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    Default New guy here from Iowa

    Hi guys, im new here and had a question. Im 14 (Hopefully im not to young for this site). I am planning on getting a truck @ 16. I found a 1979 Chevy c20 with a 350 and only 71K miles. Is that a good first vehicle? Thanks!!

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    Welcome to the club. If its in good shape I would say its a good first truck.

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    Anyone can join good to have you here. Sounds like a good truck. Just make sure the frame and body are pretty solid, engine runs good, transmission shifts right. Its a good first truck but keep in mind that insurance and gas are a lot of money and at 16 it can be a little tough to afford things like that. So see if your parents can help you out with the insurance part for the first year. If you will be tight on money you might want to look into something that gets better fuel millage. But I wouldn't mind having a truck like that.

    Welcome to the club!
    1995 C1500 4.3L 2WD. JET TBI Spacer, JET stage 1 chip, 10mm Taylor custom wires, Pulstar Iridium Pulse Plugs.
    260k miles and still going strong...

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    Welcome to the Club! The truck sounds like a good starter to learn on, best of luck.

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Still deciding what to get of course, I have a while. Anyone know what the gas mileage would be?

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    Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
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    Welcome aboard, and around 10-14 with a 4bbl carb, and mabey a little more with a 2bbl...


    1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).

    2009 Saturn Aura XE (wifes car)

    2011 F-150 Crew 4X4

    "Hold it to the floor till you see God.... Then Brake!!!!"

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    welcome to the club truckfan!
    2008 TAHOE LT, volant powercore, superchips programmer

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    Far West, Oregon USA,
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    Welcome to the club TF. Any vehicle that you can afford at 14 y o is a good truck
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
    350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol

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    Welcome to the club!

    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 club!
    [/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"

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