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At Ranger429's request, I have started a build thread for my 79. Hopefully I can do a good as job as Scott did on his.

Here are some picture when I brought it home. I bought it from some guy who had bought it, had a rebuild 400 put into it, and he started to tear it down. (He only managed to remove the top and rear seat and loose them). After that it sat for 2 years, until his wife got tired of it taking up space in the garage and put it on Craigslist. I had been looking for a good canidate for more than a year when I came across it less than a mile from my house. I bought it for 1500 bucks, primed the carb and jump started it and drove her home. :beer





 

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First thing I did was clean up the engine compartment so I didn't turn into a grease ball tearing it apart. Came out pretty clean after 4-5 cans of oven cleaner.



 

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Here is the frame after I degreased it before final tear down.





Yes that is my 77 highboy in the background. Here she is sitting on 40's with no lift.

 

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Heres the tub after it was Sand Blasted. I only had a little rust on the tub. But both doors, fenders and rear tailgate had major dents in them. I found dent/rust free doors here locally. Matter of fact, bronc_17113 donated one of the doors. Plus he has actually stopped by the house and helped me with tear down. The Fenders and Tailgate I ordered of the web.





 

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Got Some Goodies from the UPS driver today.

Stainless Hard Brake Lines from JBG


Emergency Brake Cables, Braided Stainless Brake Lines, and an Adjustable proportioning valve.
 

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make sure to get the lines good'n tight or they leak..:toothless:thumbup

I also bought braided ss flex lines for a 4" lift (i think) and noticed I didnt have a use for the front axle hard lines.:doh0715:
 

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Another black and silver one. Looks close to the same as when I started minus the rust. Keep posting the pictures, I want to see the final outcome. Good luck with the build.
 

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I'm very interested to see the welding on the rear 1/4's.

Thanks for posting & good luck with the build. One of those pics reminds me of when my S/S fuel lines showed up.
 

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Good suggestion on the build thread Ranger. I think this is going to be another great one. Remember take a lot of pics, cause thats what we thrive off of...
 

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This is the longest weekend ever - I got a call from the coater Saturday - he said the frame was done - but I couldn't get their in time to pick it up - So I have to wait until Monday - ARGHHH
 

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Got the Frame back from the powder coater and front locker and leaf springs were delivered today. Just whish lift kit would show up so I can start putting it together.









 
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