son's first project truck

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  1. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    son has been working at the store doing the grunt work, and has saved up enough to purchase his first truck, and being the hillbillys we are he/we found this to build

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    he's super stoked, and we missed a "roller with a cab for $300.:cry

    but we've had several leads on others,
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  2. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    and the toyota isn't ours, but it's for sale @4500 :huh
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  3. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    Izzat a 58 on the left by the blazer? Same vintage as me. :lol3
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  4. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    No blood on the seats, how about the head liner? :lol3

    He should have fun with it. I bought my oldest a 1951 Chevy in a lot better condition, but ended up selling after not very much had been done in two years.
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  5. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    he's ready to start pulling it a apart, he got a new tool set for chirstmas and it's buring a hole in the case:rofl
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  6. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    Will this cost more to fix up than it would cost to buy a functioning example?
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  7. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    nope, 800 so far, cabs from 4-600, needs a fender and hood, labor all ours, paint suppys at cost, truck is about a 3k truck when done
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  8. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    Can you straighten out the roof yourself? How will that look?
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  9. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    it's reallly wrinkled,really out of square, but the left side doors were open/closing just fine, i"ve pushed some up ,but never this far down. it's really out of square on the right rear,
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  10. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Father and Son projects are fun but that's gonna be a lot of work if you keep that cab. At least parts are cheap for those S10's. Probably want to install a roll cage so he's not relying on that roof.

    I think the K5 and the C/K10 on either side would probably have been cheaper projects.
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  11. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    the K5 and the K20 have both already been projects, the K20 is a 1980 that my grandpaw purchased NEW. the K10 was full on restore, hood,fenders,quarterpanells,engine trans,interror, now it just sits:cry
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  12. gearheadE30

    gearheadE30 Long timer

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    Looks like the perfect candidate for a 350 swap if you ask me.... :evil
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  13. rednas

    rednas Long timer

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    ftfy
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  14. seriousracer

    seriousracer be a man dodge tree bark

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    i am not f***ng stupid,but i used too. niles mi.
    red k20 i would like to have..
    would be prefect with my 1980 c20
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    VW 3L V6 TDI. :evil
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    IheartmyNx Ihave2draft

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    ????


    Yeah, so stupid to have 100hp that gets 50 mpg, when you can have a 500hp motor that gets 10...

    Yeah, talk about facepalm...

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  18. NDEBT

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    Not even close if you factor in what this young man will learn fixing "His" truck.
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    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    First one was a 47 ford four door ---6 months of broken bolts & busted knuckles still had a pile of junk :lol3 --but learned alot about how to finesse a rusted head off a rusted bloc, what works & what don't & how to cusses like like a sailor :lol3 --Dad was proud of me at 14 :rofl
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  20. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    bump sorta, cab is on it's way $550 shipped to the shop, it's about 150 miles away,
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