I got this truck(see my new truck in thew "my new truck section") I only am driving it as a beater to and from work. What can I do for like 5 or 600 to make it solid and fun. I am a welder by trade so I was gonna build a sweet exoskeleton out of scrap pipe from work for nutss and giggles. Put like a flowmaster or some sort of moderately priced muffler with side exit pipes. I want maybe a set of heads, some type of carbueration option possibly. I wanna put this thing together for peanuts . I may use junkyard heads and all from something else but what will fit this truck. I am getting it tomorrow and am told that it has a 350 in it, I will have to verify the info though but for the price who cares, its 4wd too so any cheap exterior mods that can be done like suspension lift or something with pipe from work and some crafty welding, all suggestions a re welcome
Post by Pontiac1976 on Dec 29, 2007 15:17:31 GMT -5
I have to let others that have 4x4 owners have there say, all I can say do as much as you can to keep the price down then. do a lot of searching for the parts you need try to fix some body parts as much as you can welding patches. good luck keep us up to date as you go.
77 1/2 ton Heavy Half chev 454,350TH,3.07rear driven 6 YR now changed back to 85 monte carlo SS 305 Motor as of 2004, june,30 inter changed to 84 GMC style, flatbed with a 98 van bumper.
Post by importandy on Dec 29, 2007 17:03:43 GMT -5
I went to get it today and the guys couldn't find the dag nabbit title. He is going through a divorce so everyone knows that they are quite a headache and he has got paperwork everywhere. This week I should go back and get it. That sob started right up and drove as smooth as it may have when it was new actually, no play in the steering at all (at least under 40). I olny drove it around back roads. He has a car trailer and all tucked behind his backhoe that the guy that took me to pick it up is buying. Just needs a new deck and maybe tires and bearings at the most plus it is a twin axle with like 150lb of tongue weight. 600 took that baby too. 2 steals at one house. I will try and get picks
Post by importandy on Dec 29, 2007 17:06:34 GMT -5
I found tons of cheap body panels at classicpartsofamerica. This truck may look nice and pretty after all for real cheap. I will do away with the molding, I like a clean look plus it is one thing less to buy. I never realized how inexpensive it cna be to make a domestic truck nice again. Oh yeah, the interior (aside from the seat that needs to be reuppolstered) is super clean, just needs some elbow grease.
Post by importandy on Dec 29, 2007 17:13:32 GMT -5
Who knows what the trans is out of, it has like a nice shifter and all with a fairly tight shift pattern. it has R (top left) 1 next to that, then 2, then 3, then it says OD where 4 should be. may have to run some numbers to figure what it is also. dunno anything about this truck but I shall find out come hell or high water.