This one was my roommate Wades. we traded for one months rent for the dodge.
After I drove it around the block I brought it home and took it apart. I am glutton for punishment.
The plan is to make it a nice Old Skool Work Truck. I am aiming for a traditional look, with the ability to really work. It has to tow, haul, and haul-ass. It has to look good......but not too good. I will keep it affordable. I will try to use stuff from around the garage, and I will do as much labor myself as possible.
I sold the engine, transmission and front frame and suspension and rear end for $300 more than I was owed for rent. Off to a great start -$300 into the project. Just the way to start. I had a nice but tired 350ci Chevy Small Block that I took out of my Camaro when I installed a new GM ZZ4 crate motor in the Camaro. A quick call to PAW and I had new pistons, rings bearings, cam, lifters, gaskets etc. I was in business. The block, crank, rods and pistons came back from the machine shop and the engine was assembled (click for details)
I took a 77 Chevy Camaro sub-frame, and a 12 bolt posi rear end, and a sawzall and the truck was on its way to being a nice custom cruiser. This suspension is about 9 inches lower than the stock setup. The front is still a touch too high, but I will cut the springs to solve that issue soon.
The wheels are just temporary until I can get some nice solid steelies with bullet caps and beauty rings.
Now that it is lowered, I removed the misc parts to start getting down to business. I also started filling the holes that I do not need like the antenna and the gas filler neck holes.
The bed and front clip came off also
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