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Offline carmen77

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2020, 09:37:14 AM »
Thank you


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Offline dusterdude

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2020, 10:34:52 AM »
You are very welcome

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2020, 10:37:31 AM »
Welcome to the site from Central California!  Southern Mojave or Northwestern Sonoran?

Condolences for your brother.  If this is your first renovation, develop an overall plan with realistic end goals and then divide the project into discrete steps and you'll manage just fine.  Expect occasional delays searching for parts and working out plans for attack.  Renovations are nearly always a test of patience and perseverance.  I think you will find our family to be supportive and helpful.

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Offline carmen77

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2020, 11:10:24 AM »
Thank you Bd!

My primary residence is Orange County (Huntington Beach) my secondary residence is near Palm Springs - Mojave desert and thatís where I keep the truck and all of my other passion projects. Itís my creative outlet residence. Lol

Thank you for your advice regarding plan of attack.

So far since Iím still a little nervous I have been reading and researching and watching many videos. I have also been scooping up as many needed replacement parts that I can get my hands on. Mostly focusing on functional and cosmetic items....Knobs, switches, bezels etc.

The truck is in good sound running and operating condition.

My challenge right now is where and when to start with the exterior.

Iím so glad I found this forum and feel so welcomed by the community. I look forward to learning from seasoned pros who share common goals.


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Offline BADGE73

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2020, 02:14:06 PM »
Welcome and I am sorry for your loss. I also am doing a restoration on a 73' Cheyenne in memory of a loved one. My grandfather passed and he left his truck to me, something I had wanted since I was a little kid.

As for exterior, I started there as well and I replaced my grill with a new one and man did it make it look way cleaner! However, I am focusing all my attention on the interior as of right now. These guys/gals are great on here, so welcome!

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Offline carmen77

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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2020, 02:52:51 PM »
Thank you Badge73 and Iím sorry for your loss as well.

Prior to your message to me I had read your post about getting your grandfathers truck. What a great gift! I really like your truck and love that you want to keep it true to its original look. I would do the same if I had inherited one.  Since I bought mine specifically to honor my brother, my plans are to restore it in a way that I know he would have appreciated and been proud of me for and still stay true to my style...he would expect nothing less from his little sister!

If my memory is correct and likely it isnít lol but I believe I read you have the truck in Washington state? Sorry if thatís wrong could have been a different post. I only ask because I grew up in Seattle.

Best of luck to you with your truck!


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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2020, 03:09:23 AM »
Nice looking truck, welcome to the journey of square body guys and gals!

Need to stop the rust in the front of your hood. Ping me for product info. I have the same prob.

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Offline carmen77

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« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2020, 09:25:57 AM »
Thank you JohnnyPopper!


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