & big enough to carry furniture for moving/ a whole swap meet of car parts, etc. I've been thinking of building a 50's-60's truck cab gas-station theme'd flatbed using an 1970's-1980's 3/4-1ton 2wd chassis......does anyone know of 1967 & below truck cab's that will fit on the above mention'ed chassis? I came across an an 58-59 ford cab that seems to be close to the same width as an 70's truck. I measured an 48-53 chevy cab & 48-52 ford cab( they seemed a little short on the width.) any suggestions?
  15. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1374214581.120408.jpg Another shot of my truck being used. I've got it loaded right now actually and heading to the meltdown drags tomorrow with a full bed of parts to sell and the camper in tow.

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  16. Kustomism
    Joined: Oct 8, 2011
    Posts: 159


    Been my daily work truck for last 10 years full of paints, tools etc and on weekends full of firewood, dirt bikes etc etc.
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  17. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
    Posts: 2,651


    Used to grocery shop with my last one all the time, mainly just so I could go for a ride, lol. I suspect my A pickup will see the same use.
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
    Posts: 10


    I use my '57 crew cab Ford almost daily. I haul kids to school, boat, trash, ass, whatever. Oldest son and I drove it on the Hot Rod power tour this summer, 3,000 miles.

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  20. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,134


    ive owned a few trucks in my life and i used them like a truck. some were nicer looking than the others but still a truck.
  21. GasserTodd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 386


    Yes, its got a plywood bed in the back so doesnt get damaged carting car parts, and we took a bunch of branches and vines to the greenwaste dropoff at the weekend.

    And the dude beside us at the greenwaste dropoff was in an old F250 4wd.

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  22. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,479


    I installed tie downs in the floor and the box sides are starting to get the "lived in look"

  23. If hauling all my swap meet parts counts as using it. HRP

  24. ParkinsonSpeed
    Joined: Oct 11, 2010
    Posts: 429


    I used this truck for last winter to haul parts and to get me through my first northern winter... I think it mostly scared all the yuppies in their Prius's driving downtown Madison around college town and the capitol to pick up old motorcycle parts.

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  25. chopnchaneled
    Joined: Oct 21, 2004
    Posts: 1,352

    from Buford Ga.

    Danny,,,, Was that in maggie valley ??
  26. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,320


    A little over 2500 miles in two weeks, pulling the Spartan Manor, on the Lincoln Hwy. Tour with the Tin Can Tourists earlier this summer.


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  27. Mine isn't finished yet, but I'll post a few pictures of what and how it will work for its living.
    flynbrian48 you are a man of my heart! LOL
    1947 Autocar U-70 and 1946 Flxible Clipper

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  28. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

  29. No Joe,this was at Reds Hot Rods first swap meet this past weekend in Greenville,South Carolina. HRP
  30. When I saw this thread, I thought of your thread and all the shit you got. Real hot rodders get it done, then worry about legal, kosher, ethics, falling skies, etc!

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