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1954 REO Golden Comet #2804011
08/01/20 11:42 PM
08/01/20 11:42 PM
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Eagle, Idaho
Neil Offline OP
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Rat rod taco truck material for someone?

Park it in your front yard and scare the neighbors away?

https://boise.craigslist.org/ctd/d/nampa-1954-reo-golden-comet/7169832889.html

Re: 1954 REO Golden Comet [Re: Neil] #2804061
08/02/20 09:02 AM
08/02/20 09:02 AM
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Crook County, ILL
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I like it, I wouldn’t want to own it though.
A buddy of mine at work bought a cool Diamond Reo pickup at an auction last year. Not something you see very often!

Re: 1954 REO Golden Comet [Re: Mastershake340] #2804168
08/02/20 12:47 PM
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Harriman NY
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WOW that brings back memories the town I grew up in had the same exact civil service truck.

Re: 1954 REO Golden Comet [Re: Neil] #2806057
08/07/20 09:11 AM
08/07/20 09:11 AM
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Almost posted that one myself. Don't know whether it'd be cooler to clear coat it and convert the interior into a camper, or to restore it as a Civil Defense truck for parade duty. Imagine rolling down the street and blasting a recording of an air raid siren, then playing the "duck-and-cover" jingle. Good thing I don't have the time,space, or money. grin Here's a similar truck that was restored:

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/20...e-day-1954-reo-f221b-civil-defense-truck

drinking

Re: 1954 REO Golden Comet [Re: FM3_1970] #2806596
08/08/20 03:18 PM
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Are you ready?
To roll with the changes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeHkaSH0Xw8


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Re: 1954 REO Golden Comet [Re: Frank Cannon] #2807658
08/11/20 12:42 PM
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South Carolina
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Originally Posted by Frank Cannon
Are you ready?
To roll with the changes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeHkaSH0Xw8


Yeah, I took a girl to see them back in the day--was hoping it would lead somewhere but turned out all she wanted was a free ticket and a ride to the show. frowwn Fun fact: REO, which stands for Ransom Eli Olds, who couldn't use his last name on a vehicle after he sold Oldsmobile to GM, used to be/is supposed to be pronounced "rio," as in Rio Grande. When the guys in that band took their name from one of the company's products, they'd apparently only seen it written down, so started pronouncing it "Ar-Ee-Oh." Most people seem to say it that way now. And that's the rest of the story. wink










Last edited by FM3_1970; 08/11/20 12:43 PM. Reason: can't spell
Re: 1954 REO Golden Comet [Re: FM3_1970] #2807662
08/11/20 12:50 PM
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Kirkland, Washington
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Relatively easy to make relatively bulletproof.





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