Analog man in a digital world.
You know the feeling you get the minute you climb behind the wheel of a vehicle and it feels like your favorite pair of jeans? That's what I got when I bought the truck and aside from the head gasket blowing right after I bought I still had a good feeling about it. It reminds me of many of my old cars from my youth, it just has that smell and feel to it. I decided when I redo it to incorporate features from some of my favorites as kind of a tribute and a little trip down memory lane. In buying these parts I have been getting one good deal after another and the ideas having been coming like crazy and so far my friends have approved, a good omen for sure since some of my ideas for some of my previous projects have met with some cool responses and not the kind of "cool" either. Last night I was digging around in the garage and came across something in an old beat up box I forgot I had that "sealed the deal" for me that I'm on the right track and this is the "ONE". Stuck in an old carboard box was the Hurst T-Handle I had on the Hurst Dual Gate in my '67 GTO 30+ years ago, my all time favorite "wish I still had it" car, then it was on the Dual Gate I put in my '77 Camaro and also on the factory shifter my new '81 Z/28 4 speed, both top 5 favorites as well. I took it in the house and pulled out my new Hurst shifter for the truck's 5 speed and it has the same 3/8-16 threads. I wasn't going to run a T-Handle but now it's mandatory, I have a very good feeling this is going to turn out to be one very fun ride.