Startup and performance with the carburetor has been really reliable so far. I had the carburetor rebuilt a few years back by a local shop that specializes in carburetors. I pulled it off my Mustang which sadly hasn't run in about a year because of the parts I robbed off it to get this truck on the road. At this point, I probably need to pull the gas tank out of the Mustang to get rid of the old gas that I never put stabilizer in. If I'm taking the tank out I might as well put in an EFI tank right?
I run errands here and there in the truck. Last night I took the pallet that the SkyJacker lift kit came on to a friend who will break it up and burn it. Driving down the dirt road to her house sure did help identify all the squeaks and rattles that I'll want to eliminate. After putting the sound deadener in the driver's side door I was unable to get all of the door clips back on because the mounting points on the door panel are broken off. I don't think I have any of the front three clips in place so the driver's side door panel rattles driving down any road unless I put my leg against the panel to keep it from moving. The rear driver's side door is also not adjusted properly on the striker so it rattles pretty good too. Has anyone here used fiberglass to repair the clip areas on their door panels?
Anyway, this morning I ran lots of water bottles to recycling and dropped off a few items at Goodwill to get the bed of the truck empty for its next assignment. Carting away this old treehouse that I tore down today. Those are 12x12 posts.
I took the plywood sheeting off and carted it to the dump a few weeks ago. Today was the dismantling of the rest of the beast.
In this pic you can tell that the rear is sagging a bit with all that weight in it. At one point when I loaded the heaviest piece my son said he could see the truck lower as I put it in.
You can also see that I've swapped the rear bumper off my 73 regular cab onto the crew cab. It's just held on with a single bolt on each side right now. I need to buy all new grade 8 hardware to attach it properly. It needs to go closer to the body and up a bit higher.
I also plan on swapping the tailgates between the trucks so the crew cab will have a white tailgate on the yellow body instead of the black tailgate. The white tailgate is in better shape.