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06-27-2013 02:17 PM
minnow1193 I don't really think the CG theme is that old, I just like it. Mechanically, this thing looks very original. The interior is in good shape including the instruments and windows. I meant I am going to just clean it up, get it mechanically sound and drive it around. Should be lots of fun cruising around the beaches and marinas.
06-27-2013 08:02 AM
waterwks4me
Re: Cool tow vehicle for my trailer-sailer!

To cool!! Definitely keep the paint scheme.
06-27-2013 07:51 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Cool tow vehicle for my trailer-sailer!

The restoration debate can be endless, without clearly correct answers. Some argue that it is an artifact in its present condition and should not be touched, others argue that returning it to its original condition allows people to enjoy seeing it as others really did when it was new. There is often no clear right or wrong.

One fact often tips the scales. Most things are not as original as they appear. Often one finds that modifications or repairs had been made, even a past restoration, that has long since removed its truly original nature. Wear items, such as tires, brakes, exhaust, etc are very unlikely to be new. Perhaps not even factory replacements. Therefore, what's the difference, if you do it again.

I did notice the phone number for the CG and thought they didn't even have area codes in the 1940s. I then googled the number and found its the correct number, even today. I'm guessing the lettering didn't go on all that long ago. ******correction..... I just looked it up and learned that area codes first started in 1947 and Florida was one of the first. However, their first area code was 305. The 352 area code on this vehicle wasn't issued until 1996. This lettering is very recent******

Either way, owners call. It is a very cool collectible.
06-27-2013 12:20 AM
bljones
Re: Cool tow vehicle for my trailer-sailer!

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Originally Posted by minnow1193 View Post
Bljones, EXACTLY what I was thinking. Not sure that that is the original paint scheme, but damn sure I am not going to mess with it. These days some fool would chop it up and put a big motor in it and hot rod it out. Not this guy. It is WAY too cool. Can't wait to post pics of it with the boat hooked up to it. As soon as I can fighter out how to shift with the shifter on the steering column, I will take it for a spin. Lol.
It's just an H pattern 3 speed turned sideways. Up is R, down is 1, up and in and up (double clutching may be necessary) is 2, down is 3.
06-26-2013 11:34 PM
minnow1193 Oops, figure out....damn thumbs...
06-26-2013 11:34 PM
minnow1193 Bljones, EXACTLY what I was thinking. Not sure that that is the original paint scheme, but damn sure I am not going to mess with it. These days some fool would chop it up and put a big motor in it and hot rod it out. Not this guy. It is WAY too cool. Can't wait to post pics of it with the boat hooked up to it. As soon as I can fighter out how to shift with the shifter on the steering column, I will take it for a spin. Lol.
06-26-2013 10:53 PM
bljones
Re: Cool tow vehicle for my trailer-sailer!

It's only original once. OG painted lettering and logos? that's money.
06-26-2013 06:37 PM
Sal Paradise
Re: Cool tow vehicle for my trailer-sailer!

Well at least it has vent windows!
06-26-2013 06:36 PM
mark2gmtrans
Re: Cool tow vehicle for my trailer-sailer!

You could take photos from every angle and then get a vinyl wrap made up with the logo and such so you could redo the original paint in the very same colors and put the wrap on it. I mean if you wanted to, because it is super cool just like it is and I definitely would not change the color or signage.
06-26-2013 05:16 PM
minnow1193 Thanks guys! I haven't even gotten to drive it yet, but already love it. What is this a/c you speak of? Lol. I work outside here in FL, am used to the heat. It is only a four cylinder, but should be enough to pull my boat a couple miles to the ramp. I will post some more pics when I get it home and cleaned up. And no, I will not be touching the paint scheme. I love it!
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