So I sold my 79 crew back in April to 1bad77 and finally I think I'm ready for another project.
So here are my options, keep in mind that neither one will get done any time soon yet would be fun either way I go.
A friend of mine has a 79 crew LONGBED (not factory, I know because my dad's welding shop did the frame mod) that is complete but not put together. Needs interior, all drivetrain rebuilt, paint and the works. Does come with 60's front and rear though. I could pick this up for around $2k.
Clean body 2wd Crew with all the parts to do a 4wd conversion, same condition as the one above, complete project however the cab is nice. Also a 79 bronco body I could use to try and make a 79 Excursion. I have seen a couple done and always drooled over them, this would take the longest out of the three projects, the most money and headache however when done would be the most gratifying. I can buy the bronco shell and the aforementioned parts for around $1200.
Running and driving 1959 F100 Factory 4WD. Needs complete restore but it is all there, a rust free survivor and it still runs with the original motor. 78k not rolled over on the ODO. Was a Weirhauser truck then sold to a local who only used it to get wood. He wants $1k for this.
I love crews, really love the the idea of a 79 Excursion, however I think I could finish the 59 the quickest and if the mood struck sell it to do one of the other projects. I can only afford one project at a time so doing all of them is out.
What say ye?