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Old 12-15-2012, 02:53 AM   #2731
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beautiful.

Anyone know what the convertible next to it is? I was thinking that if I ever sell my '55 F100 I might get an oversized convertible.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:11 AM   #2732
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beautiful.

Anyone know what the convertible next to it is? I was thinking that if I ever sell my '55 F100 I might get an oversized convertible.
Looks like some Mopar, '67 or 68' Belevedre (sic?) body I believe.....
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:06 AM   #2733
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I've wanted one of these for years. Legacy has built one fine machine!

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Old 12-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #2734
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Ding, ding, ding! best truck in the thread! ^^^^^^
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:07 AM   #2735
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:01 AM   #2736
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I've wanted one of these for years. Legacy has built one fine machine!

Looks better further away then up close. Walked past it at SEMA back in November. Was OK, not great. Wasn't worth my time to stop and stare at it.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:00 PM   #2737
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:00 PM   #2738
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I've wanted one of these for years. Legacy has built one fine machine!
Yes, but isn't a large part of the appeal of an old Power Wagon (or any old truck) the feeling of being transported back to an earlier, simpler time through the sounds & sensations provided by its vintage mechanicals?

It is for me-- the 1 1/2" lug nuts, steering you have to put your back into, the crashbox, the stout ride: all of these are an essential part of the WDX/WM/M-series experience. I'm not saying they can't be improved, but if I want to drive a modern truck, I'll drive a modern one that isn't masquerading as a vintage one.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:15 PM   #2739
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I always said back before "carlike ride" there were things that looked and rode like trucks, because that's what they were.

My old Kaiser is a miserable ride, and not easy to operate.

More vehicles like that would make people keep their eyes on the road.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:35 PM   #2740
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It is for me-- the 1 1/2" lug nuts, steering you have to put your back into, the crashbox, the stout ride: all of these are an essential part of the WDX/WM/M-series experience.
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How about a stock engine?

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Old 12-16-2012, 06:36 AM   #2741
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Man I wish I could get one of these in the US
That has a Ford badge, I thought Holden was a GM company? My GF has a Commodore in Pontiac livery (G8).[/QUOTE]
You're confusing the Ford Falcon ute with the Holden ute:
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:08 PM   #2742
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How about a stock engine?
You'll notice I didn't mention it in my post about the ersatz WDX because at this elevation, that flathead is woefully underpowered to the point of uselessness for anything more than parade duty.

Power is one of the few areas of those old PW's I have no emotional attachment to. To me, that flathead 6 is taking up valuable space best occupied by a small turbo diesel like the Hercules DT 3.7 I put in my M37.

I admit that is in direct contradiction to what I said about that WD$, but I also built that M37 as a work truck that had to be highway capable, and in doing so, the truck lost none of what I consider essential Power Wagon qualities.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:48 PM   #2743
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I like real trucks.

I don't know if they came this way from the factory, but I'd love to own a truck with a transmission like this:



And this is how a man drives a truck:



I specifically sought out a F-150 with a V8, stick shift, and stick for the transfer case just to have something reminiscent of what real trucks used to be. Can't stand slush-boxes or trucks that people dump too much time and money into that have effeminate transmissions in 'em.

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:17 AM   #2744
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I like real trucks.

I don't know if they came this way from the factory, but I'd love to own a truck with a transmission like this:

And this is how a man drives a truck:



I specifically sought out a F-150 with a V8, stick shift, and stick for the transfer case just to have something reminiscent of what real trucks used to be. Can't stand slush-boxes or trucks that people dump too much time and money into that have effeminate transmissions in 'em.
The rear stick is the actual transmission. The other is an overdrive box. I'd imagine he's only got a 3-speed SM420 in there. It would make more sense to swap in something like a NV4500 or Clark 5-speed.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:16 AM   #2745
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The rear stick is the actual transmission. The other is an overdrive box. I'd imagine he's only got a 3-speed SM420 in there. It would make more sense to swap in something like a NV4500 or Clark 5-speed.
There is only a minor change in RPM after those gear switches. I realize these things redlines at just a couple thousand RPM, but switching that often to get to 30mph seems like overkill - unless you have a trailer full of horses or a house behind you.
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