The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 3wLarry, Dec 16, 2015.
Green with envy. How about you sell it to me so I can bring it back to Missouri and not have to deal with all that title junk.
Many post production parts such as blocks carried a casting "diamond" as shown. In this photo the side plate (aluminum aftermarket) is to the left and the timing gear cover is to the bottom right. Some people think these are better engines and no doubt they carried all of the latest upgrades.
Oh, you are gonna have fun with that. Congrats
My trucks numbers were right at the firewall foot, and had to peel back the webbing to see it.
Have to agree with Charlie that trucks seem to be stamped only once.
Well,well,well,,it appears that
Larry once again owns a 3 window...Congratulations Bubba! HRP
'Stake Rack Larry'? Nice score.
Congrats! Have you checked the frame for signs of dadgum?
If I remember correctly, the wheels were aftermarket made for or by General tire and known as General Jumbo wheels.
Note to self: Spend more time on Craigslist.
Great find Larry! Check the top of the bellhousing for an engine number. There is one on eBay, if you buy it I'll Christmas wrap it for free. Merry Christmas! Bob
That is one cool truck !
Minor point. It is stamped into a boss on top of the flywheel housing near where the starter bolts on for a Model B. The V8 had it on the bell housing (which was integral to the transmission case).
Good find Larry!
Nice pickup Larry!
Another thought, when you take the truck to DMV and they say they want to inspect the VIN (actually the serial number) just point to the one of the flywheel housing and there is a good chance they won't know they are supposed to find one on the frame. Be sure the numbers match before you take it in for inspection.
I found the vin numbers on the frame!...yay...they were inboard of the drivers firewall foot.
I can't wait for warmer weather to start tearing this thing apart...in the meantime, I'll get it running/stopping reliably and use it around town. Future plans call for a 283 per @Dennis Lacy
that's agreat idea. are you going to keep the wood bed? Tom
Great buy. New toy. Good for you it's really great looking.
I like the radiator shell. Bob
oh hell yeah...the bed is what makes it unique from all the others. I won't run it with the stake sides or canopy top pieces...just the bed itself.
so do I Bob...and the greyhound radiator cap is an original piece, not a repro...even has the chain and scissor clip that keeps it attached to the radiator while servicing. I'll get pics of it tomorrow when it warms up outside.
I vote to keep the stake sides.
I vote no democracy then !! Haha (Nice truck Larry) (!!!!!)
Nice Christmas present to yourself that's for sure!
Looks like the gypsies just moved to town
You lucky dog ! Cool truck.
If the Greyhound on the radiator has nuts, its an original, the repos don't have nuts.
I guess this doesn't apply to the Quails tho..
Larry, How about posting the serial number with XXX for the last three digits? How about a picture of where you found the serial number, again without the last 3 digits? Does the number match the paperwork?
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