They are far from show cars. but new rocker panels, cab corners, tires, ball joints in all of them that needed it. new xfer case in the green flatbed. radios in all to get rid of am only. bedlined the flatbeds. sandblasted and painted the plow on the green flatbed. new radiators in the shortbed and green flatbed, new carb on the shortbed, lots of knick knack fixes and repairs, new wiper motors and windshield squirters in all (sucks not being able to see). new exhaust on 2 of them. greased, changed all oils on all of them. a new front drive-shaft in the orange one, along with axle shaft joints. 2 inch lift on the orange one. i have a 2 inch lift for the green flatbed, we will see if i get the motivation to do that this year or if it will wait. im burned out on working on them for now. all this was done in just over a weeks time. hopefully they all work well. mechanically, they are as good as any truck on the road. they have a few dents and dings, but that is ok, i wont freak out when someone rubs against a snow pile or drift, or backs into a pole..
I love old chevys. a lot of people will just see them as an old truck, but i have a huge man crush on 70-85 chevys. My first truck was a 77 chevy. and my dream truck is an 85 1 ton 4 door srw with a 12 valve cummins, 6 speed manual trans, and fully restored from the ground up.
you can see my dodge in the picture of the bule flatbed, thats my ride. all the chevys were painted the same color so everything matches. i like the old chevys because they are minimal things to go wrong. easy to fix in a parking lot, i can stock a lot of parts for cheap, and they fit every truck. simple, and they work. i understand the guys using 20-50k truck/plow setups if they use the truck year round. but these trucks just hang out around my shop 9 months out of the year. they are expensive yard art. i figure ive got about 5-7k in each truck on avarage.
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