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84 C20 Silverado Project #1

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by HotRodPC, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. HotRodPC

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    It was nice to get to take it for a ride. Bitter sweet though. Pretty much have made the decision, that truck is going to live in the K5 and the K10/20 Projects. Most everything on that truck except the transmission frame and cab will be used on the other 2 trucks. I just had to get it running to be able to move and I have some things I need a truck for, so it had to be fixed but also the reason I kept it cheap as possible cuz I didnt' want to put any money into something that was going to be tore down in the very very near future. Like hopefully by this fall.

    It kind of needs to be that anyway. I've stayed low key and hush about it. Like calling it an 84. It's an 86 truck with an 84 VIN that doesn't match the frame VIN so I wouldn't feel right ever selling it that way to someone who might eventually want to register it in another state.
     
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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It would be easy to register it in some states, like Ohio. They only care about the cab VIN, they don't give a rats ass about the frame.
     
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    Yep, some states is easy. OK would be too. I know Cali does VIN and Frame Inspection when you bring a vehicle into the state for a Cali tag and some other's do too. I had both titles to both #'s but I've since scrapped a cab and frame and gave them the 86 VIN cab. That's at least to the best of my memory.

    See the original plan was to frame off restoration on that truck. So the 84 burnt cab truck, I still have that frame and it goes to the VIN that's on this truck. That's the frame I've been getting all the parts off. I figured I could clean and paint that frame while I still drove this one. Then when the time came and I got all the suspension work done, the rear end rebuilt, brakes, fuel lines, tanks and all that shit done. Then I could just swap the cab over and go from there and all the #'s would then be correct. I'm going to regret it I know, but I can't have to many projects with my life situations and it's going to be a struggle as it is for the K5 and K10/20 truck. I'm not giving up on those 2. I always did want to build another street/strip truck and a 4x4 doesn't do that very well.
     
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    I've got a pair of Trans Dapt big block chrome valve covers still in the box. The box has seen better days but the valve covers are perfect even still has the tissue paper on them inside the box. For a twenty I'll ship them to you. If you want them my email address is "[email protected]" .
    Just for laughs, does the cigarette lighter still work? That's always the deciding factor for resale value, you know?
     
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    I think I might be able to use those. I'm not going to do much to this Big Block, but I think I do want to change the intake. The one that's on there is the OEM smooger EGR instake and I don't like that the EGR is directly in front of the carb. That was done on purpose I'm sure. Trying to make it hard for Carb adjustment and breaking the caps off the carb. I'm not going to spend a fortune on heads and don't care for headers so I'll keep the same exhaust and piss port heads but I might upgrade the cam a little bit and the intake just for some more bottom end grunt and quicker off idle throttle response.
     
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    O M G and i thort i had shit luck !
     
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    You don't even have a clue. I got nothing but shit luck. All my bad luck isn't even posted. You guys wouldn't believe it if I told it and think I'm just a whiner so I don't even spill the shit anymore. I expect it.
     
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    One day, your luck will finally turn around. One day.

    I thought it would have already happened a long time ago... but one day.
     
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    I keep thinking that too buddy. Sometimes something good will finally happen and I think this is it, I finally made it over the hump and can carry on. Naww, usually within just a a couple days I'm put right back in my place and maybe buried a little deeper. I hate making excuses too but it seems that's all I do. Of course I first try to figure out what I did wrong and correct it, then realize there really wasn't shit I could have done different. We'll see, I haven't given up totally just yet.
     
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    We're in your corner, hotrod :handshake:
     
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    I'm glad someone is. 2010-2020 has been horrible. I know some have a bad year, I've had a bad decade. Maybe 2021 will be the year and start to a new decade, but I damn sure won't hold my breath.
     

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