The Truck of my Dreams

So we have been looking for a truck for a while.  I had  a 1960s Ford flatbed truck in college.  It was from an old Texaco station, and I loved it (although it liked to break down at inopportune moments).  I had to sell it when I moved into the city and have missed it ever since.  I had a 1970s GMC but did not love it like the Ford.  It moved things around, feed, animals, trash but wasn’t the same.  My neighbor built cool side racks from wood he milled himself which I still have.  We sold the truck after I got married as Tom had a truck.  We bought a new Dodge so sold his 1980s Dodge.

I have been wanting a vintage truck all this time.  So we have been looking long and hard.  I did not want to compromise.  I wanted a 1940s or 1950s era truck in good condition with cool fenders, hood ornament, dash, etc.  And of course Tom wanted a Dodge.  And a ram hood ornament seemed very cool to me.  So we have been look at a lot of rusted heaps of trucks with various modifications that were hard to fathom for WAY to much money.  We have been all over this state on wild goose chases.  Tom almost went on another wild goose chase to Sequim but then received a call on a truck nearby.  He went and looked at it yesterday while I was at work and then texted me all excited.  I called him, got the scoop, and told him to get it before it got away.  He sent me photos when he got home then spent the rest of the evening on-line looking for parts for it.  When he got home from work today he had the cutest grin on his face.

So this evening we went to get it, loaded it on our car trailer (after hiring Thomas to break up and moved the concrete off), and we brought it home.  It has only had two owners, the original and then his son.  It has almost no rust and is almost entirely original.  It has been very well taken care of, under cover the whole time.  So here’s the truck of our dreams:

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14 Responses to The Truck of my Dreams

  1. Marilyn says:

    GASP! What a wonderful find. Congradulations.
    Baby moon hubcaps. Wood deck in the box? Real window wings.
    Wait…I just went back to look…is that a split hood. How cool.

  2. Michelle says:

    How fun to find just what you wanted!

  3. Krista M says:

    It’s just you Donna:) Adorable and perfect for your place. Enjoy!

  4. Proves the saying, “Good things come to those who wait.” Love the truck! I got to drive my friends BMW convertable the other day(check out my post) proved to me that I am a truck woman.

  5. Karen Anne says:

    Wow, cool. I have two cars, my first and only one that’s 40+ years old and then a few years ago added my late Mom’s that’s about 18 years old. And, more and more if I need something I buy it on ebay or etsy instead of “new.”

  6. Randy says:

    Now that’s a hood ornament! Good looking truck ya got yerself there!

  7. Jackie Craw says:

    Cool truck Donna! Your patience in finding just what you wanted paid off. It reminds me of one my Grandpa had when I was little.

  8. Teresa says:

    What an awesome vintage truck! Does it still run, or is that the next big project?

  9. Donna says:

    Thanks guys! It originally came from a farm near Ellensburg. And it does run although we did not drive it because it needs brake work.

  10. sheepsclothing says:

    Very cool. Love those vintage trucks. They have so much character.

  11. Donna says:

    Thanks Denise!

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