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Old 02-08-2012, 07:48 AM
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I remember Army Armstrong from Diamond P sports. I think it was on TNT If I remember right. We used to catch alot of cool stuff on there, monster trucks, swamp buggies, tractor pulling, all kinds of stuff.
That was back in the day we still had the huge 10 foot satellite in the yard.
Late 80's and early 90's.

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Damn thats cool

For a kid in upstate NY (who lucked out enough to live by the owner of the Rambo Monster Truck and by Rick Dobbertin; Swamp Buggy racing was SOO alien to me, I loved it. Army Armstrong was a decent host and seemed to enjoy his job on camera.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:05 AM
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Yeah, I remember the swamp buggy races where the "Swamp Queen" and the winner took a swim in the 'sippi hole together. This was big in FL when I was still there. That's where I saw Army on TV the most, I believe. I didn't watch the monster trucks much.
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Heh I liked the jeep Swamp buggy guys best...plodding along and trying to ford through the 'sippi hole.

Anyway...C Cab Tbuckets are cool. I doubt I'd ever own one, but I appreciate all the work.

My dad has held on to his 55 chevy since 1968; its been wrecked twice and sat untouched since 1980. I never rode in it until 2000. When we started working on it and cut the outer rocker panel off and all this beach sand poured out...I got so many stories from my dad about driving to california, texas, florida and kansas city, all from from upstate NY. You can't replace those memories, and now I have memories of spending 4yrs with my dad putting together something thats part of the family.
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Thats awesome that you tracked down your old T. I want one day try and track down my late grandfathers 50 Ford.

Do you have any pictures of the T now?
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Thats awesome that you tracked down your old T. I want one day try and track down my late grandfathers 50 Ford.

Do you have any pictures of the T now?
Look back at my original post, the two old color poloriods were of my T when I built it in 1970. The black and white is the car today
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What motor was in this T-Bucket?
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Very cool...
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The motor in my original T was a 425 olds out of a wrecked 65 Delta 88. I put in Crower cam, solid lifters, double Holleys, stall converter. The black and white pic of the car today is a different engine, maybe a big block chev? Also, if you look at the 2 bodies closely, the guy that bought it from me was about 6'-4" and 250 so he didn't fit real well in the cab, so he chopped the top off and added 6" in cab height. Here is pic of the engine with me and my Dad checking my progress
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This summer I found the first T I built and sold 30 years ago. Most of the car was the same as it was when I got rid of it and that was very neet. To think I must of built it well enough that nobody changed anything made me feel good. I got pictures of it with my current one.
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