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It's my dad's.. today he offered to sell it to me.. i'll have to give him time to think about that though.. he bought it new at the end of 1975 they just came back with the side step bed and he wanted it.. its Orange, from the factory, with white pin stripes.. it's this model:
it has a 400 short block in it.. he says the engine is good but needs a new carburator.. it needs a lot of work.. mostly body and some interior.. needs new paint for sure and probably a new front fenders have they have rusted through along the bottoms..
I'd love to restore it to it's orginal condition.. it's lifted.. he took it hunting for years.. broke it in half one year wenching his elk up with it (elk weighed around 1000lbs, got it archery hunting)
its a 5/8th ton he said.. although they called it a half-ton.. hmm dunno what else to see but will be a lot of work but I want my dad to see it returned to it's orginal glory.. I'll have to post pics..
It's still pretty much all original (new engine) has a wooden bed that needs replaced.. basically he needs everything redone.. definetly needs a new speedometer cable..
funny thing is.. even though he is retired he is too busy to work on it.. (he has other things he'd rather do) and i might be getting a job that will move me 3 hours away.. so i'll work on it there (or pay people to do some of the stuff for me)
he didn't say.. price doesn't really matter.. and he would only sell it to me.. keep it in the family, otherwise he would be buried in it just figured i'd show it.. see what people thought about restoring it.. maybe ask for where i should get advice on restoring it.. we have slim pickings up here in MT and most of the people i meet are ford fanbois
Place i had my gears installed specializes in ford trucks.. they were talking about doing those offroad mud bog stuff and I said oh yeah.. my dad's truck does really well at that sort of thing, my bro has taken it out.. they got disgusted when i told them it was a '76 chevy it also needs a new tail gate.. its messed up pretty bad.. I figure he should take somewhere around 3 or 4k for it.. maybe as low as 2k.. dunno..if he wants more than 4k i wont buy it
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