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stan
stan UltraDork
2/9/17 1:43 p.m.

This is The One

Looks ready to go....

trucke
trucke Dork
2/9/17 1:59 p.m.

Interesting!

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
2/9/17 2:00 p.m.

The body lines are rather good.

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/9/17 2:29 p.m.

That is awesome!

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
2/9/17 3:11 p.m.

appears nicely done

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/9/17 3:50 p.m.

Don't look here. I wonder if the tailgate drops down.

psteav
psteav Dork
2/10/17 8:22 a.m.

That's pretty well executed...but why put an SBC in it?

Gunchsta
Gunchsta New Reader
2/10/17 9:12 a.m.

In reply to psteav:

Best I can tell it's on a GM frame (or at least front subframe) of some sort.

This is a weird beast. I'll follow along if someone from GRM is ambitious enough to make this into a challenge truck, but that's about all the closer I want to get.

Cooter
Cooter HalfDork
2/10/17 5:17 p.m.

In reply to Gunchsta:

Good call.

Whatever is going on under the hood of this hacked up mess, it certainly isn't A body MoPar-

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo GRM+ Memberand Mod Squad
2/10/17 5:27 p.m.

Only info I can find on these is the Valiant Wayfarer sold mostly in Australia, obviously those are RHD though. What do we know about these here in the US?

BrokenYugo
BrokenYugo MegaDork
2/10/17 6:30 p.m.

In reply to Cooter:

Going off the engine swap and steering column, maybe a S10 frame?

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 PowerDork
2/10/17 7:03 p.m.

thank god my wife has planned to change careers so I'm in "slam it all in the bank" mode, or my ass would be on the way with a pocket full of money right now. this thing is berkeleying EPIC and I WANT.

Cooter
Cooter HalfDork
2/11/17 2:22 p.m.

In reply to BrokenYugo:

I'm thinking it is probably some sort of downsize pickup, due to the location of the fuel filler. The wheels remind me of Ford, though.

Cooter
Cooter HalfDork
2/11/17 2:24 p.m.

In reply to EastCoastMojo:

We know it is someone's cobbled together abortion. Look at the firewall in the photo I posted.

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo GRM+ Memberand Mod Squad
2/11/17 4:04 p.m.

Well, you guys know your stuff, it's on an S10 chassis. Used to be on a different chassis and used as a dragster at some point. Gonna need some work before it's streetable. And no, the tailgate does not drop down. In case there's any doubt, this cobbled together abortion now belongs to me. YOLO

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/11/17 4:18 p.m.

In reply to EastCoastMojo:

Killer!

BrokenYugo
BrokenYugo MegaDork
2/11/17 4:40 p.m.

In reply to EastCoastMojo:

Build thread?

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/11/17 4:54 p.m.
EastCoastMojo wrote: In case there's any doubt, this cobbled together abortion now belongs to me. YOLO

That's awesome!

RossD
RossD UltimaDork
2/11/17 5:01 p.m.

In reply to EastCoastMojo:

Like as in the 'buyer' or 'seller'? I am guessing the latter.

We, the GRM faithful, demand more pictures and a build thread.

Edit: you're the buyer

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
2/11/17 5:27 p.m.

In reply to EastCoastMojo:

Since I know you are a lover of these things, as soon as you are ready to drop a Dodge motor in it, I've got a 16v Lotus head TIII 2.2L turbo Dodge (which has been hired to 2.5L) from a Spirit RT ready to go.

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
2/11/17 5:29 p.m.

In reply to RossD:

I think you are mistaken. I think ECM is the buyer.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/11/17 5:30 p.m.

Cool!

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo GRM+ Memberand Mod Squad
2/11/17 7:56 p.m.

Sorry to post and dash earlier, I only had a few minutes between dropping off my project and going to pick up Chuck's project, also purchased today. Chuck picked up a 1985 Chrysler LeBaron woody wagon. It's going to be the perfect sleeper with the motor and rear end from my Spirit R/T.

Speaking of which, thank you very much for the offer on your motor SVreX, if it turns out mine is not as good as it appears to be I may take you up on that for the woody. The Wayfarer Wannabe will probably keep the 305 for now. She dug a nice hole in the gravel climbing up on the tow dolly today. Pics and build threads to come....

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo GRM+ Memberand Mod Squad
2/11/17 8:07 p.m.

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/11/17 8:12 p.m.

YES!!! Is it coming out to the challenge?

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