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mountainrat 07-19-2010 12:06 AM

thanks for reminding me.... to let my son know ...

skull 07-19-2010 09:58 AM

like l want mine
 
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found this pic on line, close to what l want mine to be.

red does look nice on these trucks. pic is good insperation to get mine done soon.


gonna work on the crossmember today and get the drive shaft installed to double check the fit.

Later:cool:

eyesore 07-19-2010 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by skull (Post 166124)
found this pic on line, close to what l want mine to be. red does look nice on these trucks.

Skull,
I agree, that would be very cool!

ISore

skull 07-19-2010 08:13 PM

progress today
 
found my stainless steel mufflers and figured they will come out at the rear
bumper and the ends are turned down at a 45%.

put the new gabreil shocks on the front l've had sitting on the shelf for 12 years, unopened in the oringal box.

crossmember is in:D

gettin' there, little by little.

Later:cool:

skull 07-21-2010 12:25 PM

classic license plate
 
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the license plate l put in storage 8 years ago l got it out to look at and get ready to put on the truck when it gets to the stage of licensing her.
lm washington state, we have the antique/classic licensing good forever so it won't have to be renewed every year and having the period correct plate is nice.

kinda wierd how it has a J as the only letter in the sequence.
again, fate, J for jimmy?.........

tail lights are maltese cross.

Later:confused:

skull 07-22-2010 04:55 PM

look what l found in my driveway!!
 
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wow, it looks like a truck, now have take it all apart for a few details, like welding in cross member and motor mounts.

lots little things, wiring, sound deadning and a bunch of odds and ends.
gotta figure out how to lower the rear of the frame to better fill in the rear fenderwell. l think taller tires would fill them, but it will make it set even higher in the rear.

Later:cool:

skull 07-22-2010 05:13 PM

vote
 
how many say--- paint her red[S

how many say--- l like her now, leave the patina alone. [S

being a rat rod site l have a feeling, leave it will be the majority[P

Later:cool:

there are NOT enough words or thanks to those helping me

Motorhead 07-22-2010 05:17 PM

Nice progress! :)

The truck looks good, but I personally don't think the patina is great looking. I would say fix the rust and dents and paint it red. Good luck! :)

rainman 07-22-2010 06:56 PM

Slam it leave it drive it. Looks great.

the reverend muddy grimes 07-22-2010 09:15 PM

Being what it is, I say think back to what your sons favorite color was, and paint it up that way. then maybe make a lil plate for under the hood that says "in memory of"


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