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Old 07-29-2006, 01:34 AM   #1
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Bought another one - 1971 C20 !!!

Well, found a truck we just had to get. It is a one owner 1971 C20 with only 91,000 acual miles. Was sitting for about a year, transmission was toasted, was told 350 motor was good but it had a spun rod bearing. Timing chain went out and was replaced at some time and all the pieces were in the oil pump screen, might have caused the rod problem.

It was pretty dirty as the pictures tell, but looked pretty solid overall, the cab is one of the best Iowa cabs I have seen. Inner rockers and cab supports are intact, a few holes in the cab corners and it will need rockers some time,just a few holes, and some repair minor repair under the vents near the floor. Battery got the inner fender and fender cup, but not to bad overall. Has a solid wood bed floor, but tailgate is pretty abused.

Have some pics here of it sitting in the shed, pics of myself, my sons and the original owner, and some engine/trans removal pics. We spent a lot of time just cleaning everthing and fixing some things. Will post some after the fixup pics later. What do you think of her ???
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:38 AM   #2
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Re: Bought another one - 1971 C20 !!!

A few more :
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:53 AM   #3
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Re: Bought another one - 1971 C20 !!!

Here are a few after pics: It's road ready, all cleaned up, put in spare engine we had, tranny was really wasted, so found another tranny and rebuilt that. More details later.
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:55 AM   #4
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Re: Bought another one - 1971 C20 !!!

Dang that was quick. Looks good cleaned up too. Just add that piece of molding and you are in business.
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:57 AM   #5
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Re: Bought another one - 1971 C20 !!!

WOW. How long did it take? Did you do as thorough job with this as you are doing with the Green Machine?
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Old 07-29-2006, 02:10 AM   #6
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WOW. How long did it take? Did you do as thorough job with this as you are doing with the Green Machine?
No - LOL - this is the progress at the 3 week mark, just replaced the engine and rebuilt the tranny, fixed the brakes (new master cyl) and leaking PS box, fixed alternator and starter, got all the lights working, and spent many, many hours with the power washer getting all the grease and dirt/mud off of it. Took all of the interior except dash stuff out for cleaning and put in a good spare seat we had. Remove door panels to flush any crud out in there. Removed the old ugly rear bumper and put on a used sport bumper, 2 used tires and wheels for the front and painted the rims. Waxed inside and out.

It appears to have the original front shocks and maybe the rears too but they all work ok yet ??!!! It will need a new muffler and taipipe, maybe whole exhaust some time.

It is far from perfect but a decent driver now. It would likely not get get a full frame off, as that is not really needed yet on this one. Some body work and new paint and it would be pretty good I think, maybe rebuild the old 350 engine some time.

Oh - and many thanks to my two sons who worked their tails off getting this cleaned up and fixed, and to my wife and daughter who put up with our mechanical adventures.
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Old 07-29-2006, 06:41 AM   #7
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Re: Bought another one - 1971 C20 !!!

that looks pretty nice. Cleaned up REAL nice.
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:03 AM   #8
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Re: Bought another one - 1971 C20 !!!

Excellent find Tom!
Looks to be in pretty nice shape and your clean up really made a difference.
I would have loved to beat you to that one!!!!!!
Um that driveway is getting a little full when green comes home. Your wife must be a special one like mine that understands -- it's just an addiction
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:06 AM   #9
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Re: Bought another one - 1971 C20 !!!

That is what I need to find. a good old 3/4 ton that would clean up and not break the bank that I could pull my trailers with. Nice Truck.
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:14 AM   #10
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Re: Bought another one - 1971 C20 !!!

Very nice truck, especially after the clean up on it.
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Old 07-29-2006, 03:32 PM   #11
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Wow nice find....Great Job on cleanin' 'er up!!
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Old 07-29-2006, 10:28 PM   #12
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Re: Bought another one - 1971 C20 !!!

i'm sure the po would be sick that he sold it now, that realy cleaned up nice it don't even look like the same truck anymore
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Old 07-29-2006, 10:38 PM   #13
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Re: Bought another one - 1971 C20 !!!

thats cool that your sons are into the addiction too. My son will be helping me with the new motor and trans on mine in a few weeks before school starts back. yours cleaned up REAL nice.
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Old 07-29-2006, 10:40 PM   #14
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Great to hear its a family ordeal......congrates on a great diamond in the rough find!
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:00 AM   #15
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Re: Bought another one - 1971 C20 !!!

Here are a few more pics, the pictures hide some of the small dents, the tailgate is worse than it looks, and the front bed panel is rusted out at the bottom, but still a pretty solid truck I think.
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Re: Bought another one - 1971 C20 !!!

Just a few more - does it look like that front cab mount is squished ? The rubber is good, but it looks a little short to me, maybe something else to replace ???
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Old 07-30-2006, 09:40 AM   #17
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Re: Bought another one - 1971 C20 !!!

Man...all this in a few weeks...and I've been WAITING for 3 years just to go and get my Brother's C-20! This kind of thig get's me STOKED!
Great job...keep motivating us!
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wow were do you find these ? looks like the old tires off the green machine! are yoou getting one for each son? if so they are very lucky!
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Rare to find an original one that nice in Iowa for sure. Congrats. Enjoy it.

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Nice Truck!! Kinda looks like my sons.
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