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2-Ton #1401851 Thu Mar 18 2021 02:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2018
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2-ton Will take a shot for you... Went to work for a fertilizer co. in 73 they had a new 73 3/4 4 speed 292 pickup. Ran fine but much later lost a head gasket,I then discovered those heads will warp like a chunk of firewood gotta cut both surfaces to hold the gaskets. We later called them the rust bucket line !!

Leo #1401856 Thu Mar 18 2021 02:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 2,586
Originally Posted by Leo
I would like to add my welcome to one and all who want to participate in this new forum. The "square body" series of trucks is rapidly gaining in popularity and so the decision has been made to make this part of who we are at Stovebolt.
Leo just peplied to you poof its gone.

Leo #1406232 Thu Apr 15 2021 06:43 PM
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 414
For reference, The truck on the right is the Rounded Line truck.

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Leo #1406269 Fri Apr 16 2021 12:36 AM
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Don't know why they called it that. Sure looks square, compared to the GMC.

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Leo #1406280 Fri Apr 16 2021 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by John Milliman
And another think ... Phak ... is there a problem with me being an unrepentant Air Cooled, German automotive aficionado?

I know that I am a bit late to the party, but I just saw the post.

John, I have nothing but good things to say about VW’s, but not on this site! LOL! In fact, my wife owns a 2008 VW Eos and it’s an awesome vehicle, but it’s not a truck!

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Leo #1407810 Wed Apr 28 2021 03:57 PM
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Posts: 103
Also wondering why the forum is called the "rounded line" when "square body" is the common term. Funny that my old 83 GMC farm truck is a classic!

1959 Chevrolet 3800 Pickup
1937 Chevrolet GC Panel
Can you still call it a barn find if it's your barn?
Leo #1407830 Wed Apr 28 2021 07:42 PM
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Tim []
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. []
Leo #1411225 Mon May 24 2021 10:35 PM
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Probably will not see many 73 Chevy trucks as I bought a brand new one and kept pretty good care of it and it still rusted out just in front of the rear fenders at and also the rear of the front fenders ... I and 3 other guys back then bought brand new trucks, all 1973 Chevy and GMC..
Right away my wiper switch did not work and the other two guys had the same problem and when we all three got new ones from the dealer they did the same thing ,,came on when ever they wanted and stopped when ever they wanted..
I finally put a toggow switch on the bottom of the dash board ,,,and it was that way when I sold it ..Curious if any of you had this problem or did General Motors fix by the new 74 's came out?

this it the 73 truck in this photo ,,the wife had the Camaro .

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Leo #1411330 Tue May 25 2021 05:38 PM
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Rounded Now that is funny. But, if GM says it's so, it is so. Carry on!


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John Milliman #1428825 Mon Nov 01 2021 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by John Milliman
Oh, and as for the Suburban/Blazer question ... I did not know that they carried the design on longer for those than for the pickups .. so yeah, sure ... whatever the years are for them that carry on the same design...

And LUV's/S-10s ... What would you all think about including LUV's but NOT S-10's ...? Or should we include S-10's up to when they discontinued the line ...?

This is getting hard ...


I have always thought of the first generation S-10/S-15/Sonoma as the little Brother to the square-body. In fact, the big brother square-body shared the 4.3l V6 with the S-10. I've had the 4.3 in both Silverado and S-10 vehicles over the years. There are a lot of S-10 trucks running around today with V8 engines in them, and let's not forget the impressive GMC Cyclone and Typhoon that had the turbocharged 4.3 and AWD.

It's your forum, but I think it's cool that you are considering including the S-10. I know a lot about these trucks and still have TWO S-10 vehicles on my property to this day. In fact, one of my current projects is a 1985 S-10 Blazer 4x4 Tahoe edition. I bought it with a nice interior and exterior but it came with a rod knock. I still got a year out of it before the rod went through the pan.

I'll attach some teaser pics, but leave it at that unless or until the 'bosses' allow this vehicle to officially be part of the community.

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