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Hey guys.  It's been a while.

I have had this site up for years, hosted by Google sites.  I personally very rarely visit it, but recently, i did and found that *all* the photo content has broken links.

So, i have moved it to a new (better) host that i have full control over and will slowly be adding back all the pictures.

Also, something that always kind of bugged me was the photo order.  i posted the pictures chronologically on my build (which made sense at the time), but i redid things... several times.  For example, i pulled the suspension probably seven times before i was happy.

So, i'll add them all back chronologically, but will also add topics (like all my old DIY stuff).  This should help out fellow nutso's.

I am also going to add my VW bus up there (it is mango green after all LOL) as well as a back door to my latest project.  '49 Chevy 3100 5-window truck. If you think the mangosmoothie is low.... well...

So, long story short: i will update this thread each time i add new (old?) content.

Hope you guys are all doing well!

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"as well as a back door to my latest project.  '49 Chevy 3100 5-window truck. If you think the mangosmoothie is low.... well..."

@MangoSmoothie.ca

That build I want to see.  I have come this close to buying a 1950 Ford F1 (F47 here in Canada) pickup, completely original, flathead V8, etc.  I may still go ahead and do that.

I'm not sure what modifications I would make to it.

@Bob: IM S6 posted:

"as well as a back door to my latest project.  '49 Chevy 3100 5-window truck. If you think the mangosmoothie is low.... well..."

@MangoSmoothie.ca

That build I want to see.  I have come this close to buying a 1950 Ford F1 (F47 here in Canada) pickup, completely original, flathead V8, etc.  I may still go ahead and do that.

I'm not sure what modifications I would make to it.

The 1950 F1 is my favorite old truck of all time.

@Robert M posted:

The 1950 F1 is my favorite old truck of all time.

Oh, wow - I always thought Ford trucks of that era looked like they had the faces of thermal-vent fish. I find the headlights inside the fenders to be disconcerting, and skip right over Fords from '48 - '50. Even the '43- '47s have them uncomfortably inward on the fenders.

I'm not sure what was going on with the grills from '51 and '52, but they got it all straightened out by the '53s. All in all, looking at old trucks makes me think that Ford needed their own Harley Earl. The pre-war stuff was gorgeous.

One day I'd like to own an old truck with a more modern drivetrain, hopefully in 4wd and something I can use as a truck to tow things.

I've got the world's most conservative CPA, but I think that's a perfectly defensible business purchase.

@Stan Galat posted:

Oh, wow - I always thought Ford trucks of that era looked like they had the faces of thermal-vent fish. I find the headlights inside the fenders to be disconcerting, and skip right over Fords from '48 - '50. Even the '43- '47s have them uncomfortably inward on the fenders.

I'm not sure what was going on with the grills from '51 and '52, but they got it all straightened out by the '53s. All in all, looking at old trucks makes me think that Ford needed their own Harley Earl. The pre-war stuff was gorgeous.

One day I'd like to own an old truck with a more modern drivetrain, hopefully in 4wd and something I can use as a truck to tow things.

I've got the world's most conservative CPA, but I think that's a perfectly defensible business purchase.

With the right amount of work they’re nice looking thermal-vent fish. EBEBC136-5604-4989-8ABB-421D0AD690B8

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@Stan Galat posted:


I've got the world's most conservative CPA, but I think that's a perfectly defensible business purchase.

I have a buddy who quit HP right as the economy started tanking in 2007. He asked his CPA how he could stop the bleeding from his 401K.
“Tangible Assets.”

”What that?” he asked.

“You know, art. Stuff like that.”

So he buys a Ducati Desmodici.* He ended up making $10K off of it.

*For those that don’t know, a DD was Ducati’s MotoGP bike, made street legal. 190hp 4 valve 4 cylinder (V4) monster  

It’s looking like there’s a market for ‘replica trucks’ now as well as ‘replica speedsters’..

Its a bit like my brother who just sold his 1957 Land Rover Series 1. Although gorgeous to looks at, it only went 40mph top, drove like a horse cart and was completely impractical for anything further than 5 miles, unless it meant going through wilderness in which case it was perfect. As he said, the Willys Jeep is a much better drive, and even that is poor by anything close to modern standards.

So if someone could manufacture a kit that fits onto a more modern 4x4 chassis, I’m sure it would have enough takers to be worthwhile.. Any suggestions of kit/base truck? I’d be keen to hear what could work in USA.

Awesome to have these resources back up, thanks for doing this.  The luggage rack interests me, and I like that it takes very little investment to get it started (I’m especially amused by the scraps of cardboard you used instead of one large single piece! ).  If the tube bending doesn’t work out as planned, there is little that is lost.  I seem to remember a bit more commentary on your original site.  Are your words of wisdom lost?

Thanks again,

Jon

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