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Old 06-22-2011, 09:37 PM
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On the Road!

Here are some pics of the truck in the driveway before we took it to a Stockers show and cruise this past weekend. It's in white sealer, but the yellow grille is the color it will be, screaming yellow. Same color as arrowhead fred's truck. The tail gates not installed yet, had a guy ask if it was attached when I left the house. The seat is hard as a board, because it IS a board on the stock bench with a blanket thrown on top. It has about 150 miles on it, still breaking in, but I've been naughty a couple of times. Needs alittle carb tuning and I need to chase down some rattles, but it's great. Still lots of work to do, but at least we can start having fun. We'll go to a cruise in at the local ice cream shop friday night, just because. We had a cruise through the Garden of the Gods park and over to Manitou Springs with several dozen other cars and got quite a few stares and thumbs up.
I bought this truck 6 years ago and finally got to drive it. I can't tell you guys how much help you've been. So many decisions I made during the build were from posts of some one before me. The truck would have been much more expensive to build if it hadn't been for this board. THANKS!.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:47 PM
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wow, very nice, I like the height, what did you done about the suspentions.

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Old 06-22-2011, 10:10 PM
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Looks good to me just like it is, but hey, I like the unfinished look
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:18 PM
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so cool, and prood of the accomplishment...time spent well!
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Looks great, Rusty! I'm jealous of your panel fits. Stance is just right! Enjoy!!
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:23 PM
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Looking good! Sure feels great to finally drive it, right? Time to have some fun now!
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:29 PM
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LOOKS GREAT !!!! When you drive one of these old trucks people will come out of the woodwork to look at it and talk to you. You will have to tell them what year it is every time you park it. Feels good to drive that baby RIGHT ???? Again great job dude. I ain't wait to see it painted !!!!!!! I'm going to spend alday 2mor. waxing mine for the WATERMELON FEST. this weekend. I'll take some pics. of the melons !!!!!!!
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I'll take some pics. of the melons !!!!!!!
Nice looking truck.

Looking forward to seeing those melons Dale!
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Congratulations!
Nice stance, great location, awsome background and skies!!!

I'm happily jelous - still struglin with my '56, but learning patience.

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Good for you!! I remember that point in the build when I just HAD to drive it, finished or not. Looks good too!
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Looks great, congrats on getting to drive it! I look forward to that day myself.
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LUV it... looks great... I too, am jealous... I've never driven mine, can't wait... but it's gonna be awhile...

CONGRATS!
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[quote=frankishelby;10492288]wow, very nice, I like the height, what did you done about the suspentions.

Frank, the rear is a TCI leaf spring kit which lowers four inches. The front is a Jag XJ6 IFS with the coil spring spacers removed, it's about 3-4 inches also. I do like the way it sits.
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Congratulations! I'm Jealous! Is the local ice-cream joint the Soda Straw? Do they still have those around there?
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WoW ! ! ! Truck looks great!!
How did you find the ride on the jag front? thinking of doing same to mine!
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