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Old 01-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #141
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There is great long-time aftermarket support on these. So, with some bucks spent on it there shouldn't be any problem ever selling it for a profit. Makes that part a winning deal should the need arise. Fresh paint, nice signage and regular breakfasts at a classy diner will have others "knowing" you in no time . . "yeah, I know a guy could help you with that, you've prob'ly seen his truck around town".

Give us an update from time to time.

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I don't know if Lance could tolerate diner coffee... he might have to bring his own from home.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:33 PM   #142
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I'm now a pickup man!

Well thank you all so very much for the compliments! I picked up the truck this morning. It was so cool to drive. It drives very well and you can tell it has been well cared for.
DKB-It has AC as a factory option, though it isn't working.
Marc-I doubt it will see a paint shop anytime real soon!
Bruce- Thanks! It needs a new 7-way installed on it before I tow. It has a Tekonsha Commander brake controller. Pretty cool.
Ole-red-Thanks and it is also a CST! The really good pics are on Home Sweet Abby I haven't yet finished uploading the pictures yet. I know...I'm behind.
Lisa-Thanks! I'm very happy with this ol girl so far.
Ross-Thanks! I just looked at a catalog from LMC Truck...Wow! I thought Inland and VTS had a lot of vintage parts for Airstreams but they have it all!
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Cool looking truck Lance. The only thing it's missing is the blue oval on the grille. Then it would be the best looking truck possible.

So this is a first for you a pick up truck. I thought it was a state requirement for residency that you had to own a pick up truck.

Seriously it will look fantastic once you put your touch to it and a new paint job eventually. It does have classic lines.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:14 PM   #144
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Thanks Chris! Yes this is my very first pickup truck. Well, irst that I have owned. I've driven/thrashed and trashed plenty. I guess it isn't a requirement to have a pickup truck to come to Texas, only to STAY!
Ironically Chris, the last pickup I drove on the farm in Iowa was one of those blue oval jobs. It was a 1975 Fsomething or another. It was loud, drank gas, and rode like a mule. I think it was the first and last Ford I remember on our farm.
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Cool looking truck Lance. The only thing it's missing is the blue oval on the grille. Then it would be the best looking truck possible.

So this is a first for you a pick up truck. I thought it was a state requirement for residency that you had to own a pick up truck.

Seriously it will look fantastic once you put your touch to it and a new paint job eventually. It does have classic lines.
Ah, I get to be the voice of qualified neutrality! I guess I have to admit to being a "Ford Guy" with respect to modern trucks, but if I were buying a truck of "Twin I-Beam" vintage, I'd buy a Chevy or GMC. While I didn't love our '69 Chevy dually, it sure was easier to keep it going the direction you wanted than a Twin I-Beam Ford. They kept that "technology" about 20 years too long because it was part of the brand identity.
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Thanks Chris! Yes this is my very first pickup truck. Well, irst that I have owned. I've driven/thrashed and trashed plenty. I guess it isn't a requirement to have a pickup truck to come to Texas, only to STAY!
Ironically Chris, the last pickup I drove on the farm in Iowa was one of those blue oval jobs. It was a 1975 Fsomething or another. It was loud, drank gas, and rode like a mule. I think it was the first and last Ford I remember on our farm.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:22 PM   #148
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New (old) tow vehicle

Hi everyone,
We just got back from a wonderful weekend with the HOTC unit campout at Belton Lake. We had an awesome time. We have never met so many wonderful people. Buying this Airstream was the best thing ever.
Here is a pic of the truck (Jenny) hitched up to Abby at our campsite this afternoon. Can't wait for Luckenbach!
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Hi Lance glad to see you are out and haveing fun. Hope to do the same sometime this century....
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Hi everyone,
We just got back from a wonderful weekend with the HOTC unit campout at Belton Lake. We had an awesome time. We have never met so many wonderful people. Buying this Airstream was the best thing ever.
Here is a pic of the truck (Jenny) hitched up to Abby at our campsite this afternoon. Can't wait for Luckenbach!
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Hey TOP.... looks like a fun group of folks to camp with, (HOTC). How did your new/old truck tow? Very cool to have an age appropriate tow vehicle Mr. Trainer of Personnel.
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Hey Lance
I saw this truck for sell,totally reminded me of yours..Just fun looking at vintage stuff.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:47 PM   #152
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Hi Lance glad to see you are out and haveing fun. Hope to do the same sometime this century....
Thanks Jav. It is fun to go camping with a bunch of great folks like the HOTC. Keep up the work, you'll be there in no time!
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Hey TOP.... looks like a fun group of folks to camp with, (HOTC). How did your new/old truck tow? Very cool to have an age appropriate tow vehicle Mr. Trainer of Personnel.
They are a SUPER bunch of people. I couldn't ask for a better group.
The truck towed wonderfully. We didn't have too many things in Abby because it was only 19 miles from our house to the CG. I did fill up the fridge though.
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For some reason the link doesn't work for me.
I really like this old truck. I wasn't really looking for an age appropriate TV, but sometimes you eat the bear, right!
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The link is full of random junk. Here's a cleaned up link that should work.
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Ahhh well. I didn't pay that much!
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