Hello from Southern Utah. 1983 C10 Stepside

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Blackbird

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Southern Utah
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Cliff
Truck Year
1983
Truck Model
C10
Engine Size
350 V8
I’ve inherited my grandfathers 1983 Chevy C10 stepside pickup. He was the original owner and bought it back in 1983, the year I was born. As his oldest grandson, born the same year he had always intended it to be my truck. He unfortunately lost his 5th and final battle with cancer a year ago and passed away.

He babied this trick and kept it in mint condition for the first 30 years of its life. Old age, hospital stays, and a cousin who lived with them and drove it like he stole it really degraded the truck over the past few years.

I’m hoping to return it to its former glory. I hope you’ll be patient with my as I’ll be on here a lot asking questions as I go. I’m new to this and have very little mechanic experience beyond the basics.

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Mr Clean

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ali_c20

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Welcome from Austria. Great truck.
 

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Welcome from Dolan Springs, AZ!
It reminds me of my '81 Custom Deluxe C/10, SWB I drove for 15 years as a daily driver. Mine had a 250 with 3 on the tree.
 

legopnuematic

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Welcome from Missouri. Nice looking stepper.
 

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Sorry to hear about your grandfather, a close friend of ours is on his 3rd battle of cancer and is calling it quits with the treatment so he doesn't have long. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. That's a really killer truck though, bringing it back and having fun with it will be a great way to remember your grandfather. Welcome!
 

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Welcome from NC. That's a great looking truck and I regret to hear about the passing of your grandfather. I was in Southern Utah a few years back. I was amazed at how the geography and color of the landscape changed with every few miles that we drove. We stopped at Bryce Canyon and I swore that I'd try my best to get out there again to spend more time.

HS
 

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