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  1. 1 hour ago, mrsmackpaul said:

    Seems that just every part of the bodies is available as a rust repair part, honestly at these prices I would just have a go at fixing the cab 




    Thank you, and funny you should say that, because I was just looking and found the piece to repair the rusted out cab mounts. I only saw it as part of a kit though, it came with the floor panels and door pieces.  I already ordered the floor panels, but I can send them back.

    The mechanics over at F.L. Moore and Sons said to bring it over and we'll put it over the grease pit and take a good look at it underneath. Then if we can fix the broken frame, that's exactly what I'm going to do, just replace the rusted out floor panels and cab mounts. Putting a whole cab on it would be more expensive I'm sure, and probably above my skill level anyway.

    And they have the forklift to lift the body off, and we can roll it in and out of the shop instead of working on the ground under a tree.

    So I feel better about it today than I did yesterday. 

  2. 21 hours ago, tjc transport said:


    there are a bunch of cabs listed in Virginia, from $200 to $700 with a part grade of A (good) 

    Thank you for this, and some are pretty close to me. There's cabs in Roanoke, Christiansburg, Louisa, Va. and Hillsborough, N.C, all of which are pretty close.

  3. 14 minutes ago, mrsmackpaul said:

    Well all I can say is at least if you fix all the rust you know its right from then on for rust if you look after it

    I assume all the patch panels can be bought relatively easy over there 



    I was just looking for patch panels. You can get the floor panels, door panels, fenders, but I didn't see any for the front where the cab mounts are. I'll know more when I go look tomorrow, I hope it's a repairable situation.

  4. Well, the guy at the garage just called. He wanted me to come over and look at the truck before he went any further, so I knew it had to be bad. They close at 5, so i'll go in the morning. But he said he found more rust, around the body and cab mounts. So I said I guess i'll have to put cab mounts on it, i've done it before. But he said no, there's nothing there- except more rust. I didn't see it, he didn't see it until he got to working on it. So now I feel horrible- again.

    Thought I was onto something here, but now I don't know. I hope it's repairable, without trying to find another cab for it, which may be unpossible. I might have just thrown away a pile of money.

  5. 42 minutes ago, terry said:

    How much for labor ?

    If they fix everything I'm looking at about $600 in parts and about $800 labor. 

    I was going to "slap a patch" on the floorboards myself and put self tapping sheet metal screws in it, if I could find anywhere solid enough to screw them into. That would probably work, but then I decided to go ahead and do it right, or more righter anyway, so I ordered the repair panels for both sides. I'll take it across 460 to the  FLM shop and get somebody to weld them in for me when I get them. Then I'll just take it back over to the garage and they'll put an inspection sticker on it.

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  6. 7 hours ago, Hayseed said:

    I think She'd be Barely Legal.. Otherdog..


    Those old 300's were a good Motor. Dad had one in a F700. It got a bit Tired so he put a 351 in It. .

    All he gained was the V8 Burble.. Didn't seem to Go all that much Harder...

    I picked her up and put her in the cart, but Zina made me put her back.

  7. ...and I don't think the owner was trying to "put one over on me" at all, I think he's a straight up guy.

    Unlike the kid I bought the Dodge from, I think he saw me coming. I doubt that Dodge just started doing that, I think he knew it, but he never mentioned it, and that's why he wanted to get rid of it. 

    But Ford guy said he would put the new battery in,  before I even asked him to, and he told me about the power steering leak and that he didn't use the rear gas tank because it leaked when you filled it all the way up. He had never even looked into what was leaking he said, he just never used it.

    So here's a girl in a shopping cart -


    He just added fluid to the power steering periodically,  just like I was intending to do. It wasn't like it was pouring fluid out, it was pretty much just a drip. I didn't know it wouldn't pass inspection like that. I didn't know the rusted floor wouldn't pass either, he had floor mats, or an old mud flap or something over it.

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  8. I hope it does me well, I always heard that they were good engines. I'm thinking that the way my luck goes though I'll put all these new parts on it and it'll drive like a new one and the engine will come apart on the way home. It's showing 34,000 miles but the odometer doesn't work, so I hope it's 134,000 instead of 2 or 334,000.

  9. On 10/13/2021 at 7:23 AM, Dirtymilkman said:

    I'm not anti mask or anti vaccine. People should just be respectful around other people and not sneeze or cough into the air and wash their hands. But one thing you gotta realize, 700,000 people did not die from covid here. The numbers are inflated. They were counting every death due to it. My buddies uncle had a heart attack, the death certificate read, "died due to complications from covid".  Our cancer deaths and heart disease deaths were at an all time low, no one died from influenza, nobody died from pneumonia, it was all covid. This is absolutely a real disaster but for some reason our government is trying to scare the shit out of us. 

    I noticed that they said Colin Powell died from complications due to covid. The man was 84 years old, and he also had multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is what my wife died from in 2005. It's a cancer of the blood, it gets in the bone marrow, it's in the lukemia family, it pretty much destroys the immune system, and there is no cure. Yet he died from complications due to covid.

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  10. 10 minutes ago, mowerman said:

    wow,,,,some mighty fine looking iron,,,thanks for the post...looks like you probably saw farmer52...bob

    yes, I talked to him. He was zipping around on his golf cart all weekend!

  11. Nice prep work, looks great!..also looks like it will be easier to assemble than this 5 drawer dresser in this box laying on this floor, the instruction book looks like a phone book!

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