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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Knottyhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 2015 at 11:12pm
Smoothy thats not my style

Dat521 its a drum brake truck with V6 d21 hardbody spindles,vented rotors and twin piston calipers. The running gear is a LZ22 with the 1983 280Z 5 speed with 4.375 rear gear. Very fun to drive!
If I do major work I will do leaf springs in the front instead of coil overs so I can bolt up my 84 4X4 Toyota front axle......

When I get it home I will know more of the extent of the damage and what direction I will take to make drivable. In the process of moving so the Goat has to stay on a back burner for a hot minute

I am very thankful I didnt get hurt besides a few bumps and bruises. These ate some very tough trucks and can take a hit.
If it werent from the seats I got from EZ a few years back I probably would have gotten some major injurys, those suckers hold you in and have great side bolsters. Thanks again EZ! Your the man.


Edited by Knottyhead - 03 Nov 2015 at 11:16pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EzCruiser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2015 at 12:10pm
Man, I'm glad you had those seats!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pa's Truck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Nov 2015 at 10:51am
Sorry to hear of your misfortune.  Hopefully, someone with lots of spares can donate to your rebuild.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smooth620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Nov 2015 at 2:35am
No updates yet? I can't wait to see it perched on a straight front axle.
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Sorry smoothy no updates. havent gotten the old goat out of impound due to lack of funds I think I may have lost this one along with all the hard to find parts on it like the Z 5speed,factory tach and offy intake along with some other goodies.
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What the?!
Nnnooooo!! Why did it get impounded? Couldn't it have been towed home?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EzCruiser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Nov 2015 at 11:38am
Dang it! Impound fees are highway robbery imo! How much are the hitting you for? Keep us posted!
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Sorry for no updates on the goat or not answering questions, been busy.

The towing company BGI (big girl incorporated) that towed my truck away from the crash attempted to charge me $175.00 for a 1/2 mile round trip max and I refused to pay that much for so little, the lady also tried to charge me $30 a day storage that I would have paid but didn't.
Long story short I got my truck delivered to my work and didn't pay a cent. I threatened her with a lawsuit that she and I both knew I would win and would put a huge strain on her company. I then contacted my attorney who called her and then I contacted the cheif of police and the officer who is in charge of the towing rotations, both who gave her a call.
The lady made me mad! She was trying to charge me a ridiculous tow bill and the storage kept adding up, I went by three times a week sometimes more and on more than occasion two or three times a day in attempts to pay her but she was never open. On the 19th day after the accident she put a lein against my truck,that got me boiling mad to say the least. The next day I announcement of and asked her business hours she replied 9am to 5pm so I said cool see you sometime before 5:00 she promptly said I had to have an appointment cause she had floating hours.
So all in a nutshell I am not required by law to have a phone and if you run a business that charges money and the bill grows more and more by the day then you must have business hours and someone there during those hours to accept payments and write receipts.

The goat is totaled! I am going to part it out and build me another out of the 3 trucks I have. The frame is twisted, the motor and trans sits crookedy in the hole and the front left wheel sits at what appears to be extreme negative camber, the whole front clip is pushed over to the right.

I have gotten it to were I can drive it. I replaced the radiator the upper control Arm the transmission the coil and a few other things that got damaged in the impact. This little truck took a very hard hit in a 35mph zone, I think the woman that hit me was running 60 to 70 mph.

Here is a picture of the upper Control arm and busted transmission



Edited by Knottyhead - 27 Dec 2015 at 4:29pm
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RIP dear Goat. Your will rise again after your parts are respectfully removed and transferred over to build a more powerful Goat II.
Can hardly wait. .....
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Knotty, I'll need some parts if you plan on cutting it up
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