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Welcome / Re: 1979 chevy short bed blue 454 never touched
« Last post by Chevygold on February 28, 2024, 02:43:50 PM »
Welcome from across the pond, looking forward to seeing your dads truck.
Graham
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Welcome / Re: 1979 chevy short bed blue 454 never touched
« Last post by Captkaos on February 27, 2024, 06:18:06 PM »
Welcome to the site!
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Wheels & Tires / Re: replacing stock tires
« Last post by Captkaos on February 27, 2024, 06:10:40 PM »
Don't remind me Cap'n.... :-\


Happy Birthday BTW!

sad but true!
and THANKS!
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Welcome / Re: 1979 chevy short bed blue 454 never touched
« Last post by Mike81K10 on February 27, 2024, 05:25:36 PM »
Welcome from Alabama and look forward to your pics.
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Wheels & Tires / Re: replacing stock tires
« Last post by Shifty on February 27, 2024, 05:12:25 PM »
Don't remind me Cap'n.... :-\


Happy Birthday BTW!
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Welcome / Re: 1979 chevy short bed blue 454 never touched
« Last post by Shifty on February 27, 2024, 05:11:13 PM »
In for pics, drool-mop at the ready, and welcome from Tucson, AZ!  8)
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Welcome / 1979 chevy short bed blue 454 never touched
« Last post by stingrayjodi on February 27, 2024, 03:17:38 PM »
My first post.  My dad ordered a 1979 chevy short bed big 10 with blue 454 motor in 1978.  this is a one owner truck, in perfect condition as it rolled off the showroom floor.  nothing has ever been modified or changed on it inside or out.  never been painted on and still shines. still smells new inside.  black with red interior.  has had a cover over it, a very good expensive cover, since 1993.  he used to start it every month faithfully.  it has been parked on a lift now for 11 years.  he passed away february 5, 2023.  i am his only child his daughter.  i inherited the truck when he passed away.  This truck is tied to so many memories of my lifetime.  I learned respect for cars and trucks as a child from my dad. i was not allowed to ride my bike within 25 yards of this truck.  I turned out to be a car guy from heck.  (thats not a bad thing lol).  I cannot allow the truck to just sit and rot away any more.  My intentions are to take it down and completely go through all the fluids change, all hoses and belts, brake lines, seals, everything i can and need to do before starting it up again because i dont want to hurt anything on the truck.  It is unbelievebly immaculant.  I joined here hoping to find information to help me get this done.  It just feels like such a work of art to me and i dont want to modify anything i just want to be sure it is not going to find issues from sitting so long so i want to do the best i can.  I also am wondering if there is a way to title it to myself without making it a 2 owner car, because that does matter, but since he died i dont think it is fair to lose that part of it.  if possible.  I look forward to reading as much as i can from everyones posts to see what you have.  Thank you for letting me in.  i will post some pics soon. 
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Engine/Drivetrain / Re: Refreshing 1986 350
« Last post by Captkaos on February 27, 2024, 02:56:31 PM »
I am not following you...
Did you have an empty block to start with?  Did you replace the crank or put the old one back in?  Did you put new bearings or the old bearings for the crank back in?  If old did you put them back on the same journal?  Did put new bearings or old bearings on the rod, if old did you put them back on the same rod and same side of the rod?  Did you put new rings in or old?  If old was it the same piston from the #1 cylinder and the same rings for that same piston?
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Body, Glass & Paint / Re: Hood and Doors replacement
« Last post by Captkaos on February 27, 2024, 02:48:03 PM »
Does anybody have suggestions as to where to get decent body parts?

The site you are on sells parts, there is a store link at the top and it pays for this forum to keep it free for members.   
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Wheels & Tires / Re: replacing stock tires
« Last post by Captkaos on February 27, 2024, 02:41:47 PM »
I would skip 16" wheel size personally and move to 17", 16's are IMO going the route of 14" and 15" sizes.
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