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hope this is ok to post here as it isnt a bronco but i know alot of you guys here have both and like the dents. alot of knowledgeable people here that know about these trucks so i figured it it will be of interest

well the time has come to restore my beloved 76 hi boy. ive had this truck for about 5 years and its time to restore it to its former glory and even better. this is going to be a resto mod project as it will have a 94 6bt cummins for power backed by a zf5 and a 205. the right hight will be factory on 35s. this truck will see little to no off road but will see some snow. going to keep the stock axles, the d44 and the d60 but they will be rebuilt and re geared for the diesel as they have atleast 4.56's in them now possibly lower. all the rust will be fixed or replaced as necessary interior will keep a stock look for the most part, it will probably get a set of captains chairs out of a late model 250 or something ill figure that out when the time comes. the tank will be removed from the cab and installed on the frame. other then that its your basic restomod, enough blabing heres the pics thus far as i just started today.

here what i looked like a few years ago


it has since really gone down hill fast body wise. floors are rotten, fenders rotted, some pretty good rot on the bed.

anyway i picked this up a few weeks ago for it


then today i rolled it in the shop and started tearing into it



pulled this ugly ass bumper off, weighed probably 200lbs



then the grille and core along with the doors and fenders and hood




and that let me get access for the gas 5.9 that will be swaped for the diesel 5.9


all i got for today. this is gona be a long journey and im just stepping out of the house but i cant wait for the final product
 

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thanks, quite a mountain to climb yet
 

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Yea id love one of those hi boys, moreeeeeee want to see this bad girl don e:popc1::popc1:
me too but that might be for another year!

i had originally planned to get the engine in and drive it a while but to hell with it, im this far might as well do ir right the first time
 

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I cant want to see some progress on this! Once I get settled I plan to do up a highboy right. I go back and forth about the drivetrain though, it will either be a 12 valve cummins, or a somewhat nasty stroked small block
 

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havent made much progress on this in the last week due to a side job i picked up, hopefully its done with in the next week or so so i can get back to my hiboy.

i did go to pick up this cab today though. all the rust has been repaired on it and it came with a swb frame, maybe ill save it for a future project.
picked it up for 500 bucks, figured it was worth it, will save me a bunch of time.





 

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looks good so far man!
 

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looks good so far man!
thanks, hope to update this tomorrow when i will finally get back to this project. hope to have the 360 out tomorrow
 

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360 out!

finally getting back to this, had a gmc that i had to swap engines on which took up my spare time to work on this but now that thats gone i can get back to my truck.

well this was a little more difficult then i expected but still wasn't too bad. i wanted to pull the engine and tranny as a unit but that didnt happen, oh well. the engine is out, ended up having to pull the shitty headers off to do it but w/e, wont have to look at them damn things any more.




 

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messed with the truck for a lil while after work. i had my 360 set on some tires and a bored and some how it tipped over and make i giant oily mess all over. i think the only casualty may have been the PS pump but im not all too worried since it will be quite some time before that motor makes its way back into anything. so i had to clean that mess up first, then i put the engine on a stand so it wouldnt happen again and i can wheel it around outa the way. that involved running out to get bolts and oil dry but oh well.

i then went on to tackle this POS. my only guess is it was a mount for a plow or something. took the old plasma cutter to it, man i love that tool. saved me hours with the die grinder.

plasma cutter


pos mount with shotty welds



f you, all gone



figured that was enough fun for today. getting some gaskets together and stuff so i can put my oil pan on the cummins and do the KDP fix.
 

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started off the night putting a bunch of tools and stuff away and just cleaning up a bit, too much clutter to work effectively. then i wrapped up the 360 so it wont get stuff inside of it while it sits. then i started pulling off all the wires on my cummins, wont be needing much of them anyway.

most the junk off it


eww


wires!


then i started working on the kdp fix





lil bastard started to wiggle its way out


tapped it back into place


then i "penned" the edge of the hole slightly in 3 places to keep it from coming out again
 
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