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I have a problem . I'm addicted to old Chevy trucks

Discussion in 'Reader's Rides' started by SS396driver, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. SS396driver

    SS396driver ArboristSite Guru

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    20190328_130647.jpg 20191019_145325.jpg 20191014_151140.jpg 20190725_091244.jpg 20190717_151206.jpg Well I did it again twice. Had the 72 c20 but was that enough noooo. I had to buy two more a 68 c20 250ci 4spd granny gear with a 4:57 rear. While fixing it up I bought a 77 suburban . True survivor truck very low miles and pretty much prestine. So the 68 started out going to be just a patina truck but pretty much doing a ground up. The bed wood was from a local saw mill . I planed and shaped it in house . All white oak
     
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    20190728_144443.jpg 20190728_091915.jpg 20190728_091944.jpg 20190728_092240.jpg Now the 77. 100 % original other than consumables. I've never seen a 42 year old truck this nice
     
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    You do NOT have a problem--you have some lovely classics there.

    The only problem being that they're so pretty you may be hesitant to put them to work.
     
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    No they dont work anymore . The most I've had in the 72 is parts that I was selling in Carlisle.

    When I said the 77 had low miles this is the odometer as of this morning
     
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    Wonder how many times it rolled over...:crazy:
     
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    My dad’s first pickup was a 1968 C20 step side with the side mounted spare, 292, close ratio 4 speed, 4:11 gears, single leaf overload springs supplementing the rear coils, and oak floor. He farmed and ranched for over twenty years without a pickup - had an old two ton Dodge. You would have thought he had died and gone to heaven when he got that pickup truck. I don’t know what became of it as it disappeared while I was in college. It spent its later years with a flat dump bed.

    Ron
     
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    None . I have all the receipts from the truck . It had 8k in 2002 .
     
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    That’s awesome!!
     
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    Easy to be addicted when they arent total rust bombs and are beautiful, remarkable vintages.
     
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    I'm picky as to what I buy. The 68 came from south carolina was stored in a garage since 1996 . The 77 was from Michigan of all places but was used only for family trips in the summer. My 72 came from the state of Washington again only used in warm weather. It had a slide in camper all its life in the bed. 20191103_123957.jpg
     
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