The Silver 60 - Resto Build

KC Masterpiece

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I have now had some time to crawl around the truck in detail. Jason really did amazing work. Paint is 9.8/10. A repaint will never look like a factory job but this did amaze me. So much better than the respray on the 80.

The frame and undercoating are super well done.

This is not a 100% pefect frame off resto job like Proffits is doing, but for the price I think its a better deal. I wont feel afraid to daily drive when the roads are good and do some light low risk wheeling and camping.

Work is far from done. The interior is still gutted and a front axle rebuild is on the short list. Carpet is here but I have not settled on sound reduction yet. I have a good headunit picked out

I was thankful for the 5 speed on the way home. One of the reasons I bought this truck. Not too bad holding 70 as long as its flat. Actually did some passing on 70 today.

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The 80 got kicked out of the garage.
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Rzeppa

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Before I sell mine (yes I intend to when I buy my 250 series this year) we should do a side by side photo shoot, just as Steve H and I did with our 45s in my driveway several years ago. He remarked that his beautiful 45 was too nice to drop a load of wood or gravel into the bed as mine was rougher. Remember that Steve?

Kevin I just noticed your odo at 164k. When I bought my rust-free Arizona truck in 2011 it had 163k. Mine now has 220k and you've seen what that much mag chloride has done to my frame. It took many hundreds of thousands of more miles to do that to the body of my 1976 FJ40, but the frame on that one wasn't near as bad since back in those days they just used conventional sodium chloride.

I am channeling Steppenwolf. Instead of God Damn the Pusherman, I'm thinking God Damn Mag Chloride.


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmdDMGp8IS8


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmdDMGp8IS8
 

KC Masterpiece

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@Rzeppa we can absolutely get them together at some point.

I do not think this truck will ever see much mag chloride. Having a winter beater is such a blessing.
 
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