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tell me what you think of this???

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by solowookie, Oct 5, 2001.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    ok guys, I can pick up this vehicle for literally no money so I'm considering this as a project vehicle.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/album87>so if you'd check out this link,</a> and tell me what you think I'd appreciate it!

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  2. AGM73k5

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    I've been planning to make a panel of the same body style my next project. I say go for it :)

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  3. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    I'm sitting here trying to figure out what year this thing is???

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    it looks to be around a 52 or 53 but i could be wrong. i just can't remember for sure what year it was they had the split windshield

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  5. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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  6. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    LOL... yea I'm assuming there would be lots of takes on that. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  7. solowookie

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    actually if I was guessing I'd say this is a 49... I'm looking at chevyduty.com to see, and it looks like the split windows are the earlier ones.

    I think the other thing is the windows in the rear pillars. I think those windows will also be an indication of some kind what year it is. (I need to go get a good looks at the hints on chevyduty as to what years what is so I can get a better idea)

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    That's a full blown project Jeff, Are you ready for something like that? Good lookin' truck, but it'll be a tuff and expensive. I'm not tring to shoot it down. Just tring to be reasonable....But it would be a sweet ride!

    <font color=blue>Twiztid</font color=blue><P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Twiztid on 10/05/01 11:43 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  9. solowookie

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    trying to be reasonable??? what in the world in reasonable??? LOL

    I'd bet the first time you met me you didn't think I could rebuild an engine either (don't worry I was as suprised as everybody else I actually got that thing running...) I figured since I was able do that I might as dive in over my head... again... LOL [​IMG]

    I've always had dreams to take old vehicles and restore older stuff (well not really restore, but to restore / hotrod). I guess I never thought I could do it, but I got my confidence level up so I think I'm going to dive into it!

    now that I learned that I can figure this stuff out, to me it is only a matter of study / effort. I'm sure I'll make mistakes along the way, but how else am I gonna learn? I guess I'm not really intimidated by this stuff anymore.

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    Sorry, I'm not tring to knock you or the truck.

    "tell me what you think"

    I did...Do what you will, It will be more of a project than it looks, it will cost more than it looks, it will be ALOT of work!

    I know you will get done anything you put you mind to. Jeff, you have proved that!

    I'm tring to say, It will be a big job. Thats it....

    More power to ya' Jeff.. I'm with you 100 %. But...Are you ready for something like that?

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    am I ready??? oh who in the world would ever know? I'm sure you got a better idea of what it would take then I do (and hence the warning rigth?)

    actually I won't be starting on it until this time about next year, and I won't have to have it done real quick so I think I'll just take my time and work on it.

    I'm sure it will be a hugh project (lots bigger then I expect), I'm sure it will cost a LOT more money then I expect, and I'm sure it will take a LOT more work then I expect.

    all in all I think you're right on the money, but I kinda expected that. [​IMG] LOL I also think it will be a ton of fun! (and in a year and I half I'll come back and Eric will say "hey, I told you so... LOL [​IMG]

    and who know's if I am lucky I can take up a collection, and start a used car sales lot!

    hey, next time I come down we'll have to go out for one of those 6 dollar burgers I've been craving!

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  12. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    it might be a lot of work and cost a lot of money but you will be able to say with pride look what i built from the ground up[​IMG] oh are you going to street rod it or 4x4 it?

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    oh it will definately be a street rod. I got 2 k5's to work on for 4x4, and now I wanna be able to work on something that will be a street rod.

    this is gonna be my personal daily driver so it should be a fun project! I think I'll tear it down to frame first, and do all the suspenion etc. &amp; drive train first, and then I will start working on body / interior etc.

    I can tell ya what there is absolutely no way that I am going to put that much time into a vehicle like that to sit in my garage all the time.

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    alot of work and $$$ is going to be needed,but who cars. I rather drive a classic than the new sh!tty cars dealers are making today!!

    Freedom is a state of mind
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    OK I found an awesome site for "pre-'73 GM truck on-line resource -- since 1995"...

    checkem out at <a target="_blank" href=http://www.stovebolt.com/truck/index.htm>www.stovebolt.com</a>... I just joined a membership, and I'm sure it will be my home away from ck5! [​IMG] LOL

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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    Hmmmm....Throw it on a Blazer frame and shorten the bed. [​IMG]

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    Yes, it's a lot of work but it'll be worth it!
    We've got something like that too
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/muddin4fun79blazer/56gmc.html>56 Project</a>
    It's been 4 years since we first got it and we're only this far!

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    oh hey muddin that looks like a fun project too! man it is kinda addicting isn't it?

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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Jeff, I can't quite read the emblem on the hood...does it say Chevrolet or Thriftmaster? Thriftmaster would be 48 and early 49. Chevrolet emblem started in late 49 and 50. By 51 they had vent windows in the door and turn down hendles. 52 git pushbuton door handles. So from what I can see its either a 48 or 49, possibly a 50. If I could read the emblem i could narow it down more.

    Looks like a killer project. A lot of guys that rod those types of truck will graft a Nova or Camaro front frame clip onto the frame. This nets you disc brakes and good suspension, plus correct mounts and all for a small or big block. The width is prety close too.

    I'd snatch that baby up in a 'heartbeat'![​IMG]

    Rene

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    The hints of what year it is the the placement of the fuel filler( 1947's had them under the bed not behind the seat) the windshield is the same from 1947 to 1953. those deluxe cab windows were only on certain years and the one piece door windows were only on some years too, My brothers was a 1950 and he had the cab windows and a 2 piece door glass, we went to a 'yard and got the one piece doors. They are a never ending project as all car sand trucks are. he has like 7,000 into hes and it has very little interior and no paint. He is sporting a 350 with trickflow heads, and NOS a TH400 with trans brake, 12 bolt rear and a nova front clip. with the old basic 350 he ran 14.4's at 98( back when he only had $2,000 into the whole thing) . My next project(will they ever end[​IMG] will be one of those but a panel, just like AAron said, but mine will be on the ground laying frame. Good luck and GO for it.!!

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