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Old 03-22-2011, 07:44 AM   #1
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Truck Info
Manufacturer: Chevrolet 3/4 ton
Year: 1968
Suspension type: Rear 8" drop on 2600s w/PB arms and x-member Front none (will be static 5" drop)
Front Brakes: Disc
Modifications: stock
Rear Brakes: Home built disc
Steering: Converting to power
Rear differential type: Eaton -- not sure on all details, weaighs about 3.2 tons
Tire and wheel size: uh .... farm tires on 16.5 right now

Color Scheme: mostly faded blue
Bodyman: me
Modifications: nothing planned except for that neccesitated by drop
Paint Type: whatever the general sprayed 43 years ago

Interior ; nope
Color: none
Material: none
Upholsterer: na
Wiring: me
Modifications: will be buckets and some custom work
Air Conditioning: eventualy
Instrument Gauges: tbd

Cubic Inch: 350ish
Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Camshaft: will pick on later
Cylinder heads: tbd (84ish heads now)
Valve Covers: stock
Intake Manifold: Eldo performer on now, have a Victor Jr on shelf
Ignition System: Cheak skipwhite breakerless for now
Exhaust type: Huggers
Carburetor: Q-Jet now, have Holley 750 to replace it with later

Transmission: granny 4
Shifter type: long
Drive Shaft: grimy

What is your name? Keith Fosberg

Please share a few things about yourself. (Bio, family, background, hobbies, your favorite pizza topping, your favorite vacation spot, etc)

Father of a 16yo girl and 13yo boy and 3 more adult children by marraige. I like Football and NASCAR, tinkering with my truck, fantasizing about finishing it and getting fat on the couch.

I'm from Oregon but I never really lived there. I grew up in Colorado and California and now live in West (by God) Virginia. I put some time in the service in tha nation's canoe club defending the Indian ocean from all foes and have worked for several contractors in various positions at HUD for the last 22 years.

How long have you owned your truck? About 6 to 7 years

What made you decide to buy this truck? I didn't know you could get classic Chevies this cheap. I later learned that you can get rusty ones like mine even heaper. lol

How do you store your truck, at home, garage, outside etc? What do you enjoy about your truck the most?

It lives at the botton of my driveway and I work on it whn it is warm enough and my wallet is thick enough.

Who or what was your biggest influence in building your truck?
various members here

What has been the biggest obstacle you have faced in working on your project? How did you/do you handle it?

Money -- Whi says I handled it? lol

What/who is you favorite/best part source? Nathan Porter, so far.

What are some things have helped your project to be a success? This board, of course.

What is the history behind your truck? It's an old farm truck. came complete with a mummified rat in the radiator support.

What do you use your truck for? (hauling, cruising, daily driver,shows, drag racing, work truck, mudding etc):

Uh.... use?

What is your favorite memory with your truck? On it's last run before the resto began the boy and I left 100ft of twin rubber stripes outside the dump. lol

Whats your favorite modification done to truck and why?
shortened the frame to make it a short bed help the way it handled and dug harder

If you had one thing to do over on your build, what would it be and why?

The PB rear suspension -- nathan's genious makes it look as if I know what I'm doing.

What are your future plans for your truck?

Plan to actually drive it again some day .. lol

What words of advice do you have to people who are just starting out with their project? Measure once, cut twice... uh... I mean... you know.
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Decorating the whole town up at a cost of $27 ....

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