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Offline Mr Diesel

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Neat online article about Special Edition squarebodies
« on: December 25, 2019, 06:27:37 PM »
Found this interesting article tonight. It's about some of the Special Edition models available for 73-87.

https://autowise.com/all-of-73-87-chevy-and-gmc-special-edition-pickup-trucks-part-i/
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Re: Neat online article about Special Edition squarebodies
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2019, 11:17:18 PM »
Don't think we have data like this on here. I stickied the post to keep it up on top. Nice find
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Re: Neat online article about Special Edition squarebodies
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 01:15:42 PM »
Very Cool article! Thanks for sharing, took me back to being a teenager!
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Re: Neat online article about Special Edition squarebodies
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2019, 01:48:03 PM »
In the mid 80s I knew two people that had Rolliní Rebel editions

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Re: Neat online article about Special Edition squarebodies
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2019, 09:30:44 PM »
Article was very informative.  I haven't seen most of the special additions.  I must say not a fan of any.  I like the original color combinations the best.   :) 

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Re: Neat online article about Special Edition squarebodies
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2020, 10:14:05 PM »
Great article, never knew that they offered so many special editions. I have seen a few chalets blazers down here in Texas but none for sale  :(
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Re: Neat online article about Special Edition squarebodies
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2023, 10:10:43 PM »
Very cool article for sure!

I've had the pleasure to see most of these Special Editions   :)

Kinda wonder though why they left out the "Cheyenne" Trucks of the early 70's ???
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Re: Neat online article about Special Edition squarebodies
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2023, 02:29:14 AM »
Awesome!   I had a 77 Sport as my first truck that my dad bought new.  The stripes were gone by the time I got it but it still had the rollbar.  someone at my dads work keyed it all up so he had to take all the stripes off as we couldn't get them anymore from the dealer.  It had an AUX LIGHTS switch on the dash where the normal fuel tank selector switch went on dual tank trucks to turn on the rollbar lights.  I bet thats one way to tell a real SPORT.  if it has a single tank but has a hole in the dash for a switch there I bet it was an Aux Lights switch.
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Re: Neat online article about Special Edition squarebodies
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2023, 12:23:07 PM »
I think the "Desert Fox" was the best in terms of looks.

The Street Coupe is intriguing, wonder why it touted a 'luxury ride'? Would love to know what they did to the suspension to make it so.

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