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Old 01-05-2020, 07:35 PM   #26
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Re: 1989 GMC 6000 Pickup/Toy Conversion

I bought a new blue and white 1978 3/4 ton 4X4 Silverado with that scheme. Later sold it and bought a 1979 1 ton 4X4 with a maroon and white scheme. Always liked the layout. I believe the white was Frost white. Mine both had white on the cab roof starting at the molding below the rear window. Very cool truck, I will be watch the thread for your finishing touches.
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Old 01-05-2020, 08:46 PM   #27
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here you boys go for a little big truck action .

i look his pics over from time to time .

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Old 01-05-2020, 11:48 PM   #28
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I bought a new blue and white 1978 3/4 ton 4X4 Silverado with that scheme. Later sold it and bought a 1979 1 ton 4X4 with a maroon and white scheme. Always liked the layout. I believe the white was Frost white. Mine both had white on the cab roof starting at the molding below the rear window. Very cool truck, I will be watch the thread for your finishing touches.
I am definitely on the hunt of some cab molding! Just not too sure yet if I plan to do the white from there up or not.... Decisions, decisions.

I'll probably make progress little by little, but I'll definitely keep the thread updated. Thanks for the compliments!

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here you boys go for a little big truck action .

i look his pics over from time to time .

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I have drooled over, err... looked over that site for a long time! The white crew cab C65 is so cool.

I've actually spoken with Mike on the phone and gotten a few ideas and a little guidance off of him when I was first beginning the build. He's a character!! But a super nice guy and very helpful.
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:57 AM   #29
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Re: 1989 GMC 6000 Pickup/Toy Conversion

You are doing a killer job. Your efforts to make everything look as if it came factory is paying off.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:35 PM   #30
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I am really digging this build; thank you for sharing!

Just out of curiosity, what kind of fuel (un)economy does that thing get?
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:02 PM   #31
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You are doing a killer job. Your efforts to make everything look as if it came factory is paying off.
Thank you! That is much appreciated! Although I may add a few touches of my own, making this look like GM rolled it off the line as a pickup has been and is my goal. I'm glad to hear folks say they see that coming to fruition in my build.

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I am really digging this build; thank you for sharing!

Just out of curiosity, what kind of fuel (un)economy does that thing get?
Thanks for the compliment! It gets around 10 MPG, was doing about 7 before I switched to the Edelbrock. She loves the good stuff, and doesn't have much appetite for regular, likes to diesel a little when I run 87 octane. Seems very happy with 90 and up
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:44 PM   #32
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Clicking through this thread makes me want to get my truck up and driving the way I want asap. Have you checked your timing? I found playing with my timing a little made a big difference in start up and shut down on my truck running the cheap stuff.i assume your truck is already hei stock. Most of what I read the tall decks like 8 degrees of timing and that's on the high side. For some reason my truck likes (427) 10 degrees better. I also only have about 2 street miles on her since I went through the engine. My wife has a 366 and I don't recall what hers is at, she's also running an edelbrock (not a avs2) and has hei.
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:29 PM   #33
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Clicking through this thread makes me want to get my truck up and driving the way I want asap. Have you checked your timing? I found playing with my timing a little made a big difference in start up and shut down on my truck running the cheap stuff.i assume your truck is already hei stock. Most of what I read the tall decks like 8 degrees of timing and that's on the high side. For some reason my truck likes (427) 10 degrees better. I also only have about 2 street miles on her since I went through the engine. My wife has a 366 and I don't recall what hers is at, she's also running an edelbrock (not a avs2) and has hei.
I had the light on it when I was going through it doing the tune up on the carb, she's right on the mark at 8. It's stock GM HEI. I'm really happy with how it starts up and runs, seems to really like the timing it's set at. I just think the crap fuel we have today is to blame for a lot of it.

I have read your build, I'm anticipating the day you get yours going too, it's a great truck!
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Old 01-09-2020, 12:25 PM   #34
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Here's one I took recently from far back then zoomed in. I like it because it really shows how the bumper lines match the fender lines pretty well exactly. Kind of a Bob Ross happy accident, I noticed it several days after I'd mounted the bumper
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:55 AM   #35
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here you boys go for a little big truck action .

i look his pics over from time to time .

https://bigasstrux.com/
Thanks for posting it.

Even though I like them original, I have some room for these, lol.

I like the truck in progress.

Even though I prefer a Detroit, the 3208 is pretty cool.

And I always wanted a Pick-up with Air Brakes, lol.
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:41 PM   #36
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Haven't been too busy on the truck lately, been working on my daily. Bertha takes a little too much fuel for daily commuting for my liking, although my Jeep doesn't do too much better. Gotta get my S10 back on the road!

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Old 02-07-2020, 05:34 PM   #37
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Haven't done too much on the truck lately, been too busy working when I have the free time on my S10. I did order a new fuel filter canister and some fuel filters for it super cheap on RockAuto while I was ordering some S10 stuff. My old one had some rust pitting inside.

Shot this picture of her this evening getting home from work, poor thing looks cold.
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Old 02-07-2020, 09:02 PM   #38
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If I took a picture of my truck right now it would look almost identical to yours. From the woods, yard to the barn almost an identical shot.
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Old 02-08-2020, 06:51 PM   #39
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If I took a picture of my truck right now it would look almost identical to yours. From the woods, yard to the barn almost an identical shot.
Cool!

I'm missing driving mine, but with the salt all over the road and as good as the body is on this truck, she's not moving til some rain washes all that junk off the road!
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:20 PM   #40
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I'm in the same boat as you right now. My truck will sit there while I gather parts for it and wait for the weather to break. I did drive mine about a mile a few weeks ago.
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