Our new project/wheeler/camping rig

lt1fire

 
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Took delivery of this baby this morning. Its not a cruisers but it is Andrea's favorite rig ever so finding one that a friend had made it an easy thing to do. (Dang girl gets a rally car and a wheeler in the same month..... yeah she is spoiled lol :princess:)

Rushing out the door to inspect a property up BFE in the cascades so i'll post up more with its specs when I get home later.

Andrea knows nothing about it so seeing her face when she gets home will be all worth it.
 

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So here are the specs from what i've read from the guy who put the drivetrain together and from what I was able to see from crawling under it for about a minute before going to work.

Engine: 4bt
Trans: Chevy SM435 with ford SM435 guts (7:1 first gear)
T-case Dana 20
Front axle Dana 44 with 3.5 gears and detroit
Rear axle: Ford 9" with 3.5 gears and detroit
Not sure on the lift or suspension as of now
35" tires on 15" wheels

Pickup configuration that I was floored that I actually fit in

It was built to be a wheeler and has been used.

That will changed slightly it will still be a wheeler but will also assume beach rider/dune rider/camping rig etc

Plans for right now:
Change all fluids and filters

Plans till end of year:
insulate the cab from the elements for washington winters and rainy season
Build a travel trailer to haul camping equipment behind it

Plans for next few years: NV4500 swap and then start in on some panel patching and cutting as I learn more about that aspect of body work. LMC truck has panels for pretty cheap, Paint it.... most likely a beige color kind of like what @roadstr6 did on adams old 40
Upgrades to the 4bt

Long term plans... full top, full cage... possible tub swap, axle upgrade to D60 up front



EDIT: It has PS also completely spaced on that earlier.
 
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It's funny how we all share a common bond in our love for these "things" in general. They become extensions of our life story and this one is no different.

I'm so happy for you guys and for the next chapter...just as much as I am that my chapter has passed (I can share more on this later).

Somewhere Bronco Bob is looking down with a smile right now!!
 

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tracking down info on this truck and bronco bob is near impossible the guy hated technology so everything about him is a story from a guy he ran in to on the trail lol
 
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