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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by five-oh, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. Johnboy34
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,014

    from Seattle,Wa

    Great story, thanks for putting it up here. I'll bet that made the farmers decade! Good on you for taking it out to show him.

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  2. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,107


    Some family me,bets you want to bring home and others you can't get to leave! LOL
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  3. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,231

    Kan Kustom

    There are not enough words to describe how cool this all is.
  4. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 655


    Awesome, gotta love it.
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  5. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 1,357

    from ohio

    My Grandpa Carter had a 51 AD Chevy that was his only vehicle for years. He would take me to the local country store some times in the evening. He would give me a quarter and I would get him a 7-UP and a King Edward cigar and me a Gem cream soda and a couple pieces of bubble gum and bring him back 2 pennies. Even as a little kid I noticed that Grandpa never used second gear, he took off in low, went what seemed like 50 foot then right into high. When my Dad and Uncle finally talked him into buying a car I wanted the pickup but I was just a kid and the neighbor guy had dibs on it. He used it a couple years and traded it in on a new truck and I never saw it again.
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  6. SS327
    Joined: Sep 11, 2017
    Posts: 130


    Very cool story!

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  7. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 3,418


    Cool Sam !
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  8. camcrusher
    Joined: Aug 11, 2013
    Posts: 94

    from Candor, NY

    I like story's like that. It makes you feel good and you get to brighten up somebody else's day.
  9. That is a good day!-Thanks for sharing your story- one that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy .
  10. Terrible80
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 676


    People who don't respect and love old iron are really missing something!

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  11. Truckdoctor Andy
    Joined: Jan 13, 2017
    Posts: 638

    Truckdoctor Andy

    Old Chevrolet Trucks never die, they just make their new caretakers happy!

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  12. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,342

    Atwater Mike

    Just don't dub the truck 'Son of Sam'...
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  13. Dang my eyes are sweating
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  14. Hey FiveO

    I think I have had at least 5 of these old trucks....super cool old vehicles...that really make you appreciate how far we have come with general automotive engineering practices...I love the smell of the cabs...reminds me of being a kid again and my dad is driving me somewhere in one of his old trucks...
    Hope you have fun with it again...
    Last one I had shown below...3800 model DSCN3127.JPG
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  15. I also had a 3800 series 1 ton.. Mine was a '48 with the 8 lug wheels [split rims] and a 9 foot box. I hated that thing! Rode terrible, wouldn't start and it took 2 acres to turn it around....
    My buddy and neighbor, Lloyd drove past my place today with his super sano 49 GMC...stopped to say Hi. His has IFS, 350 chevy etc...very nice finished truck! Photo from last fall. lloydstruck.jpg
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  16. Late to the Party
    Joined: Nov 16, 2015
    Posts: 866

    Late to the Party

    I just found this thread. Congrats, Five-O! Well played. And I agree, Rivertown BBQ is a great place for lunch. :)
    Where in AR are you located? I'm in Fayetteville.
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  17. five-oh
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 362

    from Arkansas
    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

    I'm just north of Morrilton, nearly in the center of the state.
    And I am now attempting to locate a cheap, but good open drive rear end with decent highway gears. Found a Canyon rear end with 3.42s and may go with that. I'd like to get a open drive rear end/tranny swap done before it gets cold. Once it is reliable to drive, I'll be able to do other work at a slightly more leisurely rate.
    I don't know what it is about A.D trucks but when you say "1950's pickup" my mind goes directly to AD Chevy's, just like "Classic car" makes me think of a '57 Bel air. I could see them becoming an addiction.
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  18. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,108


    The 3.42 gear would work well with your 235.

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  19. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 506


    Well, I just caught back up with this story and I've got to say it brings joy to my heart knowing there are still people in this world that care about other people. Hats off to you five-oh and hats off to Mr. Sam too. Your description of him patting the fenders and telling you how the cow had kicked a dent in the fender are just what I imagined might happen.

    Also Mr. Sam was right, God is good.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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  20. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 5,507

    from Michigan

    Hey, five-oh.
    I hope you and your old truck are good. Just read about your visit with Sam again. I gotta tell ya... every word of it is so touching.

    While patting the fender...
    "Still as solid as ever."
    Really gets me... LOL.
    All the luck to you and Sam.

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  21. Desmodromic
    Joined: Sep 25, 2010
    Posts: 290



    This picture is so good, I took the liberty of re-posting it in today's Friday Art thread, and Cool Photos thread (with credit to you). Sorry I didn't get your blessing first; hope you don't object!

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