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Finally figured out what to do with the Ventura

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, May 31, 2006.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    Since I can't get a title for it and it's a bit rough to fix up anyways, the Ventura will get combined with a K5.
    I know most people would ask "why". But we always say, "Why not?"
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  2. OffRoad

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    looks cool. so you're gonna put the ventura on the k5 chassis? awesome. do it!:D :laugh:
     
  3. pauly383

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    At LEAST buy the ( 1974 ) GTO emblems for it .... PLEASE . The GTO started as an option , and ended as an option :D
     
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    is it near as solid as it looks in the pics? if it is, i'd try to sell it on EBay. dont see those cars (73-74s) around very often anymore, might be worth a decent chunk of change to someone with a rusty shelled, otherwise complete car.
     
  5. mountainexplorer

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    It's pretty rusted and dented up. Just doesn't show in the pictures. Frankly, I don't even know where the car came from. It appeared in my field about 3 years ago. It's not stolen... just someone's donation when I was gone I guess.
     
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    I say use that white RV for the swap. Lifted 4x4 RV, sweet.
     
  7. mountainexplorer

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    Trust me, the thought has crossed my mind in the past. A friend has a 20ft Open Road with a 350/TH400 and 14-bolt Dually rear with 4.56's. And he told me he'd take $500 for it from me. I've been telling him for a while "lets convert it to a 4x4". Just add a Dually Dana 60 front with 4.56's, and a divorced Dodge NP205 and a couple drivelines.

    Maybe someday I'll buy it and do that. The 25 footer is gonna be parts only (using the 454).

    The Ventura project will be headed up by a friend of mine who proposed the idea.
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    what are you going to do with the blazer body?
     
  9. mountainexplorer

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    I'm keeping the tailgate, doors and top, and the rest gets crushed/scrapped. Theres a big rust hole in the floor and the tub itself isn't usable.
     
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    People make donations to your collection:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:
     
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    But the gto was an option on the tempest wasn't it???
     
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    Hey if the Ventura has a floor shifter/console I'd be willing to buy it! How's the rest of the interior?
     
  14. mountainexplorer

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    No, the interior is pretty trashed. And it's a column shifter. Sorry. :doah:
     

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