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 Post subject: 1979 Top Hand Trailduster
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:34 pm 
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My first post here, I've lurked but never joined. Back in the mid 80s i had a 77 Macho RC and have had a 79 and an 81 Trailduster as well but have been RC/TD free for 12 ears and looking to change that. I'm going to look at this thing to tomorrow. I have. Ever even seen a picture of a 79. It sure is rusty not sure if it is saveable supposedly has the roll bar and a factory CB. It used to have a plow and the brush guard and lights are missing. Looks to have the original paint not that it matters with all the rust. Honestly I've promised myself no more rusty projects but I feel this thing should be saved.
http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/3665875770.html

Anything I should look for in particular? Especially with the Top Hand package.


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Top Hand Trailduster
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:01 pm 
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WOW!!!!!


Never even seen one.

Would be better if it was a desert truck,

but still.


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Top Hand Trailduster
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:29 pm 
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Rare!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Top Hand Trailduster
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:31 pm 
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SOOOOOO?

Did you buy it?


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Top Hand Trailduster
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Did not make it out there yesterday. What do you guys thinkl its worth? I've never seen a pic of a 79 any guesses on how many were made?

My big problem is I've been looking for a rust free pop top to paly with and build in a pre-runner style and this is 180 degrees opposite of that.


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Top Hand Trailduster
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:57 pm 
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It's worth the $1K running. The rust on the back fenders can be a lot of work.........but don't give up yor first idea of a pre runner. These trucks with the Top Hand option are only worth what some one is wanting to pay for it in restored condition. Drive it the way you want and enjoy it. Just tell the story about the truck option (Chuck Conners : viewtopic.php?f=48&t=1142 ).


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Top Hand Trailduster
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:04 pm 
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My first thought when you asked what to look for????


On that one......


The frame. :D

If it is not totally rusted

agreed, $1000 maybe more.

could be a 3$ fuel filter to get it running (20$ pump)?

or??

The steering wheel would be a plus

should be engraved Moto Lita with a Top Hand horn button

good 15/8 wagons

an original am fm cb

would be things that would add to the overall value

as a 79 though

wow super rare!


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Top Hand Trailduster
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:39 pm 
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Truck was sold, I missed it, I was near him in the morning but couln't connect, and had other irons on the fire last night and this morning. Oh Well, I just hope it went to a good home.


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Top Hand Trailduster
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:45 pm 
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Its probably for the best, I have already restored a 79 Ramcharger with all new sheet metal(back when it was still available from Mopar) and don't really want to do it again. Image


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 Post subject: Re: 1979 Top Hand Trailduster
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:50 pm 
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This is the inspiration for what I want to build:
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3914348/1 ... /#15565499


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