Very nice, my parents have "68 and "70 half ton chevies that I basically try to keep from falling apart. Having them all fixed up is kind of a pipe dream as the last 10 years has just been me trying to convince them (successfully ) to not sell them every few months so that I can have them and work on them when I have space and money. That day feels no closer now than it was years ago, but I know if they sell them I’ll probably not be able to afford to get back into the classic game for a long time. It’s kind of sad TBH because they used to buy and restore all sorts of classic chevies and did some great work. Made enough money doing it to put the down payment on our house, but then they stopped and just kept those last two trucks.
That said, my mom’s cab has been painted recently and had a new windshield in to fight rust and I’ve given them both internally locking hoods so that the batteries don’t get stolen anymore. My dad’s interior is done and the paint on his isn’t bad, but he needs a new powertrain and rear end. Mom has a solid powertrain, but we need to take her doors apart and do all the internal seals and mechanics there. Plus the rest of the body needs paint and the interior is trashed and the engine bay (on both) could use a thorough cleaning. Oh, and both of them are still on drum brakes, I’d really like to see discs on at least the front. This weekend, we need to fight a bit of rust on one of dad’s doors, we had a lot of rain the past few weeks and I get out there and try to keep the door seals dry, but it’s an uphill battle when no one else seems to care.
If all else fails, I’d like to build a car and go up pike’s peak one day. I looked at the regulations and think I could get a junked engine tuned up and have a metal shop do a chassis to spec for me for a few 10s of thousands of dollars (what with all the electronics and safety equipment, maybe a compound turbo setup, which is gonna need an actual performance computer to tune right). Carbon fiber body and floorplane might be out of the question, but I imagine fiberglass would be close enough and run a lot less expensive.