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Offline Stewart G Griffin

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All original, "new" 73 C-20:
« on: March 15, 2020, 08:35:27 PM »
i don't know if you'd be interested in a "new" c-20.  i can't afford it....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rknUSmGhBrE

Offline bake315

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Re: All original, "new" 73 C-20:
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 01:03:33 AM »
Interesting.  My ' 73 also had that odd auxiliary tank.  Always thought it was something done in someone's garage.  I don't believe that switching valve was OE, though.  I'd be willing to bet that if you could see the driver's side floorboard beside the seat, you'd see the manual vent and fuel valves that mine had.  Our '72 CST had it too.  Incredibly nice truck, in any case.
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Re: All original, "new" 73 C-20:
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2020, 07:48:40 AM »
Yeah not done "at the factory" as he says. It's a dealer add on. Nice truck but that tailgate is misaligned pretty bad. Mostly all original is a nice find and rarity these days.
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Re: All original, "new" 73 C-20:
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2020, 08:11:20 PM »
I would agree it's really clean, but wonder why the engine paint suffered so badly? Even the pan looks shot out.

And the diff looks like it has leaked for 26K miles, coated front to back.

Did he mention a price? What do you think he's going to ask? What do you think it's worth?
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Offline bake315

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Re: All original, "new" 73 C-20:
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2020, 08:52:41 PM »
I would agree it's really clean, but wonder why the engine paint suffered so badly? Even the pan looks shot out.

And the diff looks like it has leaked for 26K miles, coated front to back.

Did he mention a price? What do you think he's going to ask? What do you think it's worth?

I read $30k somewhere in the comments section...
• '73 Cheyenne Super C20 454/400 http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=7672.0
• ’79 Scottsdale K10 350/NP208/SM465 “Oscar” http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=37885.0
• ’87 Custom Deluxe R30 350/400 “Felix”

Offline Stewart G Griffin

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Re: All original, "new" 73 C-20:
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2020, 08:33:50 AM »
Probably still cheaper than a new silverado 2500:   i priced one out at the chevy site, because i'm into that kind of thing.   $44.4K    Totally stripper "Work Truck" trim with 6.6 engine---the only gas engine you can get w/ a 2500.



As far as the paint peeling on the valve covers, i can see that happening if the paint quality wasn't that great.  Even with only 20K miles, it still has seen quite a few heat cycles.   Also, this is Iowa?   So, i would imagine some moisture in the air and the cold etc.?

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Re: All original, "new" 73 C-20:
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2020, 12:28:09 PM »
Or maybe 126K  :o
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