I've had this truck since Jan. 1991 when I bought from two guys who had dragged it out of a horse corral in Chino, CA where it had been buried up to its axles in horse tockey. Since that time I have replaced the 327 SBC engine with a 350, replaced the TH350 with a TH400, upgraded the brakes to disc front & later drums rear, power steering. Everything but bodywork & paint.
Now its time to replace the old cancerous sheet metal with refurbished stuff. Found a cab up in Lucerne Valley, bed, fenders, bumper, grill & other parts locally. Because I just don't have the space nor the spray booth I opted to hand the work over to a local smaller body shop with a good reputation. Now that the old girl is back home, I get to replace all the wiring, brake & other lines, etc. It won't be a frame up restoration, but it will be a custom with a old school look.
A 383 SBC making 440 ft-lbs(it was dyno'ed), 700R4 with HD parts & manual 4th switch, 72 C10 tilt column steering with a sport steering wheel, Auto Meter classic gauges in a custom dash panel. White oak bed wood with satin black bed strips & unpolished stainless hardware. Bed interior painted with black splattercoat trunk liner.
This is why I haven't been posting much in the Subaru forum for awhile. ;D
More will be revealed later.
Edited by czny, 19 April 2014 - 12:49 PM.