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Posted April 13, 2012 - 10:44 PM

Brother found this on Craigslist and thought I was out of projects. Ya right! :huh:
It does look like a real challenge, which I always like.

I really should finish the homemade half-trac garden tractor I was building from scratch- but already have torn into this some. Whaddya think? Can it be brought back?
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Posted April 13, 2012 - 11:50 PM

Sure it can, although you're gonna have to spend some major cash and spend lots and lots o time to get it back...
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 03:42 AM

You could always shorten it up and make a custom GT out of it :laughingteeth:
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 04:40 AM

Too much for me to tackle, but I'd like to see you do it.
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 05:11 AM

Like NutCase said, it can certainly be done, but it wont be cheap, fast, or easy! That's a 10 year or better project I'd say. Parts will be difficult to find and expensive when you do. Quite likely you'll have to travel to get some of them too. Best of luck on whatever you decide to do with it though and if you decide to go ahead with it, keep us posted on your progress!
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 05:13 AM

That's cool looking. Definitely a challenge! Long term, though.
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 05:57 AM

Looks like a worthwhile long term project, for you, no way for me though. Keep us up to date as you get in to it.
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 06:52 AM

It looks like a challenge for sure. Taking on challenges is where we learn new skills and usually a lot about ourselves in the process. At least that's my experience.
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 06:57 AM

I want to see it finished by the Chillicothe show this Fall! :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: ~~ Lowell
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 08:19 AM

Oh Gosh Lowell, I was thinking the national show of the American Truck Historical Society in Springfield, MO in 2014! :unsure:
Lets hope it doesn't take anywhere near 10 years! :o
I figured if nothing else, it could be a doodlebug until a better cab could be located but not going to shorten the frame because I eventually want it to be a truck again. In fact, I really want it to be a tractor trailer with a 12-14 foot flatbed.

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Posted April 14, 2012 - 11:31 AM

Ummmmm! I have played with Big trucks in the Chevy, GMC range and those were from 40's and 50's and they have large backing for parts until you got into 1-ton and larger. Brakes and wheels become major problems then. They become money pits real fast. Looks to me like too much missing to make stock again. I would go with modern Rat Rod style or such, using all modern driveline and such. 10 yrs seemed like a reasonable time to me, BTDT!

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Posted April 14, 2012 - 01:50 PM

I would go with hotrodding it up. Then the parts would be easier to find and cheaper as well as long as you didn't go over board.
Very cool project no matter which way you go with it.
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 04:17 PM

Oh Gosh Lowell, I was thinking the national show of the American Truck Historical Society in Springfield, MO in 2014! :unsure:
Lets hope it doesn't take anywhere near 10 years! :o
I figured if nothing else, it could be a doodlebug until a better cab could be located but not going to shorten the frame because I eventually want it to be a truck again. In fact, I really want it to be a tractor trailer with a 12-14 foot flatbed.


Sounds like a plan!

But we don't need another Doodlebug running around, John has that covered! :bounce:

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Posted April 15, 2012 - 04:30 PM

Small Perkins diesel with a modern drive train and that would be a nice grocery getter. That cab just screams for a pair of chrome stacks. Wish you success with your new project.

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Posted April 16, 2012 - 07:27 PM

Didn't get to work today so I decided to play! I got the cab off Saturday. There were very few bolts to remove because of rust and the floor is supposed to be wood which rotted even before the metal :itsok:
Sunday I took the radiator off and this is what the project looked like this morning.

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