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Picking up my first SB tomorrow!!!

Discussion in 'Garage' started by Barnyard, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Barnyard

    Barnyard Junior Member

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    Just joined the forums! I have wanted a square body for years and found one that isn't completely roached out. 1983 2WD nothing fancy, with no engine for cheap.

    My question is were do you all like to start on a full rebuild with the goal in mind of being a daily driver. Once I get it home I will decide if i'm going to do a full frame off or not.

    Thanks for your input and suggestions. In the mean time I'm diving into the great info here and love the media gallery.
     
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    I'd have a body man get it on a lift and make sure the truck hasn't been wrecked and the frame is in good shape. Also, check for rust damage.
     
  3. donnieray

    donnieray Talks to dogs and trucks. Supporting Member

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    Welcome to your new addiction! Go frame off when restoring. It's more work initially but after that you don't have to worry about anything for a long time.
     
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    :welcome: We will be happy to see pics of the truck as well as the progress. You are going to be learning a lot about Squares and yourself. ALL of us are on your side and want you to enjoy your truck.
     
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    Make sure and share some pics :)
     
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