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Offline bake315

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(Yet another) new horse in the stable
« on: January 11, 2020, 11:57:50 AM »
Well, another one followed me home, Ma.  Can I keep him? Please? ::)

Brought home a 1979 Scottsdale K10 a few days ago.  It almost made it home under its own power before I had to call for a tow!

The good:
  • 350 4-bolt main (rebuilt) runs like a scalded dog
  • Smooth shifting 465 and clutch
  • Straight, solid frame, showing no signs of collision
  • Solid doors, bed, fenders and floor pan
  • Nearly new tires
  • Undamaged windshield
  • Recently re-done original bench seat
  • Recent exhaust system with H-pipe

The bad:
  • One cab corner is completely rusted through
  • Both rockers are rusted through
  • Hood folds up like an accordion
  • Front differential is a question mark (disconnected)
  • Auxiliary fuel tank bypassed
  • Leaking rear brake cylinders

The ugly:
  • Unnecessarily high suspension lift
  • Gauge cluster completely absent, with all wiring cut away
  • Aftermarket gauges apparently wired up by a 3-year old
  • No fuel gauge present at all
  • E-brake cable cut because of the too high suspension lift
  • Engine harness butchered (including missing fusible links)

Going to try and bring this guy back into the realm of reasonable, and then I will decide if Im going to keep it in the fold, or sell it on.
My Build Thread: http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php/topic,7672.0.html
1973 Chevy Cheyenne Super 20 3+3 454/400
1979 Chevy Scottsdale K10 350/NP205/SM465
1987 Chevy Custom Deluxe R30 350/400
2018 Subaru Forester Black Edition

Offline VileZambonie

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Re: (Yet another) new horse in the stable
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2020, 12:25:53 PM »
The things people do to these trucks hurts. All can be brought back though. Cool truck  8)
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Re: (Yet another) new horse in the stable
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2020, 12:53:57 PM »
Nice find, congrats! What did you have to part with to take her home, if I may ask?
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Re: (Yet another) new horse in the stable
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2020, 03:56:57 PM »
Nice
1985 C30 Custom Deluxe Ext. cab 5.7L TH400 3.21 
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Re: (Yet another) new horse in the stable
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2020, 08:58:47 PM »
Nice find, congrats! What did you have to part with to take her home, if I may ask?

Two and a half large. Feel like I got a pretty good deal, really.  Im really looking forward to digging into it!
My Build Thread: http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php/topic,7672.0.html
1973 Chevy Cheyenne Super 20 3+3 454/400
1979 Chevy Scottsdale K10 350/NP205/SM465
1987 Chevy Custom Deluxe R30 350/400
2018 Subaru Forester Black Edition

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Re: (Yet another) new horse in the stable
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 10:53:17 AM »
Cool like the Fonz!  8)
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Re: (Yet another) new horse in the stable
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2020, 10:30:02 AM »
Cool like the Fonz!  8)

Aaaaaaayyyy!  8)

Younger members out there are like, "Who?" lol
My Build Thread: http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php/topic,7672.0.html
1973 Chevy Cheyenne Super 20 3+3 454/400
1979 Chevy Scottsdale K10 350/NP205/SM465
1987 Chevy Custom Deluxe R30 350/400
2018 Subaru Forester Black Edition