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post #1 of 10 Old 02-13-2017, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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I was visiting extended family on the ranch and there is a 66 j200 that has been sitting for 15 or so years. Supposedly it stopped running because of a ruptured gas tank then someone shot out the back window and hit it on the passenger side door. I am worried the damage to the pillar may be difficult to repair. I really like it but I'm wondering if it is a project worth undertaking or if I should look for one in better condition. I will attach pictures.

Forgot to add that the truck is located in south eastern oregon so the rust shouldn't be bad, also it doesn't have the original engine, it supposedly has a 305 sbc and a 3 speed overdrive? I offered 400 and I think it's mine for that price if I want it.

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-14-2017, 05:47 AM
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i would snatch it up for 400 if it was me if it already has a small block chevy in it parts for them are a dime a dozen shouldn't be too much to get it goin
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I'm wondering if it is a project worth undertaking or if I should look for one in better condition.
The answer to your question rests with you and your abilities.

Anyone that can do basic mechanical repairs (brakes, steering, fluids, wheel bearing packs, fuel systems, etc.) should be able to get most of it done. That being said, if it has a motor transplant, there may be additional issues that could require welding or major motor knowledge.

Just remember, resto's require that you go through everything.

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post #4 of 10 Old 02-14-2017, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you both for your input. I really appreciate it.

I can do all of the basic mechanical stuff and anything I don't know how to do I can ask my cousin who is very knowledgeable.

I think I'm gonna go for it. It's a really cool truck and a pretty cheap start to a project.
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post #5 of 10 Old 02-14-2017, 01:38 PM
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The B pillar area "dent" looks rather simple as well. Rust is the BIG one, floor boards, roof A pillars. metal work is big one to do. it can get rather involved. what looks like maybe a little rust tends to end up alot'a.

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post #6 of 10 Old 02-14-2017, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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I am not familiar with the different labels for the pillars. Is the A pillar the one near the windshield?

I looked it over as well as I could with all the snow on the ground and I didn't see any cancer whatsoever, just surface rust here and there.
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post #7 of 10 Old 02-15-2017, 06:51 AM
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yes a pillar is at the windshield then b pillar is behind doors on a 4 door c pillar would be behind the rear doors
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post #8 of 10 Old 02-15-2017, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I will look over the areas you mentioned very thoroughly.
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post #9 of 10 Old 02-16-2017, 09:41 AM
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I say go for it. For $400, if you decide it's to much work, you can sell it or part it out. It's a custom cab and has the Rhino grill, so you got some good stuff to start with.
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post #10 of 10 Old 02-19-2017, 08:32 PM
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Better condition? thats a steal for 400 as far as im concerned.
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