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#1 dropped82 ONLINE  

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 03:07 PM

Just like a lot of us, I dabble in other hobbies other than tractors. One is old cars and trucks. I've pretty much stopped messing with old cars since things have priced me out.

I also have been a truck driver for quite while. Well, I haven't bought anything but found something I would love to own. What you all think

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Saw this at the Portland show today and was probably my favorite part of it. I gotta find me one of these. I'm sure my wife would completely approve. I could run this old girl at the Newport Hill Climb we have been attending for the last 12 years. Would be a blast for sure. Anyone have one I can come get? I can be hooked up and ready to roll in minutes.

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 03:59 PM

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Better stick with garden tractors.  WAAAY cheaper.   

Cool ole Binder but trucks like that are usually used up and need more fixin than da wallet allows.    


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Posted August 25, 2016 - 04:35 PM

I'm kind of partial to the COE Fords


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Posted August 25, 2016 - 05:30 PM

There might be one my mom in WV might let you have. It is an International R200 Semi. Problem is...getting the crazy lady to let you have it.

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 08:34 PM

That's cool! I always liked the old COE Jeeps.
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Posted August 25, 2016 - 08:39 PM

There might be one my mom in WV might let you have. It is an International R200 Semi. Problem is...getting the crazy lady to let you have it.

Mike "Squirrelly" Kitko

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 10:49 PM

Is that a Reo?

You'd be surprised at how little it costs(relative to a car restoration or building a street rod)and how easy it is to put one of those trucks back together. The sheet metal is thick and easier to work. Parts are available. I want a B model Mack bad. Look at trucks. If you take electronics and emissions out of them, they haven't changed much through the years. Still running straight steer axles. Still using leaf springs up front. Air brakes. Bartuska's. Interiors were sheet metal. A handful of mechanical gauges.

If you want one and have a big enough shop to put it in, go for it.
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Posted August 26, 2016 - 12:03 AM

If it were any other kind of truck it would be a rat rod for sure,But them trucks were built like their tractors and them tractors are still working. Look what it took to kill a scout (and it never did quit running did it) when it comes to resurrection red rules (I have green tractors and my girl is all Orange, not trying to start anything here).
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Posted August 26, 2016 - 06:14 AM

Go for it like mentioned not much to them in a sense compared to cars. My dream truck are the old Dodge Power Wagons late 40's to early 50's. B model Macks are awesome too if you got the space.
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Posted August 26, 2016 - 09:37 AM

If it were any other kind of truck it would be a rat rod for sure,But them trucks were built like their tractors and them tractors are still working. Look what it took to kill a scout (and it never did quit running did it) when it comes to resurrection red rules (I have green tractors and my girl is all Orange, not trying to start anything here).

I had the privilege of working for the Chief Project Manager that did all of the development and design work on the Scout. He was our chief engineer at the truck plant that I worked at. He taught all of us young engineers "when in doubt, make it stout". He's the main reason you can't kill a Scout.

Sawdust, here's a B model pic for you. I want one, too.image.jpeg
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Posted August 26, 2016 - 11:53 AM

If it wasn't for rust, they'd all still be around! I had a '75 Scout II, it had the IH 304 with a Chrysler Torque Flite, Dana/Spicer rears in it. The water neck was 8" or so long and cast iron, looked like a farm tractor part. The seats were full coil spring, but the rust monster was eating away, it had been repaired, but there was no saving it long term.


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Posted August 26, 2016 - 05:58 PM

I haven't seen a scout for a long long time. Always really liked them.

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Posted August 26, 2016 - 09:59 PM

I dig old trucks of any kind, Eric, my first one was a '55 International 100! I'd love to own a bigger one like that but need to take care of the small ones I already have! I still drive a beam front axle, non-power steering or brakes 4 speed pickup most of the time.

 

If you take the plunge with something like that, keep us posted!

 

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