My new project

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Dec 11, 2011.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    71 Chevy Shortbox Stepside.
    350
    4spd
    4x4
    Power brakes and steering too.
    She will get new paint ( black) a lift new rubber and wheels in the short term.
    She is pretty much cancer free except for the lower front corner of each door, solid truck I have new doors on the way.
    71 Chevy.
     
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  2. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    That is a nice lookig truck I wish I could find something like that around here. Did you put the power stering and breaks on it yourself?
     
  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Got working AC? Black gets mighty hot in the sun. That's my favorite body style of Chevy/GMC.
     
  4. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    I'm so freaking jealous. My stepside has plastic sides :(
    1992 GMC Sierra 5 speed / TBI 350

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  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Thanks !
    The power steering and brakes are factory.
     
  6. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    No AC, I did find a AC cab and all the goodies, but it will spend most of its time on the mountain at 5000 or higher, not to bad at that altitude for summer temps.
     
  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Good looking truck!
    Ive always like Step side trucks, you don't see many anymore. at least around these parts.
     
  8. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Oh I didn't think the power breaks and stering came in TIL mid to late 70's. I learned something new. I like the older vehicle's they are easier for me to work on the new ones are a pain just to chang plugs. Im talking to a guy now about one of the K5 full size blazer's needs some trans work if I can get him to come down a little on price. If you have time post a few pic's as you go that is a nice and tough vehicle.
     
  9. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    I want a late 70's or 80's step side. Saw the one pictured below at the local tug-a-truck competitions and fell in love.

    502 big block if memory serves me right.
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  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    The reason is that step side is not a "customer preferred" style. How I dislike the factory telling me what I prefer. :mad:
     
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  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    My 6 inch front springs arrived yesterday. Should have the ORD rear shackle flip and 2" add leaf for the rear next week. Followed by the new braided brake lines and drop steering arm. Then off to buy Tires and wheels.[drooling]
     
  12. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Nice truck, hard to find those here in the valley w/o much cancer and when you do they are not cheap. [drooling]

    Need any help spending your money to make it bullet proof.

    Have you considered upgrading those axles to a GM Corporate 14 bolt in the rear and a Dana 60 in the front or are you going to keep most of it stock?
     
  13. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    [worthless]


    and I don't care if it's just pics of a pile of parts.
     
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  14. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Good looking truck. I also really like the stepsides. Redneck Rebel that is also a nice stepside. My 98' Z-71 was one of if not the best pickup I ever owned.
     
  15. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Not sure why you want to see a parts picture, but here is a picture for your spring fetish LOL
    springs.
     
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  16. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    You know that boner some guys get looking at the latest and greatest Glock, 1911's, or a classic H&K? Well I get that same thing going on when it comes to GM trucks.
     
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  17. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    A true gear head!!!
    Man I don't meet many anymore, I think we will get along great!
    [beer]
     
  18. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    With newer cars so hard to work on, there are going to be fewer and fewer from the new generations. Ever tried to take a peek at a Porsche Boxster's engine? Raise roof half way, remove purty trim panel, unlatch fire proof heat shield and after all that work this is all you get to rub one out to...

    engineexposed.

    WTF Porsche, that's like substituting the strip club with a nunnery. [loco]
    All that work to check out my sisters car and I get left with blue balls.
     
  19. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Good looking dog in that picture too.
     
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  20. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Absolutely I will upgrade the running gear next summer.
     
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