: saving another one


eaaraq
09-27-2009, 11:03 PM
this is my new rig its an 85 pickup that came with gears and locker f&r, Talked with Russ and decided to make it look nice.
I picked up a cab from an 88' and it is getting worked on with new wiring, paint, sound deadening, and carpet.
new paint is green micah:D
trying to post pics but having issues with the computer.

vwfastg60
09-27-2009, 11:59 PM
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I have some on my camera i will upload.


Its going to be a nice truck when its all done. Well worth the extra steps you are taking.

RedRunnertc
09-28-2009, 11:17 AM
No offense, but Russell needs to work on his OWN truck first! :)

vwfastg60
09-28-2009, 11:27 AM
I am working on my truck tho. I need to drill one hole and i can paint the inside underside and the bay. The firewall is done and i have been cleaning up the over spray splatter from the spectrum.

Lysmachia
09-28-2009, 11:59 AM
Russ do I need to bring that bit up to you?? ;)

vwfastg60
09-28-2009, 12:17 PM
I can come grab it molly, I was thinking Wed.

eaaraq
09-28-2009, 01:51 PM
Hey troy no offense taken, actually doing most of the work myself, having russ do the paint and giving advice or hand when needed. getting ready to touch up the dash and hopefully have it ready for the painting soon.

RedRunnertc
09-28-2009, 03:27 PM
Well, just make sure you both keep moving - Russ' shop seems to have this "habit" of collecting perpetual under-construction garage queens...

RedRunnertc
09-28-2009, 03:30 PM
I can come grab it molly, I was thinking Wed.

I need to talk you into painting another door too ...

Lysmachia
09-28-2009, 04:10 PM
No problem Russ. Just call me when you are thinking of running by!

vwfastg60
09-28-2009, 06:40 PM
Sounds good

fast7mtoys
09-30-2009, 08:56 PM
wow so much for low budget..........when do i get to do my cab swap????? im ready i think........

vwfastg60
10-01-2009, 01:13 AM
For the most part it has been. The carpet and rattle trap were not a needed thing but makes the truck much nicer inside. What kind of drugs the PO was on to take the spray paint to the dash with out masking,cleaning anything boggles my mind. I also wonder who put the front clip on the truck and left a 1 inch+ gap between the firewall and inner fenders. Not much of the stuff was able to be used and have a decent truck...


Kirk any idea on whats with the frame on the drivers front corner? After this ones done and mine is moving we can do more cab swaps.

eaaraq
10-01-2009, 07:47 AM
wow so much for low budget..........when do i get to do my cab swap????? im ready i think........

this cab swap is pretty cheap paid more for the rattletrap and carpet than anything else. should have it done for under a grand.

fast7mtoys
10-01-2009, 08:58 AM
........the last time i saw this truck (a few years ago) b4 he bought it it was a good truck with a really bad bed.......now its a bad truck with a good bed.....wtf........good to see it will be in better hands......should have put an extra cab on it......

eaaraq
10-01-2009, 10:39 AM
thought about going with an extra cab but don't need the extra space.

vwfastg60
10-01-2009, 11:57 AM
Now its a bad bed with a trashed cab. The airnet moves the bedsides in and out. The bed sides are fixable but the bed floor is rigged for sure!

Lysmachia
10-01-2009, 12:52 PM
Russ, we leave on Sunday so come get the bit before then K?

fast7mtoys
10-01-2009, 01:17 PM
thought about going with an extra cab but don't need the extra space.


you say this now.......but you will........

mrdoug
10-01-2009, 05:11 PM
What kind of drugs the PO was on to take the spray paint to the dash with out masking,cleaning anything boggles my mind. I also wonder who put the front clip on the truck and left a 1 inch+ gap between the firewall and inner fenders.

Hey, sounds like the PO of my junk... I wonder if he sold this and moved on to yours.

eaaraq
10-01-2009, 10:20 PM
i hope not.this truck had definitely seen better days. got the dash ready to be put back in and now a little more work on the cab and its ready to finish its paint job.

eaaraq
10-12-2009, 01:44 PM
so got most of the interior put back in and ready. put the new front leaf springs on. truck is sitting a little more straight now. need to still put the new shock hoops on and mount it all up.

fast7mtoys
10-12-2009, 02:07 PM
i suppose those are weld on shock hoops........:rolleyes:

eaaraq
10-12-2009, 02:23 PM
no i thought i would try duct tape and bailing wire. i was told that combinations will hold anything together. lol.

eaaraq
01-15-2010, 09:31 PM
update sold the 22RE that was in the truck today and looking at going to a 3RZ. the old motor was having wiring issues and a guy wanted to buy it for my asking price. hoping to have it ready by summer.

ike
01-16-2010, 01:53 AM
Probably your best choice with the rats nest that the PO left for you with that wiring.

eaaraq
01-16-2010, 06:14 AM
thats what i was thinking. and Russ helped persuade me since i have 3 3RZ swaps at my shop and nobody buying any.

Son of Mayhem
01-18-2010, 04:12 PM
Awesome! When I do my 3.4 swap I want to re-finish the front interior and engine bay.

Looks great!

vwfastg60
01-18-2010, 10:39 PM
Probably your best choice with the rats nest that the PO left for you with that wiring.

I think it was the guy the po had do the work. The po didnt seem like he had an idea either.