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pic above came with no front clip, tailgate , motor or trans

heres a few more, rockers , cab corners and drivers side floor had to be replaced, the motor was free so it wasnt much but it worked till the new motor...
 
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ill keep going with pics that i have, ill have alot of posts tho....

here its being born again..lol
 
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.........6inch on the front, 10 bolt and 273s, rear no lift yet.....and 33inch birds... they sucked so baaaaaaaad...
 
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the bed looked good for 2 years then.....pure rust...

under the flare is no steel, rotted real bad but patched up, roll bar was welded in and they ruined the rear window.......
 
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then it got this, 1974 14bolt

with lift blocks for now and adda leaf....456s detroit locker........
 
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then the cucv dana 60.....

456s, lincoln locker...should say miller locker..lol........and the frame had to get the bolt on and weld on braces...thanks ord
 
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i did then the interior , custom used seat and newer wheel

and that awesome sunpro tach..lol... and will have ac again...lol
 
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wash er off al lil, just did the 91 burb rad support the week end before

 

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then the bed took a beatin on a good tree,

i slipped it on a root and caved the side in, it was time for the cheap stepside......also i wanted to change the smashed side instead but the bottom rails were rotted hard
 

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then..........the warn bumper, redid the king pins,skys crossover steering...

 

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the new disk brakes.......thanks everyone they work great...

thanks ruffstuff...

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my goals...i have no idea..lol

and before i painted the bed black i had to get the red bed all muddy........lol

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