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« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2019, 08:56:43 PM »
94 Chev 4x4. Just me & my salimander heater in the passenger side. If it's colder then 0 out that is. It don't fire up if it's colder. Use it to heat a air cooled Skidder motor. I call my ride,My Hoopdee. 

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« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2019, 10:03:10 PM »
Rotted out rusty old 1970 chev 3/4 ton 4x4 built like a 2 ton. It’s not pretty by any means. But it plows snow like crazy n hauls a heck of a load. It’s my main truck. Just me and the saws. Sometimes the dog. 

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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2019, 08:19:27 AM »
 Had a bunch over the years. The first was '63 Ford F100 with a short utility body. 
Then a '69 F250 with the same body that I ran for 7-8 yrs. 
  Then a '79 Datsun with a cap on it that I ran for a year until I found an '80 Toyota 1 ton with another utility body already installed..
  Went 4WD with an '84 GMC diesel pickup, then a '94 Chevy 350 gas with a flatbed and boxes. That was my first new truck. I put a new Stahl utility body on it in 2000. Put a flatbed back on it when I got the 2002 and kept it as a plow truck until I got my Jeep in 2014.
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 2002 F350 with a 7.3 and put that same Stahl body on it for 9 years of so until the rust got too bad. Then I put an old Army contact maintenance body on it and ran the truck out. 16 years and 318k on it when I sold it.
  Found a 2015 F350 gasser (6.2) and a new body on it last December, and that's the one I'm running now.
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2019, 05:33:37 PM »
There's a touring company on Big Island (HI) that has built a fleet of four wheel drive vans.  They put a twelve passenger van body on a one ton chassis, and can take a lot of people through some pretty rough country.  I had them haul a bunch of people through some of the eucalyptus several years ago when a power company wanted to look at them as a fuel source.  Some of those roads were primitive at best, and they went right through them.  Always thought one of those rigs would serve well taking workers into the woods.
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2019, 07:35:12 PM »
Ooh a powerstroke buried under the tin of a van with a leaking turbo pedestal, loose valve lash and a rotted oilpan with a huge diff under it.  Yaaas!  

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SHOOT ME NOW.  


Other than that, 4wd vans are pretty cool  ;D
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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2019, 08:42:42 PM »
VanNatta Big truck page.

One bad Crummy!



 

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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2019, 08:50:34 PM »
That thing is awesome😎

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« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2019, 08:56:22 PM »
Now that is a crummy!! We had new leased trucks every three years provided they weren't beat to death or wrecked first. I got so frustrated dealing with those clowns I wanted a fleet of trucks like that with 4 speeds and manual steering to teach them a lesson about looking after equipment.
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« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2019, 09:37:26 PM »
VanNatta Big truck page.

One bad Crummy!


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« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2019, 12:59:50 PM »
Reminds me of my very first pickup I bought with my own money. It was a single cab, but a 63 binder, tough as nails, and done a fair job of pulling my 20 foot gooseneck hauling hay. It was just a half ton, but had a stack of springs that a modern dump truck would be envious of, road loike a freight train, and it seemed like it got somewhere around 7 miles to the gallon even if I didn't crank it. It wasn't much for taking girls to the drive inn though.
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« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2019, 03:39:15 PM »
Traveling in a fried out combie, on a hippie trail, head full of Zombie..where beer does flow, and men shunder.....

( Land Down Under.. Men at Work )  ;D

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« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2019, 04:42:10 PM »
You mean the girls didn't appreciate a hard working manwhen they saw one?  :D :D They weren't impressed with me or my first truck either a 64 Chev.
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« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2019, 05:41:53 PM »
I had one tons for years and just told Sheila when we where dating it was a cowboys Cadillac 😉
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« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2019, 05:49:10 PM »
All my trucks were pretty crummy.  But all my women had nice cars.  ;)
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« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2019, 06:52:01 PM »
Crummy story,
Loggers World May 2017 Page 20.


Crummy on a log road



 

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« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2019, 07:50:05 PM »
My dad was forest fire fighter in Oregon in the 60s.  He always referred to the crew trucks they used as crummies.  That’s the only context I’ve heard that term in.
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« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2019, 04:35:16 PM »
One of the old nicknames for a railroad caboose was a "crummy", maybe that is where the term started. They both were used to haul crews around. Looking at dgdrls picture of a 60's IH pickup brings back memories. My first pickup years ago was a 68' binder 3/4 ton with a straight 6 and a stick. Got it cheap (it had been in a "mild" rollover) and I had dreams of restoring it. I quickly learned you need a sledge hammer to pound dents out of the heavy steel they built the cabs out of. I also tried taking the front wheels off one day, and after fighting trying to get the lugs off (with a 3' pipe on the lug wrench) I realized they were reverse threaded! It didn't matter anyway, the tires were on split ring rims, and the tire shop didn't want to touch it. 
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« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2019, 07:54:03 PM »
My first binder or pickup at all was that 63, plain jane with the 345 V8 and 4 spd, ugly, rough riding, but tough as nails and got her done.
Years later I bought the top of the line loaded binder, 392 4 barrel, auto, all the chrome international had and loaded for what loaded was back then. It was no more comfortable than that old 63 and even though 10 years newer had the same exact seat with the tool box under it. 
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« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2019, 10:25:09 PM »
 :D :D They were like the tractors, built for work not comfort. My dad who knew little about vehicles except where to put the gas in bought a worn out 58 binder. I remember the shift linkage jamming in second gear.
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« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2019, 09:11:50 AM »
One of my uncles that was a builder.
Ran International trucks till they stopped making them.
2x2 One ton a beast.
The last one was a 1/2 ton it was built like a one ton today.
Sadly trucks aren't made for work today.
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