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  1. OEMBent

    Windsheild Frame Rusted

    Opening up my search found some good potential. This one could work: https://joplin.craigslist.org/cto/d/baxter-springs-1982-chevrolet-silverado/7320813103.html
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    Windsheild Frame Rusted

    Yeah, this would be a possibility if it was a 1/2 ton. I just need to think about expanding what I am good with. If you say that my current desire excludes 90% of the trucks out there, then if I want something I can see I need to loosen up. But I would really consider this one. Replacing a...
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    Windsheild Frame Rusted

    Newer doesn’t = better necessarily. They’re all old now and it’s 90% how good of condition it’s in and 10% what year. But a 1987 in good condition is less likely to have rotten wiring than a 1973 in seemingly as good of condition. Are you saying you’d have to have emissions in tact? Thought that...
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    Windsheild Frame Rusted

    Do you think I would be wise to consider newer years? I was hoping to stay out of all the emission stuff and not have to deal with a cat, smog pump, etc. I mean I do prefer the round eyes, but the later models still look pretty good. I suppose I could do a long bed. That is what my other...
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    Windsheild Frame Rusted

    Thanks! I am beginning to think I may not be successful in this endeavor. Before I actually started looking I thought that I could go down south to Texas or somewhere in the southwest and pick up at least a roller that was rust free. I guess these trucks are old enough now that even down...
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    Finding my C10

    Thanks! I appreciate the help. Always good to look to help formulate what the prices provide in terms of mechanical and body condition.
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    Windsheild Frame Rusted

    I have. I searched the whole country for a 2wd, 73-79, max price $5K,no other filters and came up empty as far as something I would be interested in.
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    Windsheild Frame Rusted

    Just my luck. I have my heart set on a 1978. Other options would be 73-77 and 79. I think I missed the "window" at this point. I suppose I could look at 87 and go back, but they don't hold the sentimental attraction for me even though they are still squarebodys. This idea has been a good...
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    Windsheild Frame Rusted

    Interesting. And scary. My plan is to buy out of state since Indiana is not known for its lack of rust. And on the rust prone areas, I know all too well. One of my jobs when I worked at the truck plant was to spray zinc chromate on rust prone/known areas; front of the hood and fenders. The...
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    Windsheild Frame Rusted

    Well the good part is got a truck that was not molested. That is important to me in my search. I was just thinking that Texas would be dry enough the not have as much rust but I guess when things sit long enough or get old enough, it's inevitable. I'm beginning to think that this era either...
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    Finding my C10

    In some areas I won't spend as much as maybe others. I'm a minimalist so no extra bling, no expensive tire/wheel combinations, audio stuff, fancy lighting, etc. The money will be spent on creating a solid, dependable drive train and a paint job at least as good as factory and I can do that...
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    Finding my C10

    Sounds like me with my 5 year home reno I am just wrapping up. I didn't keep a log. It took what it took like DD said. I suppose I could go to my CC and check all the home center purchases and get an idea but why?
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    Finding my C10

    That looks very nice. I wouldn't have an issue having $20K into a nice truck. New ones are 2.5 times that. When you say "know you cannot rebuild a 87 ...caliber for that coin", is that to mean the more complete I get it upfront, the more I will save in the long run? My current issue is that...
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    Bob from Montana here!

    Welcome from Indiana where I think most junkyard SB's are dust by now.:)
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    Bed liner on cab floorboard?

    Where is the water coming from? Isn't this something that can be fixed? Or is it people bringing the water in?
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    Hello I'm Frankinmetz

    So I looked around the app. There are some listings but most are over 3 years old. I assume they don't delete postings. I couldn't find anything that was posted newer than 3 years ago. I'll play around with it more when I have more time. Every place I can look, the better!
  17. OEMBent

    Windsheild Frame Rusted

    82, was this a Texas truck with this much rust?
  18. OEMBent

    Howdy. Newbe here. Want to find out as much about my 1981 3+3 as possible.

    Welcome! I'm not sure why but it seems like people block out license plates and don't publish the full VIN. The last numbers don't really provide vehicle detail so you may want to delete the last 3 digits or so with ***. Just my $0.02. Like I said, I don't know if it matters.
  19. OEMBent

    Finding my C10

    Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I'm interested in getting one with a blown or no engine. Blown but in the truck would be better. The thing is, I won't leave the engine alone. If its got a lot of miles on it, it's getting yanked. If it's new, I probably won't trust it. My greatest...
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    Finding my C10

    Thanks everyone for the good ideas. I had one that looks just like the one in my avatar back in the 90's. No rust, new paint, I rebuilt the 350, new suspension, radiator, the list is long. Sold it to my neighbor for $2500. Doh! Wish I had that one back. The interior was clean, just needed...
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    Finding my C10

    Thanks. This is encouraging. I'd take one without a motor. Good justification to order a crate 383!
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    Hello I'm Frankinmetz

    I'll check it out. Where in Indiana are you? I'm in Bloomington.
  23. OEMBent

    Chassis finish and component questions

    Just like if I have pitting in my frame after blasting, I'm smoothing it out with filler or something before painting. :insane:
  24. OEMBent

    Chassis finish and component questions

    QC was different back then. I remember guys restoring Corvettes saying they had to hang the frame in a certain direction so that when they sprayed the frame the runs would be going in the same direction as the factory. I may be fussy, but I'm okay with improving on OEM when I can.
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    Finding my C10

    This what I see on Marketplace a lot.

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