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Art & Inspiration post your first old truck pics

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Truckeez, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. J D Coop
    Joined: Nov 16, 2015
    Posts: 70

    J D Coop

    My 28 Ford Pickup. First car I ever purchased with my own money. Paid the princely sum of $45 and drove it home.
    28 Model A.jpg
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  2. My first, purchased in 1977. As it was in 1980...


    Still have it...


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  4. First, last and only, still not finished since buying it in 1974. I call it "Deferred Gratification," since it is always secondary to all my priorities such as remodeling a house, building a house, raising a child, sending him through college and finally, paying debts to ensure a trouble-free retirement. IMG_2459.JPG
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  5. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,197

    51 mercules

    The white 55 Chevy Truck was my first old truck. Photo was taken in the mid 90's at the Make A Wish Car Show in Rubidoux, Ca

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  6. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,854


    Here is mine that I got when I was 16 and had been passed down in the family,if I can ever figure out how to use my scanner I can post the before pics.

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  7. I've had success with taking pics of photos with my phone! Might want to give it a try...

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  8. cometman98006
    Joined: Sep 4, 2011
    Posts: 223


    Here's mine, just replaced the steering column.

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  9. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
    Posts: 1,143


  10. Rusty Red
    Joined: Jan 22, 2017
    Posts: 1

    Rusty Red
    from NorCal

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  11. Bobacuda
    Joined: May 13, 2010
    Posts: 56


    Bought my 1953 Dodge in 1975 for $100 - I am the second owner. Finished a rebuild last year.

    Truck at Luckenbach.jpg
  12. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,335

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    Found it in local paper in our small town in 2000. Bought it and drove it regularly until sale in 2005 after I had built my first 40 pickup at end of 2002.
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  13. henryj1951
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,304

    from USA

    My 1st LEGITIMATE drive to school TRUCK, bought the car for the grill and found out they weren't the same. Truck cost me 20bucks car was a bit more (drove it home)50bucks.
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  14. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,335

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    Here's the 40 that followed the 54. 53 Ford truck engine w/stock trans and rearend.
    Built from parts of 12 cars and 14 trucks.
    This car provided the chassis.
    Finished truck used the same vin number as the 4 dr sedan but was "reconstructed."
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  15. spurgeonforge
    Joined: Oct 18, 2013
    Posts: 417


    image.jpg image.jpg bought it last fall, long term project.
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  16. Jet96
    Joined: Dec 24, 2012
    Posts: 1,258

    from WY

    IMG_3952.jpg My bro and I with my '49 (a long time ago) paid $25 for it. Drove it a year and found a '64 Wildcat with body damage bought it for $25. It was winter so we slid the 401 into my parents basement on a piece of plywood. Rebuilt it on the floor and humped it up out of there. Narrowed and shortened the frame and plopped the p/u on it. Presto! Instant hot rod! Hauled ass big time in it for another year and sold it when I went in the Army. It got totalled about 3 months after.
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  17. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 2,329


    A few of many I've had through the years.
    The cruiser.

    The work truck.

    The last truck

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  18. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,417


    Always loved 37 Chevy cars and trucks. In the 80's I had an idea for something different in a Pickup Truck and ended up with a few 37/38 Chevy trucks for my project. The end result was a Kingcab style pickup that I designed and built. I drove it for several years and then sold it. A couple years ago my Son was able to make a deal with the owner and the truck is now his.

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  19. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,639



    In 1962, after riding around in my 40 Ford Sedan Delivery and 58 Impala, I started riding my new/old Greeves Scrambler motorcycle on a dirt lot in a Wilmington oil refinery near our house. I had to push the Greeves over to the lot, but when I got close enough, I rode the dirt bike over 101 Hiway to the exit and the huge dirt field. I did this for 2 years to learn all about handling a Greeves in the rough terrain. We went riding in the desert, but had to buckle up a rental trailer to the tow hitch on the 58 Impala. A black 58 Impala towing a low slung rental trailer with 2 Greeves Motorcycles was a sight to see.

    But, it beat the crap out of the Impala going over dirt roads to get to where we were going to race. At first, it was driving out to the Lake Elsinore European Scrambles course and then the 4+ hour trip to the Mojave Desert. That got old fast. The next choice was a closed cab Model A pickup, but one bike might fit tightly, but there was no way to put in two bikes without dropping the tailgate and securing the bikes with a million nylon tie downs.
    upload_2017-2-28_3-30-57.png (special photo thanks to HRP…his truck looked so much like the one we were going to buy…Thanks Danny.)
    So, we sold the 40 Sedan Delivery and the Impala to buy a new 65 El Camino. That was my first truck.


    Later on between this 65 El Camino, getting married, and taking photographs, we started looking for another Model A closed cab pickup truck. (I must have kept that first Model A we bought in 1957 in my mind all of these years) We almost bought a black one with all of the goodies, again, but settled on another cool orange 40 Ford Sedan Delivery. I guess those 60’s memories are stronger…our second 40 sedan delivery worked out well for us.
    Then, our stable included a custom, Harley Sportster, 65 El Camino, and our 40 sedan delivery.
    (within a year, my wife wanted a car with A/C, so, gone was the 65 El Camino and a new blue El Camino model showed up on our front door.)

    Both El Caminos did double duty when our Harley did not want to start, so a 20 mile ride to pick up the sidelined bike was in order. The bed of both vehicles held the bike tightly, but it was within legal limits. Could the Harley fit in the Model A pickup? It would have fit but at an angle and the tailgate dropped down. That would have looked rather cool going down the street…a Model A Pickup with Moon Discs and a Harley in the back bed.

    Sold the 1965 with 125k miles on it. It should still be running around So Cal somewhere.
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  20. Jebo
    Joined: Apr 24, 2007
    Posts: 141


    [​IMG]. My first truck, still have it, just a lil over 70,000 under my own foot. Had it for 12 years.

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  21. Zack Methvin
    Joined: Jan 1, 2010
    Posts: 297

    Zack Methvin

    Here's my first truck (vehicle) I ever owned. 1965 Chevy C10, all original (1 repaint) and purchased it from the original owner.

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  22. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,137


  23. 20150915_100512-1.jpg 38 ford cab on a 65 ford chassis shortened 13 inches 50 chev bed
    289 c-4 got 22 mpg with a 48 gallon tank in the bed. Made several 2000+ mile trips in that old ugly
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  24. AV8 Dave
    Joined: Jan 3, 2003
    Posts: 680

    AV8 Dave

    Cool story Mike!
    Here's my first of many and the only HAMB friendly one:
    Sorry for the poor quality! Still trying to master the art of taking pictures of pictures! '47 Merc bought for 75.00 in 1967. Pulled into a local auto wreckers with a failed front u-joint. Was a wood hauler, hence the ratty flatdeck! Stock C59A with a three speed which was my first trans rebuild. Later pulled the engine and trans and put in a 292 Y block with a C-2. Tossed the flatdeck and replaced it with a box from a nice '53 which had met it's end in a highway collision with a motorcycle. Went off travelling the South Pacific with a buddy and when I returned, found my Dad and sister had done the bodywork and paint and replaced the running boards with stained hardwood ones!
    Pulling one of many racecars. Above was in 1970. Awesome little truck! Regards, Dave.
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  25. tommycarpunk
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 8

    from Milaca, MN

  26. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,310

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Like pick-ups,but never got one,ummmm. Best like is El Camino n Ranchiro's { earlyer the better} I did had some toys that I thought were cool.

  27. Donut Dave
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
    Posts: 377

    Donut Dave

    Short Timer..... \'33 P-U.jpg
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  28. Here's mine. I got it at 17 and have owned it for 20 years now. Currently in the middle of my second build with it.


    First time I built it ( mostly stock )

  29. 53 F-100..........301 chevy/350 turbo/Lincoln 9&3/8ths rear. I've had a bunch of trucks earlier in my life but lost photos in computer crash. rockys53ford.jpg
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  30. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,639


    Cool looking truck. It is too bad about your stash of lost photos. Once was enough for us, also. So, here is my solution, two small external 3tb hard drives, after all stuff is transferred, disconnect each until you are ready to add more stuff. Then USB disconnect again. Put them in a basket somewhere safe until ready to use. In an emergency, just grab the two hard drives and you have all of your stuff backed up.

    My son uses a cloud service, but we do not like our stuff floating around miles underground somewhere in Arizona. So, that is why we have those two small external hard drives. They fit in your pockets easily.
    If you get each in a bright color red/blue, they stand out on the shelf and cannot get mistaken in an emergency exit more lugging around 15 photo albums out to the car. A weekly or monthly back up plan is sufficient. Yes, the external hard drives can be hooked up and backed up automatically, that is your choice, too. Our manual backup is easier and you know what is being placed, when, and where.(named folders)

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