April 1, 2007Hello! My name is Chad but my username is "straightsix" because that's the engine I was raised with. My Dad, a diehard GM man, always said, "keep oil in a Chevy straight six and it'll run forever" and bought me my first vehicle, a 1957 Chev 1/2 ton pickup. I thought of it fondly today as it took me ALL DANG DAY to change FOUR SPARKPLUGS AND WIRES in my wife's Subaru!
I have a 1988 Dodge Power Ram bought from a "friend" for 1200 bucks. The body, interior and engine are all remarkably good. The frame is rotted. Would I be totally deranged to find a frame for this truck and build everything else that's usable onto it? Over time, as a project? Thanks for your thoughts!