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Old 05-19-2017, 12:37 AM   #1
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUz...sVQtnCJaX9G0rA

I've owned a 1974 SWB C10 since around 2007 when I turned 18 and was dying to get my hands on a truck much like the C10's owned by my brothers and grandfather.

As a struggling student at the time I didn't have the funds to restore or modify the truck the way I would have liked much less keep it running dependably. I remember having constant battles with my gummed up carburetor, oil leaks and worn suspension to name a few things and only being able to afford repairs $100 at a time.

I enlisted in the US Army a couple of classes shy of completing my Associates degree when I started a family a bit too young and I realized I needed to make a sacrifice to serve country and hopefully provide a better future and opportunities for my family as my 50+ hour work-week at minimum wage jobs and school schedule weren't enough to allow me to provide the bare necessities for my family. I couldn't stand knowing I couldn't give them everything they needed or deserved.

I left my truck in the care of my older brother while I was stationed out of state and again deployed over seas with the hopes of one day returning and having the time/money to realize my dream of fixing up my truck as I had so many fond memories growing up with my grandfather hauling us around town in his C10.

Long story short I was medically discharged after a deployment related injury. After being enlisted approximately 5 years on the other side of the country I returned to my hometown to my neglected truck to begin my transition back to civilian life.

I've been fortunate enough to have some money to make great progress on my build and the help from friends to get my truck near road worthy condition about a little less than a year after I started the disassembly.

Take a few minutes to check out my truck build, I'm super proud and excited to wrap up the final touches needed to get this beast on the road to share with the world. I'm a working man and it's not a show-quality hot rod or a 950 hp monster but I'm happy with what I have.

Only a couple of slideshows and short videos on my page for now, I'm hoping to have all of my videos edited and posted by the end of the month. Subscribe to keep tabs on my progress and new uploads.

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Check out the vids.
Ok they will suffice. LOL BAD ASS OP


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Thanks guys, it's been a long road to get to this point... bout 98% ready before it can hit the streets.

All the typical headaches and setbacks involved when changing damn near everything from OEM/what was originally intended to be in these trucks under the hood.

Geometry changes, parts and functionality aren't always obvious, available or known.

Gonna all be worth it real soon, not to mention it is fun workin on my truck, sure is better than some stamp collecting hobby!
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