More Torqueflite 727 info

Our quest for information on how to rebuild the T-407 (Torqueflite 727) transmission in our Scout II continues.

T-407 Transmission and Dana 20 Transfer CaseI have found the following links on the Internet that I would like to share with you:

http://www.allpar.com/mopar/transmissions/torqueflite-tom-hand.html

http://www.allpar.com/mopar/torqueflite.html

http://www.mopar1.us/727rebuild/

We got the Transmission and Transfer Case out of the Scout last night and started cleanup.

The Fifty Dollar Paint Job

Maybe some of you have seen this before, but I just found it searching the internet and found it interesting.

The Fifty Dollar Paint Job

The guy has pictures of it three years out and I have to say, it doesn’t look bad in the pictures.  I can’t say for sure what it looks like up close, but for some of the old trucks we drive around just for fun, it might not be a bad option.

RustyBucket

Do it yourself Auto Body Education

We have been burning the midnight oil so to speak hear at Classicpickups.com.

We have done a couple of Frame Off restorations and some partial restorations in the past.  When I say we I mean I and Brad have done most of the cleanup work and mechanical work.  The body work was left to the body shop.

Body Panel Replacement DVDIf we want to continue to do any more restorations, we are going to have to learn to do the body work ourselves.  Like most of you, we can’t afford to drop $10,000 to $15,000 each time on a high quality paint job.

So we have been scouring the Internet and looking at this book and that book to get information on body work and painting.  We know it is probably just a matter of getting over the fear of doing it.

We finally found Kevin Tetz’s Pantucation.com website.  If he looks familiar, you have probably seen him on Spike TV’s powerblock shows.  Brad purchased his whole line of DVD’s and I have been watching them at night before I doze off.  I have to say the tips are great and I feel a lot more confident about doing some body work on one of Brad’s projects and ultimately on the Scout II project.

I would reccomend you get your hands on a copy of his DVD’s and go over to the web site and log into the forums.  Kevin answers a lot of the questions posted himself.

Ultimately over the next 6 or so months we will find out if he can teach an old dog like RustyBucket to do body work and paint an old truck.

Till later.. RustyBucket

Gallery Update

I have moved all the files over that used to be in the gallery on the old web site.  It will take me a few more days to get the descriptions and owners attached the the pictures.

So please be patient if you see a picture of your truck in the gallery, but it is not identified.  After a couple weeks if it still isn’t correctly identified, use the contact form to let us know.

RustyBucket