Pig hunting

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One of the many great things about MUD is that I have an outlet to vent my Cruiser addiction and not be considered crazy (well, maybe not). In my Town, pretty much NO ONE gets it.

I kinda knew the day would come when a 55 had to happen. It is the tale of two 55's really, both of which are 2 pigs in the bush. One of the two is about to be in the hand. It's a pretty rough but complete, but apart 70. Leaving right now to get it.

The second is for sale by a mudder on here and is a really promising restoration candidate and I hope it works out where we both walk away (drive away, tow away...whatever) happy. To be continued.

For now, here's my rig ready to go pig hunting!
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One pig in hand! Usual rust, but not totally shot. I will start sorting small stuff today.

Basically, I now have a really nice parts donor at least. Next is to get the organ recipient - Pig in the bush #2!

Feels like I'm a 10 year old on Christmas morning right now.
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More picture entertainment whilst having your morning coffee.

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A tub with a few NOS gaskets. Still gotta go through them. That's a huge score!
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It has a super nice gas tank, excellent shape frame and chassis. Also, the motor turns by hand and at least at first look, appears to have been apart (rebuilt?).
 

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This looks eerily like my Pig project.

Honestly, I won't beat around the bush- this is all your fault! After reading that thread of yours.:grinpimp:

Seriously, it has been inspiring to say the least.
 

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I put the small stuff away, to be cataloged later (yeah right).

I didn't like the stripped down body look AND I needed a place to store the sheetmetal, AND I had a huge bag of reusable heavy duty zip ties we save off the powder coating boxes at the shop.

Result: zip tie fj55 restoration. I set the grill on for a picture but put it away to save afterwatds because it's really nice.
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I don't think I will part out a thing until I sleep on it. Was originally red and white.

Dream plan would be to buy a running project to enjoy, work on this one to the point of a running project, so the better truck can really get a going over. Kinda have one for fun all of the time. We'll see
 

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Running project 55 deal has been struck. Stay tuned!
 

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All loaded up, truck washed, trailer washed and waxed (I'm not psychotic, just wanted the last of winter's salt off and something to seal off crud sticking), straps, tools, etc.

9+ hour drive starting at 4:00 a.m.

Trying to fill the second tag in my pig hunt!

Wish me luck.

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