After a lot of waiting, and looking, i finally found a windowless shorty with a 360 for a great price...well... an okay price.
Drove up last night to Anaheim and she ran great, strong enough to drive it back down to San Diego. Even stopped to grab some food at an In & Out and accidentally parked in a vintage car show, haha.
She definitely has some issues, a lot of play in the steering, like a lot. A lot of oil on a lot of things, she's leaking somewhere, but she's a blank canvas inside and out. So i'll be scouring the forums for some help fixing these things and i'm sure the laundry list thats going to come up.
After she's mechanically sound though and the electric is cleaned up....new wheels, new shoes, lift the rear, bubble window, visor, antennae, shiny new grill...what else am i missing?
and then onto the interior. I'll be sure to update with progress.
But here she is!
Last edited by SlowCompany; July 30th 2018 6:32 pm.
Check the steering box or the rag on the steering issue. Recently had mine done. Good luck with her!
1973 Dodge Shorty B-100
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserve body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming
Yea that’s what I’ve been hearing, going to dive in tomorrow, I have a few buddies that have had to weld their steering box back into place, hoping to get it sorted this week. Then onto chasing down the leaks.
Started to hit it yesterday. Gutted the interior, if you'd call it that. Someone down the line installed a tongue and groove hardwood floor that was rotting, pulled it all out, and the last two screws in the back were 4" long and went right through the floor and into the gas tank. So now i have two holes in the top of my tank i need to address, i had to put the the screws back in to slow the leaking "i was parked on a slant, lost about a 1/4 gallon before it stopped.
I think i should be able to pull it and plug it no problem.
There was pretty bad mess under the floor, oil, grease, glass, wrenches...so i got to scrubbing.
Still going through everything. Valve covers were super loose, hoping that's the source of my oil leakage. Tightened up the adjuster on the steering box and was able to get rid of the slack in the wheel, which was great. She handles good but still having a power steering problem when she's not moving, she rattles and squeals....a lot...whenever i move the wheels with the brake on. I also found i'm leaking trans at a rapid rate, so i'm chasing that down too. After that list is fixed moving on to clean the front and exterior.