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Hre's another one from the "Stupid Pickup Truck Tricks" file: That last pickup I posted might have been loaded a bit too high, but how do you cover a load that's slightly too LONG? With a bed cap that's slightly too long, of course!
This shot was taken three blocks away from the first two cars I posted... Unfortunately, directly down the street I live on!
Our neighborhood went up in the 1920's through the 50's, depending on which block you're on (Ours was one of the earlier ones). The nice thing about the neighborhood is that everyone takes pride in their homes. Lawns are kept neat, shrubs are trimmed, and any necessary paintwork on the houses themselves is seen to right away. When agarage in the alley beside our house was hit by a graffito a couple of years ago, another neighbor was out there with a scrub brush trying to remove the paint before the owner even knew about the damage. Even without any formal neighborhood watch, we watch out for each other like good neighbors should.
We do have our share of, um, "Unusual" cars in the area. I have to remember to take some happy snaps of the late-model burgundy long-body Chevy wndow van a few blocks away that's stylin 24" rims and limo-tint windows... but looks completely stock otherwise. There used to be a very rare Plymouth Horizon TC3-based Scamp pickup nearby too.
Wow, what a survivor Ozmont. I don't think I've ever seen a Studebaker truck in person... Looks like it's been working hard since the day it was new. When you've been around that long, you get a pass for not parking in the lines!
Last edited by Full Flaps!; 04-01-2012 at 06:39 PM..
Remember that shot I posted a few days ago of the battered, tri-tone Chevy S-10 with the too-long cap on the bed? There was a guy who used to live on THAT SAME BLOCK who had a maroon early 60's Lark-based Studebaker Champ pickup that was his daily driver. We must have been quite a sight when we would leave for work at the same time - 6:00AM - he in his old Stude and me in my '66 Corvair Monza! Unfortunately he retired to N.C. about 5 years ago and took his old pickup with him.
My folks live in a retirement community on the edge of Pennsylvania Dutch country, so when we go to visit them every Sunday, we usually see several "teams" like this on the road or parked in people's driveways or yards. This team is not from Pennsylvania, since state law mandates that they have flaps hanging in front of the buggy to divert any waste down toward the road surface so that it doesn't get kicked up by the wheels. The buggies are also required to have electrical lighting front and rear, a reflective triangle on the back, and flashing lights when out at night. I see none of that safety gear on this one.
These teams are quite a sight on the road. The horses are often retired race horses and are very spirited and proud looking. It's obvious that their owners take good care of them.