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bladerunner



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PostSubject: Newbie Here   Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:45 pm

New guy here, hailing from Bangor Maine. I am a prospective Impala SS owner. I have been casually looking for awhile, but I recently sold my last car and finally decided to take the plunge and go looking for an SS. My only other set of wheels right now is my 1985 Chevy K10:





I have a bead on an SS right now. I will keep you posted on whether or not I decide to go for it.
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Pooge



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:10 pm

Welcome aboard. Good luck with the search, should ya have any questions just ask, lots of guys here willing to help

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1984twodoor



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Location : Wilmington/Wakefield/Andover

PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:58 pm

BEAUTIFUL truck! More pics if you've got them!

check the Craigslist finds thread in the forsale section. A member's former SS is for sale IN Maine. Good luck with the search!
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Matt Trakker



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:59 am

Nice truck, and good movie too...haha. Welcome! I'm sure you'll find something soon, the market seems a bit slow for these cars and there are plenty to pick from. Be sure to stick around after you find one too.
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Ironfistdog



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:09 am

Why is it thesecars and thesetrucks ALWAYS seem to go hand in hand???

Welcome! Nice truck!....... A little too tall for me but it's still the best style c/k10
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bladerunner



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:35 am

Thanks guys. Yeah a lot of guys like to slam these trucks. I would love to throw an additional 4 inch lift on her, she currently has a 2 inch lift. Get me some 35s, that would be great.

The Impala I am looking at actually is Glen's, so we will see how it goes. I will call the guy tonight and shoot him an offer.
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95brmw



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:46 am

Welcome aboard! That's a great looking truck there. Makes me really miss my 85 C20 Sad
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Tomz9C1



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:53 am

bladerunner wrote:
Thanks guys. Yeah a lot of guys like to slam these trucks. I would love to throw an additional 4 inch lift on her, she currently has a 2 inch lift. Get me some 35s, that would be great.

The Impala I am looking at actually is Glen's, so we will see how it goes. I will call the guy tonight and shoot him an offer.


Welcome to mod central! Good luck.
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bladerunner



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:39 pm

Just agreed on a price for the SS. Hoping to go pick her up tomorrow! Keep you guys posted.
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No Moa



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:06 pm

Welcome Peter, your going to love that 94. It's a awesome car. I miss it a lot.
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bfurches



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Location : Springfield, MA

PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:12 pm

Congrats on the purchase, and very nice truck. Welcome aboard!
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bladerunner



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:18 pm

Ironfistdog wrote:
Why is it thesecars and thesetrucks ALWAYS seem to go hand in hand???

Welcome! Nice truck!....... A little too tall for me but it's still the best style c/k10

I think it has to do with the fact that these were the last of the REAL cars and trucks GM made. My opinion anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:22 pm

Agreed! I'm selling my 86 right now for dirt, but if I decide to buy another one it'll be a 73-80 3+3 crew cab dually, and YUP, I'd slam it to the ground!! I grew up with them and we always had c10's suburbans and full size cars!
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:31 pm

I have seen a few slammed crew cabs. I see more slammed 73-87 trucks than I do lifted ones. Either way, they are the best looking trucks made.

So I am picking up the SS tomorrow afternoon and driving it back with my dad. First plan is to fix a few of the cosmetic issues. Pretty minor stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:36 pm

Sweet ass truck, and your going to love Glen's old car. Arrow

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toomanytoyz
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:07 pm

Nice! Glen's old girl was pretty sweet. Smile Good luck with it!

And, I also gotta say it... Nice K! Very Happy


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bladerunner



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:10 pm

Just got back with the Ess Ess. Love this thing! Drives awesome. I'll have to start a build thread next.
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bfurches



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:11 pm

Congrats man. Can't wait to see some photos.
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bladerunner



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:36 am

Loving this car so much I am not sure I have the heart to drive her in the winter. Don't tell the wife!
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No Moa



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:56 am

bladerunner wrote:
Loving this car so much I am not sure I have the heart to drive her in the winter. Don't tell the wife!

Pull the start fuse and tell her it's broke in dec.
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bladerunner



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:02 pm

No Moa wrote:
bladerunner wrote:
Loving this car so much I am not sure I have the heart to drive her in the winter. Don't tell the wife!

Pull the start fuse and tell her it's broke in dec.

She would kill me then for "buying another piece of junk"!

I got time to mull it over. I still have the K10 though I don't usually drive that in the winter either. Too many vehicles I love.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:20 pm

bladerunner wrote:
No Moa wrote:
bladerunner wrote:
Loving this car so much I am not sure I have the heart to drive her in the winter. Don't tell the wife!

Pull the start fuse and tell her it's broke in dec.

She would kill me then for "buying another piece of junk"!

I got time to mull it over. I still have the K10 though I don't usually drive that in the winter either. Too many vehicles I love.

Buy the fluid film kit and FLOOD the underside of the K10 with it, use the goopy stuff from the gallon paint can bucket on the wheel wells as the other stuff will wash off from the wetness on the roads. Get some chainsaw oil inside the body cavaties too. You could drive it for years in the winter and be fine! Arrow
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bladerunner



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:27 pm

Well I need to touch up the POR 15 job on her as well as do the SS now. My wife would likely want me to sell the truck as she thinks its a money pit. The SS was supposed to be the winter car. Now, I am not so sure.

Truck would need some more work to be truly ready for sale anyway, like a radio (doesn't have one) and I need to weld on the new cab supports (most folks may not look at that, but I have the parts, so might as well do it). The rockers, cab corners and cab floor were all just replaced with new metal and the paint is a few years old.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:30 pm

bladerunner wrote:
Well I need to touch up the POR 15 job on her as well as do the SS now. My wife would likely want me to sell the truck as she thinks its a money pit. The SS was supposed to be the winter car. Now, I am not so sure.

Truck would need some more work to be truly ready for sale anyway, like a radio (doesn't have one) and I need to weld on the new cab supports (most folks may not look at that, but I have the parts, so might as well do it). The rockers, cab corners and cab floor were all just replaced with new metal and the paint is a few years old.

So why sell it!? The impala is good to drive now and you can do things over the winter, finish the truck up before the snow! You've got the perfect fleet ya know? The best truck to have and one of the best cars to have.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:42 pm

You wanna buy my 2wd 86 c10 for $800? Lol it's enough of a POS to run winters, but good enough to not scrap out. Needs mufflers that's about it! Besides a little body work. New cab corners, inner and outer rockers and floor pans on drivers side. 350/350 combo new brakes new shocks new suspension parts, 6' fleetside.......save the SS. Laughing
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bladerunner



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:10 pm

1984twodoor wrote:
bladerunner wrote:
Well I need to touch up the POR 15 job on her as well as do the SS now. My wife would likely want me to sell the truck as she thinks its a money pit. The SS was supposed to be the winter car. Now, I am not so sure.

Truck would need some more work to be truly ready for sale anyway, like a radio (doesn't have one) and I need to weld on the new cab supports (most folks may not look at that, but I have the parts, so might as well do it). The rockers, cab corners and cab floor were all just replaced with new metal and the paint is a few years old.

So why sell it!? The impala is good to drive now and you can do things over the winter, finish the truck up before the snow! You've got the perfect fleet ya know? The best truck to have and one of the best cars to have.

Yeah you're right. I drove the truck a few times in the snow, and she does a great job at it. I just hate the rust bug. Once I replace the supports and do another new coat of POR, she should be good to go. I guess it just comes down to what vehicle I want to hold onto for longer.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Here   Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:12 pm

Drive the truck on Crappy days, run the SS on dry road days.
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