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Back when I was a young buck, my Dad has this old pickup. A 1966 Chevrolet short wheel base stepside. We were dirt poor and he needed a ride. So he found this old thing and fixed him up. I believe he got it around 1976 or 1977. He kept it until I got married and moved off with my bride. I guess he sold it sometime around 1994 or 1995. I had a lot of fun in that thing. He had replaced the old column shift with a floor shifter and dropped a 350 small block in it. It was topped off with a Quadrajet carb and dual exhaust with headers. Sounded great. I miss that thing, and the days that went with it.

 

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My Grandfather used to own a Oil/Coal Heating Company in
Ludlow, Ma.. (That's where my mother lived all her life, and still does today, in a assisted living place.) He got the business from his brother during the depression. He had this old GMC dump truck that he bought in the late 40's. He ran that thing until the late 50's, then sold it to a farmer out in the Brimfield area. (That's where my wife is from.)

I can still see it parked out in the woods in Brimfield, just rusting away, near the road. Still has the the faded signs of Ludlow Coal & Oil Co. on the doors.

I guess the K's don't fall far from the tree!!!! nvonjvila lsk705 Bob
 

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I love that old carry all, lots of room and built like a tank. Like those tires to ,they look like good tires in rock and snow.
 

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Cool pixs; I only wish I had a photo of my Dad's old 1952 Dodge step side; he called it "The Red Bird".

It had a flat head "fluid drive" six cylinder engine with 90 horse power & tons of torque; and a 3 on the tree standard transmission with a floor mounted starter.

He drove it so long that he wore out 2nd gear. In the evenings you could hear him coming down the red clay road we lived on back then.

He'd rev the hell out of the engine in 1st gear then slam it into 3rd. An unmistakable sound that meant Dad was almost home from work.

We were poor...but didn't know it at the time :D
 

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MOONDAWG said:
Cool pixs; I only wish I had a photo of my Dad's old 1952 Dodge step side; he called it "The Red Bird".

It had a flat head "fluid drive" six cylinder engine with 90 horse power & tons of torque; and a 3 on the tree standard transmission with a floor mounted starter.

He drove it so long that he wore out 2nd gear. In the evenings you could hear him coming down the red clay road we lived on back then.

He'd rev the hell out of the engine in 1st gear then slam it into 3rd. An unmistakable sound that meant Dad was almost home from work.

We were poor...but didn't know it at the time :D
Sympatico, My old man used to do the same thing with the Ferrari! nvpAN
 
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