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Old 04-16-2018, 07:58 PM
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Bought me a $1000 toy tonight.

1987 V10 with a 5.7 700r4 203 and That's all I bothered to look at this point.



It is scary rusted and painted camo. I hate camo paint but know it turns everyone away and there are deals if you can look past it and all the rust.

It has a plow with one plow light and one headlight. The passenger fuel tank was hanging down. Thing was backed into something at one point so I had no drivers rear taillight. The drivers mirror was on the seat and the hood cable was broke so I will have fun with that later. Bumpers are there but they are krumpled a bit.

So a 2 in the looks department. It is still a square body style after all with a solid front axle and tbi.

The guy was firm that it only had 99K on it and I took that with a grain of salt. Thing looks stock and has the dual batteries/dual tank option to keep that thing fed and powered.

But you know what the thing fires up and is a strong engine, it holds great oil pressure with no horrible noises or smoke. Frame is good throughout no cracks or rust through. Everything seems to work or work better then it should and besides some plow controls the interior looks stock.

The guy put new exhaust on it and going down the road it is very quiet in the cab with a bit of sound from the vent window weatherstripping around 60. The 700 shifts like butter. The thing drives straight as an arrow steering is tight. It stops great with a slight pull on the front drivers caliper. Not horrible but something to look at.

Inside the truck over my 50 mile drive back to the house I was impressed and know it is a great start to a build that has the platform I want to build from. Square body look, simple tbi, mostly untouched drive train.
Outside the truck well, lets just say I don't need to worry about it getting stolen anytime soon. Can park up front and just let the soccer moms slam there doors into the thing no problem.


Here is my list for the next 2 weeks. To make it into a driver.
Hit it with a pressure washer and get rid of the dirt. I hate dirty rigs.
Needs a new hood latch cable.
I need to do all the lights/mirrior.
The transmission looks to have a leak out of the shifter or tv seal. I will just do those and the dipstick seals.
All fluids/filters, belts, and new strap for that fuel tank.
Oh and I need to roll on some Hamerlite paint to make the thing one color.

During the summer sometime;
Needs some new tires and weatherstripping.
New front leafs, and shocks.
Front hubs/bearings.
Cab forward bodywork
Cab boat sides/floor work.
Grill?
Truck box of some sort.
Not sure what I am doing with the bed. The bedsides are shot. Not flapping in the wind shot but several several hours of work shot. Would not be my first flatbed from scratch. But would also not be my first bed swap if one falls into my lap.

That's what I worked on tonight.

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Old 04-16-2018, 08:05 PM
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I don't see anything about a washer but damn there are some funny things on that page!


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Bought me a $1000 toy tonight.

1987 V10 with a 5.7 700r4 203 and That's all I bothered to look at this point.



It is scary rusted and painted camo. I hate camo paint but know it turns everyone away and there are deals if you can look past it and all the rust.

It has a plow with one plow light and one headlight. The passenger fuel tank was hanging down. Thing was backed into something at one point so I had no drivers rear taillight. The drivers mirror was on the seat and the hood cable was broke so I will have fun with that later. Bumpers are there but they are krumpled a bit.

So a 2 in the looks department. It is still a square body style after all with a solid front axle and tbi.

The guy was firm that it only had 99K on it and I took that with a grain of salt. Thing looks stock and has the dual batteries/dual tank option to keep that thing fed and powered.

But you know what the thing fires up and is a strong engine, it holds great oil pressure with no horrible noises or smoke. Frame is good throughout no cracks or rust through. Everything seems to work or work better then it should and besides some plow controls the interior looks stock.

The guy put new exhaust on it and going down the road it is very quiet in the cab with a bit of sound from the vent window weatherstripping around 60. The 700 shifts like butter. The thing drives straight as an arrow steering is tight. It stops great with a slight pull on the front drivers caliper. Not horrible but something to look at.

Inside the truck over my 50 mile drive back to the house I was impressed and know it is a great start to a build that has the platform I want to build from. Square body look, simple tbi, mostly untouched drive train.
Outside the truck well, lets just say I don't need to worry about it getting stolen anytime soon. Can park up front and just let the soccer moms slam there doors into the thing no problem.


Here is my list for the next 2 weeks. To make it into a driver.
Hit it with a pressure washer and get rid of the dirt. I hate dirty rigs.
Needs a new hood latch cable.
I need to do all the lights/mirrior.
The transmission looks to have a leak out of the shifter or tv seal. I will just do those and the dipstick seals.
All fluids/filters, belts, and new strap for that fuel tank.
Oh and I need to roll on some Hamerlite paint to make the thing one color.

During the summer sometime;
Needs some new tires and weatherstripping.
New front leafs, and shocks.
Front hubs/bearings.
Cab forward bodywork
Cab boat sides/floor work.
Grill?
Truck box of some sort.
Not sure what I am doing with the bed. The bedsides are shot. Not flapping in the wind shot but several several hours of work shot. Would not be my first flatbed from scratch. But would also not be my first bed swap if one falls into my lap.

That's what I worked on tonight.
Or just drive the wheels off it.

Brian
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:07 PM
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Glove box finished. Held in place with four magnets.
Yeah, I knew that cereal box was a pattern beautiful work!

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Old 04-16-2018, 08:08 PM
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Well I did get out there to work on my truck tonight, it wasn't easy, today was a drag. But I got those horrid welds ground down, moving on to the next part, the patch I have to make for the lower left kick panel. WHOOOO HOOOO!

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Finished sanding my cowl and firewall. I have to add lower hood spring mounts and do just a little bit of touch up welding and I can get it in primer.

I ordered a gallon of Rage Ultra and a sleeve of 180 grit. (Have 40 & 180).Maybe later this week.

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I don't see anything about a washer but damn there are some funny things on that page!


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it has moved down to 13 slot it was on top.
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Bought me a $1000 toy tonight.

1987 V10 with a 5.7 700r4 203 and That's all I bothered to look at this point.



It is scary rusted and painted camo. I hate camo paint but know it turns everyone away and there are deals if you can look past it and all the rust.

It has a plow with one plow light and one headlight. The passenger fuel tank was hanging down. Thing was backed into something at one point so I had no drivers rear taillight. The drivers mirror was on the seat and the hood cable was broke so I will have fun with that later. Bumpers are there but they are krumpled a bit.

So a 2 in the looks department. It is still a square body style after all with a solid front axle and tbi.

The guy was firm that it only had 99K on it and I took that with a grain of salt. Thing looks stock and has the dual batteries/dual tank option to keep that thing fed and powered.

But you know what the thing fires up and is a strong engine, it holds great oil pressure with no horrible noises or smoke. Frame is good throughout no cracks or rust through. Everything seems to work or work better then it should and besides some plow controls the interior looks stock.

The guy put new exhaust on it and going down the road it is very quiet in the cab with a bit of sound from the vent window weatherstripping around 60. The 700 shifts like butter. The thing drives straight as an arrow steering is tight. It stops great with a slight pull on the front drivers caliper. Not horrible but something to look at.

Inside the truck over my 50 mile drive back to the house I was impressed and know it is a great start to a build that has the platform I want to build from. Square body look, simple tbi, mostly untouched drive train.
Outside the truck well, lets just say I don't need to worry about it getting stolen anytime soon. Can park up front and just let the soccer moms slam there doors into the thing no problem.


Here is my list for the next 2 weeks. To make it into a driver.
Hit it with a pressure washer and get rid of the dirt. I hate dirty rigs.
Needs a new hood latch cable.
I need to do all the lights/mirrior.
The transmission looks to have a leak out of the shifter or tv seal. I will just do those and the dipstick seals.
All fluids/filters, belts, and new strap for that fuel tank.
Oh and I need to roll on some Hamerlite paint to make the thing one color.

During the summer sometime;
Needs some new tires and weatherstripping.
New front leafs, and shocks.
Front hubs/bearings.
Cab forward bodywork
Cab boat sides/floor work.
Grill?
Truck box of some sort.
Not sure what I am doing with the bed. The bedsides are shot. Not flapping in the wind shot but several several hours of work shot. Would not be my first flatbed from scratch. But would also not be my first bed swap if one falls into my lap.

That's what I worked on tonight.
I don't know about all you guys coming here and showing off.........no pics to prove it....

Sounds like you got your work cut out for you.
How are the rockers and floor?
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Floor is good rockers are junk. Leaning towards just riping the bed off and building a flow through flat bed. With double 1' hinged sides letting it be 4-8 feet wide.
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I DIG that hockey stick moulding, but with the car red. Those colors don't do it for me at all.

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Try the spear just a little shorter on the front fender. The hook works! Looks great in black!.

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That hook BLOWS ...!... the whole car has lines flowing aft. Then a piece of bent trim, looks like some knucklehead didn't know how to use a cut off tool. So they bend the trim into a hook to get on the car.

However it ain't mine and if I were looking to buy that hook is a deal killer, just out of place.



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I am truly enjoying the wide range of input, it shows individualities and sheds much light. My vote stands, for dark colors and reduced chrome. The car could be a lot of things and from these experiments I know the edits are a valuable tool for getting just what you want.

New meat, BMW M3, to be a caged and wide bodied race play toy I reckon-



Heres the IDJ-eye view. Found a handy spot at the front of the trunk hinge pockets to put upright supports connecting those to the floor frame and window shelf. Now I am plugging away. Gonna add bottom brackets to the old inner V back seat braces and reuse those instead of the heavy gauge sheet of hot roll.

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Gee whiz, all I'm doing is fixing mistakes here this evening. While the GP battery charges up from me leaving lights on. Its sunny and 75 of course.

The Beemer is an E9, not an M3. Gonna be a track car. Paint scheme will resemble a 1973 white with blue and orange stripe race car. Owner already has a I think early 2002 track toy also. Footloose was amazed how heavy the doors are but he hung them today. I do have some pics of stuff but they are ho hum so meh. Another peek at the battery charger before dark and I yank it. No ride tonite either. Darn self. I'd put myself to bed with no supper but burp its too late.
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