My "money tree" isn't getting near enough rain to produce here in the Missouri drought this year, so I've decided to sell one of my project vehicles to use as fertilizer and pay water bill for constantly having to water it. .
There isn't a 'serial number' tag on the panel so I am not sure of the year. However, it is obviously in that year range and in very good shape!
The frame is the original one I think, but it has had some 'additions' by PO - 5 lug rear axle with open drive line, new front floor boards (street rod type), probably a 71 / 72 C10 front axle (5 lug with disc brakes). Looks like PO was intending to street rod it.
It was a Deluxe model with trim on all fenders and I have some of the trim for it. The fenders are the original ones with factory holes for mounting the trim and are in a shape that would not be that difficult to fix - small tears, very little rust through, some surface rust, etc.
The back doors are in good shape as is the overall body. Rear doors have factory tail light, hinges, and handle. Hood is very presentable as well.
I purchased a 1949 rolling frame that had been blasted and powder coated to put under it, planning to move the rear body mounts from the old frame to make it like it came from the factory.
Also purchased a 1954 235 engine and three speed transmission - have receipts for machine work and new engine parts (have to track them down yet though.
I replaced the rear axle in the powder coated frame with a 2001 S10 Blazer 4x4 rear axle with disc brakes and the front axle on the pc frame already had the front disc set up installed on the I-beam axle. There is a new power brake unit yet to be installed, but will come with purchase.
The pc frame came with all new leaf springs and shackles. I purchased a kit to install the S10 rear axle in the correct position / fender positioning using the new leaf springs on it.
I found a pair of the correct original bucket seats for the panel and will price this whole package two ways - with the seats included or not. After sale of the panel, if person doesn't want the seats in the deal then they will be for sale separately (but only if they don't want them with the van). Price with seats is $6450.00 and without seats is $6150.00. If I end up selling the seats afterwards they will cost $500 for the pair and shipping if buyer can't come here to get them.
Thank you for wading through all of this explanation, but hoped to answer as many questions with it as I could.
PM me for any other questions - I have some photos I've tried to include but not sure if that will work. I have others on my computer and will send them if you PM me your email address. Jay