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54 minutes ago, Tonyinca said:

I misspoke ! Plates are not being refurbished ! 
THEY ARE BEING REPLICATED NEW .2/5/22

tony 

l understand Tony...lol   My son got antique plates on his '69 Ford F-100 PU.  The "tater wagon" thing comes from way back when from my Dad. When my son was little, when a storm came up and there was thunder my Dad would tell him "ought oh, the tater wagon turned over." l guess it stuck because when he ordered the plates he got that on them. This pic came off of the order form when applied for them.

 

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11 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

l understand Tony...lol   My son got antique plates on his '69 Ford F-100 PU.  The "tater wagon" thing comes from way back when from my Dad. When my son was little, when a storm came up and there was thunder my Dad would tell him "ought oh, the tater wagon turned over." l guess it stuck because when he ordered the plates he got that on them. This pic came off of the order form when applied for them.

 

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Interesting story and memorable 

tony

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On 2/4/2022 at 10:13 PM, Tonyinca said:

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Ah, now I see what you were doing with those side boards. 

Will fill in the space that is normally open under the flatbed. 

Nice finishing touch!

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2/10/22

  Randy Van Wye & wife Terri from MN. and Carol and I visited old Herb .

I am very pleased and they are telling me possibly end of March may be done

Rick has started on the exhaust system.

Tony

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I am leaning to the smaller neater mirrors , The less bolt holes in doors the better ,imho,  I would want them chromed . 

it will not be doing a lot of trailer hauling .

what do you guys think ? Opinions appreciated.

tony 

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Dang Tony, tough call. I see your point, show pickup, clean, I get it.

But.

I am a big mirror guy cuz I use em.

Especially considering the flatbed, IMHO they look more correct.

My vote is for the west coast mirrors😀

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It’s not my truck but my vote is west coast mirrors also. I personally like the look better on the flatbed “work truck”.  

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l could go either way on the mirrors Tony. BUT....if someone was holding a gun to my head and said "CHOOSE!!" l would probably go with the west coast style.

But wait....l have a compromise.  Put the big mirror on the driver's side.....small mirror on passenger side!!   😀

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On 2/12/2022 at 2:47 PM, jeeper61 said:

Putting the west coast type mirror on puts two holes in the door frame above the window.

Since there are no holes there now my vote is for the small mirrors and have them chromed  

You echoed my thoughts exactly ! 
we are looking for a small set chromed to see how they would look and function .

I also see what everyone says about the west coast mirror . I’ll kick it around like I did the wood boards and finally come up with something .

thank you for everyone’s input . 
I like to think of this as a red power forum helped build .

Tony 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Beautiful truck! Even looked good before the restoration 😁 That red will definitely make it stand out!

As for the mirrors, I've always like the west coast style, would like to get a set for my '58 Chevy. Thats just my opinion, but it isn't my truck.

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2/24/22

Little more progress! 
they are telling me bed should be back from painter next week.

lot of wiring and little but important stuff going on . Like wipers , light dimer switch, connecting vintage air to switches, battery cables made as battery will be in one of the bed under boxes , making mounting brackets for engine propane equipment .etc , etc.
Side boards are finished , exhaust needs bed to see where they look best coming out .

Few pic 

tony 

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3/2/22 

a big day , had my heart ablation procedure on  2/28/22 Doc says all went well and I came home to this long awaited progress.

Bed is painted and ready for install

tony 

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1 hour ago, Tonyinca said:

Twostepin2001, 

I think the tank is next out of paint shop !

tony 

 

To me that's the most favorite part of all your restorations....seeing the tank painted. Looking forward to seeing it!!

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3/10/22

few more inches of progress 

new plates were made and we were able to save one original lic, plate holder that still was on there . 
more  mirror type to look at . Have not made my mind up yet , My gut is moving toward the square one.

Tony 

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If not west coast I would go with the small squares. tough decision.

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