Author Topic: Project direction - what to do. Green 81 2wd 6cyl custom  (Read 290 times)

Offline DHINMN

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Project direction - what to do. Green 81 2wd 6cyl custom
« on: September 14, 2022, 03:13:44 PM »

I plan to do new tires, seats and get everything functioning on this 1981 Green/Green C10 Deluxe regular cab long bed 2wd 6 cyl with 65K on the clock.
The truck had the zeebart treatment from the dealer.  Do I paint it too?  Where to stop on this one?  I don't see a hot rodder wanting this so maybe it should be sold as a used truck only so that looks don't matter that much. What would you do.

Offline Shifty

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Re: Project direction - what to do. Green 81 2wd 6cyl custom
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2022, 03:46:20 PM »
Kind of depends on your wallet/desire.  Being a long bed, I don't think it'll ever achieve the following that shortbeds have, so it's not going to be a flip-for-profit truck.

Personally, I'd scrub it up, fix whatever issues there are, and drive it. 
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Re: Project direction - what to do. Green 81 2wd 6cyl custom
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2022, 07:03:51 PM »
Drive it, looks cool just like that.
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Re: Project direction - what to do. Green 81 2wd 6cyl custom
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2022, 06:24:45 AM »
Drive it as is and be proud of it.
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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: Project direction - what to do. Green 81 2wd 6cyl custom
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2022, 03:14:49 PM »
If you do decide to sell it, detail it inside and out.

People "buy with the eye".

Can't believe how many times I've looked at cars/trucks to buy that are filthy inside and out.

On the other hand, I've bought solid vehicles when I look past the dirt.
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction