Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

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Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

Postby davidmiles » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:42 am

I was hoping that after clearing away the thorns and reeds growing up this old pickup, that I would be pleased to see the general condition to be salvagable. sadly mother nature has been too successful at doing her job of pulling back to the earth, the moggie, from where she originally came. Does anyone think I can save anything here. The bonnet looks like a proper pickup one. it felt solid at the edges and springy in the mid panel area. Can anyone tell me where the bonnet release catch is on a pickup.
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Postby alex_holden » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:12 pm

The bonnet pull is under the dash on the driver's side.

Here's the other picture you tried to attach:
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Postby bmcecosse » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:27 pm

With a new chassis and some (well quite a lot really) work - it could be back on the road!
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Postby davidmiles » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:35 pm

do you think? the sills have gone on the nearside, its been neglected rather than mistreated, so its complete at least. <br>Image<br>
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Postby bmcecosse » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:37 pm

Serious project - but because you can get a complete new chassis for these - it's certainly possible.
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Postby moggyminor16 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:44 pm

nice project recon could be on the road again with the dosh and time 6 months
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Postby davidmiles » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:05 pm

ok, what should I offer for the pickup?<br>Image<br>

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Postby aupickup » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:08 pm

i would expect a new chassis, or the old woul dbe possibly to far gone to repair
the floors will almost be gone and all the ills etc
inner wings would pro need repair or replace

so really not a lot or even offered free to get rid

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Postby bmcecosse » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:18 pm

Yep - free to take away would be my approach!
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Postby davidmiles » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:21 pm

thanks I'll give that a go, with scrap prices at an all time low I might seal a free deal, this wings had it, what do you think?<br>Image<br>

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Postby bmcecosse » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:23 pm

Oh - most of it has 'had it' it's a very serious resto, but not impossible!
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Postby aupickup » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:23 pm

i am afraid that most of the pick up front would be like that

i would say maybe the pick up sides were the only thing worth saving if not to bad
can you do a closer pic of that area

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Postby davidmiles » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:38 pm

do you mean the rear body side? <br>Image<br>
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Postby davidmiles » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:44 pm

heres a general view taken from the back.<br>Image<br>

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Postby bmcecosse » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:49 pm

New chassis is £700 - but 'not available' at the moment. You would need a budget of ~ £4000 to put this on the road - and many happy hours of hard labour!
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Postby davidmiles » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:57 pm

thanks minor maniac, its probably the only time happy and hard labour fit together in the same line.
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Postby motherofgod » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:12 pm

Where in sussex are you david?

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Postby aupickup » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:16 pm

certainly the pick up sides look very salvagable

i have seen sides in simialr condition go for £200.00 to £300.00
as unlike van sides there are none available
new old stock van sides do come up from time to time, but i have yet to see any new old stock pick up sides

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Postby rayofleamington » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:24 pm

i have sides in simialr condition go for £200.00 to £300.00
I sold some good ones for £250 - must have been too cheap! No wonder the first guy to ask me bought them ;-)

There was a saveable chassis on ebay last week went for less than for £200. A new one went last week for about £700.
Cab sills and floors are not impossible - the most expensive stuff will be items like the rear bed floors...
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Postby aupickup » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:27 pm

i would think the best route is to find a better chassis, or even a space frame chassis could be made up and then hot rodded
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