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Big Bertha, the 1973 Cheyenne C30 Camper Special

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  1. RetroC10Sport

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    I know I've been scarce. Lots going on. I never did post a thread for my adopted daughter's truck. Meet Big Bertha, she's a 1973 Cheyenne C30 Camper Special that was saved from the scrapheap. She has a 454 big block. Yes, she belonged to a member here and he and I had a falling out but that's another story.

    Abby had been dreaming of one day owning a squarebody and when I gifted her Big Bertha on her 25th birthday, she was so surprised and happy that I don't think she has ever had a better birthday in her life. Unfortunately, Bertha had been neglected for many years but she did fire right up when we went to pick her up.

    This truck could be broken down on the side of the road waiting for a wrecker and Abby would still have a huge smile on her face regardless. Every time she sees the truck she puts on a huge smile. It is unbelievable that a truck could bring such joy in a young girl's life but Bertha has.

    Anyhow, on to some pics over the past year. She has been to numerous car shows and often becomes a star (I think the fact that Abby is adorable helps though). I also think it's because so many people either owned or were around trucks like this and brings back a lot of memories.

    I'll update the thread as I can.

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    Way cool..:waytogo:
     
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    X2 on the coolness
     
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    VERY cool! Now that's a REAL truck woman!
    Can't wait to see the progress.
     
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    Thanks guys. I do some of the harder work but I make sure she learns. I make her do easy tasks.

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    1987 GMC Jimmy Automobile Hoarder

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    Awesome! That wheel and tire combo is delicious for that truck. Very beefy.
     
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    That is awesome..
     
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    Whoops. I don’t know what’s gotten into me. I’ve got poison ivy so some of it must have seeped into my brain.
     
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    Yea, RIGHT!

    When is she going to show you how to change a tire? happy175.gif

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    You picked a real keeper. The women who will dig right in to work on a vehicle these days are too few and far in-between. waytogo.gif
     
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    That's cool that she gets in there and gets dirty.
     
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    Come to think of it, why are you just standing there? Shouldn't you at least be getting/holding her beer?
     
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    Ha! I took the pic.
     
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