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Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
« Reply #1500 on: June 21, 2017, 01:56:31 am »
trucks were all " had " stuff , car's ? plymouth and chrysler  mostly ,and VW type 1's  also "hads" over the last 53 years of driving 'em ,now  4wd and some clearance is required to get home here the last 1/2 mile up the driveway in winter awd cars lack the clearance   :P
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1501 on: September 15, 2017, 09:07:34 pm »
    Been driving the  jeep for most of the summer so the old diesel truck has been sitting the bench quite a bit.  I did notice some fuel leaking near the fuel tank while running.  Ended up being rubber hose right at the sending unit so it was an easy fix.
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1502 on: September 16, 2017, 08:29:24 am »
    ...sure dig them easy fixes {cool}
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1503 on: September 16, 2017, 10:38:55 am »
    That's for sure! Took it to town this morning and remembered how much fun this truck is to drive and how much attention it grabs!
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1504 on: September 17, 2017, 07:18:47 pm »
    Had a set of factory fender flares that I've been intending to install. Got them cleaned up and installed using fender bolts, nuts and 3m tape. No pics but I'll get some when it's light out.
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1505 on: September 28, 2017, 08:21:24 pm »
    Got a text from my friends son asking if he could drive the old diesel truck to homecoming. he's a good kid. Wish I could've had a truck like this to drive when I was his age! Lol we went to jeep jamboree in columbiana last weekend and my son and i rode with him and his friend on the obstacle course.  For 16, he's a very talented driver on a technical course. He's been around it his whole life though.  I'm sure he'll get some looks in the old crew this weekend!
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1506 on: September 28, 2017, 08:57:08 pm »
    Got a text from my friends son asking if he could drive the old diesel truck to homecoming. he's a good kid. Wish I could've had a truck like this to drive when I was his age! Lol we went to jeep jamboree in columbiana last weekend and my son and i rode with him and his friend on the obstacle course.  For 16, he's a very talented driver on a technical course. He's been around it his whole life though.  I'm sure he'll get some looks in the old crew this weekend!
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1507 on: September 29, 2017, 08:44:43 am »
    that's very cool {cool}
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1508 on: October 3, 2017, 09:29:46 am »
    Big changes coming soon.  We found a house that we really like, but we didn't even have our current house on the market. Well,  within a couple weeks our house is under contract and we placed the house we want under contract.  Hopefully be all settled within the next month. Fingers crossed.
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    « Reply #1509 on: October 3, 2017, 12:29:02 pm »
    out-standing! {cool}
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1510 on: October 3, 2017, 11:14:55 pm »
    Big changes coming soon.  We found a house that we really like, but we didn't even have our current house on the market. Well,  within a couple weeks our house is under contract and we placed the house we want under contract.  Hopefully be all settled within the next month. Fingers crossed.
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1511 on: October 28, 2017, 02:18:39 pm »
    very cool.
    been trying to do so stuff to ours to put it on the market. getting out of CA.

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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1512 on: October 28, 2017, 02:21:30 pm »
    We are ready to close on the house we're buying.  Just waiting on the appraisal of our current house.  It's been ordered so we're making progress.
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1513 on: July 8, 2018, 02:31:35 pm »
    Been a while, we moved in November and love our new place. Getting settled in. Just been driving Old Diesel, it's so consistent. I can let it sit for a month and it'll fire right up or I can drive it 600 miles a week and it's good. Just love this truck.

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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1514 on: July 8, 2018, 02:40:06 pm »
    I also got promoted to Lieutenant at the fire department. I'm very blessed to love my job.

    I bought a very clean 2nd gen Cummins to pull our camper. It's a 2wd, Banks 4" exhaust and exhaust brake, built trans with mag hytec deep pan and rear diff cover, edge drag comp box, 50gallon fuel tank in bed, gauges... I've pretty much got it where I want it.
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    « Reply #1515 on: July 8, 2018, 03:42:45 pm »
    I also got promoted to Lieutenant at the fire department. I'm very blessed to love my job.

    I bought a very clean 2nd gen Cummins to pull our camper. It's a 2wd, Banks 4" exhaust and exhaust brake, built trans with mag hytec deep pan and rear diff cover, edge drag comp box, 50gallon fuel tank in bed, gauges... I've pretty much got it where I want it.
    Wow! Clean and it works!
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1516 on: July 9, 2018, 08:12:01 am »
    nice! {cool}
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1517 on: July 9, 2018, 08:44:41 am »
    Very nice indeed. Good to see you back.
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1518 on: March 2, 2019, 06:57:26 pm »
    Been a while since I've posted anything.  I just recently sold my 2nd gen tow pig in favor of a 2011 megacab cummins.  Kids are getting old and big enough that tight quarters over long periods of time don't end well. I'll get some pictures up soon.

    Old diesel just received a new battery and a fresh starter. Still going strong and turning heads.
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    « Reply #1519 on: March 2, 2019, 11:45:09 pm »
    Been a while since I've posted anything.  I just recently sold my 2nd gen tow pig in favor of a 2011 megacab cummins.  Kids are getting old and big enough that tight quarters over long periods of time don't end well. I'll get some pictures up soon.

    Old diesel just received a new battery and a fresh starter. Still going strong and turning heads.
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1520 on: March 4, 2019, 05:34:43 pm »
    Good to see you back... again!  ;D
    What he said...Again.
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1521 on: August 8, 2020, 10:14:31 pm »
    Not much happening with the trucks lately,  busy with life and just enjoying each day.  The mega and old diesel are splitting time as my daily driver. Here's the mega
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1522 on: August 8, 2020, 10:17:16 pm »
    My buddy borrowed old diesel to take to a cruise in this evening. He's taken it a few different times and it's always a hit.  Gets lots of attention and usually an offer or two but it's not for sale lol. This is a poser shot he took.
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    « Reply #1523 on: August 14, 2020, 04:56:25 pm »
    Not much happening with the trucks lately,  busy with life and just enjoying each day.  The mega and old diesel are splitting time as my daily driver. Here's the mega
    What a pretty picture!
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1524 on: August 14, 2020, 08:46:00 pm »
    Yeah,  I love that picture.  Made it my screensaver.  I misspoke in my last post,  that is old diesel not the mega cab.
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    Re: "12 gauge"--78 crewcab --- aka "Old Diesel Truck"
    « Reply #1525 on: September 20, 2020, 03:59:28 pm »
    Great pic!!!
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