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1977 C20 - "Babe the Blue Ox"

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by Rusty Nail, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. RoryH19

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    What's going on with blue? Are you done with it?
     
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    Lookin to sell it, interested?
    If I am ever able to get it out of that shop, I'll probably drive it home and play with it a little, Gary is gonna help me sell it , he might buy it, might help finish it up, if we can talk Camaro mechanic Chris into puttin the floorpans in.

    I dont have interest in keeping it anymore - it looks like dead weight tome. :shrug:
    Somebody will buy it, it's worth good money but dude really screwed around wasting all that time but at least it didn't get rained on?
    Kinda feels like starting it now and my living room.is full of parts which is not wearing well.

    Insult.to.injury pays $279 for a fucking sticker.

    Im WAY over it. F- go away stupid truck so I can get a life.
     
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    Whoever gets it is gonna get a damn fine looking truck.

    Hope it all works out for ya !! :waytogo:


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    It's not Babe's fault. She didn't do anything, show her some love and she'll love you back.
     
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    Makes me sick! Maybe it'll get finished but i'm tellin ya right now, no AC is a huge turnoff. I'm REALLY NOT into the idea of that shit!

    Ugch. The prospect of spending one more minute and one more dollar...

    I spent two very rewarding, solid hours in the Blazer this morning and loved every second.
    I put Babe in that shop so I could drive it around...and ive bought two vehicles since then lol..i've still got em both.. Homie gots to get to work. :shrug:
     
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    True, but Babe is solid, she did you no wrong. She could be your Fall-Winter-Springtime truck :)
     
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    Done tracked down some 8 lug , 4.10 axles..not buying that 4 speed but I wonder if there is any AC that would work in the Blue Ox?
    You can see hoses running in front there...

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    So I musta missed something. Why did the shop not do the work on Babe and why has it be in that shop so long?
     
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    I hope you keep and love Babe. I'd hate it if a good truck like that got into the wrong hands.
     
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    ∆∆∆ lol


    I don't know why the shop wouldnt do the work..not hungry enough I guess?
    It has been in there so long because it's seen as "free" dry storage so I don't complain it's not in my way lol.
    I has a one car garage.. with a Camaro in it see? Been workin on and playing with the vehicles I bought waiting on Babe to get fixed :shrug:
    I dont know what else to tell ya. :(
    Rick is the alleged source of her ouster dude says but who knows? I want to get clear of those guys.

    Her time is up everywhere and i'm moving forward. Didn't pan out.. Not the end of the world.
     
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    Babe the Blue Ox sees sunlight today on her way to the Camaro yard. Cant hang tonight. Thanks Gary. Oh, you'll be back at 9am?
    K.
    Lemme go work 6-6...blech. At least Bonnie gots AC. Dont know what im gonna do with it..I think Gary wants it but i'm positive he didn't expect such a marvel.

    Thinkin about towing it home but we'll see what Mr.Camaro dreamt up tomorrow.

    Chris (the ACE Camaro mechanic?) Has tested positive for Covid-19

    clean side
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    Omg that's badass.

    dirty side
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    Doesn't she look cute and little?

    :pedobear:
    255/70/16s

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    I added her to the car insurance policy and the rate DROPPED.

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    It's a good looking truck. I like that blue. It doesn't look like it would take much for it to be DD capable.
     
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    My thoughts exactly
     
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    Play it!





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    That's hot right?
    :pedobear:

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    Got some ACTUAL seat time after three trips to get stuff AND about $50 bucks spent with a splash of gas?
    Had to fix the shifter linkage and drove Babe the Blue Ox today for the first time since 2009.



























    Yep. Just as you see her here.

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    These photos aren't six hours old from American Camaro and Firebird.

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    Thats a mighty mouse!
    Lookit the heater hoses @AuroraGirl lol
























    Seat time.

    Starts and runs good.
    Sounds awesome.
    Thermostat opened.
    Gauges work.
    Power steering isn't...I remember that now.

    Got about ten feet forward and ten feet back..
    Damn my expectations.
    :(

    Big fun!

    Stay tuned!

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    Damn! that's a good looking truck.
     
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    Yeah, but ...



    How did those 10 feet feel, man ?


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