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Old 02-10-2021, 12:32 AM   #1
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My 1968 C-20 vermillion metallic...1 in a VERmillion

Just picked this up. Not a cream puff, but a solid original old truck. 1968 C-20 327v8/turbo400
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Old 02-10-2021, 12:34 AM   #2
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Old 02-10-2021, 12:37 AM   #3
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Original front fender is off truck. Has some damage. I did find 2 more 68 fenders locally that are nicer. Appears 1 of the replacement fenders is Vermillion metallic. What are the odds?
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Old 02-10-2021, 12:40 AM   #4
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Here is a pic of the truck loaded up on the trailer from last Thursday the day I bought it. The owner has recently passed. His sister gave me a cool old pic of the truck. The pic is dated Nov 1999.
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Old 02-10-2021, 12:43 AM   #5
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Cleaned the interior up a little. Removed the U haul blanket seat cover and the shag carpeting over the stock floor mat. Also removed the steering wheel wraps.
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Old 02-10-2021, 12:44 AM   #6
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Wiped some dirt off the door jamb. Wow this color is cool!!!
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Old 02-10-2021, 12:45 AM   #7
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Pic of door with dirt wiped off.
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Old 02-10-2021, 05:09 PM   #8
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Re: My 1968 C-20 vermillion metallic...1 in a VERmillion

That truck is not bad at all!!!!
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Old 02-10-2021, 07:13 PM   #9
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Re: My 1968 C-20 vermillion metallic...1 in a VERmillion

One of the best ‘68 colors.
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Old 02-10-2021, 10:18 PM   #10
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Re: My 1968 C-20 vermillion metallic...1 in a VERmillion

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Old 02-10-2021, 11:54 PM   #11
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Re: My 1968 C-20 vermillion metallic...1 in a VERmillion

Cool! I have NEVER seen a Fawn original seat cover on any 67 or 68 in ANY condition! That seat cover looks like the top of the line cover, like a cover that would come with a custom or custom sport truck option? Anyone?
Do you think the engine is still original?

I wonder why the hood is missing in the old picture?
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Old 02-13-2021, 10:39 PM   #12
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Re: My 1968 C-20 vermillion metallic...1 in a VERmillion

Thanks everyone. I have been looking for a 67(big back window) - 68 longbed truck. I told a buddy I want a Vermillion metallic. We laughed. Then I found this truck. So Stoked.
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Wash day.
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Old 02-13-2021, 10:41 PM   #14
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Wow. Found a unused Lopers sticker behind the back seat.
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Old 02-13-2021, 10:47 PM   #15
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The interior paint is going to clean up real nice.
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Old 02-14-2021, 10:50 AM   #16
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Re: My 1968 C-20 vermillion metallic...1 in a VERmillion

The first thing I clean on an old truck are the drain holes at the front corners of the bed.
Second is to remove the inner door panels and vacuum the inside if the door, then clear the weep holes at the bottom of the doors. This is critical to longevity of these trucks.
Third is to remove the cowl panel and vacuum it and down the A pillar as far as possible, again to insure the drain is clear.


If this was done to these truck once a year they would all be rust free.......not really, but they would be in a hell of a lot better shape.
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Old 02-14-2021, 09:58 PM   #17
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Re: My 1968 C-20 vermillion metallic...1 in a VERmillion

GREAT body/interior combo, congrats! I almost bought a very similar one to this and have been kicking myself ever since. It's neat to get pics from po's. I bout a 72 Custom Camper from an original owner and the family had me into the house, gave me a stack of pics that I know they did not have duplicates of - it was their baby. Thanks for sharing and enjoy.
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Old 02-15-2021, 09:59 AM   #18
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Re: My 1968 C-20 vermillion metallic...1 in a VERmillion

And a Lopers sticker to boot ! Very cool color, did it come from one of the dealerships around here ?
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Old 02-15-2021, 11:08 PM   #19
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Re: My 1968 C-20 vermillion metallic...1 in a VERmillion

Man, that seat bottom foam looks good enough to install a new cover over, as is, at least for now. LMC sells a black cover (back and bottom) for $150.00. Not sure there’s a better deal Han that, for a cover set.

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Old 02-17-2021, 10:05 PM   #20
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Re: My 1968 C-20 vermillion metallic...1 in a VERmillion

The interior really does look well preserved. The OE floor mat fitment can’t be beat. Looks like it cleaned up really well.
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Old 02-18-2021, 01:42 AM   #21
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Wheels showed up!! 15 x 8.5 and 15 x 7.
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Re: My 1968 C-20 vermillion metallic...1 in a VERmillion

Just did a tilt column in Vermillion
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Wheels showed up!! 15 x 8.5 and 15 x 7.
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Yee Ha, looks itís getting a half ton makeover, not a bad idea!
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Old 02-20-2021, 11:52 PM   #24
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Re: My 1968 C-20 vermillion metallic...1 in a VERmillion

Washed it off under the hood. Pulled the plug and the valve covers. Oiled cylinders and valve terrain. Hook up a battery and cranked it over.
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Cranked it over and got some oil PSI!!
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