This kool old truck has had **** loads of work done since arrival a couple of months ago and will be MOTd, UK registered and taxed on 1st Dec or thereabouts.
It came to me with a knocking big end, so the engine was ripped out and replaced with a period V8 283 cu in small block that was a freshly reconditioned unit and was still in the crate. We had to swap over the inlet and exhaust manifolds, sump, etc so it does have a lot of it's own original parts still there. It now runs and drives superb, very quiet and plenty of torque. Whilst the engine was out we stripped the engine bay back to bare metal and painted it satin black, as well as the underside of the hood. Clutch was like new so was re-fitted. It has a four speed manual floor shift box which works well, no crunching going into gear.
For the MOT it has had a full brake overhaul and got new rear shoes, rear flex hose, front flex hoses. Handbrake cables were all freed off, full system was cleaned, greased and adjusted so it stops well and very straight. Drums all round and all in excellent condition. It also had all the front wheelbearings removed, cleaned out, checked, re-packed and re-fitted. It also got a new left lower ball joint and left upper suspension bushes, and a steering rag joint.
Cab floor pans were a bit rough, so were fully cut out and new panels made to original style and butt welded all round, then seam sealed underneath and the inside of the panels were painted with black hammerite, all in all, quite a neat job and it's now totally solid. Cab and body have dents and patina, but very little rot, just two of the usual spots at the bottom trailing edges of the front wings. Nothing serious, just the outer skin, as the brace and support are all good. All tyres are good, one hubcap is missing.
All electrics work except the fuel gauge which did work, the for some reason decided to read "full" all the time.............if only.............. Heater works and it's got electric wipers too. All glass is good and both doors lock and both windows go up and down, all internal handles are present.
Seat was a bit of a toilet at the drivers arse part, so it got that heavy duty cloth cover that we saved from a truck we restored earlier this year.
It got new Uk spec halogen H4 headlights, a windscreen washer bag, hoses and jets and some new wiper blades.
Ok I can't guarantee it, it is near 50 years old, born in the same year as me but holding on a bit better! But it has that newly rebuilt engine and all work done for MOT with noting skimped on and these trucks drive like much more modern ones with independent coil springs all round. I had it up to 70 in the dock road tonight and it rode over the speed bumps at 60 like they weren't even there!
Price is firm at £7999 as I'm making nought on it now with all that work I had to do, but I will have it delivered to you free if you live on UK mainland. Bank transfer or cheque before it leaves here please.
Jim on 07593 187939 [email protected] or reply through the forum or a pm.
listed here in the traders section where traders are supposed to put their busines vehicles