Author Topic: 1974 GMC C1500  (Read 346406 times)

Offline Shifty

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1016
  • I bleed Bowtie red...
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #555 on: February 17, 2020, 08:48:01 AM »
dang, that's foxy!  8)
87 V20 Standard Cab Longbed (current)

87 R30 3+3 Longbed (days of yore)

98 C2500 ext cab longbed

Offline VileZambonie

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19075
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #556 on: March 26, 2020, 07:26:38 PM »
Been working on the 74 a lot in between my other bazillion things and will post pics of the painstaking restoration of this battered tailgate but here's a little ripass in my driveway ( can't wait to have some more asphalt to play with ). Will add more later. Gotta go clean up my disaster area.



A few quick vids:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1z3MWpf1rUYNqjm9p5bbcouFO0S3fWwCJ

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SZ6pCdP5ykg_5emkK3Bd4LdHMWluv8nN

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SUcx6HYneqEMjES-_fKkpV3bvqtkvLyj

,                           ___ 
                         /  _ _ _\_
              ⌠ŻŻŻŻŻ'   [☼===☼]
              `()_);-;()_)--o--)_)

74 GMC, 75 K5, 84 GMC, 85 K20, 86 k20, 79 K10

Offline zieg85

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 7553
    • 73-87 GM squarebody extended cab and conversions up to 91 R/V series
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #557 on: March 26, 2020, 08:51:36 PM »
Not that it matters a whole lot about what I think... I am sure glad you ditched the caddy lights and louvered tailgates.  That sure sounds awesome Vile!!!  Thanks for sharing
Carl 
1985 C20 Scottsdale 7.4L 4 speed 3.21
1986 C10 under construction
https://www.facebook.com/groups/248658382003506/

Offline Mike81K10

  • Junior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 968
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #558 on: March 26, 2020, 09:13:29 PM »
I agree with zieg85, it looks much better and sounds great. Attention getter!
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin

Offline JohnnyPopper

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2595
  • Old Goof
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #559 on: March 26, 2020, 10:07:22 PM »
At the end of the vid, looks like you missed a stump, jus saying...

Nice ride, What exhaust did you use? Just curious.
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

Offline VileZambonie

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19075
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #560 on: March 27, 2020, 08:15:49 AM »
Quote
Not that it matters a whole lot about what I think... I am sure glad you ditched the caddy lights and louvered tailgates.  That sure sounds awesome Vile!!!  Thanks for sharing

Yeah, they looked cool at the time, but I kept looking at them over the years and saying to myself, "Why did I do that?" lol I challenged myself to do something unique but it just didn't stick with me. The tailgate looked cool but I'll save it for another rainy day project.

This truck does have a pretty awesome sound I must say  8) Thanks
,                           ___ 
                         /  _ _ _\_
              ⌠ŻŻŻŻŻ'   [☼===☼]
              `()_);-;()_)--o--)_)

74 GMC, 75 K5, 84 GMC, 85 K20, 86 k20, 79 K10

Offline VileZambonie

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19075
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #561 on: March 27, 2020, 08:20:05 AM »
At the end of the vid, looks like you missed a stump, jus saying...

Nice ride, What exhaust did you use? Just curious.

3" Dual Exhaust, custom built with flowmasters and ceramic coated. You can see it better here http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=7175.360

I took down a few hundred trees so my yard and driveway is a mess. Wasn't close to any stumps though ;)

,                           ___ 
                         /  _ _ _\_
              ⌠ŻŻŻŻŻ'   [☼===☼]
              `()_);-;()_)--o--)_)

74 GMC, 75 K5, 84 GMC, 85 K20, 86 k20, 79 K10

Offline philo_beddoe

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2749
  • 77 C-10
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #562 on: March 27, 2020, 10:44:52 PM »
Right turn Clyde!!

Nice! Sounds like it has a little "cam" to it...

I'm coming by one of these Saturdays, gotta see whats goin on over there...(after the covid of course) lol
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.  Zechariah 14:1

Offline VileZambonie

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19075
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #563 on: March 28, 2020, 08:24:49 PM »
Just a tad ;)
,                           ___ 
                         /  _ _ _\_
              ⌠ŻŻŻŻŻ'   [☼===☼]
              `()_);-;()_)--o--)_)

74 GMC, 75 K5, 84 GMC, 85 K20, 86 k20, 79 K10

Offline VileZambonie

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19075
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #564 on: February 08, 2021, 06:45:26 PM »
Debating on what gauges to put in this. I'm taking the Dakota Digital Blue ones out and putting them in my blue truck where they belong. I want analog style gauges and am leaning on these http://store.73-87chevytrucks.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=7&Product_Code=RTX-79C-PU&Category_Code=7G as of right now. I know these are 79 up style but they just look better than the others if you ask me. I've seen some other interesting stuff but haven't made up my mind. Anyone running anything similar?
,                           ___ 
                         /  _ _ _\_
              ⌠ŻŻŻŻŻ'   [☼===☼]
              `()_);-;()_)--o--)_)

74 GMC, 75 K5, 84 GMC, 85 K20, 86 k20, 79 K10

Offline RossVE

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 15
  • Newbie
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #565 on: February 08, 2021, 09:17:00 PM »
I picked up a set of the 1979 series gauges from New Vintage last summer and I love them.
 Never mind, I just checked their website to send you the link and they are sold out. But they do have several other styles in stock. I think they're a little more labor intensive to install than the Dakota digital but that's the trade off for them being a little cheaper to buy. As I said, I'm happy with mine and have had no problems with them if you are looking for something a little different.

Sent from my ONEPLUS A6003 using Tapatalk


Offline JohnnyPopper

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2595
  • Old Goof
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #566 on: February 08, 2021, 09:39:33 PM »
Definitely closer to 'period correct' than their other offerings. I would vote yes, and may do the same on my '80. 
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

Offline VileZambonie

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19075
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #567 on: February 09, 2021, 06:25:42 AM »
Ross VE, post pix.

Here's a better pic of the ones at the top of the list so far.
,                           ___ 
                         /  _ _ _\_
              ⌠ŻŻŻŻŻ'   [☼===☼]
              `()_);-;()_)--o--)_)

74 GMC, 75 K5, 84 GMC, 85 K20, 86 k20, 79 K10

Offline Captkaos

  • OWNER and Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18395
    • http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #568 on: February 09, 2021, 08:11:44 AM »
I am going to be running those in the 89 K5 I am working on.  Every 73-87 I own will probably end up with a set of these.

Offline VileZambonie

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19075
Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #569 on: February 09, 2021, 09:32:40 AM »
I see they stylized them more for the year ranges like the early ones but they look too plain jane. Which version do you think looks the best?
,                           ___ 
                         /  _ _ _\_
              ⌠ŻŻŻŻŻ'   [☼===☼]
              `()_);-;()_)--o--)_)

74 GMC, 75 K5, 84 GMC, 85 K20, 86 k20, 79 K10