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Power Wagon Done! Picture of it.
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Willy-N    Posted 04-19-2003 at 19:55:01       [Reply]  [No Email]

Took 12 hours to get the cab on and finished it, but I got it done. Tomorrow I get to take it for a drive. Too tired now to enjoy it. This will make a nice Easter! Mark H.


Gary, Mt. Hermon, La    Posted 04-23-2003 at 05:38:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that's a nice ride, you got any idea how many dollars you got in it? Don't count labor costs. I think you enjoyed the project too much to call it work.


Willy-N    Posted 04-23-2003 at 06:36:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not counting all the free stuff and parts I had, just stuff I had to buy probley around 6,000.00+ in extra parts. I never added it up just guessing. Mark H.


Mike D.    Posted 04-21-2003 at 06:27:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have really enjoyed watching your progress with this project Mark. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Your work is excellant, as I expected it would be.
You don't do to bad out there Sparky- Mike D.


magpie    Posted 04-21-2003 at 05:46:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have been follong your progress all along here. Glad to see the fininhed product. You did a very nice job. It's beautiful, sure can't buy one like that new anymore.


TB    Posted 04-20-2003 at 14:31:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
What can I say. Job well done. I LIKE it":^)


Red Dave    Posted 04-20-2003 at 07:08:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's a purty truck! You did a great job on it.
I used to run a '49 Power Wagon fire truck. Looks like about the same vintage and style. It had a flathead engine, a front mounted pump and a winch in the back.
It would hardly get to 50 Miles an hour, but in low range, it pulled like a farm tractor.


Willy-N    Posted 04-20-2003 at 07:40:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your close this one is a 1948 B-1 modified. It has the original engine in it. 50 MPH is about top speed for the Power Wagon but yo don't want to go fast in it anyway it a cruser for comfert. Mark H.


Okie-Dokie    Posted 04-20-2003 at 06:29:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just a fantastic job! Want to start on my 1955 Ford F-600 next?


Only one question...    Posted 04-20-2003 at 05:57:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
What ya asking for it?

;-)

Salmoneye


Willy-N    Posted 04-20-2003 at 07:38:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
If and when I decide to sell it, it will be in the 20 grand area at least that what they sell for done. I want to have fun with it for a couple of months first. Then I will probly do another one. Mark H.


Fawteen - Absolutely GORGEOUS    Posted 04-20-2003 at 03:30:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
First Rate job, Mark!

I'll be over after lunch for a ride... ":^)


Willy-N    Posted 04-20-2003 at 08:16:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Better hurry it is warming up right now! Mark H.


terry    Posted 04-19-2003 at 21:28:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Something like that task can sure give a guy a sense of accomplishment. Sure looks good. I was at an auction a week ago, and an original truck like yours went for $900. It didn't have a box and some of the glass was missing. They claimed that the motor was completely rebuilt but had never been started. It was the original flat head 6. Truck looked like it had been inside for several years.

With a truck like yours, you can be proud, especially when you did a lot of the work yourself.


DeadCarp    Posted 04-19-2003 at 20:48:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure looks proud & ready Mark! How close is this to what you originally envisioned?


Willy-N    Posted 04-19-2003 at 20:52:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is pretty much how I wanted it to turn out and my vision of it finished. I just did not relise how much work it would be to do it. Mark H.


Dave Smith    Posted 04-19-2003 at 20:07:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Looks good Mark. You sure do work fast. How about some more photos of it finished.
Dave <*)))><


Willy-N Lowering the cab down Picture    Posted 04-19-2003 at 21:10:08       [Reply]  [No Email]

This was lowering the cab down on to the frame. Glad it did not drop! Mark H.


Willy-N Front view    Posted 04-19-2003 at 20:42:12       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is a front view. Mark H.


Gary, Mt. Hermon, La    Posted 04-23-2003 at 05:44:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
mabey it's just me but that front grill dont look like it'z plumb or perpendicular to the bumper, and the hood...


Gary, Mt. Hermon, La    Posted 04-23-2003 at 05:44:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
mabey it's just me but that front grill dont look like it'z plumb or perpendicular to the bumper, and the hood...


BadMoon    Posted 04-20-2003 at 06:20:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN ABOUT !!!!


Jerry (KS)    Posted 04-19-2003 at 20:02:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
NICE LOOKIN' machine. I do hope you're not planning on trying out the 4WD in some mud hole.
Thanks for sharin' the pic's.
Jerry (KS)


Willy-N    Posted 04-19-2003 at 20:53:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not by me to clean and hard to make it clean again! Car show coming up on the 11 of May! Mark H.


Sid    Posted 04-19-2003 at 22:57:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks good Mark. I was wondering if you were going to tackle the Omack Stampede trail. Is the car show in Spokane by any chance?


Willy-N    Posted 04-20-2003 at 07:35:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is the OK Car Club show at the Okanogan Couny Fair Grounds only 12 miles from my house. I will trailer it there to keep it clean for the show. Mark H.


Yankee    Posted 04-22-2003 at 22:35:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark what can I say,it looks great!!! Thanks for shareing the step by step with us.I feel like I have been right there with you all the way through.So happy to hear that you plan to show it.Good deal sir,I'm sure you will get somthing for it.Maby you could set up all the pics you posted of your step by step to show how you did it all.Hope you enjoyed your first ride.More later.


Willy-N    Posted 04-23-2003 at 08:14:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was going to make a poster for it showing the steps and a befor picture. Never done a Car Show befor so it should be fun. I hope it is not like the Dog Shows all snooties looking down on all the dogs except theirs. I went to one and that was the last one, not much fun a different class of Dog owners!! Mark H.


Yankee    Posted 04-23-2003 at 10:11:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hear ya.Snooties can make for a long day.You can dress up your display and make it look real nice.Simple is better.A friend of mine had a 55 chevy he would show all over the place.He had carpet to put under the car,braided rope to go around the car,and easels for the pictures of the work he had done to the car and of course all the tropheys and plaques he won.So you can get heavey into this show stuff,but it is fun.Good luck sir.


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