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Pedigo's '61 Loadside

Unread post by Thomas Pedigo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:50 am

Hello all!

Having been an aircooled VW enthusiast my entire life,I have finally converted to the Corvair.

It was an easy transition.

Yesterday,I took delivery of my first 95 Loadside and I couldn't be more excited about this truck.

I look forward to learning all about the mechanicals,to get this truck back on the road again.
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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by Thomas Pedigo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:27 am

Money shot...
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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by cad-kid » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:38 am

Welcome! Interesting topper. Cool!
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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by Thomas Pedigo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:35 am

Interior...
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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by Thomas Pedigo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:38 am

Spare tire.
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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by Thomas Pedigo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:44 am

A little damage on drivers side.
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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by Thomas Pedigo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:50 am

Rear...
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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by flat6_musik » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:42 am

Geez, I don't know what you paid for it, but that's a beautiful starting point! I am one of the few who actually like loadsides better than rampys.......

It sure doesn't look very rusty either.

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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by Thomas Pedigo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:54 am

Thank you,fella's!
I feel as though I got it for a fair price.
My opinion may be a little squed because I'm used to the rediculous asking prices of VW bus's.

It has sat as a non-runner for quite some time,so I have a lot of work to do.

-No keys
-Shifter rod is bent to hell and won't engage
-No brakes
-Motor should be pulled and gone through/cleaned up
-Shocks are shot
-Electrical?...no idea what that will need

Cancer is limited to the battery tray area and some of the lower bed.

Its complete and all original,so that's a good start!

I'm trying to find the serial # on the motor?
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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by Thomas Pedigo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:03 pm

The canopy was manufactured by Gem-Top for a rampy,hence the passenger sliding door.

The now deceased farmer from Odessa,Washington,owned it for 40 years and added the goofy front light above the license plate and the roof lights. I believe I also found the manufacturer of the truck mirrors...
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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by Thomas Pedigo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:05 pm

...truck mirrors
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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by Thomas Pedigo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:07 pm

Same canopy,but on a Ford...
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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by Thomas Pedigo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:00 pm

Patina top...
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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by Thomas Pedigo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:49 pm

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Well,I couldn't find the head stamp,but I did take other pics of block stamp,carb tag and odometer reading.
(I'm not assuming its an original 49,000 mile truck)
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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by Thomas Pedigo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:52 pm

Carb tag...
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Re: Pedigo and the '61 Loadside

Unread post by Thomas Pedigo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:54 pm

Casting in head?
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