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Originally Posted by vwman
Good point. Looks like it might take a while. I'm in no rush.
good words to live by.
 
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by vwman
Good point. Looks like it might take a while. I'm in no rush.
You are getting excellent advice in this thread. They gave me the same advice when I was looking. I looked at several trucks (in person) and a lot online before I bought mine.

I paid a little more than I wanted to, but it is solid and in pretty good shape. A little mechanical work (carb rebuild, and tune up type stuff) and some tires and she was road worthy.

Originally Posted by ALBUQ F-1
......I would also shop for a truck in the $3k - $5k range that was already on the road and needed less work. What to look for depends on too many things to list here, for instance whether you want stock or rod'd.
I paid just slightly more than that, but not much. Mine is a 56 and pretty close to stock. The patch panels have been welded in already. The entire body has been apart (new bolts everywhere). The frame is coated with eastwoods rust encapsulator. The interior is done (headliner, carpet, seat re-upholstered). New brake lines, wheel cylinders, shoes, etc.

I will someday strip the body and paint it all, but for now...I am just enjoying the drive.
 

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I bought my panel in NM and drove it across country to get it home. The body was a long ways from perfect, but not a spot of rust thru anywhere, and the mechanicals I would have done anyways were almost all in place. I've added PS and PB to the manual disk/drum it already had, and tore out a mile of butchered wiring. Straightening all the dents in the body and adding some subtle custom touches and a host of creature comforts. The solid body makes fixing it a pleasure rather than a nightmare.
There may be a couple people on here with a good project starter they might be willing to part with. Bigwin maybe?
 
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All good input from everyone. I sure I'll find a good one. You never know one just find me.
 
 
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