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#1 TAHOE OFFLINE  

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Posted October 20, 2015 - 09:04 AM

I need to move the ole truck over to the new house so finally pulled it out into the driveway and started giving it a bath with the pressure washer. It has been sitting so long, the algae/fungus looks like barnacles on the body. Got about half of it washed off.  The new house does not have enough water supply for pressure washer. After I get it over to the other house, plan to start working on it to get it running.

 

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Posted October 20, 2015 - 09:13 AM

Body looks in good shape. What is wrong?

 

I've got an 85 C10 that has alot of body rot that I plan to fix up soon. A control arm, fenders, rockers, doors and inner fenders will need to be replaced. Fortunately, I was able to pick up most of the pieces from CL at good prices. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 20, 2015 - 09:13 AM

Wow, there is a truck under there! :wave:


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Posted October 20, 2015 - 09:16 AM

If you mow your yard and find a car........


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Posted October 20, 2015 - 09:26 AM

She's a looker :thumbs:


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Posted October 20, 2015 - 10:19 AM

I, too, have a square body sitting out back growing barnacles.  Used to drive this one a bunch but it hasn't even been started in 5+ years.  Has all the bells and whistles available in '86.  Beautiful machine when all shined up.   It was an OK pickup but VERY hard on gas.  

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Posted October 20, 2015 - 10:46 AM

I always liked that style chevy. With all the salt used around here it is rare to find one you could not throw a cat through.
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Posted October 20, 2015 - 11:23 AM

Body looks in good shape. What is wrong?

 

I've got an 85 C10 that has alot of body rot that I plan to fix up soon. A control arm, fenders, rockers, doors and inner fenders will need to be replaced. Fortunately, I was able to pick up most of the pieces from CL at good prices. Good Luck, Rick

It was a project my nephew owned. I helped him get ahold of a healthy 350 for it. The guy he had do the motor swap hacked stuff up, nephew never finished it. I bought it from him in 2012 and life just got in the way. It ran when I parked it, although really bad,  then had the carb rebuilt, but it needs tanks dropped, all new fuel lines, complete tune up, and other stuff. My son wants to get it going so once I get it over to the new house, we can start fiddling with it.

 

If you mow your yard and find a car........

 

I also found the washer and a couch :rolling:  :rolling:

 

I always liked that style chevy. With all the salt used around here it is rare to find one you could not throw a cat through.

 

Now don't get personal, Cat may get offended  :poke:  :D   but that would be a big hole! :smilewink:

 

It is starting to pop us some rust. Both doors looked to have been skinned at one time and from another truck since they are blue inside, rest of truck was white. I am going to look for some decent replacements, much easier than trying to fix these. Getting a hole in the rockers on each side, but not super bad yet, bed has a couple holes in one of the stake pockets and some rust spots other places. Body is pretty clean other than a dent on pass side bed by gas door, got a crease there.

 

Square bodies are my favorite! I sure miss my old K5 I had.


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Posted October 20, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Does this count as a square body? it's a '81 C30, I have had the old thing for close to 5 years now, it spends all it's time pulling trailers and I haven't had one problem with it yet. It has a 292 inline 6 in it.

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Posted October 20, 2015 - 12:37 PM

I bet that 292 burns more gas than my 305 pictured above.   :biting_nails:

 

BTS, I just had a thought.  I owe you a pic of my bay window Vee Dub van with the 2.0L Ford water cooler. 

It'll be in other toys and hobbies here in a few.


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Posted October 20, 2015 - 12:46 PM

We had a 76 short bed single cab. I loved the sound and rumble of an old v8. Just didnt care for it topping out at 55 on the highway since it was only a 3 speed.



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Posted October 20, 2015 - 01:32 PM

My first paint job was on my '86 I picked up for a song b always liked the body. All mine needed was cosmetics , brakes and exhaust. Oh and a seat. The cab stunk like a herd of goats lived in and I told the seller so. He did not know what I was referring to but stink!!! Pressure washer and Lysol to interior!

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Posted October 20, 2015 - 02:36 PM

Does this count as a square body? it's a '81 C30, I have had the old thing for close to 5 years now, it spends all it's time pulling trailers and I haven't had one problem with it yet. It has a 292 inline 6 in it.

 

Yep, 73-87, 73-91 for K5's, Subrubans and the 1 tons.


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Posted October 20, 2015 - 05:14 PM

I will be up to get it shortly. Please have the tank full of gas.


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Posted October 21, 2015 - 07:00 AM

I will be up to get it shortly. Please have the tank full of gas.

 

Good thing you didn't ask me to fill both tanks!  :bigrofl:


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