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Old 02-24-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
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After several months of looking for a mid 80's truck i found a 1984 Chevy SWB Silverado today in unbeliveable condition to play with.
All original except the motor which is now a early 90's 305 & replacement wheels- working AC, power windows, tilt wheel & even a AM-FM Cassette
Not a dent on it even on both chrome bumpers. Even the bed is mint except for paint wear-No tears in seat & carpet is in great condition-Two pieces of molding missing from back that may be hard to find- Guy was asking $2500 & i really didn't try too hard to talk him down. Should be very ready to repaint by spring easy- Being retired now for 11 months i am very ready to have a project - haven't done one like this for XX years



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Old 02-24-2013, 01:25 AM   #2
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Very cool. I love older Chevy trucks. Spent most my life in a 79 silverado. Congrats hoss! Keep the pictures updated with progress.

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Bad@$$! Great buy too. Out of the square body Chevy those look the best.

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Bad@$$! Great but too.
Thanks-- Will do-
Really looking forward to getting started- Feel like a kid the night before Christmas
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nice score Hossfly! i like it and want to see it when you finish.

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nice score Hossfly! i like it and want to see it when you finish.
Thanks axxe- Wonder if it'd make it to Elkhart
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I've always had a fantasy of building 1940 FORD pick-up with a Chevy big block
and old fashioned (4)-speed GM drive train.!

Just think back to the days of ED ROTH , (Big-Daddy) "RAT FINK" himself.!

Now if you got some mileage on you ,(The Sixties) .! Just picture this "ELECTRIC PEARL LIME
GREEN" version of what Mr. Roth could have done with that truck ? (SIGH)..!

As the saying goes , It ain't over till it's over..!
I really do like the way you think HOSS..!

Good luck with that high potential self gratification project..! You re-kindle that pick-up fantasy , THANK YOU..!

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I've always had a fantasy of building 1940 FORD pick-up with a Chevy big block
and old fashioned (4)-speed GM drive train.!

Just think back to the days of ED ROTH , (Big-Daddy) "RAT FINK" himself.!

Now if you got some mileage on you , Just picture this "ELECTRIC PEARL LIME
GREEN" version of what Mr. Roth could have done with that truck ? (SIGH)..!

As the saying goes , It ain't over till it's over..!
Dam Dango- didn't think you was old enuff to remember the "Rat Fink"

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You need to replace that 305 ASAP. A crate 350 won't run you too much, but it's better than that turd 305.

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You need to replace that 305 ASAP. A crate 350 won't run you too much, but it's better than that turd 305.
Only thing i was disappointed in- I just knew it'd have a 4 bolt main 350 down in it
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