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From: Norm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Saturday, November 20, 1999 5:35 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Well i bought one!
|Well gang! I was at the landlords other farm today looking at what he has
|there that may appeal to me.....and I saw my new project.....first time I
|layed eyes on it I had to have it! I have no clue what year it is :-) The
|title says 51......but it has no filler neck hole and one piece
|windows......so I assume the cab has been replaced!
|But the body is why I bought it.....it is and always was totally rustfree!
|He bought it as someones abandoned project......all in primer.......the
|project consits of....some year AD truck, 3/4 ton,3 window, A fresh rebuilt
|engine....., a totally rustfree cab, fenders, hood, doors, visor, and a new
|wiring harness already installed....frame has been painted, and the running
|gear is in place, beyond that I have not looked......I know it will need
|glass, seat, and all the small things, but it has about 40 boxes full of
|stuff that goes with it!
|The only two things that at all bother me about it is this, It has no box,
|and it is a 3spd on the tree! Was that a normal combo?...I always thought
|the 3/4 tons were floor shifted? I am sure the cab isn't original at
|all.....but it seems the tranny and that sorta stuff is.....but maybe not!
|Well the project now begins sorta...have to finish my Broco rebuild and
|I will have a heck of a challenge ahead of me....but at least i have acess
|to parts and the original trucks to see how it all goes together! Will buy
|some repair manules, and start studying this winter! Ok enough blabbing
|from me....am excited :-)
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oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959