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Old 03-22-2020, 11:26 AM
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Pops, I'll give you some advice from a friend of mine on another board--"Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you."

In other words, working on old junk can be the best therapy for all ails!

Love the truck, but I'd keep it 4wd. Be great to blast around in the pasture and still be able to cruise on the highway. Maybe the running gear from a late model Jeep Wrangler or Grand Cherokee would work good.
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:18 AM
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Pops, I'll give you some advice from a friend of mine on another board--"Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you."

In other words, working on old junk can be the best therapy for all ails!

Love the truck, but I'd keep it 4wd. Be great to blast around in the pasture and still be able to cruise on the highway. Maybe the running gear from a late model Jeep Wrangler or Grand Cherokee would work good.
True that brother! It is about the only therapy that has a positive effect on my old body and mind.

As for the 4wd.....The transfer case is split, no front drive shaft and she wants an automatic transmission. What mamma wants mamma gets around here.
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:31 AM
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"What mamma wants mamma gets around here."
Why not, we generally get what we want.
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:44 AM
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Thumbs up And the fum begins.

She got all antsy to get started so we got it in the shop yesterday and got it on the lift. As far as I can tell the old PO never replaced anything on this old dog. Baling wire and Duct tape seems to have been his go to fix.

Got 25 years of North Texas dirt and crap out of the bed and I torched all the mounting bolts off. Should be able to get the fenders removed and the bed off today.

Check out the door gaps on this thing. This old pickup is in a lot better shape than my Dodge was when I started on it.
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:53 AM
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"What mamma wants mamma gets around here."
Why not, we generally get what we want.
Not to mention it makes it easier to justify the thousands of dollars we spend doing what we do when part of it is for something that she wants.

I asked her what she wanted to do with this and she said "Make it reliable, make it comfortable, make it look good and DRIVE THE HELL OUT IT!!"

That's what I like about her.
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:17 AM
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Good looking truck to start the project with. Keep posting the pics as you go.
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:44 AM
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Where's the MOPAR donor?

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Old 03-24-2020, 02:25 PM
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Old 03-24-2020, 07:16 PM
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Great family project!
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