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Old 09-14-2010, 09:15 PM
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My Rig (1956 Dodge)

Here are some pics of my setup. Not fancy but I hope it gets the job done. Just got my first monthly account today!

1956 Dodge C3 Pickup almost 100% original. I built the wood sides on the bed out of scraps and carriage bolts and threw on a coat of poly. It came with the utility bumper which is nice but i don't plan on pulling a trailer with it unless I have to.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:28 PM
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Nice old truck. Has it got a V8, or a flathead 6 in it?
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:42 PM
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Looks good.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:43 PM
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Nice old truck. Has it got a V8, or a flathead 6 in it?
It has the 6. Three on the tree baby
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I like your truck. Really cool to see something like that on the road.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:49 PM
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That would be the 230 flathead. Great engine with lots of torque. They used those in the military M37's and in the 1 ton Dodge Power Wagons.
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Thats awesome dude, i get compliments all the time about my Old 82 Chevy kicking ass daily. You will get noticed too, trust me!

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Old 09-14-2010, 10:19 PM
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The first thing I did when I decided to get into "the business" was sell my Civic and bring this truck out of the garage. It has 60,000 original miles. The previous owner was a real enthusiast and did most of the heavy lifting. He rebuilt the engine, transmission, brakes, gauges, etc. All I had to do was clean up the wheels and put new tires on it. I also cleaned up a little surface rust in places and covered bare metal in primer.
I don't want use it as an everyday driver for long but for now it is working well as a work truck. It has that Sanford and Son vibe that draws eye and hopefully works as free advertising.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:23 PM
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Thats awesome dude, i get compliments all the time about my Old 82 Chevy kicking ass daily. You will get noticed too, trust me!

Chris
Nice ride!

I get a lot of old guys stopping me in parking lots to tell me how they learned to drive on truck just like mine. I love being reminded of that connection to the past on a daily basis.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:42 PM
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no offence its a kewl truck, but I am rofl , first thing that came to mind was Sanford and Son.
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