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September 2016 - All in the Family!
Sep 01, 2016 - 8:10 PM - by Palf70Step
Palf70Step's Avatar We have our winner

66ChevyMax

1966 Chevy C10 SWB Fleet
From: Dad

Congratulations on a beautiful truck

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Out of the Ditch = The Rebuild Begins ('72 GMC)
Mar 12, 2014 - 2:36 PM - by GASoline71
GASoline71's Avatar edit: This thread is the story of a rebuild after a wreck. This thread has been trimmed down for the front page viewing. Click here for the original discussion thread.




As some of you will remember from this thread, I wrecked my beloved '72 GMC 1500 Super Custom. Happened a little over a week ago. The grieving period is over and it's time to get our hands dirty. So I did a little measuring and some assessing as to how much damage has been done. The tear down will start this weekend. Frame still might be tweaked, but won't know for certain 100% until I get all the sheet metal off.

So here are some pics from the damage assessment my wife and I did. I removed the fan shroud so I could at least drive it without the fan hitting it, and had my wife follow me on a short run. Truck does go down the road straight, and there are no wobbles. But the tranny selector is all screwed up as the linkage is tweaked. So... lets dive in!

Gary

Pics #1 and #2 are of the drivers side wheels. The beads collected a lot of crap as I slid into the ditch.

Pic #3 Hood and drivers side fender

Pic #4 Drivers door to fender contact. Check the gap in the hood too!

Pic #5 Drivers door hinge ripping from the door.

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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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