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Here's a '75 Trailduster that my younger brother, Cal, recently bought for $200.

The TD has a good 440, and a 727 that needed a rebuild... bad. Despite that, it was able to drive itself onto the trailer... barely. The seller kept the Holley carb, and the TD came with a points ignition that was basically hot wired in as the wiring was so bad, none of it worked.

The main plan is to rebuild the tranny, and swap the 440 and tranny into Cal's '77 W200 (seen on my web page).

Actually, I had gone and looked at this thing with McGuyver, told my brother about it and he bought it site-unseen. So I went and picked it up for him in Ogden Utah.




We pushed it up my driveway, into the shop, then surveyed the task ahead.





So the strip down began.



I even got Cal to get his hands dirty. ;D


His first 440. :p


Yes, I got dirty too.


The top was rusted beyond help, and had to be pryed off.



Just about stripped clean.



And ready to go to the scrap yard. Its free to anyone before Thursday. ;)


We pulled the axles and tank last night. And we finished the little details tonight.


This project only took just over a week working Saturdays and after work. They come apart a lot faster than they go together. :-\
 

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Why are all the 440 trucks you drag home so rusty? :\'( :\'(
 

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Dang TV,,,im seeing something there,,,,it looks alot like my cage did during its rebirth,,,,, ??? all u need is a bender and a welder,,and maybe a chop saw and a grinder,,,and your almost there
 

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whlnwgn said:
Why are all the 440 trucks you drag home so rusty? :\'( :\'(
I'm cheap, and I love 440's! ;D

You can't see it, but the rear quarter panels are rusted out, and someone bolted some sheetmetal over the holes, and cover that with bondo! :eek:
 

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Dang TV,,,im seeing something there,,,,it looks alot like my cage did during its rebirth,,,,, ??? all u need is a bender and a welder,,and maybe a chop saw and a grinder,,,and your almost there
This thing would have been too much work to bring back from the dead.

Another side note, someone tried to tow this thing by the tie-rod! It's bent pretty bad, and looks like a \__/
 

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naaa no work at all,,,,,to build a cage outta it,,,,,kiddin,,,,,the body looked in perfect shape to go tube with,,,and scrap the sheetmetal,,lol looks like u got it more than 1/2 way there now,,,,and as for that tie rod,,,,mine is not quite straight either,,,,i just flip it and bend it back or hit another rock with it,,,,i have a spare but im waitin for real breakage before i swap it,,,,good luck with the project
 

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What kind of shape is the lower molding in??
I did notice a few pieces missing!
Are they for sale??

Olly
 

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Olly, there were a few good trim pieces, but nothing is for sale. You see, I'm kind of a packrat. And with two RC's, two Pwerwagons in the family, and who knows how many future projects, my "junk" comes in handy. ;D
 

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TV,
I understand exactly where your coming from! It never hurts to ask!

Olly
 

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I can't wait till I have a real job and can afford stuff like that. I really want another truck to start another project, but I ain't got the funds to support it.
 

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Did you find that on Highway 89 next to a shop called Bluemils? I looked at one that looked identical to that one (rust included) a few years ago. I didnt open the hood though, I just assumed 360. :(
 

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Did you find that on Highway 89 next to a shop called Bluemils? I looked at one that looked identical to that one (rust included) a few years ago. I didnt open the hood though, I just assumed 360. :(
Well, my bro. bought it from a guy in Ogden that had bought it from some shop for $100 with no title. He kept the Holley and doubled his money. He told me the name of the shop he bought it from (owner was his buddy or something) but I don't remember it.
 
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