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Daddysearly30pickup 02-24-2020 12:58 AM

Pickup turns 90 this month

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All new brakes with cast iron drums, runs like a dream after a 51 year nap.
Tank getting coated, wheels and tires coming next. Lots of small things addressed along the way.

Well worth celebrating.

30 Closed Cab PU 02-24-2020 01:20 PM

Re: Pickup turns 90 this month

Just looked at your picture album. Looks like it is pretty straight, body/fenders look good, could not see any rust through.

I even like the tires and unusual wheels.

What are your plans, make it a good reliable runner, perhaps leave the "patina"?
If you do in my opinion you will have something special.

Where are you located?

Daddysearly30pickup 02-25-2020 06:30 AM

Re: Pickup turns 90 this month

Good morning,
Pickup is very straight, and I have only found 2 very small spots of rust through. One is a piece that is removeable and overlaps a rear fender and an adjacent piece on the underside. The other is on the left side of the inner frame of the cab.
Those wheels were for moving the truck from it's storage spot where it sat since '68. I have a set of 21s that will go on it.

And yes, plans are just that. Short story is last time I rode in her I was 7 and my Dad 35. He bought the pickup in 1960 and was in the process of restoring it. A promotion and move resulted in it being put in a barn. If I stay on track the pickup will get presented to him on his birthday in April. I'll be 59 and it will be his 87th birthday. He has no idea it is out of storage.

I expect he will be very surprised and pleased.
Located in NC

CC-Mo 02-25-2020 07:46 AM

Re: Pickup turns 90 this month

Very cool truck and even cooler story. Congrats to you!

Roxo 02-25-2020 09:48 AM

Re: Pickup turns 90 this month

I love the petena you only get that once. Your Dad will love it.
I wish I had the chance to do that for my Dad, he past away when I was 18.

30 Closed Cab PU 02-25-2020 11:27 AM

Re: Pickup turns 90 this month

I have a very similar story on my truck, except due to money/knowledge/my skills was unable to get my late 30 truck running well enough before my dad passed away. If you click on my Avatar and look at my profile there are a few more details.

Hope things work out, it will be a very special moment for you and your Dad.

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