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Old 03-18-2017, 11:46 AM   #1
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I don't know how it happened but it did. I wasn't really planning on building a ccpu but it looks like now I am. I already have a couple other projects in the works, but I was cruising the local craigslist and came across an ad for a running and driving model a chassis. made the call and went to talk to the guy. seems he was pulling a 30 ccpu body off the stock frame to build a sbc powered streetrod uke:. anyway a deal was struck and I left with the chassis for $1000, turns out it had a b motor in it. which was pretty cool., the old guy had no idea.




so now I had the chassis I had no idea what body I was gonna use or what I was gonna do with it. two days late I get a call from a buddy who says he found a model a pickup and if I wanted he was gonna pass. went and took a look at it, it was all there, plus most of a 31 2 door sedan was part of the deal. $500 poorer and it was all headed home.



so im not trying to build a show car or am I worried about points or judges. just want to put together a cool little stock pickup on the cheap. I removed the engine and trans, axles and stripped the frame bare. started cleaning everything up for paint and reassembly.





got the axle all cleaned up and repainted. I'll get the front axle finished up tonight and then start on the frame, engine and trans.

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Old 03-18-2017, 11:49 AM   #2
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ill get the cab and bed removed from the other frame next week, the frame is rotted in half. its all still on my trailer
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:25 PM   #3
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Nice project !
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:54 PM   #4
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You are doing good. Keep sharing your progress with us.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:17 PM   #5
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Looks like a great deal to me..... keep us posted!
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:27 PM   #6
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Got a little work done this week. Managed to get the cab and bed freed up from its rotten chassis. Also got the front end painted. Was kicking the idea of having my wheels powder coated but decided to try and see what one would look like brush painted. Used the same paint im using on the frame and axles. Ace rust stop, pretty decent paint. Covers good


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Old 03-22-2017, 06:55 PM   #7
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Thats a great deal. The pickup cab looks solid.
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:18 PM   #8
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Thats a great deal. The pickup cab looks solid.
The right side is in great shape. The left not so much.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:18 PM   #9
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Attachment 317003Little update. Got the chassis back together and on it's own wheels. Working on cleaning up the b engine. Got a few goodies on the way. Winfield head and an Ansen downdraft Intake. Gotta order a rebuild kit for a 97 I have[ATTACH][/ATTACH]. I can't figure out how to turn this picture. It looks right when I attach it��
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:12 AM   #10
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Coming along nicely. Be sure to post more pictures as this progresses. Keen to see the engine and associated goodies.
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Very nice project and it sure looks like you are getting on with it quickly. Since I am still working, my projects move at a slow pace. Please keep sharing the great photos!
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