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Old 11-06-2012, 02:36 PM
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finally own a truck older than i am....

after looking for the last 6 months craig's list came thru for me...



not often you can test drive four different tire sizes at once...



everything from a 26.5" to 31" even had a 16" wheel thrown in...




found some ram 1500 take off so i could take a look at the stock stance.
much improved over the unintentional gasser look and drives a bit better as well...
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Looks Great! Welcome to the fridge truck world. What a difference having proper tires makes. What's the engine/powertrain, and what are your plans? Thanks for posting.
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Looks Great! Welcome to the fridge truck world. What a difference having proper tires makes. What's the engine/powertrain, and what are your plans? Thanks for posting.
it's a 292 y block truck with a three speed and i'm going to keep / rebuild the
stock motor. as far as plans just, a daily driver for now and to make that a little
nicer i got one of these bits...

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Nice looking truck! Welcome to FTE!
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it's a 292 y block truck with a three speed and i'm going to keep / rebuild the
stock motor. as far as plans just, a daily driver for now and to make that a little
nicer i got one of these bits...

Wow, great find!! I have been looking all over the yards, etc here in Michigan for a complete unit like that and have had 0 luck. They are all parted and that can add up to alot of $. So the search goes on.
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Crown Vic? I've always wanted one.... Not the front end, the whole car.
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Wow, great find!! I have been looking all over the yards, etc here in Michigan for a complete unit like that and have had 0 luck. They are all parted and that can add up to alot of $. So the search goes on.
yah, my strategy was pretty simple, (not very smart and hard on
the wallet) make offers to any and everybody...



...overpayed and ended up with 2 of them. now i need another truck!
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[quote=jo maoma;12457724]yah, my strategy was pretty simple, (not very smart and hard on
the wallet) make offers to any and everybody...



...overpayed and ended up with 2 of them. now i need another truck![/quote]


Excellant!
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I'll bet I've got socks older than you. LOL!
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I'll bet I've got socks older than you. LOL!
i hope not, the truck is only a year older than me....
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I do exaggerate now and then.

Actually, they're my wife's socks.
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finally got the truck over to the shop to get started.
i'm 4-baring the rear end so started popping off rivets
and cleaning up the frame to notch it...

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then welded the notches in...



chop the frame and boxed them up...

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still have some boxing to do but getting there...

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