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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2020, 06:11:08 PM »
I don't know yet, haven't thought that far out... ::)

My intention is to clean up everything I have access to, but not lose sight of the goal- to get her back on the road at some point.

Believe it or not, the original paint is not in that bad of shape, so my strategy may be to clean up everything that is not visible to the eye, and let it look like a patina queen.

But when you open the doors, and the hood- BOOOOM!

Thanks for your encouragement! Means alot
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2020, 01:30:40 PM »
So I got some new sneakers for my K10

The 31's I had on it are good enough to run the '80 till she gets a proper fitting.

Found rally wheels, restored them, 8" rear, and 6.5" for the front.

Cleaned up the K10 wheels while at it, and used a more narrow beauty ring. Much better fit.

I went with 33's this time, not stock, but I think that is the proper size for this rig.

Just feels right, AND I pick up another inch of height.  8)
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

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2020, 09:26:22 PM »
Looks good JP!

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2020, 09:56:44 PM »
Thanks man!
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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

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2020, 07:00:52 AM »
Nice
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2020, 08:16:00 AM »
Looks great!

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2020, 08:45:46 PM »
Nice man!


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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2020, 09:40:27 AM »
Going 33" was a good move, I did the same....looks "righter"!  8)
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2020, 03:45:58 PM »
Going 33" was a good move, I did the same....looks "righter"!  8)

LOL "Mighty Righter"

Thx guys  8)
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1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2020, 07:49:53 AM »
Well I gotta say it looks good. I think the one thing that would drastically improve its looks is if it wasn't in your driveway and instead....in mine!  ;) ;)
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2020, 01:33:48 PM »
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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

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2020, 08:28:25 PM »
Nice Trucks Johnny!
Im jealous


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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2020, 08:40:57 PM »
Thanks Carmen,

patience, you'll get there... ;)
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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

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2020, 08:48:13 PM »
I hope so. I have been working on interior parts all day.


My truck was missing several interior parts...glove box being one of them. The black is the finished one.


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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #44 on: November 03, 2020, 08:52:21 PM »
So the interior is black? Looks really good. The plastic hinge on my K10 broke...


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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