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Old 05-09-2013, 11:01 PM   #2941
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'59 GMC NAPCO. Wish I had the cash. Somebody needs to grab this thing.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/search/...=3000&hasPic=1

That truck is awesome, and I'd love to have it. I've seen a few drivers here for under 10K, not sure if I'd pay up $14.5 for that one. It's got the whole straight body with patina thing going for it which is "in" right now, but will it still be in 5 years from now and you can still buy clean 2wd 50s trucks for cheap all day long.
http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/3751352684.html

Throw it on a K-5 chassis and you'll have the same cool factor for way less money. I like to get that one above and throw a 454 in it
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:30 AM   #2942
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That truck is awesome, and I'd love to have it. I've seen a few drivers here for under 10K, not sure if I'd pay up $14.5 for that one. It's got the whole straight body with patina thing going for it which is "in" right now, but will it still be in 5 years from now and you can still buy clean 2wd 50s trucks for cheap all day long.
http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/3751352684.html

Throw it on a K-5 chassis and you'll have the same cool factor for way less money. I like to get that one above and throw a 454 in it
So that raises a question. Why would you take a truck that is nearly 55 years old with the running factory motor, and destroy it? Find one with no motor and upgrade it. There aren't many left in such a good state, it would be a shame to throw it away.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:58 AM   #2943
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I don't know how "cool" it is but this is my only truck left. It sits 99.9% of the time but i still love it just the same.



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Old 05-10-2013, 09:53 AM   #2944
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So that raises a question. Why would you take a truck that is nearly 55 years old with the running factory motor, and destroy it? Find one with no motor and upgrade it. There aren't many left in such a good state, it would be a shame to throw it away.
Indeed.

I remember seeing a 1930s Packard roadster that someone had put a Dodge V10 in. It was a really cool car, and had been well done, but when I found out the guy had bought the car as a complete original, I was bewildered that he had butchered it.

I still don't understand what kind of thinking brings someone to do a thing like that.

Nice though the car was, it would have been far nicer had it been restored to original spec.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:58 AM   #2945
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I don't know how "cool" it is but this is my only truck left. It sits 99.9% of the time but i still love it just the same.



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Old 05-10-2013, 12:05 PM   #2946
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Speaking of engines, I'm not sure all of these are for trucks, but....





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Old 05-10-2013, 01:27 PM   #2947
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:31 PM   #2948
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So that raises a question. Why would you take a truck that is nearly 55 years old with the running factory motor, and destroy it? Find one with no motor and upgrade it. There aren't many left in such a good state, it would be a shame to throw it away.
That one doesn't run, probably has a locked up straight 6. We're not talking super rare, super valuable classics here, just old $2500 trucks. "Destroy"? I prefer "Customized". I'd keep the outside looking old and stock, but with more modern running gear you could get a lot more use out of it.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:38 PM   #2949
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So that raises a question. Why would you take a truck that is nearly 55 years old with the running factory motor, and destroy it? Find one with no motor and upgrade it. There aren't many left in such a good state, it would be a shame to throw it away.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:48 PM   #2950
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:09 PM   #2951
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You need a step ladder...
I wonder: once you have something like that, what do you do with it?
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #2952
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My jeep's got the same clearance as that uber lifted truck. What does it get ya?

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Old 05-11-2013, 08:30 PM   #2953
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So that raises a question. Why would you take a truck that is nearly 55 years old with the running factory motor, and destroy it? Find one with no motor and upgrade it. There aren't many left in such a good state, it would be a shame to throw it away.

Every time I see an old pick-up that's been slammed, chopped, lowered, whatever, I just shake my head. It's not cool, it's not original, it's been done 10,000 times. They're not making trucks like that anymore. If it's yours, do what you want I guess. Any hack with a cutting torch can lower or chop a truck.

It takes skill to restore one to factory original.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:31 PM   #2954
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I wonder: once you have something like that, what do you do with it?
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:39 PM   #2955
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