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I keep dragging more junk home

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    Since I decided against getting one of 3 big block trucks and kept the money I had saved up, I now ended up with a yellow '84 K10, and now this '77 K5 for parts. Alot of people wanted to talk me out of getting one of the big block trucks cause I didn't need more. Instead, I have two more.
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  2. potionmaker

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    I think you've got a problem:D Maybe CTA is right for you (chevy trucks anonymous:D
     
  3. OffRoad

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    good work. keep on bringing them home.
     
  4. trailblazr81

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    I would too but I ran out of room.
     
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    Better to see someone who has a passion for the trucks have them, then say your local scrap yard. Look at it this way, you are preserving history!
     
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    [raises hand]-- DITTO !! --[lowers hand]

    just got this last week,,,:D FOR FREE !:D

    and have a crewcab dually headed this way by the end of this weeek,,

    i need to go make room for stuff:doah:
     
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    Who'd ya steal it from?? :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164387


    was going to originally use it for parts, but after tinkering with the carb, and timing a bit, i got it to run pretty well.

    Still smokes a bit at start-ups, but that to me just says needs head work,,,like we all do:doah: ANYHOOOOO:haha: ....

    anyways, i have a "plan" for it now,,,we'll see how far that goes though:p:
     
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    what a friggin deal, didnt even buy him beer?:bow::p::p:
     
  10. muddybuddy

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    im jealous, no such deals like that ever around here
     
  11. mountainexplorer

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    That's a great deal for free. :D

    I had to pay $300 for my pile.
     
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    I wish I could get some awesome deals like that too. Most of my friends make fun of me for my bad gas mileage and frequent breakdowns while they drive around their new trucks with worse gas mileage but if I could I would buy everyone I see. You are my hero.:bow:
     
  13. mountainexplorer

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    This '77 K5 is "parts only". Huge hole in the floor, rust and dents, mismatched parts, and a completely toasted wiring harness. Clear title, but it's not worth putting back on the road.

    The guy wanted 400 bucks for it, and I would have given him that. But I found a crack in the water jacket seeping water on the drivers side just below the head on the block. Motor still runs fine, it just had straight water in it when we had a cold snap hit last week. So I'm going to try and do a "cheap repair" on the block to stop the leak and stop the crack from spreading. I gave him 300 bucks for it and I was able to drive it onto the trailer. It has a TH350, 203, Dana 44 and 12-bolt rear, with 3.73 gears. Custom bucket seats mounted with wood and metal brackets, headers, a chrome steering wheel, and no keys.

    I get the top for it separate, and he also threw in three 37x12.50R16.5 low tread swamper radials on 8-lug rims (for spares for my other rigs).
     
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    scored my k5 that way cant beat free.:D
    you just need to be in the right place or know the right person to get good deals:D
     
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    youi know whats really sad...

    I knew this thread was started by mountainexplorer when I saw the title:D
     
  16. mountainexplorer

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    I just got an '88 Firebird back again tonight too. Had it last year, sold it, now bought it back again for $100. So there's another one.
     

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