Chevrolet Custom Deluxe C10

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    Chevrolet Custom Deluxe C10

    Howdy friends,

    I have a little bit of a fixer upper project. I've inherated my grandad's old 1979 Chevrolet C10. This truck is powered by the base 250cid inline 6 cyl and has the 3 spd manual transmission on the column. This truck was not drove all of the time so it only has 60k miles on it and its 27 years old! We've only put about $600 into getting her road worthy and we've had her for just over a year. This truck is a solid, tough, workhorse and I would reccomend it to anyone whose looking for a used second hand work truck on the farm. We hauled 41 bails of hay on the 8ft bed, and this is only the I6! We average about 16-22mpg in a mix of city/free way driving. It would do better if it had Overdrive. I am just interested in fixing her up a little. I'm sure there are some restorers out there with some helpful tips and any would be Greatly appreciated. I love fixing up old cars, and really love my old truck. Any input in this thread will be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Chevrolet Custom Deluxe C10

    Hi CenturyMan - welcome to the boards! Sounds like a nice, solid truck that you have. My dad used to restore 1947-55 Chevy Trucks, which can be a really rewarding hobby. I don't really have any advice for you, though on how to keep it running strong, other than what you probably would know already.

    I was going to suggest Jim Carter Classic Truck Parts (www.oldchevytrucks.com), but on their site, it appears they only sell parts up to 1972.

    Good luck with it! Do you have any pictures to post here for us to check out?

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    Re: Chevrolet Custom Deluxe C10

    Check out LMC Trucks. Order one of their free catalogs, as they have more in them than they do online.

    http://www.lmctruck.com/

    Good luck with fixing up the truck, and as GM says, "The longest-lasting most dependable trucks on the road."
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    Re: Chevrolet Custom Deluxe C10

    Id definently like to see some pics if you can take some and post them on here. I dont know a great deal about restoring, but I do know a little about the C10s and would like to know how the restoration progress is coming along. Im always up for searching the internet looking for info, so if you need any help, Ill do what I can.
    Last edited by HoeyHimself; 08-06-2006 at 02:20 PM.

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    Re: Chevrolet Custom Deluxe C10

    Quote Originally Posted by thetrick
    Check out LMC Trucks. Order one of their free catalogs, as they have more in them than they do online.

    http://www.lmctruck.com/

    Good luck with fixing up the truck, and as GM says, "The longest-lasting most dependable trucks on the road."
    I was gonna mention LMC Truck. I performed some rust repair on my '79 K5 last summer. Replaced the rear tail support channel, the rear body mounts and gas tank. I got the gas tank powder coated and it looks sweet, plus it won't rust.

    I'll be going back in a few weeks to replace all the tailgate parts to get 'er ready for winter.

    My only problem with LMC Truck is many of the parts are made in Taiwan. You feel great that you are getting Chevy parts, then you see that many are made in Taiwan, kind of a let down.
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    Re: Chevrolet Custom Deluxe C10

    Start with the important stuff like brakes.

    POR15 is great. It dries to an incredible rock-hard, non-porous finish that won't chip, crack, or peel, and it prevents rust from recurring by protecting metal from further exposure to moisture. It is great for floor board and other places that rust badly.

    I have a 57 Chevy Pickup with 30K.


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