Crewcab, What's it worth?

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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby grb » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:35 pm

Thanks for the replies guys. Been looking around and found a local shop that specializes in restoration of suspension systems of classic vehicles. Their website list of services includes re-arching springs. :Thumbsup
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby Hobcobble » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:24 am

This outfit has a lot of items that might be of use to you.... :idea :2cents
http://www.espo.com

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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby grb » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:38 pm

Hobcobble wrote:This outfit has a lot of items that might be of use to you.... :idea :2cents
http://www.espo.com

John :Thumbsup


Thanks for the link John. These guys are in my neck of the woods.
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby slick » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:07 pm

You get that thing yet!
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby grb » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:48 am

Heck no! The shipper hasn't even picked it up yet. I hope by Friday. It's killing me.
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby DocsTruck » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:24 pm

Nice truck!!! I've been running on radials for years and haven't had any issues, in fact, on a smooth road the truck rides pretty darn good. :Thumbsup
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby grb » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:25 pm

So, I bought this truck almost three weeks ago and I am having a heck of a time finding a transporter to deliver the darned thing. Anyone on here have any suggestions or experience with a vehicle shipper?
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby Hobcobble » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:03 pm

grb wrote:So, I bought this truck almost three weeks ago and I am having a heck of a time finding a transporter to deliver the darned thing. Anyone on here have any suggestions or experience with a vehicle shipper?


http://www.pdqautomovers.com/
Talk with Gary Patrowicz. Tell him you're moving
a Sweptline and you got his contact information
from this website and he'll give you a bit of a
discount. I know he's helped a few people out
here. :idea :2cents I've talked with him on the
phone about moving a truck or two that I was interested
in. He also helped out on some hard to find wheel well
trim for my Coronet R/T..... :clap
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby grb » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:43 am

Hobcobble wrote:
grb wrote:So, I bought this truck almost three weeks ago and I am having a heck of a time finding a transporter to deliver the darned thing. Anyone on here have any suggestions or experience with a vehicle shipper?


http://www.pdqautomovers.com/
Talk with Gary Patrowicz. Tell him you're moving
a Sweptline and you got his contact information
from this website and he'll give you a bit of a
discount. I know he's helped a few people out
here. :idea :2cents I've talked with him on the
phone about moving a truck or two that I was interested
in. He also helped out on some hard to find wheel well
trim for my Coronet R/T..... :clap
John



Thanks John. I will call him today.
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby slick » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:45 am

or Uship
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby grb » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:58 pm

Image


Well Fellas, she's finally on a transport truck. Should be in my garage next week. Big shout-out and thanks to John (Hobcobble) for the referral to the shipper. Great guys and got on this quick. Can't wait to take her for a spin.
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby Hobcobble » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:40 pm

Geez..... that was PDQ... :lol: :Thumbsup
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby grb » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:57 pm

Yeah, ya think? :salut
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby slick » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:04 pm

SWEET!!!
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby wally426ci » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:04 am

Can't wait to see it in MD!
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby Jims68 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:31 am

wally426ci wrote:Can't wait to see it in MD!


Another Desert Turquoise on the east coast!! :salut
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby grb » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:35 am

slick wrote:SWEET!!!


Thanks for all your help making this happen. Been wanting one of these trucks for a long time. :lol: :clap
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby grb » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:45 am

wally426ci wrote:Can't wait to see it in MD!



Me either!
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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby grb » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:46 am

Jims68 wrote:
wally426ci wrote:Can't wait to see it in MD!


Another Desert Turquoise on the east coast!! :salut



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Re: Crewcab, What's it worth?

Postby grb » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:17 pm

Power Wagon finally arrived today!

Good News: The transport driver didn't drop her off the truck (but it was touch and go for a couple minutes.) He got it a bit sideways backing it off and had to stop twice to adjust the ramps. My wife got to laughing at me because at one point I couldn't watch. She is a big 'ol bad @#% and is solid. Some surface rust in a couple of spots but nothing bad. Engine fires right up and runs strong. I barked the tires 2nd to 3rd getting out in traffic driving her home. Interior is in very good shape and all rubber seals around doors is new.

Bad News: More work to be done than I originally thought. Brakes are mushy and I scared the crap out of myself when a lady pulled out in front of me. Tie rod ends are shot. Rear springs look ok, but the fronts are flat.Back up lights don't work and tires are shot (knew this already). Dash gauges don't work. Going to be more of a project than I thought. I spoke to a buddy who is a mechanic and he says that she won't pass Maryland inspection with the brakes and gauges issues. Likely going to be sometime summer or fall before I can get her road worthy. I am not a mechanic, so this is going to be a challenge for my skills for sure. I will probably be looking for some advice and help from you guys as this project progresses.

So, for you guys who have done a project like this, I have a first question: My first thought is to make a list of everything I know is wrong, source the parts and just go at it in a systematic way. I'm thinking I have to start with the suspension issues. Sound reasonable?

I know, I know, Pictures...Sorry, but by the time I got it home it was almost dark. Pics in the next couple days.
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