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I got the beast home!!! :)

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by solowookie, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    ok, I finally got this AD sitting in my driveway!!! man am I happy!

    anyway it is kind of a funny story. this thing has bee sitting on the ground long enough that I was able to get the back jacked up, but jacking underneath the bed with a handy man (almost destroyed the bed, but I wasn't too worried cuz I know where I can get another one for free)... got the back tires on, but couldn't hardly get any lugs on! :eek: (by the way this was in a ranchers field, and I found 3 small animal skulls under it... LOL)

    so I go to try the front, and there was no way I could get a jack under it anywhere. well my father has a hauler for round bales that goes on the 3 point hitch of the tractor, and has 2 long teeth that go on the ground under the bail! well I figure, problem solved so I go to get the tractor...

    well I get this thing started up, and realize that it has a severe steering problem. I gotta turn the wheel about 3 times before it starts to turn one way or the other (lots of fun driving it down the road this way). so I eventually get it down there, and get the front end lifted, and put the tires on.

    well I decided that I'd just go slowly, and drag it home with the tractor! I find out as I start to pull it home that all 4 tires are completely locked up!

    well I take that bail hauler, and lift the front end under bumper, and then take a good toe strap and strap the thing down good. (didn' put the teeth under far because I didn't want to hurt anything)...

    so basically my plan is to lift the front, and drag the back, even with the wheels locked up. plan works good except for one problem, this is a small tractor, and when I lift the front all the way off the ground it lifts the front of the tractor up enough the wheels don't touch the ground so I can turn (BIG problem if you can turn... LOL)

    well I played a juggling act, and drug the thing home... both tires blew in the last quarter mile, but I just kept on going...

    now the next time somebody tells you old vehicles aren't as sturdy as the new ones you tell em where to stick it! I put those straps around the bumper, and pulled that thing all that way with all 4 wheels locked up!

    I'm gonna get some complete pictures of both sides, and the interior (once I get it cleaned out), and then post a link.

    there was also a car there that was back in the tree's (didn't see it before). I went to look at it, and went to look inside the drivers do and there is a porcupine sitting there looking rigth back!!! needless to say I didn't really spend time to look, and I high tailed it...

    I don't even know if it has a frame, but all 4 fenders were rusted through, and there was not firewall, engine etc. I'm not even sure that the thing had a frame under it...

    the rest of the body was in pretty good shape, and could have made a nice hotrod! too bad there wasn't more of it there!

    I got a bunch of pic's so I'm gonna post links.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://vtengineering.com/stovebolt/Home-Bed-Tracks.jpg>back showing the tracks we made when we pull it in :D</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://vtengineering.com/stovebolt/Home-Bed.jpg>notice this has stake holes, does that mean this s a 1 ton bed?</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://vtengineering.com/stovebolt/Home-DashL.jpg>dash from the drivers side</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://vtengineering.com/stovebolt/Home-DashR.jpg>dash from passengers side</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://vtengineering.com/stovebolt/Home-EngineC.jpg>engine compartment</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://vtengineering.com/stovebolt/Home-Floor-Pedels.jpg>shot of floor &amp; pedals</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://vtengineering.com/stovebolt/Home-FloorL.jpg>floor from drivers side - stuff is what was under the seat (I wanna take an inventory... LOL</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://vtengineering.com/stovebolt/Home-FloorR.jpg>floor from passengers side</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://vtengineering.com/stovebolt/Home-Grill.jpg>grill - can these be straightened, and how hard would it be?</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://vtengineering.com/stovebolt/Home-In-BeforeL.jpg>inside when I got it</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://vtengineering.com/stovebolt/Home-In-BeforeR.jpg>another pic of inside when I got it</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://vtengineering.com/stovebolt/Home-LD.jpg>drivers side door... it hits when opening it so I gotta figure out the problem</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://vtengineering.com/stovebolt/Home-RR.jpg>passengers rear shot - tires were flat when I started... LOL</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://vtengineering.com/stovebolt/Home-RS.jpg>passengers side, door &amp; front fender</a>

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  2. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Congrats Jeff. Looks like it will be a nice project that will take plenty of your time and even more of your $$$[​IMG], but lots of potential. I still have to lean to the lifted w/ straight axles under it.... that would be BAD @SS LOL [​IMG], but so many cool different things you can do with that

    -Mikey
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  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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  4. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    lifted with axles huh??? LOL (I don't think so! [​IMG])

    maybe the next wone I find will get put on a 4x4 frame... [​IMG]

    this one is gonna have the rear dropped about 2-3", the front clip out of a camaro or nova (rear will sit about 2" higher then the front), a 292 engine (inline six) with s-10 manual tranny, and it is gonna be lime green with black california flames!

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  5. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    Sweet man you got her home. Just keep us posted.

    As for the stack pockets, they all had them, the long beds had 3 down each side,
    the question on the grill is, I would try to save it by doing body work on it, the new chrome grills go for $500+ even more if you a good one.
    I don't recall if you going stock on the interior or not but 5" autometer gauges fit right in those stock openings [​IMG]

    <font color=red>Life is like a mud hole:</font color=red><font color=blue>
    When the S#!T gets deep, you have to keep moving and friends can always pull you out</font color=blue>
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  6. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Have fun....

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