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    Well, this little guy followed me home and the wife says I can keep it.

    Starting with the brakes and broken left front axle....
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    Nice! Arctic enclosure a little far from where needed!

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    Very nice, good acquisition, That's a great little truck. And represents an era not seen a lot at shows over here.
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    I have to ask. Where did you find it and what did you pay?

    I know its kinda like asking a girl her weight, but I have to ask, lol.
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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IRQVET View Post
    I have to ask. Where did you find it and what did you pay?

    I know its kinda like asking a girl her weight, but I have to ask, lol.
    The following is a list of what I can think of that has
    been done just to achieve mechanical soundness (please, don’t tell my wife) .
    Rewired head lights
    Installed new head light switch
    Installed new dimmer switch
    Rewired dash lights
    Rewired heater / blower
    Rewired horn
    Install new horn button
    Installed turn signal switch
    Gutted front blackout lights & converted to parking / turn signal
    Replaced ignition coil
    Replaced spark plug wires
    Installed a ‘kill’ switch
    Replaced ignition key switch
    Removed and cleaned fuel tank
    Rewired fuel sending unit
    Removed & disposed of old Buick Skylark bucket seats
    Sanded and primer front seat frames
    Re-upholstered front seat with Gortex
    Removed & disposed old utility type trailer lites
    Acquired original type tail lights, gutted and converted to brake, turn signal, parking/tail light
    Removed and disposed of ‘farm’ type trailer hitch
    Acquired and installed original type pintle hitch
    Replaced wheel cylinders
    Replaced master cylinder
    Replaced all brake lines and hoses
    Replaced all brake shoes
    Replaced brake light switch
    Replaced muffler & tail pipe
    Replaced battery cables
    Cleaned air breather
    Changed crankcase oil
    Re-bolted arctic top to windshield and tub
    Pressure wash many many layers of old paint off & rust

    Actual purchase price was WAY too much for what has to be done.
    As of today, no sanding (other than the seat frames), no spit and polish has taken place.
    I am having a new shop build at home where I will be relocating near the first of the year. Then my efforts will be focused on a rare day sailor I have got to complete.
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