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Re: Still in use
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2016, 03:20:58 PM »
At that price it you know it went to a good home unless some hot rodder bought it. You know, blown big block, auto trans, AC, sittin' "in the weeds", something cute painted on the door.  ;D
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Re: Still in use
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2016, 09:31:30 PM »
Sixball, he said that there was a museum bidding on it for a while. One guy called just before the end of the auction and asked what chassis would fit under it well. ::)  I just hope it gets a home that will keep it as close to original as possible.

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Re: Still in use
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2016, 09:58:43 PM »
Me too, it is a rare surviver and that only lasts until until the chassis swappers show up.  :(  I guess if that really bothers me I should have bought it. ::)
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Re: Still in use
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2016, 02:57:08 PM »
I ran across this on the local CL. Somebody is gonna like this.......

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/5543274262.html
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: Still in use
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2016, 03:25:44 PM »
  Real nice  chopper526 but we will pass.  NOW having said that if it was a duramax diesel some old fart like myself that towes a trailer for many many many miles that would be another story but a 400  no way  vette59jdwl

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Re: Still in use
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2016, 09:46:41 PM »
That is pretty sharp looking. Thanks for the post.

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Re: Still in use
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2017, 02:17:01 PM »
My brother is having fires close to him again in Cali, he called it in shortly after 3pm.  :o  Reminded me that he bought an old firetruck last fall for such things. Picked up an old '56 international, 4x4 with 28,000 miles. It belonged to the Avala Beach fire dept then sold to Lopez Canyon rural. He picked it up off a Craigslist ad.  Had gunk in one fuel tank and a hole in the other. Bought it running off a plastic boat tank. He got the truck tuned up and running smooth, tank cleaned but ran outta time to get the pumps up and going. It has a 300 gal water tank, and will suck out of a water source such as a pond, which he has. Has a big filter thing on the hose to keep out trash. I need to figure out a way to get out there sometime and give him a hand on this and his '66 Vette restoration.

1st pic is fire from brothers ranch looking SW. 2nd his son took from Atascadero looking 22 miles NE looking toward my brothers ranch. He said the air tankers quit last night at dark. 2000 acres and growing, just a few miles away this morn. 14 aircraft pilots, 6 chopper pilots, don't know how many aircraft that is?

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Re: Still in use
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2017, 06:40:48 PM »
Good luck to your brother and we have been complaining about then rain up here..rained all last week and we have rain again this week.  Corn fields are flooded...
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Re: Still in use
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2017, 09:01:38 PM »
Around here we go from lots of snow to lots of dry brush and weeds in a very short time. Fire is my biggest fear here. Closest fire trucks there are about 6 miles away over a rough rocky road that some new comers blocked last October.. A federal judge ordered them to remove the blockage last week. Those trucks are at a unmanned station so it'll take some time for someone to get them going. We have 8500 gallons of water in 4 tanks, two separate systems. One system uses 1 1/2" fire hose one is garden hoses. It won't do it alone but maybe I can hold on until the trucks, planes and choppers get here. I'm working on my pond and two pumps. It's all gravity now. Got to get the bobcat going! At least the tractor is out of the mud. ::) Sammons that is a good looking fire truck.
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Re: Still in use
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2017, 09:28:51 PM »
Six ball, it's amazing how fast you go from wet to fire dry.  Gotta keep some measure of protection around when you are that far out.

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Re: Still in use
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2017, 11:35:34 PM »
Sixball  We have the same weather here. We can get rain one day and the next day the wind blows and we are dry enough for the forest service to post high or very high fire danger. The ground here seems to soak up the moisture and the wind dries out the foliage. I'm also six miles from an unmanned fire station and have a very rough and steep road to my house. I share your concerns as we have heavy forest and we had a forest fire come with in 3 miles of the house 3 years ago. We lucked out when the wind shifted. My biggest concern and fear is fire also.
   I only have 5,000 gals. available, 2- 2500gal. tanks. One is right behind the house. Hope I don't have to use it.

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Re: Still in use
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2017, 01:36:45 PM »
When I was a kid in Texas my dad told me Texas was the most scenic place in the country. From the front yard we could see Oklahoma blow over in the morning and New Mexico blow over at night. We sometimes went to Ruidoso t the horse races. I like that part of the state.
I got my pressure washer working yesterday. It adds a bit to the garden hose system. 8)
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Re: Still in use
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2017, 02:12:03 PM »
Chevron i'm with you, fire is my biggest fear.  Tornadoes, earthquakes, floods tend to leave something salvagable behind...but fire takes all.

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Re: Still in use
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2018, 05:25:44 PM »
My buddy just picked up a 1958 snub nose Chevy Viking wheat truck out of the Oklahoma panhandle. He's been looking for something for a couple years. It's sweet running, driving, good breaks, no heating issues, all steel bed/floor, and the hoist is smooth and stout. I'm not sure yet if its a 283 or later transplanted 327 2bbl. It does have straight across hole valve covers and provision for side motor mounts.
Then he just picked up another one a guy was going to scrap. Not running but good parts and trim pieces. 283 (no side mount provision)  stager hole valve covers, 4bbl  4GC, turns over. I'll probably snag that for my hoard ;)
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