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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by longbedder, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. longbedder

    longbedder 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Saw an ad in the local swap sheet for a "1971 3/4 Ton 4x4 - Needs Work"

    I went out to look at it and it followed me home (minus $650). The fiancee' was thrilled...:rolleyes:

    The body is real straight, has only surface rust - no rot/cancer at all. Frame is great. 4.10 14-bolt rear and D44 front. It has the original sales receipt, owners manual (with the salesman's business card stapled to it), warranty papers. It was manufactured in Fremont, CA and sold in West Covina, CA.

    I've got another '71 C10 in the yard I can pull parts from (like a pristine inner/outer grille).

    Here's the plan:
    Strip and POR-15 the frame/axles
    Not sure of a body color yet - maybe blue or hunter green
    4" lift (springs up front, ORD shackle flip rear)
    35x12.50 tires
    TH-400 tranny w/ NP205
    TBI 454 engine :D

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  2. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Released from Pueblo, told I belong in Southpark
    Looks like a good find to me. Was it driveable??
     
  3. longbedder

    longbedder 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Nope - didn't have an engine. Has a tranny, t-case, driveshafts, and axles.
     

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