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Bye Bye '78 K5, and hello to '74 C10

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I really didn't know what I was doing with the '78 K5... so since I ran into a dead end of interest there, I traded it for a '74 C10 short wide box 2wd.

    Left with a '78 K5 on the trailer and came back with the shortbed.
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    It only has a 250 6-cylinder and SM4654 4spd. Runs and drives, needs some work, but I figure it will be a good economical parts runner, and I can always probably re-sell it pretty easy. People are always looking for shortbed projects to throw a 350 in and lower.
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  2. Avery4jc

    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    cool, just a drip in the ocean compared to your current collection.

    -Avery
     
  3. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    how often do you see trucks like that up there?..

    It appears to be pretty solid!..I like my 79 C10,but can't afford to keep it on the road anymore..too many vehicles,too little cash..:( ..that truck with a 250 -6 and an SM465 should be decent on gas,unless its got 4.56's and you do lots of highway driving..then its time for BIG TIRES!..

    --I wish I could find a dash pad in that condition in my area--the first thing potential buyers see,and comment on, is the crappy dash pad in mine--looks like someones dog gnawed on it over the speedo cluster..:doah: its all cracked to hell,patched with duct tape and looks like crap..:(
     
  4. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    It doesn't feel like it's any lower than 4.10s if that even. Havent gotten it on the highway yet. I need to change the coil (it misses some when it warms up). The cab is solid except needs cab corners. Bed is rust free, just a few dents on the drivers side. Some rust in the front fenders but I also get a whole other parts truck with it with another bed and nose. Cab floor is solid. Manual steering and brakes. Seems to be all original.

    I have like 5 stock '73-'74 grilles and a chrome bar grille. I also took some tires in another trade, a set of 31x10.50 Wild Countrys on Chrome mods that will bolt right onto this truck.

    If you were closer I'd give you a dashpad. I have several laying around, not perfect but better than what yours sounds like.
     
  5. chevy wrangler

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    why did you do that?? you had a sweet looking blazer!!!
     
  6. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    The Blazer wasn't all that great. Needed some work to be roadworthy. Just a 350/Th350, fulltime 203, and 3.07 gear ratio axles.

    I have a '76 Blazer, '75 Blazer and '84 Blazer that need to be put together already, plus I am getting another '84 K5 and '82 K5 that need put back together to re-sell.
     
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    I have allot of nice stock parts in good shape, I'm by manchester NH. :wink1:

    I have a 75 red dash in primo shape last I looked. :deal:
     
  8. mountainexplorer

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    Looks better now with matching rims and tires on it.

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    Fixed it for ya allan...nice try but your not fooling anyone:haha:

    Sharp little C10 though
     
  10. mountainexplorer

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    Hey, just cause I owned that '78 K5 twice...

    and funny thing, the '78 Blazer went back to the person who last had it two trades ago, so the title was still in his name, I just handed it back again.
     
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    i'm curious to see how long this one lasts in your collection. 2 wheel drives don't seem to last long with you.
     
  12. diesel4me

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    keep u in mind!..

    Hmmm..my dash is Maroon--(Dark Red??)..sounds tempting!
    If I ever get to make any cash,I'll PM you!--but most likely the only way I'll get any money is to sell the C-10,then I wont need a dash pad anymore! (maybe the "new" owner will want it though!)..thanks !..:crazy:
     
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    You wont be able to pm me, but my email is papasmurf1990@ hard core 4x4 dot com.

    I actually just went down in the cellar and noticed that I have two dark red ones. :haha:

    I've been looking for a truck tailgate assembly.... :deal:
     

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