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    Default New member and toy in Texas!

    Hey all. Long time Chevy owner, but just recently acquired a new toy. Let me explain.

    I have a good friend of mine that lives up by Fort Worth. He recently acquired a 1977 Corvette from his dad due to his dad having health problems. My friend's dad couldn't finish the Vette, so he gave it to my friend. In the deal, he also acquired a 1984 Chevy step side and 20' car trailer to carry the Vette around until it was finished. Now, my friend isn't mechanically inclined, but I am. So a deal was struck. I finish the Vette and in return, I get the 84 Chevy step side and the trailer. There isnt much work to be done to the Vette. That is the beauty of it. The engine has been rebuilt and the body has been painted. I need to install all of the engine plumbing and brake hoses to the calipers from the steel lines. I need to finish wiring the engine up and finish the emblem install on the body. Really, if you think about it, all of the hard stuff has been done by his dad. Do this and the truck is mine.

    On to the truck.

    The truck is an 84 like I said above. It too has been repainted at the same time as the Vette. Windows were removed and replaced with new glass and trim. Body has NO DENTS, but some minor scratches from use. The interior sports a new seat and carpet. My friend's dad had new true dual exhaust installed. The engine and tranny have been rebuilt as well. All that the truck needs is new rims (it currently has stock steel rims) new bed wood, stereo and speakers, and air conditioning fixed. I had to replace the driver's side brake line from the frame to the caliper and replaced both power steering hoses. I went back to his house yesterday after I fixed the brake and steering issues and just out of curiosity, I wanted to see how hard the truck would start after sitting all night. I turned the key and it purred. Didn't have to touch the gas. This truck is a dream for being 25 yrs old. I am very excited about my new project and acquisition. Here are a couple of pics to tide yall over until I can get better, detailed pictures of the tuck.

    More to come!

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    Welcome to GMTC! Good deal on the truck
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    cool truck,

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    Talk about luck! Welcome.

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
    4:56 Yukon Gears
    Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator
    Baja style bed mount spare tire carrier
    Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust
    Recon Smoked LED tails/3rd brake lights/black projectors w/switchback LED's in the corners
    N-Fab Nerf Steps
    K&N CAI
    No Fear Pedals
    Tint, Line-X bedliner, Window visors, Rear wheel well liners
    Painted front grill, bow ties and door badges, de-"lettered" tailgate
    Powder coated front and rear bumpers

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    Welcome to the site!


    '94 Chevy Suburban K1500
    3" exhaust w/ aero turbine non-baffled muffler
    CFM Technologies TB spacer
    CB w/ 44" whip antenna

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    Master Mechanic tattooed4life's Avatar
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    Apr 2008
    Stevensville MI


    Welcome to the site!!
    1997 Chevy K3500
    4x4 X-Cab Dually
    454 Dual Exhaust

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    Welcome to the site and congrat's on a "great deal" on the truck!

    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
    w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
    Canyon Lake, Texas

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    Good looking square body.
    I wonder why they had a ball on the bumper with a reciever hitch right below it? It'll tow much better on the reciever hitch.

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    welcome to the site
    04 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 4x4
    6.0 vortec
    Custom CAI
    Diablosport Tuner
    Cowl Hood
    and lots more to come

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    Legend kgibson181's Avatar
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    Cedar Grove, NC
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    Wow nice truck that thing is super clean, welcome to the site

    2003 Silverado 1500
    V8 4.8L 294ci
    2 inch Pro Comp Leveling Kit
    3 inch Rough Country Lift
    33 inch Nitto Terra Grapplers
    5% Tint All Around
    2 12" Kenwoods

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