The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1973 - 1987 Chevrolet & GMC Squarebody Pickups Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-24-2017, 12:03 PM   #1
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
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.

Here are a few to start us off:

Name:  IMG_4170.JPG
Views: 674
Size:  109.0 KB

Name:  IMG_4180.jpg
Views: 675
Size:  82.9 KB

Name:  IMG_4177.jpg
Views: 670
Size:  105.0 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 12:09 PM   #2
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4225.JPG
Views: 665
Size:  76.7 KB

Name:  IMG_4226.JPG
Views: 667
Size:  81.6 KB

Name:  IMG_4223.JPG
Views: 664
Size:  89.3 KB

Name:  IMG_4224.JPG
Views: 667
Size:  84.9 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 12:12 PM   #3
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4171.JPG
Views: 677
Size:  101.3 KB

Name:  IMG_4172.jpg
Views: 669
Size:  53.7 KB

Name:  IMG_4174.jpg
Views: 668
Size:  80.9 KB

Name:  IMG_4175.JPG
Views: 673
Size:  67.5 KB

Name:  IMG_4178.jpg
Views: 666
Size:  44.6 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 12:14 PM   #4
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4179.JPG
Views: 666
Size:  69.8 KB

Name:  IMG_4186.JPG
Views: 665
Size:  88.2 KB

Name:  IMG_4191.jpg
Views: 663
Size:  35.2 KB

Name:  IMG_4192.jpg
Views: 664
Size:  77.7 KB

Name:  IMG_4193.jpg
Views: 659
Size:  61.9 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 12:16 PM   #5
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4181.jpg
Views: 659
Size:  82.5 KB

Name:  IMG_4182.JPG
Views: 656
Size:  93.0 KB

Name:  IMG_4183.jpg
Views: 660
Size:  71.8 KB

Name:  IMG_4184.jpg
Views: 661
Size:  51.1 KB

Name:  IMG_4185.JPG
Views: 659
Size:  66.3 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 12:17 PM   #6
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4187.jpg
Views: 661
Size:  51.6 KB

Name:  IMG_4188.JPG
Views: 657
Size:  70.2 KB

Name:  IMG_4189.JPG
Views: 662
Size:  45.2 KB

Name:  IMG_4190.jpg
Views: 662
Size:  83.4 KB

Name:  IMG_4196.jpg
Views: 656
Size:  77.5 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 12:18 PM   #7
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4197.jpg
Views: 660
Size:  66.3 KB

Name:  IMG_4198.jpg
Views: 658
Size:  58.6 KB

Name:  IMG_4199.jpg
Views: 659
Size:  83.9 KB

Name:  IMG_4200.JPG
Views: 661
Size:  102.9 KB

Name:  IMG_4205.jpg
Views: 660
Size:  70.3 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 12:19 PM   #8
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4206.jpg
Views: 653
Size:  75.7 KB

Name:  IMG_4207.jpg
Views: 656
Size:  61.3 KB

Name:  IMG_4210.JPG
Views: 656
Size:  92.1 KB

Name:  IMG_4211.jpg
Views: 653
Size:  49.1 KB

Name:  IMG_4212.jpg
Views: 656
Size:  69.8 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 12:20 PM   #9
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4228.jpg
Views: 655
Size:  40.1 KB

Name:  IMG_4229.jpg
Views: 651
Size:  35.9 KB

Name:  IMG_4230.JPG
Views: 652
Size:  93.9 KB

Name:  IMG_4227.JPG
Views: 654
Size:  62.4 KB

Name:  IMG_4215.jpg
Views: 652
Size:  58.3 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 12:21 PM   #10
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4214.jpg
Views: 651
Size:  86.7 KB

Name:  IMG_4216.jpg
Views: 655
Size:  57.0 KB

Name:  IMG_4217.jpg
Views: 648
Size:  89.3 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 12:22 PM   #11
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4220.jpg
Views: 649
Size:  79.7 KB

Name:  IMG_4221.jpg
Views: 650
Size:  70.6 KB

Name:  IMG_4219.jpg
Views: 652
Size:  83.7 KB

Name:  IMG_4218.jpg
Views: 646
Size:  86.0 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 01:03 PM   #12
lowrollin70gmc
Too many projects
 
lowrollin70gmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fargo, ND land of the flat hills
Posts: 1,107
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.
Attached Images
     
__________________
Andrew
SEMPER FIDELIS -- OEF 9, 10, 11
84 GMC C1500 SWB
6.2 Diesel/700R4/3.42 "Grandpa's odd duck"
70 GMC C1500 LWB
Bagged: she lays frame and cruises low
68 K20 Suburban
12V Cummins/NV5600/NP205/D60/11.5AAM 3.73s "The Dakota Cadillac Build Thread"
63 Chevy II Nova Coupe
250 I6/T56/4.56s "Economy car"
53 Willys Wagon 4x4
I really didnít need to buy another project, oops.
30 Ford Model A
Tudor Sedan (Pontiac OHC-6 waiting to go in)
16 Focus ST
252hp/6 speed fun daily driver
lowrollin70gmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 02:02 PM   #13
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

.

^ Neat story and nice truck - great job saving it!

.
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 02:03 PM   #14
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4231.jpg
Views: 632
Size:  109.3 KB

Name:  IMG_4232.jpg
Views: 633
Size:  51.2 KB

Name:  IMG_4233.JPG
Views: 632
Size:  92.7 KB

Name:  IMG_4234.JPG
Views: 630
Size:  84.4 KB

Name:  IMG_4235.jpg
Views: 628
Size:  93.1 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 02:05 PM   #15
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4236.JPG
Views: 630
Size:  72.3 KB

Name:  IMG_4237.JPG
Views: 629
Size:  72.5 KB

Name:  IMG_4238.JPG
Views: 629
Size:  58.1 KB

Name:  IMG_4239.JPG
Views: 631
Size:  98.4 KB

Name:  IMG_4242.JPG
Views: 630
Size:  33.5 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 02:06 PM   #16
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4241.jpg
Views: 629
Size:  75.9 KB

Name:  IMG_4240.jpg
Views: 625
Size:  80.0 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 02:07 PM   #17
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4249.jpg
Views: 627
Size:  68.0 KB

Name:  IMG_4248.JPG
Views: 630
Size:  58.8 KB

Name:  IMG_4250.jpg
Views: 628
Size:  97.7 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 02:08 PM   #18
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4275.jpg
Views: 630
Size:  74.4 KB

Name:  IMG_4276.jpg
Views: 628
Size:  65.7 KB

Name:  IMG_4274.jpg
Views: 628
Size:  61.4 KB

Name:  IMG_4273.jpg
Views: 627
Size:  61.4 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 02:10 PM   #19
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4243.jpg
Views: 632
Size:  109.7 KB

Name:  IMG_4244.jpg
Views: 632
Size:  60.5 KB

Name:  IMG_4245.jpg
Views: 624
Size:  89.6 KB

Name:  IMG_4246.jpg
Views: 627
Size:  113.4 KB

Name:  IMG_4247.jpg
Views: 624
Size:  85.9 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 02:11 PM   #20
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4251.jpg
Views: 631
Size:  64.2 KB

Name:  IMG_4252.JPG
Views: 623
Size:  62.3 KB

Name:  IMG_4254.jpg
Views: 621
Size:  95.7 KB

Name:  IMG_4255.jpg
Views: 626
Size:  75.5 KB

Name:  IMG_4256.jpg
Views: 623
Size:  93.6 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 02:13 PM   #21
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4257.jpg
Views: 623
Size:  108.2 KB

Name:  IMG_4258.jpg
Views: 623
Size:  53.4 KB

Name:  IMG_4259.jpg
Views: 621
Size:  70.5 KB

Name:  IMG_4260.jpg
Views: 624
Size:  56.1 KB

Name:  IMG_4262.jpg
Views: 625
Size:  93.5 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 02:15 PM   #22
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4263.jpg
Views: 622
Size:  73.5 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 02:16 PM   #23
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4279.jpg
Views: 620
Size:  99.5 KB

Name:  IMG_4280.jpg
Views: 622
Size:  54.1 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 02:17 PM   #24
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4264.jpg
Views: 621
Size:  52.4 KB

Name:  IMG_4265.jpg
Views: 619
Size:  65.1 KB

Name:  IMG_4266.JPG
Views: 619
Size:  104.9 KB

Name:  IMG_4267.jpg
Views: 620
Size:  110.3 KB

Name:  IMG_4268.JPG
Views: 617
Size:  46.4 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2017, 02:21 PM   #25
SKT
Registered User
 
SKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Location:
Posts: 723
Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away...

Name:  IMG_4269.jpg
Views: 618
Size:  47.5 KB

Name:  IMG_4270.jpg
Views: 618
Size:  44.5 KB

Name:  IMG_4271.JPG
Views: 616
Size:  60.1 KB

Name:  IMG_4272.JPG
Views: 614
Size:  50.8 KB

Name:  IMG_4277.jpg
Views: 617
Size:  80.0 KB
SKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com