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Lookin' Great!! Do you have Gulf Decals for it??

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That thing looks awesome. Good looking guard cat watching over the truck. 

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Very nice! I see the cat is on the ground and nut under the hood.  ;-)_

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That truck looks amazing, you need to do a post of pictures from where you started to the finished truck, nice work!

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4 hours ago, h67st said:

Very nice! I see the cat is on the ground and nut under the hood.  ;-)_

I was using him as a wheel chock! :loldude:

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5 hours ago, Brocky said:

Lookin' Great!! Do you have Gulf Decals for it??

Not yet. I'm thinkingof having it hand lettered. 

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Love the color combo , looks incredible ! 

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1 hour ago, Willie dog said:

Not yet. I'm thinkingof having it hand lettered. 

Well worth it to be period proper.   Paul

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2 hours ago, BERTRAM said:

Nice job! Looks like museum quality!

Thanks. It's FAR from perfect. A real Mack expert could find a ton of mistakes but I did it as best as I could. I just enjoy the process of restoration. 

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Any judging shows are a shot in the dark.   It is still upon the decision of the judge as to their interpretation of the rules/guidelines.   Hopefully they are consistent on their opinion so that everyone knows what to expect.  I marvel at the work people put in to those kinds of cars and dream of owning one.  I just know that it will never happen because I USE my vehicles.  They get dirty and scratched.

Like I say, a truck show is a wide open field.  Nut and bolt restorations and "Field" finds.  Both get treated the same way by onlookers. 


Been quite a few years back, I took my '69 F100 up to the local fairgrounds for the big Ford swap meet.   You could park inside the car show for free, but had to be judged.   I laughed, but it beat walking from the back 40.  They came around and picked it apart(like I cared).   I thanked them and walked away.

I have a friend with a '68(?) GT500.   It has top honors, like 995 out of 1000.   He can't bring it to anymore Shelby shows as it is a top winner.  He worked 20 yrs restoring it and it is perfect. 

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I had a 1934 vld Harley Davidson that ran and had most all the original parts.the guy i bought it from got it in the early 50's . Then the fun began 2500.00 dollar exact colors paint job 2000.00 for chrome and nickel plating ,hundreds for motor parts i saved money by doing the engine and trans in my shop. When i got done i didn't want to ride it anymore i was too scared i would wreck it so i sold it i should of left it ruff i used to ride it around the backroads.

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I pretty much stopped going to car shows a long time ago, just seemed like it was just a gathering to pick apart and criticize other people's stuff.  I got into truck shows and joined ATHS and ATCA about 1991, what a difference. No judging or negativity, and a whole lot more interesting.

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8 hours ago, davehummell said:

I had a 1934 vld Harley Davidson that ran and had most all the original parts.the guy i bought it from got it in the early 50's . Then the fun began 2500.00 dollar exact colors paint job 2000.00 for chrome and nickel plating ,hundreds for motor parts i saved money by doing the engine and trans in my shop. When i got done i didn't want to ride it anymore i was too scared i would wreck it so i sold it i should of left it ruff i used to ride it around the backroads.

I have a pair of Indian Chiefs, a 52 and a 53 (close to the last made) I ride the wheels off them along with my 50 Hydra Glide. Even used my JD when I had it. Up to Laconia, to Poccano, Lime Rock  even to the IGA. All restored and the 50 I went over board, white rubber pads and grips, polished cases, gold hardware. But if something happens to it, I'll fix it. I restored them to use and when I wear them out I'll do it again if I'm still alive. Same as my B Mixer, converting to AWD with a Tip Turbine 300, and converted the mixer to Hydraulic drive and it is going to work hauling concrete for all the construction on  my property in Virginia. Built a 81 Camaro for a good friend,  goes to get inspected once a year, other wise it sits in his garage and gets worried over. Longest ride was when I delivered it  5 miles from my house to his.

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