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Old Chevy

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by alleghenypaving, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. alleghenypaving

    alleghenypaving Member
    Messages: 47

    Old Chevy's Never Die, They Just Get Restored.. Just Finished My 1977 Chevy 3/4 Ton Plow Truck,,, Man This Things Fun To Drive And Plow In..was A Old Fire Dept ,fire Truck So It Wasn;t That Hard To Restore..have A Stainless Steel Spreader V Box That Slides In The Rear..oh Yea It's Electric. The Only Way To Go


  2. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    very nice. looks better than the new ones
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Used the same thing for 16 yrs. but with a standard and Fisher hydro plow.
  4. Plowinpro03

    Plowinpro03 Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    tell ya what..>GM never came out with a better rim then the ones that came on those trucks...im not sure if they started using that style in 77 but my 89 blazer had them and boy..you could mount big tires on those stock rims and the'd do the job, and look good while doing soo....miss that truck....ur's looks fantastic.
  5. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    old chevy's never die they just badder!!!!!!!!!!! kick posterior
  6. alleghenypaving

    alleghenypaving Member
    Messages: 47

    thanks guys glad you like it..i will post some photo's late saturday after we get the v-box mounted..has a 350 engine,auto tranny,myers plow 7 1/2 foot 8 ft stainless v-body (electric) just got it back from the body shop today after 4 long months..they had to take all the fire dept brush tanker unit off. and had to find a bed for it,got one out of arizona.
  7. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    That's a beauty, I had one just like it I restored, wish I knew how to scan pictures in. I took a 79 GMC K15, replaced most of the body panels and a 79 Silverado nose, put 3/4 ton axles under it with a 4 inch suspension lift, built 350, switched from a 4 speed stick to a 3 speed auto. Painted it white, looked a lot like your but a little more chrome and no graphic. I like those graphics, btw, they look awesome. I ran 265/75s in the winter and a 7 1/2 foot Fisher, in the summer added a body lift and 35/12.50s.
    Too bad about the ugly Meyers plow though. I always hated the look of the bumper pushed out on the wrong side of the plow frame. Maybe some day you'll find a nice Fisher for it.
  8. racer67x

    racer67x Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    my '82 is still sitting out in the yard,can't bear to sell it or part it out..
    the only use it gets is twice a year pulling in and out of the garage after storing my v box spreader in the bed.
    I should strip it and restore it..if I ever find the time.
    btw..nice truck!
  9. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    That is one sharp looking chevy! GM will never have another truck that will last like the 73-87 trucks, they were definatly "Like A Rock".
  10. swa136

    swa136 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    Nice restore job on the ole fire wagon. These definitely were the best GMs, enjoy!:salute:
  11. niv

    niv Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 38

    Cool truck , man are those body parts for these trucks getting hard to get or what, and prices are showing this also.ENJOY!
  12. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085

    Sweet ride

    Here are a couple of my chevys from the past.

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  13. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Looks Good, Got to love the old chevys
  14. alleghenypaving

    alleghenypaving Member
    Messages: 47

    just got her finished up,spreader on ready for snow..was kinda cool, on my way to the shop to install the spreader a guy was putting up a new bill board sign by the shop ,and was getting rid of the old one ,real heavey vynal 2 or 3 ply. i took it and put in the bottom of the bed for extra protection.. so far so good.. let it snow. hope everybody on this board gets alot of snow... (HAPPY NEW YEAR TOO ALL) have a safe one.:drinkup: busy saturday after installing the spreader,noticed the ford had the spinner motor leaking. so off to replace the motor on the hyd, monroe spreader..(spinner).. best time for breakdowns i guess.when there is no snow,and saturdays.

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    Last edited: Dec 29, 2007
  15. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    my 79-maybe

    here's my first attempt at scanning in a photo
  16. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    And I have failed.
    WTF, I scanned it into My Pictures and tried to load it like any other picture. Won't do it.

  17. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    btw, that's not the pic I was trying to load. I just tried it with another picture in My Pics, worked fine. Must be something to do with the sizing or something.
  18. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I like the truck. If that is a recent picture then what is that green stuff beside the truck?
  19. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    Body parts hard to find for that era? Go to any VIP auto parts store, They have em all hanging on the walls for those things:eek:. And dirt cheap toopayup