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Old 09-24-2017, 12:03 PM   #1
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Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

There are plenty of square body trucks out there just rotting away in junkyards, fields, in the woods, or the desert...so post up the pics!!

Condition is irrelevant...barely there, or 100% complete.

They don't have to be yours...if you find 'em, post 'em up!

Please share any stories, rescues, details, and/or locations that you can. If you have a build thread to one that you have saved, post up a link instead of using this thread for your build-up.

If you know where an old, crusty square body is resting, please snap a photo of it when you can, and share it with us.

I think these old square body pics make for better wallpapers than the blinging new ones so feel free to save any of them that you want!

While this thread is located in the '73-'87 section, feel free to post up ANY year of Chevy truck.

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Old 09-24-2017, 12:09 PM   #2
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:17 PM   #6
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:21 PM   #10
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:22 PM   #11
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Old 09-24-2017, 01:03 PM   #12
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Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

My 84 was neglected in my grandpaís back yard for 7 to 8 years. I actually tried to buy it as my first truck 15 years ago, but he wouldnít sell (it was still on the road then). Fast forward to February 2016 and he hit a bollister in his S10 Blazer. In order to fix it, I offered to pay for all parts and do all labor in exchange for the GMC in the backyard. He agreed! So, I fixed his blazer and my dad and I went to extract the 84.

I had to jack it out of the dirt and the tires wouldnít hold air very long. But, we were able to pull it out of the woods/ back yard to the side of the house and start itís journey back to the road. I brought 2 new batteries with me, a fuel filter, and 5 gallons of fresh diesel. Installed the new stuff and after a little cranking the 6.2 fired right up! The tires couldnít be trusted on the highway (I live 45 miles from Grandpaís house) so we pulled the wheels, went back to Fargo and I bought new tires at Costco. Tossed them on and drove it home the next week!

Since then Iíve removed the topper, washed the grime off the paint, stripped the interior and de-moused it. Then just some general maintenance (oil change, filter, belts, etc.) and a new balancer and poly filled the stock pulley. That was nearly 2 years ago and Iíve been driving it nearly daily and itís been a great little truck. I have an NV4500 to swap in eventually as the 700r4 shifts a little soft.

Definitely an odd duck: 1/2 Ton short bed 2wd with a 6.2 diesel and factory air. It also features faded silver paint, not primer as it appears in pictures.
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:02 PM   #13
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^ Neat story and nice truck - great job saving it!

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