Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What's in Yankee Dave's Garage: Old Trucks

I have always had a special spot in my heart for old trucks.  Nothing beats a beat up old truck in my opinion....except for maybe a convertible shoebox Ford!  Yankee Dave also is very fond of old trucks and has quite a few in his collection he is hauling home to put in his newly built pole barn.

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Stewie is a 1952 International and was what Yankee Dave first learned to drive a clutch on.  Stewie was being used to store things on in a barn for a long time and I think he's kinda pissed about it because he refuses to turn over anymore and Yankee Dave was hauling him around with his farm tractor.

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 We need to put Stewie back together again and get him running!  Perhaps he will be a Winter project?  I think he'll be much happier living in Yankee Dave's new garage.

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Big George is a 1944 General Motors COE.  He is also painted my favorite color and I'm hoping to give him a wax and try and preserve the awesome patina on the outside!  As you can see, George has been stored away in a barn for a really long time.  He was last inspected in 1969 and had a previous life on an orchard, hauling fruit to market.  George has a top speed of 45 miles per hour...so it probably took all day to get those apples to market in the 1940's!

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George was to big for the car trailer and came home in style on the back of  Yankee Dave's friend's hauler... Makes Big George look, well, tiny!

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It was quite the show to see!  George still runs after all these years but needs some new breaks and a gas tank.  Lets just say mason jars make handy little gas tanks!

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Are you keeping count of what's in Yankee Dave's garage??!!  It's getting crowded in here!

See you soon!
~MaryDeluxe