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Re: [oletrucks] 38 suburban

To: Advdesign1@aol.com
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 38 suburban
From: ADvent@thuntek.net
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 07:05:07 -0700
My 51 will carry 160 one hundred pound bags. Not very fast, though. haha

Advdesign1@aol.com wrote:

> Problem:  I need a closed truck for business. I have been running a 1966 half
> ton panel for 22 years.  It is getting unsafe from rot out.  Rear bumper fell
> off last winter.  I need a parts hauler, sandblasting sand hauler, engine
> hauler.  38 suburban is too original to modify, but too rare to use in winter
> snow and salt.  Brutal reality:  it's a toy for play.  I couldn't drop an
> engine on the tailgate and swing it inside.  liftgate and tail gate are wood
> framed.  I need a vehicle with barn doors.  In my back lot I have a spare 65
> panel that's not too rotted.  Needs drivetrain transplant and paint.   Easy
> job.  I also have a 54 panel in restorable shape.  I was never comefortable
> with side visibility in panel trucks.  I have a 53? GMC sub. that needs a
> drivetrain and paint.  and glass.  I think it is rust free.  It wouldn't be
> too difficult to bring this one back.  It also has clamshell doors, but I
> could fit panel doors on it.  Supposed to be an easy swap.  I would have
> modern Bendix brakes, modern 228 or 248 engine.  I could use 12volts without
> feeling guilty.  I already run 12 v in my 54 one ton tow truck.  I should be
> able to haul 10-12 bags of sand at a time.  And it is AD so I save face.  And
> I would feel like a king moving up to GMC.  This would be an ideal working
> truck.   Looks like the 38 sub will have to wait.  Too bad I spent my storage
> garage construction money on the 38.  Back to work!  Everyone that asked for
> pix please be patient.  I'll get there some day.
> Bob ADler
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

New Mexico Jim
50 3100  ton
51 6??? two ton dump
54 two ton for parts

oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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