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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #540 on: November 04, 2019, 08:56:20 PM »
Nice work VZ, did you use the OE trim ring? If so it really cleaned up well.

Aluminum I suppose. Did you clear coat it?

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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #541 on: November 06, 2019, 03:45:50 AM »
Yes, took a while to get the rust off. The chrome trim is available now again too
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #542 on: November 06, 2019, 12:18:51 PM »
Looks great.
I have a red one that needs to be tan.
Been looking for a decent tan one but they are hard to find and precious.

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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #543 on: January 01, 2020, 08:59:50 AM »
Good Bye caddy tails, going back to the stock look. Have all new interior pieces ready, custom made leather high backs, all new glass just moved it into my storage. Going to finish redoing the body (again) to get this thing looking the way I truly want.  My eternal build  ;D





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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #544 on: January 01, 2020, 06:37:10 PM »
Yes, took a while to get the rust off. The chrome trim is available now again too

From a member on this site who restored some slotted mags, I Found some Flitz Metal Pre Clean, can't believe how much elbow grease I save with things like rust and such. Unreal! It just melts off!
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #545 on: January 06, 2020, 04:07:23 PM »
Acid works great but you have to be careful.

This weekends progress....

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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #546 on: January 07, 2020, 10:16:04 PM »
Waaaay better w/o those caddy tails! Who altered those tail lenses anyway???
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #547 on: January 08, 2020, 04:26:29 AM »
I did in one of the iterations of my builds and while they were cool at the time, they aged out on me. So rather than live with it, I'm doing something about it before I repaint it. In other news, I also considered making it into a stepside and that is still a possibility in one of my redesign drafts that I absolutely am in love with.... 
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #548 on: January 08, 2020, 09:34:19 AM »
A step side would be fine. Also looks good as is...

"Scrap the caddy Clyde"

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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #549 on: January 12, 2020, 08:26:36 AM »
Finished building the seat bases this weekend and test fit the seats. I'll post better pics later. I'm painting the bases now.

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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #550 on: January 12, 2020, 05:01:14 PM »
Finished the brackets and bolted the seats in. They fit perfectly, slide back and forth, recline, plenty of legroom.





and it was like 70° out today! I cleaned the garage and gave some of the trucks a bath.



Did I mention that I HATE winter?
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #551 on: January 15, 2020, 12:43:44 PM »
Can you sell me that one on the far right,,the non pickup? I'll be over saturday with a pile o' cash!
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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #552 on: January 15, 2020, 03:51:42 PM »
The 75 K5? I had a guy stop by and offer me $16K last year. I said no  ;)

At the moment, none of them are for sale.
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1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #553 on: January 16, 2020, 12:27:48 PM »
This guy is asking $22k and it appears clean. Although not for sale (yours), would you be in that neighborhood?


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Re: 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #554 on: January 16, 2020, 03:41:18 PM »
73-75 K5's are full tops and the most desirable years. I'd be asking way more than that and that thing looks like a macco special.
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