This truck was bought new by my brother, Tony. He kept the truck in great condition and always kept it clean. In September of 1992 we was in a fatal car wreck. The truck then sat for several years at my parent’s house. I watched the truck year after year go downhill and waste away, sitting out in the weather. So one day I asked dad if we could do something with it. I ended up with the truck in 2003.
Over the next few years I began the process of getting it back in shape. Since the beginning of 2015 I was able to give the ’86 a complete overhaul and bring it to the condition I always dreamed it could be. I added a 2002 6.0LS engine with the FiTech harness and stand alone computer. I have a 350 transmission. I kept the A/C working as I used the LS A/C compressor and adapted the lines to work with the condenser and evaporator. We replaced the carpet and all weatherstrips and gaskets, and recovered the seat. Upgraded all the exterior lights- all the lights and interior parts I purchased from LMC.
The body was repainted about a year ago. We stripped it completely gave it a fresh coat. I stayed with the original wheels as I haven’t seen anything that really caught my eye. I mounted a set of 33x1250x15 BFG all terrain tires. The truck runs and drives better than new. I recently drove the truck back to NC for my parents and sister to see.