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Old 04-11-2017, 03:18 PM   #26
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Re: Florida to California Road Trip 1966 C10 SWB

I wish I could drive my truck across the country. I think it would make it as long as it was kept under 65MPH.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:09 AM   #27
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I can drive mine cross country anytime, the 200R4 (Bowtie Overdrive) and 3.73 posi wit a HO 350 crate motor gives me just about 15 mpg...Problem is comfort. Its too small a cab to ride cross country!
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:50 AM   #28
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I can drive mine cross country anytime, the 200R4 (Bowtie Overdrive) and 3.73 posi wit a HO 350 crate motor gives me just about 15 mpg...Problem is comfort. Its too small a cab to ride cross country!
I'm in the same boat, the cab is a little to tight for extended comfort. I'm thinking about pushing out the firewall a bit on the driver side so I can stretch my legs a bit before doing any sort of extended driving.

Have fun on your trip, and you have a great looking truck. Don't be scared to stop in Las Vegas on your way out or your way back. Great car scene out here, with a bunch of great desert iron.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:51 AM   #29
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would like opinions on driving with lights on Dim during day to add a little safety edge?
any drawbacks?
any one added a buzzer to remind to turn off during day when exiting truck?
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:33 AM   #30
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Subbed to ride along.....
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:07 PM   #31
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hey whats does "subbed to ride along" mean?
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:20 PM   #32
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hey whats does "subbed to ride along" mean?
He posted so that he can get updates on your trip! Subbed to Ride along that is a compliment Sir.
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:25 PM   #33
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He posted so that he can get updates on your trip! Subbed to Ride along that is a compliment Sir.
hey thanks, i am not very knowledgeable on forum jargon, learned something, thanks alot
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:33 PM   #34
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That is Okay, you won't be Alone or Very Far from Help on your Trip! Just don't be afraid to Ask for advice or Help.
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:29 PM   #35
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That is Okay, you won't be Alone or Very Far from Help on your Trip! Just don't be afraid to Ask for advice or Help.
this folks and knowledge shared on this forum is definitely my safety net, and calms my jitters as D day nears,
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hey thanks, i am not very knowledgeable on forum jargon, learned something, thanks alot
Exactly, I want to follow along!!!
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:27 AM   #37
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heading west friday april 21, 2017, tomorrow morning, done all i can to get truck ready, coming in on a wing and a prayer.
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heading west friday april 21, 2017, tomorrow morning, done all i can to get truck ready, coming in on a wing and a prayer.
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I'm looking forward to seeing your progress posts. Have a great and safe trip
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:45 AM   #40
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Have fun on the trip! I'm in Baton Rouge if you need something, hopefully you will not!
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:16 AM   #41
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Nice Truck





Looks like the hood has seen better days.
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:07 PM   #42
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yeah the hood flew up on me on turnpike, a come to Jesus moment indeed.
on my trip i will get a nice orig hood installed in Oklahoma,
since i am a Okie choctaw, i think the okie hood will be just fine, try to get it painted in California.
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:17 PM   #43
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locked and loaded, nice to have a bed cover, and i bought some cargo bars which keep all my stuff in place.
will keep y'all posted, and thanks for all the kind words of support.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:49 PM   #44
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Go for it. My family and I took my daily driver 79 ford bronco from arkansas to south dakota down to colorado back across kansas then home pulling our 24 foot camper. It was me and the wife and our 4 kids. I got 4-5 miles per gallon and ran 65 on the interstate. The good thing about the older rides is if they break down you can usually get them going again long enough to make it somewhere for parts. Try dropping a tank and replacing and fuel pump on the side of the road or some major electric problem repair. Old iron rules. I have a 67 impala ss, two 65 chevy truck, a 79 bronco and a 74 one ton ford. Have fun and enjoy all the looks you will get from other people. You should have seen the looks we got in south dakota when people saw my licence plate from arkansas
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:37 AM   #45
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I'm in the same boat, the cab is a little to tight for extended comfort. I'm thinking about pushing out the firewall a bit on the driver side so I can stretch my legs a bit before doing any sort of extended driving.

Have fun on your trip, and you have a great looking truck. Don't be scared to stop in Las Vegas on your way out or your way back. Great car scene out here, with a bunch of great desert iron.
Im the same way with my '65. I took and put a 1 1/2" piece of tubing under the front seat track mount to angle the seat a little more. I think it helped a little on the legs. I was wondering about removing the gas tank from the cab but it doesn't appear I will gain any more room by doing that.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:37 PM   #46
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Atta Boy !!!!! Drive that thing, have a good time. You are doing what we all wish we good do.
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Old 04-22-2017, 05:50 AM   #47
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First today I'm reached Alexandria Louisiana last night about two thirds of my distance to Oklahoma pick up my hood. Cruised 70 to 80 ran great
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:07 AM   #48
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Enjoy the ride out and take lots of pics! Im along for the ride too!
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First today I'm reached Alexandria Louisiana last night about two thirds of my distance to Oklahoma pick up my hood. Cruised 70 to 80 ran great
My C10 was first sold at Southern Chevrolet in Alexandria, LA back in 1964.
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made it to oklahoma about noon, met up with Dan and His son, they put my hood on and it is so sweet , i will try to post some pics soon, nice to have a hood that is not warped all to hell. very pleased , truck is running strong, i pushed it hard , for 800 miles first day, burned 1/2 quart of oil.
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