Here we go! Picked up Brutus after much hesitation to part with the money for him even though I felt he was well worth the money I paid. He has a 302 engine that ran, even though I never heard it run when I bought it, with an auto transmission and a rear end out of a 74 torino and gear and pinion out of who knows what. An old fella, 87 years old to be exact, that had bought the truck after retirement age and clocked at 125mph in it, YIKES!! that almost cried I think when we tired him off down the road. Soooo, Mr. Brutus didn't like being woken up after sleeping for over 10 years. We did know about him not having brakes but circumstances unloading and not quite being prepared send me and Brutus for our first joy ride together down my back yard where we parked him through my 4x6 trellis and the kids swingset...yes...through. Soooo, we will start the project here at this point I do believe. Meet Mr. Brutus....
kids have outgrown the swingset weightwise so might make them one...not sure yet....tried out the POR-15 product this weekend...goes on and dries hard as a brick....and they weren't lying about it not coming off your hands....i was able to get it off/most of it with some scotchbrite pad though...ouch!
a little primer and black paint sprayed over the por-15 and leaves wire brushed a little then sprayed and put back on....new bushings and pins and hangers...left off the bottom three leaves on each side....not sure that it will drop it much other than the thickness of the leaves themselves but every little bit counts ...time to clean on the rear end next i guess
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