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    Yessir ...

    Yessir ...
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    A different view ... That is a good plan. 'Way...

    A different view ...

    That is a good plan. 'Way back in about '65 or '66, I had to replace the worm on the '48 truck. I took a station wagon worm and had it welded to the truck tube. It lasted...
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    Hint - paint the brake lines - they tend to want...

    Hint - paint the brake lines - they tend to want to corrode or rust a bit.
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    It makes you wonder if the original cardboard...

    It makes you wonder if the original cardboard glove box was shaped just a bit differently than the plastic "almost universal fit".
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    peeJay Leads the way!

    peeJay Leads the way!
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    Spring Shackle Bolts

    Yeah - look at the shackle bolts - they do tend to get a bit of wear on them .....
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    QUIT IT ​I can get in enough trouble without you...

    QUIT IT ​I can get in enough trouble without you guys egging me on.....
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    "Also, the poor girl has a bit of a list to port...

    "Also, the poor girl has a bit of a list to port when sitting empty"

    Not uncommon - there is usually a bit more weight on the port side, maybe from the driver being the only load. I've noted that...
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    "One of those videos showed a Navy person get...

    "One of those videos showed a Navy person get sucked into a jet intake."

    That was in several of the safety videos that made the rounds in the Navy "back then". The A/C was either an F-8 or A-7 (...
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    "Fly the airplane as far into the crash as you...

    "Fly the airplane as far into the crash as you can I believe Bob Hoover used to say..."

    Old Navy Story:

    F-4 jock had gear collapse landing at NAS Oceana. As he slid along the tower asked "Do...
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    NOOOOOO!!!! NO LS/auto./.... Leave it alone!!!!...

    NOOOOOO!!!! NO LS/auto./.... Leave it alone!!!!

    NFW!!!!!

    SACRILEGE!!!!!! I'd put a bikini on the Statue of Liberty first.

    And it's even the right color!

    You guys know I like to leave...
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    Metal Art

    Harumph!

    At the Civic Center here in Ft. Wayne there is a "sculpture" titled "Helmholtz". It is a civic eyesore and a corporate embarrassment. Several years ago a drunk ran over the curb and hit...
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    You'll have to make a uToob video with sound so...

    You'll have to make a uToob video with sound so we can hear the twin-turbos wind up!
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    "... it would take 22 inches of rain to get us...

    "... it would take 22 inches of rain to get us back..."

    And if you got it all at once, 14 inches of it would run off and drown someone in the next state.
  15. THANK YOU! There is so much we "think" we know...

    THANK YOU!

    There is so much we "think" we know about these old vehicles ... I had never seen an internal hood latch .. and who would have thunk of a windshield washer option in '49 or '50? Now...
  16. Yep - you're in the strange world of WO. The...

    Yep - you're in the strange world of WO. The serial number says 1949, but the legend says 1950. On my truck the serial said '49, but the physical facts say '48.

    You have an alternate world dash...
  17. I'll chime in and second everything BMorgil and...

    I'll chime in and second everything BMorgil and GMWillys said. Willys-Overland did things that would get people thrown in jail now. If a dealer had unsold stock, they could send paperwork back to...
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    It is strange - and I've noticed it over several...

    It is strange - and I've noticed it over several years now - topics seem to run in cycles.

    We go deeply into the innards of engines; cooling, oiling, valves, and a lot of carburetors. Then we go...
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    Yeayyhhh!! Another Truck!

    Yayhhhh!!~ We need another truck owner around here.

    Welcome to the Forum, ask any question you have. If we haven't already found the answer, we can probably figure it out.

    And, your truck is...
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    TJones: Here is your Jeep's Big Twin Brother!

    TJones:

    Here is your Jeep's Big Twin Brother!
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    That looks nice!

    That looks nice!
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    Color Palette

    The general pattern seems to be that engines are a black (some gloss, some matte) of some shade.

    Oil filters tend to be orange, as does the top of the dip-stick.

    I strongly suggest that you do...
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    "My Bride thinks I'm nuts." Yes dear, I'm sure...

    "My Bride thinks I'm nuts."

    Yes dear, I'm sure you're right.
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    Naw - you're finally getting smart ...

    Naw - you're finally getting smart ...
  25. I wanted to keep the '48 as original as feasible....

    I wanted to keep the '48 as original as feasible. It originally only had the mirror in the center of the windshield.

    In 1948, most roads were only two-lane and you were only concerned with what...
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