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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2005, 12:29:22 PM »

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Great pictures, Dick!  Even those old pictures look so good when scanned into the computer.  The restored version of the truck is so neat looking too.  Congratulations!  Thanks SO much for sharing them with us!

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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2005, 02:21:46 PM »

Thanks for posting the link Lou and Cheryl. Maybe I'll learn how to do that soon.
 Shawn, the rf fender wasn't the worst part. The grill was all caved in and Edgar had to make 1 grill from 3 old ones, piece by piece. That was a lot of work.
  Thanks for your kind comments. I was suprised how well the old pics scanned too, Cheryl.
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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2005, 02:38:33 PM »

Okay, I forgot to ask this earlier, are you DRIVING this truck?   Wink   At least on Sundays?  

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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2005, 04:00:46 PM »

Oh No, not yet. It needs some things first. The goal is to get it in almost show condition by next spring, and then I will indeed drive it and have some fun. Cheesy
Besides, and this is the hardest thing to believe, the tires currently on the truck have to be almost 50 years old or more--Montgomery Ward Riverside specials!  The were one the truck when it went to Ca. in 1977 and had to be 15 to 20 years old then. They do have new tubes though. (remember whe tires had TUBES?). :-D
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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2005, 05:45:57 PM »

I certainly do.  And, i remember scrubbing those whitewalls to get them white again!

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« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2005, 06:05:50 PM »

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I certainly do.  And, i remember scrubbing those whitewalls to get them white again!


Me too on the inner tubes!  But scrubbing whitewalls is still not as bad as trying to get the wheels clean on today's cars because of all that black that comes off of disk brakes.   :shock:

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« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2005, 09:02:01 PM »

Dick, Thank you so much for sharing.  You must be so proud.

I think this story and pictures need to be in a new credit card commercial that both starts and ends with "PRICELESS!"
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« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2005, 09:45:19 PM »

Cool idea, Vivian. Wonder how much they would pay me? Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2005, 08:58:19 PM »

Wow what a beauty, Dick!

Congrats on the truck!!  It looks fantastic.

As for remembering tubes, some of us still use them!  But only on the derby cars.. :-)

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