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Zerksy 03-17-2021 10:18 PM

1991 Driveway Revival to Daily Driver
 
Ever been driving down the road and seeing something sitting unused and weathered, and thought, "man I would love to get something like that back on the road."? Who am I kidding, I'm sure many of you have, but I had a feeling to leave a note asking about this truck and within hours I had my hands on this old truck, a faded red 1991 D21, tucked away at the end of a dead end street in nowhere South Carolina. Also, found out I was the first to inquire about it since it had been parked in 2013, due to some minor issues and the driver of the truck sadly passing. Seeing it had 126k on the dash and the somewhat solid shape the truck looked to be I knew I couldn't back away. Ran to the bank and came back with a trailer. Looking to turn this into a daily so I can park the gas hog of an Xterra I drive everyday. So far, had an electrical gremlin that would run away with all of the power when I turned the key to start. Pulled the starter, which had been recently replaced. Pushed the new parts store employees out of the way to test it myself (worked at AZ for 5 years and they need serious help) and it tested fine. Put it back in, and it lives. Pulled plugs to let a little mystery oil say hi to the rings and now I'm waiting for a fuel pump to be delivered. Going to pull the bed this weekend and poke around a bit more. Here are a few pics in the meantime. And I had to make Jeff the Opossum move out before I brought it home.
https://i.imgur.com/5e4Gk6ul.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/iU8p3hIl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Eo5bLAPl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RcoOJjbl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/CN1tnb2l.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/PPK0frpl.jpg

Midnight Tech 03-18-2021 03:33 AM

Excellent find, sir! Truck looks like it was well taken care of before it was parked.
I'd hold onto that "Auddie Brown Chevy" pate from the front of the truck since that dealership closed - you might find someone who may be interested in buying it.
Hopefully you didn't upset Jeff the possum too much by moving his house, and you found him a good home.

Pinstripe 03-18-2021 09:04 AM

Those rims are cool, and I like the way the wheels stick out. I have a 1991 as well, with the darn tachless instrument cluster.

How did you get the opossum out? That reminds me of the Junkyard Digs Fiat episode.

jp2code 03-18-2021 10:38 AM

Great job! I hope you got a good deal on the truck too.

The neat thing about a possum is how they like to play dead when you find them (unless they are rabid). Usually, you can grab them by their tail, they will curl their tail around your finger for you, and you can carry them off somewhere to set them down.

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Originally Posted by Midnight Tech (Post 546766)
Hopefully you didn't upset Jeff the possum too much by moving his house, and you found him a good home.

It's South Carolina. Zerksy may have had Jeff for dinner.
:p

Zerksy 03-18-2021 12:01 PM

I'll definitely keep the tag, even though the lady said they were thieves. And the rims are some 15" American racing rims but not sure what type. I like how they look as well. I poked Jeff with a broom stick until he ran away. He seemed extremely reluctant to leave, but he snarled at me a little too much to want to get close. Was an interesting encounter considering it nearly gave the seller a heart attack.

Zerksy 03-18-2021 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by jp2code (Post 546775)
Great job! I hope you got a good deal on the truck too.

The neat thing about a possum is how they like to play dead when you find them (unless they are rabid). Usually, you can grab them by their tail, they will curl their tail around your finger for you, and you can carry them off somewhere to set them down.



It's South Carolina. Zerksy may have had Jeff for dinner.
:p

Is it bad every time someone I know says there is no such thing as a longbed hardbody, I go through the effort to find those photos of you towing your tractor to show it to them

jp2code 03-18-2021 03:19 PM

I don't always pull tractors.

https://i.imgur.com/VA947x9h.jpg

Zerksy 03-18-2021 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by jp2code (Post 546785)
I don't always pull tractors.

https://i.imgur.com/VA947x9h.jpg

love it haha. guy at a trailer manufacturer here has one and didn't know the difference. kind of wish he would let it go

89'HBV6 03-18-2021 07:39 PM

Sweeeeeet!
 
Nice snag! :thumb: How much?

I do luv the simple things... like a truck without all the bells and whistles. Lots less to "fix"!



:drink:

Zerksy 03-18-2021 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by 89'HBV6 (Post 546792)
Nice snag! :thumb: How much?

I do luv the simple things... like a truck without all the bells and whistles. Lots less to "fix"!



:drink:

800 doll hairs brought her home. I couldn't walk away. Speaking of bells and whistles, not having power steering on it doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would


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