I bought this truck in a deplorable state; many areas of rust, rotten wellside, rusty standard (and mismatched between years) steel rims, blown lights, cracked interior, leaking manifolds, retreaded tires from 1985 and so on. It was a pretty crap buy, even for 1500, and with hindsight I would have been better off to buy something already partially restored. But I'm in the thick of it now and there is no turning back.
Here are some pics of the truck in it's original state.
IMG_0119 by c, on Flickr
Visiting Matakana Island, Puni's Farm. A very bad surf day, wouldn't want to advertise how good it really gets.
And finding out just how light the little beauty is once stuck! Notice my levering system needed only the weight of a fence post to lift the back end. Dug it out in 30 minutes using FCS G5 surfboard fins.
IMG_0126 by c, on Flickr
More pics and updates to come. Quite a bit has happened in the last few weeks but I thought I'd give some background first.
By the way, if any kiwis reading this have RN** parts please PM me as I'm on the hunt. Cheers