|Today, 08:58 PM||#1|
I'm that other guy
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: the Poison Oak Patch
Rebuilt old trucks vs new - who has 'em?
There is just something about an older pickup truck. Doesn't have to be showroom, or hot rodded. But just curious about the experiences of you who have older trucks (50s 60s, even 70s) that have new or rebuilt motors, trans, added A/C, and updated them enough to be comfortable and easy to maintain.
I could really enjoy an old Chevy Apache, or a nice semi-restored C10, or a Ford F100.
When I was younger I had Old Mustangs, Grand Prix, etc. Was always broke and not a mechanic so they were drivable, but rarely as nice as I would have liked. Now that I am older, less broke, and more mechanically inclined (and have some really good mechanic friends) I wonder if it would be cost effective to drive one again?
Who's got them and do you find them more expensive to maintain? SHOW PICS!
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|Today, 09:05 PM||#2|
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Annapolis, MD
I love the size and look of 60's and 70's pickups. But I don't ever want to actually drive a pickup with drum brakes again.
That said, I rebuilt my 66 Bronco, put a V8 in my 82 CJ5, a rebuilt motor in my 89 Hilux and a junkyard motor in my Cherokee a couple years ago. So obviously I dig keeping old crap going and getting my hands dirty. I hate giving up on my old trucks.
All my rebuilds worked out great. But The CJ was best. I shouldn't have sold the CJ5. It was transformed with that V8. I did the grunt work and the little bit of fabrication needed. Then took it to the local cool old hot rod retired drag racer guy to finish it.
The guy only worked on your crap if he liked it and you. He kept that CJ for two weeks and I got a race truck back from him for almost no money. He just did a lot of little tweaks. But I couldn't license it in MD so somebody here scored an awesome Jeep.
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