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Tripper 02-04-2021 05:38 PM

Truckin' Thursday: You know I love me some trucks!
 
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Truckin' Thursday: Oh yeah!!! [dr

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MercuryMac 02-04-2021 10:39 PM

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A thirty six Ford two ton, and proof that it probably is a barn find.

Dr Crankenstein 03-04-2021 12:52 PM

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'37 Olds

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...1&d=1614880217

'36 GMC

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...2&d=1614880217

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bob w 03-04-2021 04:28 PM

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My old Plymouth truck, almost done. It went to Winnipeg. "Nother one I shoulda kept.

sneakysnake 03-05-2021 12:07 AM

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Almost front end Friday. ;)

Old Iron 03-05-2021 09:07 AM

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Still rockin the 37 GMC

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...1&d=1614953230

MercuryMac 03-05-2021 01:08 PM

Doc, I think I saw that '36 GMC wrecker out in the parking lot at the Red Deer Swapmeet, about 5 or 6 years ago.

Dr Crankenstein 03-05-2021 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by MercuryMac (Post 545226)
Doc, I think I saw that '36 GMC wrecker out in the parking lot at the Red Deer Swapmeet, about 5 or 6 years ago.

I'd imagine you did. The owner lives in Alberta but I've forgotten where, exactly. [S

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soltz 03-05-2021 06:09 PM

Old Fred
 
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Yep, another "wish I hadn't sold it"

MercuryMac 03-05-2021 11:39 PM

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Here's my first pick-up, a '47 Ford. I bought it when I was 11. My brother helped, he was 10. In highschool I sold it, got it back when I was 35 on a trade for a '58 Turnpike Cruiser. Then when I was about sixty I traded it away for my old John Deere tractor. After a couple of years, I traded another old tractor for the '47 pick-up back again. I think I'll keep it now.

In the first picture I'm on the passenger fender, my brother is on the driver's and our cousin Doug is on his '56 Dodge. The second pic is my brother fixing something. The third is now in the machine shed.

kenny c 03-06-2021 10:26 AM

Mac; It's cool that you had it this long or been able to reclaim it. How many 11 year old kids nowadays would be interested or be able to work on any thing like this?

Skip 03-06-2021 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by MercuryMac (Post 545253)
Here's my first pick-up, a '47 Ford. I bought it when I was 11. My brother helped, he was 10. In highschool I sold it, got it back when I was 35 on a trade for a '58 Turnpike Cruiser. Then when I was about sixty I traded it away for my old John Deere tractor. After a couple of years, I traded another old tractor for the '47 pick-up back again. I think I'll keep it now.

In the first picture I'm on the passenger fender, my brother is on the driver's and our cousin Doug is on his '56 Dodge. The second pic is my brother fixing something. The third is now in the machine shed.

I think we need a tour of your machine shed. [cl

MercuryMac 03-06-2021 10:22 PM

Kenny, I was only a couple of weeks away from my twelveth [sp] birthday when we started the truck proceedings. My brother, Rob and I walked two miles through bush trails over to Gordon's, a neighbour's. We asked if we could buy his old pick-up. He said, "yes, for a hundred dollars". This was June of 1962 and the two little boys in the story were flabbergasted with grief. One hundred dollars was more than we had ever dreamed of. Gordon said, "you know, it's seized up from sitting so I'll give you a deal. How much money have you got." We started digging in our pockets, hopelessly. I pulled out a five dollar bill and Rob found two dollars and twenty cents. "What a co-incidence" Gordon said, "that's exactly what I wanted for a down payment." He took our money. "Now you boys have to work for me this summer, picking roots and running the tractors." --- We had a truck, --- and visions of running tractors discing breaking. We walked home, and borrowed Dad's tractor drove back and pulled the truck home. As we came nearer home we started to put it in gear and release the clutch. We broke it free at the end of the driveway and, part way in, we got the truck running, so we drove it the rest of the way home. I'm here to tell you, there were two proud little boys. ---- We would take the truck back to Gordon's place and pick roots into it an haul them off the field quite a bit that summer. There seemed to be a way more 'picking roots' than running tractor, but we paid for our first truck, by driving it.

MercuryMac 03-06-2021 11:20 PM

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Skip, here's a partial pictorial tour of the inside of the machine shed. Then some of the cars that are in there, I don't have pictures of. Here they are before I put them in there. There are two pictures of some of them.
Most of the west side is tractors.

dutch 03-07-2021 01:54 AM

nice collection and great story Mac :)
Is there any way we can work out something similar with that old Bee...? [P

Old Iron 03-07-2021 09:36 AM

Great story Mac

Dr Crankenstein 03-07-2021 01:44 PM

Good stuff, Mac. In the first picture... '33 Plymouth?

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MercuryMac 03-07-2021 02:18 PM

Thank you guys.
Yes Doc, that's a '33 Plymouth four door sedan that I'm using as a donor car for the '34 Plymouth coupe and the '34 Dodge Brothers truck. It is in the first position in the shed, in the south-east corner next to the '47 Ford truck.
Dutch, if you mean a photographic tour of the heated shop where the Super Bee languishes, I could do that. Or did you want me to take all of your money and tell you to pick roots all summer for me?

Skip 03-07-2021 02:27 PM

Thanks, Mac. You have a great collection there. Even your "parts car" is way cool. [cl

Dr Crankenstein 03-07-2021 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by MercuryMac (Post 545314)
Thank you guys.
Yes Doc, that's a '33 Plymouth four door sedan that I'm using as a donor car for the '34 Plymouth coupe and the '34 Dodge Brothers truck. It is in the first position in the shed, in the south-east corner next to the '47 Ford truck.
Dutch, if you mean a photographic tour of the heated shop where the Super Bee languishes, I could do that. Or did you want me to take all of your money and tell you to pick roots all summer for me?

Haha! [cl

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dutch 03-07-2021 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by MercuryMac (Post 545314)
Thank you guys.
Yes Doc, that's a '33 Plymouth four door sedan that I'm using as a donor car for the '34 Plymouth coupe and the '34 Dodge Brothers truck. It is in the first position in the shed, in the south-east corner next to the '47 Ford truck.
Dutch, if you mean a photographic tour of the heated shop where the Super Bee languishes, I could do that. Or did you want me to take all of your money and tell you to pick roots all summer for me?

:D:D:D

MercuryMac 03-07-2021 09:52 PM

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Dutch, even though I live sort of near the city of Grande Prairie, I don't farm the good prairie soil. My farm is in the bush, five miles from the prairie. Every acre that I owned or rented had to be cleared of trees, then broken up, and then root picked. There aren't any roots to pick on my farm anymore, sorry.
I took a few more pictures in the machine shed today. There is some overlap of yesterdays pics.

dutch 03-08-2021 01:31 AM

well.... that`s too bad... :p

how about starting a thread telling us the story behind each vehicle you have in that museum...?
I guess the first truck is not the only one with a cool tale attached [P

kenny c 03-08-2021 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by dutch (Post 545346)
well.... that`s too bad... :p

how about starting a thread telling us the story behind each vehicle you have in that museum...?
I guess the first truck is not the only one with a cool tale attached [P

I was thinking the same thing. You have enough stuff to start a museum. Great story too. Gordon sounds like he was a good guy.

MercuryMac 03-08-2021 12:59 PM

Don't get me started on story telling. Maybe I'll swing on down to the BS section though.

Gordon could think and chew gum at the same time. He had just got most of a quarter section [160 acres] brushed {cleared of trees with a cat] and broken [plowed], and was probably wondering how he was going to pick all of those roots and smooth down the field. Suddenly, two local boys walked out of the bush, wanting to make a deal. It only took him a few minutes to get an answer to his dilemma.
A few years later, the same big old fellow [named Tiny] that owned the cats and did the breaking, was breaking land for Dad. I walked out to the field and asked if I could work for him. He looked at me for a good minute, [just like Gordon had done] and then said, "I'm going to need a guy in the next area we go to, so you can learn, here on your Dad's place." So I went to work running a D7 Cat pulling a two bottom breaking plow with 24" bottoms. When school started up again in September, I had to quit, but I had enough money to buy a pink '56 Meteor. The following year, when I turned 16, I made it all legal, and went back running the cat again for Tiny.

Old Iron 03-09-2021 08:30 AM

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MercuryMac 03-09-2021 11:18 PM

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Here are a few trucks that have been in my past. Pic one is a '36 Ford two ton. pic 2 is a '79 Kenworth that I had for forty years. pic 3 is a '96 Kenworth that I had for 8 or 9 years. pic 4 is a '45 two ton Ford with gravel box, which I have now traded for a wooden grain box. pic 5 is a 78 Ford one ton that was my grain truck for many years, then became my tractor hauling truck for a while. pic 6 is a '69 Ford 850 Super Duty that was my first big truck.

Dr Crankenstein 03-18-2021 04:38 PM

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Dr Crankenstein 03-25-2021 05:22 PM

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smallfoot 03-25-2021 07:28 PM

What the hey is that Doc?

Dr Crankenstein 03-25-2021 07:43 PM

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What the hey is that Doc?

No clue, so I did some sleuthing...

Bynum - Stephens was a Pontiac dealer in Murfreesboro TN, and the truck was custom built in their shop. :)

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loudmouthbass 03-26-2021 04:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr Crankenstein (Post 546173)
No clue, so I did some sleuthing...

Bynum - Stephens was a Pontiac dealer in Murfreesboro TN, and the truck was custom built in their shop. :)

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my feeble add and i'm sure Doc already saw this "1935 Ford truck chassis and a 1926 Lincoln V-8 engine with a three drum hoisting machine"

https://timburrintheheartland.tumblr...26-lincoln-v-8


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