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Old 05-20-2005, 10:55 AM
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How much do you think it will take?

Any of you New Yorkers out there, I wondering if you could do me a favor and check this truck out for me:









It's on eBay and I thought since I don't have enough to keep me busy I should take on another project. I figure a little hammering here and a little bondo there I could have one heck of a nice truck. The eBay address is:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...&category=6221

I think the best thing to do with this truck is to give it a humane trip to the shredder.

I like collecting pictures of the wrecks people post on eBay and other places on the internet. Actually, some like this one, I think are cool. I wouldn't want this relic but they're neat to look at. Whenever I see a vehicle like this I think about when it was new and how the proud owner went around and showed off his nice shiny new truck. I wonder what the story is behind this one.

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Old 05-20-2005, 11:01 AM
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Bob,
From the looks of things I wouuld say that the ol' girl has more than a few stories she could tell as well as a few secrets. It looks like her last few years have not been friendly ones.
I travel alot for business, and as I drive around my state I'm always stopping to check out old wrecks or abandoned vehicles and like you wonder about their histories from the glory days off the showroom, floor to their sad slow demise rusting away in a forgotten field
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:57 AM
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Bob, the original link was truncated by FTE. The eBay item number is 4551405917 for anybody that wants to look. The seller's link to GeoCities has exceeded their bandwidth so the pics don't show.
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Put it out of its misery...

Too bad he watched it rot for 40 yrs or whatever... although it does appear to be "well used", probably was no good back then
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Earl,

I noticed the problem after I got a notice that bobbytnm replied to the post. The FTE system wouldn't let me edit my post. The pictures still come up on the post I made at the Bonus Built site.

Here are the pictures again, let's see if this works:







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Mother nature and local vandals were not kind to it.

Luckily the hood was mostly closed. There might be something worthwhile in there.
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It kind of reminds me of the wrecker I looked at a few months ago when looking for another flathead block. It was parked so long it had 5 inch diameter trees growing up through the frame. Hood was off of it and that motor was toast after all that time. Wish I'd had my camera with me.

Some of these pics of rusted out relics, sunk to the axles in the ground, would make awesome black and white prints. Might be decorating my shop one day with them.
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Steve,

I didn't post all of the pictures.



See anything you like?

Nothing a little diesel fuel down the cylinders, carburator, distributor, oil pump, and the water pumps, over the generator wouldn't help--hey, it wouldn't hurt!
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Thanks for posting those pics. Makes me feel a whole lot better about what I'm working on - heck, I'm thinking now that I'm about finished!
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I have a whole field of those to harvest. Touch the metal and it melts.

I'm just taking parts and pieces.

Besides mine are free.
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I thought it even more amazing that someone was selling an (admitted) ripped from a calendar picture of a stock F100 with a starting price of 15.00!

note to self: 1 calendar = 12 pictures x 15.00 = 180.00!
GO BUY LEFTOVER CALENDARS!
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bullet holes in the door?
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bullet holes in the door?
No, Lizzy Borden's practice dummy!
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It looks like there are two lug nuts that might be usable. Amazingly, that carb doesn't look totally toasted - even if it is an aluminum casting. I'm sure the innards are not in working order anymore.
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Bob:

I'd give the carb a chance. It must have spent some time under an air cleaner.

I think if you submerged the rest of it in a barrel of diesel fuel, it would completely disappear overnight.
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