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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Moriarity, May 17, 2019.

  1. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
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    from Canada

    Beautiful truck, congratulations.

    Hate to say it but I like the flat bottom more than the truck. Another beauty. Love to have one.
     
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  2. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Thanks Lee, there is still some of your yellow striping in the door jambs and on the hood. I don't think the hood has been on it in a very long time. someone had broke into the building where it and the delivery were stored and it looks like the hood got stepped on....
     
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  3. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
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    Reminds me of Moriarity's Closet:D . Se.riously, Congrats of the truck, and the boat is cool also 20190518_134322.jpg
     
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  4. Damnit Mark, now I need to plan another trip to Minnesota to see the new arrival. Last time I was there, you had two boats...and only TWO cars in the living room!

    You still got it made!
     
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  5. Cincinnati Slim
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    Cool truck. I am waiting for the official “drove it to dinner tonight” picture


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  6. Moriarity
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    going to be a little while on that one, 50 years sitting really takes a toll on everything that held fluids......I got some work to do. pulled the fuel tand yesterday and it is nasty inside... I gotta save it thoug because it has Lee Pratt pinstriping on it!! @El Pratt
     
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  7. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    If you need to boil it out, just drive it down south and have Lee stripe it again.
     
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  8. Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't you recently buy a old model A coupe hot rod? HRP
     
  9. Model T.
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  10. Yeah, that's it - at least I did get the coupe part right.:D HRP
     
  11. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
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    J. A. Miller
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    Wow, can't believe I missed this!
    Congrats Mark, you are the right person to be the caretaker!!!
     
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  12. stik70
    Joined: Apr 27, 2009
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    from midwest

    Being an Iowan, I've been told that Jim was extremely talented and a stand up guy. Glad you got the truck!
    Kevin
     
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  13. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
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    Will you be documenting all of the work on the pickup? I would like to see the process to doing a historical piece while maintaining the past work.
     
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  14. Murphy32
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
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    Perfect! Now you've got something to haul the lawn mower around in :D
     
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  15. wow, congrats.. couldn't be in better hands.. 60's time capsule...
     
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  16. 34Larry
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    So very kool, love it
     
  17. Moriarity
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    Pretty boring work really. Just rebuilding wheel cylinders and master cylinder and cleaning the fuel tank and carbs etc....doesn't really seem post worthy to me.....
     
  18. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
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    Nice! it looks like it has been in good hands all these years! Congrats Mark!
     
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  19. alanp561
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    Glad to see you took my suggestion about adding more Fords to your garage;)
     
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  20. Moriarity
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    It has been with the builder Jim Mcfall the entire time. He passed away a couple of years ago and I purchased it from the estate. It was in heated storage for almost 50 years. It looks real good but there is paint checking and bodywork bleed but overall is a wonderful truck and a true period piece. I am thrilled to get to own it
     
  21. alanp561
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    Congratulations. I would love to see it sometime. It is just so finished. Nice to see the real article instead of someone's idea of what a car from that time period looked like.
     
  22. Plowboy
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    Mark, you don't strike me as being a pick up man. I look forward to seeing pics with a bed full of plants at Lowe's! ha ha
     
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  23. classiccarjack
    Joined: Jun 30, 2009
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    Great to see it go to someone with the right mindset. It's a beauty!!!

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  24. enloe
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    What would be cool.
    Get it roadworthy then take it on a road trip
     
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  25. bchctybob
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    Congrats Mark! What a great addition to your collection. All the Sixties goodies; SW gauges, T style fuel block, white headers made with a flange kit, finned aluminum everywhere. What 5 spokes are on it? And all the biscuits! rolls n pleats! Takes me back to the Tridents cars shows here in L.A.......
    P.S. That little T coupe is a sweetie too!
     
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  26. Moriarity
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    It has ET wheels on it. The lug nuts are very thin with a 5/8” shank
     
  27. TerrytheK
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
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    Pat Ganahl's @pgan book Lost Hot Rods has a great write up. Get yourself a copy. If you're into things like this (long-lost hot rods and customs) you'll love it.

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    This latest discovery is super cool - congrats Mark. I can't recall seeing this truck, never met him personally but I sure do remember Jim McFall's sedan delivery. When it came to car interiors, folks in the know said a McFall interior was as good as it got. :)
     
  28. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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    Congrats! It went to the right guy!
     
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  29. 51 mercules
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    Here's a pic of Pat at his booking signing at Aero Books in Burbank, Ca. Great book! Not just saying it because my Merc is in it. LOL!
     

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