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RangerBob, you are a writer; bar none. This post reads like a Hemingway short-story. Leads me to want the next chapter:Friday night the 'Jitter Junction' was actually open, and the owner of the Alaska 7 Motel halfway remembered me.
Went to the IGA on Saturday morning for coffee. They have a surprisingly good espresso bar and pastry counter, and the Jitter Junction never seems to be open in the morning. The man in the parking lot was angular and long-legged. His skin a sun-dyed tan. The cup in his hand gray steel and his truck mother-of-pearl, its paint unmarred. Nice to meet you, rosco. I look forward to our next meetup.
I like your attitude yellowk20. You sure don't let anything phase you at all. That's great.Thanks! Its going to stay pretty much the way it is with a few hidden improvements.
The engine is stuck, the radiator is missing, the brakes do not work and it needs glass all the way around.
but all 10 tires are in excellent shape the frame has not been butchered and it has zero rust all the gauges are there.
Not that it matters totally, because that IS just a fine looking old rig:I will be using it around my place to pick heavy items and I'm in the search for a 40's era Lincoln welder to mount on the bed ( it already has a setup for torch bottles ) Basically I'm not going for a military restoration I'm gearing more of a restoration of what it was AFTER its military career , but with some hidden modern touches to make it more usable.
Oh yeah, I didn't mean combat. I'm just not familiar with the rig is all. Please keep us all posted of the re-build. It's a "beaut"!Closed cab CCKW's are a little more rare from what I have found, being that there shipping height was taller because of the full cab . if I had to guess Id say this truck most likely never seen any combat but there is a good chance it helped build the Alcan Highway or transported goods on it .
Oh yeah, I didn't mean combat. I'm just not familiar with the rig is all. Please keep us all posted of the re-build. It's a "beaut"!
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