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Old 04-30-2021, 05:51 PM   #1
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Just finished this jewel. Original one family owned classic. 64K miles and came from the factory with a lift kit($108 option). Only has a heater and radio, no A/C, barebones. Has a straight 250 c.i. 6cyl with a granny 4 speed. My buddy and I restore old Chevy and Gmc trucks as a hobby. 4wd and spent its whole life in the Texas panhandle. What you think?
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Old 04-30-2021, 05:54 PM   #2
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Looks good to me. I'd drive it a heartbeat.
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Old 04-30-2021, 05:58 PM   #3
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That brings memories of the hay field back years ago. Y'all cleaned it up really well.
Is this a keeper or is it for sale?
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:02 PM   #4
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That brings memories of the hay field back years ago. Y'all cleaned it up really well.
Is this a keeper or is it for sale?
It's going to be for sale. Have several interested buyers that have been following the build for the last 2 years and hoping they get in a bidding war, lol.
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:04 PM   #5
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:08 PM   #6
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Wow, that does bring back memories. Way back in the 70's I had a old Ford 3/4 ton with a 4 speed manual and V8 bare bones as well but loved that old truck, just didn't have the funds to keep it as a pet so had to let it go.
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:11 PM   #7
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I had a SWB ‘66 fleetside 2WD for a while. Mine was 3 on the tree though. Mine also had very different side mirrors that yours.

Dropped a 350ci in it and it would scream.
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:12 PM   #8
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Oh my. Learned to drive on my grandpa’s 66 step side...
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:19 PM   #9
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Oh my. Learned to drive on my grandpaís 66 step side...
Just wonder how many of us remember special vehicles in our lives that pop into our minds when we see these things. I remember seeing my first Corvette Stingray in 1963 when on vacation in Colorado. Still can see it vividly like it was yesterday.
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:20 PM   #10
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Love it! I had a 64 with that same motor in high school.
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:23 PM   #11
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Beautiful truck I know you are proud and you should be

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Old 04-30-2021, 06:25 PM   #12
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Very nice. I had a 66 chevy in high school. It had a 283 and 3 on the tree.
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:29 PM   #13
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That thing is bad a**!
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:29 PM   #14
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Wish I could claim some credit for this one but my buddy was the man with the plan and the wrenches. He worked his butt off. I hope I can post pics of the original truck before the build started.
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:29 PM   #15
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That is a gorgeous truck
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:32 PM   #16
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Awesome! I want one
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:40 PM   #17
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Here are the "before" pics.
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:04 PM   #18
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That is a fine truck!
AWESOME JOB!!!
I want one like it but stepside shortbed.
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:07 PM   #19
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Holy cow!!! Thatís Amazing!!!
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:11 PM   #20
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I have a 62. Wish it was 4wd. It is a 3/4 with the V6 big block 305. Fun driver. A few years ago I tracked down the original owner. Showed him the registration documents I had and paperwork he kept in the glove box. I am the 3rd owner. He grinned ear to ear. I took him on a cruise. Grabbed a burger and good conversation. The rear bumper is a stout piece of angle iron as bumpers were an option at that time. He did it nicely. Rounding the corners with a hand file. Rough but good weld securing the bolts. With a 2 inch ball. I have towed my race car with it several times. He loved that. He told me he did not like my blue color I painted. He said the yellow looked better. I have taken him for a burger every couple months till he passed at 97 yrs old. His son told me, his dad thought I was right up there with John Wayne. Made his day going for a cruise down old bumpy back roads. Oh, he did not like I put lap belts in it. He said it was fine without them. I would drive about 1.5 hours to his place. The 1st day I met him I also met his .410. Asking why the heck I was on his porch. If I never do anything else in this life those several years I spent days with him, eating burgers and cruising are some of the best memories I'll have. Every outing we took was a life lesson. Every turn here let me show you this. Every errand we took to the feedstore to pick up seeds, chicken scratch, and deer corn. There was a lesson evolved. Good man.
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:12 PM   #21
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Also, I can share pics if someone can post them. 254-247-7eightzero5
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:15 PM   #22
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I have a 62. Wish it was 4wd. It is a 3/4 with the V6 big block 305. Fun driver. A few years ago I tracked down the original owner. Showed him the registration documents I had and paperwork he kept in the glove box. I am the 3rd owner. He grinned ear to ear. I took him on a cruise. Grabbed a burger and good conversation. The rear bumper is a stout piece of angle iron as bumpers were an option at that time. He did it nicely. Rounding the corners with a hand file. Rough but good weld securing the bolts. With a 2 inch ball. I have towed my race car with it several times. He loved that. He told me he did not like my blue color I painted. He said the yellow looked better. I have taken him for a burger every couple months till he passed at 97 yrs old. His son told me, his dad thought I was right up there with John Wayne. Made his day going for a cruise down old bumpy back roads. Oh, he did not like I put lap belts in it. He said it was fine without them. I would drive about 1.5 hours to his place. The 1st day I met him I also met his .410. Asking why the heck I was on his porch. If I never do anything else in this life those several years I spent days with him, eating burgers and cruising are some of the best memories I'll have. Every outing we took was a life lesson. Every turn here let me show you this. Every errand we took to the feedstore to pick up seeds, chicken scratch, and deer corn. There was a lesson evolved. Good man.
What a blessing you were in his life. Thanks for sharing that.
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:20 PM   #23
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What a blessing you were in his life. Thanks for sharing that.
I think it was reciprocal as well.
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:24 PM   #24
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I think it was reciprocal as well.
Amen. I got more from the time shared than I will ever be able to express in words.
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:57 PM   #25
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I have a 62. Wish it was 4wd. It is a 3/4 with the V6 big block 305. Fun driver. A few years ago I tracked down the original owner. Showed him the registration documents I had and paperwork he kept in the glove box. I am the 3rd owner. He grinned ear to ear. I took him on a cruise. Grabbed a burger and good conversation. The rear bumper is a stout piece of angle iron as bumpers were an option at that time. He did it nicely. Rounding the corners with a hand file. Rough but good weld securing the bolts. With a 2 inch ball. I have towed my race car with it several times. He loved that. He told me he did not like my blue color I painted. He said the yellow looked better. I have taken him for a burger every couple months till he passed at 97 yrs old. His son told me, his dad thought I was right up there with John Wayne. Made his day going for a cruise down old bumpy back roads. Oh, he did not like I put lap belts in it. He said it was fine without them. I would drive about 1.5 hours to his place. The 1st day I met him I also met his .410. Asking why the heck I was on his porch. If I never do anything else in this life those several years I spent days with him, eating burgers and cruising are some of the best memories I'll have. Every outing we took was a life lesson. Every turn here let me show you this. Every errand we took to the feedstore to pick up seeds, chicken scratch, and deer corn. There was a lesson evolved. Good man.
Great job on your part, thanks for sharing. I’d love to see pics.
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Old 04-30-2021, 08:04 PM   #26
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Nice !
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Old 04-30-2021, 08:15 PM   #27
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Some transformation

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Old 04-30-2021, 08:17 PM   #28
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Beyond AWESOME!! Great job brother! Heck, I loved it in the “before” condition! I’ve been saying forever that I’m gonna find me one in this generation of trucks, and 4x4, but they’re hard to come by! Had its twin on the farm growing up, but it got “gone” before I was old enough to pitch a fit about it. Also had a ‘72 3/4 ton 4x4, a late 70’s, and the list goes on. Awesome trucks! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 04-30-2021, 08:25 PM   #29
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Outstanding, what a beauty. Simple lines, simple straight six motor, basic interior, that is a fine looking truck. Great work you and your buddy did.
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Old 04-30-2021, 08:31 PM   #30
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Very cool!! My dad is having grandads 66ish GMC truck completely redone by a shop that does restorations...they been working on it for 2 years!!lol

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Old 04-30-2021, 08:31 PM   #31
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You don’t have a Rochester 1B sitting around? I’m slowly bringing my wife’s grandfathers 64 back to life and I rebuilt the Rochester on the 230 but it really doesn’t run right without some choke.


What sort of investment do you have in the restoration? I’m starting a lot further along but have a long ways to go.
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Old 04-30-2021, 08:31 PM   #32
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I dig.
I have a 66 belaire
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Old 04-30-2021, 08:38 PM   #33
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That is really nice. Wish I had my '64 SWB back.
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Old 04-30-2021, 09:12 PM   #34
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Great looking truck.
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Old 04-30-2021, 09:33 PM   #35
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If you would have parked it a little more to the East you would have the before/after pic in the same parking spot. No telling how many times I have driven by that truck parked at that station if that is where it was sitting all these years. Good job on giving her a new life!
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Old 04-30-2021, 09:50 PM   #36
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Old 04-30-2021, 09:58 PM   #37
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Old 04-30-2021, 10:00 PM   #38
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Old 04-30-2021, 10:01 PM   #39
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Old 04-30-2021, 10:06 PM   #40
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Old 04-30-2021, 10:18 PM   #41
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It’s so nice to see a classic truck that hasn’t been put on the ground with huge wheels. I quit watching restoration shows cause it was the same thing. Drop it and put huge wheels on. ��
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Old 04-30-2021, 10:21 PM   #42
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Op... what do I think? I think it's crap... you should just give it to me and find a new one and start over. Beautiful truck!
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Old 05-01-2021, 12:37 AM   #44
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Terlingua truck looks like you did a really nice job? What’s it worth?
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Old 05-01-2021, 02:18 AM   #45
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I just drooled a little bit lol
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Old 05-01-2021, 05:21 AM   #46
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You donít have a Rochester 1B sitting around? Iím slowly bringing my wifeís grandfathers 64 back to life and I rebuilt the Rochester on the 230 but it really doesnít run right without some choke.


What sort of investment do you have in the restoration? Iím starting a lot further along but have a long ways to go.
Let me check and see. Hard to put a figure on it monetarily, but just an astronomical amount of time my buddy spent. Lot of bartering done and such.
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Old 05-01-2021, 05:25 AM   #47
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Terlingua truck looks like you did a really nice job? Whatís it worth?
Because of the rarity of it, and already talking to potential buyers, about $45k.We are getting that info from collectors that have seen the truck and really know their stuff. Kind of blew us away.
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Old 05-01-2021, 06:22 AM   #48
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VERY NICE!! That's a bad *** truck. Really like the wood bed.
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Old 05-01-2021, 08:18 AM   #49
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Old 05-01-2021, 08:30 AM   #50
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Thatís a beautiful truck and what a restoration job!!!! What did a lift kit entail in 1966 blocks and springs? I had no clue that was a factory option way back then.


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