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Subject: Re: Evaporating oil? Date: 11/18/2013 12:48 AM
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Thanks for sharing. Did your pickup look like this?

I guess the main differences were the hood & grill.

1969 version:

I learned to drive a manual transmission (also for a bonus learned about the manual choke) on a 1964 Dodge pickup. On which first gear was not syncronized (granny gear/stump puller). And the gas gague did not work. And no tailgate, well not the original one, Grandpa made a wood one that was held on with wing nuts, super inconvenient to take off. And no sun visors. And no paint, just primer. And Grandpa had re-covered the seat in leather (himself), but the dog was allowed to ride shotgun, so there was a large hole on that side from the dog's untrimmed nails, covered with a towel. Said towel was covered on the bottom side with decaying seat foam & the top with dessicated headliner foam. Shaking out that towel was an exercise in futility. Oh yeah, and it had "Flintstone floorboards", by which I mean the floorboards had rusted through. I don't think we ever lost anything through the holes, though. When it was no longer deemed street-legal/safe by the family, it was given to a friend as a farm truck & in my imagination it still drives :)

Thanks for the memories.

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