Hi everyone !
I have been owner of a 1969 521 and a 1968 520 for almost 2 years now. I am from Quebec Canada and those 520's are getting pretty rare with our winters up here !
I initially bought an abandoned project in september 2015. It was the 1969 521 with a chevy small block. Was going to complete it, but changed my mind when I found the 520 more complete, original and with papers !
1969 521 :
Here is the 1968 520. Bought it from a 80 year old guy in novembre 2016. He was the second owner since 1969 !!! Truck was stored since 1989 in barn.
1968 520 :
Frame and box are roted out on 520. Doing a frame swap from the 521.
Had to grind off custom small block supports and reweld the originals from the 520's frame. Trans x-member had to be swapped to because they torched the hell out of it to fit TH350 tranny
The result. Got new brakes hydraulics, shocks, bushings, etc. for the front end. Working on rear end now.
Parts truck in background... Old 520 frame and box and guttered 521 cab
I started working on the J13 two weeks ago. It fired up last winter and had good compression. Got stuff for it as well. Complete ignition, gasket kit, water pump, etc.
I'll post more pics of the build pretty soon.