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Old 12-04-2008, 09:31 PM   #1
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Well, Ive decided to make a build thread, About a month ago, I got my drivers licence (16), wanted a lil toyota pickup truck for along time, dad talked me into the truck I have now..a few houses down, an elderly gentleman had my truck in his yard for sale $2500 OBO..went and looked at it..didnt like it, came home looked at fixed up models...and since then,fell in love. Few days later, went up and offered him and his wife 1500 cash...and after a lil chit chad, they accepted, went home started cleaning it up a bit..discoverd a lil rust..and the paint cleaned up good with some polishing wax....a few dings and stuff...but watcha expect I only gave 1500 for it! Get made fun of quite often for driving the 'blue goose' or as i like to call it, the 'rice rocket' lol. But heres some pics..havent really done anything..to make it look better yet..
1968 Baby blue LWB bout 80,000 orig. miles (well a lil less) [IMG][/IMG]2wd 3 on the tree ________ motor. Different motor than original, a lil bit newer, (so ive heard) rebuilt motor. Was at sonic the other day..and a older lady next to me rolled down her window and hollered, 'what kinda truck is that?' 'a 1968 chevy' i replied, 'do you like it' 'oh yeah, its a very pretty truck, for somereason i thought it was older though' 'THANKS' alotta people dont care for it much...
but so far all ive done is clean it up best as posible, pull the trim off, bunch of new stuff under the hood...pull the junk speakers out from under the seat....and the 6cd changer...pulled the head unit and for now have the wiring ran into the glove box.....lookin to get new bumpers mirrors fix all the incab rust and patch the trim holes up and get a decent radio (dash was cut by man b4 me) and some kick pannels or cut the doors for speakers...thanks yall! john














^^thats of dads project that he aint started in 2 years lol tis been in the family since 53 gonna make it a true 'rad rod' maybe restore it or streive for the patina look lol
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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Re: "Rice Rocket'

I wouldn't be able to make myself pull off that trim. 67-68 trim is beautiful.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:39 PM   #3
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Re: "Rice Rocket'

Uhhhh..I just threw up in my mouth a little...please tell us your plans for the truck, and please please please tell us you want to change the color asap! Congrats on the buy though-these trucks are fun as hell to build up...and stay motivated, mine was waaay worse off when I got it!
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:41 PM   #4
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Re: "Rice Rocket'

You "stole" that truck for 1500!

I agree with TX, the 67-68's look great with the trim, plus, it hides the different colored paint. Unless you plan on painting/priming it soon, I'd leave the trim on and get it running/driving 100%
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:42 PM   #5
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Uhhhh..I just threw up in my mouth a little...please tell us your plans for the truck, and please please please tell us you want to change the color asap!
I think it looks sweet AS IS!
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:52 PM   #6
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Re: "Rice Rocket'

I love the color. If you have the trim I thinnk they look really sharp with the factory trim.
I see you are working on the "important" stuff now, the stereo. Ahhh, to be young again.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:53 PM   #7
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Re: "Rice Rocket'

thansk 67chevyredneck!

the color..dont really like it, but its growing on me, under the trim was the orig. color i think....and it'll be sanded primered sometime in the near future...thanks yall, plans are..

new bumpers
wheels tires
paint
fill holes
some good music
lower maybe
some more chrome
diff. seats one day
and alot of other minor things
OH and fix all the darn rust
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:58 PM   #8
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Re: "Rice Rocket'

i think for being 16 you got one heck of a ride there, and i like the color, get a little pinstriping done to it and lower it with rims and you will have a ride that girls will want to ride in!
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:32 PM   #9
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Re: "Rice Rocket'

awww the blue goose yee haw i say slam it and tuck some 22's haha

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Old 12-05-2008, 05:52 PM   #10
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Re: "Rice Rocket'

Nice Truck, I also had people make fun of my 1991 chevy truck but i always told them if they don't like it don't look at it. lol
these trucks are really fun to rebuild.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:39 PM   #11
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Re: "Rice Rocket'

It's probably cheaper to jsut get your current bumpers chrome plated instead of buying some.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:31 AM   #12
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Looks like you got a good start. Good looking truck.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:59 PM   #13
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Re: "Rice Rocket'

ATT!

thanks, btw you live just over yonder from me!

sorry, havent done much to add to the build thread really, well i have its been so logn ago ive forgotten..

getting the heater face on properly po hackjobed it and cut abunch of stuff...
still in the process of getting the radio working po CUT EVERY WIRE BEHIND THE DASH, THEN JUST ELECTRICAL TAPPED IT ALL BACK TOGETHER USING DIFFERENT WIRES!! hopefully when i get outta shcool this summer it should start to pick up alot faster (if i take it apart its gotta be back together drivable to get to school the next AM)

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Re: "Rice Rocket'

Lookin good, why do you call it a rice rocket? It is like the ultimate anti-rice rocket.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:58 AM   #15
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i think for being 16 you got one heck of a ride there, and i like the color, get a little pinstriping done to it and lower it with rims and you will have a ride that girls will want to ride in!

EXACTLY what I think!
The color combo is so classic it hurts. That truck was meant to have some fuzzy dice, a "couple" extra horsepower, and some pin striping!

perfect for the drive-in. only thing to make it complete would be a bench seat so your chick can get cozy with ya
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:12 PM   #16
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Re: "Rice Rocket'

buddy called it that(think thats what me meant, rice rocket? iono i like it, i get made fun of by lots of kids at school (for the color the age, anything they can think of, a few are just jealous, and the rest just fit in with the others..) one day i'll show them...........

leasst i know i can fix mine cheaper easier than there nissan and toyotas
(not dissing, just saying parts are more $$$)
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Just have a good collection of come backs when they make fun of your truck
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:38 AM   #18
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If your trim is in good shape I would be interested in it - from the doors to the front.
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looks like a great truck for your first one... not to much rust, at least your feet aint dragging the ground..lol
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Re: "Rice Rocket'

Nice buy! great looking truck. Why would the kids make fun of you for having that? all the kids in my grade at school, they drive civics with missing front bumpers and a SICK cowl induction hood and boost gauges for the turbo's they dont have. Not to mention the guys that drive del sol's.
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Great find ! I personally like them without the trim, unless it's in perfect shape which used trim seldom is.

After the stereo, make sure the brakes are in safe working order.

Have fun !!
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dude those kids are just jelous. just kick them in the head. thats what id do. and ya you stole that truck for that price! good find man. keep us updated
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:34 PM   #23
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thanks fellas..right now im just working on fourwheelers to save some money up.....plans are of now, disc drop move gas tank then maybe work on body...aint done nothing to this htread in forever lol....its sad..i just drive the wheels offa it..really need to ditch the 3ott
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Re: "Rice Rocket'

If you move the 3 OTT to a floor shift, it will be much more fun to drive.
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:48 PM   #25
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yeah i know..need to get round to it lol...

hey gotta ?

could i swap in a 4 spd without having to mess with crossmembers? thanks
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