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Old 11-07-2018, 12:08 PM   #1
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78 GMC Sierra Classic SWB

I just picked up this one family truck last week. I am doing a 5/7 drop, earlier hubcaps, whitewalls, rear sport bumper, sport mirrors, and sorting out a few things. The bed liner, giant tow mirrors, and NASCAR rear view mirror were the first things to go. It's a little rough but it's a loaded shorty.
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Old 11-07-2018, 12:43 PM   #2
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Re: 78 GMC Sierra Classic SWB

I really like this truck. I notice the gas cap on the drivers side, does it have dual tanks?
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Old 11-07-2018, 12:57 PM   #3
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Re: 78 GMC Sierra Classic SWB

Aftermarket 2nd tank that doesn't work. I'm taking it out.
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'73 P10 StepVan 4.8l LS / 4l60e 7 foot floor (short one)
'83 K30 SRW Silverado Factory 454 / T400 / NP205 loaded
'78 GMC Short Box Sierra Classic Heavy Hauler 350 / 350 AC Cruise
'99 C5 Roadster Z51 6spd 170k mi Daily
'61 Bel Air Bubbletop V8 Seamist Turquoise 3rd owner
Past Notable Rigs
'85 K10 Silverado Red / Charcoal
'86 K20 Suburban 6" lift and 35's
'72 K5 CST Tilt Tach Air. Original paint, Med Bronze / Saddle
'71 C10 Cheyenne Short Box, Hugger Orange Saddle Buckets, 350 / 700r 3.73 posi
'68 C10 Stepper, UC Davis truck, 250 / 4 spd
'83 K10 W/T Mahogony 305 / 700r posi
'68 Camaro RS 43k mi 327 California car
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:19 PM   #4
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Re: 78 GMC Sierra Classic SWB

Congratulations on a great purchase, nice looking truck (my favorite color combination).
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:25 PM   #5
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Re: 78 GMC Sierra Classic SWB

Great score. I'm rather partial to 1978 models.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:05 AM   #6
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Re: 78 GMC Sierra Classic SWB

My first truck was a 78. Congrats on an awesome find!
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:36 AM   #7
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Re: 78 GMC Sierra Classic SWB

I'm getting busy
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'73 P10 StepVan 4.8l LS / 4l60e 7 foot floor (short one)
'83 K30 SRW Silverado Factory 454 / T400 / NP205 loaded
'78 GMC Short Box Sierra Classic Heavy Hauler 350 / 350 AC Cruise
'99 C5 Roadster Z51 6spd 170k mi Daily
'61 Bel Air Bubbletop V8 Seamist Turquoise 3rd owner
Past Notable Rigs
'85 K10 Silverado Red / Charcoal
'86 K20 Suburban 6" lift and 35's
'72 K5 CST Tilt Tach Air. Original paint, Med Bronze / Saddle
'71 C10 Cheyenne Short Box, Hugger Orange Saddle Buckets, 350 / 700r 3.73 posi
'68 C10 Stepper, UC Davis truck, 250 / 4 spd
'83 K10 W/T Mahogony 305 / 700r posi
'68 Camaro RS 43k mi 327 California car
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:17 AM   #8
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Re: 78 GMC Sierra Classic SWB

I like the super cleaning looking interior, jealous. Following this on.
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:35 AM   #9
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Re: 78 GMC Sierra Classic SWB

Cool truck. I'm jealous. I see that you are just up the "road" a piece. Glad to have cool trucks in our corner of the country. I'll be following along.
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:53 AM   #10
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Re: 78 GMC Sierra Classic SWB

Nice find!! Wow the interior looks great!!
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Old 11-20-2018, 06:11 PM   #11
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Re: 78 GMC Sierra Classic SWB

Driving it every day now!
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'73 P10 StepVan 4.8l LS / 4l60e 7 foot floor (short one)
'83 K30 SRW Silverado Factory 454 / T400 / NP205 loaded
'78 GMC Short Box Sierra Classic Heavy Hauler 350 / 350 AC Cruise
'99 C5 Roadster Z51 6spd 170k mi Daily
'61 Bel Air Bubbletop V8 Seamist Turquoise 3rd owner
Past Notable Rigs
'85 K10 Silverado Red / Charcoal
'86 K20 Suburban 6" lift and 35's
'72 K5 CST Tilt Tach Air. Original paint, Med Bronze / Saddle
'71 C10 Cheyenne Short Box, Hugger Orange Saddle Buckets, 350 / 700r 3.73 posi
'68 C10 Stepper, UC Davis truck, 250 / 4 spd
'83 K10 W/T Mahogony 305 / 700r posi
'68 Camaro RS 43k mi 327 California car
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