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Old 09-14-2013, 01:53 PM   #26
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Re: My First C10 (72' fleetside) - 2,100mi drive home - Photos

Awesome truck and pics!
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:58 PM   #27
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What a beautiful truck brother!! That is a great way to start out with your new truck. I hope to see more pics on here. Are you gonna leave it stock or ya gonna slam it or other plans?????
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:28 PM   #28
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Welcome from Rosenberg! That's a beautiful truck you've got. I bet you enjoyed the trip back from Cali! I moved here from Oregon back in 2007 and took a couple extra days on my way down here to enjoy the country. That was an awesome trip. I bet you had more fun than I did.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:29 AM   #29
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Re: My First C10 (72' fleetside) - 2,100mi drive home - Photos

Very nice find there. I like the color - different then the norm. My blazer is that color.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:13 AM   #30
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Re: My First C10 (72' fleetside) - 2,100mi drive home - Photos

Very nice truck and a great experience for you and your friend. If you would like a shorter road trip experience, drive her over to Katy TX and have a beverage at my house. I have a couple of hotrods and would like to meet people that share the same passion for trucks!
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:04 AM   #31
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Re: My First C10 (72' fleetside) - 2,100mi drive home - Photos

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Old 09-15-2013, 11:34 AM   #32
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Welcome to the forum, thank you ever so much for the tour of the ride home. By the way nice lookin ride!!!!
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:01 PM   #33
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Beautiful truck and awesome adventure! I'd love to do something like that one day.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:27 PM   #34
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Welcome to the Forum and that's a nice lookin rig you got.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:47 AM   #35
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Super nice truck...and I like the jet stream blue c6
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:41 AM   #36
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Cool story and great truck! Did you ever have to use that gas can in the bed?
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:05 PM   #37
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Re: My First C10 (72' fleetside) - 2,100mi drive home - Photos

Pretty gutsy buying long distance and driving that type of distance on word of mouth as dependable. Glad it worked out for you and didn't leave you with a horror story to tell us. No doubt my luck would have left me stranded 30 miles from civilization and a huge tow or repair in a not so friendly to strangers part of town.
As far as the spray film you tried..I think 3M makes a protective tape they use on the newer vehicles on their rocker panels n lower doors. Should be available at most of your auto paint retailers. Could be an alternative solution.
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:49 PM   #38
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great truck and great story! thats what we like !!
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:13 PM   #39
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Beautiful truck!
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:53 PM   #40
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Man That's an awesome road Trip. Great truck. Good luck trying to find something to do on it. Looks awesome.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:10 PM   #41
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What a beautiful truck brother!! That is a great way to start out with your new truck. I hope to see more pics on here. Are you gonna leave it stock or ya gonna slam it or other plans?????
I'm about to install a 4/6" drop. I was considering the American racing saltflats in 20's but I'll stick with the stock rollers for now since I like 'em any way. Some headers, 2.5" exhaust, mufflers and turndowns behind the rear axel are my next plans. Nothing too crazy. I use this to shuttle my mtn bike to the trail head and drive to work sometimes so it's not a show queen.

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Rosenberg! That's a beautiful truck you've got. I bet you enjoyed the trip back from Cali! I moved here from Oregon back in 2007 and took a couple extra days on my way down here to enjoy the country. That was an awesome trip. I bet you had more fun than I did.
Thanks for the welcome, local.

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Very nice truck and a great experience for you and your friend. If you would like a shorter road trip experience, drive her over to Katy TX and have a beverage at my house. I have a couple of hotrods and would like to meet people that share the same passion for trucks!
Thanks for the generous invitation.

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Super nice truck...and I like the jet stream blue c6
Yea, that's my road course/drag race/piss the neighbors off loud Z06. 11.39 at 124 so far with CAI and catback. Love these cars.

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Cool story and great truck! Did you ever have to use that gas can in the bed?
No, fortunately. But, it did scuff the bed a little over the length of the trip. Stupid me.

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Pretty gutsy buying long distance and driving that type of distance on word of mouth as dependable. Glad it worked out for you and didn't leave you with a horror story to tell us. No doubt my luck would have left me stranded 30 miles from civilization and a huge tow or repair in a not so friendly to strangers part of town.
As far as the spray film you tried..I think 3M makes a protective tape they use on the newer vehicles on their rocker panels n lower doors. Should be available at most of your auto paint retailers. Could be an alternative solution.
The risk was part of the fun. I signed up for AMA just before the trip. There were plenty of parts of the drive we had no cell reception, but there were usually boarder patrol guards around in those areas. I'd love to do a similar trip again.
Thanks for the tip about the 3M alternative.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:56 AM   #42
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Re: My First C10 (72' fleetside) - 2,100mi drive home - Photos

Wow very nice truck! thought I would look you up since I saw all your pictures from the the C10 meet up hopefully will meet you at the next meet up!
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:12 AM   #43
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Re: My First C10 (72' fleetside) - 2,100mi drive home - Photos

Great adventure! That's how to bond with a new truck. Great truck too for that matter.

Will look awesome dropped. But please, no 20's.... Get some 17's or 18's with some sidewall. The truck and I thank you!

Look forward to more pics of this truck in the future.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:13 PM   #44
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I know it's a year and a half down the road but....

....NICE truck!! I know what it's like on that road and the drive can be great....or boring. Either way you must have fun since you were driving your new truck, which is a beauty. I hope you're enjoying it often.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:49 PM   #45
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What a great way to enjoy your truck. I love seeing people drive their trucks rather than treating them like trailer queens. Kudos, and beautiful truck.
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:30 PM   #46
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Wow very nice truck! thought I would look you up since I saw all your pictures from the the C10 meet up hopefully will meet you at the next meet up!
Thanks! For sure.

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Great adventure! That's how to bond with a new truck. Great truck too for that matter.

Will look awesome dropped. But please, no 20's.... Get some 17's or 18's with some sidewall. The truck and I thank you!

Look forward to more pics of this truck in the future.
Thanks. I'm rocking the stock rallys for now. If I change rims, they'll be 18's with a tall sidewall. I've lowered it now. Photos below.

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I know it's a year and a half down the road but....

....NICE truck!! I know what it's like on that road and the drive can be great....or boring. Either way you must have fun since you were driving your new truck, which is a beauty. I hope you're enjoying it often.
Thanks. I am having a lot of fun adding my own small touches (seat cover, lowering) and basically driving it as much as I can.

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What a great way to enjoy your truck. I love seeing people drive their trucks rather than treating them like trailer queens. Kudos, and beautiful truck.
Thanks. I don't mind using it as a truck where I can (without scratching the paint), carrying my mtn bike, a home depot run, etc. Way more fun to drive then just look at.



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Old 01-21-2015, 02:59 PM   #47
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Re: My First C10 (72' fleetside) - 2,100mi drive home - Photos

I dig it!!Drop looks awesome and I'd leave those wheels on there too, it looks sweet just like it is.
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:20 PM   #48
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good pics, what part of NM did you go thru? looks like lordsberg? some cool looking mountains there huh?
ive done that drive going to houston. lots to see thats for sure
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:40 PM   #49
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That is a beautiful truck. The Vette isn't bad either.
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Looks awesome.
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