I found this gem on the "Market Place" a couple weeks ago. Mrs. Rod said "NO WAY" are you bringing that piece of junk to our house. I was somewhat dejected, since I've been hankering to get a new project. The PO sent me a message a week later saying he dropped the price to $2000. I asked Mrs. Rod if I could get it, and after a bit of hemming and hawing, it is now in my driveway. Mrs. Rod is Japanese, so I figured that I better give it a Japanese name. Kogai means suburban in Japanese. The Kogai started its life as a 67 3/4 Ton 4x4 Suburban. The PO replaced the body with an apparent 1968 body tub and absconded with the right front fender, inner fender and hood hinge.
Condition as bought on November 24, 2019.
Not currently running. Engine turns by hand (and a strap wrench).
Rusty quarter panels. two flat tires. Rusty front floors.
Many loose parts; seat, steering column, the entire body, hood. Front bumper is (bent) and off the truck. One rear hatch support is loose. Cowl off. Wipers off. Right exhaust manifold is off. Drivers door hangs down a bit (along with the wonky latch).
Missing parts: Right front inner and out fenders, one hood hinge, rear seats, jack and handle, air cleaner lid wing nut, rear bumper, gas tank, ignition switch. Door locks. keys.
Broken parts: Both front door latches and handles are wonky. Left rear window broken. Windshield cracked.
Trim level: It looks pretty basic, no extra chrome on the sides, metal inside door panels.
Engine: Is out of a 68 Nova or Chevelle 275HP 327. The engine suffix is T??09EE Vin code next to suffix is 1???09230 (it's hard to see because I'm afraid the loose hood will fall on my head). Casting number 3914660.
Heads: Camel hump 8917291 GM4.
Transmission: 4 speed Manual SM420.
Transfer Case: (According to PO) is a Rockwell T-221. (See picture).
Rear End: Eaton ?? Bolts.
Front Differential: Unknown.
24 Nov 2019 -- 68 Right front fender, two door handles, door hinges, this came with a w/spare 68 left front fender, cowl, another bent front bumper, a grill, and a bucket of loose parts.
25 Nov 2019 -- Inner fender (wheel house).
27 Nov 2019 -- 72 bed trailer w/ 3/4 ton axle, two nice tires and a rear bumper.
I found that my radiator support is missing quite a bit of metal under the battery box. I'll be using the one I got with the 68 front clip.
I found a set of 2004 Chevy alloy rims tonight and will pick them up in the AM.[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/13089/filename/IMG_4360.JPG