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post #1 of 20 Old 12-25-2009, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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What Project Truck to Buy?

Now that my wife and I have a house with a garage she Ok'd me getting a project vehicle.
What would you buy? What would you do to it?
Requirements...
Less then $1000 purchase price.
Preferably a truck. I'm thinking 2wd street truck, wood bed, small block.
Something pre 1975.
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post #2 of 20 Old 12-25-2009, 09:15 PM
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1967-72 C10, I even like the 73+ with the square headlights
55-57 chevy pickup with the single headlights

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post #3 of 20 Old 12-25-2009, 09:32 PM
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buy a chevy luv make it street demon
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post #4 of 20 Old 12-25-2009, 10:02 PM
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The 73 and up had round headlights until the early 80's, unless someone swapped a newer front clip onto an older truck. Which it what I'm finding out that just about everyone and their brother has done, as I'm looking for a 73-75 GMC Jimmy, and just about every one I've found worth attempting to save has had the square headlights swapped on.

I'm with vt98xj, 67-72 is the way to go. I don't know if you'll find a 55-57 Chevy pickup for a grand that won't need everything replaced, including sections of the frame, if not the whole frame.
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ever consider a International Scout

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post #6 of 20 Old 12-26-2009, 01:53 AM
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ever consider a International Scout

personally i freaking love them
Dude I had two, love those things!!
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post #12 of 20 Old 12-26-2009, 05:23 PM
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Gotta love the 67-72 Chevys. Especially the shortbeds.

A neighbor has a mid-70s Ford F150 4x4 Highboy that is a great rig. It'd make a cool project and they are cheap.

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post #13 of 20 Old 12-26-2009, 06:05 PM
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f7/bad-4x4-sale-933668/

96 XJ 4.0L/AX15/NP231/AUSSIE'D D30/C8.25/4.5" RE LIFT/33'S/BUMPERS, SLIDERS, ETC...
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post #14 of 20 Old 12-26-2009, 06:23 PM
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My vote is Dodge Power Wagon. Love the looks of those big fenders.
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post #15 of 20 Old 12-26-2009, 06:32 PM
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Actually I had a 68 IH B1100 pick up I wanted to work on as a project truck dont see to many IH trucks any more
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