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Old 10-15-2006, 10:21 PM   #1
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My neighbor died a few weeks ago and it turns out he willed his truck to my family, who in turn titled it in my name. Its a 1977 Chevy 3/4 ton 4x4 with a 400 small block. The drivetrain is perfect with only 60k, but the body is done for.

I love it! It'* my favorite body style of all time!




And the frame is ready to drop on the axle....
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the whole truck only has 60K or that is the drivetrain?
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Whole truck. It'* saddening.
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Does that baby have 8 leafs per side in the back? That'* kinda their 1 ton equivalent wearing 3/4 badges..

I had a 75...
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Whole truck. It'* saddening.
wow that really sucks.....how the hell is it like that????
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so, whens it getting the green paintjob?
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wow that really sucks.....how the H*** is it like that????
Sun and salt i guess. It may have been a snowplow truck but i havent' looked for plow mount holes yet.

Bill...not sure how many springs in the back, but we also have 2500HD and 3500 silverados with identical suspension and axles (not identical to my truck; identical between the two). We can't figure out the difference.
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Possible to find a good body shell, or some aftermarket parts? Or is the whole suspension kind fubar'd as well...
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thats the cleanest interior ive ever seen on a farm truck.

Its shame the car cancer has done that much damage.

But look at it this way, you have a engine and transmission in great shape, im sure it wouldnt be too hard to find a donor truck.
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Possible to find a good body shell, or some aftermarket parts? Or is the whole suspension kind fubar'd as well...
aftermarket bodypanles are availiable, hell you can make a whole truck with whats out there, But yeah that frame looks shot for sure, i wouldnt trust that shackle as far as i could through it
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