The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TexasHardcore, May 8, 2006.
Man that's a nice beater! Beautiful truck!
Wow! That is a VERY nice beater!
found this snap I made last April.
It's rusty, but it's mine, makes me bleed when I bust my knuckles on it and I enjoy driving it.
Finally picked up a HAMB-worthy vehicle with some deployment money.
'64 shortbed, '90s 350 crate, 3spd column shift out of a '68 Firebird, brand new suspension, steering, and front power disc brake conversion, new carpet, insulation, rebuilt seat. Mechanically sound with some rust in the usual spots buried under bondo but mostly straight and clean Texas truck.
Stumbled on it while craigslist browsing due to boredom. I've wanted one for a long time and didn't plan on getting one til maybe next year but I fell in love immediately. Really wanted a good platform that was mechanically sound to customize and build a nasty motor for. Already ordered a Vintage Air kit (this is Texas, after all) and am planning an engine build as I speak. Also planning on chroming the front grille and bumper.
Nice truck! Enjoy your build.
Vintage Air works good, but building in those air hoses can drive you crazy.
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