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Big Bertha, the 1973 Cheyenne C30 Camper Special

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by RetroC10Sport, Feb 18, 2018.

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    Great progress :waytogo: I know she appreciates it! :wave:
     
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  2. RetroC10Sport

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    I need to tweak that bumper a little. But finding a nice mint bumper WITH guards for free is near impossible.

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    Nice looking truck!
     
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    Lookin' good!
    A wet sanding with 600-1000 grit would do a wonders for that old, chalky paint.
    Just sayin'.
     
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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I like the "lay on the ground" angle of the picture.
     
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    Yeah as long as you don't get run over!
     
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    Oh I'm going to sand most of it down to bare metal and let it it rust for a bit then clear coat it
     
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    Abby and Big Bertha had a professional photoshoot done.

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    We also got a set of big towing mirrors and a new taillight to replace the broken one.
     
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    Bet it's tough keepin the guys away, she's cute! didn't want that to come off like I'm a dirty ole man!!
     
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    Installed a new back window and new stock wheels this weekend, she, her bf and Bertha will be at C10s in the Park this weekend in Waxahachie. Now we need to find some original hubcaps.

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    She's certainly coming together nicely :)
     
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    Yeah, your truck is inspiring her a lot.
     
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    The stock wheels look great! Its funny too, because I thought the old ones looked good. But the stock wheels look better by leaps and bounds.
     
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    And I can't remember, is that medium metallic blue going to be the final color?
     
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