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Old 01-29-2015, 03:16 PM
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Default 1952 Chevy COE ramp truck

So some of you had seen my 4 month wait for this truck to finally become mine. Short version is the 1952 COE I found was only 1.5 miles from my house on a dirt road off a back road. The owner of the farm bought it 15 years ago and had kind of used it here and there for farm work. I saw it 6 months ago and finally saw the gentleman outside back in October of 2014. He said he would entertain selling it for $500 but had to contact the old owner because he had given him first refusal if he ever sold it. Fast forward to last week after I had almost given up hope and he said it was mine if I wanted it. Over the weekend we finalized the paperwork and money and I now own it. We did get 20" of snow on tuesday so I had to go up and plow out around it. My 1 ton was not able to free it from where the earth has claimed it from siting. The farmer has a large Kabota 4x4 tractor and said he would help to get it up near the road. The the challenge of getting it down the hill to the house. Funny thing is I've already been offered $3k for it as it sits but i like it so I'll build it instead. The 85 1 ton ramp truck is the doner for chassis and bed. It has a 17' Chevron aluminum body on it. I will swap in a Cadillac 501 I have and adapt a 4L80E transmisson behind it. This thread will probably drag on for years as do most of my projects. LOL









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Old 01-29-2015, 03:28 PM
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:14 PM
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From the pics the cab and fenders look solid.
Going to be a great build.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:51 PM
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looks like a nice start

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Old 01-29-2015, 05:08 PM
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That roll back bed and chassis should work out really well....very nice man..
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:10 PM
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:35 PM
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Sounds like a good plan.
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:06 AM
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Glad you were able to take possession.
Your plans sound like an interesting build, good luck with it.
I don't know about the years to build part tho.
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Old 01-30-2015, 06:05 AM
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I envy you sir.
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A super nice find
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