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Old 04-05-2021, 07:41 PM   #26
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Re: My Dad's 1970 CST/10 Comes Home With Me

Thank you all for the kind words and wonderful stories of your own trucks!

A bit more info on this rig. My Dad also gave me an envelope with all the original documentation from the original owner. It has the original owners manual and warranty card with the intact Protect-O-Plate still there. All still in the original plastic protective sleeve from the factory. The original bill of sale from 07 July 1970, and vehicle order form and trade in paper work from Dick Balch Chevrolet in Lacey, WA. (for some interesting reading look up Dick Balch Chevrolet on Google and Youtube!)

Also the original build sheet From the Fremont, CA plant. The original owner paid just over $4,100 dollars with all the options.

The original owner was a drag racer and had a Willys gasser that he raced. But he raced in a class where they raced the car, and then the next heat they raced the push truck for a combined ET. So the truck was outfitted with a T-10 4 speed and the 350 was warmed up pretty hot. The original owner sold it after only a couple years and it bounced around the Pierce and Thurston County area for a few years with different owners who didn't change much on the truck at all. Dad was the 4th owner in only 6 years as he bought it in January of 1976.

The truck had 5 lug ET slots on it that were bolted on with 6 lug to 5 lug adapters. After some time the adapters became pretty loose and unsafe, so Dad took off the 5 lug slots and bought new 6 lug Western Wheel slots at Tiny's Tires in Tacoma, WA. He kept the 5 lug ET slots and they finally ended up on my 1972 GMC.

Dad street raced the truck in Tacoma back in the late 70's and early 80's. But family time took over and it turned in to a family hauler with 3 kids and a wife. But Dad never detuned it and always kept it "race ready". There were a lot of times that truck surprised some pretty fast cars with "Just a little Small Block Chevy." as he would always say.

At times we rode with the whole family in the cab of that truck during winter. Dad driving, me next to him with the Hurst shifter between my knees, then my brother, then my mom on the passenger side with my sister on her lap. Can't do that nowadays! In summer, my brother and I always rode in the back, no matter where we were going. When I got older I was able to take it to Prom and Homecoming.

I learned how to work on SBC's and rebuilt my first manual transmission (That T-10) with my Dad when I was 14. We also cut the dashboard to install a stereo in it back in the 80's. Sacrilegious now, but back then they truck was barely 15 years old and you just did those kind of things.

Anyways... I have so many more stories with that truck i could go on forever. I'm so glad to read that some of you were able to get a rig from your Dad, Grampa, Uncle, etc. They are timeless treasures, and it's always cool to see them handed down through generations.

Thanks you'se guys!

Gary
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Old 04-05-2021, 11:27 PM   #27
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Re: My Dad's 1970 CST/10 Comes Home With Me

Great stories, I have my grandmothers 58' Impala and my dad 76' K10 they both bought new. Lots of memories there.
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Old 04-06-2021, 06:58 AM   #28
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Cool truck and even cooler story. Congradulations to you both.
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Old 04-07-2021, 10:02 AM   #29
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This would have been coffee out the nose if I had read it 5 seconds earlier.
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I'm not crying, you're crying. You're a blessed man, enjoy it for many more years!
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:07 PM   #31
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This would have been coffee out the nose if I had read it 5 seconds earlier.
Holy cats!

How did I miss that one!

Now that's funny!

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