I got a few parts this week end. He has about five old Ford trucks. Four of them are big ( 500 and 600 ). Only one is 1/2 ton. Most of them have nice trim parts. I got three working dashes. I took the dash out of one of the larger truck. The tach works when we spun it. The air gauge is really nice but I'll remove it and find a clock or something to put it in its place. All the parts cleaned up nice.
I took these grills off one of the larger trucks and an old school bus. I'll clean them off a bit. I just liked the look and I'll hang them on the wall as art. All the head lights light up.
This is the 1/2 ton. There are a lot more nice parts left on this truck. I still want the hood and grill. I got the bumper and I'll post the picture in another tread. He knows what I want off this truck and he'll save them for me. We ran out of time as he was only there until noon.
He has a nice pair of single seats in one of the larger truck that I want too. I'm not sure my wife will let me put them in her 1/2, but they look cool. Maybe I'll make shop chairs out of them.
The 1/2 ton is a styleside and I think two of the larger trucks are 1957s. I should have took photos of all the trucks while I was there. He is a really nice guy but somewhat hard to deal with. Takes a while to get him to put a price on something. I took the parts off myself and he had to see them and hold them in his hand before giving me a price.
Sounds like the man just loves his old parts. A good thing too or they would still not be there. You have to wonder how many times he has gone by them over the years and now they will be going away! Sounds a little sappy I'll admit, but junk yard guys have feeling to you know!
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