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Palf70Step 03-17-2016 10:11 AM

April 2016 ToTM
Well, you have all been waiting for this contest. This month we will compile and honor those that set the basis for our truck’n world. The theme of this month’s TOTM is

Beat it to Fit, Sorta Paint it to Match.

As you can probably guess, the theme for this month will be our less than perfect specimens; our beaters, our beasts, our rust-buckets, our TRUCKS. Now here are the rules or criteria for the vehicles

To be an eligible beater

Open to all years and models of Trucks, Blazers, Suburbans, Tahoes, Yukons, and Jimmys.
  • The vehicle nominated needs to belong to a board member during the time of the contest.
  • It must be road worthy and currently legal (until the cops catch you) to be on the road.
  • It must have an unmatching paint scheme (no all primers)
  • It must have at least three other distinctly viewable issues. This includes things like:
    -Missing panels
    -Dents and Holes (large and small)
    -Dominate rust formations (not patina)
    -Anything that might make someone afraid to go near it for fear of catching some sort of disease
  • If a truck was selected as a 2015 or 2016 TOTM winner, then you are ineligible. If the truck was nominated but not selected as a TOTM winner, then it may be nominated and compete in this month's category.
To Nominate:

You or someone else may nominate the vehicle. The nominee must be a board member and the current owner of the truck. Once you decide on who you wish to nominate, just add your nomination to this thread. We will need two pictures minimum (at least one full view of the vehicle) with/for the nomination as well as the owner’s board name, and the Make/Model/Year of vehicle.

Nominees will run through March 24. The first 15 nominees that meet the criteria will participate in the contest. I will PM the nominees to get any additional data or pictures if they have not already been provided. If the owner has a preferred picture they want used in the contest, please let me know in a PM. You can PM me for an e-mail address in case anyone has problems resizing the pictures for the board. A Poll Thread will be set up by March 25 in this board area and an announcement will be posted on the Discussion Boards to notify all that voting has begun. The Poll will run thru the morning of April 1 and the official announcement of the winner will be on the evening of April 1. The announcement of the TOTM winner will be posted through the General Discussion Board area.

Bagd72Chevy 03-17-2016 10:51 AM

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I nominate 68lowburb and his 1968 GMC Longbed. Im not sure its ratty enough but I think it meets the requirements?? Got a wicked Big Block in it and he drives the wheels off it.

flashed 03-17-2016 12:37 PM

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This is going to be fun ,bring em on.

TJ's Chevy 03-17-2016 12:59 PM

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I think mine fits nicely. lol Actually used as a Truck.
1964 GMC 1500 with a 305E/SM420. "Agatha Crustine"

TJ's Chevy 03-17-2016 01:02 PM

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Here's one more. Load of manure!

70gmcjimmy 03-22-2016 08:03 PM

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Well here's another GMC--- has there really only been two entries so far? We got this '55 GMC 100 in 2009 as an escapee from scrap. It hadn't run since 1997. Got it running but it was two more years before it was titled in my name.

Full brake system is new, including e-brake system. I converted it to electric wipers and washers added from a '97 Dodge caravan. New tires in 2013 are mounted on the original wheels from my 1970 GMC Jimmy with early 1990's S-15 hubcaps and trim rings. A bunch of '64 Chevy pickup parts went into it also. Heater box was modified to accept 70's heater motors. Radiator carriage was torched out beyond rebuilding so I built one from scratch and used the 1964 radiator.

Powered by the mid-sixties Chevy 230 I-6 that was in it when I got it, SM420 transmission.

Pics speak better than description.

1-First day owned
2-In the back yard
3-Earning it's keep hauling blizzard debris
4-Won an "Ugly Truck" contest last September
5-Legal year of vehicle plates approved by the state DMV recently.


3757chevy 03-24-2016 12:20 AM

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I have been reading on this sight for years,thought about joining many times. Well this month I thought I would register and nominate myself for this totm I think I fit in here. My 67:chevy: step side has been put together a little at a time over the last 19 years.It is rattle canned with 1982 gm blue metallic base coat with john deere yellow ss stripes. A 1997 350 with early heads an a TH400 with an (ugh...)mustang shifter 1988 s10 blazer seats and hand built console, custom wood dash and 72 front sheet metal.

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