My new R180


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Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:58 pm

Re: My new R180

After 4 very lengthy visits at the DMV, I have papers showing the truck to be legally mine. And this was with a notarized bill of sale and Connecticut registration from last owner. No bond was required.
This is why I don't mess with lost title trucks, it's even messier.
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1954 Buick Roadmaster
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

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Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:58 pm

Re: My new R180

20 years ago I wouldn't hesitate to bring home an old truck or bike that had no title. Now the State of New Mexico has clamped down so tight that it is nearly impossible now to get a title for anything that is missing one. Sadly these days I have to consider a no title vehicle as parts only.
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Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:52 pm

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Today I said goodbye. Shes headed for farm life about an hour away.
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1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse
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Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:50 pm

Re: My new R180

wndsofchng06 wrote:Today I said goodbye. Shes headed for farm life about an hour away.


A minute of silence for the loss.. :(

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Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:23 am

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1953 L-Series truck
1954 Buick Roadmaster
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

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Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:24 am

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dean466 wrote:
wndsofchng06 wrote:Today I said goodbye. Shes headed for farm life about an hour away.


A minute of silence for the loss.. :(

Dean


Lol. Been trying to scale back a bit. Too many projects, too little time/money. Since I've done nearly nothing on this project in over a year, it was time. It was bigger than my shop and tools were really set up for too.
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1953 L-Series truck
1954 Buick Roadmaster
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

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Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:29 am

Re: My new R180

Living in the reality of money, time, and space... Good luck with your other projects. Thanks for all the contributions. The R140 project is really cool! Looking forward to the next post.

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Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:41 am

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pkfj wrote:Living in the reality of money, time, and space... Good luck with your other projects. Thanks for all the contributions. The R140 project is really cool! Looking forward to the next post.

Yea! My next one will be a more "standard" size. Ive got two really nice L bodies. Thinking about building a cummins truck.
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1954 Buick Roadmaster
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

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Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:36 am

Re: My new R180

Before you start your Cummins truck write down the estimate of the cost of each major part and add an additional $1000 on a note pad. Add to your list what you are able to spend each month. Do the math and you will have a time. You will need to add to this list any upgrade estimate for tools.
Here is my IHC crewcab cost list.
R series crewcab $3500
R150 frame $1000
Cummins B 24 valve engine $4700
NVG 4500 transmission $1550
NVG 241dld transfer case $1400 +:shipping
Front and rear Dana 60 axles $2700
Miscellaneous suspension pieces $2000 (springs shocks) add another $2000 for air springs suspension, compressor and control valves.
Miscellaneous fasteners $500
Steel from Metal Supermarket $500
Welder consumables $500 You will need a good welder (eg: Millermatic200. I bought a used one for $1500 thirty years ago )
Body and paint DIY $1000, Professional shop $2500 - $24,749.03 for my Ford
American Autowire kit $750
Miscellaneous clips and crimp on wire lugs $200
Autometer gauges $500 - $1000
Fuel tank and fuel filters $500
Upholstery: I bought a used JUKI sewing machine for $500 and DIY.
Upholstery materials $500 -$5000
This is a basic list of materials I have paid out of my not smoking savings. ($130,000 over 38 years )
If you smoke or drink add these expenses to the cost.
This is my reality check list in real numbers. My 1940 Ford was paid out 35 years of banked overtime at work. The Ford has cost more than a hundred thousand dollars. It went over the estimate, a little.
A person might be able to buy some of the parts for less, but this does not reduce the need for a written budget estimate.
Don't forget to estimate a build time, then double it. I am dealing with old age and this is a serious consideration.
You do the addition for the baseline costs. This is a no BS list. I have the receipts for payment.
I would rather have tools I do not need than to need tools I do not have
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Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:51 am

Re: My new R180

nikkinutshop wrote:Before you start your Cummins truck write down the estimate of the cost of each major part and add an additional $1000 on a note pad. Add to your list what you are able to spend each month. Do the math and you will have a time. You will need to add to this list any upgrade estimate for tools.
Here is my IHC crewcab cost list.
R series crewcab $3500
R150 frame $1000
Cummins B 24 valve engine $4700
NVG 4500 transmission $1550
NVG 241dld transfer case $1400 +:shipping
Front and rear Dana 60 axles $2700
Miscellaneous suspension pieces $2000 (springs shocks) add another $2000 for air springs suspension, compressor and control valves.
Miscellaneous fasteners $500
Steel from Metal Supermarket $500
Welder consumables $500 You will need a good welder (eg: Millermatic200. I bought a used one for $1500 thirty years ago )
Body and paint DIY $1000, Professional shop $2500 - $24,749.03 for my Ford
American Autowire kit $750
Miscellaneous clips and crimp on wire lugs $200
Autometer gauges $500 - $1000
Fuel tank and fuel filters $500
Upholstery: I bought a used JUKI sewing machine for $500 and DIY.
Upholstery materials $500 -$5000
This is a basic list of materials I have paid out of my not smoking savings. ($130,000 over 38 years )
If you smoke or drink add these expenses to the cost.
This is my reality check list in real numbers. My 1940 Ford was paid out 35 years of banked overtime at work. The Ford has cost more than a hundred thousand dollars. It went over the estimate, a little.
A person might be able to buy some of the parts for less, but this does not reduce the need for a written budget estimate.
Don't forget to estimate a build time, then double it. I am dealing with old age and this is a serious consideration.
You do the addition for the baseline costs. This is a no BS list. I have the receipts for payment.


Yea I believe it. Things add up quickly! Good points!
Matt H.
My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1954 Buick Roadmaster
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse
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