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Old 05-13-2019, 12:24 PM   #1
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Bought as a parts truck but having a hard time parting

So I picked up this 77 Silverado C20 with a camper package and 454. I have never really liked the 3/4tons as far as looks go anyways. I bought this off of the original owner and drove it 100miles home even though the exhaust was pretty much gone. The truck is pretty rusty as far as body panels are concerned but everything is there. The truck has had a few mods like lowerd and a target master big block installed 12 years ago. Just thinking this truck deserves a save possibly.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:00 PM   #2
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Wow that is a good looking truck. I love the fake wood grain stuff.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:09 PM   #3
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Re: Bought as a parts truck but having a hard time parting

Yeah it is really kinda growing on me. may need to source out some body panels. All of the trim is really nice shape on it. Had a camper sitting on it for a lot of years. It has these shock absorbers that go from the cab to the inside of the box and I have never seen that before. It has a rear sway bar that I have never seen before either but mind you I have not spent much time around 3/4 tons.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:00 PM   #4
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Re: Bought as a parts truck but having a hard time parting

They all deserve a save, give her some new life.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:41 PM   #5
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They all deserve a save, give her some new life.
Yes you have very valid point!
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:57 PM   #6
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Re: Bought as a parts truck but having a hard time parting

We can't save them all. The way I see it is some get parted out to save a bunch of others. However, that truck looks decent.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:07 PM   #7
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Re: Bought as a parts truck but having a hard time parting

OMG! A Z83 w/ all the hard to find bits?!? I can't believe parting out is even an option for that truck! I've seen worse being listed on Craigslist in the $3k-$5k in my area...

FWIW - I've saved every square I've ever owned so maybe I shouldn't chime in...
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:19 PM   #8
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If I were you I would save it. It's beautiful...
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:15 PM   #9
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Re: Bought as a parts truck but having a hard time parting

Yeah the more I look at it the more I think it needs to be saved. It’s pretty cool that i bought it off if the original owner. It has sat outside for the past 12 years and that’s why the body is getting rusty. Fenders doors and box sides are still fairly cheap and accessible.
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If all your going to do is part it out I would sure consider buying just one part.
THE Title !! Lol no really all 77 chevys are keepers.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:25 AM   #11
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If all your going to do is part it out I would sure consider buying just one part.
THE Title !! Lol no really all 77 chevys are keepers.
Yeah donít think this will get parted out but initial intentions were to do so. May have to actually buy parts for it haha. You are right 77 is a cool year for square bodys. Need non rusty panels now.
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I would not part that one!! She can definitely be saved That is a nice looking truck.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:47 PM   #13
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Re: Bought as a parts truck but having a hard time parting

Options Iíve never seen before.
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Iíve seen those option on a few trucks. Iíve got a 77 camper special here but it never came with those options. Mine doesnít have camper mirrors either. The body on mine is almost rust free. Only rust is behind the rear wheel wells. I talked to a guy he told me the body panels from rpm Saskatoon are far better then the ones caps in red deer are bringing in.
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You also mentioned yours has a rear sway bar. Mine doesnít have that either. Would you happen to have a pic of that Iím curious as to how it was done.
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Send it to the crusher!

Scrap metal...

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You also mentioned yours has a rear sway bar. Mine doesnít have that either. Would you happen to have a pic of that Iím curious as to how it was done.
One of these days when I have time to get it on he hoist I will snap a couple of pictures. Itís a big sway bar as well. I find it a bit odd the guy lowerd this truck but I like the look of it. It would be kinda neat to put the camper back on it and pull a hot rod around.
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That big sway bar, the bed shocks, & the chrome plates on top of the front fenders are part of the deluxe Camper Special package.

The sway bar is pretty rare to find complete, with all the parts in working order. I found a '76 SRW BBC C20 w/ the RPO Z83 being parted out & bought the whole sway bar package. After installing it on my Z81 (standard Camper Special), it's night and day re: handling.

Do a forum search for C/S, Camper special, Z81, & Z83. All your questions related will be answered.
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That big sway bar, the bed shocks, & the chrome plates on top of the front fenders are part of the deluxe Camper Special package.

The sway bar is pretty rare to find complete, with all the parts in working order. I found a '76 SRW BBC C20 w/ the RPO Z83 being parted out & bought the whole sway bar package. After installing it on my Z81 (standard Camper Special), it's night and day re: handling.

Do a forum search for C/S, Camper special, Z81, & Z83. All your questions related will be answered.
Thanks for the Lead! I found all of the info on this Camper Special package.
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Re: Bought as a parts truck but having a hard time parting

im not supposed to put my two cents in but being you asked save that truck its too good to strip
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im not supposed to put my two cents in but being you asked save that truck its too good to strip
Yeah I will definitely not part it now knowing what it is now. I bought it sight unseen and I just went and picked it up. Itís when I got it home after driving it myself 100 miles that I said to myself ď I canít kill this truckĒ. Even if I donít fix it myself I will find someone that wants to.
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It’s crazy how you can become attached to a old truck. I kinda did the same thing bought a 86 k30 to build as a off-road truck. Once it was done i didnt have the heart to trash it off-road and build a pos s10 instead. Glad i didn’t destroy it, still have it 10 years later
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Nice to know another one has been saved!

Both of the trucks in my signature were bought for the axles... Now neither will ever be sold (by me).
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