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Old 01-14-2010, 09:38 PM   #576
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Re: How about some pics of 73-87 Long Beds?

my '79 C20

when i first got it about a year ago.....


and what it looks like now....




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Old 01-15-2010, 01:02 AM   #577
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:53 PM   #578
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Re: How about some pics of 73-87 Long Beds?

[QUOTE=garage C20;3731446]my '79 C20

and what it looks like now....



Looks good! Amazing what blacking out just the grille and headlight buckets does to the aggressiveness of these trucks! That's next on my list!
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:05 PM   #579
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just picked this up yesterday
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:14 PM   #580
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Nice looking truck Arrow! Welcome to the boards!

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Old 01-17-2010, 01:47 PM   #581
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Re: How about some pics of 73-87 Long Beds?

Nice truck doublearrow, I like the color combo.
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:42 PM   #582
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Thanks for the welcome guys.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:21 PM   #583
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Hey All, I'm new here from Sarnia Ont. Canada. here's my personal ride: 1987 chevy V10 custom deluxe, made from a patchwork of other 80's chevs and gmc trucks (wrangler hood for one example) im currently redo-ing the interior and the engine could use some love.. on its second 350 TBI with sm465 and 208 t case, never given me any trouble, just kind of slow... id like to eventually make it more into a k30 with 8 lug axles and 16" steel wheels.


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Re: How about some pics of 73-87 Long Beds?

Nice truck Munice! Simple, bold, and to the point!
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:52 PM   #585
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thanks! ... alot of people just refer to it as "the big lump of coal"
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Looks sweet. I like the look. Thats what I was thing about doing to mine.
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thanks! ... alot of people just refer to it as "the big lump of coal"
That's what I refer to my Ex-wife as...except it's not "coal"

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Old 01-19-2010, 11:21 AM   #588
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That's what I refer to my Ex-wife as...except it's not "coal"

Great looking truck!
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Wifes truck. Interior-done, drivetrain (468 ci, 540 Hp, th400, 4:10 gears)-done. Body work and paint is next
Where did ya get the headache rack on that?
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:12 PM   #591
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http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ad.php?t=94278
hers some pics of my 77 the big monster truck the white one with and then 85 blazer and my 69 truck sorry i have no single shots of them
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:14 PM   #593
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and what it looks like now....

hey garage, what size wheels and what tires are you running? i really like them, i know they are kmc xd series badlands, just wanna know what size. thanks
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:23 AM   #594
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I have been hooked on these since I was little, dad bought a 77 in 79 and in 97 when I was 5, he got an 85.
My first 73-87 was a 1973 GMC C15, 307 2bbl, 3 on the tree (it moved decent- 0-60 in 11 seconds) 118K, 1 owner before me. Guy that bought it new sold to a local dealer, thats where I got it from. We nicknamed it "big bird"



Alum wheels and a toolbox (I put a chrome front bumper on it later, and a black rear)


And her fate


Luckily I had my seatbelt on (and it only had lap belts) so I was ok, but I pulled the drive train, interior, and wheels and junked the rest

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^^^^OUCH. But thank goodness you were in a real piece of classic american IRON.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:37 AM   #596
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Re: How about some pics of 73-87 Long Beds?

Before I rolled that truck, I wanted a diesel so I got this and drove for about 2 months

The frame was so rusty I parted the truck out- I kept a lot of it (eng/trans/tcase/axles/cab/rad support)
Then I went back to driving the '73
After that I drove a Ford for a while (please don't kill me, LOL)
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:55 AM   #597
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What caused you to roll? Did the trailer jack knife?
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:03 PM   #598
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Ya. As it turns out the trailer was pretty worn out, when it was on jackstands the axles would move side to side about an inch because of worn shackles. We learned this after it was rolled. Also, for some reason, the back left tire was much taller than the others. Had it been the same size as the others, this might not have happened.
It started to sway, then the left rear trailer brake locked up. The trailer whipped to the left, pulling the truck around, and everything went in.
The truck is facing right in the pic, I was actually going to the left but it spun all the way around and rolled into the ditch.

I do miss my 3 on the tree.
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Heres my old 85 GMC Sierra Classic. I installed the clip and doors from a 1990 suburban, then I lost interest and bought my crewcab. I then stripped the truck for all the good parts and dropped it off at the wreckers :-(
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Heres my old 85 GMC Sierra Classic. I installed the clip and doors from a 1990 suburban, then I lost interest and bought my crewcab. I then stripped the truck for all the good parts and dropped it off at the wreckers :-(
Please tell me that rear sport bumper was all beat to hell.
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