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New to me '78 GMC

Discussion in 'Member Photos' started by illby1, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. illby1

    illby1 Junior Member

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    Scotty
    Truck Year:
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    Truck Model:
    Sierra 2500
    Engine Size:
    350
    I went to visit a friend in Oregon for vacation and ran across this truck for sale. I ended up buying it and getting it back to my friends house. I called around to see how much it would cost to transport it back to Wisconsin, but the costs was much higher than I anticipated!! I left the truck at his house and flew home today, but am working on making arrangements to fly back out and potentially drive it cross country back to Wisconsin...

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  2. Curt

    Curt Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Nice truck!That will be a cool adventure driving a new to you truck home.It looks like it’s in great condition.

    Welcome!
     
  3. oldretiredafguy

    oldretiredafguy Full Access Member

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    Love those longbeds. A working man's truck!
     
  4. 78C10BigTen

    78C10BigTen Full Access Member

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    Nice truck!
     
  5. 86 SCOTTSDALE

    86 SCOTTSDALE Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome from Mass. Nice find, looks to be in pretty good shape.
     
  6. Shorty81

    Shorty81 Baby Boomer

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    Welcome from Ohio. Nice truck!
     
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    animal Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :welcome:
     
  8. Grit dog

    Grit dog Full Access Member

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    Welcome!
    Will be the talk of the town back in Cheeseland!

    Another happy Oregon truck gets a new home!
     
  9. illby1

    illby1 Junior Member

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    Thanks!! It must have been a Canada truck, the odometer and speedometer are in Km... It has 119,000 Km (73,000 miles) and is VERY solid!! Rockers, fenders, floor are all in great shape. There are a couple little spots that are starting to bubble a little, but I'm super happy with the condition. Runs really good, but the carb may need some attention, it idles a little rough and starting out it seems to chug a little and the power steering pump seems to leak a little. I did an oil change and plugs as soon as I got it and will do more PM before/IF I decide to drive it home... I'm still trying to find a transport option that isn't $1,500.00 or more.
     
  10. Powerhouse Ranch

    Powerhouse Ranch 3G Connoisseur Supporting Member

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    Atta boy! Welcome from PA
     
  11. dvdswan

    dvdswan Full Access Member

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    Welcome to the site.
     
  12. enrico

    enrico Junior Member

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    nice find!...shop around for the shipping....they will even negotiate...people hungry out there. just got an elcamino from sacramento to NY for $1100.

    they screwed up the pick up date couple of times, but i was not in a rush, and it got here just fine!
     
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  13. illby1

    illby1 Junior Member

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    Thanks!! Do you remember the name of the place you ended up using?
     

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