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Frame-Off Kaiser - 1967 M-715 Kaiser

Posted in Project Vehicles on July 1, 2010 Comment (0)
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Hard Facts
Owner: Steve Till
Hometown: Tuscon, AZ
Wheeling Experience: 8 years
Favorite Wheeling Spot: Anywhere that won't wreck the truck
Vehicle: '67 M-715
Engine: '80 350 Chevy V-8
Transmission: SM465
Transfer Case: NP205
Front Suspension: Stock M-715 leaf springs with Rancho shocks
Rear Suspension: Stock M-715 leaf springs with Rancho shocks
Axles: Stock Dana 60 (front), stock Dana 70 (rear)
Ring and Pinion: 4.56
Differentials: Trac-Lock (front), Detroit Locker (rear)
Wheels: Boyce Equipment 16x8
Tires: 37x12.50R16 Parnelli Jones Dirt Grips

Typical Fuel Economy: 9 mpg
Other Stuff: Full frame-off restoration done in the northeast before moving to Arizona, about 5,000 miles accumulated since restoration, power steering box from a '99 Dodge 2500, hydroboost from a '80 GMC truck, front and rear axles rebuilt and regeared by Brandi's Performance, Bridgeport, PA, swapped-in GM tilt column, Black Corbeau seats, under-bed mounted battery and battery box, spare tire mounted in bed because Class III hitch interferes, and custom owner-built motor mounts
Estimated Value: Unknown
Favorite Mod: V-8 swap
Least Favorite Mod: Rebuilding stock axles
If I Built It Again: Put a diesel engine in place of the gasser and an NV4500 in place of the SM465

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