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My First C10 (72' fleetside) - 2,100mi drive home - Photos
Sep 05, 2013 - 2:38 PM - by Ekliptix
Ekliptix's Avatar My Dad has a black 72 big block. I fell in love with it years ago and have been looking for a C10 of my own since the start of 2013. I had my heart set on a 2 tone one, ideally red and white, but I wasn't able to track one down in the condition and price range I wanted. If finally found this one in Palm Springs, CA.

I just got back Sunday after driving 2,100mi back to Houston, TX. The plan was to avoid I10 which is boring and full of big rigs. My fellow Canadian and friend who lives in my Houston community with me shared the driving, and we saw a lot of the US including 3 boarder guard stations where they were all friendly and asked more questions about the truck then us.

Average fuel economy driving 65-75mph: 12.1mpg. Best tank was 13.5mpg. Worst was 10.1mpg.
Top speed: 97mph (gps) for a few seconds.

The truck:
1972 Super Cheyenne Fleetside
Motor: Stock 350 with edelbrock 600 4 barrel carb.
AC: Thank God, with a newer compressor.
Miles: 79,000miles now
Color: Dark olive green. Stock color.
Previous owners: 1. The owner passed and his daughter sold the truck to me through a classic car dealer in LA. There is zero documentation which I'm not thrilled with but I will be calling the daughter every 6 months to see if she's come across it.
Plans: Fix the horn (not working), put lots of miles on enjoying it. Maybe better headlights. A 5.3L vortec is a possabilty later, but I'm enjoying my first carb'ed vehicle for now. The 12mpg drive home is a distant memory already.
Note: This is my first non manual vehicle.
The planned route:


The actual route after wandering around:


Pic
Shuttle meeting us at the airport in California to head to the dealership

king it up


Driving at dawn


Happy mofo


Making miles




I've been *****ing about how ugly Houston is (damn it is), but west Texas is a lot nicer. This is Big Bend National Park.


We hugged the TX/Mexican boarder for hundreds of miles. Texas on or left, Mexico on our right, running into a ton of boarder guards/trucks/ATVs. This is looking back (Mexico on the left of this photo).


Somewhere in Arizona


One the way into Big Bend Park, TX





The Rio Grand river separating Mexico and the US.


Old ass diner. We had lunch there. I was told these buildings were sold as kits for a 'dinner in a box' promo. There were a ton of them across the US way back when, apparently.


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Next Weekend
Jul 13, 2016 - 7:31 PM - by Liz
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March 2016 - Oh My, Itís So Big!
Mar 01, 2016 - 6:52 PM - by Palf70Step
Palf70Step's Avatar It was super close, but we have our March Truck of the Month.

Congratulations to cooperhw and his

1968 Chevy C30 SWB Stepside Conversion

Very cool idea and transformation.

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February 2016 - Cherry Jubilee
Feb 01, 2016 - 9:46 PM - by Palf70Step
Palf70Step's Avatar Congratulations to our winner

mcbassin

& his

1969 Chevy CST-10 SWB Fleet


Beautiful Truck!

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2015 Truck of the Year (ToTY)
Jan 01, 2016 - 9:45 AM - by Palf70Step
Palf70Step's Avatar Congratulations to our 2015 Truck of the Year winner.


DeadheadNM

& their

1972 Chevy K20 Cheyenne Super LWB Fleet

Beautiful truck!




http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=700508
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C10 Talk Podcast
Oct 15, 2015 - 12:51 AM - by Liz
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Hey guys! This month the site was featured on C10Talk. This is what was posted over on the C10Talk FB page about the interview.


Damn Son!!! Episode #23 is dropped! We talk to Josh Brady of the 67-72 Chevy Truck Forum. Josh started the Forum when he was literary a kid trying to find more info for his dad's truck! I had entry of questions for Josh so head over to our homepage www.c10talk.com, iTunes (podcast) or Stitcher Radio and check out this episode!


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Check it out and let us know what you thought over on our discussion thread

Thanks again Ronnie, for all you do for our hobby.
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