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tiny
06-30-2009, 08:18 AM
My fella brought me home a gift today...

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e216/rabidbluesquirrel/driverside.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e216/rabidbluesquirrel/dash2.jpg

Tis a 1965 Custom Cab Ford F250. It's been in a garage for the last 20 years and only has 100k on the clock. Best gift ever.

CACTUSWENDY
06-30-2009, 08:35 AM
Wow. That is cool. Congratz.....

benbradley
06-30-2009, 08:36 AM
So that's why they call you tiny terror?

tiny
06-30-2009, 08:54 AM
We were just standing out there talking and looking at the truck in the moonlight and Chris opens the side gas tank. It has three and we couldn't figure out why. Travel Tank is what it says.

It was a camper. That's why the bed is in pristine shape, the tailgate is perfect and the paint is almost perfect except where the straps from the camper rubbed it. It also explains why there's so few miles on it for how old it is.

Oh and I learned all about carburetors today and fuel lines.


http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a147/ccain529/tinywrenching001.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a147/ccain529/tinywrenching002.jpg

alleycat
06-30-2009, 09:06 AM
You'll need to learn about points and plugs as well.


Enjoy your new toy!

Bmwhtly
06-30-2009, 11:31 AM
I do have a soft spot for horizontal speedometers.

ShowerInspiration
06-30-2009, 04:16 PM
If your ever in need of a paint job or body work email me! Thats what I specialize in (Well I work with the guy who specializes in antique body work lol)

Haggis
06-30-2009, 04:33 PM
She's a beauty!

MattW
06-30-2009, 04:38 PM
Pick 'em up truck!

Mumut
06-30-2009, 04:47 PM
Great.

Leah J. Utas
06-30-2009, 05:02 PM
Beauty. I learned to drive a stick ( sorta kinda) on one very similar. Pic took me back. Thanks.

Jersey Chick
06-30-2009, 05:44 PM
Awesome! I'm already itching to poke around in that engine compartment! :D

When I was a kid, my best friend's dad had a similar pickup, only there were plywood boards up along the bed sides - it was a huge treat for us to be allowed to ride in the back of that truck. And we loved it. And no one ever fell out or got killed riding in the bed, either....

memories.... :)

tiny
06-30-2009, 06:36 PM
My dad's face lit up when I told him we'd got it. Turns out my truck was made the month and year he got out of the Navy. I bet it was one he admired back in the day. I have to get it registered in the next few days so I can drive it over there. It's been off the books since the 80s.

I'm excited. :D And I can tow my jeep with it.... or a camper!!! :D:D:D

Button
06-30-2009, 07:24 PM
WOW! What a find. I'd be all excited, too. Looks like a lot of fun. :D

alleycat
06-30-2009, 09:04 PM
I'm excited. :D And I can tow my jeep with it.... or a camper!!!
John Steinbeck used a very similar truck and camper when he traveled around the country and wrote Travels with Charley (Charley was his French poodle).

tiny
07-04-2009, 08:30 PM
We painted the hood last night. We're going to shoot the whole thing eventually, but Chris is military and the hood was bothering him being primer. I liked it, but now it's blue.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a147/ccain529/001_renamed_21349.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a147/ccain529/002_renamed_21251.jpg

Love mah truck.

robeiae
07-04-2009, 08:31 PM
Does it work?

tiny
07-04-2009, 08:33 PM
Yeah, it runs beautifully. Turns out the problem was a stuck float in the carburetor. We took off all the extra filters and regulators the PO had added and now that V8 roars to life and potatoes at an idle.

robeiae
07-04-2009, 08:34 PM
I want it.

Give it to me!

tiny
07-04-2009, 08:38 PM
Weird thing is, we basically got it for free. We traded our old YJ for a motorcycle and the guy threw in the truck to get it out of his driveway. It hasn't been registered since 1983. Her name's Grace. We're also rebuilding a 1964 Ford Fairlane Wagon. Blood red interior and Wimbledon White outside. She's primer grey at the moment and not running. :D


And no, you cannot have it. :P

robeiae
07-04-2009, 08:43 PM
Rats.


Have fun with it! You should go out to a super-fancy place--wearing super-fancy clothes--and pull up to the front for valet service.

Williebee
07-04-2009, 08:43 PM
Grace.

That's perfect.

:)

Roll, baby!

AmyDoodle
07-04-2009, 08:44 PM
Beautyful! Just Beautyful!