A Truck to Break the Monotony

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A Truck to Break the Monotony

Post #1 by desertrefugee » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:57 pm

I’ve been sort of half heartedly looking for a project Chevy pickup lately. Was sort of looking for a runner, and a pre-73, ended up with neither!

I have done an awful lot of classic vehicle restoration, but it’s been a while. Now that I’ve got a little bit of breathing room, I thought I’d pick up another one. Don’t have much of a budget for this one, and it’s a going to need a lot of love. Quite a dilemma. But it has good bones.

75 C10 shortbed, Rode hard and put up wet. Guy and his son picked it up and began a restoration, then picked up a better candidate. Lucky me. Arizona rust in the passenger floorboard, Body rough as a cob but solid. Zero interior. Freshly rebuilt very strong 383, TH400, 12 bolt. Truly the drivetrain is the best part of the truck. Everything else, and I mean every blasted thing needs attention.

Got a bed full of extra bits to pick and choose from.

Got what I think was a pretty good price, but all these little bits are going to add up. Interior and body will be the worst.

It will be a lengthy process, but I’d like to turn it into a driver sooner rather than later. Needs brakes, fuel line, interior, tires for that to happen.

We will see…

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Re: A Truck to Break the Monotony

Post #2 by 5speed » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:19 pm

love the square bodies..
I owned a 76 Jimmy High Sierra Classic. 400 4bbl..
wish I still had it but the body was pretty much toast.
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Re: A Truck to Break the Monotony

Post #3 by heraldhamster » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:15 pm

I'm partial to the '72 model chebbys, but very nice score, man!
keep us in the loop as ya make progress.
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Re: A Truck to Break the Monotony

Post #4 by Whiskerfish » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:41 pm

Good Bones is how I pick my houses. Generally anything built before 1920 or so!
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Re: A Truck to Break the Monotony

Post #5 by ancientdad » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:51 am

Nothing like opening a hood and being able to actually see pretty much everything you need to touch, and even better, being able to reach it all without much contortion... love older V8 vehicles. You should have fun with that, Darrell
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