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RAM_51 
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RAM_51
Loc: Yakima, WA. USA
Reg: 12-28-02
09-11-19 09:51 AM - Post#2775340    
    In response to Keith_Knox

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Keith, It's actually a 6500 which uses the conventional cab. It was used by one of the local fruit packers, Sno-Kist, here back in the day. I was going through eBay a week ago and found a 1954 COE, 5700 series, for sale in Montana with a dump bed that used to be stabled here in Selah, WA. You can see the difference. I posted the photo below on a local facebook page I belong to and the original owner's daughter recognized the truck. She said her father used it to haul apples and would dump them into a large washing tank at Tree Top where they would later be turned into apple juice. Since mine has a dump body as well, I assume it was used for the same purpose...although mine does have cable ratchets on either front side of the bed for securing apple / fruit bins to the bed.
1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)

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