New Dad/Daughter Project 78 Cheyenne

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redneckgames

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North Carolina
First Name
Brad
Truck Year
1978
Truck Model
K10
Engine Size
350
Just joined the site to use for references and troubleshooting as we build a truck for my daughter. I bought this truck from my cousin a couple months ago. It has been sitting in his yard for 20 years. Transmission came out of it and he just parked it. It needs a lot of work but the price was right and it has sentimental value to me. He is like my older brother to me and I remember riding around with him in it. His dad had a very similar truck that was solid yellow. He sold his and I wanted him to know if he ever wanted this one gone that I was interested.

Truck is a 78 Cheyenne. My daughter is turning 13 this June and our plan is to have this truck ready when she turns 16. Got a budget in mind and hopefully will meet it.
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Got our work cut out for us.
 

legopnuematic

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Spencer
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1971, 1̶9̶7̶4, 1976, 1979,1̶9̶8̶5, 2002
Truck Model
Dart Swinger, Sierra 10, C10 Cheyenne, C10 Big Ten, Silverado 10, Ram 2500
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225/6, 350 c.i., 350 c.i., 5.9l Cummins
Welcome from Missouri.
 

fofiddyfo

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wisco
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Chris
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1987
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R3500
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454
Welcome from Wisco, and cool truck! I love these builds for father/kid projects the most! I’m trying to get/keep my kids involved when I work on the old dually.
 

JamesSam

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Sam
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1987
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Silverado V10
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5.7 L 350 v8
Welcome from VA. Awesome project for you and your kiddo. She will have the coolest ride!
 

HotWheelsBurban

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Carol
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350
Welcome from Houston, Texas. I grew up with our family square body trucks (3 GMC pickups and 5 Burbs, GMC and Chevy). Dad taught me a lot about cars, working on these and our other family vehicles. He's been gone 5 1/2 years, but I think he watches me working on our trucks.
 

redneckgames

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Brad
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1978
Truck Model
K10
Engine Size
350
Thank you all. I’ll get a build thread put up before long. So far she seems to be excited about it. She has helped clean it out and she washed it. Even had her grinning a bit when we got it running.

Overall my goal, depending on where it goes in 25/26, is to get it running and driving and the two of us do power tour in it.
 

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