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Old 01-15-2011, 09:18 AM
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'61 Uni - keep stock or not

i have included some pics of my '61 in my gallery/albums.
great looking truck inside and out. I think I might keep it stock.
I wanted a '61 because i was born that year and thinking i wanted kids/grandkids to see how they "used to be and look"
thoughts on keeping stock? i haven't seen many of these period, especially in this shape
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:20 AM
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i have included some pics of my '61 in my gallery/albums.
great looking truck inside and out. I think I might keep it stock.
I wanted a '61 because i was born that year and thinking i wanted kids/grandkids to see how they "used to be and look"
thoughts on keeping stock? i haven't seen many of these period, especially in this shape

Do it up how YOU want it to look. Screw what anyone else thinks.

if it is now a very nice and original truck it may be best to keep it that way, if its already been modified its probably cheaper to keep it modded. Its totally up to YOU!
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:33 AM
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That truck looks nice, I would leave it stock!
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:50 AM
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i agree with you Boss. But you know the mood swings back and forth.
The '74 bronco has the lift,wheels,v-8
i'm thinking the uni-body may stay "original"
love those v-8s though.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:52 AM
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thanks for the compliment truckrod.
it is a sweet looking truck.
guy says the motor "jumps" when you take off.
that is the first thing I plan on looking into.
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Good lookin truck. Stock for me too. Nothing wrong with mods if they're done right,but a truck done to original specs is timeless. imho
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My focus on my 65 stocker is to make it mechanically sound. I'm chasing down oil leaks and replacing all of the rubber. I want it to be fun to drive and reliable, so I installed a pertronix ign. and someday front disc brakes and power steering. All of course dependent on time and money.
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That truck is really nice.
I can't say keep it stock because I am guilty of changing my truck.
Improving drivability was key for me.
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:48 PM
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driveability is definitely key It will be a few weeks with the weather before i will really know. Again, looking forward to insite ya'll bring in the forums.
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Brakes, steering and air (because I live in California) and the truck is for my wife to drive is how I went.
Depending on how you choose to approach it their are some great companies that can supply power everything.
Or you can search the yards for parts and engineer your own.
All depends on time, money and amount of fab skills you have.
Personally I have little time and rebuilt my '61 in my driveway, so I went the bend over and bolt on route.
However even with bolt on stuff you will have to do a bit of fabrication.
There are some really great fab guys on this site that have scads more knowledge than I.
The important thing is to have fun and save these great trucks
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I vote for stock too!
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:42 PM
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guys i appreciate all the keep stock answers. Not going to be a daily driver but a piece of history i plan on enjoying. Time is limited for me also - BAD
travel all week out of town then in on Fridays for the weekend. Many times other things take priority over the toys
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Hey Tennessee,
I'd keep that one as stock as possible....including...ahem, the rim/wheel cover selection.
You've got a nice looking ride there.
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I agree that it is your truck and you should do what you want. I am a near purist myself. I like them near stock, but that being said my rule is don't damage the truck. Chopping or channeling damage the truck. Putting disk brakes on doesn't if it is done right. Flip front is damage, but flashy paint is not.

I really like your truck the way it is, but it is yours and you should do what you want.
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