1975 Ford PU in the same family since new w/ over 400K miles ....
I liked Ed from the moment I met him ....
I had a 1910 Metz to pick up with some extras
Ed is restoring a couple Stanley Steamers ....
An original 1911 Model 71 four door
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That's a 1913 Metz. 1910-11 was a 2 cylinder air cooled model.
Looking thru my email correspondence it appears it is a 1914 Metz.
That's not a 75 Ford truck either. 74 was the last year for that body style.
Actually 1972 was the last year for the bump on the side. It became a dent in 1973. Yes, I came here just to be "That Guy" lol.
Ed says it is a 1975
Well I'll add fuel to the model year fire! It's not even a '74...my first Ford F100 was a '74 and it had the so-called "dent", rather indentation down the side just under the hood all the way back. You never forget your first truck. This one is about a 72-73.
That truck with that body style grill is
the pickup is a 70
Nice to see some pictures when you haul interesting old vehicles, Jim - regardless of the exact model years
Great pictures... especially of the Stanley's! Since you know I am looking for chassis parts, now I know what I should be looking for! That pump tray picture was awesome! Got to find one of those!
Robert wants the whole tray, with the parts!! Very cool Stanley pictures. For those that don't know, the frame is wood--gives one pause for thought, considering there's a fire under the hood to make the car go! You do want the fire to stay inside the boiler shell, but sometimes it wants to get out!
Very neat looking at that project!
So glad you were able to talk with Ed while I was still there.
What a wealth of information he is about steamer cars.
He has an original unrestored Stanley boiler sitting outside in the back yard, he has pressure tested it and it still works !
Not a factory color either. Originally the hood would have been all green.
Glad we all got to practice our nitpicking! I enjoyed Freighter Jim's post and pictures.
David... How else am I going to build a Stanley without the pump tray with all pumps included!
At least there are folks making the pumps... at a cost though.
Like I always say, one step at a time... eventually you will get there.
Thanks but I always have nits for the picking ....
The Ford pick up is a 1970 model built in October 1969.
Looking at the sixth picture of the Steamer, it looks like he's installing a "potty". How handy on long trips!! Don.
That Metz was at Bakersfield for $18,000.00
The 2 seats in the back are home made additions. This according to the seller. I bought a large brass automotive water pump from him, he seems like a very nice guy and was happy to chat about the Metz. I would have been interested but the price was too steep based on the overall condition of the car. Older amateur restoration, needing a complete redo.
I would love to get a Metz or other friction drive car some day if room and budget would allow.
Brass car guy your correct I chatted with the seller and thought the same thing although I really like it but I was giving my thought on the IHC
But if I brought a car home the mrs would have killed me
Agreed brass car guy I was giving it some seriouse thought but IHC was another , they both seemed tad high on price.
Good thing I didn't have a trailer or FJ wasn't around or I be getting the nevada cure about now