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Old 12-20-2009, 04:17 PM   #1021
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I've been needing another old truck to drive so I picked this one up 2 months ago. It was on the wrecker going to be sold for scrap.



I've spent the last 60 days converting it to later model suspension with disc brakes, all rebuilt. New 327 engine to replace the old blown up inline 6, new bed wood, just basically a full front to back clean up.




Progress has been slow. I run a powdercoating shop on my off days from the fire department so I spent a lot of hours completely powdercoating all of the suspension, brakes, engine and accessories and such. That takes a lot of work.



I plan to start driving it a lot in another month or so. Still needs a windshield and some wiring work. I figure I will go ahead and powdercoat the bumpers and grille too.
Wow, well done!
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:24 PM   #1022
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Wow, well done!


Perfect, just as it sits.
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:45 PM   #1023
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Too cool!!!

Are there kits for the late model up grades? And by late model, do you mean 60's, 70's, or 80's?
It's all bolt it. I removed the whole front crossmember and suspension as a unit and replaced it with one from an 84 Suburban. Of the 14 bolts holding the suspension to the frame, 12 of them line up using the later model suspension. All you have to do is drill 2 holes.

I reused all of the brake components off of an 80s era truck. Even the brake lines work without mods. Every single hole is in the frame already.





This get me disc brakes in the front and 5 lug wheel bolt pattern.

In the rear, I used a rearend from a 72 model truck. It's a bolt in for these old trucks and gets me 5 lug bolt pattern in the rear.

It's all powdercoated. I put it back together with fresh bearings and gears.



Any more questions, just ask.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:45 PM   #1024
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Perfect, just as it sits.
Yes it is


Kinda like this old gal..........................

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Old 12-22-2009, 06:18 AM   #1025
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I've been needing another old truck to drive so I picked this one up 2 months ago. It was on the wrecker going to be sold for scrap.



I've spent the last 60 days converting it to later model suspension with disc brakes, all rebuilt. New 327 engine to replace the old blown up inline 6, new bed wood, just basically a full front to back clean up.




Progress has been slow. I run a powdercoating shop on my off days from the fire department so I spent a lot of hours completely powdercoating all of the suspension, brakes, engine and accessories and such. That takes a lot of work.



I plan to start driving it a lot in another month or so. Still needs a windshield and some wiring work. I figure I will go ahead and powdercoat the bumpers and grille too.
Nice. Could use touch of paint, though...
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:19 PM   #1026
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Cool old truck! Did ya try that number on the door?
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:04 PM   #1027
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Before I taco'd the front bumper in Montana:



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Old 12-22-2009, 06:57 PM   #1028
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Cool old truck! Did ya try that number on the door?
Actually it's a good number, and that truck is a daily driver. I just happened to stumble across this business in town that makes tires for vintage race cars...............they have a very cool shop, here is one of their shop trucks.

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Old 12-22-2009, 07:11 PM   #1029
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:12 PM   #1030
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:16 PM   #1031
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Wooden home built?

Very nice FJ BTW.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:40 PM   #1032
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Snapped this in Ouray, CO - any idea what it is?

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Old 12-23-2009, 01:17 AM   #1033
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Snapped this in Ouray, CO - any idea what it is?

I am going to work on the photo to see if I can make out the emblem.



almost...



Confirmed. It is a Visa truck.

































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Old 12-23-2009, 02:59 AM   #1034
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:08 AM   #1035
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All these are in Oregon. I wish they were closer to Ky., I'd like to have a go at one.
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