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question for the day....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 72k5chicago, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. 72k5chicago

    72k5chicago Registered Member

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    Here it is friends of k5s everywhere; I have a '72 K5 that I'm slowly prepping for new paint. It has the typical 33 year old issues, door cancer, windsheild frame cancer, some floorboard cancer, but otherwise is in great running order. I also have a beater '72 c10 super cheyyene. How many of you guys out there think it would be ok to butcher the running cheyenne just to save the blazer? I could use the doors, windshield frame, floor metal, and just about anything else i needed, but i cant seem to pull the trigger.
     
  2. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I know the feeling.....

    I had a hard time junking my 74 K20 after owning it 15 years--but it was rotted to death and had a hard life plowing..I did take a lot of things out of it before I scrapped it,like the motor and T-case and lots of other stuff..despite its many problems,I still wanted to fix and keep it--but it was a lost cause.. :(

    I would not want to take ANY 67-72 GM truck apart if its useable and not too rotted!..there isn't many of them left!...but if its all rotted and worn out,thats a different story..in that case I'd fix the least rusty of the 2,and use the most rotted one for the parts..I'd never chop up a truck thats not too rusty to fix a rotbox though...if your pickup is in better shape,I'd fix that and use the K5 for parts.. :crazy:
     
  3. Geargrinder

    Geargrinder 1/2 ton status

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    I would have to say that U would be doing your'e self a favor by doing it in the long run. The K5 will be worht a lot more if it's done right, and if U really miss the truck alot U can allwase find another. Not so eazy with the K5.

    just my $.02
     

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