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Our 2002 Ford E-350 has 100k miles and is starting to show its age.
The first thing we walked up to was this pile o brakes, which brings us to our first point. Looking for a dual groove pulley?
If you are into the 60-66 trucks, then this might be the row for you, and there were plenty to choose from. The 67-72 models had a smaller presence at Turners because a lot of them have already been taken for projects. Unlike Turners, you cant just roam around the yard, because they have a great group of mechanics that will pull the parts for you. Check out the cool door handles on this 521 Datsun. If you need a complete engine and tranny package, they have those, too. The motors are checked before they are pulled to make sure everything works. Here is another old-school Datsun. Speaking of beds, CMTD has a boatload of them covering all years, like this odd couple.
The infamous CMTD shop truck-what you cant see is the turbocharged, nitrous-fed Z-motor under the hood.
Inside the office lurks the bucket seat stash, so if you want to build a custom console and your bench seat is in the way, here you go. When building a project these days, you will have to be pretty ingenious with your modifications for the truck to stand out from the crowd.
Before you start writing that letter saying you can get a full dash from a certain place online, hear us out. We took some time and scoured two wrecking yards we know of, one filled to the brim with classics and one with all things mini-truck. The first thing we walked up to was this pile o’ brakes, which brings us to our first point. If you are into the ’60-’66 trucks, then this might be the row for you, and there were plenty to choose from. That is right, people, you are looking at a rare fleetside non-Cameo bed for the ’55-’59 GM trucks. Some of the trucks in the yards will be a little too far gone for most people, but looking at this one we can picture it as a Rat rod-style roadster. Not to be left out, this Dodge could be custom with some work. Here’s another truck we should have brought home, just to stuff a wicked motor in. That’s right, it’s a sneaky way to work around the smog laws, but you still have to be careful. Now here is something you don’t see every day, a ’58-’59 Chevy Viking.
Plus, there is a short fleet bed sitting around the corner. Unlike Turners, you can’t just roam around the yard, because they have a great group of mechanics that will pull the parts for you.
Truck girls are a unique breed.