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Old 12-07-2018, 02:26 PM   #26
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Re: Long live the Daily Driver

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Yeah, haha, all about breaking them loose now and again. We just use different terminology...hahaha.

As far as the show trucks, etc., etc. I get the chance to look in on that with a lot of interest by seeing what's on the forum here and I really enjoy it. I already have what I want so I don't have to deal much in the way of envy or criticism. My trucks are cool as they sit and will most likely get even better with time, and I feel lucky to have them. And glad to have a place to talk to others that feel the same way.
Yeah, I guess my terminology could be confused by a plumber and he would be severely offended. Say no to plumber's crack!

I am with you on the rest. I guess I am just bored of all the gingerbread cookie cutter show trucks... I suppose its no different than any other niche community. I am not a ford fan but, there are some pretty sick old school fords coming out lately and SBS's Indy truck is beautiful- I LOVE the wheels they made for it!

I think I am going to build another minitruck next... I want to bring back the mini truck aka boom trucks! I grew up in Florida and in the early 90s that is what it was all about. I had three slammed B2200s! Then, I can use my C10 to tow my mini to shows.

I gotta say though... I am loving the trucks in this thread so far... some damn nice daily drivers and hardworking trucks! Keep them coming.
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:46 PM   #27
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Re: Long live the Daily Driver

I enjoy this site and talking to like-minded folks. I have owned my '78 for 30 years, it was only 10 years old when my dad helped me buy it from the original owner. My dad used it as our roofing truck for 2 years and then it became mine. So 28 years later and it is still my daily driver. I have driven her coast to coast in the Air Force and have hauled everything from trash to a '56 GMC with her. I agree with you, I like finding new things to do to her as time goes on. When I get home I will upload a pic or two.

Keep on truckin'
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:29 PM   #28
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My "weekend driver" due to having a company daily driver. I want to keep the aged look of my 86. I'm the third owner, and simply catching up on deferred maintenance. My only upgrade will be updating to a 4 speed manual and/or just going to a Hurst floor shifter due to worn out column shifter.
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:12 AM   #29
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Dig what's happenin here!

My daily is one of them "been with me through thick and thin" girls. Picked her up for nothin when I had nothin and she was even my house for a brief moment.

I'm blessed to be in a position where I can slowly fix her up and add an upgrade or two. Working on a 98 vortec to drop in her now...LS's are cool but adding a Holly Sniper EFI is about as radical as the old school fella can get. I do like my Belltech suspension though

It's been a 10 year process that'll probably take another 10 years...I hope it takes that long!
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:07 AM   #30
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Dig what's happenin here!

My daily is one of them "been with me through thick and thin" girls. Picked her up for nothin when I had nothin and she was even my house for a brief moment.

I'm blessed to be in a position where I can slowly fix her up and add an upgrade or two. Working on a 98 vortec to drop in her now...LS's are cool but adding a Holly Sniper EFI is about as radical as the old school fella can get. I do like my Belltech suspension though

It's been a 10 year process that'll probably take another 10 years...I hope it takes that long!
Damn Whamo - that is a hell of a story to your truck. And... dont think for a second that a vortec wont be cool... especially if you drop the sniper on it. Sounds pretty awesome and thank you so much for sharing. That is what these trucks are all about
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:14 AM   #31
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I enjoy this site and talking to like-minded folks. I have owned my '78 for 30 years, it was only 10 years old when my dad helped me buy it from the original owner. My dad used it as our roofing truck for 2 years and then it became mine. So 28 years later and it is still my daily driver. I have driven her coast to coast in the Air Force and have hauled everything from trash to a '56 GMC with her. I agree with you, I like finding new things to do to her as time goes on. When I get home I will upload a pic or two.

Keep on truckin'
Thanks Ratman, that is awesome - standing by for pics! I built my first c10 when I was in the Navy stationed on Oahu. She never pulled work duty but, she got me through some hard times for sure.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:15 AM   #32
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Same as Keith, 35 yrs and 230K on the clock, original owner, bought new in June 83.
Loco - that is one beautiful truck! I love the muscle car rallys. To be honest, really like the color too...
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:18 AM   #33
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I drive atleast one of my c10's everyday and sometimes both! I currently own 2, but have had 14 total over the years. I'd rather drive a sqyarebody than anything. These trucks have been a part of me and my family for decades. My dad bought a new 79 K10 and him and that truck started it all. My brother has had 3. My grandpa and uncle had several the list goes on....I will keep atleast 1 running squarebody in my driveway for the rest of my life.
Wow... two c10s! That is pretty kick ass! Its tough to drive a square body every day but if you have two, it must make it a lot easier! LOL More pics please.
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Old 12-11-2018, 04:34 PM   #34
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Re: Long live the Daily Driver

I drove my 68 daily for years until it got side-swiped & insurance totaled it. The check paid for my 74 which I then drove daily for 10yrs until I traded it for my dually.

My dually was a daily driver until the upgrades. It seems now that it's just to risky to drive it daily. Insurance won't cover it for it's value under those circumstances & thieves love older iron. I drive it when I want & can keep it in sight. My 64 will be the same once it pounds the streets.....
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Old 12-11-2018, 04:44 PM   #35
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I drive my blazer every day as my daily to school and other places. It will be changed out later since the motor is getting tired but ill deal with that problem when it comes.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:51 PM   #36
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I drove my 68 daily for years until it got side-swiped & insurance totaled it. The check paid for my 74 which I then drove daily for 10yrs until I traded it for my dually.

My dually was a daily driver until the upgrades. It seems now that it's just to risky to drive it daily. Insurance won't cover it for it's value under those circumstances & thieves love older iron. I drive it when I want & can keep it in sight. My 64 will be the same once it pounds the streets.....
That dually sitting on the ground is beautiful! I know what you mean about being worried about them getting stolen. I am careful as well but thankfully, old iron isnt as stolen here - know on wood.
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I drive my blazer every day as my daily to school and other places. It will be changed out later since the motor is getting tired but ill deal with that problem when it comes.
Not a bad lookin blazer roastmaster!
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