1969 Highboy.

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1969 Highboy.

Postby Bill Ramsey » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:54 pm

years ago, picked up a '69 Highboy. It was rough. I could tell it had already been body swapped once. little clues here and there. pulled the body off, sold off or scrapped it. Cleaned the frame up, made a gas tank, painted it, installed a '68 body from a truck i got for free. I rebuilt the Dana 24, and pulled the freshly rebuilt 390 out of my other truck to freshen up and install. Found a Dana 44 front with disc brakes and put that under it. Also swapped in the power assist steering. Im gonna run that to see how well it works. i cleaned and repainted the firewall, had the core support and inner fenders powdercoated, resealed the floor, repainted the kick panels, redid brake lines etc. still putting it together, a little bit each weekend.
Next, I will attach photos from my phone.
1968 Highboy
1976 Highboy
1969 F250 Camper Special
1941 Dodge Power Wagon
1930 Model A Coupe (Hotrod)
1962 Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe
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Re: 1969 Highboy.

Postby Bill Ramsey » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:56 pm

truck as it sits, custom tank, and frame when i was painting it. Notice my custom A-frame cab puller-shade thing.
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1968 Highboy
1976 Highboy
1969 F250 Camper Special
1941 Dodge Power Wagon
1930 Model A Coupe (Hotrod)
1962 Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe
VW Sandrails
Honda ATC's
36' Diesel Pusher for roughing it.

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Re: 1969 Highboy.

Postby Bill Ramsey » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:57 pm

Floor was all rusted out. took a wire brush to it, primed areas with rusty metal primer and cut holes for shifters. I hate POR-15 so dont suggest it. repainted kick panels. rest of cab looks presentable so leaving it.
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1968 Highboy
1976 Highboy
1969 F250 Camper Special
1941 Dodge Power Wagon
1930 Model A Coupe (Hotrod)
1962 Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe
VW Sandrails
Honda ATC's
36' Diesel Pusher for roughing it.

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Re: 1969 Highboy.

Postby Bill Ramsey » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:03 pm

Some Peel and Seal on the floor, it will be covered with the original rubber mat. nice original seat, and progress photo. the truck bed has the toolbox on the side. when installing on the highboy frame, the tool box hit the spring hanger. i loosely put in the rear two bolts to hold the bed to the frame, and then forcibly slid the front of the bed back and forth, denting the toolbox against the spring hanger. Caveman style but hey, it worked perfect. Thats it for now.
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1968 Highboy
1976 Highboy
1969 F250 Camper Special
1941 Dodge Power Wagon
1930 Model A Coupe (Hotrod)
1962 Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe
VW Sandrails
Honda ATC's
36' Diesel Pusher for roughing it.

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Re: 1969 Highboy.

Postby Busboy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:13 am

I like that seat upholstery.
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Re: 1969 Highboy.

Postby Lone Ranger » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:38 am

Nice truck! Looks super clean and straight. Great work!
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Re: 1969 Highboy.

Postby popeyes71 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:47 am

Nice project! Looks like she will be great truck when your finished. I'm really looking forward to seeing the progress on your truck. What are your plans for exterior paint?
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Re: 1969 Highboy.

Postby hfdco4 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:16 am

:yt: Looks like you have a nice truck there sir!
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Re: 1969 Highboy.

Postby Bullitt74 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:30 pm

Looking like progress - I like it :thup:
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Re: 1969 Highboy.

Postby Bill Ramsey » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:00 pm

Turbo-Hot coated at Car-Craft in Riverside.
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1968 Highboy
1976 Highboy
1969 F250 Camper Special
1941 Dodge Power Wagon
1930 Model A Coupe (Hotrod)
1962 Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe
VW Sandrails
Honda ATC's
36' Diesel Pusher for roughing it.

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Re: 1969 Highboy.

Postby cdnwillyg » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:54 pm

Nice! :thup: 8)
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Re: 1969 Highboy.

Postby hdman90 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:14 am

Great work Bill! Keep it up! :thup:
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Re: 1969 Highboy.

Postby Manny » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:30 pm

Love it looks great. Is that a streetmaster 390 intake???
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Re: 1969 Highboy.

Postby popeyes71 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:01 am

Nice,..... shiny stuff! Right on, looks good! :thup:
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Re: 1969 Highboy.

Postby jzjames » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:52 pm

Cab and body looks nice and solid.
You are like me, I don’t have much use for Por15 either.


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