Ford Model 46 – March/April 2016 cover story
Patrick Ertel

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The 1934 Ford V-8 pickup that appears on the cover of the March/April 2016 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was one of three Model 46 trucks that Bob Rayot built from his immense collection of 1933 and 1934 Ford truck parts. Rayot added a red stripe on the cab and red color to the wheel, which were dealer options during that time period. What else is in this issue? Features Jeep DJ-5 Dispatcher History 1965 Chevrolet C-10 Custom 1930 Flxible Model 17DL 1947 Studebaker M5 1959 Ford F-100 Custom … Read the rest of the story…

Parts Aplenty at Columbia Too Auto Wreckers
Joe Sharretts

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In 1968, Nadie and Paul Hill purchased the existing Columbia Auto Wreckers in the town of Port Murray, New Jersey. They decided instead of renaming the new yard, they would simply add the word “too” between “Columbia” and “Auto,” so the existing name would carry on. The name still exists to this day. The focus of the yard is and always has been Cadillac as this brand makes up well over half of the inventory. The Cadillacs sit in two … Read the rest of the story…

New Jersey’s Friendship Used Auto Parts is Your Truck Destination, Part 2
Joe Sharretts

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In my previous blog post, I covered the history and basic inventory of Friendship Used Auto Parts in Tabernacle, New Jersey. This month I will talk about specific finds, rules of the yard, and safety tips. Let’s start with a better description of what you will find there. First off, I recommend you plan a visit in person. It’s easy to spend all day looking around, and you will probably need all day to do it. Friendship prefers not to … Read the rest of the story…

New Jersey’s Friendship Used Auto Parts is Your Truck Destination, Part 1
Joe Sharretts

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In the past 10 years, New Jersey has been hit pretty hard by vintage salvage yards clearing out their stock. Most of these possible gems were lost prior to my discovery. The good news is that as long as I’m at work, I’ll keep searching, and every once in a while, I strike gold and find a new supply that was previously only known by the locals. Friendship Used Auto Parts in Tabernacle, New Jersey, has become better known than … Read the rest of the story…

Finding Your Next Vintage Truck… On Facebook?
Rich Truesdell

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I’m sure that many of you are like me, you check specific category listings on eBay and Craigslist, looking for your next vintage truck with the hope of finding one with a reasonable price tag. But what’s reasonable to you? $2,000? $5,000? $10,000? I guess it all depends what economic strata you occupy. For me, trucks become more approachable when they cost less. I’m not quite sure how this truck, a 1965 Dodge D200, came to my attention, but garage … Read the rest of the story…

International Travelall – September/October 2015 cover story
Patrick Ertel

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The 1956 International S-120 Travelall that appears on the cover of the September/October 2015 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by avid IH collector Paul Hammond. The Travelall once worked at a hunting lodge and had the bullet holes in the roof to prove it. What else is in this issue? Features 2015 ATHS National Convention & Antique Truck Show 1957 Jeep FC-150 1974 Ford Bronco 1949 Chevrolet 3100 1959 Ford Ranchero 1973 Mohs SafariKar Departments Chevy Talk – 1957 GMC 150 NAPCO … Read the rest of the story…

Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc—Pennsylvania’s vintage truck mother lode, Part 1
Joe Sharretts

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Way back in 2001, when I first got the idea in my head to write about salvage yards, Stewart Criswell & Sons Inc. was the very first yard I ever covered. It was my local yard, where I pulled what I needed to put my 1965 Chevelle back together. Nothing has changed since then, except for maybe a few more parts are missing off of the 2,500 or so vintage vehicles in the yard. The yard is still run by … Read the rest of the story…