Looking for a project is never easy. Whether you are looking for something to build from the ground up, or something that is partly finished, finding the right car or track can be horribly trying. But what if you were just looking for a good beater shop truck? That should be a lot easier right? WRONG!!!
While the new Suburban project is cool, there is a part of me that knows that a beater truck is in order for hauling parts around, getting dirty, driving home from the shop in while dirty, etc. Sounds easy right? WRONG!!! Okay, enough with the wrongs. I thought it would be simple. And maybe it would be if I had a clear opinion as to what I really really want, but I don’t. To tell you the truth, I would roll an older mini truck, a beater late model truck, any number of trucks from the 1950’s and 1960’s, or who knows what else. I’m a die hard GM guy, so for me it’s Chevrolet or GMC all the way with the exception of a minitruck, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate some of the cool options I have found from Dodge and Ford as well. Which led me to this blog item.
Anytime I look at trucks online, I find cool old Fords and Dodges that anyone would think were cool if you pulled up in them at the dyno shop with an engine in the back. Or pulled up to the parts store behind the wheel of one. They are good, and so they deserve some love.
Here are three cool potential shop trucks that we just had to share with you. Some of you will love the Ford, others the Dodge, and some the Chevy. All are cool.
Which one do you like best?
1972 Ford F-250 Work Truck
We believe this truck was a Caltrans or State vehicle based on the color and the seal that has been scraped off the doors. We could be wrong, it could have belonged to a school district or something, but regardless it is a bad ass. Without question. Check it out.
Here is what the seller has to say.
1972 Ford F-250 Service Truck
52k miles (newer motor And transmission)
Custom 3/4 ton heavy duty
Power brakes with dual calibers
The truck Runs and drives
No smog Required
$3000 obo …..open to trades
1970 Dodge D100 Stakebed Truck
We used to drive one of these D100 Dodges on a pretty regular basis, and I always loved them. There is something about an old truck that just speaks to us as car guys and gals, and this one would do a lot of talking for a long long time. It’s bitchin.
1970 D100 stake bed 318 v8 automatic. little TLC be nice truck. Needs exhaust system.$3,000 call or text between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. for more information thanks. (760) 403-0512
1972 Chevrolet C30 Longhorn Camper Special
This truck here just speaks to me. It’s a great example of what is right in the world of old pickup trucks. Sure it’s a little rough, it’s lived in the desert it’s entire life, but it isn’t rotted out and it most certainly has lots of life to give. The fact that the 350 has a rod knock doesn’t bother us at all, after all we can buy a short block for cheap or put gaskets and an intake on a 283 we have sitting in the corner of the shop. Either way would be fine for us. We’re not looking for horsepower, just something to haul parts.
72 C30 1 ton Camper Special Longhorn edition. This is a one owner truck that spent it’s life in the high desert. It has less than 75,000 original miles and is pretty much rust free, solid rockers and floor, clean fender bottoms. The worst is a banged up tailgate.
Has a 350 that has a rod knock and a automatic transmission. Has factory air, disc brakes and a tilt column. It needs a total restoration but is a very solid truck. Clear Ca. title and has been non-oped. (951) 490-2323