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Old Trucks

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Green in Idaho, May 18, 2003.

  1. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 833

    Anyone using or seen old restored trucks for the biz?

    Like the 1950's?
    Or even older?

    I would love to see something like a 1930's Ford with the fine wooden stakes used as sales truck, or for detail gardening. Kind of a showboat truck.

    I realize they may not tow as much, but the classics would be cool to see in the biz.

    Seeing Jim Lewis's fine looking red make-over of his is one one example of the potential of the older trucks. (RE other thread on here_)
  2. jason r.

    jason r. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Funny you should start this thread tonight. Me and the wife really like old vehicles and just went to a local show last night. Some great looking old trucks there. Wish I would've brought the camera:rolleyes: I was saying how'd I'd like to have another old truck to fix up and use for estimates and running errands with the doors lettered up and all. Have a 78 f-150 that I use on a daily basis for towing my trailer. Really like to have a new 3/4 ton for the daily grind and just use the 78 as my estimate/backup truck. Here's a pic of the 78 I'm using now. I definitly like jim lewis' fleet.

    equipment pics 008.jpg
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,679

    I am currently rebuilding a 1958 Dodge, W200 Power giant 3/4 ton, 4x4 pickup. This was the second year that Dodge made a 4x4 pickup with a civilian-style cab. When done, it will be used for advertising in parades and at car shows. I plan to use it when going out to meet customers . I can not get photos to post here, but e-mail me if you would like to see some photos and I can send you some.
    After this truck is finished, I will be restoring a 1959 Dodge 1 ton Power Wagon 4x4 pickup. I will use it in the same way as the first one. They will not be used by the crews for daily routes.:)

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