Shifty the singlecab pickup

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by 79pickup, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Been a while since I last posted so thought I'd start a build thread.
    It will be slow and steady I'm in no rush and happy to plod along with it.

    So.....
    The last couple of weekends have been spent making a jig to roll it on its side. This is now all done and can start to work out what's what.
    It needs the usual treasure chest floor repairs the sill,outriggers etc.
    It's one of the usual "it looked quite nice before you started poking around with a chisel" type affairs so will be cutting out all the junk and repairing/replacing.Heres a few pics as we all like those!

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  3. you got to love a pick up!! I've been trying to tell my mrs, that it would be a great idea if I bought one. I'm not gonna give up, good luck with your resto
     
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  4. Haha yeah it's a great idea keep on pestering!
     
  5. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    Rusty old things these 79 pickups :rolleyes:
     
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  6. so your taking off front axle and rear trailing arms just to make a jig?
     
  7. Yes it's all done and on its side now.Everything will be getting the once over cleaned/replaced/repaired then back over to finish the rest off.

    Just uploading some more pictures.
     
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    The sill and floor shown is by far the worst area just the one side really. I think the treasure chest leaked and rotted from the inside in the far corners hence how this is. The cab floor etc looks great but no doubt I'll find something.
     
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  9. Flakey

    Flakey Sponsor

    I wouldn't have wanted a rollover jig anyway, it was the happiest time of my life welding in the treasure chest in a tent on a hot summer's day :confused:
     
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  10. wow ,you have more space...:thumbsup:

    I can only weld on my back , doing upsidown stuff...:hattip:
     
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  11. Hahaha I know what you mean :lol:after spending over 7 years welding on ships in confined spaces I took one look at the locker n thought sod it I'll roll it over. I'll be honest it's not totally needed BUT ive always fancied building one so what the heck:chewie:
     
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  12. Flakey

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    Even with a rollover I doubt you'll get away without having to get in there at some point :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Yeah without a doubt I'll be in there at some point! Something to look forward tooo_O
     
  14. Flakey

    Flakey Sponsor

    In case you don't know already A H Schofields do lots of body parts specially for pickups, good quality too, if you can't see what you want on their website ring and ask.
    Also I was correctly advised on here that Splitty outer sills are required for late pickup.
     
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  15. Great looking pickup, as a car mad kid I remember our Milkman used a blue pickup just like yours to deliver our milk for years. My dad would only use this dairy as they were the only ones who used VW's and as we lived in a very hilly village & in the winter we always got our milk. The coop ect used electric floats & could not get up the hills in the ice & snow!

    I do now wonder how slow a pickup fully loaded with milk would be though.......Guess speed was never a concern.

    Gotta love a decent commercial something very honest about them :)
     
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  16. Im looking forward to following this along
    If i ever restore another van i will deffinatly be using a jig
     
  17. good luck with the resto buddy!
     
  18. Good reg for a pick up "Shift it"
     
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  19. Love the roll over jig!!! that's an awesome idea! :)
     
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