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Small update, had my surgery, everything went well. Healing up now looking at what I want to tackle next, Probably gas tank, cab mounts, and rear end wiring. growing restless already :S
 
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August 10th the stitches come out. Then two weeks after that they might do the other hand. So I have about a one to two week window of working on the truck. Hoping to get parts so that window of opportunity is eventful.
 
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Baby got back. Tonight she gets some eyes.


Tail lights finally. And they light up.

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I took the truck out on the main streets last night, and it was a trip ... I decided to take my truck to the local parts store so I could pick up a part that I needed. Got to the main street and stalled trying to pull out. Hit the starter and nothing. Don't know what the problem was. I opened the hood, went back to the cab to get my light and hit the started as I was passing and boom, started right back up. Took my turn and that is where my problem started. Would stall out whenever I tried to start. Finally was like "Screw it" Floored the gas pulled out and stalled Started it again and tried to take off, would stall out a lot, or I would pick up some speed try to shift from second to third and when I hit the clutch I would come to a stop before I could shift to third. After a few tries at going I just wanted to get off of the main throughway. So I put it into second and kept it there trying to get down the road. The truck would pick up speed but soon after it would lose power and start coming to a stop. Around this time smoke started to come into the cabin. I would only be going 10-20 feet each try so the next road down was a far ways away. So there I was, cars passing me, smoke filling the cabin I reach down to open the cowl vent and there is the the brake handle in the rear position. When I got out to open the hood I set the brake so it wouldn't roll anywhere, and never released it.

So there I am cruising down the street, cabin had this weird smokey smell, like burnt clutch/brake material. But I have no windows so there was good air coming in. And man was she driving smooth, as well as a 60 year old 1-ton truck could be smooth anyway.

First impressions are Yes this is a 1-ton truck. Every bump transmitted itself right into my tail bone. Steering wasn't bad, the truck held its lane pretty well. I only felt the lack of power steering when I was doing low speed, precise maneuvers like parking, but when the truck was rolling or moving a little bit steering was better. But it was fun. I was going down a side street and it felt good to be driving. Even in the low 20's weather we were having. I am excited to take her on longer trips, put some windows on her and a proper exhaust so it doesn't dump into the cabin

Here is a video I took of my drive. The video is an unedited view from my front window. The action starts at about 6 minutes in. Also yes it is very cringe worthy

 
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Geez Kevin - That was hair raising....by main street ...you mean main street.
I've been there - barely going down a really busy road … traffic lining up behind you..
What a thrill... A great video. I like the sound of your exhaust.. I can almost smell it.
Only a crazy old truck guy would get out and drive around with no windows in the low 20's ...and enjoy it!
Looking good in Des Moines!

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Did you ever put a bed on it? Any pics of that if you have one?
 
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