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G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man Dork
2/6/16 5:24 p.m.

Not bad for $1750 CAD. 305 V8 with the 4L60E, flowmaster exhaust, edelbrock headers, a probably bogus TBI spacer, edelbrock intake manifold, and full MSD ignition.

(And yes, that's a ton of cat hair on the seat)

eastpark
eastpark Reader
2/6/16 5:28 p.m.

In reply to G_Body_Man: Congrats! It looks great!

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UberDork
2/6/16 5:29 p.m.

Some tbi engines like the extra plenum volume the spacer provides.

Google ultimate tbi mods. They work.

The edelbrock headers are good.

Stampie
Stampie Reader
2/6/16 5:30 p.m.

That looks really clean for a northern truck of that age.

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
2/6/16 5:33 p.m.

Very nice!

G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man Dork
2/6/16 5:34 p.m.

Thanks, guys! It's a lot better in photos than in person, believe me.

ultraclyde
ultraclyde UltraDork
2/6/16 5:39 p.m.

Lol. My truck is like that. Photographs much better than it is. Nice truck man. Looks like lots of good miles left in that one.

Spoolpigeon
Spoolpigeon UberDork
2/6/16 6:11 p.m.

That topper is so AARP.

BrokenYugo
BrokenYugo UltimaDork
2/6/16 6:27 p.m.

Camper shell needs tinted windows.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/6/16 6:33 p.m.

Wash, wax, and vacuum.

captdownshift
captdownshift UltraDork
2/6/16 6:38 p.m.

Do the first sticker bombed camper top!

G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man Dork
2/6/16 7:47 p.m.
captdownshift wrote: Do the first sticker bombed camper top!

That would probably be of benefit because I can easily picture losing a silver truck in a parking lot. Plus, the youths love it.

G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man Dork
2/6/16 7:47 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: Wash, wax, and vacuum.

Washed and waxed now (albeit just with spray wax), I'm buying a shop vac tomorrow morning.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce PowerDork
2/6/16 7:51 p.m.

Needs hub caps.

Stampie
Stampie Reader
2/6/16 7:57 p.m.

Naw black painted steelies are much better than hubcaps.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/6/16 8:04 p.m.

FYI, Impala SS 5 spokes fit your truck, as they are both the 5x5 pattern.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce PowerDork
2/6/16 8:08 p.m.

OK, not hubcaps per se, poverty caps with body color steelies. I'm a sucker for body color steelies.

G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man Dork
2/6/16 8:22 p.m.

I do love me some poverty caps.

Contradiction
Contradiction Reader
2/6/16 8:41 p.m.

Nice, looks like a perfect beater truck.

I haven't started looking yet but I have a very strong urge to own something like this. Cheap, Old, and fugly enough to "do truck things" without worrying about it. Sure it would be great to have a brand new Chevy HD or King Ranch, but I just want something a truck that I would throw cinder blocks into the bed without a second thought or care about.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
2/6/16 9:13 p.m.

Good choice!

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku PowerDork
2/6/16 9:17 p.m.

Keep these wheels for winter, something else for summer.

chiodos
chiodos HalfDork
2/6/16 9:36 p.m.

Nice! I'm waiting for the build thread, any good gm's in the local junkyards? I forsee a suburban/Yukon seat/console swap and maybe z71 bilsteins. Btw if your truck is tbi that throttle spacer is legit, if not, it isn't worth anything. On carb and tbi vehicles, spacers make a difference, everything else they don't.

G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man Dork
2/6/16 9:52 p.m.
chiodos wrote: Nice! I'm waiting for the build thread, any good gm's in the local junkyards? I forsee a suburban/Yukon seat/console swap and maybe z71 bilsteins. Btw if your truck is tbi that throttle spacer is legit, if not, it isn't worth anything. On carb and tbi vehicles, spacers make a difference, everything else they don't.

I'm just keeping this as a low-buck daily and workhorse. All it really needs is a new mirror and a good clean, and a console wouldn't be the most practical thing in the world. I'll probably just buy some new monotubes in the future instead of chancing it with junkyard shocks. The TBI spacer thing is one heck of a TIL. I'll keep that in mind.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/6/16 11:52 p.m.

9C1 steelies with the bolt on center caps would look slick, too.

Trackmouse
Trackmouse HalfDork
2/7/16 12:06 a.m.

Ditto that. Get rid of the "Gramper"

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