What to do what to do...

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What to do what to do...

Postby kodiak61 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:46 pm

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.



Option #1:

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.

Option #2:

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.

Option #3:

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?

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Re: What to do what to do...

Postby PACrewCab » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:10 am

Option 3
Option 1
Option 2

That would be my priority order :D

To have a '59 crew would be super rare and cool to have!
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Re: What to do what to do...

Postby Kyle » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:28 am

I rarely follow my own advice, so take it for what it is worth. Life is short, there is never enough money or time so pick the project you want not the easiest or the one that could make money. I have found that most often you never catch the dollars that you are chasing.
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Re: What to do what to do...

Postby kodiak61 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:18 pm

The 59 is not a crew, its a regular cab.

Kyle I dont ever plan on selling these rigs it just sort of happens. And I sure an hell have never made money on any rig I have sold lol.

I think the biggest problem is I just dont know what I want when its all done. I think the Excursion would be my dream truck, however I have wanted a long bed for the longest time. The 59 is just cool and fits all my needs, so yea I dont know. I sound like a woman.

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Re: What to do what to do...

Postby Kyle » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:22 pm

I had a buddy that put together a 78/79 4 door Bronco. It was a cool rig.
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Re: What to do what to do...

Postby InfoFord » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:28 pm

I have both a long bed 4x4 crew and a four door bronco
both have their uses unique to them

the four door bronco hauls my 4 place snowmobile trailer and everybody that rides in comfort it seats 8 in its current configuration

the dually hauls 5 people including driver but huals my big camper and a trailer with ease thus I am able to justify both rigs

you need to figure out what you will be primarly hauling

most stuff can be hauled with a trailer of sorts

people need a place to sit

so if you never haul more then the seating cap of the crewcab then built the long box crew

if you are inclined to haul more then 6 people including the driver then build the four door bronco and deal with a occasional trailer when needed

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Re: What to do what to do...

Postby 1Bad77 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:37 pm

The 79 is doing great...but I haven't moved it in 4 months....winter time and I don't trust the knuckleheads on the road.

Anyway, Without a doubt I would love to have a 58/59 Ford 4wd....First years for the 4wd and they are hard to find in a condition to be restored. ONce complete the truck would be a head turner for sure!!!!

Second would be the a 4 door Bronc if I had the time and money...drop a 04-06 Cummins, ultimate vehicle.

Good luck on the build....keep us posted.
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Re: What to do what to do...

Postby kodiak61 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:11 pm

Glad to hear your still liking my old 79!

Trent I think you nailed really. I'm not hauling anything. These trucks for me are toys that I use for hunting rigs/exploring fun. I have 4 kids age 10 and under so the 4 door bronco (excursion as I call it as I want to badge and and interior it from one) would be a great family hauler/weekend toy rig.

The 59 will be a me and only me rig, get groceries run around here and there.

I still have the Pinzgauer to haul the kids around and explore in so I might jump on the 59 first, see where that takes me then later get to the 4 door bronco as the guy that owns that stuff here aint doing nothing with it. It will be there 10 years from now if I want it where as the 59 is not something I am likely to stumble across anytime soon.

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Re: What to do what to do...

Postby InfoFord » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:54 am

LOL 10 years from now Prolly pretty much negate the need for a four door bronco for you

plus which is more unique

59 ford pickup

or a 1979 fourdor bronco

I personally would not bother with a 59 4x4 as the running gear is outdated and weaker then newer stuff plus hard to find some of the parts they are cool in their own right but only useful for concourse correct restore

if you have your heart set on a 59 for playing with update it running gear to around a 1976 area for durability and avaliable parts

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Re: What to do what to do...

Postby Kyle » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:00 am

I agree with Trent on this one. The 59 Ford 4x4 is a cool truck, but the coolnees and unique factor of a diesel 78/79 Excursion is off the charts.
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