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1977 D-150 Adventurer #55767
04/03/08 03:52 PM
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Here we go. I've started to disassemble "Old Blue". I'm hoping to get it stripped down and sandblasted so I can get the body work and paint finished by the end of summer. It will be a slow project but I'm pretty excited about it. More so than when I did my Superbee. I've had the truck for almost 15 years and my Grandfather bought it brand new. I figured I'd share it with you guys for motivation. So if I don't keep up on this, please drop a post to get my butt in gear.

Old Trucks Rule!!!

Mike

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2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55768
04/03/08 03:54 PM
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And another pic.

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1969 Superbee 440-6
1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55769
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Are you going with the same shade of blue?I think it's cool that you hung onto your Grandfather's truck.I'd love to have one of my Grandpa's trucks to restore to keep in the family.I'll keep an eye on your progress!

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: Sidewinder] #55770
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I will be the first.... GIT ER DONE !!!!


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55771
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Quote:

I'm hoping to get it stripped down and sandblasted so I can get the body work and paint finished by the end of summer. It will be a slow project but I'm pretty excited about it.




Mine has been disassembled and worked on for 3 years! Now that's a slow project. If you ever feel like you're not getting enough done, give me a yell and ask me how mine's coming along. It's sure to make you feel better.

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: adakota4x4] #55772
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Looks like a great project, keep us updated.

Small block or big block? What tranny? Are you putting it back stock or planning upgrades?

If you ever want motivation, all you need to do is watch 77440se's build thread.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55773
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yes, i'm very excited to see the new paint. love color scheme.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55774
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Very cool. What dealer did he buy it from? Any original paperwork?


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: LAST440] #55775
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Can't wait looks like a good truck to start with.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: panzerray] #55776
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It's a 360-2 with a 727. Factory air, rallye wheels, and a side tool box. I wish it was a 440 or even a 400 but I'm going as original as I can make it all the way down to the smog pump. The only things I'll be changing is the interior to black and a few years ago I switched the 8 1/4 rear to a 8 3/4. It was a light blue interior but I can't find any good replacements. I'm keeping the original paint sceme. I love the factory medium metallic with the light blue two tone. I've never seen another like it. My grandfather bought it at Carl Burger's Dodge in the San Diego area. When I turned 16 he gave it to me. My friends think I'm crazy spending money on a truck worth a couple hundred bucks but it's a love thing, not value. Besides, I have a value car and it's not fun worring about something happening to it and the truck guys are normal car guys. All the muscle car guys are stuck up and to worried about numbers matching and how rare their cars are. Glad to be part of the truck scene.

Mike


1969 Superbee 440-6
1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55777
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Here is a little progress with Old Blue. I was able to remove the entire A/C system complete through the heater box opening. I didn't want to lose the R-12. I fought the heater box bolts but was able to sawzall the bolts off after the fenders were removed.

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1969 Superbee 440-6
1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55778
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Also was able to remove the interior. Don't hate my floors and the lack of rust.

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1969 Superbee 440-6
1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55779
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Don't hate my floors and the lack of rust.




Too late! Just kidding!Looks like you're making progress! Maybe if I shut this darn computer off, I could too!


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55780
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Quote:

The only things I'll be changing is the interior to black and a few years ago I switched the 8 1/4 rear to a 8 3/4. It was a light blue interior but I can't find any good replacements.

Mike




mike,
have you tried contacting Just Dashes.
they seem to do a pretty good job of color matching interior parts. they would be able to redo the dash hood, glove box door and door panels.
i'd really hate to see blue get beat up by black again.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MachoMan] #55781
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The only things I'll be changing is the interior to black and a few years ago I switched the 8 1/4 rear to a 8 3/4. It was a light blue interior but I can't find any good replacements.

Mike




Please consider keeping the blue interior. Mopaint ibelieve the company was had interior paint that i have had really good luck with. You might not find th perfect shade, but even close would do better than black.

I had a light blue (B1 code) 74 dart with a B7 interior, i had to go a little bit off on the color to what they had but i always got compliments on it, and the paint wore well--or should i say didnt wear off---it was good stuff. I painted right over good factory black plastic panels (after cleaned really well), the coverage is really good.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: 85_Ram_4speed] #55782
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I'd love to keep the blue. Since everything is bad and needs to be replaced, should I look for a certain color plastic to dye or will black panels dye light blue. I've been thinking of taking my door panels and covering them with a vinyl. I'm not looking for a custom look but it could be nice. I've seen alot of cars with the plastic paint and I tried painting a set with the black to see if I liked. I'm not to sure I like it and it seemed to scratch easy. I have kids and things get scratched fast. It was also a little to shinny. A long time ago I had a spray in bedliner buisness and I shot a set of panels and some dash pieces to see what they would look like. Needless to say, I'm still looking. The picture is of the bedliner interior. I'm hoping that someone on this site would chime in and say they have a set of light blues

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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55783
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Quote:

Also was able to remove the interior. Don't hate my floors and the lack of rust.







Wow ..so thats waht the fkoors should look like(LOL)


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: panzerray] #55784
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A little progress.


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1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55785
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One more.

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2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55786
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Looks like some good progress.

Over the last week I did all my interior plastic (dash, door pannels, glove boxdoor and kick pannels) with SEM paint.

It's supposed to be pretty good for plastic, but a bit pricey at $10 bucks a can (took about 1 can per door pannel). I did like the way it sprayed on and it's pretty much a satin fnish. One of those things though...I'll tell you how good it is in 5 years or so.


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