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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

Watching the classifieds daily (often more than that) for nearly three years has finally paid off. This is my new Ď69 single cab. Nice repaint and newer interior. All else appears very original and stock. Stablemate to my Ď74 bus. Now to sell my Ď08 F250! Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:42 am    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

Squirt some blue paint on the SC to make them match - and PO the purists..

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Beautiful Bus and SC, Dave, well done..
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:31 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

make sure it's in a V on the front too Laughing

Nice truck.. drive it with pride amongst the Bro dozer's in Tx.
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Squirt some blue paint on the SC to make them match - and PO the purists..

Laughing

Beautiful Bus and SC, Dave, well done..

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

That looks amazing. More pics please. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:09 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

Congratulations. Iíve never owned a single or double cab. Maybe some day. Iíve worked on a few. I put power brakes in a 1968 DC once.

PS- whatís with the emblem and the antenna

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

Drool..... Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:19 am    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

We will just have to settle for merlot, while you enjoy the cab..
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:08 am    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

danfromsyr wrote:
Nice truck.. drive it with pride amongst the Bro dozer's in Tx.

It's funny, around here when I drive my bus I get smiles, waves and the occasional thumbs-up. With the SC people want to stop and talk Surprised

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PS- whatís with the emblem and the antenna

The PO included a chrome emblem that never got installed and I'll eventually swap them out. I don't get the antenna, either.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

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PS- whatís with the emblem and the antenna?


Gary, I noticed the antenna, but what are you questioning about the emblem?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

Iím no truck expert but like the blue DC, I assumed that it would have had a chrome emblem. No? Some did, some didnít?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

I am pretty sure that trucks came from the factory with white emblems. All of the factory photos Iíve seen show that. They are no longer available, so most restored trucks end up with a chrome emblem. I only recently figured that out, and one of my winter projects is to refinish an original white emblem I bought to replace the chrome aftermarket one I originally installed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

Comercial trucks came with painted emblems standard.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:55 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

Hereís some more pics. Not surprising after nearly 50 years but this isnít the original engine. It appears to be a 1500 single port. Starts quick and runs sweet, though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:36 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

I want a later dual cab so bad but damn they are expensive!

If you don't mind, how much did you get this for? $30k+?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:55 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

Being a single cab owner, I love them!
Being 6í4Ē, I love the idea of owning a early bay window single/double one day, for more practical drivability.

Nice acquisition sir, looks sharp!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:20 am    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

70Crew wrote:
I am pretty sure that trucks came from the factory with white emblems. All of the factory photos Iíve seen show that. They are no longer available, so most restored trucks end up with a chrome emblem. I only recently figured that out, and one of my winter projects is to refinish an original white emblem I bought to replace the chrome aftermarket one I originally installed.


You can get the aftermarket chrome, remove the chrome with a Kleenex, and paint for that OG look
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:43 am    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

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You can get the aftermarket chrome, remove the chrome with a Kleenex, and paint for that OG look


Dang... what kind of Kleenex are you buying? Harbor Freight? Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

ivwshane wrote:
I want a later dual cab so bad but damn they are expensive!

If you don't mind, how much did you get this for? $30k+?


I was also frequenting an auction site for a while. There were a couple of single cabs that came up, one in great condition like this one. With 10 minutes remaining in the auction I submitted my very, very top bid at 17,500. But things got crazy and it sold for 30k. Thatís when I quit looking at auction sites and started thinking the market had passed me by. But I hung in there (here) and finally got this one near my price limit. Thatís why it took nearly 3years. Worth the wait!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

Very nice, happy for you. Hope to seeing in Durango some day Wink.
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