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Hot Rods Road tripping Jake's Truck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ohlly, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. B.SUTTON
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    I agree that the roads around Peo. Co. are in pretty sad shape. Looking at the fracture pattern on that shock eye though, you can see it’s been cracked for awhile and hanging on one side by a hair (evidenced by the rust on part of the fracture surface and the shape and grain of the recent failure. Might be good for someone to lay eyes on the other side to make sure it doesn’t show a similar crack.
     
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  2. Ohlly
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    We did. We welded it up too.
     
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  3. Ohlly
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  4. Ohlly
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    20201022_081618.jpg 20201022_093141.jpg
    Stopped at a little shop in Texas just to say hi
     
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  6. Holden MO. right? Been there and done that. Why that's just off the road is beyond me? The creepy part is some of the tombs are broken open and there is a pad lock on the gate. Are they trying to keep what's outside, out, or are they trying to keep what's inside in?
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  7. Miller Mausoleum - kids used to break in to there all the time, and at one point there was a big hideous chain link fence around it. Didn't work...some people have no class. There was talk a few years ago about rebuilding it and opening it for tours.
     
  8. Ohlly
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    Just passing through. I just started heading west wit no real route, changed my mind a few times too.
     
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  9. Driver50x
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    Thanks for sharing these pictures! Road trips like this are one of the best parts of hot rodding in my book.
     
  10. Ohlly
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    20201022_094157.jpg seeing the country through a flat windshield is a good way to go
     
  11. Ohlly
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  12. Ohlly
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    I forgot this one from Kansas. If you know, you know. 20201021_143314.jpg
     
  13. ...cool road trip and one of the best old trucks ever,...good luck on your trip.
     
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  14. I gotta ask, how did you get to drive the old truck? does it still belong to Jittery Jake or someone else? HRP
     
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  15. Fordors
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    There is a clue to the second owner in the road sign. ;)
     
  16. Always nice to see old hot rods doing these big drives. The country looks damn good from behind a flat windshield as you say. Cheers.
     
  17. Fortunateson
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    What was that Miller building used for? Seems a bit elaborate.

    (This is what happens when you don't read all the posts before asking a question...LOL)
     
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  18. I had a chance to buy the original chassis from that here years ago. I have been collecting parts for a long time.
     
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  19. 6inarow
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    Did you buy it?
     
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  20. 28 Ford PU
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  21. Ohlly
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  22. Ohlly
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    Good friend of mine has owned it for years
     
  23. Nice! I didn't catch it until I read your comment, Ken should like that picture.



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  24. I said HAD! hahahaha, no, it came at a bad time for fun money. It may still be stashed in the same place? I have not talked to my pal in a long time.
     
  25. Ohlly
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  26. Ohlly
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    He thought I photoshopped that, didn't believe it was real lol
     
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  27. Boatmark
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    Always my favorite Hot Rod truck. Only vehicle I have ever wanted to duplicate, but I just don’t fit in one.
     
  28. Absolutely the best way to journey - I assume you're making sure you avoid larger cities, too. I always seem to be in a big hurry and rush from point A to point B; that's why I drive a M6! Maybe someday I can break myself of that habit.

    Living vicariously through other people's journey's...
     
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  29. Ohlly
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    I avoid big cities as much as I can
     
  30. Ohlly
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