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Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on June 05, 2011, 03:53:17 PM
I have helping out my buddy Doug with his 73 Adventurer for a while off and on .
He's going with a 70's theme with slotted mags,vintage wooden steering wheel,goofy foot dimmer switch--and a hump mounted 8-track....
CBarge2011-06-05 21:45:50
Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on June 05, 2011, 03:58:47 PM
Doug scored the vintage 8 track at a yard sale and was not sure of it worked or not.
It is mounted on a bracket that came with the truck which used to have a CB radio on top..
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/dougsstereo001.jpg)
Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on June 05, 2011, 04:04:13 PM
Well,the 8 track did not work but it gave Doug the idea to hog it out and install a modern radio with CD player with outputs for MP#,etc..
Using a piano hinge he saved the face,cut up an old broken Don Maclean American Pie tape and inserted the deck.
Pretty kewl if you ask me.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/dougsstereo002.jpg)
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/dougsstereo003.jpg)
Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Jason Goldsack on June 05, 2011, 04:04:13 PM

Cool.. is that a factory tach or one cut into the dash?

He will also need a sun tach and a sun vacuum gauge to be true 70's...

A tuff steering wheel would look great in there too.





1965Windsor3612011-06-05 22:56:12
Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on June 05, 2011, 04:10:04 PM
The tach is actually an aftermarket one stuffed behind a factory face from a 77 truck.
Looks factory and is much more accurate than the factory one.
The vintage wooden wheel is more to Doug's liking and he has owned it for many years.
He refinished the real wood and cleaned up the spokes.
he says the Tuff Wheel would be too much black inside the truck.
CBarge2011-06-05 21:45:20
Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on June 05, 2011, 04:36:12 PM
I had to fix his truck today.
ity suffered a nuclear meltdown and the main fusible link was burnt rendering the truck a 1/2 ton paperweight.
The ignition switch fell apart and shorted out.
I did the MAD conversion on it since the 73 trucks did not have the shunt like the cars.
He already had the steering shaft pulled out when I got there.
hee pulled the cluster out while I did the wiring.
Fixed the switch and got her back running again.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/dougs%20truck/n1142037925_30528016_68991641.jpg)
Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Snotty on June 05, 2011, 09:38:33 PM
That's a cool trick on the radio!
Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Jason Goldsack on June 05, 2011, 11:19:40 PM
I always loved that grill.. reminds me of the show EMERGENCY..

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/215/475199961_19f71a63bf.jpg)



Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Snotty on June 06, 2011, 11:45:43 AM
The Downieville Volunteer FD had one of those - I loved rolling in it to fires!!  It was powered by a 318 with a 4-speed.  It was a hoot!
Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Steve on June 06, 2011, 12:04:33 PM
We had a couple of those as crash trucks and a brush truck.  Along with a old GI 6 X 6.
 
You're right Scott.  They were a hoot.  But kind of limited on the top end.  4.10 rears
 
I kind of like that generation cab in the 90's better
Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Jason Goldsack on June 06, 2011, 02:54:30 PM
The nice thing is they were a great source for Dana 60 rears in the 3/4 and 1 ton.. you just remove the floaters..


Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Jason Goldsack on June 06, 2011, 02:55:09 PM
The cool thing about the EMERGENCY truck was it was a factory Big Block truck..


Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Steve on June 06, 2011, 04:19:36 PM

Quote from: 1965Windsor361
The cool thing about the EMERGENCY truck was it was a factory Big Block truck..

Not so.  All the ones we had were 318's.  I think one had a 4 barrell on it
Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Jason Goldsack on June 06, 2011, 04:28:17 PM
The one for the show was a big block truck though.. I have the article about it..

I'll have to find it..



Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: James Brown Jr, on June 06, 2011, 05:40:30 PM
i have to say thats a clever idea. i love it. always loved that style truck as well. maybe i will get one some day.
Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Snotty on June 06, 2011, 07:07:05 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
 
 


On the Northern CA 49, top end is never the problem - there are only two places you can get above 60 MPG anyway.  But I'll tell you, I once shoved a 'vette right off the road when he would not get out of my way! 
 
I don't care what kind of a car you have, if you are a stranger on a mountain highway you will NOT outrun a local who's in a hurry.  In this case, the local had lights and sirens and the SOB thougth they did not matter.  Ha!!!  What was even more fun was when he arrived at the scene of the accident we would not let him by until we hauled the guy with the broken neck up from the river.  The guy was pissed - but there were more of us!  So, he sat there and waited while the CHP stared at him.
 
There were some times that volunteer job was a lot of fun!
Title: One trick 8 track!!
Post by: Snotty on June 06, 2011, 07:08:10 PM
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Big blocks could be had in those, they just were not very common.