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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

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


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