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new tow rig..its a classic!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75k5, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    well 3 days ago some jerk stole my ranger and most of my business equipment...:mad:

    anyways, the bonus is I get and extended vacation:laugh: ... the negative is I was with out a work truck:mad:

    ok back to the topic, I went to ricks pick up parts here in gilbert to get some parts for the roadster project and then I saw this!

    71 3/4 ton 350/350

    [​IMG]

    all of a sudden I had the vision of a clean clasic daily driver work and tow rig and bad gas mileage:laugh: shes a strong runner that likes to mark her spot with rubber and it has no leaks:bow:

    struck a deal, got it home and then came back with a shopping list,

    now heres what I started with tonight

    removed mirrors
    removed ugly spot light
    removed nasty aftermarket tape player
    replaced passenger door handle with a used one
    replaced gas tank with a non leaker:eek1:
    new rubber bumpers for hood
    new hood latch assembly
    new rubber bumpers for glove box, ash tray and doors
    new grey dash pad
    new guage bezel and plastic:bow:
    replaced fuel sending unit and wire
    new bulbs in dash and in rear lights
    replaced fule pump and hose line
    new head light switch
    bought a sony cd player "not installed yet"
    new glove box insert
    new head light trim pieces

    its a nice start but my wallet is sore. having 4 projects at the same time and all in full swing is really ruff, anyways,

    next week I have a paint booth reserved for the 86 blazer, the plan is to have this one ready in 3 weeks, I also need to replace the bed in that time frame, and find some bucket seats with power
     
  2. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    I don't know man, spot's pretty cool to have sometimes, especially if the hole's already there; you're not building a poser, right?
     
  3. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    lol

    well it going to be a clean reliable daily driver and a tow rig for the truggy, but the spot light wont be something ill miss:wink1:


    this truck I guess could be the poser...since my other 71 is all business!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Is the spot of good quality, make the sales pitch here, you might have a buyer.:D
     
  5. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    I dont know if it works to be honest????

    I can post a pic, ive been pretty crappy with shipping in the past
    "I procrastinate" but if your seriouus I ll be on my best shippin behavior lol


    also here is the interior now[​IMG]
     
  6. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Amazing huh? Now a starter button is the latest techno bling wanna-be gizmo, when they've been around for a hundred years. You be today, happnin dude.:doah:
     
  7. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    lol I just had someone tell me today about a vehicle comming out with a cool new stater button and I fell over lol
     
  8. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    My first turn at the wheel was moving the Sta. Wagon with the starter button, I was alone, waiting in the car, 9 or 10 yrs. old.:haha: I was thinking, all I need is the keys and about two feet in height.:yikes:
     
  9. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    that was my best friends Anti-theft device. He had to turn the key to on, then flip 5 switches on the dash in a sequence then reach under his seat and hit the starter button.

    lol...
     
  10. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    :haha: :bow:
     
  11. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    It was really funny when we took two girls out on a date in his car. They asked if they could drive, he said yes if you can start my car...lol we died laughing. The girls didn't get it, and couldn't start it either. Man I miss that car. 69 ford falcon, with a built 302, and a 100 shot of [​IMG]
     
  12. K5-newf

    K5-newf 1/2 ton status

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    of the crazy things we did .... one time wired the horn up to the brake lite on his bike so every time he hit the brake ..beeep!!!!! lol easy to do if any one goes to try it
    just take a wire splice it in the brake light and run it up to the horn
     
  13. OffRoad

    OffRoad 1/2 ton status

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    so have you flopped it yet?

    lifted?

    "i know a guy with some tires for cheap" "i'll lift it but not wheel it hard" a lot of your stories start out this way.:wink1:
     
  14. midnitewarya

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    My dad has been looking for one of those for my sister. Shes 15 and its about time she starts driving. He had a nice one picked out, but they live in Australia and it was right hand drive...

    Those AZ trucks really don't get rust, do they? Hmmm...
     
  15. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Is rust a problem in TX, other than in a beach town on the Gulf?
     
  16. supersize75k5

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    lol not lifted wrecked or flying yet...


    and not to much rust around here :)
     
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    Thats because you haven't really driven it yet :wink1:
     
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    Drey 3/4 ton status

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    Looks good, why did you ditch the Farmer mirrors:doah:

    what is it with all like every 67-72 GM truck i see, the stock steering wheels are all cracked to hell
     
  19. diesel4me

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    Must beee...

    Must bee that AZ sun!!:thinking: :whistle: ...all the 71 and 72's I had ,the steering wheels were mint!.(and as big as a Semi's too)...had a few later trucks with crappy ones though..my 74 K20,I could bend it,it felt like the steel "Hoop" inside it wasn't one peice!..:eek1: felt like rubber!..

    Wish I could fly to AZ and look at trucks for sale..must be nice to see 30+ year old ones still unrusted!..I bet all the trucks there need are interiors!..seats and dash pads must turn to dust out there in the desert heat !..

    My dad drove a truck just like that for the gas and electric company when I was about 10!--I remember it having tire chains on it,and a full bed of sand during snowstorms!(it was a 2wd too!--a C-10,292 three on the tree!)we went grocery shopping in it once during a bad storm,and I remember snow coming up over the hood when we pulled into our driveway!..it was the same "safety yellow"...even had the same spotlight!.(sniff!)..:crazy:
     
  20. Cmoe

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    Hey Paul How long do you think this one will last? We need to start up a bet on what and when isomething is going to happen to this one....
     

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