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FRIDGE ?

OK I have another question:
I get the whole "Bumpside" "Dentside" thing but...why is my '59 a "Fridge" ?
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If you've ever seen an old 50's refrigerator - sort of squared-off, but with rounded edges, the similarity is undeniable.

57-60 was the first generation from Ford, or any make, abandoning the beautiful (but rather dated), rounded, bulbous lines of the preceding era.

Admittedly, the analogy is less pronounced in trucks having the Flareside bed.

Without a question,the 57-60 light-duty trucks ,with their larger beds, were,and remain, much more functional, utilitarian vehicles, than either the 48-52, or 53-56 years.
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Yes what ibuzzard said, plus their just damn HANDSOME trucks!
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I thought it was cuz the heater was so bad and it was cold inside.........
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The "Fridge", is my favorite appliance! Just brought one home for my wife on my "fridge"! Sorry folks, no pics available, that would make a good catagory of pics though! "Fridges", with fridges!
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funny, but the absolute truth... we have had a refrigerator magnet of a '60 f250 with a camper on it stuck to our fridge for a couple of years. long before we owned one. we have an alaskan camper ready to slide in the one we are now working on. fridge on a fridge
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Yep

I get it, kinda what I was thinking but sometimes I try to make life harder than it needs to be (knew a guy once with a dog named Jimmy, thought there would be some great story behind that, nope "got em from a guy named Jimmy")
But I do have running right now, in basement a 1950 International Harvester "fridge", got more Bondo on it than a 1970 Chevelle but it works great and looks cool.

My truck is starting just fine now, and I replaced a brake hose (was not the cylinder but a collapsed hose) now she stops on a dime, well maybe a quarter and straight as an arrow, ok a really old wooden arrow, but its a lot better than it was.

The only problem I have now (with the truck) is my turn signels won't flash, they all light up but don't blink. I replaced that round flasher thing but NOTHING ! I haven't gone any further than that. Is there a fuse that could be fried ? Any other ideas ?

If i get my post up enough I'll post a picture of my "Junky Old Truck"
(for those that don't know thats what my wife calls it)
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527 There are two power sources for the blinkers one from the flasher unit and one is from stop light switch. This makes me ask when you stand on the brakes do your lights flash? Or has the blinker lights be changed out with LED's. If not then it sounds to me like the power source for your blinkers is not running through the flasher. Just random thoughts, good luck.
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Some here may call it a FRIDGE, but I grew up w/ them being called, SLABSIDE, BOX or BOXER.
So it all depends on what Region one grew up in & whom here recently has just gotten into them & applied what the wished them to be called.
Why you might ask, because untill I signed up here years ago, I NEVER heard or had seen them called anything but the Latter.

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OK I have another question:
I get the whole "Bumpside" "Dentside" thing but...why is my '59 a "Fridge" ?
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W/ a Properly working Heater Cut-Off Valve, the heaters in our Orphan Years Trucks work just fine.

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Actually mine has cut off hoses, not sure about the valve.....
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Some here may call it a FRIDGE, but I grew up w/ them being called, SLABSIDE, BOX or BOXER.
So it all depends on what Region one grew up in & whom here recently has just gotten into them & applied what the wished them to be called.
Why you might ask, because untill I signed up here years ago, I NEVER heard or had seen them called anything but the Latter.
I had always heard the term "slabside", but thought it referred to the box. I never cared for the older boxes on the 61-64 years. You sort of need the whole sqaured off look to complete the pkg. I also believe "fridge", is a more recent term as well but fun to use in my opinion. They could have called them "space heaters"!
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I learned the "fridge" term here and I think its a good description of the style-very utility like. And I never much cared for the appearance ofthese trucks--back when--but they've grown on me. I was mostly a "fat fendered' guy like the F1's but I've broadened my outlook. I especially like the tall 4x4 work trucks--They're so classic!! At one time I was pretty much only an admirer of the Dodge Power Wagons of this era--but I've jumped ship and prefer the big Fords now.
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