truck is owned by Terry and is a work in progress.
writes as of 12-03:
The truck was sold new in St. Paul, Nebraska. I am the third
owner of the vehicle. The second owner bought the truck
in 1969. The original owner is dead. The dealership
that originally sold the truck is now just a repair shop.
I talked to the guy who runs it now and he thought they would
have a copy of the window sticker on file, but I haven’t
been able to motivate him to find it yet. I’m hoping
when the truck is done if I take it up and show him he might start
looking for it. As you can see the truck has a 383 and 51K
original miles. The body was in relatively good shape.
I had to replace 2 small sections in the floor board and both
rocker panels. The truck was taken down to the bare frame
and I have been rebuilding it one section at a time. It
is now ready for paint and hopefully the body shop will have an
opening in the middle of January. There is one peculiar
feature of the truck. It has 14” rims on it and no
hub caps. I talked to the second owner and he said that
was the way it was when he got it. I don’t know if
it originally came that way or they were swapped out. I
don’t know why somebody would do this though. I will
send some pictures of the progress and I’ll send more when
it gets back from the paint shop.
I added the four barrel intake system. I really plan on driving
the truck when I'm done, so I wanted a little extra power to play
with some of the new vehicles. I also added '69 high performance
exhaust manifolds and 3" stainless exhaust. I kept the original
intake and exhaust for the future and I have an NOS exhaust system
for it. The seats are original and I sent a picture to Year One
and they said they are '67 Dart GT seats, which would make sense.
The instrument cluster is non-heavy duty (no tach), but mechanical
oil pressure. It does have the 4 1" stripes. They are vinyl
tape as near as I can tell (black). I was unable to find the build
sheet. I looked everywhere but no luck. I am currently working
on the steering wheel (white) before I take it to the paint shop.
Do you have any idea how many of these were made? (editor's
note - no idea but not many - i know of two other 67s but no visual
proof of them) Like you said it is the only '67 I have seen
also. What about the value? I wondering for insurance purposes.
I'll probably have around $10K in it when I'm done. I don't know
if to insure it for around that figure or go higher. Have a good
Terry recently sold this truck to David Stallings of Florida.
see new pics below - congrats David, you have a fine ride and
Terry sure found his truck a good home with you!
Terry Drury has purchased the truk back from David!
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|DATA Plate numbers are a progression from earlier trucks.
VIN shown with permission
Photos: (posted 8-2005)
Here are some deatils from Terry on the truck:
The truck originally came with a 383 2-barrel. The drive train
is still original. The truck was sold new in St. Paul, NE
and as near as I can tell I am the third owner. The person
I bought it from purchased in 1969. I will list the things
done to it, some of the changes, and some issues that would
need to be taken care of to put it back to show room original
1) The engine needed to be bored .030" to take the taper
out of the cylinders. It has 9.1 to 1 compression pistons
2) The crank had to be turned down .010" on both the
mains and rod journals to clean them up.
3) The heads were pocket ported and the exhaust valves were
increased in size to the 1968 specs., which I think are 1.88".
Hardened exhaust valve
seats were installed with the new valves.
4) It currently has a Mopar Performance dual plane 4 barrel
intake and new Carter 4 barrel on it. The transmission kick
down had to be changed to a cable type to work with the new
carburetor. I have the original intake, carb, and kick down
linkage. The 2 barrel carburetor would probably need to be
5) The ignition system was upgraded to a Mopar Performance
electronic unit with Orange Box. I still have the original
6) The exhaust manifolds were changed out to 1969 High Performance
with 3" drops, these were powder coated. The exhaust
is 3" stainless steel dual, welded from front to back.
I have a good original head pipe and NOS pipe from the head
pipe to muffler, and the original exhaust manifolds.
7) The cam is a Mopar Performance Big Block original magnum
grind. It is the one they sell for restorations.
1) The transmission was rebuilt with a new valve body, clutches,
seals, and bearings.
1) The box, cab, and fenders were removed from the frame at
the beginning of the restoration.
2) The frame was cleaned up and painted with POR 19 primer
and Rustoleum Hammer Black paint.
3) The differential is the original posi-trac unit with 3.54
to 1 gears. The clutches and bearings were replaced. The rear
end housing was powder coated black.
4) Both front and back springs were rebuilt with new bushings
and pads between the leafs.
5) The rest of the miscellaneous suspension parts shackles,
hangers, etc. were powder coated either cast gray or stamped
metal gray. I went by different automobile concour's restoration
photos to determine what colors they needed to be.
6) The brakes were built with new shoes, drums, springs and
1) The gear box was rebuilt with new bearings and seals. I
think I got the bearings adjusted a little tight because it
is pretty stiff.
2) New tie-rod ends
3) All parts powder coated correct color.
1) Both running boards and rocker moldings were replaced with
repair units, not remanufactured ones.
2) Portions of the cab floor were replaced with replacement
units from Vintage Power Wagons.
3) The interior of the cab was painted and the floor top and
bottom were undercoated.
4) The inner fender well removable panels were powder coated.
5) The rubber weather seal panels at the radiator support
and fenders were replaced with NOS parts.
6) The windshield is new, not NOS.
7) All of the gaskets for the windshield and rear window are
new, not NOS.
8) The gas filler cap is an NOS locking style and the rubber
hose connecting the tank with the filler neck is NOS.
1) The box floor is a little wavy. It doesn't have any holes
though. It was Rhino Lined a matching blue color. The floor
would have to be replaced to make it a museum piece.
2) The tail gate was perfect except for the pivots which were
replaced with NOS units.
3) The tail light lenses are NOS.
4) The reverse lights (housing) and lenses are NOS.
1) The trim is either NOS or very good originals. It was all
polished and the white portion was stripped and powder coated.
2) There is one small connector piece missing on the drip
molding on the cab. I haven't been able to find a suitable
replacement piece yet.
3) The emblems and hood letters are all NOS.
4) The bumpers were re-chromed.
5) The grill is very nice, not NOS but still nice.
6) The head light pie plates are not NOS, but they were polished
and are very nice.
1) The alternator was rebuilt.
2) The under hood electrical harness is NOS.
3) The voltage regulator and horn relay are NOS.
4) The majority of the switches in the Cab are NOS.
5) The battery is a MOPAR reproduction vintage group 24 battery
with red caps.
6) The batter cables are NOS.
1) It did come with 14" wheels and tires from the factory.
2) As you can see the tires are B.F.G.'s. I really debated
on putting original style bias ply tires on, but I wanted
to drive it so I went with the radials.
3) The hub cabs are NOS. I did remove the plastic center piece
out of them, stripped the red paint and painted this portion
blue to match the truck. I thought the red kind of clashed
with the blue body.
1) The carpet on the floor of the cab and over the gas tank
is new. I added extra sound deadener insulation panels in
2) The seats covers have new foam and covers from Year One.
I matched the originals to 1967 Dart GT seats.
3) The head liner is white perforated white vinyl. Which is
not correct but I couldn't find any of the original material.
It looks nice though.
4) The weather stripping on the doors is new. I can't remember
where I got it at, it's not NOS, but it is correct for the
5) The vent glass rubber seals are NOS.
6) The felt liners in the doors for the windows are all NOS.
7) All of the gauges except the speedometer are NOS.
8) There is something wrong with the speedometer; it shows
almost exactly 1/2 of actual speed. I haven't figured it out
9) The radio works, and the knobs and dial are NOS. The speaker
has been replaced with an aftermarket piece.
10) The heater and defroster work fine. The heater coil or
radiator was replaced. The water control valve is NOS and
the control cables and knobs for the defrost control and vents
11) Dome light is NOS.
I'm sure I have missed some things, but this kind of gives
you a little idea on the effort I put in restoring this truck.
The project lasted over 8 years so I had a lot of time to
assemble NOS parts. I can't think of one thing on this truck
that has not either been rebuilt, re-plated, re-painted, powder
coated, or replaced with NOS. I have restored several Chrysler
products and I build them to drive and enjoy, even if it means
varying from original. The truck drives straight and is a
blast. It recently won best truck at an all MOPAR car show
here in Nebraska.
Update 10-2005: David with his new "wheels"
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