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Sorry for the single picture per post, the file sizes were too big to upload together. 

 

Only 3 days into owning the truck, and I've met several enthusiasts and people who've helped me along the way from upholstery, to mechanic recommendations, to appraisal specialists, to insurance agents. All great people who love the square body trucks. Its opening my eyes to the great community here in my area and the help I've gotten is so appreciated. 

 

I'm getting the truck worked on this weekend and have an appointment with my mechanic on Tuesday for a tune-up. After talking with him for about a half hour I decided I'm only taking the truck to his shop. He really knows what he's talking about and is a c10 owner himself. I'm getting the oil changed, tranny flushed, and spark plug wires replaced. Will update on the work done. 

 

I decided I'm redoing the headliner but keeping the bench seat original. I'll throw a cover on it for now so it doesn't wear any more than it has. 

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My new mechanic friend has given me something worth its weight in gold. And the paint scheme of the truck on the front cover just finishes it off. I will definitely be using this parts catalog in the near future. 

 

To anyone wondering, it's a complete parts catalog for rigs this old where parts aren't exactly easily accessible. 

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Nice square body! Too bad almost all of them around here are rusted away. I grew up with those trucks. Dad always had them around the farm. My first truck was an ‘84 GMC High Sierra K10 shortbed that I had repainted with new GM body panels in ‘95. 

 

A guy up the road from me has a K30 identical to the one on the cover of that LMC catalog. Same wheels and all. I stare at it every time I see it but I’ve also caught him staring at my ‘16. Lol

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5 hours ago, HoosierZ said:

Nice square body! Too bad almost all of them around here are rusted away. I grew up with those trucks. Dad always had them around the farm. My first truck was an ‘84 GMC High Sierra K10 shortbed that I had repainted with new GM body panels in ‘95. 

 

A guy up the road from me has a K30 identical to the one on the cover of that LMC catalog. Same wheels and all. I stare at it every time I see it but I’ve also caught him staring at my ‘16. Lol

Thank you, the fact that it has almost no rust is the best part to me. The grass is always greener on the other side, am I right? Its funny you don't notice a car until you get one. I'm seeing these more and more now. 

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Today I cleaned up alot of the gunk out of the engine bay getting ready for the mechanic on tuesday. Also cleaned the seat cover and threw it back on the bench until I decide what im doing with the seat. My headliner is postponed until sometime next week so I ordered some missing bits and pieces I needed. Tomorrow the mission is to get the underbody steam washed and fix a start issue. It cranks for what feels like too long before starting. 

 

If anyone has reccomendations on batteries shoot them my way I'm all ears. 

 

Also what gas are you guys running ? Maybe a higher octane is what is needed.

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Besides the fact that this car is more than 40 years old, it looks really awesome. I don't think it is a very practical car, because back then 7 liter engines were not as powerful as a today 7 liter, but those engines are really strong enough to last so long, and you can be sure that you won't stuck in the middle of the road with this engine. Of course, this truck can no more used in agriculture or in other industrial fields, because it is too old, and if you want a new working equipment better take a look on https://www.equipmentradar.com

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