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That truck looks AMAZING!! My neighbor had one of these when I was a kid,ugly yellow paint, with the yellow slant six,4 speed, 4X4 with a stepside bed. He passed away and the kids sold the farm. Truck is still sittng behind the house rusting away. I'm hoping to buy it off the new owners.

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Some progress has happened. Brake lines and steering parts has been installed in the engine compartment.

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Next tires, engine, radiator and battery. Radiator needs some correcting because it was originally in wrong position and must be flipped around.

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Crew cab has tires and brake lines now.

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Engine, battery and radiator are still under construction. Hope to get them ready soon.

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Small update. Engine needs upper and lower waterhoses but I don't have any suitable 1.5mm rubber tube. Any suggestion where to find it? A radiator cap in needed too.

My model master chrysler engine blue enamel has dried in bottle somehow and I had to order more from ebay/USA. It 's impossible to find it in Finland.

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Engine is looking fantastic.

The whole truck is looking Fantastic.

For Radiator hose, check out your local autoparts store for electrical wiring.

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For the water hoses, could you use insulated electrical wire? Simply cut to length, trim off the insulation on the ends, drill holes into the receiving parts and superglue in place. You could use some of the aftermarket fittings for a really nice look.

David

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Nice looking job on an ugly truck! Style definitely went out the window on these things. My First Sargeant. had one when I was in the Air Force.

Great work on it.

Later-

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Drive shaft is nearly ready but missing paint and carrier bearing. I made working universal joints to make it easier to install. Exhaust pipe is next job.

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This picture is from restored D100 CSS '66 and engine color is yellow. Blue is wrong color but I like it better than red.

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I think the blue engine is fine. When restoring, you can do whatever you want! My dad's 340 for his dart is supposed to be blue, but he's painting it hemi orange... Doesn't really matter.

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