Available for at least 5 years
Finally had a chance to share these for-sale beauties. I pass them a couple of times a year but traffic was always too heavy to stop. Today was perfect.
The one of the left appears to be a mate to the 1951 Dodge pickup my parents bought new. As it was the newest vehicle at the time, that was my transport home from the hospital a few days after I was born. Ours had a crack in the passenger side front window that was put there by my forehead a few years later. No seat belts and my mother's right arm didn't quite get the job done.
Starter button was floor mounted close to the "foot feed" so the driver could work both at the same time to get it started. The windshield wiper fob was mounted on the dash at the centerline. Had to use hand signals for making turns, if anyone else was on the road at the same time.. We had a handy dandy air pump that worked by pulling out a spark plug and then screwing in the connector to the long hose that could reach any tire on the pickup. It might have been my first driving experience. First gear was known as compound. You could hop out of the truck and walk faster than that then jump back in. We did that many times putting out hay across the pastures in Winter for the cows to enjoy.
I have a 78 Chevy, the same grill as the right one, but a half ton 4 wheel drive, not a flatbed. My dad bought it when I was 6 years old. I used to drive it around the fields on our property as a kid.
Is that at Beach Mart in Holden Beach/Supply, NC?
We always called first gear "granny gear" in those old trucks.
Me too, I learned to drive when I was 10 and allowed cruise our mini citrus grove in a 1950 Willys Jeep. The "grove" also had a low area full of "Florida Muck" (decayed vegetation) which I managed to get stuck in on occasion. I learned at 11 how not to get stuck in the first place and what a "come along" was. Only pulled over 1 palm tree while learning to use it. 😎