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Grandpas farm truck lives on!

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by 02ta-ws6, Jan 5, 2016.

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    All cleaned up, loaded up, resurrected, back on the trailer.....
     

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    Looks good. Pretty much what I have to do to mine, except you had a good cab and clip to work with. Where did you source your spring packs from? I brought home K30 frame for mine a couple weeks back, and the packs on it have more broken leaves than good ones. lol
     
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    I know I may be beat up for this a bit but I wanted to clean up the extra set of rims and hit them with some fresh paint. Had to have the good tire taken off the crappy rims and swapped over so don't mind the over spray....no Fs given on my part haha
    It was a 60 dollar freshening up when you take into account the cost of them getting swapped. Much cheaper than a new set of rims.

    Getting closer....
     

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    Yea both trucks had broken springs as well. Also they were a pita to get out....I was loosing my head. Had to cut the heads of the bolts off and pull them through by stacking washers and kept tightening the nut to do so.
    I got them from a buddy of mine that works at his dad's spring shop. They mainly do customs springs and make their own for big rigs. Factory springs were rated for 2800 lbs and these were a heavy duty 3200lbs spring pack. He had them for a guy that never picked them up. Got them for 650 which included everything u-bolts, cups, bolts and nuts etc
     
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    Good to know. I haven't started pricing anything suspension wise yet, Still need to get my frame stripped and sent to the sand blaster.
     
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    Props to you for getting it sand blasted. It crossed my mind but since we were goin for getting inspected(with updated the obvious stuff) we tried to keep it lower $ wise
     
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    After much deliberation...we finally decided on a flatbed goosebody (not that we would hook a 5th wheel behind it) . We have planned to build some wood sides for it and paint them gray like the original box. Took three days and they mounted up a knapheide bed on meant for a ford. They did an awesome job mounting, even put the fuel filler neck it the cut out on the bed.
     

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    DoubleDingo When In Doubt, Throttle Out

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    That is some awesome history and good work. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Finally getting inspected 2 days before xmas...at this point my grandpa is living in an assisted living facility and doesnt know we this close. After a tie rod and a collapsed front brake line we are finally inspected again after almost 3 years!!! Got the crap rims and good tires swapped out onto the good rims and.......DONE!
     

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    Looks great and great story
     
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    So Christmas day I went to pick him up from the facility and he was happy...able to climb up in on his own and he seemed right at home. He though it sounds good and was running smooth. I asked him how I was doin driving his trusty old steed, and he said I was being nicer to it than he was haha...he used to take it in the woods for hunting and firewood so that could be true.

    Rims painted up...a little dirty overall but we got it done with 1 day to spare. It was a real learning experience and now I just want to keep working on stuff.
    I believe cousin and I had about 14 Saturdays into it with help from others here and there. I also had some extra days popping over to check on a few things as well. But all I all we are really happy with out it turned out. It's not show quality but I can and will by all means be used again for work and play. It is awesome to drive....ya just put around

    These were from xmas day after i got him back to the farm.
     

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    Thx!
     
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    Next part of this project is my grandpas uncle built a custom tool box a very very long time ago(maybe 50ish) don't know for sure but he had told my grandpa he wanted him to have it so this will be getting cleaned up and goin on next. Although it might be a spring time project at this point

    So maybe sandblast and paint black....havent thought about it much yet or even seen it in person
     

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    Hey this is awesome, and great story to go with it. Lost my dad last year and got his square and some days working on it I'll just get in on the passenger side with it idling and the radio on oldies and remember him driving it. Keep up the good work and let him know how much all of us here love his Ole Blue.
     

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