Good day everyone,
I guess you could say this build started in 1977, when my dad bought his first new truck. It lived a hard life, commuting back and forth. Then the new job for Nevada Department of Wildlife came in northern Nevada, only problem was my mom still worked in Las Vegas. So for 7 years it made its way back and forth from Ruby Valley, NV to Las Vegas. Then a Southern Nevada job was acquired, so the mileage got shorter. In the long 37 years, it had accumulated quite a few miles, close to 1, wait for it, million. Ok, so i may have miss spoken in a previous thread, it is actually around 800,000. It was worked hard as well. loaded with cord after cord of fire wood. One year it was loaded with so much wood that the passenger rear frame snapped. Back then that didn't mean a totaled vehicle though. My dad simply welded it back together with some plating, but there is a noticeable sag in the rear end now. In that time it has seen only 4 engines, never a transmission change. It is equipped with the 300 I6 and a 4 speed manual. It still looks like the day my dad first drove it off the lot, with a few minor things added.
But this past April the truck officially became mine. My mom had been driving it on an off, but her and my dad have recently both gotten new vehicles, my dad a 2013 F150 and my mom a 2013 Camry. Now it is my turn to make this truck mine.
Already done but no updated pictures: removed front push bar. Also the truck was originally in Nevada with the old style blue plates, but my parent retired to Southern Utah so they lost the plates. But lucky for me, noone had taken the plate number when I returned it to Nevada so I got the original plate number and blue style.
I plan on replacing the front clip in the near future as it is the original and as such has quite a few dings. also going to add the billet grilles, HID projector headlights, front bumper with round fog lights, and rear bumper. not may scrap yards where I live but want to watch out for a donor F150 truck for the new frame and 4wd. the engine was recently replaced so i will run it until it is toast then at that point decide where i want to go with the power. I have attached some pictures of how it looks now.
Keep in mind that this will be a slow build. I am currently 26, married and getting ready for kids, just bought a house, and have a very small student loan, so money will be given to the truck according to priority.