Well I got everything done....bed floor, aligned it.....etc...etc
I also got the coker firestone military tires for it installed and drove it around a good bit yesterday (it runs stops and handels pretty well for a cobbled together pile of junk parts).
The only thing left to do before I get it inspected and start driving it everyday is to go over everything and make sure that everything is tight and to be sure that I didnt' miss anything. I also still need to hook up a couple of the guages (I had to order some balast resistors to cut the voltage down to 6v at the guages and they aren't in yet).
I clocked quite a few miles already and am getting near 30 MPG highway!!!!!
It is underpowered while climbing the mountain on my way home from work so I do end up having to downshift to 2nd and rev it up the mountain 5 miles under the speed limit....but I can live with that to get the mileage it gets. if I wana go faster I just take a different truck.
I offroaded it a bit and the military tires do quite well offroad.
I will try to remember to snap some pics this winter ocne the snow gets deep.
Well I have racked up almost 5,000 miles so far and it has been very reliable, fun to drive, and gets great mileage....sold my last "late model" a few months ago so this is my daily driver now.
The 4wd works great, I have been using it offroad and in the snow a good bit.
I rebuilt the vacume wiper mechanism to that point that is works well even in the snow and added an electric window washer out of a early 60's ford.....it has a vintage look that matches the truck (it is the old bag style).
I also added a port under the dash that a MP3 player plugs into so now I have music and everything his hidden.
All the guages except the temp guage now work.
It has a new headliner.
I also added vintage looking sholder seatbelts and made some other improvements here and there.
Well I now have just shy of 9,000 miles on it and it has been very reliable.
The tires are about half worn so they seem to be wearing quite well.
the heater keeps up well in sub zero temps but doesn't defrost the side windows and I get a big draft from the passenger door bottom....there is a big dent there....this spring I will have to weld some nails to it to try to pull the dent out with a claw hammer.
The windshield washer setup is working nicely and the rebuilt vacuum wiper assemble is adequate.
i like your truck thank god my 59 converted to 4X4 easier i have a 61 frame with 63 axels but it works lol. great truck the color and stance kinda reminds me of an old dodge powerwagon my dad used to have that i played in all the time when i was a kid.