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Old 04-04-2023, 11:11 AM   #1
Liz
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Todays Spotlight is on 71CHEVYSHORTBED402

Todays spotlight is on 71CHEVYSHORTBED402 and here is his story

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I purchased my 71 C-10 Custom Deluxe in 1989, and am the second owner. The original owner special ordered it locally with an interest in recreation. The truck had everything from a boat launching hitch to a CB, fifth wheel, camper, step bumper, saddle tanks and camper mirrors. He even ordered leaf springs, so that with a SWB makes this frame very rare. Rare doesnít mean desirable, itís about impossible to obtain bumper brackets for this frame. For the poor soul☺ who he needs them, a good set of OEM ďcoil springĒ brackets are a good start for welds, cuts and re-drill. Those are the set with shorter inner brackets. Bumper placement approx. 8Ē behind the frame rail should about do it, at least for a sport bumper.

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Never mind I had very little knowledge of Chevy, I knew near nothing about mechanics when I bought this truck. I wasnít exposed to it, and to some extent feared doing things Iíd never done before. 4-5K in tools & materials later Iíve learned so much. I only knew the truck was cool with something called a big block. It was parked on a corner of the main drag, inside my old territory. Literally, I had a paper route or two as a kid. I know the area so well even my ex-wife worked a few doors down for many years. Heck I was chased by a dog two doors down, you got to watch out for some white labs man, a good Schwinn bike does the trick though. That tiny car lot is so small it remains a car lot 10 business names later, the space is otherwise useless.
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