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#1 michael.kitko OFFLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2016 - 04:58 PM

So, I am quite curious. I have seen quite a few threads on here regarding fixing up old cars and trucks. So, I figured, why not start a thread to post 'em up. I would like to see what we are all working on besides our tractors.

Don't laugh too hard, here is mine. A 1977 F-250 that has definitely seen better days.

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Posted July 11, 2016 - 05:13 PM

A High Boy ! I love those old trucks.


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Posted July 11, 2016 - 07:03 PM

Here's ours,

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Posted July 11, 2016 - 07:40 PM

1985 Chevy shortbed 4x4

 

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Posted July 11, 2016 - 08:04 PM

64 Rambler American. Still not quite done, but very driveable, 343, automatic.

Noel

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Posted July 11, 2016 - 08:18 PM

1990 Volvo 240 Wagon 5 speed manual 

 

Got it off craigslist for 500.00 

 

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It was a rusted bucket of hell 

 

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I spent all winter cutting it apart and replacing EVERYTHING from the exhaust, to the suspension, brakes, New Rocker panels, and wheel arches, and even every piece of rubber made for the car. 

 

 

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After that I got to painting it while it was apart  , got it all stripped down replaced body panels and started under coating  and painting. 

 

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Got the windows in and tinted  still needs a windshield, then I can start wirking on a 4 Cyl TURBO that will be fin to play with and have great daily driving ability ....I estimate about 275- 300 hp (reliably) 

 

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Two winters later its almost done but I am in no hurry I am driving the red car for now after buying the white one I went back and got the red one to drive it still has the old stuff in it though not restored. 

 

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The engine is going to cost me a bit more then all the upgraded suspension parts such as springs , sway bars , shocks. etc. so thats whats holding this project right now all though the engine that is in it does run great. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted July 11, 2016 - 08:20 PM

64 Rambler American. Still not quite done, but very driveable, 343, automatic.

Noel

I use to have a green and white 68 rambler wagon ....OH I wish I still have that thing the 6 cyl was a great engine. 


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Posted July 11, 2016 - 09:07 PM

Here's two of mine.  A 1949 DeSoto Custom and a 1985 Dodge Ram D250 Royal SE with the Prospector package.  The DeSoto had been a long term project that I started back when I was around 12 with one that was sitting in a field at my great grandparents farm.  That one turned out to be too far gone to restore and I got another one but it was a different year and body style so the parts wouldn't interchange and then found it had a bad frame.  Finally picked  up the one in the picture off E-Bay about 12 years ago with no motor.  Put the one from the second car in as they were the same year and did some wiring work and brake work to it and drove it off and on for about 3 summers and now its sitting in my storage shed waiting its turn to come back out and get worked on again.  The Ram I bought about 10 years ago just as it is in the picture from a local used car dealer that bought it out in Oregon and run it only in the summer.  Hopefully this winter I can pull the heads to do the valves and get the headliner and carpet replaced and give it a good detailing and maybe swap the Dana 60 out for the 80 thats in my 92 diesel and it'll be ready for next summer.    Stewart

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Posted July 11, 2016 - 10:28 PM

I already posted in my own but will add here too. 74 ford pinto sedan. Love this little car.

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Posted July 12, 2016 - 02:26 AM

64 Rambler American. Still not quite done, but very driveable, 343, automatic.

Noel

Wow...that was a turn around...you just gave me hope...thank you.

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Posted July 12, 2016 - 02:30 AM

Here's ours,

What does she do on a track?

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Posted July 12, 2016 - 08:56 AM

A High Boy ! I love those old trucks.

So do I, this is my 3rd. The first was a 77.5 F-250, then another 77 F-250, and now this one. I guess I have a certain thing for these old girls. This one is by far in the worst shape of any other thing I've ever bought. They are getting scarce. Anyways, the plan is to put a 12V in it and flatbed it and of course fix everything else.

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Posted July 12, 2016 - 12:09 PM

"Uncle Henry", '29 Model A. Just redid the seat. Also recently replaced some wiring, horn work, carburetor, battery cutoff etc.

 

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Posted July 12, 2016 - 04:16 PM

"Uncle Henry", '29 Model A. Just redid the seat. Also recently replaced some wiring, horn work, carburetor, battery cutoff etc.

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You have a vote from my wife. She said she likes it. Can't say I don't either. Very well done.

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Posted July 13, 2016 - 09:20 AM

You have a vote from my wife. She said she likes it. Can't say I don't either. Very well done.

Mike "Squirrelly" Kitko

 

Thanks. It was in nice shape when I got it. But, as with most things older that get driven there's usually something that needs looking after or fixing. The new seat was because of my height I went with thin line seats. Much improved head and leg room.

 

Like that '77 250 of yours. Is that the 351 engine?


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