Getting ready to pick it up Saturday. I'm off work for a week with a badly sprained ankle, which I hope won't give me trouble during the pick-up.
A few positives about his new purchase:
Bolt-in front third member.
Factory braced 9" housing (I"ll post pics later after it gets home).
351C engine (Aus Broncos from 80 to 84 had these, then went 5.0 EFI in "85).
C6/NP208 combo (compatible with my current spares inventory).
Already has propane installed and the old fuel system still in situ, so easy to re-instate.
NO power windows.
Was originally a manual and we might still go back to NP435.
Has rust forming in the cowl/firewall joint. This is standard for Aus F trucks and Broncos, due to the poor sealing used at the factory. This will be attended to promptly.
Needs both rear axle bearings and seals replaced, and new pumpkin gasket (all leaking).
Rust in the usual places and a few other spots needing TLC.
Engine bay painted shitty flat black.
needs some SERIOUS TLC all over.
I'll take heaps of pics and start a list once I get it running (may only need a correct starter) and go from there. A trip to the us for some go-fast stuff might be in order, too
More to follow after the weekend.