July 4, 2010heya guys, so the wife and I have been looking at buying a truck to haul stuff, putt around in, use to go to work a couple times during the week, and to serve as a tow rig for the jalopy. Now we both don`t like the styling of modern pick ups and we like the styling of the old F-100s and the chevy trucks from the 50`s, so here`s the issue: we want a truck that can tow (with all of the modern conveinces) and still have the styling of the old school trucks. So my question is, do I buy an older truck and swap in the engine, upgrade the suspension etc. or do I buy a modern truck and swap out the body? Which would you guys do?
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July 4, 2010Andy, I`m with you on that one! I looked at all the new trucks and there`s nothing out there that really does it for me, though, I`m more of the late 70s and early 80s Chevy/GMC truck fan, so I bought an 85, and I`m just going through the whole thing, all new body panels and interior, with a few modern additions, no computors and no electronics to worry about screwing up! and much easier to work on and modify!
July 4, 2010That`s a good idea! Your project sounds cool, you need to post up some pics. I saw something similar on ebay where a guy took a 2002-05 Silverado and put a 1956 Suburban body on it. Man that was a sweet rig
July 8, 2010My wife wants me to get rid of my 82 chevy Crew cab pickup. It is a great tow vehical. It will qualify for California antique registration in 2 years. With that I won`t have to worry about SMOG. Andy I would recomend starting with an older truck you like the body style and put all the modern conveniences. The regstation in California is less strict on older vehicals. Then you can customize it to your liking. Modern engine, Stereo and AC.. The list is endless (kind of like a Jeep)