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1986 Three Door Pickup.
The crew cab, or three-door pickup, was imported into the US up until 1971. I spent the summer of 1989 looking to purchase
one of these models without much luck. I covered a lot of the state and found a few but they were all basket cases. As fate
would have it I found my '86 in the local Trading Post classifieds. It had been in there for six months without any calls.The
original owner had it imported from Canada to use in his carpentry business and was in very good shape for a "work truck".
There are only a handful of these vehicles in the US these days.
The paint was a bit chalky but a night of buffing and a couple coats of wax brought it back to within 95% of new. The slats
in the bed were rotted because they had been covered with a heavy rubber mat since day one. I made a jig for my table saw
and soon some one by twos were transformed.
This has been a very reliable vehicle for me; not once stranding me. Currently there has been over 200,000 miles logged
on the original engine.

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Fourteen years of faithful service
rewarded with a fresh coat of paint.

Front view with ATC tower in background .

Driverside ; note dropside in down position.

New tires, fresh paint, new engine is in the works.

Home made, clear oak slats
with lots of polyurathane.

Not bad for 200K+ miles! Original engine too.

Here is my 1960 356 T-5 Porsche. I purschased her
totaly dissasembled from someone who had
started a "restoration".

Deviations from stock: Dual WEBERS,
12 volt upgrade and homemade third brake
light peeking out under lid. . Here you
can see I am experimenting with
crankcase ventalation.

Note remote oil filter peeking out of rear, left fender.
Eventually I would like to replace four-to-one collector with OEM muffler.

Here is a gadget I made that reads the output of an O2 sensor.
I am experimenting with stychometry readings.
The semi-circle of LEDs monitors the generator output voltage.
This is just a prototype.

Here is another gadget I made. It is a zero to one volt meter with a ten LED display. It continously monitors the output of the Oxygen sensor. A surprising amount of data can be gleaned from the apparent movement of the LED. It is small enough to fit inside the switch blank below the emergency flasher switch.

WBX engine rebuild in the works.
Note proposed oil sensor location.

Installation of remote oil sending unit under coil. I tapped
two exsisting holes there and used a pair of muffler style
clamps to hold the sensor. Note metric-to-NPT adapter
to hook up line.

Latest image sporting new windshield and bra.

This is an auxilary fuse panel I installed to power the
countless gadgets I install. The large red wire goes to
the battery. If I had it to do again I would mount it under
the dash. Purchased at FLAPs.

Ultimate Engine Upgrade!

Upgraded to alloy wheels and 215/75 Kuhmo tires.

Auxillary fuse panel.